The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won three games in a row and four of their last five. Meanwhile, the Panthers only have two wins on the season. Should we expect more of the same this Sunday, or will the Panthers rise up and make a game of it? I'm going with the former, so let's take a closer look at how things shake out.
A week ago this match-up looked much different to people. The Panthers were coming off a nice win in Washington and were a trendy pick by "sharps" vs the Broncos. That turned out to be an epic thud. Combined with another win from the Bucs, the favorite has flipped and Tampa Bay now sit at -1 or -1.5 favorites, depending on where you shop (odds from SBRforum). I think this line is going to move even more and close closer to -3 by kickoff.
The St Louis Rams are coming off an impressive performance against one of the best teams in the NFL. The New York Jets are still trying to figure out which quarterback should be under center. Will we see much of the same in Week 11 action? Let's take a closer look at why I like the Rams to come out on top.
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.
By the Numbers
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.