ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – Nobody’s perfect, is how the saying goes, and after yet another 3-1 Sunday, the third in a row, I’m proof that even the best of handicappers have a hard time hitting 4 of 4. With the season record at 10-6 (63%) through four weeks, I’m looking for a Grand Slam with today’s rendition of Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks against the point-spread.
FAVORITE: The New York Jets, with injuries all over the place, hobble into Heinz Field today to visit the fattest city in the U.S.A. and home to the NFL Steelers. Pittsburgh is full of robust if not rotund people and so is the pointspread in this game at 7 and a half. Normally, I don’t like the idea of laying better than one touchdown as a back door cover usually looms late in these type games and where a team like the Jets have no shot in winning. I’d almost lay seventeen and a half in this game as only a Ben Roethlisberger injury can keep us from cashing our tickets. The guillotine is being honed for Todd Bowles head with Ryan Fitzpatrick next in line. PITTSBURGH (-7.5) over New York
UNDERDOG: How about a home underdog? The Detroit Lions to be exact. Here’s why in two words, Carson Wentz. I know this year’s batch of freshman QB’s aren’t throwing interceptions but this can’t go on for much longer and asking a greenhorn to win on the road as the Eagles are expected as favorites in this game, is a tall order. The Lions offense took last week off as I predicted in picking their game ‘under’, but they are due and can light up the scoreboard on any given week. The Philly defense is a very capable bunch but I see the other quarterback, Matthew Stafford, as the difference today. DETROIT (+3.5) over Philadelphia
OVER: Wackado rhymes with McAdo. Boy Genius’s troops haven’t fared well the past two weeks and throw in that offensive clinker in the Saints game and this looks like a troubled offense and Odell Beckham knows it which somewhat explains the tantrums. The Giants are thin in the secondary tonight with a few injuries as Aaron Rodgers licks his chops. The analysis is simple here, the only way the Giants can stay competitive is by scoring points because the Pack will get theirs. Forty-eight is appears to be a lot of points with the G-Men struggling the way they are but the losing team will put up at least 24 and that’s enough for the ‘over’. Giants/GB OVER 48
UNDER: I’m on this like Donald Trump on p***y. The Redskins have hit the ‘over’ in all four of their games while today’s opponent, the Baltimore Ravens have done so in two of their last three. The total is 46 and should be two or three points higher so Vegas is tipping their hand that they know something that most of us don’t in this border war. Smells like Washington/BALTIMORE UNDER 46