home record, Minny is 13 and 1 ATS.... Meanwhile, Nuggets are 2 and 10 ATS last 12 games and 0 and 5 ATS last 5 home games.
So of course go with Denver on the moneyline, right?
San Francisco advanced to the Super Bowl last season behind Kaepernick,
who had the worst game of his pro career against the Panthers in
--The Panthers are 7-1 at home, with the only loss coming to Seattle 12-7 in Week 1.
Manning set league single-season records for touchdowns (55) and yards
(5,477) but he is trying to end a streak of three straight postseason
defeats, including a 38-35 loss in double overtime last season when the
Broncos were also the No. 1 seed. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is
6-2 in his career in Denver and is relishing the matchup with Manning.
-- Manning is 9-11 in the postseason and has lost his first game on eight occasions.
--San Diego led the league with 39 10-play drives during the regular season and had two more for TDs in last week's game.
--Interestingly, Denver almost-always seems to be a slam-dunk Overs pick (this week 14 of 16 Covers experts pick them Over), but they've went Under in 5 of their last 8 games, and their last 3.
Two Lou Holtz factoids and an ESPN trend that point to Stanford:
--Holtz noted that Big 10 teams have lost last 9 of 10 Rose Bowls they've been in.
--Holtz also pointed out that Stanford's senior Crusher Rusher, Tyler Gaffney, didn't even play football his junior year, opting for baseball instead--and it has taken Gaffney at least five games to get his legs back into top football shape.
--ESPN has been uncannily accurate in its "rating system predictions" that have appeared in a scroll at the bottom of the screen. Wish I'd kept stats, but I'm confident if one played every bowl game so far, he or she would have picked not only the winner but covered the spread in most games. Only three exceptions come to mind: Geo. Tech beating Ole Miss, Minny beating Syracuse, and Arizona State stomping Texas Tech by 22 (Ouch!).... ESPN is predicting Stanford by 3 over MSU.
--Lions 1 and 14 in Metrodome since 1997
--Pats def. Bills 19 of last 20
--Bolts have won 10 of past 12 vs. KC (but got to like Chiefs +9.5!)
--Eagles allowed 21 or fewer pts.10 of past 11 vs. 'Boys
--"Double-Check Guy" 8 and 1 vs. Bears; Cutler 3 and 10 vs Pack.
Good luck and may Katherine Webb "disrupt" your next dream!
According to a Sportsbook.com oddsmaker who shall remain incognito, Sharps came in early on the home dog, which has been an ongoing trend throughout the week.
Monday, we got sharp bet on Tampa Bay, so moved to 3," confirms the oddsmaker.
"Saturday, we got another wiseguy play on Bucs, so moved to Miami -2.5."
morning we went from 2.5 to Dolphins -2 and that’s the current number," he added. "We discussed going to 1.5 but we haven’t gone there yet."