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Sean Green hosts the Sports Gambling Podcast and is our expert on losing money.
Last week was a complete disaster from a picks perspective and for my team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The only thing that might salvage the season is my discovery of a brand new sports bar strip club down the street that features 50-cent wings, cold draft beer and bare naked babes with breasts bigger than Andy Reid’s.
Tennessee Titans +3.5 vs. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears have been getting by on defensive scoring that has to slow down at some point. Matty ‘Ice Pack’ Hasselbeck has looked sharp in his past three games with a QB rating of 93.1 and only one interception, the Titans' only loss coming in overtime. The Bears are like Jay Cutler’s wife Kristin Cavallari: an amazing exterior (6-1 record) that makes you look past the darkness lurking inside (26th in the league in offensive yardage!).
Minnesota Vikings +5 at Seattle Seahawks
One of the strongest trends in NFL gambling is to bet on a team that underperforms the spread by more than 21 points and becomes an underdog the following week. Enter the Minnesota Vikings who are getting five after the Buccaneers worked them at home. Pete Carroll claims the Seahawks could be 8-0? Yes, and Reggie Bush could have purchased his parent’s San Diego estate with wages from his part time on-campus job.
Atlanta Falcons -4 vs. Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys are playing the Falcons, but it feels as if the vultures have begun circling in Texas as this Cowboys season seems like it’s been left for dead. This Falcons team is 7-0 and even more impressive 5-2 ATS this year because the betting public still isn’t giving them the credit they deserve. Between Andy Reid and Jason Garrett, it’s been a bad week for NFC East gingers. Garrett has failed to sync up this Cowboys offense and Sunday Night in Atlanta isn’t a great place to start.
Prosperous Prop Bets: Hurricane Sandy edition
A day of preparation makes a huge deal in the NFL. Bet the under on team points for squads that missed practice time because of the hurricane; like the Giants, Eagles, Redskins and Baltimore. Then do the classy thing and spread the wealth to the Red Cross.