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NFL Expert Picks
Bet: Texans -2 @ -106
For this pick, I’ll refer you to a quote from my article last week previewing the Lions vs. Bears, a game which the underdog Lions won outright.
“All things considered, betting on Mitch Trubisky is one of the worst things you can do with your money…”
This remains true, so I’m going to ride the Texans here in leg one of the parlay. The line started at Texans +1 but has since moved all the way to Houston -2. I’m still comfortable betting them anything under a field goal here.
They should have beaten a decent Colts team last week if it wasn’t for a low snap on a late go-ahead drive. The Texans should handle Chicago with ease.
Bet: Under 43.5 @ -110
I’ll be personally shocked every single time either of these teams score a touchdowns on Sunday. The Bengals are completely lost on that side of the ball following the knee injury to rookie QB Joe Burrow. Meanwhile, the Cowboys have scored multiple touchdowns just two times in their last 7 games.
Andy Dalton has looked too inconsistent to put together drives and score points this season. The Bengals are starting Brandon Allen under center again. He had 153 passing yards in last week’s loss to the Dolphins, but 72 of those came on a five-yard out that Tyler Boyd took to the house himself. If not for that, he wouldn’t have sniffed 100 yards.
Both of these offenses are so bad that it doesn’t matter which defences they’re facing. Let’s go under here.
Bet: Over 43 @ -110
No one in the world hates the 2020 Philadelphia Eagles more than me, a lifelong Eagles fan, but I think they’ll finally score points this weekend, which is more than they can usually say.
Not only do I think Jalen Hurts will look better than Carson Wentz has, but I also think Doug Pederson will get creative with his play calls and the team will respond to someone new under center.
As far as the Saints are concerned, I have no doubt they can get into the high 20s or low 30s against a very average Philadelphia defense. Something like 31-24 sounds about right to me. If the Eagles can get in the 20s, which I think they can, we should have no problem getting over the number.