We are now in Week Two, and it is time to bully the sportsbooks out of their money. Last week we went 2-1 after the New Orleans Saints won but failed to cover. We have three more bets for this Sunday, and I’m feeling 3-0.
New York Jets +6.5
The New York Jets enter this game against the Cleveland Browns as a 6.5 point underdog, which is an extremely low line for them. Let’s look at the Jets first, who are coming off a 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets will be hungry from only finding the end zone just once during that entire game. This is going to be one of those games where we all think Joe Flacco is the answer in New York until he underperforms the next week. On the Browns side, they came off a two point win to the Carolina Panthers. This was a game that they should have won by much more with the way the game was playing out. Outside of their run game, they underperformed and played down to their competition. With the look ahead to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, I think the Browns also underperform against the Jets.
I always stress that trends are a bettor’s best friend. Some trends that put me on this game are that the Browns haven’t been covering as a home team, at least last season. They’ve only covered the spread one game in their last five home games. The Browns are also winless in their last five as a favorite and home favorite. The Jets have fared well against Browns, with a 6-2 Against The Spread record in their last eight meetings. The Jets are going to smash this spread and might even win outright if you want to sprinkle on the moneyline.
Denver Broncos -10
The Denver Broncos are going to put on a show in their game against the Houston Texans this week. This game will not have a close score by the end of it. The Texans are coming off a solid performance against the Indianapolis Colts, where they found a way to tie in Week One. I find it hard to believe that they can pull off anything close to what they did last week in Week Two. Davis Mills was not a good quarterback on the road for the Texans last season, and I do not see them getting anything going on Sunday. On the Broncos side, they could not get any rhythm going on offense or defense in the first half, but they found their stride in the second half. They were able to keep the Seahawks scoreless, and their play is foreshadowing what’s to come with them. The Broncos are hungry, and their struggles will not continue.
Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers Under 41.5 Points
I was between two bets on this game to pick for my best bets list, and it was the Chicago Bears covering the 10 point spread against the Green Bay Packers and the Under in this game. The reason I like the spread cover is because I like the Under, so I thought I would put this one on this list. In Week One, the Bears used an extremely stout defense against the San Francisco 49ers to only end up giving 10 points. The Bears only scored 19 in that game on a field flooded with water. In Week One, like the Bears, the Packers also were only able to find the end zone once as they scored seven points in a dominating game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings, however, do not have a very dominating defense, so it seems to me there are real troubles in Green Bay. The Bears’ front seven should have no trouble getting to Aaron Rodgers because he doesn’t have his safety blanket in Davante Adams. In fact, Marquez Valdez-Scantling is gone too. This Sunday Night Football game is not going to be an exciting one. I’m predicting a lot of back-and-forth three-and-outs and a low scoring game. I’m taking the under 41.5 in this matchup.