- Minnesota Vikings -2.5 (-115)
I’m going with the Vikings against the Saints because of all the fire power they have on the offensive side with Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook expected to play. Being that this game is in London there is no home field advantage, both teams have a 2-0 record in London in their franchise’s history. So this game will be about who’s the better team on that day. Justin Jefferson has been mid the last 2 games and I think that is going to change with the bright lights of an entirely new country to witness his talents. The Saints are a .500 team at best I believe this season with the all the broken bones Jameis Winston has been playing with. -2.5 is a steal and should be betted on heavily.
- Detroit ML (-110)
Detroit has really opened my eyes this year. Dan Campbell has gotten this team from pathetic losers to what I think could be a brink playoff team with a weak NFC this year. With Amon Ra St. Brown becoming the new up and coming dominant WR this team is one of the most explosive offenses in the league. They are 1-2 with loses against the Eagles and Vikings, only losing by 3 and 4, respectively. Even in their loses they are still competeting and putting up an average of 31 points a game. The Seahawks are not the team they once were with Russel Wilson leaving them behind for the mile high city. The offense has gone to shit, only putting up 15 points per game while letting up 23 on the defensive side. Pete Carrol is definitely looking towards the future and winning games is not on the radar for them.
- Raiders ML (-155)
Raiders have the worst record in the league after the first 3 games, but I don’t believe they are actually the worst team. This could be the best 0-3 team ever, I have no stats to back that claim up. What I do have is the belief in Davantae Adams and Derek Carr is get going back to their college days. With this team having playoff hopes, this game against the Denver Broncos is a must win, no excuses. The wild AFC West is getting wilder by the week and I don’t think we see the Raiders at the bottom by the end of the season.
- Packers/Patriots Over 40.5 (-110)
This doesn’t seem reasonable with two teams that have been defensively driven to start out the season. I’m making this pick because of what I saw from Rodgers against the Buccaneers last week with him finding his timing with Allen Lazard and with rookie Romeo Doubs getting some shine with 8 catches for 73 yards and a TD. I think Rodgers makes this a statement game and the Pats will do their thing to cover the over, but I’m only expecting around 15-20 points out of them anyways. I would take the spread but its 9.5 so fuck that.
- Bills ML (-165)
Josh Allen and the Bills are going to have their way with this Ravens defense, especially this secondary that has shown that they can’t get on the same page with a league worst of 353.3 yards allowed per game. Allen being the competitor that he is, he will also want to out duel Lamar for the MVP front runner campaign. I also don’t believe the ravens will be able to get their offense going against this bills defense that has the 2nd best rushing defense in the league even with all the injuries the bills have sustained this season. This could be another blowout win for the bills but I’m keeping it safe and just going with the ML. This is a must win for the Bills as they try not to fall to 2-2. I can’t see the Super Bowl favorites losing back to back games to AFC playoff contending teams.
Written by Cam Gates