Niks Picks week 11
Nik Hatzi went 2 from 3 last week. Can he nail the trifecta in week 11 NFL action?
Sat, 19 Nov, 12:00 AM
Last week was a crazy one in the NFL with a lot of late game drama and unexpected results. With that, we still managed to go 2-1 with our Line bets and look to continue that success this week with 3 recommended plays. Nik Hatzi
Buffalo Bills +2.5
Absolutely spewing this line moved off the 3 points. Would love to have the Bills +3 in this contest. The Bills have been consistently competitive and successful against the Bengals in recent years having won 10 of the last 13 encounters. They’ve also won 4 of the last 5 in Cincinnati. The Giants are one of the worst rushing teams in the league and somehow even they managed to rack up over 120 yards on the ground against the Bengals. The Bengals had ages left in the 4th quarter to at least muster a field goal to take the lead and just weren’t able to get across midfield effectively. This is a hollow Cinci team and I think the markets have still got the Bengals of yesteryear in their minds. Buffalo are a very emotional team and coming off back-to-back losses I look for them to really put in a good performance against a fake Bengals team.
Indianapolis Colts -2.5
The world loves their Tennessee Titans right now. Mariotta is dynamic, full of potential; their running backs are bruisers, what’s not to love? Maturity, experience, conditioning to success. The Titans have only own consecutive games once this year, against the Browns (haven’t won a game all season) and the Dolphins (the game where Miami’s whole offensive line was injured and they cut 2 players straight after the game). Tennessee has won 1 of their last 9 after a win and covered 2 out of 16 in their divisional games. Indi on the other hand has a lot more going for them here. They’re off a bye and the colts are 7/10 after the bye week, they’ve won 14 of the last 15 between the two and covered 12 of 16 lines in that span. I’m expecting the Titans to have a down week after dismantling an abysmal Packers outfit at home last week. Colts have their issues, but I’d rather have Luck at home in the dome that a Titans team that’s feeling themselves a bit too much at the moment.
Miami Dolphins -2
I like the fact Miami is staying in San Diego to face the Rams. I’d hate to bet on them travelling across country. Who is this Miami Dolphins team? Where did they come from? The Dolphins have been the pinnacle of mediocrity the last few years and I am not a Tannehill fan at all. However, You’ve got to respect what Miami’s cooking. Gase has this team playing inspired, strategic football. Miami has won 9 of the last 10 between themselves and the Rams. I don’t want to dive too deep into this one. Los Angeles is putting Jarred Goff out to start. The rookie, by all reports has been underwhelming at practice. I see the Rams leaning too hard on Gurley and not being able to create much offence. If the Dolphins can keep turnovers to a minimum they should hold control of the outcome of this one.