Weekend NFL Previews
The second week of pre-season ball serves up a full schedule of games for bettors. Let’s look at a few of the games that have caught the sports betting public’s attention from this weekend’s NFL lineup.
Saturday, August 21
Steelers at Giants
Both teams are fresh off preseason Week 1 wins. Coach Mike Tomlin has acknowledged that Big Ben will see some playing time during this game, but was non-committal with respect to how he will be used, or for how long. On the other side of the ball, Eli Manning has already been ruled out by head coach Tom Coughlin following the head wound he suffered versus the Jets last week.
That news likely has something to do with the fact the betting action has been pretty one-sided so far. 83% of the money is currently on Pittsburgh -3.5.
Sunday, August 22
Vikings at 49ers
He’s baaaaaaack – but it is unconfirmed to date if he will see any reps versus the 49ers in this game. It is safe to assume that speedster Percy Harvin will be sitting it out after his migraine scare Thursday.
For the ‘Niners, it’s out with Coffee and in with Westbrook, who joins Gore for a pretty potent one-two punch at RB. Both teams put their 1-0 preseason records on the line in this sole Sunday game.
61% of the action is on San Francisco -3.
Monday, August 23
Cardinals at Titans
Life after Kurt begins this season. The Cards won their preseason home opener 19-16 over the Texans. Leading the way statistically were Derek Anderson and Beanie Wells.
Conversely, the Titans lost their game 20-18 on the road in Seattle. The betting public feels that these teams will both be 1-1 after this Monday nighter as 86% of the money is currently on the Titans -3.5.
Posted: 8/20/10 4:45PM ET