NFL Football Picks
Week 10 TNF features a pair of California teams gaining momentum. Seeing the Bolts stomp the Pack was somewhat mind-boggling and the Raiders beating up a semi-hot Lions team was also against public consensus. This game will likely come down to whether or not Philip Rivers can complete long passes vs. a weak Oakland secondary. You will also need to check the status of Oak RB Josh Jacobs before betting on this one!
The Pokes bring a five game winning streak vs. the G-Men and there’s no indication that will get any better as the NYG have struggled mightily vs. stiff competition as evidenced by them playing four teams so far this year that should make the playoffs – Dallas, New England, Buffalo and Minnesota, in which they didn’t cover the spread against any of those teams and lost by an average of 16 points.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a master of taking away the other team’s strength. We fully expect his gameplan to be to stop Lamar Jackson’s run game, forcing him to pass more vs. New England’s stingy secondary. With the Pats being 8-0 and 6-2 ATS, this -3.5 line looks like an easy bet-win-cover.
In what I believe is the Best Bet of Week 9 NFL, the Lions head to the Black Hole to take on the Raiders as a short +2 underdog. The Lions are one of the most improved teams in the NFL this season, despite their .500 record.
The Bucs stake claim to the “mind boggling point spread of the week” as they’re getting +6.5 vs. a Seattle team that just about got backdoored last Sunday and then had to fly coast to coast back home. This is way too many points in a game where Tampa Bay actually matches up very well with the Seahawks of Seattle.
One would think the loss of Joe Flacco would give the Broncos a boost, but it doesn’t quite work that way. Timing will be an issue as will lack of experience Sunday, as Brandon Allen makes his first NFL start and sees the field for the first time in four years. Allen had 3 interceptions and no passing touchdowns in 69 pre-season attempts.
The Bears passing game sucks and the Eagles run game plays right into the strength of Chicago. The betting value in this contest is with the over/under, not the point spread. Check out Jay’s take here!
The Chargers have allowed a respectable 20 points per game, but their last four opponents the Dolphins, Broncos, Titans and Bears are all in the bottom of the league in many offensive metrics. Green Bay is healthy on defense and should be able to contain a Charger team that has surpassed 20 points just once since their opener.
The Colts are 5-2 on the season with one of the losses coming in overtime. The Steelers come into this game winners of three of their last four, but the quality of the competition in the victories is sub-par. Will the short week take its toll on Steelers? Get Bob’s wagering prediction.
Last week the Titans were handed a win by the refs and some sloppy play last week by Bucs QB Jameis Winston. In Week 7 a fumble on the goal line by LAC RB Melvin Gordon in the dying second preserved a win. They now hit the road to face a Panthers team that should have little issue being fully engaged after last week’s disaster.
The Bills were run over by the Eagles for 218 yards last week in the 31-13 beat down on their home field. The Redskins have been concentrating on the run game after the head coaching change, but does Adrian Peterson still have the legs? Get Bob’s betting opinion and suggested wager.
After a putrid offensive performance against the Bears when they scored six points, the Vikings tallied 128 points in its next four and come into this contest riding a four-game winning streak. The Chiefs QB Matt Moore is expected to get his second straight start while Patrick Mahomes recovers. Read on to see where Keith Allen believes your money should land.
These two clubs have played a combined 14 games this season with only the Jets picking up a win 24-22 over Dallas. For what it’s worth, the Dolphins have taken the last three in this series and have a nice 4-1-1 spread record in the past six meetings.
The Texans took the earlier meeting when the Jags went for two points late in a 13-12 Houston win. This time around, the Texans are a small 1.5 favorite with a total line of 47 points. Read on to get Jay’s thoughts and why he believes the total is the way to play this game.
Can the speed of Kyler Murray negate the 49ers aggressive defense? Will San Francisco be able to run right through the Arizona defense? Get Jay’s detailed analysis plus free Week 9 pick.
The Dolphins have the Steelers draft pick so have extra motivation to bring everything they’ve got to increase their position in next year’s draft. While the Phins have looked like hot trash this season, Fitz-Magic is a wild card that can go off on any given week. We’ve got a big bet on this fat spread!