Once again, it’s on.
Every Thursday I’ll highlight a few games that stick out. This week I’m focusing on the Eagles game (which I’ll do each week) and a game that jumped out at me due to the pretty big move that happened after the opening lines came out on Sunday night.
Hometown Preview: Eagles vs. NY Giants
Last Sunday, when the whole offense was on the field (Vick, DeSean, Maclin, McCoy), the offense looked unbeatable. Too many weapons, too much talent and too much speed.
Game Trends: New York: Over is 18-7-1 in Giants last 26 vs. NFC. Philadelphia: Over is 11-4 in Eagles last 15 games overall (via Covers.com)
Big Line Move of the Week: Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos
Denver seems to give up points, and this could be a good spot for the Titans to light them up.
Quick note on Totals:
- Chad Millman (@ChadMillman) – probably the best known, mainly because he writes about sports gambling for ESPN. Also is the Editor-in-Chief for ESPN Magazine.
- Philly Godfather (@PhillyGodfather) – One of my personal favorites. He’s from Philly, he knows his crap, he puts out good info and he’s fun to read. You can’t go wrong with the Godfather.
- RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) – RJ runs Pregame.com, one of the best handicapping sites there is.
- Vegas Runner (@VegasRunner) – VR is originally from Philly, but he now lives in Las Vegas. He puts up good info, and lets you know where sharps and squares are putting their money.
- Covers.com (@CoversSports) – Covers tweets out links to interesting articles on their site. Lots of stuff about trends, line moves. They pass along lots of good info.
I’ve created a Twitter list with these guys along with a bunch of other handicappers I follow, so if you want to see a collection of gambling tweets in one spot just follow fantasource/sharps
If there are any other gambling folks on Twitter that you would like to recommend, please let me know. I’ll update the list as we go along.
I’ll try to highlight some interesting articles I’ve seen. Something for you to peruse after you’ve finished reading every article on SpikeEskin.com
- Read to learn: Covers.com – ‘NFL Spread Sheet: Sportsbooks battle over trend’
- Read for fun: New York Times: ‘Red Meat for N.F.L. Fans: Football Channel Sees All’
I wasn’t planning on doing something like this, but then Dick Vitale dropped this gem in my lap. Going forward, I’ll try to highlight the most absurd tweet from a sports personality that I come across.
This could also be named the ‘Marreese Speights Tweet of the Week’, and if you follow Mo Speights you know what I’m talking about.
Coming up on Friday: The picks.
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