While many of you will be paralyzed digesting to the results of the presidential election this evening, please reconsider your priorities.
One day’s decision will reverberate for a resounding four years. But YOUR football betting decisions this Sunday could change the landscape of your financial future.
NFL Betting: You Can Be a Winner
“Could” is the operative word there. By no means do you want to stake your mortgage on a football game, or any sporting event for that matter. They don’t keep building sky-rises in Vegas because city taxes are high.
But you CAN win gambling on sports. You just have to dedicate time to handicapping like it’s a full time job. Or you can just play for fun and put 10 bucks on every game’s NFL odds to make Sundays more interesting.
We’re getting this column off the ground late, but better late than never. Of course, if (when) I go winless in the first edition of our weekly picks, you might just wish you had never read this. Then again, you might want to come back next week for fade material.
Without further adieu, here are my fearless against the spread and over/under NFL picks for Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season.
Browns at Ravens (-9.5, 44)
My pick: The Browns have to win at some point, right? Baltimore has a solid defense, but I’m taking Cleveland in the outright upset (and the points, of course).
Texans (-1.5, 43.5) at Jaguars
My pick: Blake Bortles has regressed in his third season, unfortunately, but Brock Osweiler isn’t much better. Still, going with the better defense (Houston) here.
Chiefs at Panthers (-3, 44)
My pick: The Panthers didn’t win pretty last week, but they did finally win. Kansas City gets Alex Smith back and the defense will hound Cam Newton without a single personal foul called. Lean points with Chiefs but I’m taking the under here.
Broncos at Saints (-1.5, 49)
My pick: Isn’t this where the Saints lay an egg after giving fans a sense of hope? Yes it is, take the Broncos in a shootout.
Rams at Jets (-2, 39.5)
My pick: The Jets might be playing with a backup quarterback, and the Rams should be playing their No. 1 overall backup. Home team covers here and we hear more Jared Goff calls.
Falcons at Eagles (-1.5, 49.5)
My pick: The Eagles continue to shoot themselves in the foot as Carson Wentz is showing some rookie rust. This NFL betting line seems fishy, but laying the points makes you contrarian so do just that.
Vikings at Redskins (-2.5, 42)
My pick: This one is easy. Throw the mortgage at Washington (seriously, forget what I said above, this is a suitcase play).
Packers (-3, 48) at Titans
My pick: Another smelly line that the public will fall for. Don’t be a square, take the home dog and make some good money.
Bears at Buccaneers (OFF)
My pick: This game is still off the board at BookMaker.eu because of the uncertainty of Jameis Winston. But he’s going to play and the Bucs will be short chalk. I like the over, at whatever number they come up with.
Dolphins at Chargers (-4, 48)
My pick: The Chargers may just be the best team in the AFC West. It’s too bad San Diego won’t be able to enjoy them much longer. Lay the points with the home squad.
49ers at Cardinals (-13, 48)
My pick: The Niners may be the worst team in football but Arizona hasn’t been exactly great this season. Points seem nice but San Francisco will score enough to push this over the total.
Cowboys at Steelers (-3, 49.5)
My pick: The blueprint is out to beat Pittsburgh. Dallas’ D isn’t anything to write home about, but damn those rookies are good. Take the ‘Boys for their eighth straight cover.
Seahawks at Patriots (-7.5, 48.5)
My pick: Patriots in a blowout. Go ahead and hand them the Lombardi Trophy.
Bengals at Giants (-2.5, 46)
My pick: If he’s not careful, Odell Beckham Jr. may get stabbed by Adam Jones before this one is over. Bengals upset and cover with ease.