NFL Line Watch Week 14
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Tennessee Titans (+13.5) @ Denver Broncos
If you like the Titans to keep this one close, then I'd recommend jumping on this line as fast as possible. While you can still get a 13.5 at 5Dimes as of printing, for the most part 12 is the predominating number across the board. It's likely to drop even lower. Tennessee is coming off a hard-fought 22-14 loss in Indianapolis last week and catches a somewhat complacent home side coming off its second victory of the season over division rival Kansas City. As good as Denver is, there is no question that this sets up as a natural "letdown / trap" game for the Broncos, with a contest vs. division rival San Diego next week. While the Titans have struggled for bettors at home this year, they've been a non-stop profit buffet on the road all season, going a near-perfect 5-1 ATS so far. Expect this line to continue to drop as the week wares on.
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St. Louis Rams (+6) @ Arizona Cardinals
Divisional contests at this time of year are always important. If you think the Rams can bounce back from their 23-13 setback at San Francisco last week and hand the Cardinals a second-straight loss, I'd recommend waiting a bit closer to kick-off before getting involved with this one. This line opened at 6 and while that is pretty much the predominating number across the board as of printing, there is a 6.5 (Pinnacle) and even a 7 (5Dimes) available right now as well. I think this number could go even higher. Bettors are jumping on Arizona as it looks to bounce back from its first loss in four games and to avenge a 27-24 setback in St. Louis in Week 1. With two straight on the road, including a game in Seattle on December 22nd, this contest takes on added importance for the home side. Expect this line to continue to climb as we get closer to kickoff.
Total to watch
Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos (50.5)
Once again we look to the Denver Broncos for this week's total to watch. Denver has seen the total go 10-2 this year, 5-1 at home and 5-1 on the road. As mentioned above, the Broncos most recently beat the Chiefs for a second time in the last three weeks, a 35-28 barn-burner, the total sailing above the posted number of 49.5 in that one. This total opened at 50.5, but is already starting to drop, with 50's and even a 49.5 on the board as of printing (5Dimes). Tennessee has seen the total go 2-3-1 on the road so far this year. If you're planning no playing the "under", consider getting involved as soon as possible.
- Tampa Bay
- Larry Ness
- May 25, 2015 - 7:10 PM
- Offered at:
- pinnacle @ -137 Tampa Bay
Odorizzi has been the most consistent pitcher for the Rays in 2015...
My free play is on the TB Rays at 7:10 ET.
The Seattle Mariners weren’t able to pull off the three-game road sweep in Toronto, losing 8-2 on Sunday afternoon. Actually, taking two of three in a road series is big news for the Mariners, as with Sunday’s loss, they’ve lost NINE of their last 13 away games. The Mariners have batted only .226 while averaging just 3.0 runs over their last 11 games, so starter for Roenis Elias (1-1, 2.76 ERA) HAS to be worried that it could be more of the same for him on Monday night in Tampa Bay. Seattle has scored just 10 runs for Elias (1-1, 2.76) over his five outings. The left-hander picked up his first victory in a FOURTH straight quality start Wednesday, when he gave up one run over 7.2 innings in a 4-2 win at Baltimore. He's been outstanding," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's been very consistent since his recall from Triple-A."
Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi (3-4, 2.43 ERA) knows plenty about not getting enough support, as well. He has put up a quality outing in EIGHT of nine starts but has received just 15 total runs of support, leaving him 3-4 on the season, with the Rays going just 4-5 in his starts despite his excellent ERA, outstanding 0.96 WHIP and with opponents batting just .211 against him. "You feel for him because he's pitched really well all year," manager Kevin Cash told MLB's official website. "At the same time, he's a pro. He gets it. He just keeps going out there giving us what we need." In his only career start versus Seattle, Odorizzi allowed one hit over six innings in a 2-0 road win May 14, 2014
Odorizzi has been the most consistent pitcher for the Rays in 2015, while permitting three or fewer runs in all but one start, including FIVE times allowing one or zero runs. He’s OVERDUE for some help.
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