Week 5: Best Bets
Well this is getting silly now. 0-3 again. That’s hard to do. Sort of impressive if you think about it. 0-6 on what is essentially a 50/50 shot.
The Chargers did it again. 13 point lead with less than five minutes to go and they manage to blow it. Even better than against the Colts. Finally pick against the Jaguars and they finally manage not to blow a game. And the Browns probably should have won the game, let alone getting 7.5 points.
Sitting at 3-9 on the season but if there is one thing I’m not it is a quitter. However, you may want to start using me to just pick against each week. Could be profitable.
The first team that will blow a 20 point lead in the last three minutes are…
Dolphins -3.5 vs Titans
The Dolphins are 1-3 but they have had a very tough schedule. They can be forgiven for losses to the Seahawks, Patriots and Bengals.
The Dolphins have issues, but there is talent throughout the team. I think they have enough to get the win and cover against a disappointing Titans team. I expect the Dolphins defensive line to get pressure on Mariota and cause the same mistakes that have plagued the Titans quarterback over the first four weeks of the season.
Giants +7 @ Packers
I just don’t trust the Packers to be giving that many points right now. Rodgers and the offence is struggling and the defence isn’t doing any better. 29th in total offence and 29th on defence against the pass. If they weren’t named the Green Bay Packers, they wouldn’t be giving anywhere near this many points.
The Giants have a very talented passing attack that can exploit the Packers’ weaknesses on defence. I’m expecting a bounce back week here for Odell Beckham.
I don’t think there is that much between these two teams so give me the seven points.
Raiders -3.5 vs Chargers
The injuries just keep piling up for the Chargers. This time it Jason Verrett that is heading to IR. It is just the latest in a long list of starters that San Diego will be without.
Derek Carr looks to have improved on last season. Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper are proving to be one of the best pairs of receivers in the league. The trio of running backs have all contributed and add something different. It is a well-rounded offence and one that can punish the Chargers defence.
Watch the Chargers win in the last minute…