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Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks, Props, Odds, Lines & Predictions

Monday Night Football Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks, Props, Odds, Lines & Predictions

Last week, the Seattle Seahawks (7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS) managed to beat Arizona and bounce back from two consecutive losses and will look to build on that good performance as they travel to Philadelphia to face the struggling Eagles (3-6-1SU, 3-7 ATS) in Week 12 edition of Monday Night Football.

Seattle has dominated this matchup for a while now with the last loss coming way back in 1989. They have also covered the spread in the last six games in Philadelphia and swept the Eagles last season. The Eagles, despite having only three wins so far this season, have plenty to play for and still hope to make the playoffs just by virtue of playing in the abominable NFC East.

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Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Line Movement

The Seahawks were favorites by less than a field goal when the opening lines were published, but they attracted a lot of action bumping the spread to -6.5. The total was initially set at 52 but saw a significant drop-off during the week and now stands at 48.5 or 49 depending on a bookie. The last five games between these two teams went UNDER.

Notes On The Seattle Seahawks

Most of the success Seattle had this season came on the home turf, and on Monday they look to pick up the first road ween in almost two months since they beat the Dolphins in Week 4. The main reason for their faltering away from home has been, of course, their leaky defense that now ranks at the bottom of the NFL with 435 total yards and almost 29 points allowed per game. There is only so much that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense can do when the defense wastes no time in tearing down everything good their attack builds. They did improve a bit in the last two games allowing less than 23 points against the Rams and Cardinals, and the rushing defense, especially, is starting to gain some respectability.
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Russell Wilson’s amazing form from the start of the season has faded a bit, but he looked sharp last week with 23-for-28 passing for 197 yards and two TDs with no interceptions. The return of Chris Carson should make his job easier as Philly’s defense will have to respect Seattle’s run more. We can expect a reasonably high score against the poor Eagles secondary and the same goes for receivers, particularly Tyler Lockett who should face an easier matchup than D.K. Metcalf.

Notes On The Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles enter the game in a must-win mode with both Washington Football Team and the Giants winning their games this week. They lost last week in Cleveland after another poor display from Carson Wentz and there are already some speculations that he may lose his starting spot. Against the Browns, Wentz threw two interceptions (one of them pick-six) and now has as many interceptions as he has touchdowns. But, he is far from the only reason for Philly’s bad offense. He lacks any sort of protection this season and has already been sacked 40 times, the most in the league. Interestingly, the second on the list is Monday’s opponent, Russell Wilson with 33.

The Eagles will mainly look to throw the ball on Monday night, but with Wentz performing this poorly, there’s hardly any fantasy value in their passing offense. Perhaps the better option is RB Miles Sanders. Despite the rushing defense being the Seahawks’ stronger suit, Sanders has proven that he is capable of big plays against any opponent.

Monday Night Football Betting Pick:Seattle Seahawks -6.5

The long week should have helped the Seahawks res and prepare for this game, and they will be eager to get on the new winning streak. Their road form causes some concern, but Philadelphia this season is hardly a problem when playing at home.

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Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions Football Betting Picks, Lines, Odds & Predictions

Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions Football Betting Picks, Lines & Predictions

The first game on the Thanksgiving slate is a matchup between two struggling teams, the Texans (3-7 SU, 3-7 ATS) who are coming of a hard-fought win over the New England, and the Lions (4-6 SU, 4-6 ATS) who suffered a shutout loss to Carolina on Sunday. Detroit last won on Thanksgiving Day back in 2016 and has lost the last four matchups against Houston. The Texans, despite picking up a nice win on Sunday are in the midst of a disappointing season and are nowhere near the team that won the AFC South last year.

Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions Football Betting Line Movement

After a fine showing against the Patriots, the Texans have a rare chance to be road favorites this season and the line is -3 in their favor. In the last 9 games they were favored away from home they covered the spread 6 times. On the other hand, the Lions are on an 8-game losing streak when underdogs at home. The total is set at 51.5 at the moment, a slight rise from the opening 51.

Notes On The Houston Texans

It’s clear that every success the Texans may have this year begins and ends with QB Deshaun Watson. Last week he had his fifth 300-yards game this season, adding two touchdowns and 36 rushing yards. However, he can’t be expected to win the games on his own every week and with each game, it’s becoming painfully obvious how much Houston misses DeAndre Hopkins. The running game is beyond disappointing this year and they rank 31st in that department. RB David Jonhson who was a part of the DeAndre Hopkins trade has so far failed to lift the Houston rushing to a higher level and is now out due to a concussion. The defense has improved a bit in the last two games, allowing the Patriots and the Browns a total of 30 points, but 435 yards of total offense they’ve allowed New England is a cause for worry.

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On the Thanksgiving slate that features the likes of Andy Dalton and Alex Smith, Deshaun Watson still stands out as a decent fantasy pick. The Lions allow 7.2 yards per pass attempt and Watson could easily have another great game. Many expected RB Duke Jonhson to shine in David Jonhson’s absence but he had two disappointing games. Still, we expect him to bounce back against below-average Detroit rushing defense and he could be a nice discount option.

Notes On The Detriot Lions

The Lions seem incapable of stringing two good games together and last week’s embarrassment after a solid win against Washington has significantly increased the pressure on the head coach Matt Patricia. Many think that he could be the next coach to get fired. Against Carolina, Detroit only managed to muster a pitiful 185 of offense and only 10 first downs. This is against the same defense that let 46 points past them the week before against the Buccaneers. The passing attack hasn’t actually been that bad this season and ranks right around the middle of the league, but the running has been a non-threat the whole year and ranks third from the bottom.

If there is a time for Detroit’s rushing to shine then it’s against Houston’s defense which allows 5.1 yards per carry, the worst in the league. Presuming he’s active, after missing Week 11 due to a concussion, RB D’Andre Swift could have a decent game.WR Marvin Jones should again carry the most of the receiving load as Kenny Golladay is questionable. His stats from the Carolina game would look a lot better if his 51-yard touchdown reception wasn’t nullified by a penalty.

Thanksgiving Day Football Betting Pick: Houston Texans -3

If Deshaun Watson continues with his excellent form, Houston should be able to deal with the Lions. The Lions seemed lifeless last week and it’s hard to see things changing in just four days.

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Thursday Night Football: Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Picks

Thursday Night Football Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Picks

In this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football, the Cardinals (6-3 SU, 5-4 ATS) are traveling to Seattle to take on the Seahawks (6-3 SU, 5-4 ATS) in what may prove to be a crucial battle in NFC West. The two already met in Week 7, but this matchup finds teams moving in different directions. Seattle was undefeated and sitting on top of the division three weeks ago, but 3 losses in the last 4 games placed them in a three-way race for NFC West along with Thursday rivals and LA Rams. On the other hand, Arizona has put together a string of good performances, winning 4 out of the last 5.

Thursday Night Football: Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Line Movement

The recent good form of the Cardinals drove most of the early action in their direction moving the line from -5.5 in Seattle’s favor to -3 at the moment. After a shootout in their last meeting, the oddsmakers expect a similar game this time and the total line is at 57.5, the highest in the NFL this week.

Notes On The Arizona Cardinals

Buoyed by a Hail Mary (or a “Hail Murray”) pass from Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins to claw out a win in dying seconds against the Bills, the Cardinals will go to Seattle confident that they can take control of the NFC West. Murray’s miracle 43-yard pass was a cherry on top of a breakout season for the second-year QB who is deservedly claiming his place among the league’s best. However, against Buffalo, it was the Arizona rushing that decided the game. The Cardinals ran for more than 6 yards per carry and scored two rushing touchdowns. Still, on Thursday, much will depend on the defense and their ability to stop Russell Wilson and co, a task made much harder by injuries to several key defensive players, including Corey Peters, De’Vondre Campbell, and Darrell Daniels.

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Murray has thrown for 2375 yards and 17 touchdowns this season and rushed for 604 yards, making him the second-best rusher on the team and the 1st among the quarterbacks in the league. Numbers that make him a must in your DFS lineup, either as a captain or flex. Murray’s game has greatly benefited from having a premium receiver in DeAndre Hopkins who is also a great fantasy option this week. Seattle’s defense is giving up 353 yards through the air per game and Hopkins torched them three weeks ago with 10 catches for over 100 yards and a TD.

Notes On The Seattle Seahawks

If the recent dip in form continues, the Seahawks, who looked like world-beaters a couple of weeks ago, might find themselves slipping out of the playoff picture. The below-par performances lately have been closely tied to the Russell Wilson displays. After starting the season on fire, Seattle’s QB has thrown almost as many interceptions (7) as touchdowns (9) in the last four games. Truth be told, he’s seriously lacking protection from his offensive line, getting sacked 11 times in the last two weeks. The defense, which has been the main issue at the start of the season, has improved slightly with the return of Jalen Adams who has tweaked his shoulder against the Rams but is likely to suit up for Thursday.

Similar to Murray, Russell Wilson is a must-have fantasy pick, despite his performances of late. Despite 3 interceptions last week, he still threw for 388 yards and 3 touchdowns, in addition to rushing 84 yards. With Chris Carson a major doubt for Thursday, RB Carlos Hyde will likely lead the line for the Seahawks. The last time he was in that role was in Week 7 against the same opponent and he did pretty good with a season-best 4.53 yards per carrying and a touchdown.

Thursday Night Football: Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Pick: OVER 57.5

When teams with two of the best offenses in the league and so-so defenses meet, the only logical choice is OVER. Arizona has no trouble scoring over 30 even against much tougher defensive sides, while there’s no doubt that Russell Wilson and his teammates will also put up their share of points.

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Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams Betting Picks, Lines, Odds,& Predictions

Seattle Seahawks Vs. Los Angeles Rams Betting Picks, Lines, Odds,& Predictions

After a perfect start to the season, the Seahawks (6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS) find themselves in a bit of a slump and will look to turn things around as travel down the West Coast to take on the Rams (5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS). The stakes are high as the winner of this matchup will take the lead in one of the most competitive divisions this year, the NFC West. Both teams lost last time out and as we enter the second half of the season the room for mistakes is rapidly shrinking.

Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams Betting Line Movement

After some poor performances by the Seattle Seahawks, the Los Angeles Rams are favored in this game. The line opened at -1 with some moderate early action slightly moving it to -2. The oddsmakers expect an open and exciting game and the total is set at 54.5.

Notes On The Seattle Seahawks

Seattle’s defensive woes continued last week against the Bills as they allowed Josh Allen to throw for 415 yards and 3 touchdowns. They are now at the bottom of the league both in yards and points allowed, leaking embarrassing 455.8 total yards and 30.4 points per game. The Seahawks were hoping that the return of star safety Jamal Adams will help right the ship but instead, we got yet another lackluster defensive performance. Things have gotten bad to the point that not even the MVP-level performances of Russel Wilson and stellar offensive play are not enough anymore to win games.

Despite some issues with his offensive line, allowing almost 3 sacks per game, picking Rusell Willson for your lineup is still the easiest fantasy decision. WR D.K. Metcalf has also been amazing, but for this game, we’ll suggest going with the other receiver Tyler Lockett. Lockett has been hot and cold all year, and after a dud against the Bills, we feel it’s again time for a good performance. Particularly since most of the Rams scheming will focus on stopping Metcalf.

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Notes On The Los Angeles Rams

The Rams have enjoyed a solid start to the season, mostly thanks to their stifling defense and a soft schedule. They have played 4 games against the terms from the miserable NFC east and got 4 wins out of them. The only other win came against the Chicago Bears. LA is coming off a bye week and it seems that it couldn’t have come at a better time as they were shut down by the Miami defense in Week 8, extending the streak of poor offensive performances. Jared Goff completed only 57.4 % of his passes against the Dolphins and threw for two interceptions. And, while the defense has been a better part of the team, Seattle will find a way to score and the Rams must find a way to put up some points themselves.

Having said the above, there’s no better game in football for restoring QB’s confidence that facing the dreadful Seattle’s passing defense. We believe that Goff will be able to trade some punches with Willson and could be in for a decent score. Goff targeted WR Cooper Kupp an incredible 20 times before the bye and if that trend continues we can expect LA’s slot receiver to convert at least some of those changes into a solid amount of fantasy points.

Week 10 Betting Pick:Seattle Seahawks +2

If the Seattle Seahawks managed to impose their style of play and turn this game into a shootout they should easily cover. With Adams back in the lineup, we can expect at least a slight improvement on the defensive side of the ball.


Washington State Casino Crazy Moose Accuses a Player of Cheating

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Anyone who loves real money gambling at a land-based or online casino is always looking for an edge. Sometimes a player can cross a line they should not in search of that winning edge. A local Washington news site posted a report of a cheating incident in Snohomish County.

Local Casino In Washington State Accuses Player Of Cheating

The player was accused of cheating a local casino in Washington State out of more than $38,000. His alleged sleight of hand tactics were caught on an in-house surveillance camera. The video was released by the Washington State Gambling Commission. It showed 51-year old Fredrick Steven Nolan using sleight of hand to manipulate cards at a table game.

The land-based gambling venue was Crazy Moose Casino in Mountlake Terrace. As a spokesperson for the Washington State Gambling Commission, Heather Songer stated:

“Our suspect visited the casino almost daily for a six week period. He was careful, though. We reviewed and it looks like he never went to the same dealer more than about twice a night.”

Back in January, Nolan played three spots of High Card Flush. He was able to distract the dealer when exchanging chips. He then used sleight of hand to move a card from one spot to another. He then folded on two of the spots while winning with a straight flush on the third. Investigators said that this cheating incident alone cost the casino $3,280. Prosecutors in the case said that the total cheating incident added up to $38,335 over the course of time.

Songer went on to add:

“Casinos are a big target. There’s a lot of money flowing through and there’s a big temptation. Unfortunately, we do see frequent situations where people switch cards or utilize other cheating schemes. But they’re almost always caught.”

Nolan was charged in Snohomish County. He faces counts of a felony and a gross misdemeanor. King County prosecutors are in the process of reviewing all the evidence. This involves the multiple numbers of alleged cheating practices that took place.

The Crazy Moose Casino in Mountlake Terrace is part of the Washington Gold group of gambling venues. There are nine different land-based operations in the state. There is another Crazy Moose in Pasco along with three Silver Dollar Casinos. They are located in Mill Creek, Seatac, and Renton.

Also part of the Washington Gold casino network are:

  1. Royal Casino Everett
  2. Red Dragon Poker Mountlake Terrace
  3. Club Hollywood Shoreline
  4. Coyote Bob’s Roadhouse Casino Kennewick

The parent company is Nevada Gold located in Las Vegas. They also operate the Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, Nevada. The Crazy Moose Casino in Mountlake Terrace features a trio of highly popular table games along with High Card Flush:

  1. Player’s Edge 21- An interesting twist on standard Blackjack.
  2. Texas Shootout- A 5-card poker game with fast-pace play.
  3. Head-Up Hold ‘Em- A variant of Texas Hold’em connected with the World Poker Tour (WPT).

In conjunction with football season, Sunday’s big promotion at Crazy Moose is Gameday Giveaways. This includes five cash drawings of $500 throughout the day.


Washington State Wants To know Whether Loot Boxes Are Gambling

Washington State Are Loot Boxes Real Money Gambling

The State of Washington is limbo regarding loot boxes. The State Senator Kevin Ranker is asking the Gambling Commission to answer. Kevin is asking the State’s Gambling Commission to come out clear on the matter. According to the Senator, loot boxes are predatory to children. According to many, a loot box is a consumable part of the game. It is a chest that gives a player more chances to win more items virtually. See How the Real Money Gaming Industry Defends Loot Boxes Against Gambling Claims.

Are Loot Boxes Considered Real Money Gambling?

Most importantly, this is not the first time loot boxes are emerging in the state. They are here for some time. They are intricate in that many people do not know how they work. Those who understand a loot box, however, see that it is a device. Its main work is to monetize mobile freemium. They are common in monetizing social games. But at the same time, they can act as compulsory. In the end, loot boxes engage players throughout the day. Many players who choose to take part in these types of games often use a lot of money.

Why Does Washington State Care?

These boxes are indeed a paradox to unlock. Many people have mixed reactions when it comes to what they are. But it is good to know that they are highly addictive. Besides, they have an element of chance. Because of their characteristics, many people say they are not different from slot machines. Also, this is certainly worrying lawmakers and regulators. Even more, their proliferation among other major video releases is a cause of concern. For these reasons, Washington State Senator feels that they can be real money gambling devices. He is not alone with the same feeling. Many other politicians are also saying that the commission should look into the matter.

Star Wars Battlefront 2, and Middle Earth: Shadow of War

On the issue of proliferation, recent releases have boxes in them. For instance, there are three perfect examples of video slots that incorporate loot boxes. Examples of the latest releases are Star Wars Battlefront 2, and Middle Earth: Shadow of War. These new games require that gamers make micro-transactions. Also, this happens even as they are giving $60 to buy the game.

Because of such characteristics that are hard to see, regulators are raising concerns. They argue that it is hard for children to tell the difference. What difference are they supposed to say? Children are supposed to tell the difference between gaming and gambling.

What Is The Difference Between Gaming And Gambling?

If there is no state involvement, no one can say that a loot box is gambling. But now that there is a stake, regulators feel that it is time to change the definition. In a press statement, the senator says that it will be wrong if nothing will take place. He expresses concern that something is wrong somewhere. He even reminds the commission of what the law says.

“What the bill says is, ‘Industry, state: sit down to figure out the best way to regulate this. It is unacceptable to be targeting our children. You can’t focus them with predatory gambling by masking it in a game with dancing bunnies or something,” the Senator says. For a long time, loot boxes are just games. But many people question their definition.

Whether loot boxes are considered real money gambling is highly debatable. According to our research, it appears that loot boxes have become regulated under gambling laws in specific countries. For example, loot boxes appear to be are real money gambling in Belguim, The Isle Of Man, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Japan, and China. Having said that, it appears that gambling regulators may be investigating loot boxes in other countries.

If you are not familiar with what a loot box is, it is referred to as a prize or loot crate when playing regular video games. However, this virtual item is avaiable for purchase and sometimes can be redeemed when you level up in a game. Some examples of loot boxes are changing your avatar and buying body armor and weapons in games. For video game companies, they are a great thing because they offer an additional revenue stream beside buying or renting the actual game or app.