The “over” hit on Thursday Night Football, continuing a yearlong trend of high scores. The rest of the Week 10 games will be held this weekend, and it will be interesting to see how many of them continue the offensive dominance we have seen so often to this point.
The oddsmakers are well aware of what is going on and have gradually ticked up the scoring totals. Even so, the offensive fireworks have continued and the “over” has been the right call the majority of the time. Here are some of the best choices on total plays in Week 10 of the NFL season:
Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets
The pick: UNDER 36.5
The Buffalo Bills’ offense is historically inept, and it lived down to that billing last week against the Bears. It was so bad that Chicago put up a bunch of easy scores and the “over” hit. The Bills are facing off with the New York Jets on Sunday and the scoring total is at a microscopic 36.5 points. Even that is too high as these teams are going to put the sport back a couple decades with their effort. Take the “under” in this one.
New Orleans Saints vs Cincinnati Bengals
The pick: UNDER 54
The New Orleans Saints are hitting the road to face the Cincinnati Bengals. Both offenses are high-powered and the oddsmakers have put the scoring total at 54 points. New Orleans is usually not quite as explosive on the road, and the Bengals are missing star receiver A.J. Green. Those two factors should keep this game “under” the scoring total.
Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions
The pick: OVER 44
The Chicago Bears offense has been impressive lately, and so has their defense. The Bears are hosting the Detroit Lions and the total is only 44 points. That number looks way too low. Both teams have the capability to put up points, so bang the “over” in this one. This is looking like one of the best bets of the week.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts
The pick: UNDER 46.5
The Jacksonville Jaguars have not been as dominant defensively this season as expected, and their scoring total against the Indianapolis Colts is listed at 46.5 points. Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck has been great lately but look for Jacksonville to step up in this matchup. This one is going to be lower-scoring than expected, and roll with the “under.”
Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders
The pick: OVER
The Los Angeles Chargers are going to be double digit favorites on the road against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders might be the worst team in the NFL and have a Swiss Cheese defense. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is going to light it up in this one. The Raiders will throw a lot late as they try to come back and a score in the fourth quarter will help the “over” hit in this matchup.
Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams
The pick: OVER 50.5
While the totals previously mentioned are good bets, there is one in Week 10 that stands out above all others. The Seattle Seahawks are going on the road this week to take on the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle has long been known for its defense but the famed Legion of Boom is now gone, and the high-powered Rams should be able to take advantage. Running back Todd Gurley is an MVP candidate while quarterback Jared Goff has been fantastic as well. The Rams are second in the NFL in points per game.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been very good this season and figures to find the end zone a few times, either with his arm or with his legs. The scoring total of 50.5 points for this one is too low. Have complete confidence in taking the “over” as these teams should both put up a solid number of points.
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