Pro Football weekly

Odds speak to soaring expectations for Falcons' Jones

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Much is expected from Falcons WR Julio Jones, and his odds of winning the receiving-yards title at one Nevada sportsbook reflect those high hopes.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Twelve NFL proposition wagers to ponder

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Mike Wilkening plays oddsmaker and puts up 12 hypothetical proposition bets for 2012, including one focusing on Cam Newton's rushing TDs.

Banking on Jaguars' improvement no unreasonable gamble

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
The Jaguars' win total is low at Nevada sportsbooks — too low, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening, who sees Jacksonville improving this season.

Notebook: Pondering the NFL rushing-title race

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening handicaps the contenders for the NFL rushing title, a subject which can be wagered upon in Las Vegas.

Odds say AFC North looks like two-horse race

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening takes a look at how a pair of notable Nevada sportsbooks have assessed the AFC North entering 2012.

With the Cowboys, it's bettor beware

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Cowboys can be formidable, but they can also be heartbreakers, particularly when they've been favorites lately, as Mike Wilkening explains.

Bills, Bears drawing respect from bettors

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 1:29 p.m. ET
Pro bettors have taken a liking to the Bills. Public bettors are loving the Bears. Mike Wilkening reports on win-total moves at one major sportsbook.

Public again taking wait-and-see approach with Giants?

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Giants, who cleaned up as underdogs last season, could again be underestimated entering 2012, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

A search for division-title sleeper picks

Posted June 14, 2012 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening takes a closer look at division-title odds, and he points out a few interesting sleepers, including Washington.

Betting public buying into Niners

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers are getting bet more than any other club to win Super Bowl XLVII at one major Nevada sportsbook chain, writes Mike Wilkening. 

Lucky's sets Giants' win total at nine

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
Ten teams have higher regular-season win totals than the defending champion Giants at Lucky's Race and Sports Book, which opened betting on the props Wednesday.

NFC South intrigue highlights MGM win totals

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Falcons, not the Saints, have the highest 2012 regular-season win total among NFC South teams on the MGM Resorts International betting line. 

Packers, Patriots atop Cantor's win total props

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Cantor Gaming released its regular-season win total props for all 32 NFL teams on Tuesday, and expectations look to be high for two teams in particular. 

Opening lines speak volumes about Browns

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
A Nevada oddsmaking firm released lines for nearly every regular-season game. The Browns weren't favored once, a bad sign, says PFW's Mike Wilkening.


Handicapping Inner Circle

Super Bowl XLVII updated line

Posted Feb. 03, 2013 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Here is the pointspread and total for Super Bowl XLVII.

Analysis of PFW's Super Bowl XLVII selection

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 4:36 p.m. ET

Super Bowl XLVII late-week PFW staff selections

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 3:55 p.m. ET

Super Bowl XLVII early-week PFW staff selections

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:45 p.m. ET

Super Bowl XLVII opponents vs. spread

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:44 p.m. ET

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Staff Picks

Super Bowl XLVII consensus selections

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Here are the PFW editorial staff's consensus against-the-spread picks, for Super Bowl XLVII.

Conference championships consensus selections

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET

Divisional round consensus selections

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 3:33 p.m. ET

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