BOURBON TRAIL, KENTUCKY – Staying sober will be difficult for the rest of the holidays and well into the coming year as a result of the amount of booze received for Christmas. Maker’s Mark, Angel’s Envy, coquito, and Jack Daniels dressed up the tree and messed up me. There’s only enough of the Angel’s Envy to half-fill a flask and the lasagna is all gone but I have more gifts for those of you who like to gamble. A 12-3-1 record over the last four weeks with my Free NFL Picks have helped turn cash into presents just in time for the holidays but there’s more where that came from. In getting back to holiday festivities, there is a brevity to today’s selections that management will understand and forgive in the spirit of the season.
The idea is always to build a bankroll with the early games so you can invest accordingly on the late games and prime-time matches. There is no shortage of early games I like and they are:
BUFFALO/Dallas OVER 42.5
TAMPA BAY/Chicago UNDER 45.5
DETROIT -10 over San Francisco
BALTIMORE +10 over Pittsburgh
A four-team parlay pays 11-1 and is worth a shot with these although the Ravens could be left off the parlay and downsized to a three-teamer which pays 6-1. There are only two late starts and I don’t have a feel for either one.
The Sunday Night Football game is one that I like the most of all this week’s selections. The Giants travel to Minnesota without Odell Beckham, Jr but this is the type of game where the Giants surprise people. An outright win is entirely possible so you’d be a fool not to take the double fist load of points.
Giants +6.5 over MINNESOTA
Monday Night Football is where you let the good times roll with Cincinnati +3.5 over DENVER.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers!
I suspect I’ll see the staff at the annual After The Holiday’s Party… but in the meantime I’ll come back tomorrow for West Coast Craig.