Football fans and NFL betting fans desperate for the season to start will get their fix August 8, 2010 when the NFL Hall of Fame game airs. For many men and women, this game has been a long time coming. This year’s game will feature the Cincinnati Bengals going head to head with America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Preseason games such as these provide little action for veteran players. Instead, it is a time for the new players and those whose roster status is questionable to prove them selves and hopefully make the team. This year, the focus will be on the receiving games of the Cowboys and Bengals. Both teams have been big moves in this area. Fans and foes alike are wondering how things will work out. Augsut 8th, will at least provide a preview.
The Bengals picked up Antonio Bryant. They are hoping that he can successfully provide a complimentary presence to the team’s star receiver, Chad Ochocinco. Over the years, there have been some setbacks. The team’s best second receiver TJ Houshmandzadeh left for Seattle and an up-and-coming reciver, Chris Henry, died in a tragic accident. Cincinnati is hoping that Bryant will be a productive addition.
For the Dallas Cowboys, it has been tough for them to find a true number 1 receiver every since controversial figure, Terrell Owens left. They have been getting by using a community receiver model, with everyone pitching in. The team drafted Dez Bryant and is hoping that he bolsters their receiving corp. The Hall of Fame game will give both teams of glimpse of their acquisitions in real-life actions if Bryant has been signed to the team by that time.
Betting odds are in favor of the Cowboys at most of the top NFL betting sites. The NFL Betting Pick is for the Dallas Cowboys. They have them winning by 20 points with a score of 27-7. The Cowboys are the favorite mostly because they have a deeper bench then the Bengals. The bench plays a big part in NFL preseason betting. Because the bench players will play most of the minutes, teams with the best back up players typically win more pre-season games. This often bodes well for gamblers who wager on them.