Afternoon campers. A lazy Sunday with no racing and therefore no alarm clock set resulting in waking up at Midday! Cheeky!
Currently watching West Ham at the Spuds. White Hart Lane is so quiet……COYI
Ok on to tonight’s action and it is going to be another late night! Three very intriguing games to get involved with!
Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
A huge divisional rivalry tonight from the NFC North with huge play off implications. There is just one game between these two in the race for the playoffs and the winner tonight will have a huge advantage. The Bears have promised much but in the last few weeks have offered little and with QB Jay Cutler suffering from concussion, it is not yet confirmed he will play. Minnesota are the typical transition franchise. Plenty of up and coming youngsters mixed with a few veterans that are certain to be a real force in the coming years. First things first on the money line Chicago are way too short at 2/5. They are the better team if healthy but they are not 2/5 shots which instantly makes the Vikes interesting on the handicap getting 6.5 points. When we saw Houston play in Chicago two weeks ago Arian Foster had a big day and I can see exactly the same happening today with Adrian Peterson. On his day he is the best rusher in the NFL and his comeback from injury so far this year has been immense as he is averaging 5.8 yards per carry. In a hostile environment I think the Vikes will be keen to stay in the game and will run it a lot which should also open things up for the play action pass.
Minnesota +6.5pts – 1pt @ 10/11
ADRIAN PETERSON – OVER 90.5 YARDS – 4 PTS @ 10/11 WITH LADBROKES.
Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants
What a game this is going to be and what an effect this is going to have on the play-offs! Green Bay are scrapping for the NFC North title with the two teams in the live early game whilst the Giants have lost their tight grip on the NFC East lead. If they lose tonight they have the task of going to Washington next week with the prospect of being overtaken by the skins. A massive game that has a lot of recent history.
This is a really tight game to call and with personal preference for an obvious Packers win (big Redskins fan) then I can’t really find any value in the win markets. It could be explosive and with both teams a little short on defence I think the play here is to look for the overs on the points.
OVER 51 points generally available at 10/11.
San Fransisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints
This should be another cracker. The Saints are on the march after a more than shaky start and if they keep winning, will get themselves into the playoff race. The 49ers are all over the place. Alex Smith (who I do not rate) gets a concussion, so Colin Kaerpernick comes in and plays a blinder! Who do they go with? Who knows. This has got points written all over it as always in New Orleans but I don’t think you can truly trust either side. One thing you can trust though is Drew Brees’s arm and he is the play here as it is very tough to run on the 49ers.
DREW BREES OVER 290.5 YARDS – 3 PTS @ 10/11 WITH WILLIAM HILL
I hope you enjoy another massive night of NFL action and we can continue the winning streak!