UFC Betting Odds Up for UFC 126 on Feb. 5th!

January 31, 2011

Odds are up in the online sportsbook for this Saturday’s huge MMA event, UFC 126!

Anderson “Spider” Silva returns to the Octagon to battle the highly-regarded Vitor Belfort in what promises to be an exciting throw down! Can Silva, ranked #1 pound-for-pound by many UFC fight fans, return to his former glory? Anderson barely beat Chael Sonnen the last time he fought and rumors have swirled about the great fighter’s demise.

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Also on the card, the super-hyped Jon Jones takes on tough Ryan Bader and fan fave Rich Franklin battles hard-nosed Forrest Griffin. Check out a preview below of this Saturday’s UFC 126!

UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

When: Feb. 5th, 2010 at 10:00 pm PST

TV: Pay-Per-View

Fight Card Preview

Anderson Silva 27-4 vs. Vitor Belfort 19-8 – – Silva’s “spider-like” style (the real name is capoeira) was supposed to be effective versus Chael Sonnen. It wasn’t. To say that Silva got lucky when submitting Sonnen is an understatement. Silva is a big UFC odds fave to take down Belfort, but Vitor has the ground game and striking ability to seriously challenge Anderson on Saturday night. The main event is shaping up as a seriously awesome battle!

Forrest Griffin 17-6 vs. Rich Franklin 28-5 – – Franklin pretty much ended Chuck Lidell’s career after stepping in for Tito Ortiz as a coach for TUF 11 last June. Franklin faces one of the toughest opponents he may ever face in the Octagon in Forrest Griffin on Feb. 5th. Griffin defeated Quinton Jackson in 2008 before losing to Rashad Evans and Anderson Silva. Forrest hasn’t been seen since taking down Tito Ortiz in November of 2009 but will be eager to get back into the UFC limelight on Saturday night.

Jake Ellenberger 23-5 vs. Carlos Eduardo Roca 9-0 – – The well-regarded Ellenberger is a close to 4 to 1 favorite in the UFC sportsbook to take down Carlos Eduardo Roca at UFC 126. Ellenerberger’s style is an excellent mix of takedown offense and terrific submission skills. Roca submitted Kris McCray at UFC 122 in his last fight and rates an upsetter’s shot to send Jake out of the Octagon with a loss.

Jon Jones 11-1 vs. Ryan Bader 13-0 – – Save for the main event, this is the battle that everybody’s been looking forward to! Jon Jones is one of the hottest fighters at UFC. The only blemish on his record is a disqualification to Matt Hamill. Jones faces a tough fighter in the undefeated Ryan “Darth” Bader. Darth has taken down Keith Jardine and MMA legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his last two bouts. Can he upset Jones? If you believe he can, you’re getting excellent UFC online odds in the sports book for him to do so.

Miguel Angel Torres 37-3 vs. Antonio Banuelos 19-6 – – Torres is one of those tough, small, all-around fighters who come to UFC after the UFC/WEC merger. Miguel can strike with power, but he also has an excellent ground game. Banuelos, the 4 to 1 dog in the sportsbook on Feb. 5th, also comes over from the WEC. Both of these little men will be trying to establish a reputation under the UFC banner on Saturday meaning that this should be a seriously exciting battle.

Other Bouts

Donald Cerrone 13-3 vs. Paul Kelly 12-3

Chad Mendes 9-0 vs. Michihiro Omigawa 12-8-1

Paul Taylor 10-6-1 vs. Gabe Reudiger 17-6

Norifumi Yamamoto 18-3 vs. Demetrious Johnson 12-1

Kyle Kingsbury 9-2 vs. Ricardo Romero 12-1

Mike Pierce 11-3 vs. Kenny Robertson 10-0

Anderson Silva takes on Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 on Feb. 5th! Make sure to log onto the sportsbook to get in your pre-Super Bowl XLV Octagon battle wagers!

Big Monday College Hoops Betting – Big 12, Big East Showdowns

January 31, 2011

The Big 12 and Big East Conferences are both among the best in college basketball and college hoops betting fans will be treated to two matchups between ranked teams tonight in each conference.

With no other action between ranked teams tonight, the games between Texas and Texas A&M as well as Louisville and Georgetown will take center stage.

The players know it too, as they pay attention to the TV schedules, especially the NBA prospects like we have in these games tonight.

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That means that college hoops betting fans can expect intense battles and perhaps determined efforts from some of the superstars, changing the way the bets should be approached.

Here are picks for tonight’s marquee matchups:

Texas at Texas A&M, 9 pm ET:

The betting line for this one has Texas coming in as a favorite at -2. The 8th-ranked Longhorns and 11th-ranked Aggies have both seen their stock rise in recent weeks and both have a ton of athleticism and skill, matching up well with each others.

College hoops betting fans are most likely in for a close one. The Longhorns are on a six-game winning streak but they’ve lost six straight on the road to the Aggies.

The Aggies have also won 14 in a row at Reed Arena and while Sunday’s loss to Nebraska was embarrassing, they will be motivated and hungry for another big win tonight, giving them the edge.

Freshman Tristan Thompson will be a big factor for Texas as he has been projected as a top NBA online betting draft pick recently but he will have a tough time handling the pressure A&M will put on him at this stage in his young career.

College hoops betting pick: Texas A&M

Louisville at Georgetown, 7 pm ET:

Georgetown is favored by -4 ½ here and they’re starting to get the right spacing in their offense down along with their passing game.

The Hoyas are 20th in assists per game and shoot a high percentage; second in the nation in fact.

Their offense has struggled at times with athletic defenses when they haven’t shot well from deep, however, and that’s what Louisville brings to the table tonight.

The Cardinals have looked good recently but a hard-fought double-overtime win over U-Conn two days ago will leave them on tired legs tonight.

College hoops betting pick: Georgetown

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Super Bowl Spread – BIG Super Bowl XLV Point Spread Move Coming

January 31, 2011

The early bettors can take advantage of this Super Bowl Spread before it gets corrected. This Pointspread Total is too high and will be coming down very soon.

Bet it NOW!

This NFL showcase of Aaron Rodgers against Ben Roethlisberger sets up a great matchup, but these two amazing defenses (especially Green Bay’s) don’t get enough headlines or credit where credit is DUE.

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Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4) vs. Green Bay Packers (13-6) – Sunday, February 6 at 6:25 ET FOX-TV

Cowboys Stadium (80,000 exp. To 111,000 standing) – Arlington, Texas

NFL Super Bowl Spread:

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-6 ATS) +2 ½ (ML +115)

Green Bay Packers (12-7 ATS) -2 ½ (ML -135)

Over/Under Total – 44

The Steelers have also surprised me in the AFC Playoff results. I didn’t expect them to get this far based on their lack of offense this year. I don’t expect an offensive showcase in this game either.

Green Bay is on an offensive orgy with Aaron airin’ everything everywhere lately. AND they’re being caught by his elite receiving corps. Don’t expect TOO much in this game.
I know some of you naysayers have already snuck a look at last time these two teams played each other on Dec. 20, 2009 in Pittsburgh. Don’t pay attention to the total points in that game when betting the Super Bowl Spread in this game.

The Steelers won this offensive display 37-36 at Heinz Field with both Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers quarterbacking. Big Ben went bombs away for a team record 503 yards passing. FORGET about that game. These are two entirely different teams.

The Steelers and Packers have upped the ante and experience on their defensive prowess big-time since then. Roethlisberger doesn’t have the weapons available now either. This game will be decided in the filthy, grimy trenches as it should be.

You just can’t bypass (not quite as important as surgery) the fact that Pittsburgh allowed the least points in the NFL this year with 232, and Green Bay is leading the postseason allowing only 17 points per game.

The Steelers are only allowing 207 total yards a game (YEAH I SAID A GAME) in the NFL Playoffs this year. These hard-core, blue-collar, black and gold killers are very familiar with the NFL betting postseason and the Super Bowl Spread predictions. They don’t care. They just want to shut opponents DOWN.

Green Bay has a defense that you don’t hear enough about, but this is a major reason this group is the NFC Champion 2011. This Over/Under Super Bowl Spread will probably close at 42 or 42.5, so bet it now.

The Pack defense finished 5th overall defensively in the NFL, and they are only allowing 282 yards per game in the NFL Playoffs this year.

Super Bowl Spread Play on Total – Bet Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay UNDER 44 Total Points.

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#8 Texas Takes on Rival #11 Texas A&M on Road as Slight Basketball Odds Fave

January 31, 2011

The #8 Texas Longhorns take on rival #11 Texas A&M as slight 1 ½ point road favorites in the college basketball betting on Monday, January 31st.

Texas vs. Texas A&M kicks off a huge week in the Longhorn State.  Both the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks have huge games in the NBA and then, of course, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers throw down in Super Bowl XLV.

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On Monday night, most Texas eyes will be on the Longhorns and Aggies.  Can A&M upset their more highly touted state rival?

#8 Texas Longhorns (18-3) at #11 Texas A&M Aggies (17-3)

Where:  Reed Arena, College Station, Texas

When:  Jan. 31st, 2010 at 9:00 pm EST


Basketball Betting Lines

Texas Longhorns                     -1 ½ -110        O 129 -110                 

Texas A&M Aggies                +1 ½ -110       U 129 -110

Check out a few trends for the game.

  • The Texas Longhorns are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
  • The Texas Longhorns are 0 and 8 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Texas A&M.
  • The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
  • The Texas A&M Aggies are 13 and 5 against the spread in their last 18 vs. the Big 12.

62% of online basketball odds spread gamblers are backing the Longhorns to beat the Aggies on Monday night.  There are reasons for that belief.  Texas beat Texas A&M 81 to 60 the first time these two teams met.  That game was on Jan. 19th and in that contest the Longhorns shot 58% overall and 44.4% from behind the arc.  Texas only shoots 46.3% per game on average while scoring over 76 point per game.  A&M usually allows only 40% per game from the field while allowing teams to score roughly 59 points per game against them.

Basketball betting fans should take note that A&M’s D will, without a doubt, be much more effective on Jan. 31st versus Texas than it was on Jan. 19th, but will it be enough for the Aggies to pull off the very slight upset?  I don’t believe it will.  Texas A&M is a decent team, but it in no way is as good as Texas.

The Longhorns are an awesome 4 and 1 against the spread on the road.  More importantly, they’ve covered spreads on the road versus Pittsburgh, in a 66 to 68 2-point loss, North Carolina, in a 78 to 76 victory, Michigan State in a 67 to 55 win and Kansas in a 74 to 63 straight up win.  Texas is simply one of the best teams in college basketball this season.  They should have no trouble covering an NCAA line odds spread versus the Aggies on January 31st.

Texas A&M is a decent team but they shoot only 44% from the field on average per game.  They face a Texas team that has beaten some of the most highly recognized programs in college basketball and took down the Kansas Jayhawks on the road as a big underdog.

I’m backing the Longhorns to start off the awesome week in Texas with a huge victory over their rivals, the Texas A&M Aggies, on the hardwood on Monday night.

College Basketball Betting Pick:  Texas Longhorns -1 ½  

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NBA Sportsbook – Denver, Miami, Orlando Get Breaks

January 31, 2011

The Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic get to end the month of January by receiving a break on Monday, January 31st. Hopefully, that “break” will lead to basketball betting profits in the sports book.

What break am I talking about? Denver faces New Jersey while the Heat takes on Cleveland and Orlando battles Memphis. Check out a preview of all 3 games below.

Jan. 31st– NBA Games

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** Records and stats not counting Sunday’s games

Denver Nuggets (28-18) at New Jersey Nets (14-34)

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

When: 7:00 pm EST

Fair NBA Betting Odds: Over 203½

Analysis: Denver should have no problems covering a -10 ½ to even a -12 ½ point spread versus New Jersey, but why worry about the spread when gamblers can bet on the NBA odds total? The Nuggets score 107.9 points per game, #1 in the NBA, but they also give up 104.3 ponits per game, #23 in the NBA.

What it means is that the Nuggets are the 2011 version of the Phoenix Suns with Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Joe Johnson and Shawn Marion.

New Jersey only averages 92.4 points per game, but they scored 103 against Denver on Nov. 20th, the last time these two teams played, and the Nuggets took on Philadelphia on Jan. 30th. Denver will remain hot on the offensive end and probably take it easy on the defensive end. This game should be a barn burner.

Cleveland Cavaliers (8-38) at Miami Heat (33-14)

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida

When: 7:30 pm EST

Fair NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland +17 ½

Analysis: LeBron didn’t look to great with that busted ankle against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday afternoon, but it won’t matter against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are a horrendous 9-16-1 against the spread this season. The NBA line odds makers continue to raise the bar and the Cavs continue to jump up and hit it to the ground.

I believe they get under the bar on Monday, however. Miami was all out to upset Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the Thunder on the road on Sunday. The Heat can be forgiven if they take a night off versus the lowly Cavs and struggle to a 14 to 15 point victory. I have to take the points in this contest for that exact reason.

Orlando Magic (30-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (24-24)

Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee

When: 8:00 pm EST

Fair NBA Betting Odds: Orlando -2 ½

Analysis: Memphis is on a 2 game win streak both against the spread and versus the NBA moneyline odds. Of course, the 2 teams they beat, Washington and Philadelphia, don’t come close to being as tough as the Orlando Magic.

Although the Magic took on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night, they most likely won’t lose any steam against a Memphis squad that suits up yet again without guard O.J. Mayo in the line up. I also have to give the nod to the Magic because Memphis has been hot and most likely won’t be the recipient of more than 2 to 3 points.

The Grizzlies have won 5 out of their last 6 games straight up. Impressed? Not if you believe Houston twice, Milwaukee, Toronto and, like I wrote above, Washington and Philly are close to Orlando. I like the Magic.

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Dallas, Utah, Clippers in Late NBA Betting Action on Monday

January 31, 2011

The Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers play in late games on Monday, January 31st, as likely home favorites in the NBA sportsbook.

The Mavs host the lowly Washington Wizards, while Utah takes on hot Charlotte, and the Clippers battle the Milwaukee Bucks.

Keep reading for info on all 3 late Monday night games.

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Jan. 31st– NBA Games – Late

** Records and stats not counting Sunday’s games

Washington Wizards (13-33) at Dallas Mavericks (31-15)

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

When: 8:30 pm EST

Fair NBA Odds: Under 198

Analysis: The Mavericks are only 11-13-2 against the spread in the online sportsbook at home this season. That, more than anything else, is the reason that I’ll be looking to bet on the total in this game on Monday night. The Wizards average only 97.2 points per game. Dallas gives up only 94.5 points per game. The Mavs score only 97.1 points per. The Mavs prefer to run set pieces instead of scoring on the fast break. Both of these teams try to play tough D, but the real reason to like the under is the fact that Washington doesn’t really score all that much, meaning that they’re not a fast break team, and that Dallas, well, they don’t really score all that much either.

Charlotte Bobcats (20-26) at Utah Utes (28-19)

Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

When: 9:00 pm EST

Fair NBA Betting Odds: Charlotte +3 ½

Analysis: Charlotte stubbed their toe versus the Clippers in their last, an 88 to 103 loss as a 5 ½ point road dog in the NBA sports betting book. Hey, I admit that it was bad, but I like that Charlotte has gone 3 and 1 ATS in their last 4 games and had won 3 in a row before getting smoked by the Clipps. I believe that the Bobcats bounce back in a big way versus the struggling Jazz on January 31st. Utah is 1 and 6 against the spread in their last 7 games overall and 2 and 6 ATS in their last 8 home games.

Milwaukee Bucks (19-26) at Los Angeles Clippers (18-28)

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

When: 10:30 pm EST

NBA Odds: Clippers -4

Analysis: Speaking of the L.A. Griffins, they take to the hardwood on Monday night versus the sometimes good, sometimes bad, Milwaukee Bucks. Blake and the Boys bounced back from 3 straight losses against the online NBA odds spread by taking apart the hot Bobcats in their last. They should have no trouble doing the same to Milwaukee who won’t be able to stop awesome dude Blake. I’ll back the home team that’s 7 and 1 against the spread in their last 8 home games and 9 and 2 against the spread in their last 11 games following a straight up victory of more than 10 points.

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NBA and NCAAB Both Covered in Monday Night Hardwood Online Basketball Betting Tips

January 31, 2011

It doesn’t matter whether you like wagering on the more wide-open NBA game or the camaraderie that college basketball provides because I’ve got all the bases covered for BetOnline online basketball betting enthusiasts everywhere!

That’s right roundball bettors, two NCAA matchups featuring four Top 25 ballclubs – and four NBA contests featuring at least one superstar performer are all highlighted in my informative Monday night online basketball betting tips breakdown.

With tip-off times for all six contests just hours away from getting started in the value-packed BetOnline Basketball Sportsbook, let me get started.

Denver at New Jersey 7:00 PM ET
The New Jersey Nets will have to amp up their offense tonight to improve on their dismal 2-6 ATS mark in their last eight meetings against cry-baby Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets tonight. Denver is 8-0 against the online basketball betting odds in its last eight games as a favorite.

Cleveland at Miami 7:30 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers may have lost a whopping 20 consecutive games coming into tonight’s matchup against the Miami Heat and hated super start LeBron James, but the Cavs have also gone 4-0 against the online basketball betting odds in its last four road games against Miami while going 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against the Heat overall.

Orlando at Memphis 8:00 PM ET
The Under looks like a strong play in this matchup after going 6-0 in the last half-dozen meetings between these teams and an identical 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings in Memphis. Orlando is also 1-7 ATS in their last seven road games against the Grizzlies.

Washington at Dallas 8:30 PM ET
Believe it or not BetOnline online basketball betting enthusiasts, but the Washington Wizards are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings against the Mavericks. Unfortunately, the Wiz are also just 3-9 ATS in their last dozen games against Western Conference opponents.

No. 19 Louisville at No. 20 Georgetown 7:00 PM ET
Georgetown betting backers will be pleased to know that the Road team in this Big East rivalry has posted a consistent 4-1-1 mark against the college hoops online basketball betting odds over the last half-dozen meetings while the Hoyas have gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games overall.

No. 8 Texas at No. 11 Texas A&M 9:00 PM ET
If the key head-to-head rends surrounding this matchup mean anything at all, then let it be known that the Home team in this Big 12 rivalry has gone 15-5-1 against the college hoops online basketball betting odds over the L/21 meetings while the Longhorns have gone 0-8 ATS in their last eight road games against the Aggies.

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Super Bowl Betting Trends – What Do You Need To Know About The Big Game

January 31, 2011

With football’s biggest game a mere days away, what Super Bowl Betting Trends do you need to know about?

Here are a few to keep your eye:

The Under Might Be The Best Bet: When it comes to the Super Bowl Betting Trends, we know that everyone wants to wager on which team will in, and whether they’ll cover the spread or not. But betting the over/under might actually be the way to go.

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Of the last six Super Bowls, five have played UNDER, with only Super Bowl XLIII going over, when the Steelers beat the Cardinals 27-23.

Included in the UNDER play was last year’s game between the Colts and Saints, that was expected to be a shootout with Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, but instead ended with 31-17 final. That point total went under Vegas’ projected total of 57.

The Past Few Years, The Underdogs Have Come Up Big: By now you probably know that the Packers are about a field goal favorite. However, if recent Super Bowl Betting Trends tell us anything, it’s to head the other direction.

That’s because in each of the last three Super Bowls, the underdogs have all covered. New Orleans was getting five last year against the Colts, the Cardinals covered four against Pittsburgh in 2008 and we all remember what happened in Super Bowl XLII, when the Giants- as two touchdown dogs- beat the Patriots straight up.

Obviously, it should also be noted that two of the last three underdogs have won the big game straight up.

Domes Don’t Always Lead To Big Point Totals: It seems logical that playing indoors would lend itself to high point totals, and a lot of OVER bets, right? Don’t be so sure.

Since 2000, five Super Bowls have been played indoors, or in stadiums with retractable roofs. They came in 2000 at the Georgia Dome, 2002 at the Super Dome, 2005 at Reliant Stadium, 2006 at Ford Field and 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Well with that, guess how many played OVER? Just one, when the Patriots beat the Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII to go well over the 37.5 line there. Other than that, every other game has played under.

We all expect a shootout between Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger in Dallas on February 6, but if recent Super Bowl Betting Trends tell us anything, it’s that, in the climate controlled Cowboys Stadium, the UNDER may be the way to go.

Which Packers Could Be The Difference In Your Super Bowl Betting Pick?

January 31, 2011

Look, every NFL bettor knows names like Aaron Rodgers and Donald Driver, but it seems like the Super Bowl Betting Picks always come down to a few under the radar players making big plays.

Here are a few players from the Packers to keep an eye on:

B.J. Raji, DT: On a defense that features Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson and others, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. But when it comes to your Super Bowl Betting wagers, the most important player might be B.J. Raji.

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One of the elite defensive tackles in the league, Raji is coming off a huge NFC Championship Game, where he had just one tackle, but also had an interception return for a touchdown that proved to be the difference in the game. And going against a battered and bruised Pittsburgh offensive line, Raji may be in for another huge day in Dallas.

Getting pressure on Ben Roethlisberger could be the difference as to whether the Packers get a Super Bowl Betting victory or not. Nobody is more important in that category than Raji.

Jordy Nelson, WR: While both the Bears and Falcons play solid defense, it’s safe to say that this Steelers group will be the best that the Packers have faced all postseason. Simply put, they’re not going to be able to move the ball down the field for big plays, and big chunks of yards like they did in previous rounds.

Which is where Nelson comes in. While Donald Driver and Greg Jennings get all the credit as the best receivers in this offense, Nelson has quietly put together a solid postseason. He had four catches in the win over Chicago last Sunday, and eight with a touchdown the week before against Atlanta.

Against this swarming Pittsburgh defense there will be openings, especially with Driver and Jennings getting most of the attention. Look for Rodgers to target Nelson all day long.

Aaron Rodgers, QB: I know what you’re thinking: “Aaron Rodgers is the most important in this game, how could he possibly make this list?” Well, he did, but it’s not the reason you think.

Look, we all know that Rodgers has a rocket for an arm, but the difference in this one may be in his ability to make plays with his legs. Over the course of the regular season, Rodgers actually finished as Green Bay’s second leading rusher with over 356 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. He’s also rushed for a touchdown in wins over both Atlanta and Chicago this postseason.

And in the end, with Pittsburgh’s aggressive defense selling out on the blitz, and covering deep down field, there will be openings for him to run.

If he picks his spots wisely, it’ll keep the Steelers defense off-balance all day. And get you a Super Bowl Betting win.

Super Bowl Bets – Which Steelers Could Be The Difference?

January 31, 2011

Every year it seems like the Super Bowl Bets are swung by one or two unsuspecting players. Last year it was Hank Baskett’s fumbled onside kick that did the trick, and in years past, guys like Desmond Howard, Deion Branch and Dexter Jackson have gone from unknowns to Super Bowl MVP’s.

Who are a few under the radar players to keep your eyes on this year? Let’s look at a handful from the Steelers:

Mike Wallace, WR: Over the course of the regular season, Wallace emerged as the Steelers top receiver, and an All-Pro candidate. He became Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite deep target, making 60 catches for 1,257 yards. He also had 10 touchdown grabs.

But over the course of this postseason, defenses have changed their schemes, and Wallace has become an afterthought. He’s got just four catches for 26 yards, with no touchdowns scored.So what should we expect from Wallace in the biggest game of the season? A huge performance.

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Simply put, if Roethlisberger is going to have any success against Green Bay’s spectacular secondary, he’s going to need to challenge them deep early. And with a guy like Wallace- who averaged 21 yards per catch during the regular season- running down the field, it seems like he could be in for a big day.

Ike Taylor, CB: When you think of the Steelers defense, which are the first names that come to mind? Likely it’s Pro Bowlers like Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Lamarr Woodley. Still, when it comes to your Super Bowl Bets this year, don’t forget about Taylor.

In a loaded secondary, Taylor sometimes gets lost in the mix, but in these playoffs he’s once again proven to be one of the most underrated corners in the league. Taylor had arguably the biggest play in the entire AFC Championship Game, when he jarred a ball out of Mark Sanchez’s hands which William Gay returned for a touchdown. It sent the Steelers into the locker room with a 24-3 halftime lead, and they never looked back in victory.

Forget the big names, when it comes to your Super Bowl Bets, Taylor could be the difference.

Doug Legursky, C: Even the savviest of NFL fans probably are scratching their heads, asking, “Who the heck is Doug Legursky?” Well if you’re taking the Steelers in your Super Bowl Bets, you better get to know his name in a hurry.

Legursky is the Steelers backup center, and with reports surfacing that starter Maurkice Pouncey might be out with an ankle injury, Legursky might be called into action. And what a scary proposal that is, as he’ll be the one asked to line up opposite menacing defensive tackle B.J. Raji, and try to slow him down.

Could Doug Legursky hold the key to your Super Bowl Bets? It’s looking like it.

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