The Bookie Brief: Best Bets On Saturday’s NFL Games

  • There are three games coming up on Saturday for the NFL with plenty of action to be had on sportsbooks.
  • The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Arizona Cardinals are all the favorites to win this Saturday.

MIAMI – The NFL will have plenty of action on Saturday with three different games being played. It’s an entire day of football, a Christmas present for sports bettors and avid fans brought to them by the league as Sunday will also have games being played making it an action-packed weekend.

Sportsbooks have listed a number of wagers on the matchups for Saturday, which will officially be the start of two straight days of non-stop games to watch and gamble on the NFL.

Betting On The NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Detroit Lions at 1:00 p.m. EST on the NBC Network with the San Francisco 49ers playing the Arizona Cardinals at 4:30 p.m. EST on NBC, and to cap off an entire day of football, the Miami Dolphins will play the Las Vegas Raiders at 8:15 p.m. EST on the ABC Network.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers & The Detroit Lions

The Buccaneers (-9.5) are the heavy favorite to beat the Detroit Lions with odds of -470 while the Lions are the underdogs with +335 odds to win it. Tampa has a record of 9-5 going into the game to the Lions complete opposite 5-9 record.

All bets on the Bucs have historically been better during the second half of the game this season as the team has performed weakly in their first halves often being outscored by their opponent. However, with Tampa turning up the heat in the second half of games recently and the Detroit Lions defense allowing over thirty points to be scored by their opponents in their last few games, it’s no wonder that the Bucs are the clear favorite by sportsbooks in this match up.

The San Francisco 49ers & The Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals will play the San Francisco 49ers where the Cardinals are the team to beat in this bout according to sportsbooks like Bovada.

The San Francisco 49ers are 5-9 for the year while Arizona is 8-6. The 49ers have been riddled with injuries during the 2020 season which has led them to such an abysmal record when compared to their other yearly records.

For Arizona, their offense has been giving an amazing performance, most notably with WR DeAndre Hopkins receiving for 1324 yards in 2020 with six touchdowns.

The Cardinals (-5) have odds of -240 with the 49ers running onto the field with odds of +200.

The Miami Dolphins & The Las Vegas Raiders

The Miami Dolphins have been the Cinderella story of the year as the team almost never performs as well as they have this season. They’re doing so well with QB Tua Tagovailoa as a starter, leading the team with a 5-2 record en route to a season record of 9-5. With a defense to match Tua’s arm, they have allowed the second-lowest number of points of all teams in the NFL for the year.

While the Las Vegas Raiders are doing well with a season record of 7-7, their QB Derek Carr who typically leads the team with great statistics is questionable to play against Miami after sustaining an injury in last weekend’s game. Back up QB Marcus Mariota may need to take his spot and he went 17-28 last week with one touchdown for 226 yards.

The Miami Dolphins are field-goal favorites with -160 odds on the moneyline against the home team Raiders, who have odds of +140.

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Christina Monroe

Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.

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