NFL 2012: Week 3 Picks and Stone Cold Locks – Totals, Againt the Spread and Money Line

Last week we started off great with Andrew Luck showing up and beating the Vikings to cover the +3 spread. That was the end of our good run. The Lions hung close and ended up losing by 8, one point shy of the +7 spread and the Raiders completely fell apart in the 2nd half vs the Dolphins. That puts our season total to 3-3 and -3.45

This week, it is time to get back on track !

Patriots/Ravens u50 -110 (3 units):
Growing up around sports gambling, the most solid advice I ever heard was “If it seems too good to be true, it is.” 50 is a HIGH number, especially when you have two good defenses and the Patriots have had their struggles on offense. I am going to take my shot here and I believe the game ends around 40 points.

Bears -7 -105 (3 units): The Rams are probably the popular pick right here, but the NFL usually does not work out the logical way. The Rams just beat the Redskins and hung tough with the Lions. The will lose by 14+ to the Bears. That is the way the NFL goes. The Bears defense will give problems to the Rams offense and Jay Cutler will move the ball effectively. The game may be close early, but the Bears put this one away.

Cardinals +3 -110 (3 units):
I know a certain editor who isn’t going to be happy with me picking against his Eagles… The truth of the matter is, the Cardinals are not afraid of the Eagles. The Cards have won the last two meetings vs. the Eagles, including last year’s 21-17 shocker. The Eagles are the more popular team, but the Cards are very game. They could be in for a letdown game after beating New England, but I feel they roll and continue to be the NFL’s underdog story this year.

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