The 3GuysTalkStuff crew has finally made it over .500! Can’t deny the the knowledge folks!
Here are the week 7 spreads…
|Date & Time||Favorite||Spread||Underdog|
|10/22 8:25 ET||Seattle||-6.5||At San Francisco|
|10/25 9:30 AM||Buffalo||-5.5||Jacksonville
|10/25 1:00 ET||At St. Louis||-5.5||Cleveland|
|10/25 1:00 ET||Pittsburgh||-2||At Kansas City|
|10/25 1:00 ET||At Miami||-4.5||Houston|
|10/25 1:00 ET||At New England||-9||NY Jets|
|10/25 1:00 ET||Minnesota||-2.5||At Detroit|
|10/25 1:00 ET||Atlanta||-4.5||At Tennessee|
|10/25 1:00 ET||At Washington||-3.5||Tampa Bay|
|10/25 1:00 ET||At Indianapolis||-4.5||New Orleans|
|10/25 4:05 ET||At San Diego||-4||Oakland|
|10/25 4:25 ET||At NY Giants||-3.5||Dallas|
|10/25 8:30 ET||At Carolina||-3||Philadelphia|
Monday Night Football Point Spread
|10/26 8:30 ET||At Arizona||-7.5||Baltimore|
Jacksonville (+5.5) vs. Buffalo: Both teams are doing a bit of soul searching. Bills have the talent but they can’t seem to put it together consistently week after week, and the Jags are doing more and more every week to soar above casual fans expectations. I take the spread over the actual win but ultimately I like the Jags making it a close game.
Browns (+5.5) at St. Louis: The Rams are coming off a bye (which makes me think that they are going to be strong and rested), but the Browns are hot! I like the mix and match play the Browns are bringing to the table. And common they did keep it real close against the Broncos.
Minnesota (-2.5) at Detroit: Stafford has found his old ways but there’s a better defense in front of him this time. The Vikings have a great offense with a solid D that’s going to get them at least a field goal of a win.
NY Jets (+9) at New England: *UPSET ALERT* All hail Brady… Well not so fast. They are very good, but let’s not take the new found dominance with the J.E.T.S, Jets, Jets, Jets system. I see it going NE way, but I believe in the Green Team for keeping it close enough.
Carolina (-3) vs. Philadelphia: Cam Newton has grown into a QB with control over his offense, and not to mention that the team is getting healthier gives me enough to give it to the Panthers. I see the Panthers enforcing their Defense to Philly forcing the ball time to stay on Panthers side.
NY Jets (+9) at New England: The Jets are road underdogs and as past precedent has demonstrated, Tom Brady and the Patriots have been the big bullies towards the Jets. However Todd Bowles has transformed this team into a 2 dimensional threat with an elite defense and a smart QB doing more than just managing this offense. The Patriots may pull away late but expect this to be closer than the blowout Vegas predicts.
San Diego (-4) vs Oakland: Philip Rivers played lights out last week up in Green Bay, almost rallying the Chargers enough to pull off the upset by completing 43 passes for 503 yards and 2 TD’s. Playing at home this week, the Chargers will look to keep up the high tempo offensive momentum against a Raiders defense that ranks 2nd against the run and 18th against the pass. Keep an eye on the status of Chargers WR Keenan Allen, who is nursing a hip injury. He is Rivers favorite target so far, amassing 53 receptions for 601 yards in just 6 games.
Arizona (-7.5) vs Baltimore: For the 2nd week in a row, Baltimore will head west, this time taking on the Cardinals in Glendale. The 1-5 Ravens look to extend their 4 game wining streak against the Cardinals, however this isn’t the Cardinals of the past, as Bruce Arians has this team dialed in and focussed each week. Despite the loss in Pittsburgh last week, the Cardinals are primed to continue to use both a potent defense and strong offense to win by more than 7 points.
NY Giants (-3.5) vs Dallas: The Giants are coming off a turnover and penalty filled losing performance against the Eagles on Monday night. It doesn’t help that history is against them heading into this game, as they have not defeated the Cowboys since 2013; however Matt Cassell will be making his first start since being replaced by Teddy Bridgewater in 2014 and Dez Bryant, who reportedly was looking to play this week, looks to be doubtful at the moment. The Giants will bounce back this week and get their 4th win of the season.
New Orleans (+4.5) vs Indianapolis: The last time these 2 teams faced each other in 2011, the Saints walloped the Colts 62-7. This game may be a high scoring game, as both teams rank in the bottom 5 in defense, but will be a closer affair. Expect the Colts to lead for most of the game and possibly eek out the win, but Drew Brees and the Saints will keep throwing the ball and keep Indy on their heels, ultimately holding this game close with the Saints having a punchers chance to get their first win on the road this season.
Lions (+2.5) vs Vikings: A battle of the basement of the NFC North. The Lions pulled out a last second win last week and look to continue the momentum at home vs the lowly Vikings. Matt Stafford may have found his rhythm with 4 TD passes last week, and Megatron coming out of hibernation. Vikings should never be a road favorite against a division opponent, AP can’t play all the positions.
Falcons (-4.5) at Titans: The high flying Falcons are looking to bounce back after their 1st loss of the season in New Orleans. That was just a hiccup and they should have no trouble against a Titan team most likely without Marcus Mariota. Even if he does play, I don’t think they have the defense or the weapons to hang with Matty Ice and company.
Chargers (-4) vs Raiders: Who needs a run game when you have Philip Rivers at QB!! Tough loss last week at Lambeau Field against the undefeated Packers, but these Chargers gave them all they could handle and couldn’t convert from the redzone as the clock expired. Keenan Allen is a little banged up, but with Antonio Gates back on the field and little Danny Woodhead running circles around big defenders, the Chargers show they are for real and try to close the gap with Denver.
Panthers (-3) vs Eagles: The Eagles have a QB problem, Sam Bradford just isn’t very good. They were handed a W last week vs the sloppy Giants. Carolina isn’t very flashy, but get the job done each week. Cam Newton has the wheels to escape the Eagles pass rush.
Jaguars (+5.5) vs Bills (London): Another game from across the pond. The Jags are playing decently and putting up some points. The Bills have not lived up to expectations so far. I expect a sloppy, low scoring game. Bills should pull it out, but only by a FG.