NFL Preseason betting tips
NFL preseason betting tips
The NFL preseason is now upon us and during July’s training camps these fixtures were at the forefront of players’ and fans’ minds alike. No one wants to let the side down on their opening preseason game; new signings want to prove their worth and rookies have the chance to show what they’re capable of.
For fans that bet on pro football, this is the perfect time to place money on teams. It all kicks off on 8 August when the Ravens face the Bucs, yet fans should expect some rusty performances over the first week. It is better to stay away from Week 1 preseason betting and back teams in their second outing, when head coaches have their plans in place and best men on the field.
The best betting tip in Week 2 is to back big-score games. No one has the perfect defense in the offseason and only come weeks three and four of the regular campaign does everything slot into place. For wide receivers, this is the month to run free with the ball and find space not afforded them in competitive action. On 15 August the Ravens, known for their Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco, will pick apart Atlanta’s defense and are a good NFL betting tip to make over 35 points.
A day later, New Orleans (who had the worst defense of 2012) face an inconsistent Oakland side that leaked yards themselves last season. If there’s anywhere the offensive lines will puncture through opposing ranks in Week 2 it’s at the Superdome and fans should back high scores accordingly.
Of course, there will always be some dead rubbers. The Pats should walk the Bucs in Week 2; while Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck should throw as well as he did in 2012 preseason against the Giants. There won’t be many upsets as teams restrict their aggression and intensity for the regular games later this summer and so, while not always the best spectacle on show, for punters preseason is a dead-cert paradise.