NEWS AND NOTES FOR SUNDAY NFL
3 Replies | 541 ViewsOn 09/25/2011 08:36 AM in NFL
Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans – Open: Titans -3, Move: -7
Money on the Titans has moved this spread off one key number and on another, with Tennessee sitting around a touchdown favorite. Rood believes most of those bets are against the Broncos, rather than on the Titans.
“This is the first road test for Denver, which has struggled with its identity,” says Rood.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – Open: Bills +9, Move: +7
According to Rood, this is the most bet game on the Week 3 board (along with Detroit-Minnesota), with almost all the early action on the 2-0 Bills. Rood expects the public to come back on New England before kickoff and says Buffalo’s offense is the reason people are buying up the Bills.
“If they were 2-0 but not putting up so many points, this spread wouldn't be as low,” he says. “But right now, the Bills offense is just clicking.”
Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns – Open: Browns -3, Move: -1.5
Almost all the early action is on the Dolphins, who hit the road to face the Browns after taking on the Texans and Patriots at home in the first two weeks of the season.
“It might be good for (Miami) to get away from home, after losing two straight there,” says Rood.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Open: Bucs +1 Move: -2.5
Sharp action on the Bucs pushed the home side to the favorite, however, a lot of parlay action is tied to the Falcons. Rood thinks people are still trying to figure out Atlanta, especially after its come-from-behind win over Philadelphia last Sunday.
“People don’t know what to think right now,” he says. “Is Atlanta going to click and be like last year? Maybe since they didn’t address their defensive needs in the offseason, that it will come back to bite them.”