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Bart's Bets: Week 9

Bart Winkler
November 03, 2018 - 2:35 pm

Week 1: 10-5-1 
Week 2: 7-9 
Week 3: 7-9 
Week 4: 6-6-3 
Week 5: 6-8-1
Week 6: 6-7-2
Week 7: 7-7
Week 8: 7-7

Total: 56-58-6


Oakland (+2.5) over SAN FRANCISCO

Another week, another .500 (or near it) record. I thought about just flipping a coin to make my picks today but let's give it another spin. I'll have to try and guess even harder though after my undefeated Thursday Night record (7-0-1 coming into this week) has finally coming to an end. I got the Raiders before the news that Nick Mullens was to start for San Francisco which actually pushed Oakland into being the favorite. I bet against the legend of Nick Mullens and I was wrong. 


MINNESOTA (-5.5) over Detroit

I watched a good chunk of the Lions/Seahawks game last weekend so this pick is much more my disdain with what I saw from Detroit rather than any sort of confidence in Minnesota.


Kansas City (-8) over CLEVELAND

I really want to take the Browns here, but this could be one of those games that is close early and then becomes a blowout late. The Browns will have Gregg Williams on the sidelines in the Hue Jackson role, as that firing was long overdue. Typically a team gets a boost with a replacement coach but typically they don't have to face one of the best teams in the league in a debut game. I'll go with the hot hand and take the Chiefs.


BALTIMORE (-2.5) over Pittsburgh

A Ravens/Steelers game that isn't on primetime? What????? Let's go with the Ravens and give me Ty Montgomery for the game winning TD!


CAROLINA (-6.5) over Tampa Bay

Was feeling very good about picking against Tampa Bay last week when I first saw the score of the Bengals/Buccaneers game. The Bengals were favored by 4 and they were up by what felt like 30. But then FitzMagic: The Sequel happened. Tampa Bay didn't win the game, but because of the bearded wonder I lost the bet, so I am hesitant to bet against them here. But I always take the Panthers at home and I'll ride Cam in Charlotte until he retires. 


New York Jets (+3) over MIAMI

I believe I took the Dolphins on the air but Brocktober has passed us by so I'll flip and take the Jets.


Atlanta (+2) over WASHINGTON

I am refusing to believe that this Redskins team is good. I don't think the Falcons are good, but I'll take an offense lead by Julio Jones over an offense led by Adrian Petersen. 


Chicago (-10) over BUFFALO

I thought the Bears were favored too strongly last weekend when they were double digit favorites against the Jets and I'm worried they are here too. But the Bills are worse than the Jets so I'll give some undeserved confidence to Chicago. 


Houston (+1) over DENVER

Denver Double Down! Let's take the Texans to get the road win and stay hot with new target Demaryious Thomas in the fold.


Los Angeles Chargers (-1) over SEATTLE

I don't know if there is a harder game to bet on all season. And typically when that happens the game ends up being a rout. So I'll take the team with the better offense and go with the Chargers.


Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) over NEW ORLEANS

I'll take the other LA team to win on the road as well. I don't see the Rams going undefeated and this is a pretty realistic spot for them to take the loss but I think they keep it going for one more week at least.


Green Bay (+5) over NEW ENGLAND

This will be the last time I take a Mike McCarthy coached Packers team as the underdog if they lose. Don't fail me Big Guy.


Tennessee (+5.5) over DALLAS

Dallas could win but that spread is too high against a decent but underachieving Titans team.

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