Welcome to another week of picks by yours truly. Last week we went 1-1-1, bringing our yearly total record to 13-8-2. My favorite Best Bet in New England is off of their bye (woo!), but they have quite a tight matchup. There actually quite a few of good matchups this week, and only three games have spreads over 7. This could be an interesting week.
At Baltimore (-9) - Cleveland - 45
Houston (-1.5) - At Jacksonville - 42.5
At Carolina (-3) - Kansas City - 44.5
At New Orleans (-2.5) - Denver - 49
At NY Jets (-1.5) - Los Angeles - 39.5
At Philadelphia (PK) - Atlanta - 50
At Washington (-3) - Minnesota - 41.5
Green Bay (-2.5) - At Tennessee - 49.5
At Tampa Bay (PK) - Chicago - 45.5
At San Diego (-4) - Miami - 48.5
At Arizona (-13.5) - San Francisco - 48.5
At Pittsburgh (-2.5) - Dallas - 50
At New England (-7.5) - Seattle - 48.5
At NY Giants (-2.5) - Cincinnati - 47
Best Bets of the Week
Cleveland at Baltimore -9: I hate picking against my home team, but it seems like no one ever realizes that Browns-Ravens games are usually pretty close. Baltimore just played a tough game against Pittsburgh, and Cleveland is coming off of a thrashing from Dallas. People also forget that Cleveland was a 6.5 point dog in Week 2 against the Ravens, and they ended up covering. I’ll take the Browns in what’s going to be a very sloppy game from both sides.
Atlanta at Philadelphia (Pick): Carson Wentz hasn’t been the guy that everyone initially fell in love lately, and I honestly don’t even know who scores all of the points for the Eagles. I’m going to take Atlanta because that seems like a no-brainer to me, which kinda scares me. Just give the ball to Julio, please.
Dallas at Pittsburgh -2.5: Sing it with me now, ZEKE’S GOT THE FREAKS AND THAT’S A KNOWN FACT. Ok, sorry, but ya gotta listen on this one. It’s VERY hard to win games when you can’t stop the run. Duh, everyone knows that completely opens up the oppositions offense. Do you know who can’t seem to stop the run? The Steelers. See Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Spencer Ware if you don’t believe me. I will be absolutely shocked if Zeke doesn’t touch the ball 25-30 times and amass 175 yards. Take the ‘Boys
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