NEW YORK, NY – Gambling on sports is a lot like shopping for a car or other high ticket items where you poke around trying to find the best price possible. Case and point: last week I instructed readers to take the Yikes/Cowboys Under 48 1/2 using Friday’s line. Smart visitors of this site (if any) shopped and put their money on the closing Vegas number of 51 and got the same victory I’m claiming to go 3-1 last week and 22-13 (63%) for the year. Today’s Free Week 10 NFL Picks Against The Spread:
FAVORITE: Pay attention to what I’m saying herein since my handicapping record involving games played by both the Rams and Colts are a combined 6-1. Sometimes a person gets a good read on a few teams and makes for $pecial benefit$ if and when the pair face off. Indy came roaring back from an 18-point halftime deficit and “stroked” Gary Kubiak and his Texans the rest of the way en route to a three point victory and cover on Football Night in America. Things should be easier for the Colts today as they oppose another backup QB in the form of St. Louis’ Kellen Clemens. Very little seems to phase Colts QB Andrew Luck and neither should being installed as 9 1/2 point choices in this tilt as the “horseshoes” continue to run away with the AFC South division crown. INDIANAPOLIS -9 1/2. UNDER While I’m at it this game will be a one-sided affair in the neighborhood of 30-10 and gets us to INDY/STL UNDER 44.
UNDERDOG: In what should be one of the better, if not more entertaining/intriguing games of the day, the upstart Carolina Panthers visit San Francisco in a bout between two of football’s more balanced squads. Similarities between the two teams are too many to cite but the bottom line is the Cats come in winners of four straight while the train keeps rolling for the Niners at five games. The difference in both streaks is last week’s bye for the home team and might be just enough to take the competitive edge off of San Fran for a portion of this game and when you’re laying a touchdown, a cover becomes dicey. If the Newtons can win this game outright the NFC becomes muddied with six-win teams as the Cowboys hold their end of the bargain against the Saints tonight. In any event, CAROLINA +6. Panthers party!
OVER: Today’s selection in this category is my Four Yolk OVER Easy Special of the Year for Arizona versus Houston. I’m bucking an odd trend considering the defensive exploits of S.F. and Seattle, whereby all of the Cardinals non-divisional matchups to this point have gone under. Rested and ready off of being idle last week is an Arizona squad who has spent the last month at home and a Texans team taking it’s new toy, QB Case Keenum, out for a ride by letting him actually throw the ball downfield–and exceptionally well, making Andre Johnson relevant again in fantasy football circles. The forward pass gets a workout as this flies OVER 41 1/2 ARIZ/HOU.