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SUPER BOWL LII - Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots - OLBG Expert Picks

Feb 1st, 2018 at 22:42 American Football 0 comments

Super Bowl LII is finally upon us. The New England Patriots look to defend their NFL Championship versus the Philadelphia Eagles. This is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX - the Patriots won that game 24-21. It’s finally here!  After 17 weeks of regular season battle and three rounds of do-or-die in the playoffs, we are left with the final two teams ready to do battle for the ultimate accolade - the Super …

How To Use Free Bets From Bookmakers

Jan 30th, 2018 at 10:27 Strategy 0 comments

As a member of OLBG for five years now, I know from conversing with other members of the site that we are always looking for an edge, something to help us make a profit.  One thing to consider in all that is using free bets.  I felt it would be good to offer my take on the advantages and pitfalls. Check out the free bet offers that you can acquire …

Breaking Down The Patriots Super Bowl Past Under Belichick & Brady

Jan 24th, 2018 at 21:45 American Football 2 comments

The New England Patriots are about to compete in their 8th Super Bowl in 17 seasons under their current Head Coach, Bill Belichick. Quarterback Tom Brady is the other common factor in this incredible run of success. Can history and statistics from the past and present help establish if the Eagles have any chance against the defending champions? On Sunday 4th February the New England Patriots will run out of the tunnel in …

Super Bowl Tips and A Guide To Winning Bets

Jan 23rd, 2018 at 21:43 American Football 0 comments

There are certain sporting events that happen annually that capture the attention of people even if it is not a sport they are interested in for most of the year.  This year’s NFL final, Super Bowl LII (52), will be held in Minnesota at the US Bank Stadium on Sunday 4th February and will feature the defending champion New England Patriots facing the Philadelphia Eagles.  Here at OLBG, we appreciate …

NFL Championship Games - OLBG Experts Picks

Jan 19th, 2018 at 15:58 American Football 2 comments

  Only four teams remain as each conference decides its champion and Super Bowl representative this coming weekend. The defending champion Patriots remain favourites to win Super Bowl LII at 11/8 with PaddyPower. The NFC’s top seed, the Eagles, are underdogs again for the second straight week.   Only four teams remain and with one more hurdle to jump everyone remaining will believe they have a real shot at glory.  Last weekend delivered a high …

NFL Divisional Playoff Round - OLBG Experts Picks

Jan 11th, 2018 at 17:42 American Football 1 comments

  The Divisional Playoff Round sees the eight remaining teams go to battle. The NFC 6th seeded Falcons are actually favoured to beat the 1st seeded Eagles on the road! The remaining home teams and higher seeds are all favoured by bookmakers to get through to the Conference Championship Games. Eight still stand!  The big boys enter the fray as there are no more bye weeks, no more hiding places...it’s the Divisional Playoff Round …

NFL Wild Card Weekend - NFL Experts Picks

Jan 4th, 2018 at 17:41 American Football 0 comments

  The playoffs begin with 8 of the 12 qualifying teams in action. All four home teams are favourites in their matchups. The Vikings, Eagles, Steelers and Patriots await the victors in the divisional round next weekend.   Here we are fresh into 2018, out with the old and in with the new.  For the NFL that means the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs.  The intensity level cranks up …

NFL Week 17 - OLBG Expert Picks - Free Tips and Selections

Dec 30th, 2017 at 22:48 American Football 0 comments

The NFL closes out its regular season programme this coming Sunday with several games having implications for playoff berths and seedings. The Carolina Panthers visit to Atlanta to take on the Falcons is the highlight game. It’s a case of win and you’re in for the Falcons, Ravens and Titans.     It’s time to shed a tear as the NFL regular season comes to its conclusion.  No gimmicks this week, no early …

NFL Week 16 - OLBG Expert Picks - Free Tips and Selections

Dec 22nd, 2017 at 18:59 American Football 0 comments

Week 16 sees NFL action right across the Christmas weekend. The battle in the NFC South reaches boiling point as the Falcons go to the Saints and the Panthers must hold off the Buccaneers. 11 teams have the opportunity to clinch a postseason berth this week. As we enter the final two weeks of NFL regular season action ready yourself for a couple of phrases - “Dead rubber” and “must win”!  Unfortunately …

NFL Week 16 - Saturday Double Header - Colts@Ravens & Vikings@Packers

Dec 21st, 2017 at 22:42 American Football 0 comments

Week 15 sees the Experts Blog land four winning accas including one at a price of 140/1! Saturday sees two more games in the traditional college football slots to kick off Week 16. A battle of current and former residents of Baltimore is followed by an all-NFC North clash. Christmas is nearly here and in the spirit of the festive season the NFL has loaded their Week 16 schedule with a mix …

NFL Week 15 - OLBG Expert Picks - Free Tips and Selections

Dec 16th, 2017 at 18:23 American Football 3 comments

  The highlight of Week 15 is a rematch of the 2016 AFC Championship as the Patriots travel to the Steelers. Is a changing of the guard going to be confirmed in the NFC West?   Our thoughts and selections include a series of accumulator options.     The runners are turning for home, the whips are drawn and it’s time to make your move.  For about two thirds of NFL teams, the race is still …

NFL Week 15: Saturday Double Header - Bears@Lions & Chargers@Chiefs

Dec 14th, 2017 at 22:17 American Football 0 comments

Week 15 features Saturday action as the college football program quietens down. Two divisional clashes feature in the Saturday double header, one from each conference.   We have a majority double to offer readers on this pair of exciting NFL clashes.   NFL Games...on a Saturday!!??!!  Well, it is nearly Christmas!  With college football mush quieter now until the Bowl program over the New Year period the NFL takes advantage of something it probably …

NFL Week 15 Thursday Night Football - Broncos @ Colts - Expert Picks

Dec 12th, 2017 at 20:41 American Football 1 comments

  Week 14 sees the OLBG Experts just miss on another winning acca. A tough week of selecting in general though with a negative collective pick record. The final Thursday Night Game of 2017 kicks off Week 15. Two of the more disappointing teams in the AFC face off and try to salvage some pride. Three weeks to go and the NFL season again heads towards a dramatic climax.  Last Thursday seen a clash …

NFL Week 14 - OLBG Expert Picks - Free Tips and Selections

Dec 9th, 2017 at 19:04 American Football 0 comments

Can the Giants find some fight from their coaching change to upset the Cowboys playoff push? Seven teams are in a position to clinch a playoff spot this week and four of those teams can clinch a divisional title.   The Raiders travelling to the Chiefs is the most vital of the divisional matchups this week.     Week 14 is here and with only four regular season games to go for the NFL …

Fake Or Fortune? - The Kirk Cousins Question

Dec 6th, 2017 at 11:08 American Football 0 comments

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins could become the richest player in NFL history in 2018. Why have the Redskins not already tied him down to a long term deal? Which teams could be potential suitors for his talents should he move on? I write this in early December.  A time still filled with hope for many NFL fans who are cheering their team on to make a playoff run.  The next four weeks …

NFL Week 14 Thursday Night Football - Saints @ Falcons - Expert Picks

Dec 5th, 2017 at 23:53 American Football 0 comments

Week 13 seen the Experts Blog improve it’s pick rate to 0.605. Every member of the panel hit on at least ten correct picks. Week 14 starts in style with a mouthwatering NFC South Clash.   Week 14 begins with arguably the game of the season so far as the Saints travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons.  Two high powered offenses going at it in a divisional clash with playoff implications …

NFL Week 14: Anytime TD Scorers Blog - Tips & Advice

Dec 5th, 2017 at 19:46 American Football 0 comments

  No winners in Week 13, a first for this blog! 37.4 point profit carried over to Week 14. What opportunities await this week?  Read on and see.     Well, it had to happen eventually I guess.  A first blank.  No return at all and to be honest, I don’t think any of them got close.  I was screaming at red zone for Geno Smith and Blaine Gabbert to sneak it when their teams …

NFL Week 13 - OLBG Expert Picks - Free Tips and Selections

Dec 2nd, 2017 at 20:39 American Football 1 comments

Six of the leading contenders in the NFC face each other this weekend.   The Browns face the only team they’ve beaten in the last two seasons. The 49ers start the “Jimmy Garoppolo era” versus the Bears in a matchup of two former powerhouses.     Welcome to December!  A month of goodwill to all men but more importantly, the best month of NFL action you’ll get until this time next year!    We really …

NFL Week 12 Thursday Night Football - Redskins @ Cowboys - Expert Picks

Nov 28th, 2017 at 22:03 American Football 2 comments

Week 12 seen the Experts Blog hit on 70% of its picks. Thursday Night Football sees an all NFC East Clash as the Redskins travel to the Cowboys. Have the bookies got the wrong favourite with Dallas at a general 4/5?   Week 13 features arguably the most exciting week of games so far in 2017.  Seven divisional clashes and two more key games between the top contenders in the NFC means we are …

NFL Week 13: Anytime TD Scorers Blog - Tips & Advice

Nov 28th, 2017 at 14:38 American Football 0 comments

Week 12 sees 4.3 points of profit and a rolling profit now sat on 45.4 points. Early thoughts for Week 13 which will be constantly updated. Thursday starts with the Cowboys hosting the Redskins.   Another small profit last week as the blog found two 8/1 winners and a 7/1 winner as part of a multiple.  Profit has slowed a little so let’s hope this isn’t the start of a slump but it …

NFL Week 12 - OLBG Expert Picks - Free Tips and Selections

Nov 25th, 2017 at 17:06 American Football 1 comments

Week 12 sees six divisional clashes this Sunday! The Patriots and Eagles are massive favourites with huge spreads to cover. The saints visit the Rams in the highest profile game of the Sunday slate. Week 12 has already seen three games in the books as Thanksgiving offered up a bonus slate.  We actually did pretty well as a collective with arniehi and TouchdownTips clean sweeping the three games and as a …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 11 Review

Nov 22nd, 2017 at 16:36 American Football 0 comments

The top two remained unchanged but the Vikings break into the top three. No team is mathematically out of the playoff picture...yet. The Chargers make a move as they win and the rest of the AFC West taste defeat. The Falcons also shoot back into the top ten.     As we head towards the final third of the regular season it appears the majority of the divisions are one horse races …

NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving Games - Free Tips and Selections

Nov 22nd, 2017 at 08:38 American Football 5 comments

Thanksgivings Day brings an extended Thursday programme of three games. The Lions and Cowboys are traditional Thanksgiving hosts. Can the Vikings extend their winning streak?  The Lions are one of only two teams to beat Minnesota this season.     We might not celebrate it in the UK but Thanksgiving is a big deal in the US and for NFL fans it’s not just a feast of pumpkin pie and turkey, but a good …

NFL Week 12: Anytime TD Scorers Blog - Tips & Advice

Nov 21st, 2017 at 16:22 American Football 0 comments

Week 11 sees 3 points of profit and a rolling profit now sat on 41.1 points. Early thoughts for Week 12 which will be constantly updated. Thursday sees three Thanksgiving day games to take a shot at.   Last week was a tricky old week and a lot of the usual angles didn’t really work but two scorers at 9/1 and 5/1 along with one leg of the lucky 15 bringing back some …

NFL Week 11 - OLBG Expert Picks - Free Tips and Selections

Nov 17th, 2017 at 23:58 American Football 0 comments

Week 11 features the Raiders playing host to the Patriots in Mexico City. The Rams travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in a clash of 7-2 NFC teams. The Bills will start rookie QB Nathan Peterman against the Chargers.   Week 11 is already underway and the Thursday Night Game seen us continue on our strong run of tipping so let’s hope we can keep the roll going with some positive results …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10 Review

Nov 15th, 2017 at 22:12 American Football 0 comments

No change in our top 3 but the Saints reach their highest ever position in out list. The bottom half of our rankings is also staying fairly consistent. The Cowboys are the latest team to see injuries and suspensions drop them sharply. The Packers rebound as they finally get a win in Aaron Rodgers absence.   7 NFL teams are on 4+ game win streaks (LAR, MIN, NE, NO, PHI, PIT, TEN) for …

NFL Week 11 - TNF - Titans @ Steelers - Expert Picks

Nov 15th, 2017 at 19:37 American Football 4 comments

Week 10 seen the OLBG Experts land a third straight consensus accumulator. Week 11 sees the week start with an all AFC clash of teams with possible playoff implications for later in the season. We offer two possible bets for your consideration from the TNF game.   Another week in the record books and the season is flying by.  Week 10 wasn’t without its dramas on and off the field but …

NFL Week 11: Anytime TD Scorers Blog - Tips & Advice

Nov 14th, 2017 at 22:34 American Football 0 comments

Week 10 seen 20 points of profit and a rolling profit now sat on 38 points. Early thoughts for Week 11 now added. Thursday sees the first game of Week 11 as the Titans visit the Steelers.   Hopefully readers enjoyed the trip last week through the decision making process for bets in the Anytime Touchdown Scorers market and if you did follow you’ll have made a tidy profit.    But as much as finding …

NFL Week 10 - OLBG Expert Picks

Nov 10th, 2017 at 18:47 American Football 0 comments

Week 10 features several double digit favourites against the spread. Can either the 49ers or Browns finally get in the win column? How will the Cowboys fare without the suspended Ezekiel Elliott?   There’s another exciting slate of NFL games to get stuck into for Week 10.  Thursday Night has been and gone as the Seahawks overcame the Cardinals and for once we managed to just scrape the majority win and get in on …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 9 Review

Nov 9th, 2017 at 18:30 American Football 0 comments

No change in our top 3 as the Eagles drop 50 on the Broncos and the Patriots and Steelers enjoy a bye. The worse team of the previous 10 years now sit at No.4 in our list! DeShaun Watson’s injury looks to have ruined the Texans season.   Can Josh Gordon eventually return to the field and help remove the Browns from being anchored to the bottom?   Last week seen a flurry of activity …

NFL Week 10 - TNF - Seahawks @ Cardinals - Expert Picks

Nov 8th, 2017 at 16:44 American Football 3 comments

Week 9 reviewed as the consensus acca lands for the second week in a row! Thursday Night Football previewed featuring an NFC West divisional clash. Can the Seahawks bounce back from their surprise Week 9 loss to the Redskins? Will the Cardinals win a second in a row without starting QB Carson Palmer?   As we move into the second half of the season the NFL still delivers drama and surprises and Week 9 …

NFL Week 10 Anytime TD Scorers Blog - Tips & Advice

Nov 7th, 2017 at 21:59 American Football 5 comments

Week 10 early thoughts available. Aims and guidelines re-established. Rolling 18 points profit from the first three weeks. Blog will be updated daily with thoughts and selections.   After three weeks of running my Anytime Touchdown Scorers betting blog I felt it was time to move on to producing it on a weekly basis rather than overblowing the current one.   You can check it out here but I’ll recap briefly what’s happened and the aims …

NFL Antepost Bets - Midseason Review

Nov 5th, 2017 at 14:37 American Football 1 comments

A look back at the selections and advice offered in preseason on season long markets. Some selections have disappointed but some are in with a fighting chance. Chiefs rookie RB Kareem Hunt for the OROTY looks the best placed to win at 16/1.   Before the 2017 NFL season got underway, I produced several blog pieces offering advice, trends, information and selections in many of the season long markets.  With the halfway point of …

NFL Week 9 - OLBG Expert Picks

Nov 3rd, 2017 at 23:33 American Football 0 comments

Week 9 sees the OLBG Experts Panel offer up a consensus fourfold at 12/1 ATS. Four possible upset picks offer an alternative fourfold!   Can the 49ers finally get their first win?  5 of our 6 panel members say “yes”!   Every NFL Week brings drama and superb action but the drama has been as active off the field this week since the end of Week 8 and the start of Week 9. …

NFL Week 9 - TNF - Bills @ Jets - Expert Picks

Nov 1st, 2017 at 13:45 American Football 0 comments

Week 8 seen the OLBG Experts hit a 0.718 pick percentage  and land the consensus acca! Week 9 begins as always on Thursday Night.  Can we improve our poor TNF record? The Bills travel to their divisional rivals the Jets as 3pt favourites.   We cross the halfway point of the regular season and the picture feels like it’s becoming clearer but it is far from complete and we have some very important …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 8 Review

Oct 31st, 2017 at 23:27 American Football 0 comments

The Eagles remain top and have added more firepower on trade deadline day. Our top four remain unchanged. Trade Deadline Day sees a surprising amount of activity   The Browns remain stuck to the bottom - is there any hope for them?   The last two weeks has seen a sense of normality across the NFL with the majority of results going roughly the way they have been expected.  As always though, …

NFL Week 8 - OLBG Expert Picks

Oct 27th, 2017 at 23:18 American Football 1 comments

Twickenham sees the winless Browns try to hold off a Vikings invasion. The 6-1 Eagles have a 12.5 point handicap to cover versus the other winless team in the NFL - the 49ers. Cowboys vs Indians (Redskins) in the nation's capitol is the other highlight of the week.   We’re near the halfway point but this week does see the end of the International Series in the UK with the final game …

NFL Week 8 - TNF - Dolphins @ Ravens - Expert Picks

Oct 25th, 2017 at 12:24 American Football 2 comments

Week 7 seen the OLBG Experts post a 59-31 record, a 0.655 pick percentage. Week 8 starts with the Miami Dolphins travelling to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night. The Dolphins are 13-4 in their past 17 games yet are outsiders in the matchup at 29/20 with bet365. We roll into Week 8 and roughly the halfway point of the regular season.  Where has the time gone?  It seems like only yesterday we …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 7 Review

Oct 24th, 2017 at 23:45 American Football 0 comments

Carson Wentz dazzles as the Eagles soar to the top of our rankings. The Patriots move back up our list and are still Super Bowl favourites at a best price of 4/1 with 888Sport. The Saints, Cowboys, Bills and Dolphins are all big risers this week.   The Browns change QB’s again, but don’t change places in our rankings?   Week 7 brought a sense of “normality” with less shocks, although the Thursday Night …

NFL Week 7 - OLBG Expert Picks

Oct 20th, 2017 at 23:58 American Football 1 comments

Twickenham sees the Rams play “host” to the Cardinals. Can the 49ers and Browns finally find a win? The Eagles can stand alone with the best record in the league with victory over the Redskins on Monday Night.     The season is flying back and it’s hard to believe we are at Week 7 already.  It’s even harder to believe some of the results that the league keeps throwing up and this past …

NFL Betting - Anytime Touchdown Scorers - Hints, Tips & Selections

Oct 20th, 2017 at 19:31 American Football 1 comments

Hints and tips for finding Touchdown scorers. A week-by-week guide to which players look good value to score. Updated over the days approaching each weekends set of games so keep checking back in for new selections. Week 8 sees 17.5pts of profit! Week 9 selections are now up!   I thoroughly enjoy betting on the NFL.  There are so many great options to look at and work through.   My personal favourite is Anytime …

NFL Week 7 - TNF - Chiefs @ Raiders - Expert Picks

Oct 18th, 2017 at 11:32 American Football 0 comments

The Chiefs look to bounce back from their first defeat. Can the Raiders end a four game skid? Can the Chiefs cover a 3 point handicap at 13/14 with 188Bet?   Welcome to Week 7 of the NFL 2017 season.  A crazy season.  An insane season.  A season where trying to predict things is as easy as trying to get to the moon.  Never deterred though, the OLBG NFL Experts have got their gyroscopes …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 6 Review

Oct 17th, 2017 at 20:27 American Football 0 comments

No more undefeated teams!  The Chiefs are beaten but stay at number one in our rankings. Aaron Rodgers injury sees the Packers take a severe drop. The Saints and Titans are this weeks big risers.   The Browns stay rooted to the bottom.  Is 0-16 a real possibility?   In my 30+ years of watching the NFL I’ve never seen anything so crazy as Week 6!  Underdogs went 3-11 this week and even those …

NFL Week 6 - OLBG Expert Picks

Oct 13th, 2017 at 19:27 American Football 8 comments

Week 6 sees 13 games over Sunday and Monday. Fivefold consensus acca on offer from the Experts. Can the Chiefs stay undefeated against the Steelers? The late Sunday games all look difficult calls.   Week 6 is here and another set of NFL games are ready for the OLBG NFL Experts Panel to run their respective rules over.   Thursday Night seen us all on the wrong side of a tough call but the …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 5 Review

Oct 11th, 2017 at 14:32 American Football 0 comments

The last undefeated team stay atop of our rankings.   The Jaguars win over the Steelers see them as the biggest risers. The middle of the pack is really hard to split. The Browns are back to the bottom of the pile and a Leicester City price to win it all.   Week 5 delivered more shocks and surprises and this feels as crazy an NFL season as I can ever remember.  I’ve …

NFL Week 6 - TNF - Eagles @ Panthers - Expert Picks

Oct 11th, 2017 at 13:35 American Football 0 comments

Week 5 was a tough outing for pundits everywhere. Week 6 starts with two 4-1 NFC teams going to war. A consensus pick from our panel but no one thinks this is an easy call! A total points mark of 45.5 can be surpassed by these two teams at a price of 13/14 with 10Bet.   You wait so long for the NFL season to come and then it feels like it just whizzes …

NFL Week 5 - OLBG Expert Picks

Oct 6th, 2017 at 22:52 American Football 4 comments

The Packers and Seahawks at better than evens highlights the Week 5 value. The Giants to break their duck and the Titans to win regardless of their QB situation highlights the Expert picks. Can the Chiefs remain unbeaten and will Mitch Trubisky make a winning debut for the Bears in the prime time games?   Week 4 is done and we roll into Week 5 (be sure to read our Power Rankings post Week …

NFL Power Rankings - Week 4 Review

Oct 4th, 2017 at 23:27 American Football 0 comments

The last undefeated team hits the peak of our rankings.   The Patriots remain Super Bowl favourites despite a rocky start. Surprise results see some surprise ups and downs in this week’s rankings.   The first quarter of the season is in the bag and it’s as good a time as any to see how the NFL mop is flopping!  The OLBG experts panel got their heads together and came up with this …

NFL Week 5 - TNF - Patriots @ Buccaneers - Expert Picks

Oct 4th, 2017 at 22:17 American Football 7 comments

Week 4 sees Jim Brown pull off more Underdog Magic!  Can he do it again on TNF? Week 5 starts with the Patriots aiming to fix their defensive woes against a hot Buccaneers offense! Despite a slow start, the Patriots are still healthy favourites on the road to a team playing at home for the second straight week. Buccaneers have won their last six straight at home dating back to last November.   The …

NFL Week 4 - OLBG Expert Picks

Sep 29th, 2017 at 13:24 American Football 9 comments

September is nearly out and October is upon is.  Unfortunately the last week or so has seen focus on the NFL and the season for controversial reasons but I hope that doesn’t distract from people’s enjoyment of the games.  It’s a fantastic product, full of excitement and drama for reasons that we here on the Experts Panel, would much rather talk about.   Speaking of which, onto Week 4 we go.  Unfortunately, …