What does the HBO intro remind you of? Curb Your Enthusiasm? True Detective? Game of Thrones?
From hereon-in, it’s going to remind you of that time it landed you a winner courtesy of this here piece.
Hard Knocks is an annual HBO production that draws massive viewership in the US, as well as launching everyone not in those United States to the awkward side of the internet to try and find a stream. This year, they focus on both Los Angeles teams, as they both prepare to bounce back from disappointing seasons ahead of their move to the brand-new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
Based off this, our traders have handed us a couple of prop bets.
When I was glancing over them, I felt there was a real chance that one in particular was both overpriced and highly probable to return profit, that’s Aaron Donald or Joey Bosa to win AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year. It seems too good to be true, as Donald is favourite to win the award by himself.
Donald was been handed the gong in two of the last three seasons, while reporting that he’s come back to practice in the best shape of his life. That sounds ominous to me, as Donald is consistently the best defensive player in the league.
The only player to outshine him last season was Stephon Gilmore and given the Patriots’ drop-off in quality, and presumed reversion to a zone scheme, Gilmore pretty much becomes an afterthought.
There will be a refocused effort on viewing the LA teams because of both Hard Knocks and the new stadium, putting more eyes on AD’s exploits and making him an even better proposition than before.
He’s expected to line up anywhere from 1-tech to 5-tech this year to best attack holes in the offensive line, too. But that’s only half of the weapons you have to play with in this wager. Not only do you get the best defensive player in the game, but you also have the highest-paid defensive player in the league alongside.
Joey Bosa has been uber consistent in the league with the Chargers. He is often double-teamed though, limiting his ability to truly rack up the numbers that would have him in these conversations. But, that all changes now.
The Bolts made their biggest splashes this year on the defensive side of the ball, adding both Linval Joseph and Chris Harris Jr. While the addition of Joseph means that Bosa may not actually be double-teamed anymore as the weighty Joseph commands two bodies as a nose tackle, Chris Harris’ inclusion also makes the Chargers’ secondary the best in the NFL – ensuring the defensive line has more time to rush the quarterback.
Bosa should probably be in the top five in the betting for this award. Altogether, the value present here is excellent and with new contracts and new physique in-tow, this could well be a HBO-endorsed winner you won’t forget for a long, long time.
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