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4-4 last week, meh. Lost TB and the over. Lost Bal and SF over. Fucking Beathard turned that ball over more times than someone on the fix. Couldn’t score more than 10 points in garbage time? I hit Bal under as that Tucker miss solidified the under for me. Hit my lock of the week with SD under and thankfully, Vrabel went for 2 after that late TD. Either way, I was winning that one. Late hits with the Chiefs and my NY Giants brought me to .500. And of course that, “too little, too late comeback attempt but successful backdoor cover” for the Giants. And don’t bother with a butt sex joke, we’ve done them all. Especially all while sitting in a steam room at NY Sports Club. 30-21 on the season which puts me at 59% and better than most Vegas handicappers and MUCH better than the weathermen and weatherladies. Quick would you rather: Land a weatherlady or land an anchorwoman on any of the Hispanic channels? I vote Hispanic anchorwoman. No reason, I think it’s just a slightly higher accomplishment, as long as you don’t land the one that is also cartel member’s girlfriend.
The Lock of the week: I know the Rams just made the Niners look flat out silly last week. Aaron Rodgers is 4-0 when the Packers are getting more than 6. Off the bye, 9-2-1. Allison and Cobb will be back. Rams 6-11-2 last 19 at home ATS. Gonna be a ton of GB fans. So barely a home field advantage for GB.
Take GB +9.5
Facts are facts: Drew Brees is a strong MVP candidate this year. Some people are trying to downplay the revenge factor the where the Lattimore whiffed on a tackle, Stefon Diggs runs for the TD and an insurance company endorsement deal. Saints 4-1 ATS and 5-0 SU out of their last 5. The line went from Saints +1 to now Saints -1.5. Time to wait this out till Sunday as the public has obviously pounded the Saints. Minn 3-5-2 last 10 and 1-3-1 at home. Also, the Saints have went over 52: 6/9, 7/8 vs Minnesota, 8/10 in Minnesota, Minn over 4/6.
I’m taking the Saints -1.5 (Waiting till tomorrow to see what the line ends up) and over 53
The Steelers have been over 6/8, 4/5 at home, Cle under 4/6 and under 4/6 on the road. 8/12 vs Pitt. Plus, Pitt D has let at least 21 points to QBs. 21 is also the number of sandwiches most women order at Primanthi’s, 21 also the number of times they’ve hooked up with their uncles, and 21 is also the number of IQ points those water heads have.
Plunk down some buck on Pitt over 49 (I bought it down to 48.5)
After the Chiefs game sunday night, Cincinatti looked like Houston after her 500 man gangbang. Now they’re home and not on prime time which is key for Andy Dalton. He’s like A-Rod, showing up when there’s no pressure but shrinking when the spotlight is at its brightest. No Gerald McCoy and Kwon Alexander on defense for TB and boy, does Jameis “One Star Uber Passenger rating” love turning that ball over. That fruitcake screwed me out of that over last week with all of those turnovers last week vs Cleveland. Cincy 6-3 ATS of late and 5-2 at home. Bucs 2-11 SU on the road.
Grabbing the Bengals -3.5
Seattle one of the best rushing the ball, Detroit one of the worst defending the rush. Seahawks off a bye and getting 3 points? Heiiidy HOOOOOO.
Taking the Seahawks +3 and their obnoxious fans.
Colts flying west to facing the Oakland Raiders who are in flat out, “selling anything not nailed down” mode. Apparently, Derek Carr isn’t crying, YOU’RE CRYING. They traded away Cooper who wasn’t really doing anything all that special anyway and Lynch is on IR. Now I ask you, where are the points coming from? Jared Cook? I’d rather have Jared from Subway. Raiders also 2-13 ATS against teams that have a bye the following week.
Take the Colts -3
Bears have Mack listed as questionable. But where are the Jets getting their points from? All of their WRs are out: Enuwa, Robbie Anderson, and Wayne Chrebet all out for the Jets. They signed Richard Matthews and who cares? He couldn’t stay on the Titans roster? Jets 2-5-1 on the road. 0-4-1 in Chicago. Bears 11-4-1 at home. I know the Bears haven’t laid more than a TD in well over 5 years but again, where are the Jets getting their points from?
Take the Bears -8 but going to wait till kickoff to see the number.
Speaking of teams that are else selling their body parts for science, the Giants are home and that will be the last game of the year I attend. As much as I enjoy the randy talk and spirited menu fare of my buddy, I can’t stomach the thought to pay to see this team nor freeze my ass off any more this year. Giants trade Eli Apple and his annoying mother to the Saints (no big deal) and Snacks Harrison (huge deal, #1 run stopper in the NFL) to Detroit. Washington escapes with a win against Dallas and Jason Garrett’s ability to fuck up a glass of water. Washington 4-2 ATS of late and I know the history favors the Giants but I’m going against a team almost ready to bench their QB.
Take the Skins -1
The Niners just got smoked. I don’t feel like going to a full handicap except that from one of my favorite gambling podcasts, RJ “Mushmouth” Bell’s Vegas dream preview, all of the guys love the Niners because the Cardinals stink and the last time they faced each other, the Niners lost but were +5 in turnovers. They rebound against an awful Josh Rosen with turf toe. 4 likes from those sharps are enough for me to like it too.
Last week, your hero got back on track! 5-2 for the week as I hit the Atl -3 (57 yarder, holy shit!), Niners over, Pitt +2, Den +7 and under 50.5. Lost Giants under and Titans. 26-17 for the year, putting me at 60% for the season. Last week, I reported 60% but I was off by a few points, 58%. Remember, Fantasy Football Jibber Jabber is on Twitch TV and Facebook Live on Fridays at 5pm. Looks us up there under Be Terrific TV and here’s a link from 10/19’s show with Gerard Haran!
And now, more FREEEEEEEE MONEY!
In my lock of the week, the Chargers and Titans go to London to play a game as well as marvel how the majority of women wear fake eyelashes. Found that out when I was there 2 weeks ago. Also, in their casino at Leicester, the dealers stay on soft 17 in blackjack. BUT they don’t take their second card until all of the players have acted. And the Brits at my tables didn’t know what the hell they were doing so be warned. Back to the handicap. Chargers stayed in Cleveland after they shit on that town just like life does every day. But they’re still a west coast time playing at 9:30am EST. Tennessee just got done not scoring against Baltimore. And we know how these early games usually fair. Raiders/Seattle this year, under. Jags/Ravens last year, under. Minnesota/Cleveland last year, under. Tennessee has a top 10 defense and AVERAGES 17 fantasy points to QBs; only 2 QBs have went above 17 pts in 6 weeks. And Phil Rivers had a light passing game against a solid Cle pass defense, Melvin Gordon gouged them for 3 ground TDs. Speaking of Melvin Gordon, he’s the third of his family with the name Melvin. C’mon, Melvin isn’t a great name to hang on your son for future generations. Don’t give me that “family name” argument. How about a LITTLE originality for the kid? Oh, and as of Saturday night, Gordon is now downgraded to questionable and a game time decision. Tennessee is weaker against the run so that’s a huge blow if he sits and he’ll be hampered if he does give it a go. Some numbers? Sure! Titans have gone under 4/5, they can’t run nor pass with a banged up Mariota. And Henry has been god awful for them on the ground. Where are the points coming from? Not from 2 jet lagged teams and especially ones with key guys on offense that are out/banged up.
Lock of the week, Tenn under 45.5
Tampa Bay fired head coach turned/defensive coordinator/turned employed buffoon. Watching him coach Atlanta was like watching Lena Dunham try and throw a football. Horrendously awkward and zero respect given. Tampa also just lost a heartbreaker to Atlanta and their “defense.” Jesus, more people have been touched against a blind kid in Red Rover than Atlanta’s defense has. Jameis “1 star Uber passenger rating” Winston was impressive carving up the Falcons last week. Tampa leads the NFL in YPP at 7.2 Cle does have a good pass defense but as we saw last week, they’re awful on the ground. Peyton Barber should have a good game as well. Cleveland has given up 38 and 42 points in 2 of the last 3 weeks. As for Tampa defense, it stinks worse than Chinatown in the summertime. Tampa hasn’t given up less than 20 points SINCE LAST YEAR. Hell, they’ve only given up <30 ONCE this year. Cleveland has gone over 12/17 on the road. Tampa has gone over 5/5 and oh yeah, Tampa 4-2 ATS at home.
Take the Bucs 3-5 and I got the over 50 but now it’s 52. But don’t take an Uber pool with Jameis Winston.
The Saints are off the bye and they head down to Baltimore where it’s so bad that even the tourists won’t dare do The Wire walking tour. Saints are fantastic off the bye at home, 2-0. But on the road after a bye, 0-2. Saints also 2-4 SU on the road. Ravens have top defense, 4.2 YPP, and the #3 run defense. Oh yeah, it’s supposed to be quite windy tomorrow, winds around 15mph. Saints are 1-6-1 ATS vs Bal. Baltimore both 6-1 SU and ATS at home vs the Saints. Let’s talk the total which is now 49. Saints are obviously are great home and dome team. But playing in Baltimore, the under went 4/6. And Baltimore of late, 4/5 under. I can’t tee it up anymore so…
Take Baltimore -3 and under 49. I locked in the other day at Bal -2.5 and under 50 so bully for me.
Last one of the day. I hit the Niners over by early 3rd quarter on monday night. I ask you, what’s better than that, hitting your over just after the halfway point? I’ll allow going out to a bar and having the hottest girl come up to you, buy you a drink, and then asking to go back to your place. The Niners defense is worse than a prolapsed anus. Ever see one of those in a porn? Yeah, that causes you to go softer than seeing your mom naked. Unless your Pam Anderson’s kid, then getting tumescent is a daily routine and no one came blame you. Some stats: SF over 5/5 and 5/6 over at home. Rams over 8/12 of late and 8/11 on the road. Rams secondary is banged up and on the road again. They’re putting up pts for sure and their secondary isn’t as good without Talib. No Cooper Kupp for the Rams though however they’ll slice through the Niners defense which has allowed as many points as morning after diarrhea attacks I have in Vegas after all day drinking sessions. The Niners D hasn’t given up <20 points since LAST DECEMBER. 52 may be a lot but the Rams are good for at LEAST 31 against this poop squad.
Niners over 52
I hope you appreciated last week’s video with my buddy, English Jonny. I hope you are able to look past the 3-3 weekend I had last week. And I really hope you didn’t take the Giants under on Thursday night. What timing, the MINUTE the game starts, it stops raining. Which brings my total to 21-15 for the year, 60% for the year. Which makes me better than most of you at this. And if you want to hear who the Cold Cash/Hot Trash fantasy plays are for the week, check out my show on Twitch! It’s called, Fantasy Football Jibber Jabber and we usually are on Fridays at 5pm. We also have it in podcast form on Libsyn and very shortly, Spotify and iTunes. So let’s get to this week’s FREEEE money picks!
Sometimes, the numbers blast you in the face with such force that you can’t help to ignore them. Sometimes, these numbers force you to ignore other numbers and trends that have proven over longer periods of time. Ben Roethlisberger stinks on the road, we all know that. But did you know that Ben is 21-5 SU in the state of Ohio and 21-8 ATS? They’re in Cincinnati, back to the scene where Ryan Shazier got pretzeled. Oh yeah, we’re getting 2 points on top of it? Sold. Ben and the Steelers are coming around and yes, even the D finally closed its legs and stop letting everyone take a turn coming inside. Cincinnati has had SEVERAL lucky wins: Indy, ATL, and last week against Miami. I think this is the week their luck runs dry like Cloris Leachman’s privates. This case in point brought to you by: Alabama fans. If there’s a Caribbean island that needs people wearing Oakley glasses on the back of their neck while wearing flips flops in the pool, it’s Alabama fans or it’s nothing!
Take the Steelers +2
The Rams couldn’t be hotter. But last week was the first week they didn’t cover in Seattle. What does LA have trouble with? Keeping the homeless people from shitting all over the place. Fuck, I should’ve worded that differently. What do the RAMS have trouble doing? Stopping the run. Chris Carson ran for over 100 against them last week. What does Denver do well? Run, they’re #2 in the league in rushing attack. Oh, Cooper Kupp and Brandon Cooks are in concussion protocol. Warm weather team coming into the Rockies…into snow?? Yeah, they’re going to run the ball. I don’t see the Rams having those receivers rush into crazy action or snap counts. The number is perfect so I’m going to toss out all the recent stats showing that Denver sucks of late. Especially the 1-6-1 ATS line at home. But Denver is 6/9 under at home. And Den is getting 7, a perfect number. If they’re down, they could back door it late or even keep it close throughout.
Take Den +7 and under 50.5
The Falcons are just bad on defense, like really bad. Like, as bad as that movie, Tag. DON’T watch it, I didn’t even smile once. Well, right when I turned it off I did. Then I realized I wasted 95 minutes of my life. Then I went back to frowning again. This week, the Falcons get the Bucs at home. Jameis Winston is back after his suspension for touching an uber driver. Have you ever had an uber driver that you just felt the urge to cop a feel? Most of my uber drivers look like Carl Winslow so that’s a no for me. I know I’m ignoring how the Bucs may be statistically better. But goddamnit, I just cannot see them losing AGAIN and to a Bucs D which is as bad as that film, Tag. Yep, that film is so bad, I referenced it again. The number is right and I’ll be shocked if these idiots cannot cover 3.
Take the Falcons -3.
Lastly, Tennessee is 5-0 ATS at home, 7-3 overall. They were a dropped TD away from covering and winning last week. This is Baltimore’s 3rd straight road game and teams are 42% ATS in covering when it’s their 3rd straight road game. Tennessee has a solid defense so I’ll take the home dog.
I gotta see how I do today but I kinda like the Pats getting revenge tonight at home against the Chiefs and tomorrow’s GB over 46.5 When Aaron Rodgers calls out their conservative play calling, expect points. And I think the Niners will be chasing points which can help achieve that over.
Some of you love to wish away my summer. Well congrats, it’s now gone. Thanks a lot, you vortexes of fun. The only good news is that leaves me with a couple of things: my annual trip to Vegas and of course, FREEEEEE MONEY! So I’m writing out my picks on Thursday night, 9/6, and we’re going bare bones this article. Why? Because my flight leaves in a few hours and you’re not paying me for these. Even though last year, I was 58%.
I took Philly under 45. Because Nick Foles isn’t looking good in the preseason and at time of this article, he’s not looking good now.
You should know that under are the soup d jours in the first 2 weeks of the year as most offensive still haven’t fully clicked. And with that gem, I also locked in Pitt under 44 because Pitt has gone under 7/8 on the road, 8/11 playing Cleveland, and 5/5 when playing in Cleveland. Pitt is also 13-2-1 under on the road, yikes. And there are chances of thunderstorms. Remember, Ben sucks on the road.
Whenever a team has to travel far, don’t expect much scoring. And with that theme, let’s also take the Cardinals under 43.5. Washington has gone under 4/6 and 4/6 in AZ. AZ has gone under 10/15 and 14/20. And they have to travel 1500 miles with Alex Smith learning the ropes in game 1. New QB for Arizona, uh oh. Wait, never mind. It’s Sam Bradford, who’s barely played in the last 3 years. Carry on.
The sharps talked me into taking the Bengals +3 (I’m buying the half point). Luck hasn’t thrown downfield all preseason? And who else on that offense scares you? Exactly. How is their defense? Still garbage? Thought so. Bengals front 7 is solid and also has a good o line. I might even take the under 48 as Indy is 5/5 on the under and 5/5 under at home. Also, 5/5 at home playing Cincy.
In my only favorite of the week, no way (watch it happen now) the Jets go into Detroit and cover. Rookie QB Sam Darnold won’t be looking to air it out, he’ll be playing it safe in his debut. Jets are 2-5 ATS and 1-3-1 on the road. Take the Lions -6.
Dallas and Carolina ALEADY have banged up offensive lines? Jesus, that was fast. Cowboys on the road: under hit 4/5 and 8/9. Dallas with no one on offense but Zeke? I MAY take Carolina under 42.
I love the Saints but I don’t know about laying that NAWWWWNE and a half. I may take them on the money line at -440 but let’s see…
Those are your picks for week 1 and if you want to follow along on my win total bets, I took Baltimore under 8, Cleveland under 5.5 (GTFO, they’re not going from 0 to 6 wins in a season, and Buffalo under 5.5.
I knew I jinxed myself when I said I haven’t had a losing weekend since late october. 2-5 was not the way to spend Christmas but shit, these things happen. Hope you enjoyed Star Wars as much as I did. And I recently did see 2 new films that you may enjoy: Film reviews: 3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour And now we go into the last week of the year which is just as confusing as week 1. Playoffs are mostly set with seedings up in the air which means some teams are half assing it or completely resting their starters. So I’m going to do more totals or games where there is some meaning.
The Raiders head to LA for a quasi meaningless game as the Chargers need help to make the playoffs. So for all you LA residents, get ready for Raiders fans (cholos) to have cockfights in that soccer stadium parking lot of yours. Let’s get ready for some cold, hard facts. Oak has hit the under in 5/5, 8/11 on the road (including last week in Philly, one of the 2 I got right), 4/6 vs LA, 13/17 in LA. Phil Rivers has been focusing more on his 29 kids than scoring points as his team his hit the under in 5/5 and 5/7 at home. I think Oak +7 is a play
But I like the LA under 42 better.
My NY Giants just have a new GM who already just started cleaning house. Got rid of the head of personnel evaluation and cut OL Bobby Ross for refusing to practice and play in Sunday’s game. In come the Redskins off a win and Kirk Cousins playing for a contract. It’s gonna be cold in Giants Stadium (sorry you Jets fans squatters, it will always be Giants stadium) and let’s see who’s out for the Giants: Evan Engram, Sterling Sheppard, Landon Collins, and Eli Apple. But I would consider it a positive for the other team if Apple was in because his mouthy mother could cover better than her pansy ass kid can. This team has ZERO offense which is exactly how many points they scored last week in Arizona. Oh yeah, JPP and his 7.5 fingers is also questionable. I’m 0-2 betting against the Giants this year as KC and Den both decided to take a steamy diarrhea dump on themselves in the ONLY 2 Giants wins all year. Skins are 4-2 ATS or late and 12-6 on the road. Giants are 2-5 ATS at home and 3-6 overall. Third time’s the charm.
Take the Skins -3
Minnesota is about to lock up a first round bye if they can take down the Bears. Shouldn’t be a problem as the Vikings are 9-1 of late, 7-1 at home, and 4-1. The ONLY thing I’m worried about is the funky number of 11.5 for the Vikings. I think the Vikings come out flying and shut down the anemic Bears offense. Bears are 2-4-1 ATS of late, 5-10 on the road, and 1-4 @ Minnesota. John Fox will be gone before the post game buffet is laid out. Get ready to say these words in the same sentence: Case Keenum and playoffs. Here are a couple of fun stats: Vikes are 6-0 for the under as home favorites of 10 points or more. Vikings are under 4/6 of late, 4/5 @ home, and 4/6 home vs Chi. The Bears are 5-1 for the under as an underdog of 10+ points. Bears are 4/5 of late with the under, 5/8 playing the Vikings, and 4/6 in Minnesota.
I really like the Vikings under 38 and the Vikings first half. I kind of like the Vikings -12 but prefer the other 2 plays.
In one of the top, “who gives a shit” games of the week, the Colts finish the year against the Texans who still look like they’re playing in that hurricane. This is going to be Chuck Pagano’s last game so the Colts may resemble an NFL team for once. The Texans have TJ Yates as quarterback this week and I’ll be honest when I say I’d rather have TJ Hooker behind center. And no DeAndre Hopkins this week either so I’ll play on the sentimentality factor and….
Lay -5 and grab the Colts.
I think the Bengals and Ravens go higher than 40 points this week. Why? The trends say under as Cincy has hit the under in Bal 7/10 and 12/18 overall. But Baltimore hasn’t put up less than 20 points since 10/22. And Cincy has put up at least 20 in 5/7. No Vontez Burfect for Cincy either. Bal needs the game and will want to stay motivated.
Take Bal over 40
In another, “who gives a shit game”, the Cardinals fly (pun intended) to Seattle who actually can make the playoffs with some help. Cardinals are 4-0-1 ATS of late but they suck on the road, 1-6. They also have trouble with Seattle, 2-4-1 ATS. And why doth thou give a dookie about this game? Because Bruce Arians is supposedly retiring due to health reasons. And you’re getting 9 points with a team who’s actually trying for no apparent reason. Yes, Seattle is healthier. But they haven’t exactly been lighting it up of late, 3-5-1 and 1-4 at home ATS. I’m tired so no more jokes or analysis.
Take the Redbirds and the 9 free points.
The lock of the week is the Saints game but not for the reason you may think. The Saints need this game to ensure a home game. The Bucs have played well of late but let’s tip my hand a little bit. Bucs have went under in 5/5 at home and 6/9 overall. 5/6 vs NO and 8/9 at home vs NO. Saints are 4/5 on the road with the under. This game could easily be a Saints blowout or a squeaker and I just don’t give 2 flying purple dildos. But I will guaran-damn-tee that this game…
Goes under 48.5
Kind of debating about: Cincy +9.5, Jets +15, and Niners -3…
5-2 last week, ohhhh baby. Looks like my daughter gets more than a Hess truck for Christmas. Just kidding, we make a real living. And I’ll heavily wager that if you got a Hess truck for Christmas, you had a divorced dad who forgot to buy a Christmas present for you and had to call an audible at a gas station. So the money came pouring in last week and for the year, I’m 61%. SIXTY ONE PERCENT, THAT’S FUCKING INSANE. AND YOU SHOULD BE TIPPING ME OUT FOR THESE GENIUS PICKS! Feel free to do so at PayPal: Kgootee@hotmail.com
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I like the Saturday night game, here’s why: KC under hits 13/18 at home. KC also under has hit in 4/5 as well as when KC plays LAC, the under has hit 5/7. And LA has hit the under 4/5 on the road and 7/8 games.
Took KC under 47
You know who’s bad? The NY Jets on the road. They got ram-rodded (probably a top 5 gay bar name) by the anemic Denver Broncos. Yes, Josh McCown got knocked out of the game. And who came in, Bryce Petty. I’d rather have Lori Petty or the corpses of Tom and Richard Petty. You know who’s good? The Saints. You know who’s REALLY good? The Saints after a loss. Let’s also add that the Saints have had 10 days to prep for this game after yours truly picked Atlanta to cover against them last Thursday. No Wilkinson for the Jets as he’s truly a piece of shit and probably won’t play a game for the rest of the year. Jets are 0-5 in road games facing a team with a winning home record. Jets are 1-5-1 of late. Saints are 6-2 vs the Jets and 5-1 ATS as home favorites of 10.5 or more. This line is 16.5 and I don’t give 2 flying fucks. The Jets will be lucky to score 10 points but that won’t matter because the Saints are scoring at least 35. And here’s why you should take the under as well. Jets are 6/8 on the road as the under. Saints vs Jets has the under hit the last 4/6.
Take the Saints -16.5 and the under 47
Baltimore Ravens are 7/9 with the over and 5/6 on the road. Cleveland is recently 4/6 with the over. No Jimmy Smith for Bal so this is a quick and easy pick.
Take the Ravens over 42.5
I may be too in love with this team but I think the co-lock of the week besides the Saints is the Rams. After a tough loss, they get Robert Woods back and head into Seattle where the defense is more gored than a tourist who ran with the bulls in Pamplona. The Rams are 6-2 and 4-1 on the road ATS. They just lost a tough one to the Eagles. Seattle of late is 2-4-1 and I see the Rams taking control of the division with a win today.
Take the Rams +1.5
You might be asking me about the game of the day which is the shitbag Pats (And I told you that the Dolphins were covering that game but they go and shock everyone by winning outright, go figure) vs the Steelers. The Steelers fucked me last week by blowing a 2 TD lead and not covering. The numbers SCREAM Patriots, ESPECIALLY after a loss. But for some reason, I think the analysts got into my head and here’s a stat for you. Ben is 6-1 ATS as a home dog. But here are some other numbers to consider: Pats are 7/9 with the under and 5/6 on the road with the under. But when the 2 teams play, they go over 9/13 and 5/7 of late. So I think I MAY take…
The Steelers under 54. This number is climbing and I think the under is the better play but haven’t locked it in. This depends on how I do at 1pm.
4-3 last week as GB smoked that over to put me above .500 for the week. Let’s give a shoutout to that Jacksonville coach, fuckwad Doug Marrone, as he decided erase all good karma by throwing the the ball deep in Jax territory with little time left on the clock in the 4th quarter in a tied game. Common sense would have had him run out the clock so they can get to OT. Jacksonville had a nice comeback, tying it up from down 13 and then watched my money disappear like Rob Schneider’s career as Phil Dawson kicked a 57 yd fg to seal it for the Cardinals. Indy lost by .5 as they gave up a late TD and blew a decent lead. However, the Pats cruised to the over as the aforementioned GB/Pitt over. The Niners hung tight for awhile but Russell Wilson poured it on late. The Bengals did smoke the Browns like I foresaw as well. Do I go back to the well with the Jags? Read on and find out. BTW, I took the Skins on Thursday night and Kirk Cousins went Kirk Cameron on me. Praying for something good to happen and it never did. Now THAT’S how you write a joke. So I’m 0-1 to start the week. Also, I put down money on the Saints to win the NFC championship at 6-1 odds. Wish me luck.
Short answer, yep. And as sad as this is going to sound, I have Blake Bortles going for me to determine if I get a first round bye in fantasy football. You’re probably asking yourself if I’m throwing the game so I don’t get the bye by starting Bortles and I would too if the shoe was on the other foot. Problem is, I drafted Eli Manning very late and then dropped him for Alex Smith who played out of his mind for nearly 2 months. Then Alex Smith started looking like Alex Trebek for too long. My buddy snaked Case Keenum off the wire so I was left with Bortles or Gabbert. So cross your fingers that Bortles eviscerates the Indy defense which resembles Jenna Jameson’s butthole. Let’s cross your toes and tongue that Marquis Lee and Leonard Fournette also have good days for your favorite sports handicapper. The Jags are 5-0 ATS vs Indy and that should be all you need to know. Ok, another nugget. Indy is 2-4 ATS on the road. The Jags losing in such an ugly fashion should be the perfect time to take them in the bounce back to put them smack in the middle of the division race.
Take the Jags -9.5
What can you say about the Patriots that hasn’t been said, especially the cheating and shitty fans elements? But give the White Devil his due, Bellichek is a covering machine and this week, those rapscallions are in Buffalo which is almost another home game for them. Pats are recently 5-0 ATS, 7-1 on the road, and 4-1 in Buff. Buffalo recently 2-4-1, 2-4-1 vs the Pats, and 2-10-1 home vs NE. In the last month, Buffalo has put up over 20 2x but both when they were getting blown out in garbage time. Buffalo has no WR and the Pats D has improved of late. I don’t see much going for the Bills except a lot of, “wait till next decade” talk.
Take the Pats -9
Minnesota has been on one hell of a cinderella ride this year, despite losing their rookie RB, Dalvin Cook, and riding the coattails of a QB named Case. Seriously, who names their kid, Case? I hope his parents finished the joke and named his brother, Closed. Wacka, wacka, wacka. The Vikes had 10 days off after dismantling the Lions to prep for the Falcons who have had a mild resurgence. I think that the Vikings being 15-8 on the road and Atlanta 1-3-1 vs Minny should be good enough reasons to take the Purple team this week. I also like the over and the numbers back it up: Minn is 4/5 hitting the overs and hit 5/7 of them on the road. Falcons have put up 30+ 3 times this year but don’t expect them to replicate that against a solid Vikes D.
Take the Vikings +3 and the over 47
The Lions were smoked last week and now they head to Baltimore, who couldn’t cover against the hapless Texans. Matt Stafford looked like he ate John Madden before the game on Thanksgiving so I think they play better. Baltimore doesn’t inspire confidence at home, as they’re 2-4 ATS. And Detroit of late is 2-4-1 ATS. But I tell you what jumps out at me, the over. Detroit has been hot with the over of late, 6/7 and 4/6 vs Bal. The Ravens have recently hit the over 5/7. So let’s see if backwards hat Matt Stafford can put up enough to hit and Joe Flacco puts up his usual pick 6 so we can hit…
The over 43.5
The lock of the week was easier than all of your mothers this week. Yep, 41 years old and not afraid to drop a, “your mother” joke in there. This isn’t the NY Times, folks. The Saints lost a tough one in LA last week and now they’re back to home, sweet home. When the Saints are home and have a winning record, they’re 17-3-1 out of their last 21. Holy. Christ. Saints are 4-0-1 vs Carolina while the Panthers are 2-4 in NO. Saints are recently 6-3 ATS and now after a loss? Yeah, they’re fired up and playing Carolina who A) got lucky that the Jets went FULL Jets and gave up a late lead AGAIN. Oh yeah, Carolina backdoored the cover with a late FG. Olsen is banged up again and Cam didn’t play well against the Jets. I just see the #Pangeabirthmarkface demolishing the Panthers at home and really no other way around it. I kind of like the over but I don’t know if Carolina will put up their end to cover. Although the last 2 times these teams played in NO, they combined for 79 points BOTH times.
Love the Saints -5 and maybe the over 48.
I kind of like:
The Jets to bounce back +3. KC had a tough time in Giants Stadium last week and the Jets play well as home dogs.
LAC -13 getting revenge for the Browns beating them last year.
Rams -7 in AZ. Do you think Blaine Gabbert keeps this up, even though they’re home again? I doubt it.
Niners +3 who are 4-2 on the road while the Bears are 0-4 ATS at home as favorites.
Detroit +3 who has had 10 days to prep against a team who has played nothing but backup QBs in their last stretch. Bal 2-4 ATS at home as well.
TB over 45. Jameis Winston is back so I’m laying off this. The line opened GB +2 but the pros jumped on that immediately and now is GB -2.5
Sorry for no column last weekend, I had an insanely packed Saturday with the Comics Watching Comics taping on Saturday while family came up for a belated birfday celebration on Sunday. But if you follow me and my cookie eating machine (She ate a CWC cookie last week), you’ll see that I killed it! I hit Tenn over on Thursday night to start off the week with an easy win as that was clinched in the 3rd quarter. I hit Philly, Baltimore, Minnesota and the under, and the Saints over. I lost KC (fucking Giants dicked me again when getting double digits), SD under (Peterman throwing FIVE picks didn’t help), and the Houston under. I also hit the Seattle over on monday night, giving me a SOLID 7-3 record last week. I took SD under on Thanksgiving and nailed that one with ease so we’re starting off the week 1-0. Hot hand in the dice game, baby doll! Talk about 6 hours straight! Clickety, clickety, clack! Now name that reference.
I missed definitely 1, even 2 bets last week. I should’ve went with the Pats and the under like my gut said to because the Pats stayed in Denver to maintain the high elevation conditions to prep for Mexico City. And by prepping for conditions, I mean put your money in your shoes and carrying a burner cell phone. I knew the Raiders weren’t doing that and boy, did it show. But I like to bet trends and here are a few for you: The Pats are 5/7 covering the overs at home. The Pats are 4/6 covering the overs when playing Miami. And Miami is perfect in the over department in their last 5. Matt Moore will be chasing points like Kevin Spacey chasing nerd boys in a Gamestop. 48 is an easy number for both teams to hit.
Take the Pats over 48
Pittsburgh has 10 days to prepare for the DOA Green Bay Packers. This game SHOULD be out of hand early and this number is so low that Pitt may be able to cover it themselves. For the last month and change, the Packers D has given up 20+ points in all but one game. The only question is can GB score enough points as in that same timeframe as they’ve put up 20+ points…one time. They’ve also been shut out once in that span (Lock of the week last week was Baltimore folks but then again, if you follow me on FB, you know that). GB has hit the over on the road 7/8. Pitt though, has hit the under 8/10. GB women are 0/10 when it comes to hitting the under of 215 lbs. I just think 43 is too low and GB will be chasing points late. Can you see Pitt winning this 35-10? I can. And if so, that’s a winner.
Take GB over 43
Jacksonville got one of the luckiest covers last week against the Browns when they stripped the ball from Kizer late and ran it in for a DTD. The last time Cleveland had their hearts ripped out of them like this was the previous Sunday. And the Sunday before that. And the Sunday before that. Jacksonville is 9-4 ATS and 7-1 on the road. Now they fly to sunny Arizona where the only thing the Cardinals fans have to look forward to is ASU sorority girls on a scavenger hunt during pledge season. AZ is 2-7-1 out of their last 10 and 1-3-1 at home. What’s Jacksonville’s biggest weakness? Run D. And who is the biggest “threat” on AZ? Old ass Adrian Peterson who aside from one stellar week has done less than SNL writers writing something else besides a Trump joke. Acquiring Marcel Darius was the best thing for Jax as the yds per carry for opposing RBs has drastically dropped since Buffalo gave him away like a cuckholded husband gives away his wife. And remember, BLAINE GABBERT IS THE QUARTERBACK. No way that top tiered Jax pass D lets up anything in the air. Especially from a guy named Blaine.
You’ll thank me when you take the Jags -5
The battle of bad accents, bad fashion, and bad driving (Ohio) is this weekend and the winner is truly the loser because it’s Ohio. Cleveland ALMOST covered for a bunch of you but then went full Cleveland Steamer when they fumbled and Jax returns that fumble for a TD. But Cincy has been a covering machine of late: 16 points over margin over their last 6 games as well as 6-0 ATS. Cincy 5-0 ATS vs Cleveland. Browns are 1-8 ATS and 0-4-1 on the road. I know 7.5 is a tricky number but this game can easily be 20-10.
The Bengals continue to make the Browns scratching their heads and counting down until Josh Gordon returns, take Cincy -7.5
After watching Seattle’s hopes get crushed by a late FG attempt falling short on monday night, I think they’re done. Their defense looks more trampled than Tera Patrick’s pussy. A short work week, ZERO running game, and now they’re on the road in SF. The Niners are fresh off a bye and have a little pep in their step after destroying the Giants 2 weeks ago. The Seahawks beat the Niners with a late FG to win 12-9 in SEATTLE. What makes me think they’re gonna do it on the road? Nothing. “DEAD MAN WALKING!”
Take the NAWWWNERS +6.5