By Patrick Everson
FOX Sports Gambling Writer
There’s no real debate about which game is the biggest in this week’s NFL betting market. How can you argue otherwise when you get two first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks facing each other?
Do you know what’s even better? Folks on both sides of the counter have plenty to say about Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Following are insights on that clash and several more betting nuggets on NFL Week 3 odds and college football Week 4 odds.
Rodgers vs. Brady
Sharp bettors aren’t always going to get it right. If they did, they’d all be millionaires. But they put a lot more time and effort into analysis, analytics, models and such. So they tend to make much more informed wagers than … well, me, you and most people who bet on sports.
One professional bettor I connect with regularly felt great about the Saints +3 on the spread last week. But the Buccaneers’ defense had another strong effort, and New Orleans lost 20-10.
Still, this sharp player is just fine fading the Bucs again this week. Tampa Bay’s wideout corps is either suspended (Mike Evans) or dealing with injuries (Chris Godwin/Julio Jones). And the Bucs’ offensive line is banged up, too, heading into this national FOX broadcast at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.
“The Tampa O-line is a disaster. Green Bay is the play. I took the Packers +3 opener,” he said. “Green Bay is solid in the trenches on both sides. Brady has weapons banged up and suspended.”
You can’t get Packers +3 anymore, as that line was only available early in the week. Depending on where you bet, Green Bay is now down to a 1.5-point or 1-point underdog, because the wiseguys didn’t stop at +3.
“We took a bet from a respected player on the Packers +2 Tuesday,” WynnBet trader John Manica said, noting his shop is among those with the Packers at +1.
Most oddsmakers will need the Indianapolis Colts this weekend to get it together and show up against the…
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 15:12:25
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