The 2008 Baltimore Ravens were among the surprise teams last season. The Ravens finished up with an 11-5 regular season record, which was an improvement of 6 games from their 2007 record. Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco was greatly aided by an outstanding running game that ranked 4th in the league. Despite their need for some big time wide receivers to help their young quarterback the Ravens drafted an offensive tackle and 3 defensive players with their first four picks. Oddsmakers have set the 2009 Baltimore Ravens season win projected total at 8 ½ wins. Sports betting at Bodog SportsbookPlace your…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were Super Bowl Champions this past season. The Steelers finished a difficult 2008 regular season schedule with 12 wins and 4 losses. The Steelers qualified for the playoffs last season as a winner of the AFC North Division. The Steelers defeated their division rival Baltimore Ravens three times last season. The bad news for the Steelers AFC Conference rivals is that the Steelers return all starters on offense and 10 starters back on defense. The Steelers were hit with some off-season controversy as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was accused of a sexual assault by a 31-year-old woman at…

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Tonight with our free pick we will select from the big American League East contest between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Starting for the Red Sox will be Josh Beckett and he will oppose A.J. Burnett for the Yankees. With our free pick we will play the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees over 9 runs. Yankee Stadium is a hitters park. A.J. Burnett sits with an ERA just under 4 on the season and so does Josh Beckett on the road this season. Burnett was pounded in his last start against the White Sox. The…

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The 2008 Kansas City Chiefs finished a woeful 2008 regular season with a record of 2-14 after a 4-10 season in 2007. This led to management turnover as head coach Herman Edwards was fired and longtime president Carl Peterson left the organization. The Chiefs signed quarterback Matt Cassell as their starting quarterback after leading New England to an 11 win season in his first season as a starter since high school. The team also said goodbye to a former pro bowler Tony Gonzalez, as the tight end will be with the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. Oddsmakers have set the 2009…

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The 2008 Denver Broncos finished a very disappointing regular season with an 8-8 record and missed the playoffs. The team fired longtime head coach Mike Shanahan and replaced him with former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Three consecutive years missing the playoffs took their toll on Shanahan and the Broncos initiated a much-needed change. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler became unhappy with the firing of his head coach and was traded to the Chicago Bears for Kyle Orton. Oddsmakers have set the 2009 Denver Broncos season win projected total at 7 wins. Sports betting at Bodog SportsbookPlace your NFL…

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With our free pick we will select from the National League late night contest between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Starting for the Mets will be Livian Hernandez and he will oppose Clayton Richard for the Padres. With our free pick we will play the NY Mets and San Diego Padres under 7 ½ runs. Richard is facing a weak hitting Mets team and the left-hander is in outstanding form limiting the opposition to just 3 earrned runs over his past 3 starts working 21 2/3rd innings. Hernandez has pitched well in allowing just 7 earned runs…

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The 2008 Oakland Raiders finished the regular season at 5-11 and missed the playoffs. It was another disappointing year for this franchise that is a pathetic 20-60 during their past 5 seasons. During that stretch the team has won no more than 5 games in any season. Hardly a commitment to excellence. With a stretch of mediocre play over the past 5 years the Oakland Raiders coaching carousel sees Tom Cable inheriting the mess in the Bay Area. Oddsmakers have set the 2009 Oakland Raiders season win projected total at 5 ½ wins. Sports betting at Bodog SportsbookPlace your NFL…

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The San Diego Chargers overcame a very poor start to the 2008 regular season to finish with an 8-8 record and qualified for the playoffs by winning a very weak AFC West division. San Diego was hit with an impact injury to their defense last season as linebacker Shawne Merriman injured his knee and played in only 1 game in 2008. The Chargers return all of their impact players on offense in 2009. Oddsmakers have set the 2009 San Diego Chargers season win projected total at 10 ½ wins. Sports betting at Bodog SportsbookPlace your NFL sports wagers at Bodog…

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With our free pick we will select from the National League contest between the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies. Starting for the Rockies will be Jorge De La Rosa and he will face J.A. Happ for Philadelphia. With our free pick we will play the Colorado Rockies +145 against Philadelphia. De La Rosa is in good form as he has allowed just 5 earned runs over his past 3 starts working 20 1/3rd innings. Happ sports an ERA of 4.62 in 6 home starts this season. The Rockies are a hot team right now and the Phillies have cooled off….

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The Miami Dolphins were the surprise of the 2008 season finishing with a record of 11-5 in the regular season and making the playoffs as the first place team in the AFC East. Quarterback Chad Pennington was acquired in the 2008 offseason and completed 67.4% of his passes for 3653 yards, 16 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. 1st year head coach Tony Sparano implemented a surprise Wildcat scheme that had opposing defensive coordinators losing sleep over. The team improved 10 games over their 1-15 record in 2007. Oddsmakers have set the 2009 Miami Dolphins season win projected total at 7 wins…

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The Buffalo Bills finished the 2008 regular season with a disappointing 7-9 record and missed the playoffs. Buffalo was only 3-5 at home last season and a dismal 0-6 against their AFC East divisional rivals. After a 5-1 start to 2008 the team finished with a 2-8 record. The Bills made a huge upgrade to the wide receiving corps by adding veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens in the offseason. Oddsmakers have set the 2009 Buffalo Bills season win projected total at 7 ½ wins for the sports betting public. Sports betting at Bodog SportsbookPlace your NFL sports wagers at Bodog…

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The 2008 New York Jets finished the regular season with a 9-7 record and missed the playoffs. The Jets will enter the 2009 season with a new starting quarterback and a new head coach. Head coach Rex Ryan enters his first head coaching gig after running the defense for the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets will either go with rookie 1st round draft pick Mark Sanchez or 4th year veteran Kellen Clemens as their starter under center. Kellen Clemens attempted only 5 passes in 2008 so the sports betting public will need to keep a close eye on the Jets during…

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We came in with a nice winner on Monday as the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres played under the total. Tonight we stick with National League Baseball as the St Louis Cardinals are in New York to open a series with the Mets. On the mound for St Louis will be Joel Pineiro and he will oppose Johan Santana for the NY Mets. Pineiro has been outstanding limiting the opposition to just 2 earned runs over his last 3 starts working 21 innings. Santana has been solid at home sporting an ERA of 1.69 in 11 starts. Both offenses…

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The New England Patriots in the 2008 regular season finished with an 11-5 record and missed the playoffs. The Patriots lost a playoff tiebreaker with the 11 win Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens because both Baltimore and Miami had 8 wins versus the AFC while New England had 7. The Patriots were without starting quarterback Tom Brady who missed 15 games last season with a knee injury. Tom Brady is back and will be the starting quarterback for New England. Backup quarterback Matt Cassel is now a Kansas City Chief. Oddsmakers have set the sports betting odds for 2009 season…

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The New York Giants in the 2008 season finished the regular season with a 12-4 record. That earned them a first place finish in the NFC East but the Giants were defeated at home in the 2008 Divisional playoff against the Philadelphia Eagles. Including their playoff loss the Giants loss 4 of their last 5 games. The Giants were Super Bowl winners in the 2007 season and responded with a 12-4 record with a target on their back. The Giants released in April wide receiver Placxico Burress who is in trouble with the law following a self shooting incident in…

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