Tampa Bay Buccaneers to beat New York Jets – 5/4
The Jets are flying high – pun intended – coming off an extended rest and playing a backup QB, which seems like a ripe scenario to oppose them at this price. In my opinion, Winston would be at the bottom end of scale for QB’s who influence the handicap.
Fitzmagic is more than capable of handling the reins of an offence with or without Mike Evans.
There have been a couple of big inclusions for the Bucs this week from the injury report, and a trio of offensive linemen should play (Smith, Dotson & Sweezy). Grimes is back at cornerback, and he can slow down Robby Anderson, while McCoy at DT will do wonders for their run defence.
Cincinnati Bengals to beat Tennessee Titans – 9/5
The Bengals have had a pretty brutal schedule to date facing some top-end defences. Their offence has struggled once the first scripted drive is over – leaving their defence to try to keep them in games.
Coming off one of the worst matchups in the NFL now against a stout Jags unit, Dalton and company should be able to take advantage of a softer Titans secondary.
Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons: Over 48.5 Total Match Points – 20/21
This market initially opened at 53 and has been bet right down midweek. On our ratings, it has gone a few points too low so for a change we have an Over bet to cheer home.
The Falcons offence has struggled for three straight road games and ultimately let us down last week. Playing indoors and in Georgia has done wonders for Atlanta over the last few years and it’s been almost a month since their last game in familiar surroundings.
Simply put, once Julio Jones can stay healthy for this game – he won’t be stopped.
With all the pressure on Sarkisian to light up the scoreboard, the ball should be going his way every second play. Furthermore, the Falcons have real issues defending mobile QB’s and Dak is one of the best in the league right now outside the pocket. We’re expecting a shootout.