Week one is in the books and we took it in the teeth. We went 1-3 in week one to start the season. Bit by a dropped Travis Etienne walk in touchdown, as well as a backdoor cover from the Lions. Tis the nature of the sport. On to week two. Let’s bet. All odds are from BetMGM Sportsbook. As always I put my own money on these bets, tail at your own risk.
Bet 1: Ravens -3.5 vs Dolphins -110
We are riding the Ravens once again in week two. While the Dolphins did win rather definitively, that likely tells us more about the Patriots than the Dolphins. I was always low on the Patriots heading into this season, and week one reinforced that belief. I still have major questions about the Dolphins, whereas I firmly believe the Ravens are among the best teams in the league. Hopefully come Sunday this moves down to just 3 points, but I feel fairly confident in the bet either way.
Bet 2: Jaguars +3.5 vs Colts -115
I swear I’m not a Jags fan. They burned me big time in week one, and I’m ready to be hurt again. In recent years the Jags have been a huge thorn in the side of the Colts. Not since 2014 have the Jaguars fallen to the Colts at home. The past seven years the Jags have been one of, if not the worst, teams in the NFL, 2017 excluded. This defies all logic and flies in the face of reason, yet if you bet Jags moneylines at home against Indy, every year for the last decade you would have been extremely profitable. This is just covering a field goal; light work for the best NFL team ever, the Jags at home against the Colts.
Bet 3: Rams -10 vs Falcons -110
I know at first glance this seems like a ton of points. However, the Rams are defending Super Bowl champs, and the Falcons are likely competing for a top five pick. This will be the game to correct the week one overreactions. The Rams had to face the best team in the NFL, while knocking off the rust from not playing starters in the pre-season. The Falcons blew yet another multiple score lead in week one, showing us they are the same old Falcons. This will be a get right game for McVay and the Rams.
Bet 4: Buccaneers @ Saints Under 44 -110
The Saints new head coach Dennis Allen has had Tom Brady’s number ever since he joined the Bucs. The Saints swept the Bucs last year, a fact that went relatively under the radar. The Bucs will be without Chris Godwin, and their other starting receivers are on the injury report as well. The Saints could potentially be without Alvin Kamara, and they didn’t exactly have a high powered offense to begin with. This game just reeks of a defensive showdown. I like the under pretty comfortably in this one.
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