Are you looking for a vote of confidence when picking spreads, money lines and over/ unders? Let me be that football wizard who has seen the prophecies of victory and has the ability to put your wagering souls at ease. In this weekly column, I'll reveal my visions and picks for every NFL game, as well as pen the occasional article with words of advice and knowledge on sportsbook strategies. But hey, if for some reason any of Nick's Picks let you down, I'm cool with you telling your bookie it was all my fault. Yeah... right.
'WEEK 2 LUCKY CHARMS PROVIDE DIVIDENDS' - Last week I mentioned that the match-ups were going to be tough and to temper expectations. However, I still told you to peel off a couple bills from your bankroll and jump in the wagering fray. Even though the games were tough to pick, most of the outcomes blossomed into winners as they should have. It still makes you wish you had a time machine to flash back and place some more big money tickets, considering there are only a few chances you get every season to pick 12 out of 16 winners as I did this week. I'm a fan of placing several of my weekly wagers on 4-8 game parlays every week, based solely on winners(BTW, this is a favorable routine to make some positive weekly $ with a low dollar risk). Even though mos.t of the wagers I made hit, I would of invested a lot more in terms of number of tickets played and dollar amounts ventured. But still a favorable week nonetheless in the world of sports wagering. Thursday night's game review is listed below so you can get my predictions before the game starts. The rest of the match-ups will be posted later tonight/ early tomorrow. Heyyy, relax. You'll get all that much needed advice soon enough my gambling cronies... I'm busy counting all that cash from last week!
LOS ANGELES RAMS 26 @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ers 20 - This is a game you most likely stay away from in the betting world, unless your wallet likes pain, or cruel and unusual punishment. I really like the Rams' defense and what I've seen from Todd Gurley, but I don't like the inconsistency in the passing game, even though Jared Goff has a decent amount of passing yards on the season and is returning home. I also feel that San Fran can shut down Sammy Watkins and concentrate on new favorite target, Cooper Kupp. However, the 49ers don't have a lot going on except Carlos Hyde, who always seems to start the year off great... until injury. Their defense is on the rise but not there yet. Take the Rams and the -3 along with the 40 over.
BALTIMORE RAVENS @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - BAL -3 1/2 | BAL -200 | OVER 39
NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - PHI -6 | PHI -265 | UNDER 42 1/2
HOUSTON TEXANS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - NE -14 | NE -1200 | UNDER 44
PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ CHICAGO BEARS - PIT -7 1/2 | PIT -370 | UNDER 44
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS - NO +6 | CAR -235 | OVER 46
ATLANTA FALCONS @ DETROIT LIONS - ATL -3 | ATL -155 | OVER 51
CLEVELAND BROWNS @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - CLE -1 | CLE -125 | OVER 42
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS - GAME LINES NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO INJURIES.
MIAMI DOLPHINS @ NEW YORK JETS - MIA -6 1/2 | MIA -270 | UNDER 43
DENVER BRONCOS @ BUFFALO BILLS - DEN -3 1/2 | DEN -170 | OVER 39
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ TENNESSEE TITANS - TEN -3 | TEN -135 | UNDER 42
CINCINNATI BENGALS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS - GB -9 | GB -450 | UNDER 46
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS - LAC +3 1/2 | LAC +155 | OVER 47 1/2
OAKLAND RAIDERS @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS - OAK -3 1/2 | OAK -170 | UNDER 55
DALLAS COWBOYS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS - DAL -3 1/2 | DAL -165 | OVER 46 1/2
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:
TOTAL U/O 6-10
TOTAL U/O 12-19