American Football 17 November 2017

Great Bookends feature”

Big Jim gives his weekly preview and tips for Week 11 of the 2017 NFL Season…read more

To very interesting games to start and finish this week. Titans, Steelers, Falcons and the Seahawks all need this win. The four of these sides all started the year as favorites to win their respective Divisions but now all face serious challenges to even make the playoffs. Its all a matter of consistency and these four teams have mixed their form up all year. All won last week (but with the exception of Atlanta) were all very lucky.

Strange week with plenty of home teams getting the plus. I’m also taking quite a few more OVER bets than I usually do in the Total Points Scored markets so let’s hope for plenty of TD’s.

Let’s get underway:

Thursday Night Football

Titans @ Steelers

A short turn around for two teams that won last week but didn’t do it in impressive style. Two QB’s face off at different stages in their career but have both faced their demons this year. Should be one hell of a game and might come down to Leveon Bell and how the Titans inside D can cope with his skipping around.

Big Jim Handicap: -4/44.5

Ladbrokes Market: -6.5/43

Suggested Bets:

2 Unit Bet Titans +6.5 at the line

2 Unit Bet Total Points Scored OVER 43

Sunday Early Games

Lions @ Bears

Speaking of average performances both of these two were pretty average last week as well. This is the kind of game where the Bears will BRING it but the Lions just have to win this to keep pace with the Vikings. Big game and its time for the Lions to put in a four-quarter performance. Always get scared of backing home dogs in divisional match-ups.

Big Jim Handicap: +7/43.5

Ladbrokes Market: +3/41

Suggested Bets:

3 Unit Bet Lions -3 at the line

2 Unit Bet Total Points Scored OVER 41

Jaguars @ Browns

Browns were a little better last week but they are coming up against a Jags team that should be high on confidence. The Jags have to Bortles into the game and this is their opportunity.

Big Jim Handicap: +7/43.5

Ladbrokes Market: +7.5/38

Suggested Bets:

1 Unit Bet Browns +7.5 at the line

3 Unit Bet Total Points Scored OVER 38

Ravens @ Packers

Interesting game this one. The Packers were pretty good last week whilst the Ravens enjoyed a week off. This is a must-win game if either of these teams wants to make the playoffs. You can go insane putting your trust in the Ravens but if they can’t win this then they should put the cleats away for the year.

Big Jim Handicap: +3/41.5

Ladbrokes Market: +1.5/38.5

Suggested Bets:

2 Unit Bet Ravens -1.5 at the line

2 Unit Bet Total Points Scored OVER 38.5

Cardinals @ Texans

Two teams that had high hopes in 2017 but now face a tough end to the year after their hopes of post regular action is now over. Pretty keen on the Cardinals today who really should have beaten the Seahawks last start. They also have the advantage of a long week to get things right.

Big Jim Handicap: +3/42.5

Ladbrokes Market: +1/not available

Suggested Bets:

2 Unit Bet Cardinals -1 at the line

NO Bet Total Points Scored

Buccaneers @ Dolphins

AAAHHHHHH. The Bucs were better last week. Dolphins just have to get the ball to Landry. Not sure what is happening to Winston. These are really hard to work out this one so I don’t mind that there aren’t any lines available.

Big Jim Handicap: -3/40.5

Ladbrokes Market: NO LINE AVAILABLE at time of posting

Suggested Bets:

### Unit Bet ### at the line

### Unit Bet Total Points Scored ###

Rams @ Vikings

This is a blockbuster and its one that not many of us saw coming. Both of these sides are on fire at the moment. The winner here takes a big step towards winning their Division. I really like the Rams and think they can keep this good form going. Huge game but think the market is right on the mark so maybe just one to enjoy more than being a great betting game.

Big Jim Handicap: -2.5/45

Ladbrokes Market: -2.5/46.5

Suggested Bets:

NO Bet at the line

1 Unit Bet Total Points Scored UNDER 46.5

Chiefs @ Giants

Chiefs have had two weeks to get their heads back in the game. They needed it as they have had a mid-season mini crisis. The Giants are going to come out and actually compete sooner or later. I suspect Andy Reid is smart enough to get the win but +10 is a big start for the G-Men at home no matter how bad they are going.

Big Jim Handicap: +7/42.5

Ladbrokes Market: +10/44

Suggested Bets:

2 Unit Bet Giants +10 at the line

2 Unit Bet Total Points Scored UNDER 44

Redskins @ Saints

Redskins are another team that leaves you scratching your head. They just do too many stupid things. Saints are on a massive high and winning form is good form and I can’t see that changing today. Margin the only issue as the Redskins have shown they can bring their D on the road this year.

Big Jim Handicap: -8/46.5

Ladbrokes Market: -7.5/51

Suggested Bets:

NO Bet at the line

2 Unit Bet Total Points Scored UNDER 51

Sunday late Games

Bills @ Chargers

This is a dream chance for the Chargers to bounce back. The Bills have been dismantled in their last two games after their heroics earlier in the season. Just feel this Chargers defense is going to make it hard for the Bills to bounce back in the California sun. No markets to go on at the moment but failing massive injuries I lean towards the Chargers in a fairly low scoring one.

Big Jim Handicap: -7/42.5

Ladbrokes Market: NO LINE AVAILABLE at time of posting

Suggested Bets:

### Unit Bet ### at the line

### Unit Bet Total Points Scored ###

Bengals @ Broncos

I couldn’t have less interest in a game of football in regards to the who wins but not a bad betting proposition. These are two sides that have a myriad of problems. I actually think the Broncos have a chance in this one, so that should tell you how much I rate the Bengals.

Big Jim Handicap: -3.5/38.5

Ladbrokes Market: -2.5/40

Suggested Bets:

2 Unit Bet Broncos -2.5 at the line

2 Unit Bet Total Points Scored UNDER 40

Patriots @ Raiders

This is going to be a humdinger. Del Rio will have used the week off to create a “let’s start the season again” approach to this one. If the Raiders can win this one they are back in the hunt. They had a great come from behind win in Mexico last year and they will go into this one full of confidence. It’s dangerous going against the Pats but I am going to go for the Raider Nation because their preparation should be so much better than the travel weary Pats. +7 looks juicy!!!

Big Jim Handicap: +2.5/50.5

Ladbrokes Market: 7/53.5

Suggested Bets:

3 Unit Bet Raiders +7 at the line

2 Unit Bet Total Points Scored UNDER 53.5

Sunday Night Football

Eagles @ Cowboys

Giddy Up!!! The Eagles get their chance tonight to put their stamp on the NFC East. Win tonight and the Division should be theirs. Cowboys are still facing a Zeke-less existence and they also have to deal with having their pants pulled down in Georgia last week. I think this will be fairly close but the Eagles should win this as long as they don’t turn the ball over. Can’t see this being high scoring even in perfect conditions as both will be happy with a grind it out a win on prime time.

Big Jim Handicap: +3.5/43.5

Ladbrokes Market: +3/48.5

Suggested Bets:

2 Unit Bet Eagles -3 at the line

3 Unit Bet Total Points Scored UNDER 48.5

Monday Night Football

Falcons @ Seahawks

Falcons for me. I’m not suggesting the Falcons have fixed their problems yet but they look better against the Cowboys. The Seahawks defense has some big cracks and their offense is still hit and miss at best. As long as Wilson doesn’t have a blinder the Falcons will have too much scoring power in Seattle. They will also want to atone for what happened here last year with their shattering Julio Jones “no flag” call.

Big Jim Handicap: +4.5/46.5

Ladbrokes Market: -3/46

Suggested Bets:

3 Unit Bet Falcons +3 at the line

1 Unit Bet Total Points Scored OVER 46

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