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Arizona Cardinals 10-4
Minnesota Vikings 10-5
Indianapolis Colts 9-5-1
Houston Texans 9-5-1
Kansas City Chiefs 9-6
Dallas Cowboys 9-6
TITANS 13 - JAGUARS 21
JAGUARS WIN -4.5 / UNDER 38.5
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CHARGERS 38 - 49ERS 35
CHARGERS WIN +1.5 / OVER 40.5
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EAGLES 24 - REDSKINS 27
REDSKINS WIN +7 / OVER 50
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VIKINGS 35 - DOLPHINS 37
VIKINGS WIN +4.5 / OVER 42.5
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PACKERS 20 - BUCCANEERS 3
PACKERS WIN -11.5 / UNDER 48.5
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LIONS 20 - BEARS 14
BEARS WIN +10 / UNDER 43.5
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FALCONS 30 - SAINTS 14
FALCONS WIN +6 / UNDER 56.5
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PATRIOTS 17 - JETS 16
JETS WIN +9.5 / UNDER 47
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CHIEFS 12 - STEELERS 20
STEELERS WIN -2.5 / UNDER 49.5
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BROWNS 13 - PANTHERS 17
BROWNS WIN +6 / UNDER 40
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RAVENS 13 - TEXANS 25
TEXANS WIN +6.5 / UNDER 42
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GIANTS 37 - RAMS 27
GIANTS WIN +6.5 / OVER 43.5
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BILLS 24 - RAIDERS 26
RAIDERS WIN +7 / OVER 41
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COLTS 7 - COWBOYS 42
COWBOYS WIN -3.5 / UNDER 53
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SEAHAWKS - CARDINALS
Sunday, December 21 - 5:30 PM
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BRONCOS - BENGALS
Monday, December 22 - 5:30 PM
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Seattle Seahawks 110
New England Patriots 106
Green Bay Packers 102
Denver Broncos 97
Baltimore Ravens 93
Detroit Lions 90
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Who Dat?
By Dennis Ranahan

The Arizona Cardinals host the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks tonight with a chance to wrap of the NFC West Division title. It is a quite an accomplishment possibility for a Cardinals team that came into the season underdogs in the division to both Seattle and the San Francisco 49ers.

Before the season began the prospects seemed bleak as they lost key players by injury on both sides of the ball. Then, once the season began, the Cardinals have had trouble keeping their quarterbacks healthy.

Carson Palmer was injured during an opening night win over the San Diego Chargers and missed three games. His replacement, Drew Stanton, guided the Cardinals to two wins before suffering the Broncos first setback of the season at Denver. Following that loss, Palmer returned and had led Arizona to four straight wins but was injured and lost for the season in a midseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

Stanton came on in that game, led a touchdown drive to pull the Cardinals from a fourth quarter deficit to the lead, and the Arizona defense provided two more touchdowns to get the Week Ten win over the Rams. Stanton also led wins over the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs over the next four weeks before he was injured and lost for at least the regular season in their rematch against the Rams.

The Cardinals beat St. Louis twice this year, but also lost a pair of quarterbacks in the battles.


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Bottom Line Profits
By Dennis Ranahan

The cost of a sports service is much more tied to point spread results than the price for the information. That being said, it certainly is most beneficial when solid information is delivered reliably for a fixed price.

One method that gamblers find attractive is a net winner program, where they only pay for the picks when they win. This method is mostly offered by boiler room operations that rely on new business to pickpocket successful clients. Subscriber gains are gouged by exorbitant fees from the service offering the point spread plays, some reported to cost as much as 50% of profits.

The reason the bettors lose in this business model is that they share profits while riding the crest of a winning run, but are left holding the bag when suffering through losing streaks. They also absorb all the actual financial risk. Hence the need for these operations is to focus on attracting new subscribers while losing dissatisfied customers in a commonly short period of time.

Many sports handicapping services will offer a dirt cheap opportunity for their first game, and if it wins begin a barrage of sales pitches that an even better play than the one that just won is now available and it only costs … something significantly more than the introductory game. When, and if, wins pile up the information made available is always promoted as better and therefore more costly.

When the good times end, and three, four or five straight wins are blunted by three wins in the next eleven selections, the dissatisfied customer is left with the debt incurred at the book and with the service holding significant fees for costing him or her money.

As in any financial endeavor, it is best to fix costs that can be and lock them in at an attractive rate. If one was so fortunate as to find a source that truly did offer an edge over the prevailing point spreads the cost is often prohibitive. I knew some friends in college who found such a source in the 1970’s, and while none of them could afford the $2000 annual fee for the NFL season, five of them got together and gained the picks for a much more affordable $400 each.

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