Week 6 was a bounce back week. Almost perfect except for Geno Smith throwing an INT returned for TD with 16 seconds to go, completely blowing the cover. Regardless, we ended up 2-1 and +2.7 units. Also, we were right about Dallas pulling the upset in Seattle. (To be fair, we picked that or a Romo 5-INT loss game) and after another bye week, we are back here at week 8, almost the halfway point of the season. Feels like it has gone by so fast. Alas, 9 more weeks of regular season football to make money off of. Here we go.
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs (-7): Both teams are coming off big wins. The Chiefs knocked off the Chargers on the road and the Rams used a wide variety of trick plays and lock down defense to beat the Seahawks at home. More people are tending to lean toward the Chiefs, since they have been the more consistent team through out the year, but I do like the defensive looks the Rams are showing and I think Davis has enough of an arm to keep the game close. Ill take the points. Rams +7 Even to win 2 units.
Seattle Seahawks (-5) at Carolina Panthers: It’s the “All-Even” Bowl as the 3-3 Seahawks take on the 3-3-1 Panthers. There are certainly a lot at stake during this game. The winner will get a much needed win and the loser will slip to below .500 around the halfway point. Lots of stuff going on in Seattle right now. Percy Harvin was recently traded and now it looks like longtime workhorse Marshawn Lynch could be the next to go. You have to wonder how much of this is going to take its toll on the field. That being said, The Seahawks are a defensive team. A few trick plays cost them against the Rams, but I have a feeling they will be looking to bounce back from that embarrassing defeat. Seahawks -265 to win 2 units
Baltimore Ravens (-3) at Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals looked downright awful against the Colts last week. The week before that, a tie at home vs the Panthers and before that, a blow out loss the Patriots when everybody thought the Pats were done. Before that though, the Bengals won 3 straight games, including on the road vs the Ravens in week 1. Of course, there is no A.J. Green this time around and that could prove costly for the Bengals. However, I believe they will be playing tougher at home vs a divisional rival and they have had more time to prepare without Green. Ill take the home dogs here. Bengals +125 to win 3 units.
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