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Sean Green hosts the Sports Gambling Podcast and is our expert on losing money.
The final Presidential Debate occurred during Monday Night Football this week and while Barack Obama claims to be a Bears fan, I didn't seem him check his cell phone the entire game! Probably for the best as the Bears won, but Detroit covered the 6.5 point spread--surely putting a dent in potential political contributions from Chicago area supporters.
Minnesota -6.5 vs Tampa Bay
Thursday Night dogs have been covering at a phenomenal rate this year, but I believe Tampa Bay is set to Buc this trend. Tampa's offense is as bland and predictable as a Minnesota casserole, allowing defenses to hold them to a 29% conversion rate on third down. Key difference will be Adrian Peterson who has rehabbed his ACL in a phenomenally short amount of time without the help of German blood spinning doctors or Lance Armstrong.
Philadelphia -1 vs Atlanta
Philadelphia native Ben Franklin said there are two sure things in life, "Death and Taxes," but if he was alive today he would be sure to add Andy Reid coming off a bye week. Reid is 13-0 the week after a bye, and although this team is as sloppy as a Gino's cheesesteak I think the Eagles match up well with Atlanta. Whether it's Rocky's defeat of Ivan Drago or a pet store employee recently selling Michael Vick a dog, the city of Brotherly Love is known for defying the odds and taking down an undefeated Falcons team will surely turn some heads.
Washington +5 vs Pittsburgh
The Redskins are 3-1 ATS as an underdog with their sole gambling loss coming with RGIII knocked out of the game against Atlanta. The Steelers aren't the same team without Polamalu whose inconsistent health is more damaging than the dandruff he warns about in his Head & Shoulder commercials. Screw shampoo and conditioner in one, the ultimate two in one combination is RGIII's running and passing ability.
Prosperous Prop Bets
Indianapolis and Tennessee Over 47
The Colts defense on the road is atrocious and the Titans' Matt Hasselbeck looks like a spring chicken who's overcome multiple back procedures to rejuvenate the Titans offense.
Edmonton Eskimos To Win Grey Cup 12:1
I'm rooting for them to win simply to see the celebrations on the Eskimo kiss cam.
Odds on Breed of Michael Vick's Dog
Michael Vick recently revealed that he does own a family dog. He refuses to comment on the dog's breed, but that won't stop me from setting odds on it.
Assuming he's a big "Men In Black" fan, and honestly who isn't?
German Shepherd 2:1
Been known to keep things real.
Realized the un-used potential of Lassie.