With several profitable weeks behind us, we step out for Week nine in the NFL.
The Kansas City Chiefs (away to Cleveland Browns, Sunday 6pm) remain perfect against the spread – they’ve paid off every single week.
The Cleveland Browns have this week fired their coach and general manager, which is what happens when you win four times in 40. They really need a redo on the season.
A better-than-average defence will slow KC from their normal 40 points a game, but the Browns will not be able to keep up and will chalk up yet another loss.
Speaking of bold picks, I’m going with the LA Rams (away to the New Orleans Saints, Sunday 9:25pm) to get their first loss of the season at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. Quarterback Drew Brees is just on another level when playing at home and the 1.5 points is very manageable.
As good as they’ve been, the Rams readily allow passing yards, as Green Bay demonstrated last week.
I’ll also take the New England Patriots at home over Green Bay 1:20am, late Sunday night/early Monday morning) this week by a touchdown.
The Packers have had to cross the country, coast to coast, for another road game and that is usually a recipe for disaster in the NFL.
Tennessee Titans @ the Dallas Cowboys
This match-up takes place in the early hours (1:15am) of Tuesday morning. Both of these teams come here off a rest and are trying to right the ship in a season that is looking to get away from them.
The game will be a low-scoring, defensive slugfest and Dallas is a little better-suited to such a contest. Running Back Ezekiel Elliott will see more than his usual share of carries and Dallas will control the game-flow and the clock.
I see Dallas winning the game straight up but falling just short of covering the spread of six points.
The betting public love the overs this year and, really, what’s not to love? Scoring totals are at a record high, and so are passing yards and touchdowns.
Two of the games I’ve picked this week for wins against the spread are also my double-down overs special.
The New Orleans-LA Rams match and the Green Bay-New England match feature four of the top-five passing attacks in the league.
Look for the air to be full of footballs, with speedy young men waiting to gather them in for touchdown after touchdown.