NFL 2019/20 – Key Dates

The 2019 NFL Draft is fast approaching and will be here by end of April, followed by mincamps (rookie and veteran)  and time-off before pre season training camps start July. It’s onward and upwards from then until the much-anticipated start of the 2019 NFL season.

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Below are outlined all  the key dates from now until SuperBowl LIV in Feb 2020, Miami:

  • Mid-April: Schedule Release

All teams opponents are already known and broken down to home/away, but typically the week before the draft the full schedule with dates, times, etc. comes out

  • April 25-27 – 2019 NFL Draft, Nashville, Tennessee
  • August 1- Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio – Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons

The 2019/20 NFL preseason kicks off with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton Ohio.

  • September 5th – Thursday Night Season-Opener, Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears

Celebrating the launch of its 100th season, the NFL is moving away from the traditional season opener featuring reigning Super Bowl champion, in favor of the NFL’s longest-running rivalry. The defending Super Bowl champions, The New England Patriots will play on Sunday Night Football in Week 1.

  • January 4-5, 2020 – Wild Card Weekend
  • January 11-12, 2020 – Divisional Round Weekend
  • January 19, 2020 – Conference Championship Sunday
  • February 2, 2020 – Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium-Miami, FL

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Juventus v Athletico Madrid – Champions League

THE RONALDO show took place in Turin, Italy tonight with Juventus progressing to the last Eight of The UEFA Champions League with an emphatic 3-0 win over Athletico Madrid (3-2 on Aggregate)

ANOTHER HATRICK from THAT MAN against Atletico Mardid and The Old Lady (Juventus) go marching on.

WHATS MORE….. this just happened……

One of our European colleagues here at Sportsbook Select kept the faith and wagered:

  • Juve to win, 3-0 and Ronaldo to score 3 goals!!

The Milky Bars are on Dave this week!!

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Championship Weekend

Happy Championship weekend!

With the Rams travelling to New Orleans and Tom Brady and the Patriots heading to what could be some arctic conditions in Kansas City, we have some serious teams playing to qualify for the SuperBowl.
We all know that these are the four highest scoring teams in the NFL and many are going to be taking the over. It’s natural to do so as it’s more exciting to be cheering for the score than the defensive stop. 56.5 is the over/under in both games. One is indoors and the other looks like being in cold but stable conditions. I don’t generally bet the under/over and I won’t be tomorrow but if I was I would be taking the over in the Chiefs/Patriots game. I think Mahomes and the Chiefs will get points on the board early which will create a shootout. This season has shown that to beat the Chiefs you need to rack up a big score.

That being said I think the Chiefs record at Arrowhead and the Patriots record on the road has me thinking the Chiefs can win and can cover the -3. A team that scores as heavily as the Chiefs is always value to cover a line that is 3 or under. Mahomes and Hill in particular may be a bit too much to handle for the Patriots and when it does turn into a shootout I am not sure the Patriots can keep up.

Drew brees and the Saints seem like they are in a season that has greater things in line for them despite not being overly impressive last week. The Saints to be honest were lucky to get out of the game and if it wasn’t for a dropped catch inside the 30 with plenty of time on the clock the Eagles may have been back in the NFC Championship game. The Rams were impressive and never looked in much trouble against the Cowboys and covered the -4.5 spread. I think this is going to be extremely tight and could come down to a play inside the 2 minute warning. As a result I am leaning towards the Rams at the line.

KC -3

LA Rams +3

 

 

Saints V Eagles

NOS_NFLIn a bit over an hour Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are going to demonstrate why they are on track to play in this year’s Super Bowl. The Saints destroyed the Eagles 48-7 back in November and whilst the Eagles have played some good football since they are just not going to be able to keep up. The Saints may have had the cue in the rack for the last month but expect them to release their stars today. I am taking the Saints to win by 14+ (+246).

We sat out the Patriots/Chargers game today as I didnt have the confidence to back in the Patriots. It can be difficult to know when the party is over. It’s not yet and they will take a whole lot of beating against the Chiefs next week.


$75 on the Saints to win 14+ to win $109.50

Divisional Playoffs Preview

Last week Cory Parker cost us a lot of money!!We had the bet right but the Bears offence choked and cost us our 1-13. We move on and deal with it but put it to the back of our minds about the Bears offence for 2019 and beyond!!

Colts @Chiefs

This week we have the most fascinating weekend of NFL for the season thus far. Patrick Mahomes and the irresistible Chiefs offence take on the hottest team in the NFL. Andrew Luck and the Colts are 10-1 in their last 11 matches. The Colts dismantled the Texans last week against an offence that struggled to capitalize on their best drives. This season teams that have managed to beat the Chiefs have had to put points on the board. In the 4 Chiefs losses this year they have averaged 37.5 points a game. The Colts have only scored more than 37 points twice this season so it makes me think, if the Colts are to win, their defense is going to need to do something virtually no team has done this season!

The Chiefs -5 is the play I want to be on. I am a massive Luck fan but find it hard to see the Colts getting enough stops against the Chiefs

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Cowboys @Rams

The Cowboys travel to Los Angeles after staying alive by beating the Seahawks 24-22 at home. The Rams have had their feet up for a while and although Gurley sat out the last 2 games of the season you do wonder whether he would have played if required. The Rams have the second highest scoring team in the NFL this season whilst they play a team with very questionable form. The Cowboys were shut out at the Colts on the 16/12, went to OT against the Eagles the week before. More recently they have had close games against the Seahawks, Giants and the Bucs. As an away team there is probably no better place to play for the Cowboys than against the Rams in LA but I think the Rams are going to be too good. That being said I expect the Cowboys to be in this game late and with the line at +7.5 for Cowboys backers I am taking the start against the Rams.

Cowboys +7.5 for $100 to win $83.33

Good luck and let’s make some money this Saturday!!

 

Wild Card Saturday

This Saturday we have two bets that we are happy to get on during Wild card Saturday. Houston host the Colts before Dallas host the Seahawks.

We are keen on the Texans to win at home  in a close one and as such we are taking the Texans by 1-13 and we are putting $75 on to win $120.

In the other Saturday game we are backing the home record of the Cowboys to be too much for the Seahawks away who have struggled this year against playoff teams on the road. Again we think this will be close so we are taking the Cowboys by 1-13 and putting $75 to win $116.25.

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On Sunday we think the Bears can win but we think this is the closest game of the weekend and as such we are taking the Bears over the reigning Super Bowl champions by 1-6. We have $75 on to win $247.50.

We also have a $10 parlay on all three of these bets to win $275.09

We hope your team wins unless we are betting against them and look out for the FanDuel parlay insurance multi this weekend.

 

NFL Week 17 – Top Picks

NFL_Week_17Week 17 has loads of games with teams needing to win to clinch home field or win a first round week off and on the flip side a lot of other teams where you would question what a win does to their draft position.

Kansas City have all the motivation required to beat Oakland who really don’t have all that much motivation to win. The Bookmakers setting the line at -14 is somewhat aggressive and safe. Last time the two teams played only three weeks ago the Chiefs travelled to Oakland and got out of there 40-33. Home field is worth another 7+ and we are happy to get on the Chiefs -14.

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Chicago travel to the Vikings as 4.5 point dog and this is a game I am happy to be betting on. With the Rams more than likely to beat the 49er’s the first round bye may be out of reach anyway for Chicago. I think the Bear’s will be resting players and ensuring they are fully fit for the playoffs. Cousins and the Vikings have it all to play for and I expect the Vikings to reverse the scoreline from the last time they met in Chicago in November.

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  • Chiefs -14.5 $80 to win $84

  • Vikings -4.5 $100 to win $90.91 with FanDuel

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