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For the gambler in you, Week 11

Posted on: November 19, 2011 4:32 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2011 4:32 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Each Saturday, we’ll take the best -- and most clever -- odds collected by for the upcoming week and give our take. This is important stuff, perhaps the most important post you’ll read all week. Because if you can’t lose money while watching a game in which you have absolutely no effect, what’s the point of watching sports at all?

Will Andy Reid be the head coach of the Eagles for Game 1 of the 2012 regular season?  
Yes EVEN  

No -140     

It’s going to be yes. Even if the Eagles lose out, I don’t see the Philadelphia brass firing Reid just yet. He’s been too good to that franchise to oust him after one terrible year. Besides, the Eagles are going to win a few more games this season and finish with a somewhat respectable record.

How many times will the Eagles be referred to as the "Dream Team" during the live broadcast of Sunday Night Football?
Over/Under 2.5

If this were Week 5 and the Eagles were 1-4 and Vince Young was replacing Michael Vick as the starting quarterback, then yeah, I could see the Dream Team thing happening quite a bit. But even though the Dream Team the Eagles are terrible right now, I think the Dream Team is old news. The announcers will say Dream Team less than I did in this answer.

Total passing yards -- Tyler Palko (KC)

Over/Under 235½

As you know, New England’s pass defense is worst in the league. But did you know Kansas City’s pass offense ranks No. 27 with 182.2 yards per game (You would if you were checking out our Matchup Central)? In his entire career, Palko has 82 yards passing. So, I’d go with the under and hope the Patriots prove you right.

Super Bowl XLVI Early Line  
AFC +3 (-125)

NFC -3 (+105)

Let’s just assume the Packers will be the NFC representative (that’s a safe assumption, right?). Then, think of the best the AFC has to offer (the Patriots, Steelers, Texans and Ravens). Would any of those teams stay within a field goal of Green Bay at a neutral site? I have a hard time seeing it at this point. Go with the NFC.

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Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:45 am

For the gambler in you, Week 11

Amazing....under 235 1/2 and Palko throws for .......236    LOL

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 1:10 pm

For the gambler in you, Week 11

It's like watching a train wreck unfold before your eyes.  Andy Reid is driving this disaster and he at least has the good sense not to blame anyone else.

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2011 9:54 am

For the gambler in you, Week 11

I would certainly take a flyer on that Under 235 1/2 yards passing for Palko.  I believe that the Chiefs will try to shorten the game by running alot.  But of course if the Pats get up big early in the 3rd this will force KC to pass more.  I believe that the Pats will also get some interceptions and sacks against Palko if he has to pass more than 25-30 times.  The Chiefs have the 10th best running attack statistically and this gives them their best chance at winning the game. 
If I had that line I would go Under for 110-100

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