Welcome to the 7th edition of our Weekly Preview. Last week, we hit a bit of a speed bump going 2-3 (40 percent) but we are quite confident that we will sweep the board this week. With that said, lets get into the selections for the week.
If this is your first time reading our Weekly Preview, we offer a five-day slate of predictions starting from Thursday and ending on Monday.
This covers the NFL Thursday Night Football, a Friday college football game, a Saturday college football game, a Sunday NFL game and finally the Monday Night Football Game to end the week! With that said, let’s get into the winners for the week!
NFL – Denver Broncos @ Cleveland Browns
Thursday Night Football is here and we have a battle of two injury-riddled teams that are in need of a victory.
The Broncos started out the season red-hot beating the Giants, Jaguars and Jets which may possibly be the worse three teams in the league.
Reality hit them hard and now they are 3-3 and are with a banged up starting quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater.
The Browns find themselves at the bottom of their division with injuries plaguing them in all key positions. Even with the injury bug, we expect the Browns to toughen out a win here on Thursday Night.
Case Keenum is a reliable quarterback that should be able to manage the game and not make any boneheaded decisions.
Cleveland’s defence should be fired up to play knowing that their season is most likely on the line here. Don’t overthink this one.
Take the better team who just got embarrassed at home in Primetime. The “Dawg Pound” should be rocking and the Browns will not only win but cover the 2 point spread.
Selection: Cleveland Browns -2 @ 1.93
College Football – Washington Huskies @ Arizona Wildcats
College Football Friday brings us a matchup between arguably the most disappointing team in college football against possibly the worst team in college football.
The Washington Huskies had high expectations coming into the season but find themselves at a record of 2-4.
On the other hand, the Arizona Wildcats are on a 18 game losing streak and just got shutout against a very bad Colorado team last week.
There are many things wrong with these Wildcats but the biggest problem is their quarterback situation.
They will be starting Will Plumber, their 3rd string quarterback, who is a freshman against a Huskies defense that is still very solid.
We expect a bloodbath here with Washington possibly shutting out Arizona. Washington’s offense has not been able to get it going consistently so far this year but we expect a breakout game offensively for the Huskies.
Expect them to be able to do anything they want on both sides of the ball here. Though we never like to lay 17.5 points on the road in a conference game, we believe that the Huskies will easily be able to cover the big spread and win in blowout fashion.
College Football – Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Iowa State Cyclones
Last Saturday we were very confident that the Iowa State Cyclones would cover against the Kansas State Wildcats and they did not disappoint us.
We are going back to the well this week and expect the same results. At first glance, many people would think this is a line error.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are ranked #8 in the country and are playing against an un-ranked Iowa State team and are a whopping 7 point underdog. How could this be possible?
Well, if you look at the Cowboys game log, you’ll notice that they have been in nail biters all year. Despite being 6-0 and winning three straight against ranked teams, the Cowboys biggest margin of victory was 11 points.
Last week, they rallied from down 11 in the third quarter against the #25 Texas Longhorns. It’s hard to win on the road two weeks in a row in college football and we expect a huge letdown spot here for the Cowboys.
Expect the Cyclones to come out hot and win in comfortable fashion against these #8 Cowboys. A win here for the Cyclones will definitely have them back in the Top 25 where they belong.
Lay the 7 points here and feel very confident backing an unranked opponent against the #8 team in the country.
NFL – Atlanta Falcons @ Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins have gotten the short end of the stick all season and now are playing on Sunday despite traveling back from London.
Usually teams have a bye after playing across the pond, but the Dolphins are right back to work against a Falcons team that have had a week off since playing in London themselves.
The Dolphins are 0-2 at home and 1-5 for the season. If they lose on Sunday, their season is definitely over.
Luckily, they get to face an Atlanta team that is terrible against mobile quarterbacks. Tua Tagovailoa should have a field day against one of the worse defences in the league.
The Falcons are a completely different team offensively away from home and we expect them to look out of sync in the hot and humid Miami weather.
We expect the Dolphins to not only cover the +2.5 points but to outright win against a Falcons team that has only beaten the New York Giants and the New York Jets.
Despite a long fight from London, expect the Dolphins to look like the fresher team out there on the field. Take the Dolphins and expect them win outright in comfortable fashion.
NFL – New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks
Are you ready for some Monday Night Football? We are looking to get back on the winning side after losing our first MNF game last week.
The New Orleans Saints are fresh off a bye and are heading into Seattle against a banged up Seahawks squad.
Although Geno Smith played better than expected against the Steelers last week, we are quite confident that the Saints defence will shut him down on Primetime.
These Seahawks are dealing with a boatload of injuries and unfortunately do not have enough star power to keep up with the New Orleans Saints.
Although it’s never a wise decision to bet against the Seahawks at home with the “12th man”, we are going to roll the dice and lay the points with the Saints on Monday Night Football.
Jameis Winston loves to play in big moments and he should have a great game on National Television. Expect the Saints to not only win but to cover the 4.5 point spread.
Unfortunately, we still have not hit our multi for the season and time is ticking. This week, the multi pays 26/1 and we think we have a solid shot of finally hitting it.
Why not roll the dice and take a shot with us? Best of luck this weekend!