coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:15 AM

Bovada reports heavy early action on Cowboys...

  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:16 AM


  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:17 AM


  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:17 AM

Bills last 39 games: lost against the spread by a NET 154 points combined

Road team in any Miami game: 56-37 ATS

  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:17 AM

Injuries


Aaron Williams, S, Buffalo Bills (Out, ribs)

The Bills host the 8-6 Dolphins who are competing for the sixth seed in the AFC. The Bills will be without wide receiver Steve Johnson (personal reasons) and hope to have Fred Jackson healthy (probable) after nursing a rib injury. The Bills will attempt to put up points without quarterback EJ Manuel. All season, the Bills have struggled only completing 34 percent of their third-down passes ranking them fourth-worst in the NFL. On the defensive side with Aaron Williams out, the Bills will likely continue to give up big yardage plays - something they have struggled with all year. The Bills have given up 13 passes of 40 or more yards and give up the most rushes of 20 or more yards.

The Bills are 2.5-point home favorite against Miami. The total is 42.5.

  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:18 AM

New York Giants at Detroit Lions (-10, 49)

Giants’ short secondary vs. Lions’ towering targets

New York’s secondary is in shambles with key corners and safeties causing traffic jams in the trainer’s room. The Giants’ two somewhat healthy CBs, Prince Amukamara and Trumaine McBride, have a tall task ahead of them Sunday. Amukamara and McBride stand just 6-foot and 5-foot-9 respectively and will try to slow down a Detroit receiving corps that could double as an NBA frontcourt.

Forget about Calvin Johnson and what his freakish 6-foot-5 frame can do. The Lions also boast beanpoles in 6-foot WR Nate Burleson, 6-foot-6 WR Kris Durham, 6-foot-5 TE Brandon Pettigrew and 6-foot-7 TE Joseph Fauria. New York has record only 29 sacks on the season and will give Matt Stafford plenty of time to toss jump balls to his towering targets Sunday afternoon. Add “Megatron” to the mix, who has a total of 191 yards and two TDs in two games versus N.Y., and it makes New York's nickname - The Giants - seem a bit misleading.

  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:18 AM

- The Indianapolis Colts are surrendering the fifth-highest average rushing yardage per game (128.9). Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles averages 156.5 yards in two career games against the Colts.

  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:18 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers (-1.5, 45)

Pittsburgh has rallied in the second half of the season but can't help but kick itself for four losses by a touchdown or less, including a 34-28 setback against Miami two weeks ago that would have dramatically improved its playoff chances. Ben Roethlisberger will try to channel his performance from his only previous regular-season meeting with the Packers in which he threw for a career-best 503 yards and three TDs.

The Packers will be without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who wasn't cleared this week despite returning to practice as he continues his recovery from a collarbone injury. Green Bay came back from a 26-3 halftime deficit to beat Dallas last week and revived its playoff hopes in the process. The Packers have won their final regular-season home game in eight straight seasons and 20 of the last 21.

LINE: The Packers opened -2.5 but are now -1.5. The total is set at 45.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the mid-20s with a 93 percent chance of snow and wind blowing across the length of the field at 15 mph.
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Pittsburgh (0.0) + Green Bay (+4.0) - home field (-3.0) = Steelers -1
TRENDS:

* Steelers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.
* Packers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight December games.
* Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.

  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:18 AM

Sign of how serious Buffalo takes this rivalry: Bills week after playing Dolphins: 11-37 ATS (from 1990)

  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1
coleryan Posts:20904 Followers:24
12/22/2013 10:19 AM


  • Last 7 Days Record: 3-2-1