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Bart's Bets: Week 4

Bart Winkler
September 30, 2017 - 5:57 pm
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Last Week: 7-9

Season to Date 19-27-1

 

Chicago (+7.5) over GREEN BAY

Well, I got suckered into all the talk about how not having any tackles starting will kill the Packers and make this game closer than it should be. I ended up taking Chicago to cover even though I still felt Green Bay had a 100 percent chance to win. The Packers got the victory as we all know, and in a much more convincing fashion than I was lead to believe they would. No complaints here.

New Orleans (-3.0) over MIAMI (in London)

It's the 8:30am game in London and I am planning to get up early on a Sunday to watch this game on FOX. Most likely I'll get up in the late 3rd quarter and watch the Saints put the finishing touches on their second victory of the season.

ATLANTA (-8.0) over Buffalo

Buffalo got their upset win last week. This week it's all about the Falcons staying dominant at home and Julio Jones getting into the end zone for the first time this season.

Cincinnati (-3.0) over CLEVELAND

Cleveland let me down as a favorite last week. I think it's very easy to pick on Cleveland for being a terrible team, but my empathy to their struggles is mental and not financial. Bengals should be good here to get their first win of the season.

DALLAS (-6.5) over Los Angeles Rams

I want to take the Rams with the spread being this high but I like the Cowboys at home and they'll go into the week five showdown with our beloved Packers riding the wave of momentum.

Detroit (+2.5) over MINNESOTA

NFC North game not featuring the Packers, the worst kind of matchup in football. I hate watching these and will avoid at all costs. Give me the.... I don't know, Lions. Sure.

Carolina (+9.5) over NEW ENGLAND

Interested to see where the money is going here especially with how Houston nearly beat New England in Foxboro a week ago. I think the Pats win, but close. A redux of the week prior only against a slightly better team.

Jacksonville (-3.5) over NEW YORK JETS

Could the Jets improve to 2-2? No.

Pittsburgh (-3.0) over BALTIMORE

Chuck's rule is to take the home underdog in these three point divisional games, but I like Pittsburgh to rebound after last week's OT loss to the Bears. They just had a short trip across the Midwest to think about their failure whereas the Ravens had to come home from London after getting embarrassed by Jacksonville. I think we may be in the waning stages of the Joe Flacco era.

Tennessee (-2.5) over HOUSTON

Mariota vs. Watson could be a thrilling rivalry over the next half decade, give me Mariota in round one.

ARIZONA (-6.5) over San Francisco

I took Arizona to come to Green Bay and make it to the NFC Championship game this season. Then they lost David Johnson and they instantly became a mess. The Niners won't be a tough out but I think Arizona will do enough to cover in a victory.

Philadelphia (-2.5) over LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

I took the Chargers to win the AFC West! Oops. I want to take them here but I just can't. The Eagles are 2-1 with their lone loss to the Chiefs, they could be a real force in the NFC. They'll go cross country and pick up the win. Fun fact - this will be the second time a team from Philly will play a team from LA at the Stubhub Center this year, as the Union tied the Galaxy there on April 29th. This is a reminder that the Chargers play in a soccer stadium in LA and not in a football stadium in San Diego where they belong.

New York Giants (+3.0) over TAMPA BAY

I really like Tampa this year but this is one of those games where the Giants win when they are not supposed to.

Oakland (+3.0) over DENVER

No analysis here, I am just having visions of the Raiders in their road whites celebrating a victory in the late game on CBS. 

SEATTLE (-13.0) over Indianapolis

Washington (+7.0) over KANSAS CITY

That's a monster spread isn't it? I know KC is the darling right now and Washington is banged up, but man. Big enough for me to stay with the visitors.

Washington (+7.0) over KANSAS CITY

That's a monster spread isn't it? I know KC is the darling right now and Washington is banged up, but man. Big enough for me to stay with the visitors.

 

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