The first week of the NFL preseason saw the majority of the games go UNDER the total, and that is usually a good sign for the sports books.
We had some winners in this column just looking back at the trends and will go right ahead trying to dig out a few more winners.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Jaguars at Bears: Jacksonville has had great success against the NFC on the road in preseason. Both teams come off nice wins. JAGUARS
Friday, Aug. 15
Titans at Saints: Tennessee has gone 5-1 away in this series in preseason and the Saints have gone 2-9 straight up and against the spread when coming off an away game the last 11 times. TITANS
Saturday, Aug. 16
Packers at Rams: Past Week 2 efforts have seen the Pack put up some points, going OVER in 7 of the last 8. OVER.
Jets at Bengals: Cincy has gone OVER in 8 of their last 9 Week 2 preseason games. OVER.
Bills at Steelers: It’s the third straight road game for Buffalo. Everything favors home side. STEELERS.
Dolphins at Bucs: Miami has gone 7-1 SU/ATS in Week 2 of the preseason the last eight years. The visitor is 8-1 ATS in last 9. DOLPHINS.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Broncos at 49ers: This will be not only a good one to watch but an attractive betting game. Broncos hit the road off a huge win last week, avenging their Super Bowl loss. The Niners come off a 23-3 loss at the hands of Baltimore last week. We could actually see these two teams in XLIX. Denver is 0-8 ATS the last eight times in preseason coming off a win. Harbaugh hates to lose and wasn’t very happy with last week. He’s 6-0 in his last six preseason games off a roadie. 49ERS.
Chiefs at Panthers: KC got a rare preseason win last week but has lost 11 straight Game 2’s. PANTHERS.
Monday, Aug. 18
Browns at Redskins: Johnny Football heads to D.C. Cleveland 0-7 as a preseason dog when playing a team coming off a SU and ATS win. Washington beat the Patriots last week. REDSKINS.
Horse racing results
Jerry’s Nugget: In Week 4 of the Del Mar contest Dianne Collins was first with $800 with the highest winning total so far this year of 96.8. Ageless 92-year-old handicapper John Pierson, a long time favorite at JN, got the $200 second place money with a nice 89 points.
Wynn: In the huge $2,000 buy-in contest hosted by John Avello the winner, Ron Rippey, took down the overall title winning $106,880. Second was Todd Stark winning $41,750, third was Robert Crowe ($24,215), fourth Colin Sumner ($14,195) and fifth place went to Eugene Cahalan, taking down $10,855.
Also in the money: Sixth Mark Streiff ($7,515), seventh Dan Shugar ($5,848), eighth Cary Shahid ($5,010), ninth Ben Coppola ($4,175) and 10th Silber/Shigenaka ($3,340).
Congrats to all – great handicapping.
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].