2020 NFL Week 1 Top Must Watch Games

2020 NFL Week 1 Top Must Watch Games

The 2020 NFL Season is 10 days away and here are the TOP must-watch games you need to mark on your football betting calendar. 

2020 NFL Week 1 Top Must Watch Games

Sunday, Sep 13

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills

Last season, Buffalo appeared on track for the AFC East. Tom Brady’s brilliant performance in the second head-to-head matchup stopped the Bills from winning the division. Brady is no longer a Patriot. Does that mean the Bills win the AFC East? This game should provide a nice clue.

Las Vegas Raiders at Carolina Panthers

The Raiders start their Vegas residency on the road versus the new look Carolina Panthers. Although the big news was how Carolina parted ways with Cam Newton, the bigger news is that Luke Kuechly retired. That gives the Raiders the edge in this contest.

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons 0

Seattle is a favorite to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Falcons believe this will be a bounce-back season. Seahawks – Falcons in Week 1 could set the tone for the NFC.

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

This is one of those NFC North “hash-out” games. Both the Packers and Vikings believe they can win the conference and the division. The Vikings have the happier quarterback, but Green Bay’s quarterback is named Aaron Rodgers. So, don’t make your betting decision based on what you read in the media. Handicap this like you would any other football game.  

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

El Guapo’s first game as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer is a doozy. The Saints have always struggled with the Buccaneers. Could battling Tampa with the GOAT under center motivate N’Awlins to give it their all? Maybe. 

Dallas Cowboys at L.A. Rams

Expectations are huge in Big D. Mike McCarthy has won a Super Bowl. He also knows how to get the most possible from a quarterback. The Rams’ offensive line remains a mystery. Right now, the Boys look like a lock.

Monday, Sep 14

Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants

The Giants should be better this season than they were last season. Pittsburgh gets Big Ben back, though. If Roethlisberger plays like the Ben of old, the Steelers can win the Super Bowl. The defense will be one of the top units in the NFL. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin leaned on the defense last season and the Steelers almost made it to the playoffs.  

Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos

Like the Giants, Denver will be a better team. But, Tennessee almost upset the Chiefs in last year’s AFC Championship. So, unless your football handicapping tells you to go with the Broncos, you must lean towards backing the Titans to get it done at Mile High.  

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MLB Top Plays For The Week Of Aug 31 – Sep 6

MLB Top Plays For The Week Of Aug 31 – Sep 6

The 2020 MLB season continues to roll through its Coronavirus shortened season. Here are the top plays of the upcoming week that you need to target.

MLB Top Plays For The Week Of Aug 31 – Sep 6

Monday, Aug. 31

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds

Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson maybe 0-2 but we shouldn’t write off his chances on Monday. Hudson has a dynamite 3.23 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. That’s in sharp contrast with Anthony DeSclafani, who has a 5.71 ERA. 

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies

Dodgers look strong for the NL West. But the Padres and Rockies have a shot at a wildcard. Of the two, which team appears better suited for victory on Monday? SD has yet to decide who will start. That can’t be a positive.

Tuesday, Sep. 1

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros

At 1-3 with a 9.28 ERA, it’s hard to see Jordan Lyles keeping Houston’s offense at bay. The Stros are in good hands with 2.35 ERA Framber Valdez.

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

Corbin has done as much as he can for the defending champs. The Nationals pitcher is 2-2 with a 3.82 ERA. The Phillies counter with Aaron Nola, though. Philadelphia is just 2 games behind Atlanta in the NL East. That makes this a key matchup. Expect Nola to have his best stuff.

Wednesday, Sep. 2

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees

Tampa is hot. They’re 8-2 in their last 10, are on a 4-game winning streak heading into Sunday, August 30, and now have a +34 run differential. New York can’t wait. They’re now 4 games behind the Rays. 

Cleveland at Kansas City Royals

Because it’s a shortened season, every game matters. The Tribe have a 1-game lead over the White Sox and a 1 ½ games lead over the Twins. On Wednesday, they send another young, talented pitcher to the mound. Triston McKenzie is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA. The 23-year-old faces veteran Danny Duffy and his 4.11 ERA. 

Thursday, Sep. 3

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates

The Cubs are undecided, which might give the Pirates an edge. The last time starter JT Brubaker battled Chicago, he threw 3 innings, walked 1, gave up a hit, and struck out 3. If Pittsburgh gives JT more run, he could help them upset the Cubbies.

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Angels

Padres starter Garrett Richards is 1-2 with a 5.17 ERA. Garrett has a 3.38 ERA in 3 away games, though. The Halos send Andrew Heaney to the mound. Heaney has a 4.62 ERA, making Padres versus Angels on Thursday a handicapping conundrum.

Friday, Sep. 4

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers

Although LAD Friday starter Ross Stripling is 3-1, his ERA is 5.61. Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 3-1 record and a 3.32 ERA. Dodgers aren’t a lock on Sep. 4.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants

The Giants could win a rare game by 2 runs with Weaver throwing for the D’Backs. Luke has an 8.23 ERA and a 1-5 record.  

Saturday, Sep. 5

San Diego Padres at Oakland A’s

The Padres are undecided who they’re starting on Saturday. Yes, that’s a disadvantage. But, the A’s send Frankie Montas to the hill. Fankie has a 2-3 record and 6.06 ERA. So, don’t blindly back AL West leading Oakland.

Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox

Chase Anderson goes for the Jays. The Red Sox are in rebuilding mode. Toronto is just 4 ½ behind the Rays in the AL East.

Sunday, Sep. 6

Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays

This should be a much tighter game than many expect. Miami starter Sammy Alcantara has a 1.35 Era and a .75 WHIP. Sammy will ensure the Marlins stay in this game into the sixth or seventh inning. After that, who knows what happens?

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

Dakota Hudson gets the start on Sunday, Sep. 6. Unless Cubs’ pitcher Tyler Chatwood turns his recent form around, Hudson could pick up his second win this week. 

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2020 NFL Rookie Of The Year Odds & Analysis

2020 NFL Rookie Of The Year Odds & Analysis

The 2020 NFL Season kicks-off on September 10th making it a perfect time to check in on the latest NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds and the top candidates to earn the award.

NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year Odds

  • Joe Burrow +250
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire +400
  • Jonathan Taylor +900
  • Tua Tagovailoa +900
  • Jerry Jeudy +1500
  • D’Andre Swift +1600
  • Henry Ruggs III +1800
  • Cam Akers +1950
  • CeeDee Lamb +2000
  • Ke’Shawn Vaughn +2000
  • Justin Herbert +2000
  • Jalen Reagor +2500
  • J.K. Dobbins +2500
  • Denzel Mims +3000
  • Justin Jefferson +3000
  • K.J. Hamler +3000
  • Zack Moss +3000
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. +3500
  • Michael Pittman Jr. +4000
  • Tee Higgins +4000
  • Tyler Johnson +4000
  • K.J. Hill +4000
  • Lamical Perine +4000
  • Antonio Gibson +4000
  • Brandon Aiyuk +4000
  • Chase Claypool +4500
  • Jalen Hurts +4500
  • Jordan Love +5000
  • Joshua Kelly +5000
  • A.J. Dillon +5000
  • Bryan Edwards +6500
  • Brycen Hopkins +10000
  • Anthony Gordon +10000
  • Antonio Gandy-Golden +10000
  • Adam Trautman +10000
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones +10000
  • Cole Kmet +10000
  • Jacob Eason +10000
  • Jake Fromm +10000
  • Andrew Thomas +15000

2020 NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Brandon Ayuik +4000

If Ayuik stays healthy, he could become the 49ers’ version of Atlanta’s Julio Jones. That’s what Kyle Shanahan hopes, at least. 

CeeDee Lamb +2000

Lamb is a player. Dak Prescott will love this guy in Big D. But, the Boys already have Michael Gallup, Amari Cooper, and Zeke Elliott. So, CeeDee will have to fight for scraps at the target table.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire +400

Andy Reid loves using his running backs. This season, he’s got a running back. Edwards-Helaire could get up to 25 to 30 touches per. The +400 odds make him an overlay to win Rookie of the Year.  

D’Andre Swift +1600

Swift could start in Detroit. The problem? Matt Patricia figures to rotate Swift with Kerryon Johnson. 

Henry Ruggs III +1800

Ruggs III has ridiculous speed. He also has some of the best hands of any wide receiver in this draft class. Raiders coach Jon Gruden will use Ruggs III all over the field. He’s a faster version of Julien Edelman, which makes him a major contender for the ROY. 

J.K. Dobbins +2500

Dobbins will back up starter Mark Ingram in Baltimore. He shouldn’t get enough touches to win Rookie of the Year. But, who knows? If Ingram gets hurt early in the season, J.K. becomes a contender. 

Jalen Hurts +4500

The odds are massive because Hurts won’t start at quarterback. Before writing off Jalen’s chances, though, realize that he could be a more electrifying version of the Saints’ Taysom Hill. Hill gets enough touches each game to go in the middle rounds in fantasy football drafts. That makes Hurts an interesting underdog Rookie of the Year possibility. 

Jerry Jeudy +1500

Jeudy is the best route runner in the 2020 class. He should excel in Denver. But to excel, quarterback Drew Lock must be better.

Joe Burrow +250

If the offensive line protects Joe Burrow, he should win the ROY. Joe’s got some weapons with A.J. Green at wide receiver and Joe Mixon in the backfield.

Jonathan Taylor +900

+900 are overlay odds on JT. Marlon Mack is listed as the Colts’ starter, but Mack has an injury-filled history. Taylor is a monster who dominated Big Ten defenses. Indianapolis has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. So, if JT gets the start, watch out!

Justin Herbert +5000

Herbert won’t start for the Bolts. Even if he does, the odds are correct because it’s hard to see him having much success. Why even put him on the list? Justin was the sixth pick in the NFL Draft. He deserves some mentioning. 

Tua Tagovailoa +900

Tua won’t start the season under center, which makes him the biggest underlay among the name players. How are we sure the Dolphins won’t start Tua ahead of Ryan Fitzpatrick? The offensive line remains terrible. Any time an NFL team must start Ereck Flowers, the line is horrible. Tua has a history of getting hurt. Why not wait to rebuild the offensive line before starting your franchise quarterback? 

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