Preseason NFL Picks – Betting Coaches is Good Strategy


NFL Preseason – Betting Coaches is Good Strategy

With the first preseason game set for Aug. 9th, it is time to starting readying yourself for NFL picks for the start of the campaign. Not wagering on exhibition contests is leaving money on the table.

However, you need a good strategy against the sportsbooks betting odds. Being a NFL football handicapper and given out a lot of free plays at thru articles and video presentations, one of the best ways to win is following the head coaches patterns.

A head coach that has been in the league at least three seasons establishes a way he prefers to prepare his team for the regular season. There is no right or wrong and he more than anyone knows and sets the expectations and will carefully go through August with a specific plan in mind.

The “Play On” Coaches

Over the last several seasons, if you are not following John Harbaugh of Baltimore against the NFL odds you are letting opportunity slip through your fingers. Since his second season with the Ravens, Harbaugh is a dreamy 18-6 ATS. The lone Harbaugh among NFL head coaches is one of those who feels winning begets winning and likes to create a platform which players get used to and expect to win, besides just preparing for a new season. This – top down- culture is implemented to make sure that everyone in Baltimore’s preseason camp understands this attitude.

Seattle SeahawksPete Carroll is another highly competitive coach who wants his players always competing and prefers aggressive mistakes to be learned from as opposed to your typical calculated risks (ie. Super Bowl XLIX). Like Harbaugh, after a 1-3 ATS first season, Carroll’s crew is 12-4 ATS and gives no quarter!

Sean Payton of New Orleans is another and he’s never had a losing August and is 6-2 ATS the past two years.

The “Play Against” Coaches

If you like making sports picks in August for the NFL like I do, you had to be thrilled Andy Reid decided not to take any time off after being let go in Philadelphia and took the Kansas City job. Reid is one of those coaches who for the most part places zero value on winning before the regular season. Reid was a malfunctioning ATM machine for years in handing out cash, until the end in Philly when he had to show ownership wins and was 7-1 ATS in 2011-12. Now in Kansas City, with a team that is competing for the playoffs, the rotund head man is a more normal 3-5 ATS in Chiefs colors and look for that trend to continue.

Oddly, sometimes it’s not just the head coach, it is the franchise that does not make winning a priority and for whatever reason becomes part of how business is done.

Going back to the Tom Landry days in Dallas for those that remember (Google it if you want to learn more), he was all about preparation and making sure his team was sharp when it counted the most during the regular season. A parade of coaches have followed suit and Jason Garrett is the latest with a 2-7 ATS mark the past two years.





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