A 7-4 week that concluded with a win on Monday night, moving my 2019 NFL betting record to 15-12 on the season and now 5-0 in calling first half totals. Starting on Wednesday, I will start breaking down Week 3 games. Today on CA Betting News, I have some future bets that caught my attention and have some advice on where to put your money using the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +800 to Win NFC South
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: TB +800 to win NFC South
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: TB +800 to win NFC South
To me, this is about value. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently tied for the NFC South Division lead, and with Drew Brees possibly being out up to two months, the Bucs may have a fighting chance now to win the division. At the very least, at +800, I’m going to take a shot on it. Let’s face it, Carolina does not look very good this year and I’ve all but taken them out of consideration for the division. Atlanta has a lot of holes still on their team, particularly on defense, but were able to beat a crippled Eagles team at home on Sunday night to match Tampa Bay’s 1-1 record. And then there’s the Saints who have a difficult schedule ahead of them without Drew Brees for most of the season, based on early reports. That leaves the Bucs who looked much improved on defense under Todd Bowles and have a two-time Head Coach of the Year winner in Bruce Arians now leading the pirate ship in Tampa. Their opening game loss to the 49ers doesn’t look as bad now after the 49ers completely dismantled the Bengals on the road Sunday. The Bucs have the weapons on offense, there’s no doubt about that. Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, Chris Godwin, Cameron Brate, and Ronald Jones are all dangerous playmakers. I’ll take any of them on my fantasy team, particularly that duo of wide receivers. It’s a matter of whether Jameis Winston can be efficient, which is the only thing holding back the Bucs odds from being lower. A lot of people doubt that. He played really well on Thursday night which gives me a glimmer of hope. If Winston turns it around and becomes an efficient quarterback, which he has the talent to do so, the Bucs all of a sudden become a real threat to win that division. At the very least, at +800, they have no more deficiencies right now than Atlanta has and perhaps New Orleans without Brees. I will roll the dice on those +800 odds.
Dallas Cowboys -110 to Win NFC East
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Dallas -110 to win NFC East
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Dal -112 to win NFC East
Let’s face it, there’s only two teams left that can win the NFC East unless you’re a believer in miracles who thinks the Giants and Redskins are somehow still alive at 0-2. It really is going to come down to the Cowboys and Eagles, and thus far, the Cowboys have an early edge on them. It’s early in the season so a lot can change, but the Cowboys look to be one of the sharper in the NFC thus far. They’re going to take a hit the next couple weeks without Michael Gallup, but luckily they draw Miami and a Brees-less Saints team the next two games. Consider me concerned about Philadelphia. Their pass defense the first two weeks has been shredded by Case Keenum and Matt Ryan, and their battling a ton of injuries on the offensive side of the ball. They’re also on the road in Green Bay in two weeks where they could struggle to keep pace with the Cowboys. I really like the way Dak Prescott is playing thus far this year and has found a lot of different weapons to make that offense work under OC Kellen Moore. The Cowboys has also looked really good the first two weeks. I may look at the Cowboys odds to win the NFC here soon, but I like the safe play and taking them at -110 on FD to win the NFC East.