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SF +3.0 Best Bet. Two relatively evenly matched teams. Give me the one with the far, far superior QB.
LAR -1.5. This line is just disrespect. How are these teams not perceived to at least be equal? “The Eagles will bounce back. The Eagles won’t lose two in a row.” No they won’t. Yes they will. The Rams are the better team.
NYJ -1.0. Always bet against Trevor Siemian.
CHI +6.0. Why are the Bengals touchdown favorites over anyone?
GB -3.5. When in doubt, just fade the Browns.
Steelers -5 (best bet) - The Steelers are back at home and the Ravens just lost their best corner. Even without Shazier and Haden, I think the Steelers can hold the Ravens under 20 points and win this game convincingly.
Giants +4 - Dallas didn't look "fixed" to me in their blowout win over the Redskins. Watching that game with money on Dallas, I thought I was dead in the water early in the first quarter, but Washington repeatedly shot themselves in the foot and the Cowboys took advantage of it. When you get lucky with one bet, the best thing to do is use that luck to win another bet, so I'm going against Dallas this week. The Giants still have a strong defensive front, and finally having McAdoo out of the picture can only help.
Browns +3 - As a Packer fan, this game scares me. Everyone has already marked this down as a win and then Rodgers comes back to run the table. The problem is, the Packers come into this game having just put Kevin King on IR and likely missing Davon House. I understand Deshon Kizer is terrible, but Gordon and Coleman may be so open that even he can't miss them.
49ers +3 - Jimmy G should have a lot of familiarity with Houston - he was preparing to face them in week 3 last year before he was ruled out with an injury. Houston has shown an inability to score, even against bad defenses, so I don't think they can keep up with the Niners.
Raiders +4 - The Chiefs shouldn't be laying this many points to anyone, especially missing Marcus Peters. I don't see how this game isn't decided on the final possession.
DAL at NYG +4.0
Once we saw B.J. Goodson out, that locked this in as The Computer's Best Bet. If Sterling Shepard is a late scratch, even better. If JPP is out…I’m over the moon. Dallas is basically back to normal with Sean Lee returning…all is fixed. The normal Dallas team faces a totally injured train wreck. We like Dallas to run it up on NYG.
NYJ at DEN +1.0
The Computer has been on the Jets in this game since Monday. It thinks the Jets should be 7+ point favorites. The Broncos have been horrible of late and the Jets are still scrapping every week and still have playoff aspirations. Jets win here.
SF at HOU -3.0
The Computer is ready for the Jimmy Franchise moment here, against a depleted Houston team that’s now losing a bunch of offensive pieces as well. The 49ers have been playing hard for weeks, and JG looked like an ace last week.
WAS at LAC -6.0
The Computer is chasing the likelihood Washington is without 1-2-3 starting OLs. A lot of experts are picking Washington because they were scrappy against Seattle a few weeks ago? Who cares now? The Redskins are done from the playoffs. They’re playing out the string and are losing blockers and defenders weekly. They face a white-hot Chargers team at LA. This could be a sack and turnover fest for LAC.
NE at MIA -11.0
The Computer is looking for another Patriots blowout here. Even without Gronk. Miami has been nasty with late hits and I think the Pats may try to run it up on them here.
RC: DAL, OAK, BUF, CHI, GB
COLIN: MIN, SF, CHI, ARI, WAS