I have a premium play tonight in the Panthers vs Patriots. The current line is -5 on the Patriots side. Lets take a look at the other games on the slate tonight.

For the first two weeks of the preseason I recommended passing on any action. If you did lets hope that patience pays off over the final two weeks and into the regular season.

Tonight is the first night in preseason that we’ve seen a couple of big numbers on the board. Green Bay is a 7.5 point favorite and New England roughly around 5-5.5. Obviously with starters getting major playing time that has an effect on the point spread.

In case of Green Bay they have a polar opposite of talent compared to the Raiders. Oakland has an aging backfield that brought in MJD and a quarterback coming off one of the lowest of lows from a starter in ten years. Matt Schaub appears to be in the Donovan McNabb mold, when McNabb was on the descent of his career. He showed a flash here or there in Washington before caving completely in Minnesota. Still, a 7.5 point spread may not be justified.

One that I do like as a free play is the Giants and Jets under the total. These two teams play every year in the preseason. Right now you’d have to give the edge to the defenses over their offenses. The Jets have always had a better defense than offense so that’s not new. For the Giants they’ve struggled immensely offensively in the preseason. Even if Eli plays a half or three quarters, I do not believe they have the capable backups to string together a successful fourth quarter.

Enjoy tonight’s preseason games and study hard for your upcoming fantasy football money league drafts.


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