the NFL Preseason well under way, Sports Interaction’s betting analyst Al
Dannity is here with his tips for this weekend’s hottest games.
How do you follow a start like that? Andrew Luck was majestic in his
first outing wearing a Colts’ uniform. The trick will be keeping that kind of
momentum going through to the snaps that matter in September. This Sunday night
the Colts travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. Luck won’t be on long
but he’ll see enough of the field to gaze into the eyes of James Harrison.
There may be no more feared defender in the NFL when it comes to ferocity and
passion. Luck showed he could tough it out at College level but he’s going to
have to make do with a shaky line. I like Pittsburgh to contain the Colts
starters and then show greater depth when the back-ups come into play. Bet on
the Steelers as -4.0 favorites to win big with Sports Interaction.
The other big name rookie quarterback
will be looking to make a statement this weekend. Robert Griffin III was steady
in his first outing with the Redskins but Luck stole the headlines. RGIII gets
his own chance to shine on Saturday when the Redskins head to Chicago to battle
the Bears. When it comes to pre-season, it’s always important to bear in mind
the needs of the teams playing. Chicago doesn’t need to work its first string
offense too much. Newly acquired Brandon Marshall already has a good rapport
with Jay Cutler from their days in Denver. That should see the Bears use their
starters sparingly to better work on looking at their back-ups. The Redskins on
the other hand have been handicapped by cap penalties. That means they will
need to get every edge they can in terms of breaking in their best offense. I
like the Redskins to play harder for longer. Bet on Washington as +1.0
underdogs with Sports Interaction.
Finally we come to the battle of the Big
Apple. It’s Tim Tebow vs. the New York Giants. No wait, it’s Mark Sanchez vs.
the New York media. That quarterback debate amongst the Jets is all you need to
think about going into this one. The presence of Tebow, and with it the added
media hype, has forced Sanchez to step up in training camp. So far the Sanchize
is looking more like a NFL starter than at any previous stage in his career.
Sanchez has far more to prove in this game than Eli Manning. As does Tebow, who
will be eager to keep the pressure on Sanchez under center. The Giants will see
far more benefit treating this match-up as a good way to test their rookies.
Bet on the Jets as -1.5 favorites with Sports Interaction.