Are you looking for a vote of confidence when picking spreads, money lines and the under/ over in the NFL? Let me be that football wizard who has seen the prophecies of victory and has the ability to put your precarious souls at ease. Almost 20 years of sports wagering experience is proudly listed on the resume, as well as playing in my 21st season of fantasy football(definitely a self-proclaimed pioneer). But enough about this guy. In this weekly column, I'll offer up anything from sportsbook's outcomes, moods and reflections, as well as offer words of advice and knowledge on betting strategies. Additionally, for every game, I'll have my picks for the spread, moneyline and under/ over ready to go. And if you're good(or I just happen to be feeling generous), I'll offer up one of my tantalizing, high-odds 'Nicks Picks', a ticket too good to be true. Anyway, 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.
'CITY OF BROTHERLY B.S.' - Philly. Yes you, Eagles. I knew they weren't the true #1 squad in the NFC, so why did I think they would be this past week? Pull off just a 1 point victory and I win large. Kinda funny that they faced Seattle, which happened to be the team in week 9 that kept me from winning big mutuals. Well, that's what happens when you bet against your own advice. Even though I didn't bet 'for' the Seahawks, I wagered 'against' them, in which action is action and I should of known better than to touch that game. But Philly... really?
NOTE: I HAVE ALTERED THE POINT VALUES ON VARIOUS SPREADS TO INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING CERTAIN GAMES. OBVIOUSLY, THE PAYOUT WILL BE LESS THAN CHOOSING THE POINTS A SPORTSBOOK PROVIDES. THOSE CHANGED BY ME WILL BE LISTED IN BRACKETS.
NICK'S PICK OF THE WEEK: 2 GAME PARLAY | GB -2.5 | CIN -6.5
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ ATLANTA FALCONS - NOS (+3.5) | NOS +118 | OVER 51.5
DETROIT LIONS @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS - TB (+2.5) | TB +129 | UNDER 45
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @ BUFFALO BILLS - BUF (-2.5) | BUF -161 | UNDER 39.5
DALLAS COWBOYS @ NEW YORK GIANTS - DALLAS (-2.5) | DALLAS -198 | OVER 41
GREEN BAY PACKERS @ CLEVELAND BROWNS - GB (-2.5) | GB -167 | OVER 40
MINNESOTA VIKINGS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS - MIN -2.5 | MIN -144 | OVER 40.5
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers @ HOUSTON TEXANS - HOU (-2.5) | HOU -144 | UNDER 44
OAKLAND RAIDERS @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - KCC -4 | KCC -207 | UNDER 48.5
CHICAGO BEARS @ CINCINNATI BENGALS - CIN -6.5 | CIN -257 | OVER 38.5
TENNESSEE TITANS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS - ARI (+3.5) | TEN -151 | UNDER 44
NEW YORK JETS @ DENVER BRONCOS - NYJ -1 | NYJ -115 | UNDER 41.5
WASHINGTON REDSKINS @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS - LAC (-5.5) | LAC -237 | OVER 46.5
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ LOS ANGELES RAMS - LAR -2.5 | LAR -126 | UNDER 48
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - JAX -2.5 | JAX -134 | OVER 40
BALTIMORE RAVENS @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS - PIT (-4) | PIT -207 | UNDER 44
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS - NEP -11 | NEP -515 | OVER 47
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:
TOTAL O/U 10-6
TOTAL O/U 93-89