Hey guys, as promised I am back this week to make my picks and help you make some nice weekend spending money. If you haven't been following me, I make three picks against the spread each week that I like (no over/unders or props). I have picked since week 3 and have a 6-3 record after going 2-1 each week with a 234% profit so far. If you haven't jumped on the bandwaggon yet then get on, check for my picks each Friday or Saturday (I'll also tweet it @Evan_Petty) and win some wagers!
All odds and lines are courtesy of sportsbook.com.
New Orleans (-4.5) over Tampa Bay @1.95
New Orleans has underachieved this season while Tampa has done quite the opposite. Despite being on the road against a division foe and coming off of a terrible loss to Arizona, I like New Orleans to cover 4.5 on Sunday. Expect the Saints defense to play very well and Brees to pick up his play as New Orleans really has to have this game.
Giving just 4.5 isn't terrible, as the lines were probably affected quite a bit after last week's results (the Saints getting upset and the Bucs upsetting Cincinnati). I expect a double-digit victory from New Orleans in this one.
Atlanta (+2.5) over Philadelphia @1.91
Again, taking the road team. This time they are getting the points.
The point is, Atlanta is the better team and they are playing well as of late. They have one of the best offenses in the NFL and the Eagles' defense has looked suspect at times this year. I expect Atlanta to win this game straight up, but getting 2.5 doesn't hurt either.
Dallas (+1.5) over Minnesota @1.95
Obviously this line could move drastically if Favre doesn't play so I recommend you go and bet this as soon as possible because Dallas should be able to win this game regardless.
Both teams are a surprising 1-3 coming in and the loser of the game is in serious trouble. For that reason, I expect the better team to rise up and win this game even if they are on the road. Dallas to win straight up but 1.5 is a nice insurance.
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