When it comes to NFL online betting I don’t believe there is a better sportsbook for the smart bettor than RealBet. Not only are they giving away a ton of free gifts and supersized reload bonuses with their 12 Days of Christmas promotion, but they have a number of serious perks. All this will come in handy when it comes to your NFL online betting this weekend with games on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Let’s take a look at some smart NFL online betting picks.
NFL Online Betting – New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
The only thing remarkable about this game on Christmas Eve is the 16.5 point spread. Obviously the New England Patriots are the favorites and playing at home gives them an even bigger advantage. The New York Jets are past playing for pride at this point and no doubt wouldn’t mind a few more losses to increase their draft pick position.
The New England Patriots are already playoff bound and of course are a much better team. Coached by the dark genius known as Belichick, the Patriots may indeed be a better team by 16.5 points. However, with a playoff berth clinched how big do the Pats want to run up the score? No way they lose this game and I suspect they would be just fine winning by 10. I hope the Jets will play for a little pride, so I think you could take the Gangrene on the pointspread and do fine here.
Football Betting Picks – Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks
In a rematch of NFC West divisional rivals the Arizona Cardinals visit the Seattle Seahawks. These two faced off in Week 7 in what turned into an instant NFL classic- a 6-6 OT tie. Both teams have had challenging seasons with the Cardinals on the worst end of it posting a disappointing 5-8-1 record.
When it comes to NFL online betting the Seahawks have had a better season, but seem fragile and unpredictable in spite of their 9-4-1 record. They have been very hard to handicap and I started avoiding both of these teams mid season. However, when it is tough for you to handicap it is just as hard for the bookmakers to do the same- thus their erratic performance starts to create profitable opportunities.
Christmas Eve NFL Games – Picks and Tips
As explained in a previous article advocating taking the Cardinals on the spread, you can do very well betting erratic teams on points. So I have been betting them both very successfully over the last few weeks as the point spreads have been off given the talents of both of the teams. In a nutshell, Seattle is usually over valued against the spread and Arizona can be undervalued against the spread.
So how do we handicap two talented but erratic teams that are playing each other? Well let’s take a look at the numbers. The point spread makes Seattle the favorite at -9 which seems like a big number. As always give the hometown team 3 points, and so what the bookies are saying is that the Hawks are six point favorites. The Over Under bet is 43.5 and the money line is -420 on Seattle and +330 for Arizona.
Football Pointspreads – Arizona Cardinals Upset
My instinct here is that Arizona is going to show up and play very competitively against the Seahawks. I don’t know if they will win but I think the Cardinals have a very good chance to beat a 9 point spread. If you you are feeling like taking a smart risk with your NFL online betting, then think about the Cards on the spread. Also make sure to check in just before game time on the prop bets for the game in case a line seems weak.