At the beginning of the NFL season, we wrote about the explosion of points on display in the prime time games. Teams opened up their passing games in the early fall, producing 50, 60, and even 70 combined points. Fast forward to December and the winter chill is settling in. Teams like the Chiefs, Cowboys, Raiders, and Ravens are now putting up 20-25 points per game. This past week saw the Washington Football Team beat the Raiders 17-15, the Chiefs beat the Broncos 22-9, and the Steelers beat the Ravens 20-19. Not to be outdone, the Patriots beat the Bills 14-10 on Monday night in windy upstate New York – a game that saw the Patriots throw the ball a total of 3 times.
Each year, as the season gets closer to the end, points are at a premium and teams that rely on their defensive game start to shine. The Rams, Titans, and Bills – three Super Bowl favorites just a month ago – are now fighting for their playoff lives, in part due to lackluster ground games. As a result, both the AFC and NFC are bunched at the top with only the Cardinals having less than 3 losses. With the extra game this year and only one bye available, the stretch run should include more meaningful games than ever before – which is exactly what the NFL was hoping for when they made those changes this offseason. It should be a hell of a run to and through the playoffs.
Sports Betting Picks Recap
KrackWins continues to shine with its NFL totals and prop plays, going a tidy 3-1 (+2.5 units) last week. The NBA (3-3, -.6 units) and NCAAB (11-10-1 EV) both had “kiss your sister” weeks. The one NCAAF play went 0-1 (-1.7 units) and our NCAA future plays ended up in the black on the strength of Utah’s 7-1 future to win the Pac-12 Championship (+4 units). Overall, daily plays went 17-15 and the Nation landed another profitable week (+4.2 units) including the futures.
December and January bring us the College Bowl Season, traditionally a KrackWins specialty, with 42 games on the horizon. NCAAB begins its conference season and the NBA starts its second quarter. Plays will continue to fly fast and furious so watch those notifications and be ready to pounce. There are only 3 more weeks in 2021, so let’s make them good ones.