Detroit Lions +5.5 Money line +195 Over/under 49
Minnesota Vikings -5.5, -240 money line
Best choice here? Possibly the over, the Vikings are capable of solid 30 points especially at home the Vikings clearly have the advantage here. The spread does worry me a little because as the Lions are coming off a bad loss last week and the Vikings are not looking too hot this year themselves. The Lions are 3-4 on the year as the Vikings are 4-3-1 tied for first with the Packers breathing down their throat. The Lions need to pick up a win this week the season is young still but if they don’t win the division, their next chance is the wild card. The Lions have an interesting offense and a pretty solid defense but with two teams that rely a lot on their offenses to do the heavy lifting, this could be an over style game. I am leaning towards the Vikings just because they are the better all around team, at home, coming off a loss to New Orleans last week. Vikings for the win, probably not the over here although don’t count me on that but I’d feel safer with the Vikings to win by seven.
Pittsburgh Steelers +2, Money line +110, over/under 47
Baltimore Ravens -2, Money line -130
We all know how these games shape up to be. A blood bath. The Ravens and Steelers have many years of animosity between them it is fair to say they do not like each other. The Steelers have found a rhythm now after starting out slow, James Conner looks to be filling the void of an absent LeVeon Bell, Antonio Brown is well, AB. Their two tight ends are lethal and of course Juju Smith Schuster is a solid wide out. The Steelers offense has been a focal point to this teams success this year as usually their defense is a big part in their teams success thus far their defense has not been all that great allowing 24.6 points per game. The Ravens on other hand have been a middle of the pack football team this year ranking 5th in total yards(2350), 6th in passing yards(1565), 13th in rushing yards(785) yet last in points per game(17.1). The Ravens have won some big games and lost some big games as well. But throw out all records and past weeks when these to come to play because between the implications on the standings right now and the history of these two. Baltimore and Pittsburgh always ranks up to be a game to watch. In terms of betting, I like the Steelers +2, I first off believe the Steelers will win, in Baltimore I understand but the Steelers are riding high and confident. Going Steelers +2.
New York Jets +2.5, Money line +125, over/under 43.5
Miami Dolphins -2.5, Money line -145
Another divisional game and a game where all records mean nothing. The Jets always come to play against their divisional opponents it just when they get out of the conference and out of the division that leaves them as a question mark. team With their two top receivers back Quincy Enunwa and Robbie Anderson the Jets offense has some light to it, against one of the worst rush defense as well Isiah Crowell should find the room. The Dolphins on the other hand are a weird team, inconsistent and just confused right now as they have beat the Raiders, Jets, Titans and Bears and lost to Cincinnati, New England, Detroit and Houston by one they are just either a hit or miss. They can score points or not but their defense is the big concern here they allow 3264 yards ranking 29th in the NFL. They have major defensive issues which has resulted in scores like 43-42 and 32-31 this year. They already took down the Jets this year and look do it again. In my opinion the Jets come in Miami and beat them. They do what the Dolphins did to them week two and win on their home turf. Jets +2.5 and definitely the under.
Atlanta Falcons +1, Money line +100, over/under 48
Washington Redskins -1, -120
The money line is like a push so definitely do not even bother with this games money line. The over is questionable because the Redskins really do not score a lot of points but if they want to win this game they will have to find a way to do so with the Falcons averaging 30.3 points per game compared to the Redskins 19.1 points per game. The Falcons have allowed 2936 total yards (2147 passing and 789 rushing). The Falcons poor defense is made up by one of the most points per game teams in the league. The Redskins at home though, coming off a big win over the Giants and on a three-game win streak they are sitting atop the NFC East and showing no signs of slowing down. I really like the Redskins -1 here, if they do win, which they will it will be by more than one point I believe.
Houston Texans -1, Money line -120, over/under 46
Denver Broncos +1, Money line +100
Sure the Broncos are a middle of the pack team with a pretty good defense but the Texans are rolling right now and this would not be the time to bet against them. Yes, they are away and not in Houston but this is a give me game in my eyes. The Texans will win this game by 7 points, Deshaun Watson will have a day, Demaryius Thomas will finally catch a touchdown pass and the Texans will be in full on playoff mode. We knew the Texans were capable of this play to start the year, they came out slow but are getting it together with a 100% healthy Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and 5th ranked rushing game the Texans are going to win and only need to cover a 1 point spread. THANK YOU VERY MUCH (As Ryan Whitney would say). The Broncos average 23.5 points to Houston’s 24.6, Broncos average 380.8 yards a game to Houston’s 379.8 yards a game. Statistically speaking these teams are very close on both sides of the ball, but I am going with the hot hand in Houston this week.
Los Angeles Chargers -1, Money line -120, over/under 47.5
Seattle Seahawks +1, +100
Again another solid pick here this week the Chargers are another team on a roll right now and if they want to get into the playoffs they cannot take a week off. There is a slim chance they win the division with the Chiefs 7-1 right now playing Cleveland this week therefore that first wild card spot is there and it comes from winning games like this. They have an equally as good defense as they do offense, their offense ranks in the middle of the pack for total yards, passing yards and rushing yards, they out weight the Seahawks in points per game with their 27.9 vs Seattle’s 24.4. The Seahawks had a big win last week vs Detroit and it gave them some life but I think the Chargers continue to roll and take this game with ease, covering the 1 point spread but I don’t see the over hitting also the money lines are a push don’t bother.
UHHHHH I HAVE NO IDEA PICKS
Bears -10.5 vs Bills +10.5 with an over/under of 37.5, uhhhhhh. I think the Bears win but the spread and over/under is terrifying.
Rams -1.5 vs Saints +1.5 over/under 58.5. Uhhhhhh, the Rams are favorited to win they are the best team in football right now but Drew Brees and the Saints offense in the mega dome. Scares me a lot I am staying away from this game but the over/under seems like it is doable. Don’t quote me on that though!
Packers +5.5 vs Patriots -5.5 over/under 57. Uhhhhhh, the Patriots are well the Patriots and the Packers do not seem to be that lethal this season but we can never under estimate Aaron Rodgers and that offense as they almost beat the Rams last week. Spread worries for me New England, over/under is high. I am staying away from this game but the over/under seems like it is doable. Don’t quote me on that though!