The 2-1 rut continues. We are now 16-9 and +17.05 units. Not too bad as we start to approach the halfway point. It looks like last week we won by a fingertip. Perhaps Dez Bryant thought the white boundary line was “something else” and that’s why he reached for it… either way, brace yourself, because some of today’s picks are going to make your stomach churn. On to our week 9 picks and predictions…
Dallas Cowboys ML +165 (1 Unit), +3.5 -110 (2 Units): You think you know who this team is, but you have no idea. Remove all preconceived notions that you may have acquired about these two teams. You have a top passing game going against one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. You also have a hit and miss rush game going against a weak rush defense. There will be no Demarco Murray, and Felix Jones is banged up, but I really like Dunbar, the Cowboys 3rd string running back. I like him even better then Jones. Let’s hope Dallas doesn’t shoot themselves in the foot here.
Cleveland Browns +4 (2 units): This should be a no brainer, right? Ravens good, Browns bad. Do the math. Ravens win by 20? Seems legit, except for one simple fact:the Ravens do not travel well. They lost four games last season and all four were on the road. They have had three road games this season and they lost two of them. The one road win was a beautiful 9-6 win over the mighty Chiefs. There is a chance the Ravens can come out and make a statement, but I think a higher chance the Browns lose it on a last second FG.
Washington Redskins -2.5 (3 Units): I hate the term “exposed”, as in the Redskins were exposed by the Steelers… or more widely used, RG3 was exposed by the Steelers. That’s it! RG3 is done forever! He is now figured out! Well, guess again. He is a rookie QB who ran into the Steelers’ defense. I know this Panthers team and they are NOT the Steelers. The Redskins should have a fun day here. They are better then they get credit for.
Here is a little extra for those of you who are going “How can we worry about football when the election is just a few days away?” Solid question. Luckily you can bet on that too! The best part is, you can affect the outcome, so Vote! Here is the current Vegas line on the 2012 Presidential Election:
Barack Obama wins: -310
Mitt Romney wins: +255