Now that we are entering week four of the NFL season, we have a pretty good idea of which squads are contenders and those aiming for a high draft pick in the 2020 draft. This is the perfect time for football gamblers to make a bundle of cash as we have a considerable body of work to review for each team. Here are your best bets for week four.
New England Patriots (-7) at Buffalo Bills (+7) O/U 42.5
Bills fans finally have hope now that Josh Allen is starting to fulfill his potential. Though Allen’s deep passes are inaccurate, he has had success hitting receivers on short and intermediate routes. The Bills defense is one of the most talented in the league. The Bills Mafia will play an invaluable role as the all-important 12th man in this contest. Though Buffalo will likely be missing Devin Singletary once again, Frank Gore is more than capable of toting the rock.
Pick: Bills +7 and a small play on Bills moneyline +285
Oakland Raiders (+6.5) at Indianapolis Colts (-6.5) O/U 45
The Colts surprised most of the football gambling community last week by beating the Falcons with considerable ease. Derek Carr, Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs are coming to town this week. Though it is certainly possible the Raiders will pull off an upset on the road, such a feat is unlikely as evidenced by SugarHouse’s -6.5 line on the Colts. Marlin Mack appears to be healthy after overcoming a calf injury. The Colts should prevail in a close home matchup with the Vegas-bound Raiders.
Pick: Colts moneyline -305
Tennessee Titans (-4) at Atlanta Falcons (+4) O/U 45.5
The Falcons laid an egg last week against the Colts. As a result, SugarHouse has the dirty birds as +4 underdogs in a home matchup against the middling Titans. The average NFL gambler is still trying to figure out how Gardner Minshew beat the Titans last Thursday. Those who watched the game closely will testify the Titans offense is as vanilla and predictable as it gets. Look for the Falcons to rebound at home.
Pick: Falcons +4 and a small play on Falcons moneyline -205
Carolina Panthers (+4.5) at Houston Texans (-4.5) O/U 47.5
The Houston Texans should be favored by more than SugarHouse’s line of 4.5 points. However, the line is set as such as undrafted QB Kyle Allen lit it up last week against the Cardinals. No one is quite sure what to make of Allen so it is not exactly prudent to bet the farm on the Texans this week. However, the Panthers don’t have much offensive firepower aside from Christian McCaffrey. The Texans should roll to an easy victory.
Pick: Texans moneyline -215
Seattle Seahawks (-6) at Arizona Cardinals (+6) O/U 48
Kyler Murray looked solid last week until a dismal fourth quarter. Cardinals running back David Johnson should slice and dice through the Seahawks defense that has struggled against the run. However, Russell Wilson, Chris Carson and Tyler Lockett will have a field day with the pathetic Cardinals defense.
Pick: Tease the Cardinals +1 point to +7
Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5) at Denver Broncos (-3.5) O/U 38.5
The Broncos are winless on the season. It is quite tempting to bet the Broncos moneyline as the team will host the Jaguars at home this weekend. However, those who watched Gardner Minshew the past couple weeks and while at Washington State know he can hang with the big boys. Look for the Broncos to put up a solid performance for the home crowd while Minshew and the Jags put up 20-25 points.
Pick: Over 38.5
Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) at New Orleans Saints (+2.5) O/U 47
This line is as interesting as it gets. The Teddy Bridgewater-led Saints are slight home dogs against the suddenly unbeatable Cowboys. The Saints aren’t the only ones battling the injury bug. Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper had an MRI on his ankle this week. Defensive back Xavier Woods is also on the mend. However, Teddy Bridgewater is not a good quarterback. Dallas lost Cole Beasley in the off-season yet the offense is firing on all cylinders. Ride the Cowboys momentum and your wallet will be that much fatter.
Pick: Cowboys moneyline -148
Cincinnati Bengals (+4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4) O/U 43.5
The Bengals nearly upset the Bills last week after sleepwalking through the first three quarters. It is logical to assume the Bengals should keep this week’s contest with the Steelers quite close as Pittsburgh will be led by Mason Rudolph. Rudolph has fared well in limited action this season so SugarHouse’s -4 line is justified. Add in the fact that this is a home game in prime time and it is that much more tempting to put some money on Pittsburgh to win the game.
Pick: Steelers moneyline -200