Oh baby oh baby we are on a roll.
Two winners in a row means we are back to 3-3 on the year for the teaser picks.
Let’s try and get 3 in a row this week, and remember, these are gut picks not system picks.
You will find my 13 point teaser pick of the week below as well as a short reasoning for each game.
Ohio State (Take OSU -3.5) @ Rutgers
Missouri @ Georgia (Take UGA -2.5)
Dallas @ Philadelphia (Take PHI +10)
Buffalo @ Cincinnati (Take CIN +11.5)
Ohio State (Take OSU -3.5) @ Rutgers:
It is true that Ohio State has not been blowing teams out to the level of prior seasons, but still, the Buckeyes are 8-0 and on course for a trip to the playoff.
Do we really think Rutgers is going to be the team to stop Ohio State’s playoff hopes?
Obviously anything is possible – including the Buckeyes only winning by 3 and not covering the spread here.
Still, I think the chances of Ohio State winning in the 14 pointish range are more likely than the Buckeyes only winning by 3 or losing outright.
Missouri @ Georgia (Take UGA -2.5):
Consistency, consistency, consistency!
That is the name of the game here, and Georgia has been the most consistent team in the country for the last three years.
Consistency, is a different word from convincing, which is why Georgia has been doubted enough for our teases to comfortably include the Dawgs.
Everyone should be chomping at the bit to get the University of Georgia as a -2.5 home favorite.
Yes, Missouri is a good team, but UGA has answered every challenge it has faced for the last 3 years, and I expect that to continue on Saturday.
Dallas @ Philadelphia (Take PHI +10):
If you can get this at PHI +10.5 then I REALLY like this one.
The Eagles have been going about their business through their first 8 games to the tune of a 7-1 record.
When talking about that keyword – consistency – the Eagles have it in abundance.
Similar to the Georgia Bulldogs (which is ironic given that the Eagles have a billion former Georgia players), Philly has been coasting through their games without moving into 5th gear.
To still have a 7-1 record speaks to the floor that the Eagles have.
Now, we get to move them to a double digit underdog at home where they have been so good…..
This is what we like.
Dallas is a good opponent, but the Cowboys lack the consistency of the top NFL teams.
The Cowboys also tend to falter against really good teams, which is what the Eagles qualify as.
AND, even if the Cowboys do pull off the upset – we have Philly at +10 (hopefully you get +10.5) which gives plenty wiggle room.
Buffalo @ Cincinnati (Take CIN +11.5):
I struggled to pick the fourth game, but ultimately this is the one I went with.
The Bengals have been improving week after week following a slow start to the season.
Joe Burrow looks like his old self, and the defense stepped up big last week against the 49ers.
Now we have Cincinnati back at home, and have moved them to +11.5 underdogs.
The Bengals absolutely could lose this one – you would expect the Bills to be fired up with this being the site of the Damar Hamlin injury last year.
However, the Bengals have been the hotter of the two teams of late, so getting them at +11.5 seems like good value.