One of these days, my Best Bets will go the opposite way the weather is going in most parts of the country.
I will get hotter.
After a 2-3 mark last week, including an awful pick of the Buffalo Bills with the points against the Indianapolis Colts, I am now 14-18-3 after seven weeks as part of Team OddsShark in the Westgate Super Contest.
It’s getting to the point now that even with a chance to get a cover, I have things like Justin Tucker’s missed extra point ruin any chance of an overtime cover for the Ravens. I had them -2.5. Ouch.
It’s time the breaks go my way, starting this week.
Please? Can a guy beg? Actually, I won’t need the breaks this week. These picks are rock solid.
Bears (-7) vs. Jets
The Bears have lost two straight against the AFC East, but they won’t lose this one to the Jets. This will be a tough spot for Jets quarterback Sam Darnold on the road. Mitchell Trubisky will get the best of that battle as the Bears cover.
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Seahawks (+3) at Lions
The Seahawks are coming off a bye, which they needed to get some guys back. The Lions impressed last week by winning at Miami, but I think Seattle will win this game behind a big one from Russell Wilson. The Seattle defense is improving by the week as well.
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Packers (+9.5) at Rams
If you were to give me Aaron Rodgers and 9.5 points against the 1985 Bears, I would take Rodgers. This line is out of whack. The Packers are good against the spread off a bye under Mike McCarthy and that will continue here. The Rams will win a high-scoring game, but Rodgers will keep his team in it.
Vikings (PK) vs. Saints
This line looks funny to me. I think the Vikings should be favored here. The Saints are a good team, but they are playing consecutive road games and the Vikings have come alive the past three weeks. The Saints have pass-defense issues, which will show up in this one. Vikings win it.
Cardinals (+1) vs. 49ers
With the change to Byron Leftwich as offensive coordinator, I think the Cardinals will get back to featuring David Johnson in a variety of ways. This will be his best game. The 49ers have issues on defense, which will help that become a reality. Arizona’s defense has played well, and it will here. Take the point.
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