Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Redskins
This is a contest between relatively evenly matched teams
The Redskins truly struggled to move the ball until late against Seattle. The Redskins offensive line is full of injuries as well as some of their receivers.
Minnesota has never been an offensive squad and I don’t really see either team being able to crack 20. No opponent has scored more than 20 on the Vikings this season
With Bridgewater back, I expect the Vikings to play conservative for the time being without any need to overplay their hand.
Best Bet: Minnesota / Washington Under 42.5
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts
The Pittsburgh v Detroit game a couple weeks back had almost 900 yards of offense yet it only reached 35 points!
These are teams that can definitely move the ball and that Steelers defence isn’t the same when it’s on the road. With Indianapolis’ recent injuries to their secondary I see Pittsburgh putting up some numbers here.
Look for the offenses to have their way in this one as the total score reaches around the 50 mark.
Best Bet: Pittsburgh / Indianapolis Over 45
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
Green Bay is atrocious at the moment and the Bears are playing very competitive ball.
My concern here is that the Bears don’t blow teams out. They’re currently 4-0 ATS and 2-2 straight up. They’ve done this against contenders such as the Falcons, Panthers, Vikings and Steelers.
I wouldn’t’ blame you for thinking the Bears roll in this one but I’m wary that Trubisky hasn’t lit the world on fire and focusing so heavily on the run could allow the Packers a couple of extra possessions to keep it close.
Best Bet: Chicago Bears 1-10
New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos
These games are usually cagey to say the least. Denver’s defence always matches up well with Brady when he plays Denver at Mile High Stadium.
Both teams are heavily reliant on the run, which should slow the pace of it tremendously.
Both teams are in need of a win with offensive weapons banged up for both sides they would have to rely on controlling the ball and defensive schemes.
With the Broncos having a poor offense, and the Patriots controlling this game with usually sub par performances from Brady, I expect the total to stay low in this one.
Best bet: New England / Denver Under 47
New Orleans Saints @ Buffalo Bills
This should be a good game with similar styled teams going head to head. The outdoor weather in Buffalo should suit the Bills in this one with the Saints used to playing in a dome.
The Bills are a Perfect 4-0 at home this season and have a ball hawking secondary. The Saints tend to make mistakes on the road.
The Saints have had a bit of a cupcake schedule recently with a lot of fortuitous injuries scenarios against their opposition. I think Tyrod Taylor plays clever football and keeps the ball away from the Saints secondary.
Best Bet: Buffalo Bills +3
By Nik Hatzi