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Here are your picks of the week!
Rams Pick of the Week: Rams (-3) at Falcons (-120): We’re going to keep it simple this week. The Rams have had some struggles these past few weeks and have reloaded its roster. The Falcons are in dire need of a win and Dan Quinn (Falcons head coach) could lose his job if the Falcons don’t turn things around. I see this game being fairly competitive, but the Rams are the superior team and will win this week. Jalen Ramsey (featured below) should play this week and give the defense some new life after a ton of injuries. This a strong teaser candidate as well.
Thursday Night pick of the Week: Chiefs (First Quater -0.5) at Broncos (+112): The lines have been moving in favor of the Broncos, which may seem odd to some but leaves us caution. While I do expect the Chiefs to get back on track and win this week, it may be easier said than done. The Broncos, who traditionally play well at home, and are the underdogs, should be more competitive than typically believed. I still like the Chiefs to start the game with a lead, and like the Chiefs to cover the first quarter spread. DTR has done fairly well with these first quarter covers and the Chiefs should do that this week. There is also an odds boost for Mahomes to score 3+ passing touchdowns (+200), which is an interesting bet.
AFC Pick of the Week: Jaguars (First Quater -0.5) at Bengals (+106): Minshew and the boys have been impressive, to say the least. I pity the Bengals. When you watch them you are almost confused about how they’ve been this bad, yet they have been. The ability to take the superior Jags to lead after the first quarter at a positive number (+106) is a good opportunity to invest in this game (after all, bets are investments). Fournette has looked very good and these young receivers are really excelling. However, the Jags haven’t been able to win, losing hard-fought games against good teams in recent weeks. I see the Jags, who moved on from the Ramsey drama, to look good this week against an inferior Bengals team. Jags to lead going into the second quarter is very realistic and DTR’s AFC pick of the week.
NFC Pick of the Week: Eagles at Cowboys UNDER 49 (I-110): The Eagles and Cowboys are one of the premier rivalries in the NFL. While both teams very talented, their offenses have not put a crazy amount of points up. Additionally, both teams have an underrated defense. Another big factor in the under is that this is a strong rivalry game and both these teams need the win to take the lead in the NFC East. I see this line moving down in the days to come and want to take this bet early. This is also another teaser candidate.
Monday Night Pick of the Week: Patriots at Jets OVER 44 (-110): The Jets finally won last week, taking down the big bad Cowboys. The Patriots may be the best team in the league. While this may not be the most anticipated game, I do expect it break a low under/over of 44. The Patriots average almost 32 points a game and have only scored under 30 points once this season (against Buffalo). The Jets offense finally started to click with the return of Sam Darnold against the Cowboys last week and if that continues this game should hit the over. This is also a good teaser contender.
College Football Pick of the Week: Florida (-5) at South Carolina (-110): Florida had a tough loss last week against the LSU Tigers while the Gamecocks are coming off of a major upset against Georgia. Kyle Trask and the Gators are looking to return to form this week and keep their playoff hopes alive. Florida should cover in this great SEC matchup.
Rams Futures Bet Tracker:
Rams to win Super Bowl: (+1800)
Rushing Leader: Gurley (+8000)
Passing Yards Leader: Goff (+2500)
Defensive Player of the Year: Donald (+900)