The Colts are hot on their tail, though, and their two matchups this season could decide which of these teams wins the division. The Colts, meanwhile, lost by 14 points to the Ravens as they failed to score in the second half and surrendered an early fumble return for a touchdown to the Baltimore defense.
Philip Rivers has played efficient football in recent weeks, and he should be able to produce against the Titans as they come into this game allowing the sixth-most passing yards per game. Tennessee could also be without several important defensive players, including their top pass rusher Jadaveon Clowney. The potential return of Adoree Jackson would be huge for the Titans.
Still, they will struggle to generate pressure on Rivers against this offensive line. Brown excelled again against the Bears with 4 catches for yards, and his matchup with cornerback Xavier Rhodes will be one of the keys to this game. The Titans come into this game with a ton of injuries, and the Colts are the healthier team and the more consistent team this season. Matchup to watch: A. Brown 31 catches for yards and 6 touchdowns through 6 games vs.
Xavier Rhodes. The Browns are coming off a much-needed bye week after a point home loss to the Raiders in brutal football conditions. The real question for Cleveland will be which Baker Mayfield we see this week. Mayfield completed just 12 of 25 passes for yards against Vegas after throwing for a career-high five touchdowns a week prior.
He should produce against the Texans, who allowed Jake Luton to throw for yards in his first career. The Texans are coming off just their second win of the season over the Jaguars, who were starting a sixth-round rookie out of Oregon State. Will Fuller had a huge game with five catches for yards and a touchdown as he scored in his sixth-straight game. ACL IR. Both of these teams suffered injuries to their starting quarterbacks on Sunday. Kyle Allen will miss the remainder of the season with a horrendous dislocated ankle, and Alex Smith will take his place as the starter for the immediate future.
Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford suffered a concussion that could keep him out this week. Washington suffered its second loss of the season to the Giants last week as Alex Smith struggled, throwing three interceptions. Detroit could be without rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah this week as well. The Lions have allowed Antonio Gibson will need to have a great game for Washington to control the ball and time of possession against this team.
He rushed just 6 times for 20 yards last week, although he did score a touchdown against the Giants. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lions could struggle even if Stafford can play after his concussion. Matchup to watch: Matthew Stafford questionable to play vs. Washington pass defense fewest passing yards per game allowed. The Buccaneers suffered a shocking point loss at home to their division-rival Saints as Tom Brady threw 3 interceptions and finished with a 3.
The last time the Buccaneers played the Panthers, Brady struggled as he completed just 23 of 35 passes for yards with a touchdown and an interception. Mike Evans excelled with 7 catches for yards and a touchdown in that game. Donte Jackson, quietly one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL this season, should be able to return this week after a bout with turf toe.
They pulled out all of the stops in that game, going on 4th downs, including a fake punt. The Panthers kept the game close against the Chiefs despite racking up 12 penalties for 82 yards — that was very impressive and bodes well for the team long term. Matchup to watch: Tom Brady vs. The Eagles come into this contest on a two-game win streak with wins over their division rivals, Cowboys and Giants.
Lane Johnson could return this week for Philly, which would be a huge boon for their offensive line. Despite sitting at the bottom of the NFC East at , the Giants are still very much alive in the race to win the worst football division. The Giants dominated time of possession against Washington, holding the ball for almost 37 minutes of game time, while Washington turned the ball over five times.
The Jaguars almost earned their second win of the season last week as they sent out sixth-round rookie Jake Luton for his first career start. Luton completed 26 of 38 passes for yards with a touchdown and an interception against the Texans. The Packers have allowed the 2nd-most fantasy points per game to running backs as their run defense has struggled overall. However, that might be about the only advantage for the Jaguars in this game.
Jacksonville has allowed passing yards per game, the fifth-most in the NFL, and Aaron Rodgers looks set to have a great game this week. Rodgers had another stellar game against the 49ers last week as he completed 25 of 31 passes for yards and 4 touchdowns. He finished with an outstanding Davante Adams should dominate against an overmatched group of Green Bay cornerbacks, and Aaron Jones could have another great game as Jacksonville allows the sixth-most rushing yards per game.
Luton showed decently well last week, and he helped D. Matchup to watch: Aaron Rodgers vs. The Bills had their most impressive win of the season last week as they dominated in a win over the Seahawks. Josh Allen completed passes for yards and 3 touchdowns and added 7 carries for 14 yards and a touchdown. Stefon Diggs had another phenomenal game with 9 catches for yards as he now leads the NFL with receiving yards. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are coming off a disappointing home loss to the Dolphins.
Kyler Murray has had a historic start to this season as he had yet another great game. Murray completed 21 of 26 passes for yards and 3 touchdowns with a The Seahawks came into last week as one of the worst defenses in the NFL, though, and Arizona will give Josh Allen a much tougher time.
The Washington Wizards have dropped seven of their first nine games and rank last in the league in scoring defense Last night, Washington trailed by 19 points at halftime of a road loss against Boston. The Wizards were outrebounded by a margin and shot 47 percent from the field. Washington G Bradley Beal poured in a game-high 41 points on a for shooting performance. Rui Hachimura added 17 points and five rebounds in a losing effort for the Wizards.
Miami F Moe Harkless left forearm contusion is being listed as questionable for this contest. The Wizards play at the second fastest tempo and rank third worst in defensive efficiency. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat win in high scoring game Heat are ATS in the last 37 meetings in Washington.
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ET on Friday. For live odds and betting percentages click here. Friday will mark the first game this season without James, Brandon Ingram shoulder and Lonzo Ball ankle. Despite several key absences, the Lakers can still field a full rotation. Alex Caruso makes for a viable punt option after playing at least Rondo and Kuzma will also garner GPP consideration with an expected bump in usage.
For all injury news and projected starting lineups, see our daily piece here. Sometimes you have to hold your nose and take the value. That means the other studs should provide value , and Griffin has a pristine matchup as well against the terrible Lakers without LeBron James.
There are currently four player props in our tool with a Bet Quality of Note: Player props move very quickly, and our projections are updated throughout the day in reaction to news. The Wizards are against the spread at home vs. I am actually going the opposite way here, which might be surprising and contrarian, but I think this individual situation sets up pretty well for Charlotte.
These teams played a dramatic game exactly a week ago, which the Hornets won by one. Since then, the Wizards have played three games this will be their fourth in the last week , while Charlotte essentially sat as many injured people as possible against Houston taking a schedule loss and have had three days off.
Whatever their best is right now, you should get it tonight. Although this line makes sense given how these teams have played the second half of the season, I think Charlotte is getting healthier while Washington is in a spot where it is more likely to be worn out and Trevor Ariza is questionable. Teams are throwing more and more zone at the Bucks to try and slow them down. The Heat have been at the forefront of using zone and used it 14 times in a win over Milwaukee back in December, forcing the Bucks into just 0.
In January, the two teams met again, and the Heat tried zone on 15 possessions. The Bucks then scored 1. The Bucks have proven time and time again this season that they can adjust and adapt to whatever you throw at them. The Wizards play at the second fastest tempo and rank third worst in defensive efficiency. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat win in high scoring game Heat are ATS in the last 37 meetings in Washington.
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The Wizards are against the spread at home vs. I am actually going the opposite way here, which might be surprising and contrarian, but I think this individual situation sets up pretty well for Charlotte. These teams played a dramatic game exactly a week ago, which the Hornets won by one. Since then, the Wizards have played three games this will be their fourth in the last week , while Charlotte essentially sat as many injured people as possible against Houston taking a schedule loss and have had three days off.
Whatever their best is right now, you should get it tonight. Although this line makes sense given how these teams have played the second half of the season, I think Charlotte is getting healthier while Washington is in a spot where it is more likely to be worn out and Trevor Ariza is questionable.
Teams are throwing more and more zone at the Bucks to try and slow them down. The Heat have been at the forefront of using zone and used it 14 times in a win over Milwaukee back in December, forcing the Bucks into just 0. In January, the two teams met again, and the Heat tried zone on 15 possessions. The Bucks then scored 1. The Bucks have proven time and time again this season that they can adjust and adapt to whatever you throw at them.
I built a trend the other day looking at revenge spots in the NBA. They crush the first-half spread even more, covering The Bulls match this trend tonight, as do the Pelicans at home against the Blazers.
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Understanding Sports Betting Trends. Much of the up-front discussion in this chapter focuses exclusively on the United States, and sometimes Canada, because those are the countries for which we have recent data from a large Deloitte survey. Young people around the world are watching less traditional TV live or time-shifted TV, on any device these days, but the sports category is an island of relative strength.
As an example of the relative resilience of TV sports, consider that, although 16—year-old men in the United Kingdom watched 42 percent fewer minutes of traditional TV per day in than in —almost exactly the same percentage decline as among 18—year-olds of both genders in the US—traditional TV sports watching went down only 24 percent for the same demographic.
The scope of our research related to TV watching, TV sports watching, and sports betting makes it hard to resist formulating more opinions about what is likely to happen around these activities in the year ahead. For simplicity, we have categorized these 15 further predictions into those about TV watching in general, TV sports watching, sports betting, and the relationship between sports betting and TV sports watching.
The stereotype is that men watch more TV sports than women, and our research confirmed that perception to be true. Forty-nine percent of 18—year-old men who watch TV in the United States watched at least one sports broadcast including live sports, sports talk shows, and highlights shows in , compared to 26 percent of US women of the same age. Similarly, 64 percent of 25—year-old US men watched TV sports, while only 37 percent of US women the same age did figure 1.
If we focus on male US TV sports-watchers between the ages of 18 and 34, we see that not only do they watch some TV sports, they watch a lot of TV sports. In the typical week, the median 18—year-old US man said he watched 1. The median 25—year-old US male spent even more time watching TV sports: 2.
Listen to the related podcast. Explore the related charticle , view the infographic or watch the video for this prediction. In a hurry? Read a brief version from Deloitte Review , issue Download the Deloitte Insights and Dow Jones app. In fact, TV sports represents 64 percent and 74 percent of all TV watched by US men in the 18— and 25—year-old age groups, respectively. This is a straightforward calculation based on our finding that 18—year-old TV-watching US men spent a median of Not surprisingly, there is also a hard core of fans who watch much more TV sports than average figure 2.
Twenty-two percent of the US men aged 18—24 who watch sports on TV, and 27 percent of the US men aged 25—34 who watch sports on TV, watch more than three hours of TV sports on a typical weekday; 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, said they watched more than three hours of TV sports on Saturdays, and 23 percent of the younger group and 36 percent of the older group said they watched TV sports for more than three hours on Sundays.
This suggests that about 22 percent of 18—year-old US male TV sports watchers, and about 31 percent of 25—year-old US male TV sports watchers, are consuming more than 21 hours of TV sports every week. Nor is this the upper limit. Roughly one in five men in this age group watches more than 35 hours of TV sports per week. That translates to about 10 percent of the total 25—year-old US male population watching that much.
Some might be incredulous that anyone actually watches five hours of TV sports every day, and go on to wonder if such people are even attractive to TV advertisers. Interestingly, however, while about 6 percent of employed Americans who watched TV sports watched it for more than five hours on weekdays, only 3 percent of those without jobs did likewise. Affordability is a likely factor for this: It is easy to watch more than five hours of nonsports TV per day for free or a minimal cable bill … but watching five hours of TV sports often requires a premium cable package and more money.
Globally, gambling is a roughly half-trillion-dollar USD industry. One report estimates that sports betting will grow at nearly 9 percent per year between and As can be inferred from the size of the US betting industry, gambling on sports is a widespread behavior. More than 25 percent of American men who watch sports on TV, regardless of their age, bet on sports at least once a year, and between 17 percent and 33 percent of American women do the same.
About 40 percent of all Americans aged 25—34 whether sports fans or not bet on sports; among US men of that age who watch TV sports, that proportion rises to three-quarters. As figure 4 shows, there is a remarkable pattern around TV sports watching and betting on sports. Although most Americans of all ages and both genders watch TV sports, and many of these bet on sports at least occasionally, regular betting on sports once a week or more is highly concentrated among men age 25— In fact, of all those who reported betting on sports at least weekly, 44 percent were men aged 25— Even more noteworthy, not only do 43 percent of men in this age group bet on sports at least weekly, but 21 percent of those in that group who watch TV sports bet daily.
In our sample, of all the people who say they bet on sports daily, more than half were men age 25—34, and 85 percent were men of any age. Only 15 percent of these heaviest bettors were women. One might suppose that someone who has bet on a game would be more likely to watch that game than if he or she had not bet on it, and we find this to be the case figure 5.
As can be seen in Figure 5, more than half of all TV sports watchers in the US who bet on sports say that they are much more likely to watch a game they have bet on, and another 18 percent say they are a little more likely to watch a game they have bet on. When we drill down to 18—year-old men, more than two-thirds are much more likely to watch games they have bet on, and 85 to 90 percent are at least somewhat more likely to watch such games.
Here again, there is a gender divide, with a smaller percentage of female than male sports viewers saying they are more likely to watch a game because they have bet on it. Although one might think that the likelihood of watching a game that one has bet on would have nothing to do with how often one bets on games, that does not seem to be true. Instead, there is a fairly linear relationship between the likelihood of watching a game one has bet on and the frequency of betting on games overall figure 6 : As the frequency of betting increases, so too does the probability or propensity that the bettor will watch the game on TV.
This phenomenon holds for all ages and both genders. As can be seen in the same figure, the same relationship is evident in Canada, although it is a little more muted than in the United States. The propensity to watch the games one has bet on based on frequency of betting seems to translate directly into more hours per week of watching sports on TV figure 7. Again, the relationship seems highly linear: As gambling frequency goes up, so does weekly viewing time.
On weekends, the most-frequent bettors watch about 6. But on weekdays, nongamblers watch TV sports for an average of only 1. To put it simply, it appears that weekend TV sports has broader appeal, while weekday TV sports appeals more to the hard-core watchers—and gambling or not gambling on the games makes a bigger difference.
Not only does the average time spent watching TV sports rise as betting frequency rises, but we also see a direct and linear relationship between betting frequency and being what we call a TV sports superfan figure 8. Only 10 percent of those who never bet on sports are weekday superfans, watching more than three hours of TV sports on weekdays.
Among those who bet most frequently, that proportion rises to 35 percent—3. We are focusing on weekday watching behavior in this paragraph, on the assumption that many Americans and Canadians—bettors and nonbettors—watch TV sports on the weekends when they have more free time, but that those who watch three or more hours of TV sports on weekdays are particularly interesting to broadcasters and sports leagues.
Again, the results from Canada parallel the US results almost perfectly, adjusting for the slightly lower tendency to watch TV sports in Canada. The betting effect is even stronger when it comes to weekday super-superfans figure 9.
Those who watch more than five hours of TV sports per weekday are split sharply along the gambling line: Only 5 percent of all US sports TV watchers watch it for five-plus hours on the typical weekday; only 2 percent of nonbettors do so, but a whopping 23 percent of those who bet on sports weekly or more often—10 times more than the non-gamblers—qualify as weekday super-superfans. It will be little surprise to most that young men watch a lot of sports on TV, that they watch more sports than women do, or that they gamble.
What is new is how important TV sports watching is for men age 18—34, how frequently some of them gamble, and how close the relationship is between gambling frequency and watching more TV sports. Broadcasters, distributors, and advertisers could do well to undertake further research to examine this relatively unexplored correlation.
It seems probable that this driver of TV watching may make TV watching more resilient than some critics expect. Live TV sports watching motivated by gambling may boost overall TV-watching statistics among younger demographics, either slowing the decline somewhat, or perhaps even providing a floor. Even between the United States and Canada, two markets that tend to be very similar, the relationship between TV sports watching and gambling showed small but important differences.
Based on focus group studies done by Deloitte France and Deloitte Nordics, we would expect the relationship between gambling and TV sports watching among men age 18—34 to be much higher in North America than in France, 10 but possibly similar to that in North America in the Nordic countries—especially in Norway and Finland, where more than 60 percent of the young men in our focus groups engaged in gambling.
Interestingly, in the Nordics, women aged 18—34 were much less likely to gamble on anything, not just sports than women of that age in North America. In countries with less of a gambling culture, it seems likely that TV sports, and TV watching itself, may be less resilient.
Examining gambling behavior in different countries may hold a clue. A study looked at per-capita gambling losses, which correlate well with total gambling activity, in selected countries. Based on these findings, it would seem reasonable to infer that sports betting could be a large factor in driving TV sports watching in these countries.
Even though most of the sports gambling that occurs is illegal and unregulated in the United States, it still has a large impact on TV-watching behavior. Also, the US Congress is currently reviewing gambling laws, 13 and any measures that allow Americans to gamble more easily or more often could have an effect—likely a positive effect—on TV sports watching.
Consider that a study by the American Gaming Association concluded that millions more US football fans would bet on NFL games if gambling were legalized—and that, if sports betting were legal, sports bettors would represent 56 percent of all minutes watched of regular-season NFL games.
Or vice versa. It is clear from our research that the two industries, at least as far as American men 18—34 years old are concerned, are not sitting in splendid isolation. For those worried about problem gambling, it is worth noting that we do not believe that the size of the bet matters much. Although our survey asked about betting frequency rather than wager size, in the focus groups where we developed the survey, we heard from participants that the amount they bet on a game was more or less irrelevant to their increased propensity to watch it.
Where will all this lead? As a thought experiment, one can imagine a year-old American man in the year yes, it could be a woman too, but our survey results show that it is much more likely to be a man watching a football game on the TV set, smartphone in hand. He can bet on the match at any point, modify his wager, buy back a losing wager, bet on the outcome of individual plays or individual stats such as the number of passing yards by the quarterback—all in real time, and all tailored to him.
Ads could be served that are customized for him, informed by his betting and attention, and watching would have to be percent live. To an American, this sounds like science fiction, but in the United Kingdom, these solutions or variations of them are available today. Will this come to America?
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