NFL Betting – Peebles’ Picks for Sunday, October 31, 2010, Week 8

What a ghoulish surprise: it’s the last weekend of October, and Sunday Night Football is now Halloween Night Football! What tricks does the NFL have up its sleeve for us? Or, will there be plenty of treats when you cash out your winnings Monday after blowing the sportsbooks out of the water? The real question is, “witch” games should you bet on, and what teams should you take? That’s where Mr. Peebles comes in, your cheery, already-sick-of-the-Halloween-themed-blog-post, NFL aficionado. A look back at Week 7 shows that everyone – sportsbooks included – just about broke even. There were a few surprises (ahem Saints, WTF?) and a few routine wins that combined to balance everything out. So what’s wrong with that? Well, no one made any money – that’s what’s wrong! Hopefully Week 8 NFL betting will be more productive for bettors, looking to amp up their holiday spending funds with plentiful cash from the bookies. Did Mr. Peebles ever tell you about the guy that always bet 16 team parlays? No, a punchline isn’t coming next, but it’s worth noting that this fool’s time in the NFL betting world was VERY short. Sportsbooks love players who bet 4 or more team parlays, particularly 10 or more team parlays. For obvious reasons, these bets can be big moneymakers, in part because it’s damn near impossible to pick 4 or more winners given all the variables at play in NFL Football. Take a word of advice from Mr. Peebles: if you want to make money, skip the parlays and stay with straight bets. You won’t regret it. Mr. Peebles Free Picks for NFL Betting Week 8
  1. Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers – Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 1:00 PM EST – Speaking of punchlines, the 49ers were at the butt end of a Jay Leno monologue last night. Jay knows a lot about comedy and cars, but his knowledge of the inner-workings of the NFL leaves much to be desired 🙂 This is basically a matchup between two struggling teams, hoping to put more “W’s” in their column before it gets too late. The spread is -2.5/+2.5 49ers/Broncos respectively. Mr. Peebles is going with the favorite in this grudge match. Take the 49ers for a win that might be a close call, but all the same a win by 3.
  2. Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots – Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 4:15 PM EST – Fabulous Favre returns to the gridiron after a heart-breaking loss to Green Bay last week, hoping to bury the Patriots in the graveyard for Halloween. The Pats are the favorite, with a -5.5/+5.5 Patriots/Vikings spread respectively. If anything is true about the Vikings this season, it’s that they’re inconsistent, while the Patriots have taken a slow but steady approach to winning football games. Accordingly, Mister Peebles forecasts the Patriots for the win, perhaps by a touchdown and fieldgoal, but definitely by a touchdown for sure 🙂 .
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints – Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 8:20 PM EST – This is easily the best matchup of the weekend: you’ve got the Steelers, who are doing very well this season, sporting Ben Roethlisberger at the stick. Roethlisberger has gotten rid of enough arm rust to place him among the better performing QBs this seson. Then, there’s Drew Brees and the Saints, who are trying to save face as defending Super Bowl champions. The Saints, like the Vikings, have been inconsistent, and gave up an embarrassing loss to the Browns last weekend. This should be a VERY close game: the spread is -1/+1 Saints/Steelers respectively. Even though Peebles has great respect for the Saints, he’s going with the Dog Steelers on this one. Look for the Steelers to win big, or else Mr. Peebles’ apartment will get toilet-papered by the local hoodlums.
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NFL Betting Results from Sunday October 24, 2010 and Other Notes

Cheese and crackers, this weekend f*ckin sucked! Peebles just can’t seem to catch a break. He was hoping for a 3-0 result from his stellar picks for Week 7 of the NFL, but alas, that was not to be. In what many describe as “ of the strangest weekends in NFL Football…” Peebles had 1 win and 2 losses (yet again). Ouch. Mr. Peebles also lost a fair bit of cash as well, especially on that Bills vs. Ravens game. What was wrong with the Ravens? They were supposed to put the 2nd string in the 2nd half, NOT the first! These topsy-turvy results weren’t limited to just one team. In fact, anyone who took the Saints for an easy win over the Browns got their clocks cleaned. Normally immaculate quarterback Drew Brees threw 4 interceptions, which ultimately contributed to their 30-17 LOSS to the lowly Browns. What the heck was going on with Saints? Were they out at the bar too late the night before? Clearly the Browns went to bed early AND ate their Wheaties. Mr. Peebles tips his cap to the Cleveland Fans. Mr. Peebles’ only win was Sunday Night Football, taking the Packers over the Vikings. Brett Favre played as well as expected, fending off rumors of emailing nude photos of himself to an NFL staffer. All this hubbub contributed to 3 interceptions. He pretty much went toe to toe with Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had a decent evening despite 2 interceptions on his rap sheet. A fourth quarter comeback push by Favre had Minnesota Fans glued to their TV sets for the Vikings’ final play, but unfortunately, Favre threw high and out of bounds. After this the Packers took a knee and the game clock expired. Ultimately, Favre’s return to Lambeau Field was bittersweet. Peebles’ Results from Sunday October 24, 2010

Sun, Oct 24

Pick Result
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins Steelers Loss, Dolphins Beat Spread
Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens Ravens Loss, Bills Beat Spread
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers Packers Win
What’s ahead for Week 8? Hopefully, better results when it comes to making picks! Next weekend will mark the halfway point of the 2010-11 NFL season. The Falcons, Ravens, Bears, Browns, Giants, and Eagles are all on siesta, while the rest of the teams will be up at the ass crack of dawn for pre-game meetings. Likewise, Mr. Peebles will be up early, too. He needs to re-load his bankroll after last weekend’s deplorable results. TIP: there’s no better time to replenish your player’s account than in the morning, long before the last-minute bettors cram in at 12:50 PM. If you wait like they do, you risk getting your credit card rejected, which means you’ll have NO ACTION on the afternoon’s games. Top Week 8 matchups include the Green Bay Packers vs. New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers versus New Orleans Saints (Sunday Night Football), and the Houston Texans against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football. Look for Mr. Peebles to file his official picks for Week 8 by this Saturday, after all the College Football action for the day has concluded. Good Luck NFL Betting Week 8 from Mr. Peebles!