All Time Record: 184-85
Vs. Spread: 132-133-1
21-22 Season: 58-30
Vs. Spread: 43-44-1
Week 6 Record : 9-4
Vs. Spread: 8-5
Guarantee All Time: 13-7
21-22 Season: 4-2
Upset All Time: 12-7
21-22 Season: 3-3
Crazy Uncle Jeff
All Time: 27-4
21-22 Season: 11-3
Week 6: 2-1
Carolina Panthers (3-3) @ New York Giants (1-5)
Vegas Picks: CAR -3
Goldie’s Take: Panthers Win 24-16
The Giants are clearly in rebuilding mode, as they can’t seem to get anything going. In the past two weeks alone they have been outscored by a combined 51 points. On the flipside, Carolina has just had some bad breaks. They are a .500 football team who is still playoff hopeful. Even without CMC, expect the Panthers offense to get going against a shaky New York defense. Big Cats stop the losing skid, and get back on track in New York, I GUARANTEE IT!
Goldie’s UPSET of the Week
New Orleans Saints (3-2) @ Seattle Seahawks (2-4)
Vegas Picks: NO -4.5
Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 26-23
The Vegas betting lines are giving the Saints the edge simply because of the injury to Russell Wilson, which is fair. However, I’ve liked what I’ve seen so far from backup Geno Smith. Pete Carroll is a great offensive coach who can devise a game plan for a QB like Smith to succeed. Plus Seattle on Monday Night Football is one of the most hostile environments to play. Not to mention the Jameis Winston led Saints are one of the most unpredictable teams in the NFL. Give me ‘Hawks to beat the Saints on MNF. UPSET!
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: KC -4.5
Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) @ Tennessee Titans (4-2)
Vegas Picks: KC -4.5
Goldie’s Take: Chiefs Win 37-32
The Chiefs looked a lot more like the Chiefs we’re used to seeing last week in their rout of the Washington Football Team. Enough so that Crazy Uncle Jeffy has bought back into the KC hype and is picking them as the first of his two LOCKS this weekend. However, the Titans enter this one with some swagger as well, after defeating the almighty Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Expect a lot of points in this one, as both teams have high-powered offenses, but pick Mahomes to outlast Tannehill in a shootout.
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: GB -8
Washington Football Team (2-4) @ Green Bay Packers (5-1)
Vegas Picks: GB -8
Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 32-21
The Packers enter this one red hot and show zero signs of slowing down. They’ve won five straight and Rodgers is back playing at an MVP level. No Names offense should have a very hard time trying to keep pace with Green Bay’s highly potent attack. Plus Rodgers historically wins over 80% of the time in Lambeau. Cheeseheads cruise to 6-1 in this one. Never fade the Crazy Uncle
Rest of Week 7:
Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) @ Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
Vegas Picks: BAL -6
Goldie’s Take: Ravens Win 28-24
Everyone’s talking about Kyler Murray and Dak Presscott, but Lamar Jackson is quietly having an MVP type season himself. He’s top ten in both passing and rushing yards, (something unheard of for a quarterback) and his dual threat ability as a quarterback continues to leave defenses guessing. Not to mention Baltimore’s defensive unit is also very strong, making them a near impossible matchup for any team. Ravens win the AFC North battle at home.
Atlanta Falcons (2-3) @ Miami Dolphins (1-5)
Vegas Picks: ATL -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Falcons Win 24-23
The Deshaun Watson to Miami rumors began heating up again this week (for what seems like the one millionth time), as the ‘Fins prepare to host the Falcons. I would imagine Tua’s confidence is at an all time low following a loss to Jags and hearing all these rumors flying around. Plus it doesn’t help that Atlanta is coming off a bye and has had two weeks to prepare for this game. Usually in a toss up game like this, I’d take the home team but there’s just too much uncertainty in Miami’s locker room right now. Dirty Birds get back to .500 in Miami, as Fins continue to circle the drain.
New York Jets (1-4) @ New England Patriots (2-4)
Vegas Picks: NE -6.5
Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 26-14
Guarantee committee took a hard look at this one before deciding to go in another direction, but by the numbers the Patriots are virtually a lock to win this game. To start, the Pats have won 11 straight games against the Jets. Also, Bill Belichick is the king of beating rookie quarterbacks. Plus these Pats have already proven that they can beat this Jets team by winning 25-6 in their first contest in New York in week 2. Another advantage for New England in this one is the fact that the game is at home. Pats coast to a divisional win in Foxboro this Sunday.
Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) @ Las Vegas Raiders (4-2)
Vegas Picks: LV -3
Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 27-23
In most of the Raiders wins this season, it has been their high powered offense who has shouldered most of the load. However, in their 34-24 win over the Broncos last week, the defense looked fantastic, hitting Teddy Bridgewater 17 times and producing 4 takeaways. The Eagles offense should have a tough time running the ball against this front seven. Raiders take care of business at home and improve to 5-2.
Detroit Lions (0-6) @ Los Angeles Rams (5-1)
Vegas Picks: LAR -15
Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 34-17
Not much to analyze here. The Rams have the Lions beat in almost every facet of the game. However, one interesting storyline is Jared Goff’s return to LA. Revenge game? I don’t think so. Rams roll past Lions at home.
Chicago Bears (3-3) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1)
Vegas Picks: TB -12.5
Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 30-20
Brady and the Bucs got a little extra time to prepare for this one following their Thursday night win against the Eagles. A much closer game than many people anticipated, and I think this one could play a similar tune. The Bears beat Tampa last season in a game where Chicago’s defense gave Brady and the Bucs fits. I wouldn’t be surprised if Chicago stays in this one as well, but still picking the GOAT to win at home.
Houston Texans (1-5) @ Arizona Cardinals (6-0)
Vegas Picks: ARI -17.5
Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 35-14
The ‘72 Dolphins are going to have to wait at least another week to say cheers as the only unbeaten team ever, because this one is a mismatch across the board. Kyler Murray has the Cards playing at an elite level this season, as he’s the favorite for MVP. Meanwhile, the most attention that the Texans have received is surrounding a possible trade including star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has sat out the first 6 games of the season with hopes to be traded. Cardinals coast to 7-0 at home.
Indianapolis Colts (2-4) @ San Francisco 49ers (2-3)
Vegas Picks: SF -4
Goldie’s Take: 49ers Win 22-20
Both of these teams are very average in my opinion, and Jimmy G very well might be playing for his job this weekend. If San Fran fails to move the ball against the abysmal Colts pass defense, then Garoppolo’s time with the Niners could be coming to an end. The Niners have had two weeks to prepare for this one as they’re coming off a bye, plus at home on Sunday night should definitely give this team a boost. However Indy is coming off a 31-3 divisional win, so I wouldn’t be shocked if they upset this one. Safer play is to take San Fran to win at home.