Shhh. I’m hiding from the man. You know, hiding from the man-book I owe money too since I was TERRIBLE last week on my picks. I picked like a policeman’s favorite pastime. Ate a doughnut last week and went 0-2. I’m actually in Vegas for a couple weeks, had to leave town. Hope the boys don’t have any contacts out here to find me.
And, since I’m in Vegas, I might as well try to win back what I owe and get back to even. Isn’t that the sign of a compulsive gambler? Well what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and I’m hoping the money I win comes back home with me.
Denver +3 @ Pittsburgh: Desperation. This is solely a play on the desperate nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers. A Loss here, and they have no shot at returning to the playoffs. Denver’s QB is known for making mistakes, and the Steelers defense leads the Black and Gold to a solid win here. Ben Bounces Back will be the headline of the Post Gazette on Monday. Lay the points. Pittsburgh -3 *****
Houston +13 @ New York Giants: Normally, I don’t like to back double-digit favorites, but here the scenario is perfect. The Giants are starting to get some national publicity as a playoff caliber team, and Brandon Jacobs loves to run through the opposing defenses. Houston is wondering if David or Sage is the team QB. Houston can’t even decide on a running back. Look for the Giants to take a strong lead, and hold on to it. Giants -13 ***
Miami +13.5 @ Chicago: Miami, flying north to the cold Chicago. Chicago’s tough defense. Too much momentum on Chicago’s side. Look for Chicago’s defense to confuse the Miami offense all day long. Chicago -13.5 ***
OK – One 5 star game, and two 3 star huge favorites. Time to switch gears to being a sportsbetting winner, otherwise I might not be able to go back to the Big Apple. Off to the Poker tables…
Pittsburgh -3 ****
Giants -13 ***
Chicago -13.5 ***