Week 2 #GetMoney picks.
The first installment of our #GetMoney segment was 2-3 last week. We lost both college games on Saturday, and then rallied to go 2-1 on Sunday in the NFL.
No Sports Hubs this week, as I am filling in for Wheeler in the afternoons, so here are this week’s picks.
LOUISVILLE -13 at Kentucky: Zero problem laying almost two touchdowns in this rivalry game, and I love it even more if it stays at 13 or 13.5. I trust the (maybe) best offensive player in the nation to roll up on his team’s biggest rival, in what will be the first statement game of the year as Bridgewater marches towards a Heisman and Louisville marches towards the BCS.
ARIZONA STATE -5.5 vs Wisconsin: Wisconsin is always public. Are they a better team than Arizona State? Probably not. The Sun Devils should be ranked, and their strength, the D-Line, is the biggest piece in stopping Wisconsin. ASU opened as a 3 to 3.5 point fave, and has been bet up to 5.5. Vegas loves them. They have covered 6 of their last 8 at home. Wisky has lost 3 straight games straight up AND against the spread vs Pac 12 teams. GET. THAT. MONEY.
RAMS +7 at Atlanta: Not really any home-team bias here, I just don’t know what to make of the Falcons. This is a big number for a Falcons team that is missing a healthy Roddy White, and really doesn’t have much of a run game to this point. The Rams actually came back to beat someone on Sunday, and I think the defense continues to play at an elite level this week. I think the Rams cover a touchdown in Atlanta in the dome.
SAN FRANCISCO +3 at Seattle: We talked about how shaky Seattle was last week, heading into Carolina. They needed a bad Panthers turnover to eek that game out. San Francisco had a few bounces their way as well, but I was very impressed with the 49ers and the Packers in San Fran. I think Seattle is still getting too much credit. I think the 49ers are the better team, even in Seattle, and I think they win straight up.
KANSAS CITY -3 vs Dallas. How I love betting against the Cowboys, especially when they are getting too much credit. The Cowboys are getting too much credit in Kansas City. We picked KC last week, and I think that because it was the Jaguars they beat up on, we can still take advantage of Vegas not entirely understanding how good the Chiefs are. Add that to the fact that the Cowboys are wildly overrated, and you get some line value. How about this nugget that I saw flying around Twitter yesterday: Since 2010, Tony Romo is 1-9 ATS after covering the week before. Go Chiefs. This week, you truly are America’s team.
BONUS: Packers/Redskins over 49: Just like last year, I am pounding advantageous overs until Vegas corrects itself. Go Pack. And Skins. I don’t care. Just score.
Happy (hypothetical) gambling!
Last week: 2-3