Covers' best NFL handicapping stories of the week

Jan 4, 2013 |
Here's a handful of our most informative handicapping stories for NFL football from this week.

NFL odds: Wild Card Weekend opening line report
We chatted with Peter Korner, founder of Nevada-based oddsmaking service The Sports Club, about the opening odds for this weekend’s playoff games.

Patriots, Broncos enter playoffs as Super Bowl favorites

Check out the latest NFL futures prices at the LVH Superbook in Las Vegas.

NFL Wild Card Round betting trends to watch for
Covers Expert Marc Lawrence dives into his database of stats for Wild Card Weekend.

See spot, see spot bet: This week's best spot bet opportunities

Spot bets are a classic handicapping practice that has proven profitability no matter what sport you’re betting.

Where the action is: NFL Wild Card midweek line moves

We chat with Aron Black of Bet365.com about the NFL betting patterns heading into the weekend:

NFL's biggest betting mismatches: Wild Card weekend

Each week we take a look at some of the underlying mismatches in the NFL in order to find hidden betting value.

NFL poolies betting cheat sheet: Wild Card Weekend
Check out our NFL poolies' cheat sheet for all your football wagering needs in condensed form.

The Lewis Effect: Can the Ravens' leader move lines?

Ray Lewis, who is the undisputed vocal, physical and spiritual leader of the Baltimore Ravens, possesses a rare game-breaking ability for a defensive player, but is his presence enough to influence Sunday’s betting line?

Will Hill posts exacta odds for every possible Super Bowl matchup
William HIll in Nevada has released exacta odds for every possible Super Bowl matchup using all the teams who have qualified for the playoffs, meaning you must pick the winner and loser of the Super Bowl game to win your bet.

NFL Prop Shop: Wild Card Weekend
Covers Expert Sean Murphy reveals his four best prop plays for this weekend.

NFL line moves: Saturday's wild card games

We chat with Aron Black of Bet365.com and get an update on the NFL betting patterns heading into Saturday.

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