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Divisional Matchup Preview

Hello Sports Debaters fans!  Part of the New Year Resolution is to make a strong comeback and deliver the content that the millions of our fans have been missing and asking for.  It’s been a while since we spoken but that’s because we’ve been waiting for the right time to reenter your lives…The NFL Playoffs!Image

The games this weekend were excellent.  We had the future of the NFL, Andrew Luck lead the Colts in a huge comeback over the Chiefs.  After that, 34 year old Drew Brees taught 24 year old Nick Foles how a grown ass All-Pro QB wins playoff games on the road in a nail biter in Philly.  Today’s games reminded us that Andy Dalton is an obstacle that the Bengals will never overcome as Phillip Rivers outplayed him and lead the San Diego Super Chargers to a playoff win over Cincy.  Last but not least, Colin Kaepernick took his 49ers north of the wall to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and the better team came out on top by a FG..SF 23, GB 20.

ImageSo we head into next week and I wanted to be the first to tell you how the games will turn out.  The Divisional Round is always the best as the big boys come off their bye weeks and host the survivors from the first round.  The QB’s next week will feature an unbelievable combination of Super Bowl Winners (Brady, Manning, Brees), an all-pro veteran trying to make his mark (Rivers) and the youngest, best talent in the league (Newton, Kaep, Wilson & Luck).  I think it’s safe to say that 7 of the best 8 teams from the season will be playing next weekend (not quite buying the Chargers yet!)


With that said, here are the picks:

ImageDenver Broncos will get revenge on the San Diego Chargers for beating them in Denver in early December.  Peyton Manning will be too much for the San Diego defense and not give the ball away as much as Andy Dalton.  Denver wins fairly easily:  DEN 35  SD 24



New England will host the Colts who are coming off the second best comeback in playoff history.  The Patriots have been up and down all season long and were blessed with a weak division and easy schedule.  I like the Colts to go into Foxborough and take out the Patriots in an extremely close game, setting up a Manning-Luck matchup in the Championship game:  IND 28  NE 27


ImageWhile I love the Saints and what they did against Philly, Seattle is a much more complete team and near impossible to beat at home.  The Saints travelled there on a Monday night and got destroyed in the regular season and while I think they’ll put up a better fight this time around, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle vaunted defense will be too much for the Saints:  SEA 27  NO 21

ImageEven though the Carolina Panthers have had an impressive year, winning their division and clinching a first round bye, I still need to see more from Cam Newton.  This will be his playoff debut and though I know he has all the tools to get the job done, the 49ers are more complete and Kaepernick has shown his ability in a big spot often in his young career.  I love this defensive matchup and I believe this will definitely be a low scoring blood bath.  In the end, the more complete team wins:  SF 17  CAR 13

Like I said, we are back for 2014 and look forward to dropping knowledge on you once again…enjoy the college pigskin tomorrow night and we’ll talk later this week…

Expert Picks Against the Spread: Week 12

Gamblers rejoice, here are our Week 12 Sports Debater expert picks against the spread.  (We are NOT responsible for any money lost)         odds courtesy of

Game Time Teams NYBobby MatthewToddErich Scher Thing
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Minnesota Vikings (+6.5) @ Chicago Bears (-6.5) Bears Bears Bears
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Oakland Raiders (+8) @

Cincinnati Bengals (-8)

Bengals Bengals Raiders
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Pittsburgh Steelers (-2) @ Cleveland Browns (+2) Steelers Steelers Browns
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Buffalo Bills (+2.5) @ Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) Colts Colts Colts
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Denver Broncos (-10) @ Kansas City Chiefs (+10) Broncos Broncos Chiefs
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Seattle Seahawks (-3) @ Miami Dolphins (+3) Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Atlanta Falcons (-1.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1.5) Buccaneers Falcons Falcons
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Tennessee Titans  (-3.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5) Titans Titans Titans
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Baltimore Ravens (0) @ San Diego Chargers (0) Ravens Ravens Ravens
Sunday, November 25, 2012: San Francisco 49ers (-2) @ New Orleans Saints (+2) Saints Saints 49ers
Sunday, November 25, 2012: St. Louis Rams  (+1.5) @ Arizona Cardinals (-1.5) Cardinals Cardinals Rams
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Green Bay Packers (+2.5) @ New York Giants (-2.5) Giants Packers Giants
Monday, November 26, 2012: Carolina Panthers (-2.5) @

Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5)

Panthers Eagles Panthers
Overall Records:






Scher Thing:



Sports Debaters Expert Picks Against the Spread: Week 7

Gamblers rejoice, here are our Week 4 Sports Debater expert picks against the spread.  (We are NOT responsible for any money lost)         odds courtesy of

Game Time Teams NYBobby Picks MatthewToddErich Picks
Thursday, October 18, 2012: Seattle Seahawks (+8.5) @ San Francisco 49ers (-8.5) Seahawks 49ers
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Tennessee Titans (+3) @ Buffalo Bills (-3) Bills Titans
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Washington Redskins (+7.5) @ NY Giants (-7.5) Redskins Redskins  
Sunday, October 21, 2012: New Orleans Saints (-2.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2.5) Saints Saints 
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Dallas Cowboys (-1) @ Carolina Panthers (+1) Cowboys Cowboys
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Baltimore Ravens (+4.5) @ Houston Texans (-4.5) Ravens Ravens
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Cleveland Browns (+3) @ Indianapolis Colts (-3) Colts Browns
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Green Bay Packers (-5.5) @ St. Louis Rams (+5.5) Packers Rams
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Arizona Cardinals (+5.5) @ Minnesota Vikings (-5.5) Cardinals Vikings
Sunday, October 21, 2012: NY Jets (+11.5) @ New England Patriots (-11.5) Patriots Jets
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Jacksonville Jaguars (+4) @ Oakland Raiders (-4) Raiders Raiders  
Sunday, October 21, 2012: Pittsburgh Steelers (-1) @ Cincinnati Bengals (+1) Steelers Steelers
Monday, October 22, 2012: Detroit Lions (+5) @ Chicago Bears (-5) Lions Bears
Overall Records:


NYBobby: 20-23 MatthewToddErich: 22-21

Sports Debaters Expert Picks Against the Spread: Week 4

Gamblers rejoice, here are our Week 4 Sports Debater expert picks against the spread.  (We are NOT responsible for any money lost)

odds courtesy of

Game Time


NYBobby Picks

MatthewToddErich Picks

Thursday, September 27, 2012: Cleveland Browns (+12)  @ Baltimore Ravens (-12)  Ravens   Ravens
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Carolina Panthers (+8) @       Atlanta Falcons (-8)  Falcons    Falcons
Sunday, September 30, 2012: New England Patriots (-4) @ Buffalo Bills (+4)  Bills  Patriots  
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Minnesota Vikings (+4.5) @ Detroit Lions (-4.5)  Lions    Vikings 
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Tennessee Titans (+13.5) @ Houston Texans (-13.5) Texans  Titans
Sunday, September 30, 2012: San Diego Chargers (0) @        Kansas City Chiefs (0) Chargers   Chiefs
Sunday, September 30, 2012: San Francisco 49ers (-4) @         New York Jets (+4) 49ers    Jets
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Seattle Seahawks (-1) @                St. Louis Rams (+1) Rams    Seahawks
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Miami Dolphins (+7) @          Arizona Cardinals (-7)   Cardinals   Cardinals
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Oakland Raiders (+7) @           Denver Broncos (-7) Broncos    Broncos
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Cincinnati  Bengals (-1) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (+1) Bengals    Jaguars  
Sunday, September 30, 2012: New Orleans Saints (+9) @   Green Bay Packers (-9) Saints   Packers
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Washington Redskins (+2.5)@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5) Buccaneers    Redskins
Sunday, September 30, 2012: New York Giants (0) @ Philadelphia Eagles (0) Giants    Eagles
Monday, October 1, 2012: Chicago Bears (+3) @                Dallas Cowboys (-3) Cowboys  Cowboys
Overall Records: (This is our first official week because lets face it… gambling with the replacement referees was an awful idea!) NYBobby: 0-0-0 Matthewtodderich: 0-0-0