Normally every week, we dissect the matchups and pinpoint various key things we see that may give the edge you would need in order to make the key selections to cash the winning tickets. This week is going to be a little different. These are all underdog picks just because we are trying to make some money here. While there are no big “I can retire with this kind of money” underdogs, these are 5 you should look closely at.
Louisville Cardinals (2.42 odds) at Virginia Cavaliers
When it comes to great football teams, this is a matchup you’ll need to avoid. Louisville comes in at 2-5 on the season and Virginia is one less loss better than them at 2-4. Both teams have had close losses to some very good football teams and we give the edge here to Louisville as their offense and defense are statistically slightly better. We can see this game around the 37-34 mark when all is said and done and truthfully, these teams are probably already checked out of this season, seeing as how neither team has a chance to win a conference title. Here’s to hoping Louisville is a little more interested in this season than Virginia. Take Louisville at 2.42 odds.
Houston Texans (2.60 odds) at Cleveland Browns
Surprisingly, we think the Texans are a better football team than their record shows this season and that is the main reason we are picking them against a 5-3 Browns team who seemed deflated once Odell Beckham Jr was officially out for the season. Specifically we look at who the better QB is in this game and hands down it is Deshaun Watson. Yes he doesn’t have DeAndre Hopkins this season but if he can get Will Fuller V the ball, they seem to be able to have an efficient enough offense to win some ball games. We think their offense here is worth the risk of picking Houston at 2.60 odds and from what we saw in their last game, Cleveland doesn’t quite know what offense is managing only 6 points against the Raiders.
Buffalo Bills (2.26 odds) at Arizona Cardinals
This game is probably the best matchup on the slate this weekend simply because these two teams are about statistically mirroring each other this season. The Bills have been giving up more points than the Cardinals but we love Josh Allen as the Bills QB here in his one hoping he can outduel the mobility of Kyler Murray. Normally we would have probably gone with the over here but when it comes to the Bills, we like the price for a team that is 7-3 on the season. Take the Bills at 2.26 odds.
Seattle Seahawks at LA Rams
Russell Wilson is a machine. He can score at will. He is probably leading the midway point of being league MVP. 35+ points a game comes naturally to the guy. The only problem? His defense is absolutely atrocious so he has to score that many points for them to be in it. There’s not much else we can say about picking the over 56 at 2.11 odds. We will leave it at that. If it goes up to 70…I think you’ll still be good.
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (2.31 odds)
Here’s the simple game plan for the Bears going into this matchup. Stop Dalvin Cook. Just put two guys on the man so that you have him pinned down running the ball and coming out of the backfield catching the ball. If the Bears let Kirk Cousins beat them, well that may be a sign of the Apocalypse as Kirk Cousins seems to be playing for the other team as much as he turns the ball over. Yes the Bears offense is anemic but if you force Cousins to throw the ball, your defense will be putting points on the scoreboard. This game will be hard to watch but pick the Chicago Bears at 2.31 odds.
Multi odds – 69.31*
*Odds correct at time of writing
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