Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 288 yards combined over the last two games. In that same stretch, he has no touchdowns or interceptions. There's just nothing going in the air for this Jaguars offense right now. I think they're running into a buzzsaw this week...getting the MUCH better 49ers team under a TD is the right side here.
I expect a slow start for LA and a closer than normal game here, Rams offense has underwhelmed all year. I think San Francisco gets some of its offense back and makes things interesting. Buying the hook up here just in case SAN FRAN +7 (-120)
I think this game on paper looks like a game in which both defenses will play well and this game follows the traditional path of being a lower scoring game. I am going the opposite direction. New faces in Oregon's secondary, a poor 2019 defense in Stanford is down multiple starters this year. I think we see a lot of points scored. Oregon is a 10-point favorite, and I think we see the Cardinal cover in the smallest of margins but the smarter money is on the over here.
If Matt Rhule goes into Atlanta and wins with Teddy Bridgewater on pace for 4,500-plus passing yards, Robby Anderson on pace for 1,500-plus receiving yards and Mike Davis capably replacing Christian McCaffrey, itâ€™s hard not to see the result as a pure reflection of coaching.
Six of the nine ESPN experts like Rhule and the Panthers today and so do I. I know Atlanta Falcons are over due to get a win and I thought they just were jinxed but they actually looked like a bad football team last weekend against Green Bay.
Bridgewater is feeling it right now. In game the Panthers could win out right, you have to like the 2.5 free points here.
Given how the Longhorns defense has been struggling with an inability to tackle and consistently get to the quarterback, I just trust the OU defense more at this point. Texas is a mess (again) and I don't see things changing today. I'll take Lincoln Riley over that lush Tom Herman any day of the week.
Talk about trying to pick game with constantly changing information. Who has covid, who doesn't. How will if effect the game. With that said this is probably my best bet. The vikes are a team struggling right now. Cousins was the worst trade since Herschel walker. He just isn't a leader and it's showing. The Texans Watson will find his legs and cause all kinds of problems for the vikes at home.
Like we saw last Monday against the Chiefs, Lamar Jackson couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat. Jack Del Rio will put Lamar in passing situations and take away the run (at least that's what I would do). Lamar could come out and run for 200 yards today but I still think two TD's is too many points here.
New York is positioning itself for a deep playoff run, but that doesnâ€™t mean theyâ€™re invincible. Theyâ€™re healthy at the right time, but their lineup still has a lot of strikeouts in it, and Hyun-jin Ryu (3.00 ERA) is a run prevention artist. Take the Bluejays on the ML.
The Cardinals have not been favored by this much in a game for more than a year. While Washingtonâ€™s defensive line is formidable, the Cardinals faced an equally talented group from the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 and handled them without many problems.
While Washington rallied from 17 down in Week 1 to win 27-17, it gained only 241 yards of offense. While the Cardinals scored 24 and gained more than 400 yards on one of the leagueâ€™s best defenses in 2019, despite missing two field goals. Yes, Washington will be physical, but this game wonâ€™t be very close. Lay the 7 points.
Syracuse +23.5? No Respect. The Orange won't be able to slow down Howell and the two-headed rushing attack of North Carolina for 4 quarters but I like the points here. An improved pass game for SU makes it a competitive game for a half or so and while this is a game Syracuse should win, I'll buy the hook and take Syracuse +24.
I see no way Antetokounmpo is even 75% today. Early in the first quarter of Game 3, Giannis came to an abrupt halt while landing heavily on his right foot. He finished the game out, playing 35 minutes on the night, but it was clear that he was hobbled. And at the end of the game when he was walking off the court he was clearly walking with a limp. And if you've ever had a sprained ankle you know the next morning is the worst and takes weeks/months to recover and it's sore AF. There's blood in the water....
Orlando might have tired legs here with this being the second game of a back to back situation. Denver has dropped 2 in a row but the Nuggets have one of the leagueâ€™s top pivots in Jokic, who is capable of doing damage on both ends of the floor. Orlando is going to be battling fatigue and theyâ€™re going to have to get more from Gordon in order to have success as the season continues. I don't see Denver losing 3 in a row in this spot, give me the Nuggets -4.
The Bucks cut me last time out against Boston, but I'm going back to the well again tonight. Orlando ain't Boston - the Magic is far from an offensive juggernaut but does have a formidable defense but they can't keep up for 4 quarters. Note: Korver is out tonight for Milwaukee here and Mo Bamba is out for the Magic....Bamba is the bigger loss here for Orlando tonight.