Sports Betting - Sunday 18 November 2012 by

National Football League Week 11 Game Total Betting Lines

With Over/Under totals reaching some lofty heights this weekend, we decided to look for some value in the Game Total action from the brimming National Football League Week 11 betting board. Five of the 13 games on the Game Total betting card are posted at 48 points or more. That’s a lot when you consider those big numbers have only hit the board 30 times all season and just 13 times in the last five weeks. The OVER lines have a 17-13 cashing advantage.

National Football League Week 11 Game Total Betting Lines

Research is the key to successful Game Total betting

Many of us have heard the Bodog radio commercial that states “we bet the OVER because no one wants to watch a boring low scoring game”. While the latter part of the statement is largely true, the first part applies largely to recreational bettors. Professional handicappers make their Game Total wagers based on several factors and very intense research. The best place to begin your research is with any current NFL standings page. From there it’s very easily to determine which teams score the most points and which teams give up the most points.

Finding two teams that can rack up the points, while also not being very good at keeping their opponents from scoring, can be OVER wagering gold. If the game is being played in idea weather conditionsĀ  – it’s even better. The same also goes for teams at the opposite end of the offensive and defensive spectrum’s. Low scoring teams, that also play good defense, make for solid UNDER wagering – especially for games that will be played in nasty weather conditions. Knowing which teams are running hot or cold is an important key to Game Total wagering.

Atlanta vs Arizona fits key Over/Under wagering criteria

Based on our research, the Arizona Cardinals vs Atlanta Falcons contest comes in as the best Game Total betting option during the NFL Week 10 action. The Falcons (27.4 PPG) rank 7th in scoring while the Cardinals (16.0) are second last in putting up points. It gets better on the defensive side of the ball as both of these clubs keep the scoring in check as they allow and average of just a tick over 19 points per game. The O/U at has been posted at 44 points for this contest and that sets up well with those defensive numbers.

While just four of nine Atlanta games have stayed under 44 points, Arizona contests have exceeded that line just twice and one of those needed overtime to get past the number. The Cardinals are averaging 13.5 PPG on the road while the Falcons score at a 28.8 clip in their home nest. We feel this match-up will get close to the 44 point plateau but we see it staying just UNDER the number at the SportsInteraction online sportsbook. A 24-13 Falcons win seems about right here so we’ll back the UNDER with a 10% bankroll wager.

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