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Bet on another big game from Aaron Jones, and Friday’s NFL bets you need to make in Week 6

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Aaron Jones is coming off a massive performance in Week 5 and he could be in for another big performance this weekend against the Detroit Lions. We break down all the football odds including team totals, player props, teasers and a whole lot more as we give you our best bets and predictions for Week 6 in the NFL.

A JONES THROW AWAY

We don’t always suggest betting on players coming off monstrous four-touchdown games, but when these players are squaring off against a defense that is allowing 66 yards receiving to opposing running backs this year, we love hitting the “Over” button.

The Detroit Lions are 12th in DVOA pass defense but sit 31st in receiving yards per game allowed to running backs. Five RBs have gone Over 31 yards receiving through the Lions’ four games to date as the Motor City Mammalia are surrendering 8.74 yards per pass attempt to opposing backs.

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Jones sits third on the team in receiving yards and has stuffed the passing boxscore in the last two weeks turning 15 targets into 13 catches for 112 yards. With Davante Adams expected to sit again on Monday, we are firing up the Jones Over 30.5 receiving yards as a rare two-unit play.

COOPER SIZE ME

The New York Jets came into the 2019 season with a plethora of injuries to their secondary, so much so that safety Jamal Adams jokingly said he would play corner if the team needed. They are finally getting healthy, but the problem is they still stink, especially to opposing WR1s where they are allowing a league-worst 114 yards a game.

The fact that quarterback Sam Darnold will likely start and the recently embarrassed Dallas Cowboys are coming to town creates a perfect storm — sans Clooney and Wahlberg. Amari Cooper hung a 11/226/1 on PFF’s No.1 cornerback last week and will feast on the Jets who may be more competitive with Darnold running the offense again, keeping the score closer than previous weeks.

Take the Over on Amari Cooper’s 80.5 receiving yards.

ALIVE AND KICKING

The field goals have been flying at Empower Field at Mile High this year. The Denver Broncos have played two home games this year and kickers are a perfect 10-for-10 in the Colorado air.

The Broncos are giving up over three field-goal attempts a game as their defense is only allowing TDs in the redzone on 33 percent of their opponents’ trips inside the 20.

The Tennessee Titans will have a new kicker when they take on the Broncos Sunday as Cody Parkey replaces Cairo Santos. The former Chicago outcast will have his chances to prove himself to his new club as the Titans have had trouble finishing drives of late, scoring a TD in the rezone at the 28th-worst clip over their last three.

Kickers are people too. Grab the Over 3.5 field goals made (+100)

TROUBLE IN THE REDZONE

Two teams in the league have yet to score a touchdown in the redzone on the road. One of them is the Miami Dolphins and the second, more surprisingly, is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Tomlin’s crew will head to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers and their troubles within the 20 may be prevalent for another week.

The best-case scenario for the Steelers is that Mason Rudolph and his 161 yards per game start and the worst-case scenario is undrafted quarterback Delvin Hodges starts. Both cases don’t inspire much confidence in the team’s ability to move the ball as their team total sits at 16.5.

We are betting on Pittsburgh’s first score being a field goal (-110).

SACKS CALLING

The Carolina Panthers have been getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks, sacking QBs 5.3 times per game over their last three. That is bad news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who gave up six sacks last week and 12 total in Weeks 3 through 5.

Adding insult to injury, the Bucs will also be without their starting right guard and right tackle, meaning Winston may be running for his life in London. Take the Over 5.5 total sacks and enjoy this seldom played but entertaining prop play.

 

Canucks vs Golden Knights picks and predictions for Game 1

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Perhaps no team has been more fun to follow during the NHL playoffs than the Vancouver Canucks, and hockey bettors can still get the Canucks at +1,300 to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Vancouver is coming off a thrilling series win against the defending champion St. Louis Blues, but now a much more difficult challenge awaits. The Vegas Golden Knights are +350 favorites to win it all, and they’ve certainly looked the part while dropping only one playoff contest.

Game 1 of this series gets underway Sunday, so we’re here to bring you our NHL picks and predictions in this Western Conference semifinal showdown.

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights betting preview

Starting Goalies

Canucks: Jacob Markstrom – playoffs – 7-3, 2.44 GAA, .929 SV% (season – 23-16, 2.75 GAA, .918 SV%)

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner – playoffs – 5-1, 2.44 GAA, .904 SV% (season – 19-10, 2.89, .920 SV%)

If this game was actually played in Las Vegas, then Markstrom could easily spend a few hours performing with Cirque du Soleil. The 30-year-old dazzled against Blues with an eye-opening array of acrobatic saves and an impressive 7-3 record. He’ll need to provide more of the same against a dangerous Vegas squad.

The Knights will likely roll with Robin Lehner, who has taken over the spot as Vegas’s starter in the crease—and rightfully so. Still, the Knights have the luxury of having Marc-Andre Fleury as their “backup.” The five-time All-Star matched an NHL record this season with his 14th consecutive playoff appearance.

Injuries

Vancouver: Tyler Myers D (out), Tyler Toffoli RW (out), Micheal Ferland LW (out), Josh Leivo LW (out)

Vegas: Tomas Nosek LW (out)

Betting Trend to Know

Canucks are 0-6 in their last six Sunday games. Find the latest NHL betting trends for Canucks vs. Golden Knights.

MONEYLINE PICK

The Canucks have been a force with the extra man during the postseason, converting 26.2% of their power plays. While the Knights are known for their offensive firepower, it’s their stingy defense that allows them to suffocate opponents—as evidenced by an 86.4% penalty kill during their playoff run. Vancouver is the only team in the league to never beat Vegas in regulation, going 0-11 all time. That’s something I just can’t ignore.

PREDICTION: Vegas ML (-175)

OVER/UNDER PICK

Each team is filled with loads of offensive talent. Vancouver’s Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller have combined for 11 goals thus far. Elias Pettersson has racked up 13 points, tied with Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon for the playoff lead.

The Knights can match Vancouver’s scorers, but they’re more balanced—Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch and Mark Stone have each lit the lamp four times during the postseason. The difference is on defense, where Vancouver has allowed the most high-danger chances of all remaining playoff teams.

PREDICTION: Over 5.5 (-110)

PROP PICK

Though I like Vegas to win, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Canucks kept it close and continued their offensive success. I’ll take a flyer on Vancouver scoring at least three goals.

PREDICTION: Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)

Canucks vs Golden Knights Betting Card

  • Vegas ML (-175)
  • Over 5.5 (-110)
  • Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)
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Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook