Take a look at this week’s slate of NFL games and you are sure to find at least a couple matchups worth wagering on. The Browns/Steelers tilt is particularly interesting as these two teams came to blows the last time around after Myles Garrett’s infamous helmet smash on Mason Rudolph. Let’s take a look at the best bets of the week.
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
The Bears are listed as mere three point favorites according to the oddsmakers at SugarHouse. This is quite the shocking line considering Lions quarterback Matt Stafford might be shut down for the season. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskell is nursing a sore hamstring. Even if Driskell is healthy, the Bears should roll with ease as they attempt to salvage what felt like a lost season merely a couple weeks ago.
Pick: Bears moneyline -195
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys
The Bills are on a roll and the Cowboys are reeling. However, neither team has fared well against squads with winning records. The Cowboys are clearly the more talented squad yet the Bills have all the momentum in the world. The Bills have hardly any injuries. Dallas wide receiver Amari Cooper is clearly nursing a knee injury yet claims he is healthy, making it awfully difficult to bet on the Cowboys to cover the spread. However, Dallas is clearly the better team.
Pick: Cowboys moneyline -305
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
The Giants have struggled lately with Daniel Jones under center yet there is no chance the G-men go back to Eli Manning. The angry Packers will look to bounce back from their embarrassing loss to the 49ers last Sunday. Look for Green Bay to win by 10+.
Pick: Packers -6.5
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
Devlin Hodges will suit up for Pittsburgh, eliminating any chance of another fight between Mason Rudolph and the Browns defensive linemen. Cleveland has finally found its groove yet they have one too many losses to be serious playoff contenders. You would have to be somewhat insane to wager on a Steelers squad led by Devlin Hodges. Though Brandon Allen’s Broncos beat the Browns a couple weeks back, it was an enigma. The Browns will trounce the Steelers this week.
Pick: Browns moneyline -136
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers
The Panthers appear to have found their new starting quarterback in Kyle Allen. The same goes for the Redskins with Dwayne Haskins. Haskins was heavily criticized for missing the team’s final snap to take a selfie with a fan in the stands. Haskins is nursing a wrist injury. Washington wide receiver Paul Richardson has a bad hamstring. The Panthers put guard Greg Van Roten on injured reserve after he injured his toe last week.
Pick: Under 39.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars have struggled since Nick Foles took over for Gardner Minshew. Though Foles has neared the 300-yard mark in two straight contests, the Jags looked terrible in both games. Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston might pull off the seemingly impossible feat of leading the league in touchdown passes and interceptions. The Jags defense is just good enough to keep Tampa Bay to 25 points or less. The Jags don’t have the firepower to put up more than 20-25 points.
Pick: Under 48.5
San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens
This is one of the more intriguing matchups as it is a potential Super Bowl preview. SugarHouse has the Ravens as nearly a touchdown favorite as this is a home game against a bruised 49ers squad. Baltimore should roll once again.
Pick: Ravens moneyline -275
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals have emerged as an average NFL squad in recent weeks, nearly pulling off a couple massive upsets. The skidding rams will visit Arizona this week with the hope of saving their season. Look for LA to pull out all the stops to beat the birds in this must-win game. Jalen Ramsey should come up big to keep the Rams playoff hopes alive.
Pick: Rams moneyline -175