Gambling is not for the faint of heart.
Last week, we lost two bets by half a point, and two more by less than a field goal. Our rough year just keeps getting rougher.
That said, the only way to turn things around is to keep on picking, so let’s get to the action on Sunday.
Take a look below for our predictions for who covers this weekend (* indicates home team).
LAST WEEK: 5-7-1
Buffalo Bills* (+3) over Jacksonville Jaguars
Despite their horrid offense, the Bills have the second-best defense in the league according to DVOA, and have played respectably at home in most games this year. After their bye week, Josh Allen is back as the team’s starting quarterback for better or for worse, but given the Jaguars recent woes, let’s have faith in the home dogs.
Cleveland Browns (+3) over Cincinnati Bengals*
Poetic justice would be Baker Mayfield throwing for 400 yards and four touchdowns while staring daggers at Hue Jackson on the Bengals sidelines. If Cleveland can pull off the upset, it will be the first time the Browns have won back-to-back games since 2014.
New York Jets* (+10) over New England Patriots
No matter how bad they are any given season, the New York Jets always seem to find a way to keep things close in at least one of their games against the Patriots. And even if that wasn’t the case, in the interest of ending our cold streak of bets, the best course of action is to follow the rules and take the double-digit home underdog. It’s like hitting on 16 in blackjack.