Lets have a look at the first set of Monday Night Football games of the 2012 NFL season with Betstar's Monday Night Football PreviewBy now, most of the first week of the 2012 NFL Season has been completed, and we have been treated to some absolute rip-snorting games – the two Monday Night Football (Tuesday morning our time) games promise to continue in a similar trend!
Bengals v RavensThe AFL doesn't seem to show any interest in Monday Night Footy, but we know how big it is Stateside, and the first two Monday Night games of the season certainly live up to the billing. Ray Rice had two great games against the Bengals last season, running in for plenty of yards in the first clash between the divisional rivals and scoring two lengthy touchdowns in the season finale victory which completed the Ravens double over Cincinnati. Stopping Rice looms as an absolute must for a Bengals team who know that they are coming up against highly-fancied opponents, but Andy Dalton and his offensive team-mates are not to be taken lightly. Baltimore are currently $1.26 and Cincinnati $3.90, with a 7.5 point line offering value to punters who think the Ravens will be comfortably too strong. Click here to see the Bengals v Ravens market.
Chargers v SteelersIn a game that we think will be a real arm wrestle,San Diego($2.00) goes head to head with Oakland($1.85), with home crowd giving the Raiders a slight advantage in the betting. The office is split 50/50 on the result of this one; it will be the first time Oakland have headed into Monday Night Football as favourites in 8 games if the line (1) doesn't move in this clash. The Chargers are 0-4 in their past four season openers, and the Raiders hold a good recent record against them, but if Darren McFadden plays well then there is every chance that they can reverse the trend. We like the Over 46.5 market in this one; regardless of the result, half of the office are going to be disappointed! Click here to see the Chargers v Raiders market.
Week 1 So FarThe Jets 48-28 thrashing of local rivals Buffalo saw plenty of happy punters who jumped on the $1.69 that we opened with, and those who ignored our advice and got on the Over 39.5 mark for the Vikings/Jaguars game would be more than a little happy too! But arguably the two biggest games of the Week were this morning, and we certainly got the entertainment we were looking for! The Packers begun the season as outright favourites for the Super Bowl, but a superb 49ers outfit showed that they are a serious force to be reckoned with, an eight point victory in CheeseHeadVille a more than appropriate reward for a great team performance. 'The Peyton show' saw the elder Manning return from a year’s absence and make it look oh so easy; those who questioned the wisdom in signing him to such a long deal may well be swallowing their words now, but let’s not forget that a season isn’t over after the first week. It was great to see the Broncos Tebow-ing in the End Zone on their way to a 31-19 win.
SUPER BOWL FUTURES MARKETThe Super Bowl market is bobbing up and down like a yoyo, and it all started on opening night, with the Dallas Cowboys upsetting reigning champions NY Giants in a massive boilover to begin the season. Their 7 point victory saw them drift out to $26 from $21 to go back to back in 2012, with the Cowboys moving in the exact opposite direction, while the Bears 20 point romp against Indianapolis saw them shorten to $23. The Patriots are now outright favourites, having shortened in from $7 to $6.They are followed on the second line of the betting by Houston ($10 into $8.50) and Green Bay ($8.50 from $7.00) The 49ers have come into $9.00 from $13.00, and Peyton’s boys from $19.00 to $13.00. The Saints have drifted from $17 to $23 following their shock first week loss, and the Eagles have slipped following their unconvincing one point win over the Colts. Click here to see our full Super Bowl XLVII Odds.
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