The Jets. Why are they still in the league? They have to be the worst assembly of talent since Movie 43. Unbelievable. Who sends an all out blitz when the one thing that you absolutely cannot let happen is a corner being left alone and potentially being burned for a TD? Oh, that’s right, Gregg Williams, the same Gregg Williams who would pay his players to take out other opposing players. How do people like this continue to have jobs? Is it that hard to find a defensive mind who isn’t a piece of garbage? Rant over.
This is a betting article after all, so we might as well throw some bets out there and see what happens. Two of my bets could not have been more wrong last week. I should never call out Baker Mayfield like that. As always, my odds come from Draftkings Sportsbook.
Vikings @ Bucs (-6.5) O/U 51.5
Both of these teams annoy me. The Vikes are a .500 team that has plenty of offensive talent but zero defense. Their defense makes everything harder on them and keeps all their games close, expect for that one against the Packers that I will not speak of. The Bucs are as inconsistent as they come. All the talent in the world but cannot seem to put it together week to week. It all seems to come down to coaching. Bruce Arians is a bum. Even though I hate both of these teams, that does not mean their isn’t money to be made.
I like the over in this game. Both offenses can be explosive. The Vikings defense speaks for itself, as they have given up 31, 27, and 24 points respectively in their last three game. Who were the three QBs you may ask? Andy Dalton, Teddy Bridgewater, and Mike Glennon. Not exactly a powerful trio. The Bucs on the other hand are giving up 28.7 ppg in their last four, as they have been getting absolutely torched by receivers lately. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods both went for over 100 yards, while Tyreek Hill almost had 300 two weeks ago. The Vikings have one of the better WR duos in the league in Adam Theilen and Justin Jefferson. I expect lots of points to be put up in this one. Don’t miss out on the fun.
Bet: Over 51.5
Washington @ 49ers (-3.5) O/U 43.5
To put it frankly, both of these teams had the opposite Monday night. Washington gave the Steelers their first loss in a thrilling come from behind win, while Josh Allen absolutely torched the 49ers in the Bills win. The 49ers have been a mess this year, and most of it isn’t their fault. Numerous injuries and players on and off the COVID list have made this a year to forget for the defending NFC champs. They also lost their home field for a little while, as they played their last game and they will play this game in Arizona. I do not see why Washington is the underdog in this game. They are playing with intensity and are actually in the middle of a playoff race. The 49ers are a lost cause this season. If the only reason the Niners are favored is because they are the home team, that is ludicrous. Washington has everything to play for and should win this game for all its worth. Take the points.
Bet: Washington (+3.5)
Atlanta (-2.5) @ Chargers O/U 49
I don’t feel comfortable being on a first name basis with a man who was thoroughly dismantled the way he was on Sunday. I hate to do it, but Justin Herbert was down right awful on Sunday against the Patriots. Bill Belichick once again showed why he is the greatest coach in football history. On the other side of the coin, Atlanta is brutal. They haven’t had a defense in close to three years, so that’s nothing new. Matt Ryan is likely on his way out. This game is just stinky. A truly garbage game against two under performing teams. However, I smell a parlay brewing here. Particularly, the Chargers ML (+125) and the over. Both of these teams give up points like there’s no tomorrow, and I believe that the Chargers should be as motivated as ever after they were soundly destroyed. The Chargers also have the advantage of not having to travel. This parlay seems can’t miss to me. I beg you to take advantage of it.
Bet: Chargers ML (+125) and Over 49