Covers' best NFL handicapping stories of the week

Dec 8, 2012 |
Here's a handful of our most informative handicapping stories for NFL football from this week.

How to cap the four playoff-bound NFL teams down the stretch

Handicapping playoff-bound NFL teams down the stretch can be tricky, but luckily the Covers Experts are here to guide you through how to evaluate each team in the final month of the season.

Capping the NFL's biggest QB controversies

There’s nothing like a good quarterback controversy to drive bettors crazy in their attempts to handicap upcoming NFL games.

NFL odds: Week 14 opening line report

The NFL schedule makers got one right in Week 14 of the season, headlining the slate with a showdown between the top two Super Bowl favorites.

Football lines that make you go hmmm...

Losing to a 37-year-old quarterback not named Brett Favre will put any team in the dog house with NFL bettors.

Three NFL teams ready for a surprise Super Bowl run
Here are three NFL teams picking up steam heading into Week 14 and their odds to win Super Bowl XLVII.

Wet weather expected for NFL Week 14
Mother Nature sure has impeccable timing. In a week in which 14 of the 16 NFL games are being played at outdoor venues, most of those contests are expected to get hit by inclement weather.

Inside the betting stats: Bowl season & NFL stretch run

Here’s a quick-read into some illuminating numbers heading into college bowl season and the stretch run of the NFL schedule.

NFL's biggest betting mismatches: Week 14

Each week, we break down some of the underlying mismatches in the NFL, hoping to give you an inside edge when handicapping the schedule. Here are four of the biggest betting mismatches from Week 14:

Oddsmaker: Vikes' Harvin worth 'about 2 points' to spread
The Minnesota Vikings placed WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday, abruptly ending a season that began so promising for one of the NFL's most versatile players.

NFL Prop Shop: Week 14's best prop plays

We were shut out inside the Prop Shop last week, a disappointing result that dropped us to 26-24-2 on the season. We'll get back on track with four winners this Sunday.

Where the action is: NFL mid-week line moves

If you think the shopping malls are busy this time of year, take a look at the odds for Week 14 of the NFL season. Oddsmakers have been frantically juggling numbers this week with early action forcing some notable adjustments.

NFL poolies betting cheat sheet: Week 14
Check out our NFL poolies' cheat sheet for all your football wagering needs in condensed form. Quick-hitting betting notes on all of Week 14's action.

What are the odds these NFL teams will make the playoffs? released lines on some of the NFL bubble teams on whether or not they'll make the playoffs.

NFL weather watch: Snow expected at Lambeau

Find out if weather will impact your wagers in Week 14 of the NFL season.

Where the action is: Week 14 NFL line moves
We talked to Bryan, a spokesman for BetDSI, about the flow of action coming in prior to Sunday’s NFL games.

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