Brandon Turner’s Best Bets: Week 10
We came hurtling back to earth last week by going 1-5 and murdering the gains we made from the week before. This leaves us at 13-18 on the year and desperately trying to throw ourselves back into it like a Ryan Fitzpatrick offense with another 6 picks. So if you feel like losing money, and are determined to not give it to charity or your cousin’s Facebook marketing scam, check out the bets I have for week ten! Chicago Bears (-2.5) vs Detroit Lions The Bears have finally realized that Trubisky isn’t going to win them games and that David Montgomery should be the focal point of their offense. The Lions rush defense has taken a step back this season, especially with Damon Harrison being banged up. If the Bears can run the ball, they can generate some offense, and their defense is still great when they don’t get worn down by constant 3 and outs.
Baltimore Ravens (-10) at Cincinnati Bengals This game was closer than it should have been last time these teams played which is why the line is so close. I’m inclined to believe that is a fluke and the Ravens will put this game away early but keep generating points off their bruising run game.
Buffalo Bills (+3) at Cleveland Browns The Bills, like the Bears, have finally realized that Devin Singletary gives them the best chance to win. He has been explosive all year but hampered by a lack of carries. I expect his ascension to take their offense to another level. For the Browns their offense has been sloppy all year and this isn’t the defense you want to have miscues against.
Kansas City Chiefs (-5.5) at Tennessee Titans The Chiefs should finally get Mahomes back from injury. They were showing some struggles before he went down but they have looked ironed out the last few weeks with Matt Moore. I think this team is fired up by the return of their star QB and they take it out on a Titans team that will struggle to keep up if they can’t rely on Derrick Henry in the run game.
Atlanta Falcons (+14) at New Orleans Saints The Saints have a great offense but it hasn’t been an explosive one all year. They typically grind teams down with a creative run game and take the lead for good in the 3rd and 4th quarter. This bodes well for an Atlanta team that is being spotted 2 touchdowns. Sure they’re terrible on defense but Matt Ryan has a way of keeping things close in the dome and I expect him to throw them within 2 scores by the time this one ends.
New York Giants (-2.5) at New York Jets The Giants are still not a very good team but the Jets look like an absolute dumpster fire. Adam Gase has the entire team ready for the off-season and his franchise QB regressing. It’s quite possible the Jets randomly come out on fire in this game but I’ll bet on them not putting it together for 4 quarters and making a ton of mistakes to allow the Giants to put this away.