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DALLAS COWBOYS (7-5) at CHICAGO BEARS (6-6)
2013-12-09

The Cowboys set their sights on the NFC East crown while the Bears try to keep their playoff hopes alive when the teams collide on Monday night.
Dallas defeated the Raiders 31-24 on Thanksgiving Day despite being down two touchdowns late in the second quarter. Chicago was saddled with a 23-20 road loss against the Vikings in overtime, making the team 2-4 SU (1-5 ATS) in its past six games. The Bears have yet to cover a spread at home this year (0-5-1 ATS), while the Cowboys are 2-4 SU on the road, but a solid 4-2 ATS. These teams last met in Dallas last season where Chicago won 34-18 as a 3-point underdog, picking off Tony Romo five times in the victory. That made this series an even 5-5 split (SU and ATS) in the past 10 meetings. Both clubs have negative betting trends working against them. The Cowboys are 10-23 ATS (30percent) in road games after outrushing their opponent by 75+ yards in their previous game since 1992. But over the past two seasons, Chicago is 2-11 ATS (15percent) in games where the line is +3 to -3. The big injury story in this game is Bears starting QB Jay Cutler (ankle) who is out, while the Cowboys will get a huge boost with top LB Sean Lee (hamstring) set to return after missing the past two games.

The Cowboys appeared to be in trouble against the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day before QB Tony Romo (3,140 passing yards, 7.1 YPA, 24 TD, 7 INT) began to throw all over the Oakland defense. Romo went 23-of-32 for 225 yards and a touchdown, and constantly had the Cowboys in the red zone in the second half. RB DeMarco Murray (697 rush yards, 4.9 YPC, 7 TD) was able to cash in on those opportunities as he rushed for 63 yards and three touchdowns. Backup RB Lance Dunbar (150 rush yards, 5.0 YPC) also rushed 12 times for 82 yards before being injured (knee) and lost for the season. This was a welcomed change from the pass-happy attack Dallas has shown all year, where the team ranks 15th in the NFL in passing yards (243 YPG) and 27th in rushing offense (85 YPG). The Cowboys offense has still be able to find ways to score though, with 27.4 PPG this season (3rd in NFL). They will need to step their defense up, however, as they are allowing a league-worst 422 total YPG, broken down between 295 passing YPG (2nd-worst in NFL) and 127 rushing YPG (27th in NFL). Dallas also ranks 28th in the league in red zone efficiency (62percent TD rate) and 27th in third-down defense (41percent efficiency). The return of LB Sean Lee should immediately help the struggling defense get on track.
Chicago lost a heartbreaker in Minnesota last week that couldve really gone a long way in helping the club make the playoffs. The Bears should be fine with Josh McCown playing excellent football for Chicago. He has thrown for 1,461 yards (7.9 YPA) this season with nine touchdowns and just one interception. He also has two exceptional receivers in WRs Brandon Marshall (990 rec. yards, 9 TD) and Alshon Jeffery (1,109 rec. yards, 5 TD), who is coming off a mammoth 249-yard performance with 2 TD in Minnesota. The Bears are passing for 272 YPG (6th in NFL) while allowing just 232 passing YPG (14th in NFL). Their big problem, however, comes stopping the run. They have allowed an NFL-worst 154 rushing YPG on 5.0 YPC, but the red-zone defense has been pretty good (50percent, T-10th in NFL). Despite this efficiency, Chicago is still allowing 27.7 PPG (5th-most in league). RB Matt Forte will need to have an effective game for the Bears to come away with this one. He has been one of the best running backs in football this season with 971 rushing yards (4.5 YPC) and seven touchdowns. He has also added 58 receptions for 445 yards and a touchdown in the passing game.




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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins Betting Odds and Preview
2010-10-23

Ben Roethlisberger goes on the road for the first time this year as his 4-1 Steelers travel to Miami in search of their fifth straight win over the Dolphins. The Steelers vs. Dolphins point spread is currently Pittsburgh -3 points at Sportsbook.com.

Miami is coming off an overtime win at Green Bay, but the Fins are in for a different challenge this week. The Packers never tried to establish the run, allowing Miami to dominate the ball. Pittsburgh will run (131 rush YPG), and the Dolphins have been burned by good rushing teams, yielding 156 yards to the Vikings and 146 to the Jets.

In Week 17 last year, the Steelers won 30-24 in Miami behind three touchdown passes from Roethlisberger. In his season debut last week against the Browns, Roethlisberger was 16-of-27 for 257 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Pittsburgh’s defense has been the strongest in the league, leading the NFL in scoring defense (12.0 PPG) and rushing defense (63.8 YPG). The Steelers have also forced 15 turnovers, which ties them for the league lead with Detroit.

Dating to last season, Miami has lost four straight SU & ATS at home. Its offense has also sputtered this year with 17.8 PPG (24th in NFL) and 348 total YPG (23rd in NFL). QB Chad Henne has a mere seven touchdowns in five games. Despite placing fourth in the league with 63 targets, WR Brandon Marshall only has one touchdown this season and just 12.6 yards per catch.

The teams have met four times since 2004, with Pittsburgh going 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS. But this NFL betting trend from Sportsbook.com indicates that the Fins will finally beat Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Play Against - Any team (PITTSBURGH) - opportunistic team (2.5+ TO/game forced) against a team with <=1.25 TO/game forced, after a game where they forced 3 or more turnovers. (24-4 over the last 10 seasons.) (85.7%, +19.6 units. Rating = 3*).<P>

After scanning some additional betting trends, the ‘over’ seems to hold value as well:

Play Over - Road teams where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points (PITTSBURGH) - off 1 or more straight overs, with a good scoring defense - allowing 17 or less points/game. (34-8 over the last 5 seasons.) (81%, +25.2 units. Rating = 4*).

MIAMI is 10-0 OVER (+10.0 Units) versus excellent rushing defenses - allowing <=70 rushing yards/game since 1992. The average score was MIAMI 22.0, OPPONENT 25.5 - (Rating = 4*).

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NFL: Favre, Minnesota on NBC Sunday night football
2010-08-21

Favre-watch for the summer of 2010 is over as the 40-year old indecisive legend has chosen once again to come back for another season. For a second straight year, he will put on the pads and purple for the Minnesota Vikings, looking to take last year’s magical campaign one more step. His first action, albeit for just a series or two will come on Sunday night in San Francisco, when his club travels to San Francisco to take on the 49ers in an exhibition game. Sportsbook.com lists the hosts as 3.5-point favorites with an accompanying total of 34.5.

The biggest question in San Francisco on Sunday night won’t have anything to do with the 49ers; it’ll focus entirely on who is under center for the Vikings. The summer drama that is Brett Favre is quickly becoming an August tradition, and Favre is now back with the Vikings. Of course, the way Sage Rosenfels started the preseason, there may be no need for Favre. Rosenfels was 23-34 for 310 yards and three touchdowns in Minnesota’s 28-7 win over St. Louis. The Vikings defense was equally as impressive, only allowing the Rams only 150 yards of offense.

On the injury front for Minnesota, wide receiver Percy Harvin is not expected to be in uniform following a scary episode on Thursday that saw him collapse on the practice field. Harvin, who has battled migraines throughout his life, was hospitalized overnight but is not expected to be out of the lineup for an extended period. Linebacker E.J. Henderson (leg) is a question mark for the Vikings on Sunday.

The 49ers opened the preseason in grand style with a 37-17 rout of the Colts in Indianapolis. David Carr was solid in relief of Alex Smith, connecting on 9-of-11 attempts for 98 yards and a TD. Rookie Anthony Dixon handled the load on the ground, rushing 21 times for 100 yards. The 49ers will have to take better care of the ball this week. Smith threw an INT and the team fumbled four times (losing three) vs. Indy.

After the strong defensive effort against St. Louis, one particular FoxSheets system points to Minnesota here:

Play On - Underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points (MINNESOTA) - after allowing 75 or less rushing yards last game. (27-8 over the last 10 seasons.) (77.1%, +18.2 units. Rating = 2*).

Interestingly, the line and total for Sunday night’s game moved in exactly the opposite direction of what you would expect upon Favre’s return. After opening a 3-point favorites, the 49ers are now off the key number and laying 3.5. The total has actually dropped from the initial number of 35 to 34.5.

Look for Sunday’s contest in primetime on NBC, starting at 8:00 PM ET.