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The problem with the difficult match-up for Atlanta is that it is not a reason to bet on the Panthers. We just watched the Carolina offense produce a measly 3 points in last week's 25-3 loss to the New York Giants, who were just 1-5 SU going into that contest. Personally, I have absolutely no faith in the Panthers' offense with Darnold behind center, especially with McCaffrey still on the shelf. As a result of those two premises, I believe we have ourselves a defensive battle that has serious value pivoting against the 47 point total. The Panthers have hit the "under" in eight of the last ten games, and I think that will be the play again this week!
Both these teams can run the ball, but Tennessee is out-rushing opponents by 52 yards per game, Indianapolis by 17 YPG. Also, Colts RB Taylor is a little banged up. Also, the Titans just seem to have Indy's number recently. Finally, we never mind betting against the public flow. So we're taking Tennessee here, plus the points.
Both these teams are a bit banged-up so bettors might want to check late injury reports before getting down on this game. QB Murray gets a lot of ink for Arizona, but the Cardinals also rank fourth in the league in defense, and they're out-rushing opponents by 21 yards per game. Mean-while, Green Bay is getting out-rushed by 19 YPG. And in the NFL, teams that win the ground battles cover the spread about 65 percent of the time. So while we don't like going along with the betting flow, we're giving the points here with Arizona.
Granted, this Seattle team without Wilson might not be able to maintain as well in this spot as they did against the Steelers last week. Still, they're at home, facing a highly imperfect Saints offense in a game where the points might not be coming fast and heavy. Perhaps Smith can take advantage of an exploitable Saints' pass-defense, with the Seahawks "D" able to contain Winston's aerial attack, which might be without its leading receiver. It's not a feeling that evokes the most comfort, but I'll take the Seahawks and the points this week.
Not to rule out the very real possibility that the time off helped the 49ers in some way, I just see a more intact Colts team that picked up some momentum the last few weeks being in a good spot getting points in this matchup. The Colts can run the ball, take to the air, and face a decent defensive spot against a San Fran offense that is down to just a few viable weapons. With Indy getting points while being healthier, in better form, and with more offensive variety at their disposal, they would appear to rate a solid choice this weekend. I’ll take the Colts.
I'm fading the public here as I expect game-script will play into a running clock. I don't have enough trust in either offense to hit the total. Take the under 48.
There is admittedly a lot of ammo for Pittsburgh backers in this out-of-conference road spot for a Wilson-less Seattle squad facing a major team crisis. Getting behind Geno Smith in 2021 behind a dicey line and a banged-up run game isn't the easiest thing to do. I just see the Steelers being a team where it won't be that hard to get them to revert to prior form, in which case covering numbers becomes a tall order for them. I think the Seahawks keep this one close and cover the spread.
Both these teams are banged-up, Cleveland a bit more than Arizona, so bettors might be wise to check injury updates before getting down on this game. Ultimately, the Cardinals impress us with their toughness and Murray, while the Browns still seem to lack something. We love Cleveland's running game, but they might be without their top two backs. And we give Murray the edge in the quarterback match-up. This should be a close one and three, and a hook might come in real handy. We like Arizona and the points here, and they might win this one outright.
Assuming Darnold does not have another disastrous performance, the Panthers are the play here as they will benefit strongly from the match-up and stylistic schemes. Expect a slow-paced game with the Panthers pulling out the victory!
Tampa seems to toy with some opponents; they let the Falcons and Dolphins hang around for three quarters, then hit the accelerator and won by huge margins. And they're really dangerous on offense with Brown getting integrated. Philadelphia, meanwhile, just pulled an upset on the road, which in our mind makes it an excellent candidate for a letdown this week. We're betting the Bucs here, and we're getting down early before that spread goes up any more.
This isn't about being a believer in Carson Wentz or even the Colts in general, but they're not a bad team. There isn't anything they're terrible at. There may be games where their defense falters, or the offense doesn't carry its share of the load. But they're a competent team that got a helpful taste of victory last week and could be getting a little better. I see this being a tough game, with the Colts covering the spread
Taking the 49ers here is a dicey spot with the uncertainty surrounding some injuries and just their current uneven form. They're in an urgent spot where falling under .500 in this strong of a division would put them in a tenuous spot. They really need this one, and while desire isn't enough on its own to overcome a better team and numerous injuries, I see this being a tough divisional game where the Niners find enough answers to keep this one within reach. I'll take the 49ers.
Both these teams are a little banged up at the moment; bettors might be wise to wait for more up-to-date injury information before getting down on this game. Ultimately, we just see Green Bay as vulnerable to a letdown this week, following two-up efforts the last two weeks, while we ex-pect a sharper performance from Cincinnati after they sleep-walked through a good part of last week's game. Joe can sling it pretty good, and that Packers' defense can be had. We're betting the Bengals here and won't be surprised when they win this game outright.
I'm banking on the Cowboy's defense to help them extend the margin and get the cover.
Los Angeles suffered a letdown last week, following the big win over Brady and the Bucs, but in our mind, that just makes them good candidates for a bounce-back effort this week. On the other hand, Seattle won a game last week in which it got out-gained by over 200 yards. In our minds, that result puts the Seahawks on our "fade" list for this week. Plus, LA just seems to own the edge on Seattle over recent seasons. We like the Rams here.
Being on the wrong side of a key number in a divisional game raises some red flags for those who have been hurt before in similar situations. Still, there are some elements of this matchup that suggest the Chargers can establish more separation than that. I don't think this needs to be a coming-down-to-earth game for the Raiders in order for the Chargers to thrive. It's just that the timing of this game might shake out better for the Chargers from an overall energy standpoint. Maybe the preseason concerns for the Raiders that they've been able to mask both through better play but also by virtue of who they're playing come more to light this week. I'll take the Bolts.
This means a lot to Arizona, not just in the sense of lending some real credibility to their fast start but also in exorcising this divisional demon. They know they can't be the team they want to be with the Rams, just continually beating them without fail. Not that a home game with first place on the line with a new face behind center should give way to a flat Rams' performance, but I think that extra edge will be enough to see Arizona through to a cover. I'm taking the points.
If we get decent production out of the Dallas defense, I just don't see the Panthers' offense keeping pace behind QB Sam Darnold, who has just three touchdowns and one pick through the opening three games. Also, let's not forget that Carolina will be without RB Christian McCaffrey at least for another week. McCaffrey pulled a hamstring in last week's win against the Texans, meaning the offense will be without their biggest playmaker. Needless to say, I just don't see many paths to a Carolina cover in this game barring an amazing defensive effort. Therefore, I will take my chances with one of the best offenses in the NFL that is getting tremendous value as a small home favorite.