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NFL Football Betting 2008 Preseason Lessons

NFL football betting in the preseason is based on an entirely different set of pro football betting circumstances and factors than is the case in the regular season.

NFL football betting in the 2008 preseason can teach gamblers a lot about what to expect for the 2009 pro football betting exhibition campaign and on what angles to consider.  NFL football betting preseason games are the ultimate in worst can be first and first can be worst scenarios.

Just consider the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots last year.  The Lions went a perfect 4-0 straight up and against the spread during the pro football betting preseason only to go 0-16 straight up when the games counted.

The Patriots were coming off a perfect 16-0 regular season in 2007 and yet went 0-4 both straight up and against the spread in the 2008 NFL football betting preseason.

The Patriots provide a valuable NFL football betting preseason lesson on how established teams have no reason to give an effort and risk injury to key players when the games don’t count.

The Indianapolis Colts were another great NFL football betting example of a veteran contending team not risking anything during the NFL football betting preseason as they went 1-4 straight up.  The Dallas Cowboys were the top seed in the NFC for 2007 and entered the preseason with little to play for.

Dallas got the cash in just 1 out of 4 exhibitions as a result.  A team with a new coach can be a dangerous and valuable NFL football betting commodity in the preseason.  The Miami Dolphins were one of the worst teams in all of NFL football betting for 2007 and new coach Tony Sparano had to use the preseason to establish a new tone.

He was successful as the Fish went 3-1 both straight up and against the spread.  Jim Zorn was the new coach of the Washington Redskins and he also had a nice 2008 exhibition schedule as the Redskins went 3-2 and established momentum for the regular season.
Motivational angles are always important when figuring exhibition football!

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