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Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Indianapolis Colts Spread Betting Preview

Welcome to the new NFL. The NFL Week 4 odds-makers listed the hometown Indianapolis Colts as mere 8-point favorites to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. The betting spread is usually in the mid-teens when these two teams meet. The last five times the Colts have played the Jaguars, Indy has not only won but covered with ease. The Colts took those games by 20, 27, 20, 34 and 17 points. Is the single digit spread a sign of how much the Colts have disappointed this season or how far the Jaguars have come since last year?

The Colts won their first game of the season last week in an exhilarating 35-33 road win over the Tennessee Titans. Meanwhile, the much improved Jags have looked competitive this season. Well until last week that is. That game ended in a 51-17 blow-out by the angry New England Patriots. The winner of this AFC South tilt will have a huge advantage come Week 17 as ever team in the division has a 1-2 record.

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 4 Spread Betting Preview

What: Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET 
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Weather:
Spread: Colts -8
Moneyline: Jacksonville +360 vs Indianapolis -450
Game Total: 47
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Jacksonville vs Indianapolis

The Jacksonville Jaguars looked as incompetent as ever in allowing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to score every single time they had the ball in their 51-17 Week 3 blowout while never coming close to covering the spread as a 14-point road underdog.

Quarterback Blake Bortles completed just 17 of 33 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the loss and the Jags allowed Tom Brady to complete a blistering 33 of 42 passes while giving up three scoring runs to veteran back LeGarrette Blount.

Even in victory, the Indianapolis Colts have looked absolutely nothing like the legitimate Super Bowl contender many predicted they would be coming into the 2015 regular season.

After dropping their first two games of the season in convincing fashion by losing at Buffalo and at home against the Jets in Week 2, Indianapolis managed to get past Tennessee last weekend 35-33, but it was anything but pretty as Andrew Luck tossed two more interceptions to bring his season total to five. While Luck did toss his second and third touchdown passes of the season in the win, the Colts lost the time of possession battle by almost 10 full minutes and allowed Tennessee rookie signal-caller Marcus Mariota to throw for a stunning 367 yards.

Betting Stats Related To This Matchup:

A whopping 64 percent of the betting public likes Indianapolis to cover the spread and it’s no reason, seeing as how Jacksonville looked more like a mid-level college program last weekend and Indianapolis is absolutely desperate to get on track after opening the season with a trio of zombie-like performances.

The Colts are 5-0 ATS in the last five games and should be able to cover the spread as double-digit faves after seeing what the Patriots did to Jacksonville in Week 3.

65 percent of the betting public also likes the over for this AFC South matchup, but I’m going to go against the grain with my pick here seeing as how seven of the last eight meetings between these teams has played under the 48-point O/U Total for this contest.

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Carolina Vs Tampa Bay Betting Line Preview

NFL Week 4 betting action continues with the 3.5-point favorite Carolina Panthers visiting the Sunshine State to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, October, 4th at 1:00 PM ET.

Carolina Panthers off to a stellar 3-0 start. While they may not as fun to watch as the Pats or Packers, but if you want to win your NFL Week 4 bets then they are a gem.

The Buccaneers have bounced back over the last two games after being embarrassed by the Tennessee Titans 42-14 in the season opener. Jameis Winston has looked more like the No. 1 overall pick and the defense has been much improved

A Closer Look At The Carolina Panthers Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 4 Betting Line Preview

What: Carolina Panthers (3-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET 
Where: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Weather: 84° F / Scattered Clouds
Spread: Panthers -3.5
Moneyline: Carolina -165 vs Tampa Bay +145
Game Total: 40
Watch: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Carolina vs Tampa Bay

The Carolina Panthers have looked like a legitimate threat to every NFC Super Bowl hopeful so far, thanks mostly to an outstanding defense (again) and a heavy dose of dual-threat signal-caller Cam Newton.

Carolina remained unbeaten by man-handling New Orleans in its 27-22 Week 3 despite failing to cover the NFL betting odds as a 10-point favorite. Newton is completing just 56.6 percent of his passes this season, but he’s tossed five touchdown passes against just two picks, not to mention the fact that he’s has five scoring runs and a 4.6-yard-per-carry average.

The Panthers are ranked sixth in rushing (132.0 ypg) and a respectable 15th in scoring (23.7 ppg). Defensively, Carolina is ranked fourth against the run and second in points allowed (16.0).

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were humbled in their 19-9 Week 3 loss at Houston while never really coming close to covering the spread as a 6-point road dog. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston struggled in completing just 17 of 36 pass attempts for 261 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. However, the Bucs got almost no production out of their rushing attack, with veteran back Doug Martin leading the Bucs in rushing with just 46 yards. For the season, Winston has completed a discouraging 52.2 percent of his passes while throwing four TD passes and three interceptions.

The Bucs are ranked an awful 28th in passing and an even more discouraging 30th in scoring (16.3 ppg) while also ranking 30th against the run (138.0 ypg) and 23rd in points allowed (26.7).

Betting Stats Related To This Matchup:

75 percent of the betting public likes Carolina to win outright and cover the spread and so do I, mostly because I expect their stout defense to give Jameis Winston a tough way to go in this affair.

Carolina has won four straight against Tampa Bay while the favorite in this series has compiled an incendiary 11-4 ATS mark in the last 15 matchups.

With the Panthers also going 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a losing record and Tampa Bay going 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games versus a team with a winning road record, I’m thinking this contest has ‘lock’ written all over it.

57 percent of the betting public likes the Over and I’m going to agree with the total for this contest set at a really low 39.5 points and the Over going 7-2 in Carolina ‘s last nine road games.

I really like the way that Carolina and Cam Newton are playing right now and I believe they’re going to win this contest by at least a touchdown.

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NY Giants Vs Buffalo Bills Spread Betting Preview

NFL Week 4 betting action continues as the 6-point underdog New York Giants visit Ralph Wilson Stadium to face inter-state rivals, the Buffalo Bills. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, October, 4th at 1:00 PM ET.

Both teams could be 3-0, but mental mistakes and suspect coaching has stalled both squads. Which team will take advantage of their talent rosters and win in week 4? Should you bet the G-men or back the Bills? Keep reading for answers to those questions and more.

A Closer Look At My NFL Week 4 New York Giants Vs Buffalo Bills Spread Betting Preview

What: NY Giants (1-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-1)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET 
Where: Buffalo, NY
Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium
Weather: 58° F/ Decreasing Cloudiness
Spread: Bills -6
Moneyline: New York +225 vs Buffalo -265
Game Total: 47.5
Watch: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: NY Giants vs Buffalo

After starting the season with a pair of narrow and crushing losses, New York got its first win of the season by man-handling the dysfunctional Washington Redskins in their 32-21 Week 2 win the last time out to cover the spread as a 3-point home favorite.

Eli Manning completed 22 of 32 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns while receivers Ruben Randle and Odell Beckham Jr. each added seven catches and once score apiece.

New York is ranked ninth in scoring (26.0 ppg) and second against the run (74.7 ypg), but that may be because teams have been able to pass the ball against their defense with absolute ease this season. The Giants rank dead last in pass defense (335.7 ypg) while also ranking 24th in points allowed (24.0).

Buffalo has been very solid for the most part through three games of the Rex Ryan era. Buffalo bounced back nicely from their 40-32 Week 2 loss to New England to lay an emphatic 41-14 smackdown on underachieving Miami last weekend to cash in as a 1.5-point road dog.

The Bills are getting very good play at quarterback where first-time starter Tyrod Taylor. The former backup to Joe Flacco for four seasons in Baltimore, Taylor completed 21 of 29 passes against the Fins for 277 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, Taylor has completed an insane 74.4 percent of his passes for 714 yards with seven TD passes and three interceptions.

With veteran running back LeSean McCoy nursing a hamstring injury since the preseason, rookie running back Karlos Williams has emerged and put up 110 rushing yards and one score against Miami on just 12 carries.

Buffalo is ranked first in rushing (152.7 ypg) and third in scoring (33.3 ppg) while also ranking first in run defense and 13th in points allowed (22.7).

Betting Stats Related To This Matchup:

A convincing 64 percent of the betting public likes the Over and I agree with the high percentage of Total bettors here and actually believe the Total for this contest is the best wager for this intriguing pairing.

The Over is 5-1 in the New York ‘s last six road games and 4-1 in their last five games overall. The Over is also 7-2 in Buffalo ‘s last nine games in the month of October.

As far as the ATS pick is concerned, 53 percent of the betting public likes Buffalo and I agree here with the Bills looking like a legitimate playoff participant right now and New York looking like an 8-8 team at best….if that.

The G-Men are just 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record while Buffalo has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall.