Earlier than we get began on this week’s picks, let’s have another second of silence for all you Texans’ backers on the market that took the factors — anyplace from six to eight factors, relying on when and the place you guess the sport — towards the Titans this previous weekend.
To refresh, the Texans have been trailing 17-thirteen, and all of the Titans have to do was take a knee, and the sport is principally over, and all you Texans’ bettors would have been house free, counting your cash. Then this wagering tragedy occurred…
Completely unimaginable, and purpose primary million that playing is each the perfect and worst factor ever. (Additionally, the truth that this went unnoticed by the CBS announce group is a travesty! Get on the ball, Gumbel and Inexperienced!) In fact, I had the Titans as one among my greatest bets, so I can solely cry a lot for all of you that did not. That win received me to a mediocre “tread water” mark of three-three on the week final week.
In order that video clip is my private reminder that I have to do higher for all of you! So let’s attempt to do exactly that. Listed here are this weekend’s decide, all NFL video games with the school common season all wrapped up….
Jets PICK EM over BRONCOS
I all the time wish to say that the NFL season must be evaluated in segments. Positive, the Broncos gained three video games earlier this season, however they’re on an eight-recreation dropping streak now, and are fairly probably the worst workforce in all of soccer to again from a wagering standpoint. Hell, a minimum of the Browns coated a thirteen-level unfold in Los Angeles final weekend towards the Chargers! Extra particularly, a minimum of the Browns are three-9 ATS this season — the Broncos are 2-9-1! The Jets are not any nice shakes on the street this yr towards the quantity (simply 1-three-1), however for those who’re asking me if I feel the Jets, who play HARD underneath head coach Todd Bowles, are higher than the Broncos proper now, there isn’t a hesitation. They completely are. The Broncos are close to all-time low, with extra room to fall.
CARDINALS +2.5 over Titans
My largest takeaway from the Texans-Titans recreation final weekend was this — the Tennessee Titans may be the worst eight-four group within the historical past of the NFL. Their offense is an enormous nothing, Marcus Mariota is overrated at quarterback, and their protection gave up 368 yards passing to Tom Savage and simply two wholesome broad receivers. The Cardinals are 5-7 SU on the season, however they’re fairly good at residence, particularly towards AFC groups, going eight-1 towards AFC foes at house because the begin of the 2013 season. I can not consider I am backing Blaine Gabbert right here, but when Vegas goes to offer me factors at residence simply because the Titans have a hole eight-four report, I thank them.
Redskins +6 over CHARGERS
I received sucked into the Chargers’ vortex final weekend. Yeah, I do know they gained, and now they’re 6-6 after beginning the season zero-four, however I ought to have recognized higher than laying massive factors with them in what quantities to a house area with zero benefit, even towards the Browns. The Chargers are likely to play to the extent of whoever the opponent is, and as I envision this recreation, I…