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NFL Playoffs Wk 1 Injury Lines Falcons Rams

NFL Playoffs Wk 1 Injury Lines Falcons Rams

For a few years now, New York Senators have been fighting to legalize and regulate online poker in the state. This year, it looked like there might be a real chance of seeing online poker in the state within the year. This is because of a bill entitled SB 3898.

SB 3898 was introduced in the Senate in late January. It would enable the legalization and regulation of online forums that provided real-money Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha poker games. On June 9th, the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 58-4. Its progress through its Senate committees was promising, to say the least.

Before the bill was passed on June 9th, it was amended upon third reading. The provision added was a “bad actor” clause. This provision stated that online poker sites that had been banned under the UIGEA in 2006 and that had subsequently been found in violation of said law and kicked out of the country in 2011 would not be able to operate in New York. The biggest of these would be PokerStars.

The provision came after elongated talks with the federally recognized Native American tribes in the state who had opened casinos and would stand to gain the ability to open up online poker rooms through their casinos. The problem wasn’t that they were opposed to the provision, as they didn’t want their casinos to have to compete against already internationally established poker sites when they were just getting on their feet. It was that they didn’t believe the provision was tough enough.

The last minute provision did advance the bill, however, and SB 3898 was delivered to the Assembly the same day it passed the Senate floor. The bill was referred to committee, where it made its way thThe 10-6 Atlanta Falcons are not the same team they were last year when they powered their way through the playoffs and into the Super Bowl. However, they’re not the same team that blew a 28-3 third quarter lead to lose that Super Bowl either, and reigning league MVP Matt Ryan and company are in a pretty good place heading into Wildcard Weekend against the 11-5 Los Angeles Rams. After all, the Falcons face no significant injuries to start their NFC title defense, and the offense – including RB Davonta Freeman and WR Julio Jones (one of the biggest deep threats in NFL history), who have both been cleared to play – should not be underestimated.

All that said, the Rams are the better team on paper, and between their offensive tandem of young stud Jared Goff and the Marshawn Lynch-emulating Todd Gurley, it’s going to be difficult for a mediocre Falcons offense to keep them off the field. Rams injuries include a sore shoulder for returner Pharoh Cooper and a sore Achilles tendon for ILB Mark Barron, but both players are on track to suit up for Saturday’s 8:15 PM NBC broadcast.

LegalGamblingUSA knows with no meaningful players set to miss game two of the NFL’s 2017-2018 postseason, most legal online sportsbooks (Bovada, SportsBetting, BetOnline, etc.) have the Rams as 6-point favorites over the Falcons, with the latter team commanding a payout of +235 for the upset. The game also features a 48.5-point over/under at Bovada, so things could get a little bit...offensive. Still, this one should be fun to watch, and the Rams spread seems about right for the young upstarts out of Los Angeles. If you want to bet on the Falcons vs. Rams wildcard game, it’s fast, easy, and free to sign up at the legal online sportsbook of your choice. But you better do it soon if you want to catch all the fresh props and alternate lines between now and kickoff.