Week 10 showcases a rematch of NFC North divisional rivals as the Detroit Lions travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. Minnesota came out on top when the two met in Week 4, but don't expect a repeat performance of that when they square off this Sunday. Let's take a closer look to see why I like the Lions as one of the better bets of the week.
Andrew Luck is coming off one of the best rookie QB performances in NFL history, while the Jaguars are wondering whether or not Blaine Gabbert can even play in this league. Does this make the Colts a no-brainer pick on Thursday night?
The look-ahead line last week had the Jacksonville Jaguars as -1 point favorites. After Week 9, the line re-opened at -3 (odds from SBRforum). As it stands now, 81% of the betting public are on the road team, but the books have remained stubborn and haven't moved the line. This shouldn't come as a big surprise because Indy haven't been the best road this season and "sharp money" has come in on the Jaguars at home all year. If the line does move to -3.5, I imagine sharps will once again take their chances with the home dog.
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Cowboys vs Eagles used to be must-see-TV. This Sunday it's going to be an ugly mess. Both teams have been major disappointments this season, but the Cowboys are primed to come away with the win in this one. Let's take a closer look at why the Eagles problems are only going to get worse.
We last saw the San Diego Chargers embarassing their division rivals on prime-time Thursday, but they face a much stiffer challenge when they travel to Tampa Bay this week. Don't look now, but the Buccaneers are on the verge of becoming a very good team. Let's take a look at why I like them to win and cover the number in Week 10.
When the season started, would you have beleived me if I told you the Dolphins would be six point favorites against the Titans in Week 10? If you said yes, you're either a Miami fan or behind on your medications. Yet, here we are staring at a very good Dolphins team favored by almost a touchdown this week. Let's take a closer look at why I think they'll cover the number.