It’s the final Football Friday show for 2020 and Joe Osborne, Andrew Avery and Iain MacMillan are ready to cap their favorite bets for the weekend.
Also, Joe Murray from the OVERUNDER985 Podcast joins the show to talk all things Capper Cup-related. Your questions are always welcome so drop them in the chat!
For his weekly NFL teaser, Joe is pairing the Buffalo Bills with an NFC road underdog. The Bills are fresh off a big home win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and travel to Mile High to face the Denver Broncos. Getting the Bills down to a pick is something that’s very appealing to Joe, especially when you factor in how well Josh Allen is playing. I don’t know if there is another player in the NFL who has done more to raise his stock and silence his critics than Allen has this season.
Jalen Hurts had an impressive showing last week in his NFL debut and now the Philadelphia Eagles head west to face Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. Murray looked to be healthier last week than in the previous two weeks, which bodes well for ’Zona. The Eagles were very effective on the ground against the Saints, piling up 246 yards on 36 attempts. Joe is betting on the total in this game.
Over in college football, it’s the MAC championship and you know your boy Ninja has a bet for that game. The Buffalo Bulls square off with the Ball State Cardinals and the birds will certainly have their hands full with running back Jaret Patterson. The junior back has tallied 1,025 yards on just 123 carries this season. That’s good for 8.3 yards per carry. Oh yeah, he also has 18 touchdowns. Ninja is looking at the spread in this title game.
The Big 12 title game pits No. 8 Iowa State against No. 12 Oklahoma from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ninja is looking at the spread in this one as well. Oklahoma redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler is the next quarterback in line for Oklahoma to lead them to a title game following in the footsteps of Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield. Rattler has put up 28 total touchdowns this season with 24 through the air. Iowa State finished atop the Big 12 with an overall record of 8-2. This is its first appearance in this title game.
Iain is betting on the AFC South matchup that sees the Houston Texans on the road to face the Indianapolis Colts. Deshaun Watson has been everything for the Texans, putting up good numbers with limited resources. Keke Coutee has stepped up in the absence of Will Fuller V and had a big game against the Colts in Week 13, hauling in eight catches for 141 yards. The Colts need a win to stay in the driver’s seat for a wild-card spot in the AFC and should lean on their running game, which put up over 200 yards last week. Will Iain take the big-money underdog? We shall see.
Next up for Iain, he’s back to betting Falcons games. This might be his way to deal with just how bad Atlanta is. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roll into Atlanta after getting back on the winning track last week by beating Minnesota 26-14. Iain sees this as a good spot for the Bucs to get their offense rolling as they prepare for the playoffs.
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