We’re in the stretch run of the NFL season and that means while some teams are still in the hunt for the playoffs (somehow), others are just trying to get to the finish line and get the oats in the barn. Fortunately, oddsmakers don’t discriminate against games that have no impact on the postseason. If it’s happening, it’s getting priced.
FOX Bet has entered the market this year and been very aggressive with its marketing to players. In addition to the $100 max matched on deposit, they’ve got some really interesting odds boosts for games involving local teams. Let’s take a look at some options for this week.
Dolphins at Giants
For the second week in a row, the Dolphins are the visitors at MetLife Stadium. No word if they stuck around following their loss to the Jets (it can be expensive to stay in NYC this time of year).
Despite their second-half collapse in Philly on Monday Night, Big Blue is favored today. In what could be his Gotham curtain call, Eli Manning is getting an odds boost from +200 to +280 for a 300-yard passing day in a win.
For those willing to swallow the points, Darius Slayton looks a good target for Eli today against a suspect Dolphins secondary. If Slayton can score in a win that covers the 3.5 points, the Lock It In payout jumps from +280 to +425.
Do you believe in FitzMagic? Dolphins backers can get +450, up from +380, on 3 TDs from Ryan Fitzpatrick in a victory.
Bills at Steelers
Pittsburgh hosts Buffalo in a big showdown among AFC wild-card contenders. Last month the Bills went to Dallas and ruined Thanksgiving on national television. Can they win again in the spotlight?
For those backing the home team, the Lock It In boost is straightforward. The Steelers moneyline jumps from -120 to +135.
Looking for the Duck Dynasty to continue? Devlin Hodges throwing for two or more TDs in a win flew from +300 to +350.
Backing the Bills? Josh Allen running for 50 or more yards in a win is up from +230 to +290. Devin Singletary breaking the century mark on the ground in a Buffalo victory got bumped up from +320 to +370.
Eagles at Redskins
Philly has its aspirations on winning the division while Washington looks to play spoiler. FOX Bet priced this game at Philly -3.5, but there are also some nice prop parlays.
An Eagles win will likely come from major contributions from what’s left of the team’s marquee offensive players. The site has boosted Miles Sanders gaining 100 yards rushing and an Eagles win from +210 to +250. If Zach Ertz catches for 100 yards or more (he should lead the team in targets today) in a victory, that price goes from +195 to +230.
Here’s one that even boosted seems low: The Lock It In boost on Carson Wentz throwing for 300 yards in a win jumped from +200 to +450. His receiving corps today features rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and practice squad call-up Greg Ward. If he eclipses 300 yards as he did in Week 1 without any long balls to DeSean Jackson, he may deserve a Nobel Prize.
For those taking the Redskins to spoil the playoff plans, Adrian Peterson going for 75+ yards in a win is up to +450 from +300.
Honestly, this seems like a game where Carson can win with his legs and FOX Bet hasn’t priced that in the odds boosts. Might be a good time to take advantage of the site’s Custom Bet.
There are a lot more options for these and other games this week’s games, including Rams-Cowboys and Colts-Saints. Take a look and take a chance at FOX Bet.