The deeper you dig, the better the chance to strike gold. So dig deep.
Here's a POINTSPREADS.CA exclusive. We call this "Deep Dive." This is the ninth edition of the series, with several more to come all the way through the start of the Super Bowl game, two weeks from now.
Here are the Deep Dive segments we've published, so far:
Today, we're examining the "SHUTOUT!" options. Here's a screen shot of the current odds at SPREADS.CA
This Deep Dive prop is simple to understand. Will there be a shutout in the Divisional Round of the playoffs?
This weekend includes four playoff games. For the YES to hit, just one game needs to include a shutout. That's priced at +2500. There is not a NO side of this prop. Such a thing would probably require a lay price of -3000 or more, which isn't typically offered at such a high price.
So, what's the real chance of a shutout happening in this weeks playoff games? Let's take a closer look.
WILL ANY OF EIGHT TEAMS GET SKUNKED?
Obviously, this is a long-shot prop. It won't hit often. But all we need is for it to happen once – this weekend.
NFL shutouts happen about 3.2 percent of the time. Hence, the odds are about right, with the usual house hold percentage factored in.
What could work in favor of a shut happening this week, however, could be the weather. Three games could be impacted by cold temperatures. In Green Bay, the game time temperature could be -0 F. That likely improves the chances of a shutout happening.
With 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly not at 100 percent, the most likely victim of the shutout could be San Francisco. But let's also give the Tennessee Titans' defense credit, which shut out one opponent this season and also held three teams to 3 points or less.
Expecting shutout to happen is a false hope. However, given the odds, it might be worth a shot.
NOTE: Over the next few weeks leading up to Super Bowl kickoff, we'll be examining some unusual wagering options at SPREADS.CA. The Deep Dive bets include things like futures, propositions, and other exotics that aren't typically on the radar screen of most bettors. But these hidden gems do provide some wonderful wagering opportunities and chances to profit.
NFL Deep Dive odds are easy to find at SPREADS.CA – even if you don't have an account. Click on the site, then click NFL FOOTBALL on the left side of the menu. That brings up the main menu for upcoming games. Look for OUTRIGHTS, click there. Then, across the top you'll see several options for upcoming football games and events. There's quite a lot of betting options, so be prepared to spend time surfing the possibilities.