The Coyotes are seeking win number one on the year on the Road against the Lightning. Defense has been nonexistent for each squad and the Coyotes offense also ranks second to worst in the league. And with the Yotes being so banged up, I expect Tampa to win this one and get above .500.
Despite the poor defenses played by both teams, I am taking the under in this one as I expect a shutout from the Lightning.
The Wizards are pretty banged up ahead of this match against a high-flying Hawks team. The Hawks have limited opponents to under 100 PPG and ranking second behind the Heat. Look for the Under to hit and the Hawks to get a solid road win to move them to 4-0 on the year behind a solid performance from Young.
Despite the injuries looming over the Chiefs, I still think they are a solid team. Their defense will have an opportunity to get some confidence back as they face a Giants team averaging less than 20 PPG. Look for the Chiefs to right the ship and get back some confidence before they head into a really tough rest of their schedule. Chiefs -10
This is assuming Dak plays!!! If Dak is healthy enough to start I expect the Cowboys to overwhelm the Vikings defense, even if they do have to depend on the run more so than normal (because of this, leaning under 55). That just opens up an opportunity for Zeke to get back to that once elite play style. The Cowboy’s defense has also improved this year and lead the NFL in takeaways which is not a good sign for turnover happy Cousins.
If Dak does not play, I am taking the Vikings in a close one due to the really poor QB options behind Dak.
But for now, Dak is still probable and therefore I will take Dallas -1.5
I am slamming the under in this one. Both of these teams average only 20 PPG and with weather being a factor in this one, I expect this to be a ground and pound type of game. That is however good news for the Broncos RB tandem as they will see a healthy amount of carries and look to tire out the overrated Washington defense, which will lead to big plays over the top for Bridgewater as he continues to work on holding that QB1 spot ahead of this trade deadline. My pick is for the Broncos to get back on track and end their four game losing streak.
The third best offense clashes with the third best defense in America’s game of the week. Luckily for the Bucs their offense plays to the weakness of the Saints tough defense. The Saints allow roughly 270 YPG in the air while the Bucs offense has Brady averaging 333 YPG. Look for the Bucs linebackers to really focus on limiting Kamara’s impact in this one, putting a lot of pressure on Winston. Brady will light up this Saints defense and take care of business in this one.
Despite the injuries that have impacted the Seahawks offense, expect Geno to have a big game against this poor Jaguars secondary that allows over 300 passing yards a game. If Geno is able to perform, the Jags will struggle to keep up offensively. Look for the Seahawks defense to put a lot of pressure on Lawrence and force him into some bad decisions in the air. Do not expect much from the Jags except for Urbans seat to heat up a bit more. My pick- SEA -3. I would take this up to -6.5
The Patriots defense ranks 6th in the NFL and they will need that group to play at that level if they want to be able to keep up with this high powered Chargers offense. Both of these offenses rush for under 100 YPG, leaving it up to be a QB battle. And with that, the Chargers have better weapons and the QB advantage. Look for the Chargers to take control of this one early and force Jones to beat them in the air. My pick- Chargers -5
Mountain west battle of two Nevada schools,The Rebels are banged up and have not won a game.Nevada coming off a tough loss last week,The good news for the Rebels the last month they have been playing decent football,First halves have been solid,They can run the ball and keep the game close!
The 49ers are not the same team that made the Super Bowl two years ago. Garoppolo has not found his footing and is struggling to play like a leader of this offense. And with his favorite target on the IR, Kittle, and multiple RBs being injured, this 49ers offense has been the second hardest offense to watch. The first being the Bears. Justin Fields has been awful and with a poor Oline, I do not expect much from Fields this year at all. Look for the 49ers to win this one.