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Bart's Bets: Week 9

Bart Winkler
November 04, 2017 - 2:39 pm

Last Week: 6-7
Year to Date: 45-54-3


NEW YORK JETS (+3.5) over Buffalo

I won on a Thursday Night game finally!

TENNESSEE (-3.5) over Baltimore

I will not take the Ravens in any circumstance the rest of the season. The defense came to play a couple of weeks ago against Miami, but unless they completely take over games, I don't see Baltimore winning week in and week out. The offense is dreadful, and I think it's time they get ready to move on from Joe Flacco. He's got six touchdowns on the season compared to eight interceptions, and has not thrown for more than 235 yards in a game yet this year. I'll take whoever Baltimore's opponent is from here through December.

Tampa Bay (-7.0) over NEW ORLEANS

I like the Saints to win this one, possibly by as high as six. But I'll take Tampa with the points. The Saints are no joke. I know people still like to talk ill about their defense, but they've been solid this season and only seem to be getting better.

NEW YORK GIANTS (+4.5) over Los Angeles Rams

This line has moved up in recent days, I'm tempted to put a lot more money than I should on the Giants. This feels like the most trap game of all trap games! The Giants have been one of the more hard to explain teams this decade. And in this decade, games like this one are exactly the kind of games the Giants win.

PHILADELPHIA (-7.0) over Denver

I'm very tempted to take the Broncos here, even with the mystery that is what kind of performance we'll get out of Brock Osweiler. But the Eagles have been covering these larger spreads, so I'll roll with them again.

Atlanta (-2.5) over CAROLINA

Chuck's theory is when the home team, in a divisional game, is a three point underdog or less... you take the home team (that will come into play with the Packers Monday night). I usually go against this theory because I can't help myself. In a vacuum, the Panthers should win this game. But I'm playing the long game and thinking that this has to be the week that Atlanta finally gets that offense going. 

JACKSONVILLE (-6.0) over Cincinnati

I've been taking the Bengals on various shows and podcasts I've done this week but I'm going to call an audible and go with SACKSONVILLE. I'm so pumped to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars play a playoff football game this season, as their path towards the postseason seems more clear every week.

HOUSTON (-7.0) over Indianapolis

This game was as high as 14 before the Deshaun Watson injury, an injury that has shifted the line a full seven points. I still like Houston here, because that's how bad I think the Colts are right now.

Arizona (-2.5) over SAN FRANCISCO

Here's another divisional matchup where the road team is favored by three points or less, but unless the 49ers actually traded for Tom Brady instead of Jimmy Garoppolo, I have to go with Arizona. Actually even if they traded for Brady, the Niners weapons offensively are so limited, I still might go Cardinals.

SEATTLE (-7.5) over Washington

Seattle is hitting their stride, Washington is on the decline. Just going with the trends here.

DALLAS (-2.5) over Kansas City

Zeke will play, but I would have gone Dallas even without him. I really like what Alex Smith and the Chiefs are doing but the Cowboys are another team on a roll right now and I don't want to bet against that.

Oakland (-3.0) over MIAMI

Miami is 4-3??? How??? Maybe they find some magic at home on Sunday Night Football, which has to be quite rare for them to find themselves in that position, but I like Oakland.

GREEN BAY (+2.0) over Detroit

Here's that road team divisional favorite theory again. I'm going Packers. After the bye and even with Hundley, I'm taking the home town team. I'll explain more and get Chuck's prediction on Chuck & Winkler on Monday Morning! Hope you'll join us!

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