MARLBORO, NY– If Donald J. Trump can win the White House then I can certainly go 4-0 on my weekly NFL Picks segment here at Meet The Matts. Feeling out of sorts last week showed as I lacked the usual Presidential-elect bravado on my way to a 1-3 week. To make matters worse I selected and lost with the Green Bay Packers in a King of the Hill pool whose purse is $100K. Using crankiness over this lost opportunity, I give you today’s Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks, along with gratuitous Melania Trump photos… with great conviction.
FAVORITE: Speaking of favorites, Melania Trump is already my favorite first lady. Look at her. What’s not to like other than being married to the Tangerine Tornado? She is a FLILF (First Lady I’d Like to… well, you know the rest). But I digress… MetLife Stadium is the former Meadowlands, where a certain real estate mogul once owned a franchise, the New Jersey Generals, who called the swamp home. Ironic how as commander-in-chief he wants to “drain the swamp.” Choice words for a guy who single-handily delivered the death knell to the former USFL. The Monday Night game sounds fixed, the same way Trump thought his loss in the election would be. The Giants are 3-1 at home, have won three straight, and are playing the Bengals who come off a tie and then the bye week. The Giants should be favored by at least a field goal, so Vegas is telling us that the Bengals will win since they are the small favorite here. Today’s best bet, Cincinnati (-1) over NEW YORK GIANTS.
UNDERDOG: Trump was a decided underdog in the election but the state of Florida narrowly fell to The Don. What happened after that was a roll that took the election to an electoral romp. Southern Florida was said to be a Clinton stronghold that might carry the state in her favor. Today, the Miami Dolphins can ease the losing voters’ pain as they watch The Fins perform admirably against the Chargers. I won’t promise a win but I’ll take the points in what seems like a field goal game. Miami (+4) over SAN DIEGO
OVER: I’m basing this selection strictly on its appeal to a Sunday Night Football audience starving for an entertaining game. For the most part, prime time games have been nothing short of dreadful. Election returns and Sanford & Son reruns have been better viewing options than the crap that the NFL is peddling at night. This is a rematch of the Super Bowl a couple of years ago and I see a lot of offense in this game. Seattle/NEW ENGLAND OVER 48.5
UNDER: The Atlanta Falcons have gone ‘over’ in all but one of their games thus far. They score and can be scored upon with relative ease but play in Philadelphia today where the Eagles have gone ‘under’ in all three of their games at Lincoln Field. Four scores and seven points don’t add up to anywhere near enough for the ‘over.’ See what I did there? It’s a long day for Matty Ice and Company. Atlanta/PHILADELPHIA UNDER 50
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