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Bart's Bets: Week 7

Bart Winkler
October 21, 2017 - 1:46 pm
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Last Week: 6-8

Season to Date: 30-43-1.... ugh

 

Kansas City (-3.0) over OAKLAND

I think I get the Thursday Night pick wrong every single time.

New Orleans (-4.0) over GREEN BAY 

You know I hate to do this, but I'm really trying to put myself in the shoes of someone who is not a lifelong Packers fan as well as an owner for that matter. Being partial, I think you have to go Saints. Although I agree Hundley will exceed the low expectations set on him and then some, ultimately I think the Saints are a much better team than we want to give them credit for. I like the Saints here, my official prediction was 30-20 in favor of New Orleans.

Tampa Bay (+3.0) over BUFFALO

This already feels like a mistake. Winston will play so that helps the confidence. I like the Bills but wonder about their consistency. 

Carolina (-3.0) over CHICAGO

This week sets up for a lot of road teams to get victories, but I'm really curious about why this line is so low. Three points? Does Vegas know something we don't again? Last week I thought the Green Bay / Minnesota line was low at three and then Rodgers got hurt on the Packers second drive. I guess the Bears deserve some praise after a road win last weekend, but unless Cam gets hurt early in this one, I think you have to like Carolina.

CLEVELAND (+6.0) over Tennessee 

This already feels like a mistake too. I'm going to give the Browns the benefit of the doubt and say they lose by no more than five. Good luck guys.

Jacksonville (-3.0) over INDIANAPOLIS

So I've been on high on Jacksonville for years and they always disappoint me. But this year feels a little different with the strong defense and the emergence of Leonard Fournette. But if the Jags are going to take the next step, a game like this is one they have to win in what's become a very tight AFC South.

MIAMI (-3.0) over New York Jets

It's possible that after seven weeks of the NFL in 2017, both the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets have four wins each. Wild. 

MINNESOTA (-5.5) over Baltimore

I just can't take Baltimore or Joe Flacco. I think they are both bad, respectively. But again if Baltimore wins, that is four wins for them too this season. The NFL is weird.

Arizona (+3.0) over LOS ANGELES RAMS

I thought AP was done but what a performance he had last week. I kind of like this old guy team the Cardinals have assembled on offense. I'll ride that.

Dallas (-6.5) over SAN FRANCISCO

I think a lot of money will go on the 49ers this week now that most people are aware that they have lost five straight weeks by three points or less. But Dallas will have Zeke and a bye week behind them, so I think them big in this one.

Seattle (-4.0) over NEW YORK GIANTS

I wonder what this spread would be if the Giants had lost last week as I think that win at Denver really swung this line. But I feel like this is another one where you have to take the favorite, so I will.

PITTSBURGH (-5.5) over Cincinnati

The Bengals need this win in the worst way, and the Steelers have been underwhelming, but I like Pittsburgh to do just enough to cover.

Denver (no line) over LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

I wrote San Diego again before I caught it proofreading. I hate that team. Move back already.

NEW ENGLAND (-3.0) over Atlanta

I have no idea how this one will go, so I'll give the Pats the benefit as the home team. What a great matchup though for Sunday night. Both teams have played below expectations and now they are matched up in a Super Bowl do over. I'm about as excited to watch this game as I am the Packers game honestly. 

PHILADELPHIA (-5.0) over Washington

Gonna ride the Wentz Wagon.

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