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Goldie’s Best Bets Week 16: Cardinals, Dolphins, more

Goldie:

All Time Record: 257-130-1          

Vs. Spread: 195-192-1

 

21-22 Season:  131-75-1               

Vs. Spread: 106-103-1

 

Week 15 Record: 10-5                

Vs. Spread: 9-6

 

Upset Record: 16-12              

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 33-11              

21-22 Season: 17-10       

Week 15: 0-1

 

Goldie’s Guarantee

Denver Broncos (7-7) @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)

Vegas Picks: PK

Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 26-23

A pair of 7-7 AFC West teams face off in what is basically a playoff game for both teams. A win keeps them right in the thick of the playoff race, whereas a loss has them looking towards the draft. The Raiders are coming off a gutsy win in Cleveland last Monday, while the Broncos are coming off a tough home loss to the Bengals. Denver lost Teddy Bridgewater in that game, so Drew Lock will be making his first start of the season. A serviceable backup, but Lock should have a tough time going on the road in a divisional matchup. Raiders win at home to keep their season alive, I GUARANTEE IT! “Just Win Baby”

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) @ New York Jets (3-11)

Vegas Picks: NYJ -1.5

Goldie’s Take: Jaguars Win 20-17

Both of these teams have had terrible seasons so far. They’ve both already been eliminated from playoff contention so the only thing they’re fighting for now is the first pick in this offseason’s draft. However, the one interesting storyline in this one is that it’s last year’s number 1 pick versus the number 2 pick at QB. Both rookies have had a tough go of it so far, but I guess that’s what happens when you get drafted to the Jets or Jacksonville. This game will mark the first time in 26 games that Vegas has the Jets as favorites, but take Trevor Lawrence and the Jags to win their first road game since 2019, yes you read that right. UPSET!

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: GB -7.5

Cleveland Browns (7-7) @ Green Bay Packers (11-3)

Vegas Picks: GB -7.5

Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 30-20

The Browns head to Green Bay to face the reigning MVP in the first of our two Christmas Day matchups. Cleveland will be getting QB Baker Mayfield back, but that shouldn’t be enough for Cleveland to get the win. Browns are still working through their COVID struggles, and the Packers haven’t lost in Lambeau all season. Packers give the gift of winning to their fans this Christmas. Merry LOCKsmas from the Crazy Uncle!

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: ARI -1

Indianapolis Colts (8-6) @ Arizona Cardinals (10-4)

Vegas Picks: ARI -1

Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 27-24

Colts enter this one as one of the league’s hottest teams after beating the surging Patriots. Meanwhile, Arizona has gone cold since their red hot 7-0 start. Two losses in a row, including a stunner in Detroit. However, the Cards have way too much talent to keep losing like this. The Colts have more momentum, but my gut tells me to take Arizona. Giving Colts a solid upset shot, but picking Cardbirds to get the win on Christmas night. Uncle Jeff approves. 

 

Rest of Week 16:

 

Detroit Lions (2-11-1) @ Atlanta Falcons (6-8)

Vegas Picks: ATL -6.5

Goldie’s Take: Falcons Win 27-20

The Lions stunned the Cardinals last week, destroying them 30-12, but let’s not be fooled here. The Lions are still the Lions, and they are just less talented than the Falcons. Plus picking Falcons to finally get a win in the ATL, where they have struggled this season. Falcons over Lions as Atlanta keeps their sliver of playoff hopes alive. 

 

Los Angeles Rams (10-4) @ Minnesota Vikings (7-7)

Vegas Picks: LAR -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 28-24

Vikings are holding onto the final NFC Wild Card spot for dear life right now. A crowd of teams are lurking right behind them, so a loss would basically end the Vikes. However, Rams have their own playoff implications on the line here too as they’re tied with Arizona for the division lead. Rams are a better football team here, plus they have sneaky MVP candidate Cooper Kupp ready to go. Rams go into Minny and leave with a huge W. 

 

New York Giants (4-10) @ Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)

Vegas Picks: PHI -10

Goldie’s Take: Eagles Win 24-16

Eagles enter this one as 10 point favorites after a 10 point win against Washington on Tuesday. Philly continues to do enough to keep themselves in spitting distance of the final NFC Wild Card spot. That trend should continue as they get a home matchup with the worst team in the NFC East. However in a divisional game, I’m expecting things to at least stay close, so picking Giants to slide in right under the fat 10 point spread. 

 

Buffalo Bills (8-6) @ New England Patriots (9-5)

Vegas Picks: NE -2

Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 23-20

Teetered back and forth for a while on this one before ultimately settling on New England for a couple of reasons: 

  1. Foxboro in late December is a big advantage for the Patriots. 
  2. Pats defense should be able to contain Josh Allen and the pass-heavy Bills. 
  3. Bill Belichick has a chip on his shoulder and he’s out to prove he still has gas in the tank

Not betting against Bill until he gives me a reason to. Pats win AFC East title with a win at home this Sunday.

 

Baltimore Ravens (8-6) @ Cincinatti Bengals (8-6)

Vegas Picks: CIN -3

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 24-20

The entirety of this game is predicated on the health of Lamar Jackson’s ankle. He’s listed as questionable right now but hasn’t practiced since getting carted off the field in their loss to the Browns two weeks ago. Tyler Huntley would make his second consecutive start if Jackson is unable to play. Huntley played well last week but going into a divisional game on the road is a different story. Bengals should take firm control of the AFC North with a win this Sunday.

 

Los Angeles Chargers (8-6) @ Houston Texans (3-11)

Vegas Picks: LAC -10.5

Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 31-17

Chargers should come out with a vengeance in this one after that devastating OT loss to the Chiefs last week. Plus they’ll have the rest/prep edge as they played Thursday night. Chargers are in control of their destiny as they currently hold one of the three AFC wild card spots. I don’t see Davis Mills keeping pace with Justin Herbert, Bolts cruise to a victory in Houston. 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-4) @ Carolina Panthers (5-9)

Vegas Picks: TB -10

Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 28-17

Bucs were stunned last week, getting shutout in a home game against New Orleans. I see an elite team like Tampa bouncing back fast from a loss like that. Especially with a game against a division rival on the horizon. Plus Carolina is floundering right now. They’ll be starting Cam Newton but Sam Darnold is expected to see some action as well. The Panthers are a mess, Brady and the Bucs should coast past Carolina. 

 

Chicago Bears (4-10) @ Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

Vegas Picks: SEA -6.5 

Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 28-20

Both of these teams had really disappointing seasons after entering the year with high hopes. This will mark the first losing season for Seattle since 2011. However, all disappointment aside, Seattle should win this game. Russell Wilson is healthy, and the ‘Hawks have historically been great at home. Chicago is struggling right now, Seattle should take care of business to add at least one good note on a season to forget. 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1) @ Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

Vegas Picks: KC -8.5

Goldie’s Take: Chiefs Win 30-23

Seven straight wins (including the thriller against LAC on TNF) leads me to believe that the Chiefs are indeed back. However, Mahomes will be without two of his favorite weapons with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce testing positive for COVID-19. Also, this could be the final run for Big Ben Roethlisberger, so I could see him showing out in this one. Picking Pitt to keep it within the 8.5 point spread, but picking KC to get the win at Arrowhead.

 

Washington Football Team (6-8) @ Dallas Cowboys (10-4)

Vegas Picks: DAL -10

Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 24-21

Dallas wins the NFC East title with a win against Washington on SNF. The Cowboys are the better team here, and should show out in primetime. Washington is still working though their COVID issues so who knows who will be available for this matchup. Plus the Cowboys have the rest/prep edge as Washington played Tuesday. However, in a divisional matchup you should always expect both teams to play hard. No Names should keep it close but Cowboys should get the win in the end. How ‘bout them Cowboys!

 

Miami Dolphins (7-7) @ New Orleans Saints (7-7)

Vegas Picks: MIA -1.5

Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 17-14

Battle of two great defenses in this one. The Saints shutout Tom Brady and the Bucs last week en route to a 9-0 win. N’awlins is also the only team to keep MVP Aaron Rodgers to single digits this season in their 35-3 murdershow they put on the Pack in week 1. So, the New Orleans defense is capable of a big performance. However, Miami has a very strong defense as well, and the Saints QB situation is questionable to say the least. With Trevor Siemien and Taysom Hill going on the COVID reserve list earlier this week, the Saints are likely to have to turn to Rookie QB Ian Book on MNF. Book has never played an NFL snap, let alone start a meaningful game in primetime. Fins defense should eat him alive to propel Miami to a low scoring seventh straight win. 

 

Goldie’s Best Bets Week 15: Brady Breakthrough, Pats Streaking

Goldie:

All Time Record: 247-125-1          

Vs. Spread: 186-186-1

 

21-22 Season:  121-70-1               

Vs. Spread: 97-97-1

 

Week 14 Record: 13-0                

Vs. Spread: 11-2

 

Guarantee Record: 14-14

Upset Record: 15-12              

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 33-10              

21-22 Season: 17-9       

Week 14: 1-0

 

Goldie’s Guarantee: TB -11.5

New Orleans Saints (6-7) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-3)

Vegas Picks: TB -11.5

Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 30-10

One of the only reasons this game is on SNF is because the Saints have been Brady’s kryptonite since joining the Bucs. Brady is 0-3 regular season against the Saints, but keep in mind that two of those losses were to Drew Brees and the third was against Jameis Winston. The Saints don’t have either of those guys at QB this Sunday, so I think the Bucs should have an easier time. Tampa clinches the division with a convincing win at home in Primetime, I GUARANTEE IT!

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) @ Denver Broncos (7-6)

Vegas Picks: DEN -3

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 31-26

Lots of playoff implications on the line in this one, a win keeps you right in the thick of the race, whereas a loss makes the path to the postseason incredibly difficult. Cincy fell just short of a great home win last week losing to the Niners in overtime. That marks two straight losses for the Bengals who were once sitting pretty at 7-4. Now they head to Denver to face a very inconsistent Broncos team. Trusting Burrow and highflying Bengals offense to outpace Teddy B and the Broncos. Cincy pulls off the UPSET and gets the win in the Mile High.  

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: NE +2.5

New England Patriots (9-4) @ Indianapolis Colts (7-6)

Vegas Picks: IND -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 23-20

In our rare Saturday NFL showdown, we have what should be one of the most interesting games of the weekend. Many storylines here: breakout of Johnathan Taylor, breakout of Mac Jones, heavy playoff implications on the line, but the biggest of them all is definitely how red hot the entire Pats team has been. Since starting 2-4, the Pats have completely figured it out and have been setting the league on fire with seven straight wins. Jeffy and I have bet against the GOAT in the sweatshirt too many times, Pats keep surging with a win in Indy. 

 

Tennessee Titans (9-4) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6-1)

Vegas Picks: PIT -1

Goldie’s Take: Steelers Win 24-21

Since losing Derrick Henry this Tennessee offense has rapidly declined. Soon after Henry went down, AJ Brown got injured and they were forced to put him on IR. The Titans are putting too much responsibility on Tannehill’s shoulders. Meanwhile, Steelers coming off a TNF game, should be well rested and will be getting stud pass rusher TJ Watt back as well. Pitt defense should give T’s offense fits, and Big Ben will be able to do enough to get the victory. Steelers stay right in the thick of the playoff chase with a home win in the Big Ketchup Bottle.

 

Carolina Panthers (5-8) @ Buffalo Bills (7-6)

Vegas Picks: BUF -12

Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 34-21

Remember when everyone was talking about how the Bills were going to dethrone the Pats and take over the AFC? Welp, all that is now out the window as three straight losses has Buffalo needing to win just to keep their playoff hopes on track. However, this is the perfect game to get back on track. The return of Cam Newton to Carolina has not worked at all to put it lightly, and the entire Panthers team seems to be in flux right now. Expecting Josh Allen and the Bills to tighten up the screws at home this week as they try and get moving back in the right direction.

 

Houston Texans (2-11) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11)
Vegas Picks: JAX -5

Goldie’s Take: Jaguars Win 26-23

The toilet bowl takes place in Jacksonville this Sunday between two of the leagues four teams with double digit losses this season. The biggest storyline in this one is about someone who actually won’t be at the game, as the Jags fired HC Urban Meyer earlier this week. I believe the Jacksonville players will band together to get a win now that the cancer has left their locker room. Jags win what should be a close game between two bad teams. 

 

Dallas Cowboys (9-4) @ New York Giants (4-9)

Vegas Picks: DAL -11

Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 27-17

Cowboys have owned this matchup recently, on an 8-1 run against the G-Men. Giants will once again be without starting QB Daniel Jones, as Mike Glennon will continue to start in his relief. Glennon should have a really tough time moving the ball against a stout Cowboys defense. Struggling Dak also gets a good opportunity to bounce back in this one with a weak opponent like the Giants. Cowboys should get the win, but can definitely see Giants slipping in under the Vegas odds with a home cover. 

 

Arizona Cardinals (10-3) @ Detroit Lions (1-11-1)

Vegas Picks: ARI -13

Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 30-20

Cards head to Mo-Town undefeated on the road this season, and a win away from clinching a playoff berth. Even with Deandre Hopkins supposed to miss Sunday’s tilt, still like Arizona to cruise past the lowly Lions. However Detroit has shown the ability to keep fighting this season: After each of their previous four double digit losses this season, the following game has been decided by a single digit margin. Fully expecting Cards to win this one, but picking Lions to keep it within the fat betting line. 

 

New York Jets (3-10) @ Miami Dolphins (6-7)

Vegas Picks: MIA -9.5

Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 21-13

Miami has owned this matchup in recent memory, currently on a 9-2 stretch (4-1 under B-Flo) against their division rival. Fins also enter as one of the hottest teams in the league, winners of five in a row. However, the pesky Covid wave has made its way to the Miami locker room. The entire running back room has been put on the Covid list, to go along with stud wide receiver Jaylen Waddle. Still believe in Flores and the defense to hold strong, but wouldn’t be shocked if Planes kept it just within the hefty betting line. 

 

Atlanta Falcons (6-7) @ San Francisco 49ers (7-6)

Vegas Picks: SF -9.5

Goldie’s Take: 49ers Win 28-21

Niners have found their rhythm after their tough start, winning four of their last five. Jimmy G has settled into the starting QB role, and has been very efficient. That’s what the Niners offense is based upon, efficiency. They’re not too flashy but they get the job done when paired with a solid defense. San Fran should get the win in this one, but it is worth noting that Dirty Birds are 5-2 this season on the road so wouldn’t be shocked if we see a Matty Ice road cover. 

 

Green Bay Packers (10-3) @ Baltimore Ravens (8-5)

Vegas Picks: GB -6

Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 28-24

Given Lamar Jackson is good to go on Sunday (ankle), this would mark the first time that ‘19 MVP (Jackson) faced off against ‘20 MVP (Rodgers). Lamar is a strong 12-2 against NFC teams in his career, so going against the Ravens at home was not an easy decision. However, Rodgers is my guy and the Pack have looked like the best team in the NFL this season. Wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Ravens upset in this one, but safer play is to pick them with the points. 

 

Las Vegas Raiders (6-7) @ Cleveland Browns (7-6)

Vegas Picks: LV -1.5

Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 26-20

Playoff desperation is starting to set in for both teams, but especially for the Raiders coming off back to back losses. After getting obliterated in KC last week, the Raiders should come out firing in Cleveland to prove that they’re still valid. It’s also worth noting that the Browns had the Covid wave hit them this week. Both Baker Mayfield and Kevin Stafanski (among many others) have tested positive this week, so Cleveland could very well be without their HC/QB combo this weekend. Case Keenum has the ability to keep the Browns in this one, but I expect Derek Carr and the Raiders to go into the Dawg Pound and leave with a victory. 

 

Minnesota Vikings (6-7) @ Chicago Bears (4-9)

Vegas Picks: MIN -6

Goldie’s Take: Vikings Win 28-23

This is a Primetime matchup where I don’t trust anything about it. The Vikings have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the league this season, plus Kirk Cousins on Primetime is another red flag. However, I don’t have any faith in the Bears either. Rookie QB in Primetime is a huge question mark. Picking Minny because Vikings need this win to keep their playoff hopes alive, but wouldn’t be shocked if the Bears play spoiler. 

 

Washington Football Team (6-7) @ Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

Vegas Picks: PHI -8.5

Goldie’s Take: Eagles Win 28-17

With 23 members of the WFT currently on the Covid list, this game becomes very difficult to analyze. Who knows who’s going to be available on Tuesday night? However, based on what we now know, all signs point towards an Eagles victory. I personally would give Philly the edge even if both teams were at full strength. So, with Covid decimating a large portion of Washington’s team, AND Philly having home field advantage for this one, yeah, I’m picking the Eagles. 

 

Seattle Seahawks (5-8) @ Los Angeles Rams (9-4)

Vegas Picks: LAR -4.5

Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 26-23

The Rams had a very inspiring win last week in Arizona on MNF. Even with many of their guys getting Covid,they adjusted and were still able to perform, and even manage to dominate at that! However, this will mark the second straight week where the Rams are going to be heavily short handed. It’s too much to ask for the reserves to keep up that level of high play. Also the desperation is there for Seattle. The Seahawks are still hanging by a thread in the NFC playoff race, but a loss would end them. Russell Wilson and the ‘Hawks swoop in for an UPSET in LA on Tuesday night.  

 

How To Find Trusted Sites To Bet On Your Favorite Team

The sports betting industry is a lucrative business and more and more people are getting involved in it. The surge in the popularity of sports betting can be attributed to a number of reasons. Firstly, people have always been interested in gambling and sports betting provides an opportunity to gamble on something they love. Secondly, with the advent of the internet, it has become easier than ever to place a bet on your favorite team or player in a trusted sports betting companies. Most importantly, people have seen a lot of their friends and family members make a lot of money from sports betting. They want to learn more about this exciting opportunity and try it out for themselves.

If you have been thinking about taking up sports betting as a profession, the first thing you must do is find reliable sites.

We all know that there are plenty of websites out there claiming to be trusted, but which ones really are? When you’re looking for a site to place bets on your favorite team, the last thing you want is to find out later that it turned out to be a scam. It can be hard enough trying to figure out who will win in any given game without worrying about whether or not the website will pay up if they lose. So how do you know where to go? To help sort through the chaos, here are some tips for finding sites that actually offer trustworthy services and aren’t just after your money.

Affiliate Sites Don’t Always Offer Trustworthy Services

As you may have already noticed, some of the most popular websites that use affiliate links are also some of the least trustworthy. The reason for this is that so many affiliate sites are focused on flashing ads in your face and pointing you toward whatever site they have advertisers for that day. If a site is only interested in profit without caring about whether or not their customers get a fair deal, then their incentives simply aren’t going to line up with yours.

Look For Sites That Offer Steep Odds

There are a lot of websites out there that claim they offer the best odds, but you need to be careful. The truth is that there are websites out there that will actually give you better odds by placing wagers directly with bookmakers or other betting sites, rather than dealing through a middleman. This means that comparing the numbers isn’t always enough because it won’t tell you how much of a difference there is. To find out how much of a difference there really is, you need to look at the implied probabilities each site offers for each event. The higher these are, the better it will be for you.

Check The Licensing And Reputation Of The Site

Before you sign up with any site, it’s important to do a bit of research on them. This includes checking to see if they have the appropriate licensing in your jurisdiction and whether or not they have a good reputation. One way to check this is to look for online reviews from other customers. If you see a lot of complaints about not getting paid or about the site being a scam, then it’s best to steer clear.

Look For Sites That Are Easy To Use

One of the telltale signs of a trustworthy site is that they take user experience seriously. This means that they will have a simple and easy-to-use website that makes placing bets a breeze. If you’re struggling to find what you’re looking for or if the website is cluttered and confusing, then it’s likely not a site you want to use.

Check The Fees And Terms Of Service

Another thing to look for when trying to determine if a site is trustworthy is how transparent they are about their fees. Ideally, you want to find a site that offers low percentages and reasonable odds. If they’re not upfront about the percentage they take out of bets or what they charge for withdrawals, then it’s likely that there are other shady elements at play. You should also look at their terms of service because they tell you how they handle disputes and what the consequences are for backing out of a bet.

Conclusion

There are a lot of things to take into account when trying to find a trustworthy site to place bets on your favorite team. By following the tips above, you can narrow down your options and be sure that you’re dealing with a reputable company. Just remember that it’s always important to do your research before you sign up with any site.

Goldie’s NFL Best Bets Week 11: Backing the ‘Boys

 

Goldie:

All Time Record: 211-109-1          

Vs. Spread: 152-165-1

 

21-22 Season:  85-54-1               

Vs. Spread: 63-76-1

 

Week 10 Record : 6-6-1                 

Vs. Spread: 4-9

 

Guarantee All Time: 13-11       

21-22 Season: 4-6

 

Upset All Time: 12-11              

21-22 Season: 3-7

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 29-8              

21-22 Season: 13-7       

Week 10: 0-1

 

Goldie’s Guarantee

Green Bay Packers (8-2) @ Minnesota Vikings (4-5)

Vegas Picks: GB -1

Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 24-13

Picking Green Bay in this divisional matchup for a number of reasons. First, the Packers defense is really good this season, holding Seattle to a goose egg on the scoreboard for the first time in Russell Wilson’s career last week. Also, Minnesota is wildly inconsistent this season, one week their losing to Cooper Rush and the Cowboys, and the next thing you know they’re beating the Chargers on the road. Never know which Vikings team is going to show up. And most importantly, reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers has been on a tear this season, “He’s a BAAAD MAANN”. Packers win this NFC North showdown, I GUARANTEE IT! 

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: DAL +2.5

Dallas Cowboys (7-2) @ Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)

Vegas Picks: KC -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 33-30

After a few down weeks from both myself and Crazy Uncle Jeff, we’re going for a big bounce back this week. Jeffy has cooked up THREE LOCKS for you all, and one of them also happens to be the UPSET of the week. We can all agree that the Chiefs this season haven’t looked like the Chiefs we’ve grown accustomed to. One big win against a chaotic Raiders team isn’t going to convince me that “the Chiefs are back”. And on the other side, the Cowboys have significantly outperformed expectations this season. Couldn’t ask for more from Dak and that star studded offense, and the ‘Boys defense has also substantially improved from last season. Cowboys go into KC and UPSET the Chiefs. How ‘Bout Dem Cowboys!

 

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Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: BAL -4.5

Baltimore Ravens (6-3) @ Chicago Bears (3-6)

Vegas Picks: BAL -4.5

Goldie’s Take: Ravens Win 26-20

The Ravens look to bounce back after that horrid performance they displayed at the hands of the Dolphins last Thursday night. After missing back to back practices this week, Lamar Jackson was back out there Friday, so Ravens fans (And LJ fantasy owners) can breathe a sigh of relief. A few trends worth noting in this one: Chicago is on an abysmal 0-7 skid straight up AND against the spread when coming off a bye since 2014. Also, Lamar Jackson is a perfect 12-0 versus NFC teams. All these trends continue this weekend as Baltimore leaves the Chi with a W. The Crazy Uncle approves.

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: CAR -3.5

Washington Football Team (3-6) @ Carolina Panthers (5-5)

Vegas Picks: CAR -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Panthers Win 23-20

Big storyline surrounding this one is Cam Newton’s first start back in Carolina. Fitting that his first start back is against former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera drafted Newton, and the duo even made it to a Super Bowl together in 2016. After coaching Newton for years, Rivera should have a pretty good idea about how to stop him, but if you ask Jeffy about it, he’ll say “Ron Rivera couldn’t stop a high school team.” SuperCam and the Panthers get an emotional win in a venue call!

 

Rest of Week 11:

 

Indianapolis Colts (5-5) @ Buffalo Bills (6-3)

Vegas Picks: BUF -7

Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 30-24

After their 1-4 start, Indy has rejuvenated their season by winning four out of their last five. This puts them back at .500, right outside the AFC playoff picture. However, this week they have arguably their toughest test so far, having to go on the road and face the mighty Buffalo Bills. Feeding star RB Johnathan Taylor is a recipe for Colts to stay in this one, but I trust Buffs to take care of business at home. 

 

Detroit Lions (0-8-1) @ Cleveland Browns (5-5)

Vegas Picks: CLE -11.5

Goldie’s Take: Browns Win 28-17

Browns are in the midst of a streaky 2-4 slide, but get a much needed boost to their offense with star RB Nick Chubb set to return. Even with the status of QB Baker Mayfiled up in the air, I still have Browns holding on for the win at home. Lowly Lions should have a very hard time moving the ball on Myles Garrett and stingy Cleveland D, and Chubb should have a big day slicing right through Motown’s weak defensive unit. Browns get the win at home to creep back above .500. 

 

Houston Texans (1-8) @ Tennessee Titans (8-2)

Vegas Picks: TEN -10

Goldie’s Take: Titans WIn 30-17

No matter what the NFL has thrown at them, the Titans have responded. Even without superstar RB Derrick Henry, the Titans find themselves winners of six in a row sitting at 8-2 with the best record in the AFC. On the other side, Houston has lost 8 straight and cannot wait for this season to be over. Both of those trends continue as Titans roll past Texans. 

 

San Francisco 49ers (4-5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)

Vegas Picks: SF -6

Goldie’s Take: 49ers Win 24-20

The Niners salvaged their season with a very impressive upset of the Rams on MNF last week. Their defense gave the star studded Rams a very hard time, and they finally looked like the Niners team that was in the Super Bowl just two seasons ago. However, expect the Jags to keep this one close as they’ve been trending upwards lately, 2-2 in their last four games, including a major upset of the Bills a few weeks ago. Not to mention San Fran could be on letdown watch after such a monumental win last week against the Rams. Picking Niners to get the win… but banking on a Jacksonville home cover. 

 

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Miami Dolphins (3-7) @ New York Jets (2-7) 

Vegas Picks: MIA -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 23-15

Lots of factors pointing to a Dolphins win on Sunday. Fins have picked up the pieces a bit lately winning two in a row, including a shocking upset of the Ravens on TNF. Meanwhile, the Jets enter this one after losing two back to back, including getting annihilated at home by the Bills last week. Also, Fins have owned the Jets of late, 8-2 in their last ten and 3-1 under Brian Flores. Old, stationary Joe Flacco should have a tough time dealing with ‘Fins blitz-heavy defense. Expect a low-scoring game, as Tua should be able to game-manage Miami to their third straight victory. 

 

New Orleans Saints (5-4) @ Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)

Vegas Picks: PHI -2

Goldie’s Take: Eagles WIn 27-23

Big NFC playoff implications in this matchup. Currently Saints hold one of the final Wild Card spots in the NFC, with the Eagles lurking right behind them. Saints are losers of two in a row after their big upset of the Bucs a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, the Eagles enter this one after destroying the Broncos on the road. It seems Philly’s offense has finally found its identity as a running team rather than a passing team. Philly is 0-4 at home this year, while the Saints are on an impressive 16-4 road heater. Both of those trends are due to come to an end this weekend as Philadelphia finally gets to see their Eagles fly high with a home win.

 

Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) @ Las Vegas Raiders (5-4)

Vegas Picks: CIN -1

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 28-26

After red hot starts, both of these teams have dropped their last two, and are starting to lose their validity. The Raiders offense hasn’t looked the same since the departure of speedy WR Henry Ruggs III, and Bengals have had two weeks to stew after getting demolished at home by division rival Cleveland. However, Cincy does have a significant prep/rest edge as they’re coming off a bye, and the Raiders played Sunday night. This game is a complete toss up in my opinion, but give me Burrow and the Bengals to steal one on the road. 

 

Arizona Cardinals (8-2) @ Seattle Seahawks (3-6)

Vegas Picks: ARI -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 28-24

For the third straight week Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is listed as questionable heading into Sunday, and they have already ruled out WR Deandre Hopkins. The past two weeks we have seen Kyler go to inactive status and backup Colt McCoy has seen the past two starts. So Kyler’s “questionable” designation will truly be a gametime decision. Also, Seattle is hanging by a thread in the NFC playoff race and a loss could pretty much end their season. Last week we saw Russell Wilson get shutout for the first time in his career. I’m expecting a huge bounce back performance from Russ and this Seahawks offense. Also making this one a bit of a venue call as Seattle is still one of the most hostile environments to play in the NFL. UPSET!

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1) @ Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)

Vegas Picks: LAC -6

Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 31-14

After the hot start, the Bolts have started to slip a bit, losing three out of their last four. However, this week they have a SNF home game against the Steelers, who just tied the winless Lions. Big Ben has been ruled out for this contest, and Pittsburgh already has a hard enough time scoring points with Big Ben. It very well could be a disaster without him. I’m fully expecting the Chargers to get off the cold streak and steamroll the Steelers in LA.

 

New York Giants (3-6) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)

Vegas Picks: TB -10.5

Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 30-20

The Bucs have been upset in their last two games by teams that they should have beaten. Is it time to start to feel nervous in Tampa? I don’t think so. Yes, those two losses were a bad look, but you’re still 6-3 and completely in control of your own destiny. Oh, and you have the greatest football player to ever play on your team named Tom Brady. The Bucs finally come home on Monday night, and they’ll get back on track with a win. However I could see G-Men slipping in under that hefty point spread. 

Top 5 NBA Players Who Are Actually Casino Enthusiasts

It is safe to say that gambling is attractive to many people because it offers an opportunity to quickly win money. However, it also offers stimulation and excitement, which is why it popular among those who already have millions in their bank accounts. While a lot of actors and musicians are fans of casino games, many NBA players have also dipped their toe in these waters. Basketball stars can often be seen in Las Vegas and Atlantic City where they test their off-the-court skills and their luck. Let’s take a look at the NBA legends who are known for their love of gambling. 

Michael Jordan

There isn’t a basketball fan on the planet who doesn’t know his name, yet many are not aware of his fondness of casino games. Michael Jordan is undoubtedly very competitive, a trait that has helped him earn six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten scoring titles and ten All-NBA First Team designations, to name a few. However, this basketball legend is not just competitive on the court. In fact, he also enjoys gambling at Atlantic City casinos. He is also known for having bets with his friends, and one time he even lost a million dollars over a golf-related bet. 

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is another NBA legend whose name is known across the planet. While he is retired, he has managed to set various records during his career with the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets. In 2006 he shocked his fans when he declared that he lost more than $10 million in casinos. He even ended up in court due to his $400,000 gambling debt to a Las Vegas casino. 

JR Smith

While many people set their gambling budget while they learn how to play online casino games, basketball player JR Smith took things to a whole new level. The former player at Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks had a suitcase at home full of cash that he used only for gambling. No one would even know about it if it weren’t for thieves who broke into his mansion and took the suitcase with those $ 15,000 in cash, among other things. 

Charles Oakley

It is no secret that a lot of ordinary Joes engage in NBA sports betting, but we rarely stop to think about that those players we bet on also like to gamble themselves. However, when betting activities occur among players, their unsettled scores rarely remain a secret. Let’s take a look at what happened between Hill and Oakley, for instance. After a game of dice, Philadelphia Sixers player, Tyrone Hill, owed Charles Oakley money. This left this basketball player filled with anger, and the whole thing escalated when he attacked Hill by throwing basketballs at him. The biggest problem was that this happened during a preseason game, and naturally, Oakley was suspended. In addition, he was forced to pay $10.000 for inappropriate behavior.

Antoine Walker

Unfortunately, Antoine Walker went from being a NBA star to being a walking cautionary tale. A Celtics player developed a taste for gambling in 2009, and his kryptonite was poker. Some say that gambling and casino games are to blame for the demise of his career. He even managed to make almost a million dollars worth of gambling debts in different casinos. As his gambling addiction got worse, he tried to tender bad checks, which earned him several felony counts. 

Casinos are not just about games, they are also about the atmosphere, people and the whole show that goes on there. Even some of the most influential athletes on the planet haven’t managed to resist the tempting casino lights. Were you surprised by any of these names?

Why cryptocurrency betting websites will become more popular

People who still go to land-based casinos and betting shops know that they have to use cash when they want to bet. Fortunately, most online gamblinmg operators allow their clients to use all sorts of payment alternatives. Most websites provide as many e-wallets as possible because those things are trendy among punters.

 

Although Skrill and PayPal will continue to be the preferred option for many users, cryptocurrencies are slowly becoming the preferred alternative for many people. Most digital currencies offer fast transactions and are also safe to use, which is extremely important in online betting.

 

Due to their characteristics, many gambling websites have started to add them to their payment sections. In fact, silentbet has its own chart with betting sites accepting Bitcoin and other cryptos, so if this is something you are interested in, make sure to check it out. Every betting website has different sections, cool promotions, and features.

 

With that being said, here are some of the reasons why the so-called “cryptocurrency betting websites” will continue to become more prevalent in the future.

 

More and more people are using cryptocurrencies on a daily basis

 

Bitcoin is the most popular digital currency globally, and as you probably know, it began its existence back in 2009. You can read loads of information about it, but Bitcoin’s main goal was to substitute the fiat currencies that we use in our everyday life.

 

Judging by what’s happening today, things are not going as planned because most people see this cryptocurrency as an investment rather than an alternative to the US dollar, Euro, and so on. 

 

However, we expect things to change in the future because there are thousands of different digital currencies that we can choose from. Sooner or later, people will realize that those things can be used for other things besides investing/speculating, such as online betting.

 

Online casinos and bookmakers will promote the usage of cryptocurrencies

 

Although there are some exceptions, some betting websites that you will come across after reviewing Silentbet’s chart promote the usage of cryptocurrency. Some of them do that by providing their customers with different bonuses, access to special events, and even the chance to play unique casino games.

 

Interestingly, you can come across several crypto-only betting platforms where you can’t use any other payment option. Those sites weren’t that popular a few years ago, but since Ethereum, Bitcoin, and other cryptos are becoming more common in some countries, these sites are slowly becoming the preferred option for many clients.

 

Punters from some countries may not be able to use any other type of payment solution

 

Sadly, online gambling continues to be under the attack of many regulations. Even though some countries have started to accept online casinos and bookies, most of them still don’t allow their residents to access those websites. This means that the only way for those people to bet on the things they like is by using one of the cryptocurrencies.

 

Three most important factors in reviewing an online sportsbook

People who like sports and want to bet on them can choose from different online bookmakers. At first sight, it might seem as if they offer the same betting sections, bonuses, and features, but once you take a close look, you will see that this isn’t true.

 

Every bookie has something unique that makes people choose it over any other brand. Some companies have a unique offer, a special feature, or a world-class mobile application. Regardless of what’s the thing that sets them apart, every gambling operator needs to have a top-notch sportsbook. That’s why we’ve decided to point out three things that you have to test when looking for a new online bookmaker.

 

The odds

 

Let’s face it, everyone wants to have access to the best odds in the industry. That’s why websites like Betenemy allow you to check these sportsbooks by odds and pick the one that offers the best odds in the world.

 

It is worth knowing that every gambling operator uses a different method to determine the value of the odds. That’s one of the reasons why you may find huge differences if you visit several online bookies.

 

People who want to have access to the best odds should probably check out some of the sports that are not as popular as football. Perhaps the best example is eSports because most gambling websites provide really impressive odds for popular computer and mobile games.

 

The available markets

 

Even though having access to competitive odds is of utmost importance, there are other things that you can check once you visit the sportsbooks found on Betenemy, and one of them is the number of markets.

 

Depending on the sports betting platform and the sport, users may have the option to avail themselves of thousands of different options. The ones that most punters go for (FT result, both team to score, correct score, etc.) are usually available all the time, no matter which sport you like.

 

However, if you want to have the option to choose from as many alternatives as possible, you need to focus on popular sports. Basketball, football, cricket, and tennis are just some of the options that will give you the chance to pick from way more alternatives than other sports, such as floorball, snooker, and badminton, for example.

 

The number of sports

 

We’ve decided to put this last because almost every online sports betting platform provides clients with every sport in existence. Of course, there are some gambling companies where you can only find the most popular alternatives, but most of them are not like that.

 

With that being said, if you are among the punters who are looking for something specific, you should prioritize this before checking the odds and the markets. After all, it doesn’t matter if you have access to the best odds in the world and thousands of markets if you can’t use them on something you like.

 

What to know before choosing your first gambling website?

Even though some of the leading gambling websites have more than 20 years of experience, many old-school bettors didn’t know about them until recently. Ever since smartphones and tablets became easily accessible, the iGaming industry became a lot more popular than before. That’s why even punters who used to visit land-based betting shops decided to test their luck.

 

Online betting is fun, but you may get confused if you don’t know what you are doing. Let’s go through some of the basic things you should be familiar with before you start punting.

 

There are different types of betting websites

 

The first thing that you should know is that there are various gambling websites that you can choose from. Once you read this very detailed betting guide by efirbet, you will see that some gambling operators focus on sports, whereas others provide users with casino games, virtual sports, and even poker clients.

 

Luckily, you can find many gambling platforms that provide their clients with multiple betting sections. Needless to say, most people prefer using those operators’ services because they can have a fully-fledged betting experience without the need to use various platforms.

 

Each gambling website offers different features

 

Most online bookmakers will allow you to place a bet on every popular sport in the world, which is great. However, this doesn’t mean that you should open an account on the first gambling site you find because it may not have enough features.

 

Unlike land-based betting shops where you could only watch some of the games in real-time, most gambling operators have way more features. For example, some brands will allow you to settle your bet and claim your winnings whenever you want to. In some cases, you could also change specific parameters of your bet by adding different markets.

 

In order for a bookie to operate in your jurisdiction, it needs to have a license

 

Once you go through the complete Efirbet betting guide and start reading some of the reviews, pay special attention to the part where the writers discuss the security features. Like land-based betting shops, online bookies also need a permit to operate within a given jurisdiction. As you can imagine, it is not recommended to place bets on a platform that is not regulated because you may have problems with your local authorities.

 

In most cases, you will have the chance to talk to the customer support department

 

Some of the most prominent gambling operators decided to create their own customer support departments. Thanks to options like live chat and email, you can ask any kinds of questions, and the support agents will do everything they can to provide you with an answer.

 

You will have to provide personal information while creating an account

 

To use the things that a given betting website has to offer, you need to create an account. Besides providing a username and password, you also have to enter some other information, such as your date of birth, address, first/last name, and more.

 

Things to Know Before Betting on American Football

The fact that most people who want to bet on sports choose soccer shouldn’t come as a surprise. This is by far the biggest sport in the world, which is why online bookies usually have special promotions, thousands of markets, and competitive odds for it.

 

Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try out any other sports because there are many good options. One of them is American football, a sport that has millions of fans in the U.S. Thanks to the NFL, even people from other continents have the chance to place bets on the best football teams in the world.

 

Even though American football is popular, it does not have as many fans as soccer, which is why some bettors don’t know much about it. If you are one of them, here are some of the aspects that you should know before you start betting.

 

You have to find the right online bookmaker for the job

 

People who like American football should look for a suitable online bookmaker that will give them the chance to choose from loads of markets and markets. Luckily, once you read the NFL guide by Nostrabet, you can check the website and pick one of the many world-class bookmakers that will allow you to have a fully-fledged NFL betting experience.

 

For some reason, the majority of online bookmakers do not have enough American football betting markets. Usually, they only offer the popular options that are available in every other sport. Needless to say, every NFL match could potentially provide you with thousands of options, so you shouldn’t settle for less.

 

Read more information about the top teams

 

People who follow American football and the NFL up close probably know which are the best teams, which is why they usually place bets on them. As you can probably guess, those of you who don’t know anything about the sport have to do thorough research and learn the newest information about every team and player.

 

Besides their position in the league, you also have to pay close attention to any injuries. Those things usually have a massive impact on some of the teams, so it may reflect on their performance.

 

It is advisable to learn some of the popular terms

 

Once you learn more information about the rules, another important thing that may have an impact on your betting success is the specific terminology. Those who decide to take advantage of the live streaming feature that you can find once you visit Nostrabet and choose one of the bookmakers will probably hear some of the popular terms, such as “Sack”. The latter is a word that describes the action of a defensive player who manages to squeeze behind the so-called “scrimmage line” and sack the QB.

 

Even though learning every term might take some time, it is definitely recommended, especially if you want to place bets on the NFL in the future. 

 

Three Betting Bonuses to Put to the Test

Almost every betting website has some sorts of promotions that you can use once you start betting. Most gambling operators copy each other, which is why users often come across similar bonuses. For example, almost every online bookie and casino has at least one deposit promotion that will provide users with bonus funds if they add a specific amount of money to their accounts. Although you can access most promotions on every betting website, each one has different Terms and Conditions. This means that you should always read the rules before choosing which offer to test.

 

Besides the promos that are available on many betting platforms, some bookies and casinos have special bonuses that can’t be found anywhere else. Some of them are so rare that you may not even have the chance to try them out.

 

With that being said, here are three of the rarest betting promotions.

  • Mobile cashback

 

Most people who bet online use one of their handheld devices because it allows them to enjoy their hobby wherever they go. That’s why once you read the review where silentbet offers an exclusive bonus code for Unibet, you will see that one of the big names in the industry optimized its promo section. Consequently, smartphone and tablet users can avail themselves of every offer that is available to their desktop counterparts.

 

Unfortunately, even some of the industry leaders do not have an exclusive mobile promotion that is not available to PC and Mac users. Some sites do not have the required experience to create those offers, whereas others simply do not want to provide exclusive privileges to their mobile punters. 

 

Although some brands might not be keen on developing a mobile-centric promotion, they will probably have to do it anyway because it is becoming really difficult for online bookies and casinos to gain new clients. Needless to say, this promotion will have a positive impact when it comes down to gaining new customers.

  • Free bets

 

Even though some of Unibet’s offers that you will find on Silentbet may give you the chance to get a free bet, most sports betting operators do not provide their clients with this type of offer. Usually, they just have a regular deposit promo requiring a real money transaction to work.

 

While it is true that some free bets also require a real-money deposit, the classic variation of this offer can be obtained for free. Typically, clients need to complete the account verification process or download a given mobile app to get their hands on it. 

  • VIP rewards

 

The last things we’d like to point out in this article are the so-called VIP rewards. Those types of offers are only available to people who successfully become a part of a given operator’s loyalty program.

 

Despite the fact that more gambling websites have VIP clubs than free bets and mobile promos, this is not something that you can find every day.