So last week I went 2-1, hitting on the Packers and Titans while dropping WFT. More importantly though, I finally hit my FCBLongShot Parlay (+1880) six teamer. Last night I took the under in Jets/Indy on Thursday Night Football and yeah…….. if you’re gonna lose, at least lose big I suppose?
But enough of the past, let’s focus on my two favorite spread bets for Week 9 of the NFL in an underwhelming slate in my opinion, starting with the Vikings heading to Baltimore to take on the Ravens as 6 point underdogs.
Vikings +6 over Ravens
Not to oversimplify things, but first off the Vikings are much better than their 3-4 record and are in the same tier as the Ravens. The Vikings have already beaten the Seahawks this season before Wilson’s injury, and their 4 losses have come to the Bengals in OT, Cardinals by 1, Browns by 7, and Cowboys by 4.
The Ravens were on a bye this past week but haven’t put up the most impressive showing this season despite their 5-2 record. They lost to the Raiders in OT, needed two turnovers gifted to them to beat the Chiefs, squeaked past the Lions, needed OT to beat the Colts, and most recently got blown out by the Bengals 41-17. I think Minnesota will be able to exploit Baltimore’s weak secondary and mix in Dalvin Cook to at least cover the spread, maybe even pull off the upset.
Texans +5.5 over Dolphins
I know it wasn’t long, but the Texans did look decent with Tyrod Taylor at the helm before his injury, and he returns for them this weekend to spare us from any more Davis Mills. I think this line is a tad high because of how bad the Texans have looked and gotten blown out recently, but again, that was with Mills and not Taylor. On the Dolphins side of things, have they shown us anything this season offensively or defensively that gives you confidence in them covering nearly a touchdown? For me the answer is no, and I may hate myself for it, but I’m riding with the Texans and points in this matchup.
Bonus teaser I’ll be playing: KC -1, LAR -1.5 (-110)
NFL spreads/totals YTD: 13-16 (-1.60u)