It’s Football Friday and the guys couldn’t be more excited to lay down some bets across the NFL and college football this weekend.
Joe Osborne, Andrew Avery and Iain MacMillan have seven bets lined up with the best stats and data to back them up.
Joe gets things going with his first bet as the Cincinnati Bengals host the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are fresh off their first loss of the season last week to the Steelers and will look to bounce back against a Bengals team that suffered a heartbreaking last-minute loss to the Browns. Joe Burrow has given the Bengals franchise hope that they got it right at quarterback, but his protection has been leaky this season. Considering the Titans play a smash-mouth style of football, this could get ugly for the home squad.
It’s too easy to make fun of the New York Jets but it’s also easy to find a bet against them. With the spread on the game being around 19.5 points, Joe is looking at another angle to lay some money down here.
For his weekly 6-point teaser, Joe is pairing up the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. The Pack took care of the Vikings in Week 1 by a score of 43-34. Aaron Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns in that game and there isn’t anything to suggest that Minnesota has gotten any better since then. The Steelers will be in Baltimore to face the Ravens in a classic AFC North rivalry. Being able to get the Steelers up to +9.5 is great value in what should be a tight contest.
Ninja’s NFL bet for the show is in the Motor City as the Detroit Lions host the Indianapolis Colts. The Lions of course are coming off a tremendous comeback victory over the Falcons, and will look to carry that momentum over as a home underdog. The Colts are a bit of a quirky team as they’ve gone 3-0 at home and 1-2 on the road. We will see if coming off a bye changes that.
Ninja has his eyes on some college football action in the SEC. The eighth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies host the Arkansas Razorbacks, who are fresh off a 33-21 win over Ole Miss. Kellen Mond has been doing his thing as the signal-caller for the Aggies, but Feleipe Franks, the transfer from Florida, has quietly put together a nice start to his season. The Razorbacks have gotten a big push from their defense and will look to that side of the ball to keep things close this weekend.
It’s the much-anticipated debut of Tua Tagovailoa this Sunday as the Miami Dolphins host the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams come into this game sporting one of the best defenses in the NFL, led by all-world defensive lineman Aaron Donald. Jared Goff has done enough to keep the Rams offense on track while relying on a healthy rushing attack. The Rams have the fourth-most yards gained on the ground and that running game could be in for a big day as the Dolphins rank 30th in yards per carry allowed.
Iain’s next bet is on the ultimate role reversal. The Buffalo Bills lead the AFC East and they host the struggling New England Patriots. Yes, the Patriots have lost three games in a row for the first time since the wheel was created, and it doesn’t get any easier as wide receiver Julian Edelman is out after having a surgical procedure on his knee.
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