Going into the NFL season I had one theory. The scab refs were going to be really awful = lots of points. For example the Refs in the Patriots game have pocketed their whistle on two plays in the end zone when they could have easily flagged the Pats defense for pass interference. I think it has to do with the speed of the game, inexperience and that they don’t want to make the game about them, unlike most refers n pro sports. What does this mean for betting these games? Well, if they are not going to call a lot of penalties and just let players play, I predict there will be tons of totals that go OVER. My 4pm lock
4:25pm Carolina @ Tampa Bay O/U 45 – If Jacksonville and Minnesota can put up 35 pints then the Bucs and Panthers line should 72. They combine for 131 points in the two games they played. Bet the OVER of 45.