Jake Gordon’s Locks
I dropped to 6-6 after the Packers came up 1.5 points short of covering. That’s what I get for fading my own team, I guess. The board is kind of gross this week, but here are three of my favorite picks.
Ravens (-6.5, 1H) v Bengals
-13 for the whole game is kind of hard to swallow, but the Ravens pulled it off last week against the Washington Football Team. I think Joe Burrow is a good quarterback, but his O-Line stinks, and I’ve found the formula for betting on Baltimore — hammer against bad teams, fade against good teams. This falls under the former.
Steelers (-7) v Eagles
The Eagles are not a good team. We might even see Jalen Hurts in this one.
Seahawks (-3.5, 1H) v Vikings
I don’t know how to bet Minnesota quite yet, but I took Seattle’s first-half line against a bad Dolphins team last week, and it hit. I’ll be doing the same this Sunday.
Season Record (6-6)
Chase Irle’s Locks
Ravens (-13) vs. Bengals
Joey B and the Bengals look to be turning it around, but this is still one of the worst rush defenses in the NFL, and the Ravens defense should be able to put a ton of pressure on the Bengals. Baltimore will win by at least two touchdowns.
Steelers (-7) vs. Eagles
Just like Jake, I like this bet, but I’ll go into a bit more detail. Teams coming off big wins as underdogs often don’t do it again the next week. The Eagles are coming off a huge Sunday Night Football upset of the 49ers. Meanwhile, the Steelers are well rested after not playing last week. Pittsburgh wins this one BIG.
Colts (-1) at Browns
Suddenly, the Browns look like world-beaters, but we should consider who they have played in their last three games. The Bengals, Washington Football Team, and Cowboys have a combined three wins. They are three of the worst teams in football that the Browns have picked on. The Colts are much better, and I love the matchup between their defense and Baker Mayfield, who I still don’t really believe in. Take Indy this week.
Season Record (5-7)