Author Archives: OddsShark

NFL Odds: Week 2 Betting Lines & Trends

There were lots of interesting statistics from around the NFL from Week 1. However, one likely stood out the most: The seven first-year coaches all lost their games, and only one covered the spread. That stat does include Jon Gruden, back in his second stint with the Oakland Raiders, and Pat Shurmur, in his first year with the New York ...

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College Football Odds: Week 3 Betting Lines & Trends

Last year around this time, Hurricane Irma smashed into the southeastern United States and caused havoc with the college football schedule in that area of the country, especially Florida. As we write this Week 3 preview around the NCAA, it’s unfortunate that Hurricane Florence is doing the same, especially in the Carolinas. Already, East Carolina at No. 13 Virginia Tech, ...

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NFL Odds: Week 1 Betting Lines and Trends

There’s no question that the toughest week to handicap NFL games is Week 1 because no one is quite sure what teams are yet with offseason turnover, coaching changes, new quarterbacks, etc. Remember, since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff field in 1990 at least four new teams have made the playoffs that didn’t the previous season every year. ...

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College Football Odds: Week 2 Betting Lines & Trends

The big winner of Week 1 around college football? That would be the conference most would agree is the sport’s best: the SEC. Every school but rebuilding Tennessee won, with the Vols getting routed 40-14 by a ranked and very good West Virginia side. Top-ranked Alabama stayed unbeaten in season openers under Coach Nick Saban with a 51-14 blowout of ...

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Super Bowl 53 Odds Update: Patriots Lead Futures Over Rams

It seems every team in the NFL made it through the preseason without a Super Bowl-altering injury. Sure, there were some starters here and there who suffered-season ending issues but no starting quarterbacks. Some coaches didn’t play a few key guys at all. Don’t be shocked if the preseason is cut to just two games in the next five years ...

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