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Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (+3)

It’s difficult to fully embrace Michael Vick considering his troubledpast with dog fighting. While that still remains in the back of mymind, I absolutely love watching Vick play football, especially afterhis dominant performance against the Colts last week.

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Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6.5)

Like the Texans, the Carolina Panthers play five of their remainingeight games on the road, starting this week against division rivals theBucs. In the previous three years, the Panthers are 2-1 against the Bucswhen playing in Tampa Bay, but both of these teams are radicallydifferent this year.

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New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5)

Was the Patriots’ loss to the Browns last week truly an aberration,or is this New England team not as good as the betting public perceived?

The Patriots are on the road for the second straight week againstanother AFC North opponent in the Steelers. The team comes off anembarrassing loss, having allowed the Browns to rush for 230 yardsagainst the defensive unit. Quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t done much ofnote in the last several games. In fact, Brady has only thrown for anaverage of 215 yards per game this season. Now, Brady has to deal withthe pass rush of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which has been solid againstthe run and pass.

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Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (-2)

The first thing that pops to mind when looking at this spread is that Vegas is really down on the Texans.

That view is justifiable, as Houston has lost two straight gamesafter having Week 7 off. The schedule doesn’t get easier for the Texans,either, as the team will play five of its final eight games on theroad. That means that, with a record of 4-4 through five home games andthree road games, the Texans are underachieving. The team’s offense hashad two of its worst performances in the last two weeks, based on theyards-per-play metric. More broadly, the Texans have a pointdifferential of -33 and a turnover margin of -2. Those numbers are notparticularly inspiring for a team that beat the Colts, Chiefs andRedskins this season.

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Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons (-1)

Week 10 marks the return of the NFL’s Thursday night games. Forbettors, these games can be difficult to assess because of the extremelyshort turnaround teams have after playing just four days prior. Commonsense would dictate that the road team is more likely to lose theseThursday night games due to having to rest and recover from a Sundaygame, practice and then quickly head out on the road in such a shorttime.

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which Thanksgiving Day movie release will produce money?

Which Thanksgiving Day Movie Will Be A Hit? Will Animation Trump Romantic Comedy?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and in addition to eating tons of turkey and getting some Christmas shopping done, many Americans will also enjoy a movie with their friends and family.

But, which Thanksgiving Day release will pull in the crowds and the money? Oddsmakers are betting animation will trump romantic comedy.
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Against the Spread: 2010 NFL Picks: Week 10

NFL games against the spread through nine weeks of this NFL season, andonly nine games had a line of 10 points or higher. Six of thosedouble-digit spread games came in the first four weeks of the season.Through nine weeks in 2009, 27 games had spreads in the double digits.Maybe I’m not so crazy after all.

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With the explosive growth of poker in the US and now the world, it only made sense that the World Series of Poker would expand further into Europe. This year marks the first ever World Series of Poker Europe. Interestingly enough, more than half the final table at the 2007 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas were born
or resided outside the United States. This event will mark the first time that a WSOP bracelet will be awarded outside of Las Vegas.

The new poker series will be held at three casinos operated by London Clubs International – Fifty, The Casino at The Empire and the Sportsman.

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