It’s been tough to keep everything logged here. During the week with the job and family, it’s been a real struggle. Hopefully I get better at it.
There’s quite a bit of action on the board that I like this weekend. NFL lines are really tight with a couple of notable exceptions. That can make some uncomfortable, but also gives opportunities.
Cleveland (+14) at New Orleans
The Saints are coming off a big road win, which pushed this line up huge. Any time you are getting two touchdowns in the NFL, you should consider taking the points. I’m going to with the Browns this week.
San Diego (-2.5) vs New England
One team is coming off a surprising road loss as the favorite. The other is coming off a big win at home against a rival. I love the Chargers here, especially with tons of action coming in on the Patriots. The Chargers are excellent at home, but have been a terrible road team. The Patriots are traveling all the way across the country, always a good reason to think about the home team. Take the Bolts.
Redskins (+10) @ Chicago and Miami (+10) vs Pittsburgh
NFL lines are so tight and so well researched, it’s the reason I love two team teasers. This week I like giving these two teams double-digit cushions.
West Virginia -14 vs Syracuse
WVU can put up points and Syracuse does not have the speed to stay with them. Syracuse has gotten better, but they don’t have the players to keep this thing close.
Nebraska vs Oklahoma St UNDER 60
The Cowboys have been scoring a ton of points — but against mediocre competition. Nebraska keeps the scoring reasonable here with their running game and their defense.
UNC (+7) @ Miami
Love the Heels here, who have been playing much better. Hold out on this one as long as possible to see if late money comes in the Hurricanes. You might get +7.5.
SportsDork.com Record To Date: 23-18
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