So, we’re going to try this again. And this time, I promise
to do better nothing.
In my SuperContests picks last week, I went 1-4. I put my faith in the Jets, oops. I thought the Bills would take advantage of home field against a west coast team, oops. I backed the Dolphins, grrrrrross. And, because why not put it all out there, I picked the Jags. There isn’t the right word for this one, so I won’t bother trying to define it.
Well, actually, let’s define it with a GIF.
I also picked the Lions over the Packers, and I’d like to keep the focus on the positive as we look ahead to this week’s picks. For those just tuning in, Odds Shark sponsored a handful of us into the SuperContest, which means we have a chance at fortune. Some are taking advantage of this awesome opportunity, using the site’s amazing list of trends, others are betting the Jaguars.
BUT that changes here, with these five picks. We’re going heavy on underdogs this week, although we begin with a favorite.
49ers (-5.5) vs. Eagles: I think this line speaks volumes. Vegas clearly believes that San Fran will bounce back, which is why the line is where it is. At some point, Screamy Harbaugh has to get this right.
Jets (+1.5) vs. Lions: I am back on that horse, and again, I am backing a line that will get a ton of betting interest on the other side. The Jets are much better than they’ve played… maybe. Hopefully.
Vikings (+3) vs. Falcons: I am the president, vice president and secretary of the Teddy Bridgewater fan club, and by the looks of this point spread, I have company. The public should be all over ATL, which is why I’m going the other direction.
Titans (+7.5) vs. Colts: On the topic of public plays, enter the Titans-Colts. After what Indy did last week, the Colts will likely be a popular Sunday selection. This is a matchup that is typically close, and I think it will be so again, which is why I’m taking the touchdown plus even with a backup QB in play.
Chiefs (+3.5) vs. Patriots: It’s odd to see New England bleeding Vegas buzz, and yet, it seems warranted given the start. I think KC takes advantage of the home field on Monday night and wins this game outright.