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Goldie’s Best Bets NFL Divisional Round: Ride with Rodgers

Goldie:

All Time Record: 295-145-1          

Vs. Spread: 221-219-1

 

21-22 Season:  169-90-1               

Vs. Spread: 132-130-1

 

Wildcard Record: 5-1          

Vs. Spread: 3-3

 

Guarantee Record: 17-15

Upset Record: 18-13              

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 35-15              

21-22 Season: 19-14       

Final 2020: 16-1

 

A statement from Crazy Uncle Jeff: 

“I have not been happy with my performance and record this season. I apologize to all of my fans. In hopes to make amends, I will not miss this weekend. Give me all of the favorites, but give the points” 

Titans ML

Packers ML

Buccaneers ML

Chiefs ML

 

Goldie’s Guarantee

San Francisco 49ers (10-7) @ Green Bay Packers (13-4)

Vegas Picks: GB -5.5

Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 38-13

No, that score prediction was not a typo. Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football while Garoppolo is average, and Jimmy’s nursing a shoulder injury. Also, Green Bay has been dominant in lambeau, going 8-0 at home this season. Also, SFs two best defenders are iffy to play as Nick Bosa and Fred Warner were tagged as questionable in Thursday’s injury report. Also, the Niners barely snuck into the playoffs, while the Packers had the #1 seed locked up for weeks. Also, the Niners are (in my opinion) the worst team left in the playoffs. Rodgers and the Packers advance to yet another NFC Championship. Bet the house, the car, and the boat! I GUARANTEE IT!

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

Buffalo Bills (11-6) @ Kansas City Chiefs (13-5)

Vegas Picks: KC -2

Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 24-23

So many storylines surround the games this weekend, but perhaps none bigger than the rematch of last season’s AFC Championship. Mahomes and the Chiefs defeated the Bills last season en route to their second Super Bowl appearance in a row. However, Buffalo has been waiting patiently for their shot to knock KC off since that day (a certain Stefon Diggs photo comes to mind). These Bills proved they’re the real deal last week by demolishing division rival Patriots in the NFL playoffs’ first ever perfect game (TD on every drive). That loaded Bills offense is going to be hard to keep up with, especially considering Buffalo has the defensive edge as well. Feeling dangerous going against Andy Reid at home coming off a bye, but I’m a true believer that there’s a new sheriff in town in the AFC. After all, nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills! UPSET!

 

Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) @ Tennessee Titans (12-5)

Vegas Picks: TEN -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Titans Win 27-23

In the first of a great slate of games, the Bengals head to Tennessee with hopes of keeping their Cinderella season alive. However, many factors point towards a Titans victory this Saturday. The Titans have the rest/prep edge coming off the #1 seed bye, which of course also results in this being a home game for the Titans. In addition, Tennessee has the health edge. Multiple Bengals linebackers were injured in their win against the Raiders last week, and the Titans offense gets a massive boost as RB Derrick Henry is set to make his return. The clock strikes midnight for the Bengals, as the Titans get their first home playoff win since 2003. 

 

Los Angeles Rams (12-5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4) 

Vegas Picks: TB -3

Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 26-23

Feeling extra dangerous going against Tom Brady in the playoffs, but his team is just too depleted to win a playoff game right now. The Bucs will be without Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown, and they’ll be lucky to have two of their three top RBs. Those are major blows to two very important skill positions on the offense. Loaded Rams defense should do a good job of containing the hobbled Bucs offense. Also, Matthew Stafford is out for blood in this one, as this is his first real taste of competitive playoff action after being cooped up in Detroit for all those years. Sean McVay and the Rams devise a game plan to take down the legendary GOAT on the other side. However, this is the most nervous pick of the four by far, as the ghost of Brady’s past has already started to haunt me. 

3 Strategies You Need to Know to Bet on Horse Racing

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the US. This is pretty impressive, considering that most people who tune in to horse racing are there mainly to bet. You can’t blame them because horse racing is thrilling in and of itself, and if you bet on it as well, it just becomes more exciting.

 

However, most people who bet on horse racing do it because it adds more thrill to the sport. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but if you are one of the people who want to take horse racing betting seriously, you need more than luck. In this article, we will be delving into some strategies that can give you a good chance of winning your next bet. 

 

This is especially true if you’re a beginner and you don’t know what to do to win more races. That said, here are some strategies you should do on your next bets.

Do Your Homework

Millions of people bet on horse racing each year, but only a small percentage of them do their homework to increase their chances of winning. In reality, a lot of information is thrown at you at any given minute, and it’s up to you if you have the patience to read all of them. 

 

Checking the racing forms is a good start if you don’t know where to look. Racing forms, also known as form guides, will give you a lot of information about the current races.

 

Of course, it won’t tell you which horse to bet on, but it can help you make an educated guess to help you win the races. The form guides will give you a lot of information about the horses and even the jockeys. 

 

That said, knowing which horses are consistently winning the top three is a generally good bet. However, you also have to check if these races are recent, so you might want to check the horses’ track record.

 

There is a lot more information on the racing forms, which can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming at first, but when you know what to look for and where to find it, this information will make sense, and you can use it to your advantage. Of course, don’t rush and take one step at a time.

Jockey Experience

Horse racing is a good example of what man and beast can achieve together. That said, horse racing does not solely depend on the horse but the jockey. Many people, especially beginners, only focus their research on the horses and ignore the jockeys altogether. However, in reality, jockeys are important just as much as the horse.

 

So first, to start your research on the jockeys, you can also begin on their track records. Are they winning recently? Are they staying in shape? When is their last race? Second, you can check their experience with the current track with their current horse. It’s just like driving a car. When you’re driving a car in a new place, you must study both the car and the road.

 

If the jockey has already been paired with the horse in the current race before, there’s a good chance they will perform greatly. On the other hand, if the jockey has no experience, their performance will be unpredictable, but mostly, they tend to underperform. 

Shop the Odds

Shopping odds is a pretty easy way to increase your payout. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t only apply to horse racing but to sports betting in general. If you’re betting with fixed odds, you can check on different sites online to see if your bet has greater value. However, it doesn’t work with pari-mutuel betting because the odds are not fixed.

 

Once you have made your bet, you can then begin shopping odds. Of course, as mentioned just now, you can check with different sports betting sites online to see if your bet has greater value. Of course, you must pick the odds that have a better value to increase your payout. 

 

After doing this for a while, you can begin to notice a pattern that you can take advantage of to increase your overall winnings, which you can learn more at tvg. Not only that, but if you create accounts on different sites, they tend to give out perks and bonuses to keep you betting with them. Sure, the difference might only be a few dollars, but over time, these extra dollars will stack up and can even go up to hundreds.

Final Words

These betting strategies are pretty common, but they are effective. Of course, they don’t guarantee you to win all the time, but at least you’ll have a greater chance to win and even increase your overall payout. So if you’re looking to start betting in horse racing events, you might want to take into heart the strategies that we talked about in this article.

Goldie’s Best Bets: Take the Bills over Bill

Goldie:

All Time Record: 290-144-1          

Vs. Spread: 218-216-1

 

21-22 Season:  164-89-1               

Vs. Spread: 129-127-1

 

Week 17 Record: 11-5                

Vs. Spread: 8-8

 

Guarantee Record: 17-15

Upset Record: 18-13              

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 35-15              

21-22 Season: 19-14       

Week 17: 1-1

 

#5 Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) @ #4 Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)

Vegas Picks: CIN -5.5 

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 24-21

In the first of a very exciting slate of wildcard matchups, the red hot Raiders head to Cincy to face low-key MVP candidate Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Some fresh faces in the playoffs in this one, including both starting quarterbacks who are set to make their postseason debut’s. The forecast calls for a cold and ugly game this Saturday, which does not bode well for Raiders QB Derek Carr. Carr is 0-5 in his five career games in temperatures under 37 degrees, and in those games he’s failed to score 17 points each time. Should make for a tough day for that Raiders offense going against a defense who is used to playing in the cold. Giving Raiders a decent upset shot, but picking the home Bengals to fight their way to the divisional round. 

 

#6 New England Patriots (10-7) @ #3 Buffalo Bills (11-6)

Vegas Picks: BUF -4

Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 22-17

There’s no denying Bellichick and the Pats have owned Buffalo for the past two decades. Pats have won nine of their last ten in Buffalo, and have dominated in the process. HOWEVER, this is a different Bills team (and a different Pats team), and this is the day the Bills finally turn the tides. Buffalo enters this one winners of four straight (including one in New England) to secure the AFC East title. Meanwhile, the Pats have cooled down since that hot streak they had in the middle of the season; going 1-3 in their last four contests. Plus Buffalo will have quite the raucous crowd behind them, as this is only the third home playoff game the mafia has witnessed since 1996. Believe in Josh Allen and the loaded Bills offense to outpace rookie Mac Jones in a monumental win for Bills history. After all, nobody circles the wagons quite like the Buffalo Bills. 

 

#7 Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) @ #2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5)

Vegas Picks: TB -9

Goldie’s Take: Bucs Win 28-16

When these teams first met in Philly during week 6, the Bucs only won by six. Philly stayed tough and hung in the game. However, the Bucs were without Gronkowski and the game was in Philly. This time the Bucs will be at home and Gronk will be healthy. Although I was a strong supporter of the Eagles all season, that was mostly because of their weak schedule; which resulted in the Birds sneaking into the playoffs. Things will be different going on the road against one of the league’s powerhouses. Brady and the Bucs cruise past the Eagles in Wildcard weekend.  

 

#6 San Francisco 49ers @ #3 Dallas Cowboys (12-5)

Vegas Picks: DAL -3

Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 33-27

The Cowboys offense has found its groove at the absolute right time, dropping 50+ in two of their last three games to end the regular season. Dak has been clicking with his array of weapons, not to mention the defense has held strong. The Niners offensive attack should have a tough time keeping pace, especially with QB Jimmy Garropolo still battling a thumb injury. Jerry has assembled arguably his best squad since the Aikman/Smith glory days; Home crowd boosts the Cowboys over the Niners in a classic playoff matchup. How ‘Bout Them Cowboys!

 

#7 Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1) @ #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) 

Vegas Picks: KC -12.5

Goldie’s Take: Chiefs Win 33-23

The Steelers won their final two games to extend Big Ben’s career at least one more game. That will be all it is though. One more game. Steelers head to Arrowhead to face a fired up red hot Chiefs team. The last time these two met, KC put a 26 point hammer down on the Steelers. Although I’m expecting another Chiefs win, I do think the black and gold fight hard for Ben’s final hurrah. 

 

#5 Arizona Cardinals (11-6) @ #4 Los Angeles Rams (12-5)

Vegas Picks: LAR -4

Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 32-26

Although the two teams’ records are similar, that does not tell the whole story. Arizona is a fools gold 11-6. After starting the season 7-0, Arizona has finished the season spirally out of control; losers of four of their last five. Now they’re faced with going on the road to face the division rival Rams, a tall task for a team who has not been playing good football of late. The Rams have both the defensive edge and the home field edge. Plus, Matt Stafford gets his first taste of playoff life outside of Detroit, he should be out to prove something in this one. Picking LA to get the home win in the NFL’s first Monday night playoff game since 1998.

 

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Essential Factors When Choosing an Online Casino

Millions of people are playing games in online casinos. The main goal is to play for fun while others earn a living. While people used to access the games exclusively in land-based casinos in the past, nowadays, they are available on online casinos. Any player accesses the games despite the location or time. You can play games during the day or at night. There are also very many casinos available that you can choose from. In those casinos, many games are available. This means you will only settle on those games you are comfortable playing. Playing a game that you understand will give you more chances of winning. Games like gamemun88 are not very complicated, and those who begin to play always prioritize it. When choosing an online casino, you should be very careful. Below are some of the elements you must have in mind when selecting an online casino.

Check the bonuses

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The games available

 There is no excuse that a casino should have for having minimal games on their platform. This is because there are many games available that they can place on their site. This may include fun88, baccarat, and online cards, among others. This way, the casino will give their players a choice to make on the games they want to play. When choosing a game, you should make sure that you choose one that you are sure to win. Do not settle on those complicated games because they have a lot of money to win. The riskier the game, the more the money. Make sure you choose a game you understand and gradually move towards more complicated games. The site you choose should also allow you to look through the games before you sign in.

Check whether it is easy to cash out

Before you choose a platform for gaming, you should first be sure that they pay their players. Some platforms are known for making the cashing out process tedious, frustrating. A reputable casino will be willing to pay all those who have won in good time so that they continue playing other games.

You should always be keen when choosing an online casino. The type of games that you choose, like gamemun88 will determine whether you win or not. Always make a well-informed choice out of proper research.

Goldie’s Best Bets Week 16: Cardinals, Dolphins, more

Goldie:

All Time Record: 257-130-1          

Vs. Spread: 195-192-1

 

21-22 Season:  131-75-1               

Vs. Spread: 106-103-1

 

Week 15 Record: 10-5                

Vs. Spread: 9-6

 

Upset Record: 16-12              

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 33-11              

21-22 Season: 17-10       

Week 15: 0-1

 

Goldie’s Guarantee

Denver Broncos (7-7) @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)

Vegas Picks: PK

Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 26-23

A pair of 7-7 AFC West teams face off in what is basically a playoff game for both teams. A win keeps them right in the thick of the playoff race, whereas a loss has them looking towards the draft. The Raiders are coming off a gutsy win in Cleveland last Monday, while the Broncos are coming off a tough home loss to the Bengals. Denver lost Teddy Bridgewater in that game, so Drew Lock will be making his first start of the season. A serviceable backup, but Lock should have a tough time going on the road in a divisional matchup. Raiders win at home to keep their season alive, I GUARANTEE IT! “Just Win Baby”

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) @ New York Jets (3-11)

Vegas Picks: NYJ -1.5

Goldie’s Take: Jaguars Win 20-17

Both of these teams have had terrible seasons so far. They’ve both already been eliminated from playoff contention so the only thing they’re fighting for now is the first pick in this offseason’s draft. However, the one interesting storyline in this one is that it’s last year’s number 1 pick versus the number 2 pick at QB. Both rookies have had a tough go of it so far, but I guess that’s what happens when you get drafted to the Jets or Jacksonville. This game will mark the first time in 26 games that Vegas has the Jets as favorites, but take Trevor Lawrence and the Jags to win their first road game since 2019, yes you read that right. UPSET!

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: GB -7.5

Cleveland Browns (7-7) @ Green Bay Packers (11-3)

Vegas Picks: GB -7.5

Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 30-20

The Browns head to Green Bay to face the reigning MVP in the first of our two Christmas Day matchups. Cleveland will be getting QB Baker Mayfield back, but that shouldn’t be enough for Cleveland to get the win. Browns are still working through their COVID struggles, and the Packers haven’t lost in Lambeau all season. Packers give the gift of winning to their fans this Christmas. Merry LOCKsmas from the Crazy Uncle!

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: ARI -1

Indianapolis Colts (8-6) @ Arizona Cardinals (10-4)

Vegas Picks: ARI -1

Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 27-24

Colts enter this one as one of the league’s hottest teams after beating the surging Patriots. Meanwhile, Arizona has gone cold since their red hot 7-0 start. Two losses in a row, including a stunner in Detroit. However, the Cards have way too much talent to keep losing like this. The Colts have more momentum, but my gut tells me to take Arizona. Giving Colts a solid upset shot, but picking Cardbirds to get the win on Christmas night. Uncle Jeff approves. 

 

Rest of Week 16:

 

Detroit Lions (2-11-1) @ Atlanta Falcons (6-8)

Vegas Picks: ATL -6.5

Goldie’s Take: Falcons Win 27-20

The Lions stunned the Cardinals last week, destroying them 30-12, but let’s not be fooled here. The Lions are still the Lions, and they are just less talented than the Falcons. Plus picking Falcons to finally get a win in the ATL, where they have struggled this season. Falcons over Lions as Atlanta keeps their sliver of playoff hopes alive. 

 

Los Angeles Rams (10-4) @ Minnesota Vikings (7-7)

Vegas Picks: LAR -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 28-24

Vikings are holding onto the final NFC Wild Card spot for dear life right now. A crowd of teams are lurking right behind them, so a loss would basically end the Vikes. However, Rams have their own playoff implications on the line here too as they’re tied with Arizona for the division lead. Rams are a better football team here, plus they have sneaky MVP candidate Cooper Kupp ready to go. Rams go into Minny and leave with a huge W. 

 

New York Giants (4-10) @ Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)

Vegas Picks: PHI -10

Goldie’s Take: Eagles Win 24-16

Eagles enter this one as 10 point favorites after a 10 point win against Washington on Tuesday. Philly continues to do enough to keep themselves in spitting distance of the final NFC Wild Card spot. That trend should continue as they get a home matchup with the worst team in the NFC East. However in a divisional game, I’m expecting things to at least stay close, so picking Giants to slide in right under the fat 10 point spread. 

 

Buffalo Bills (8-6) @ New England Patriots (9-5)

Vegas Picks: NE -2

Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 23-20

Teetered back and forth for a while on this one before ultimately settling on New England for a couple of reasons: 

  1. Foxboro in late December is a big advantage for the Patriots. 
  2. Pats defense should be able to contain Josh Allen and the pass-heavy Bills. 
  3. Bill Belichick has a chip on his shoulder and he’s out to prove he still has gas in the tank

Not betting against Bill until he gives me a reason to. Pats win AFC East title with a win at home this Sunday.

 

Baltimore Ravens (8-6) @ Cincinatti Bengals (8-6)

Vegas Picks: CIN -3

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 24-20

The entirety of this game is predicated on the health of Lamar Jackson’s ankle. He’s listed as questionable right now but hasn’t practiced since getting carted off the field in their loss to the Browns two weeks ago. Tyler Huntley would make his second consecutive start if Jackson is unable to play. Huntley played well last week but going into a divisional game on the road is a different story. Bengals should take firm control of the AFC North with a win this Sunday.

 

Los Angeles Chargers (8-6) @ Houston Texans (3-11)

Vegas Picks: LAC -10.5

Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 31-17

Chargers should come out with a vengeance in this one after that devastating OT loss to the Chiefs last week. Plus they’ll have the rest/prep edge as they played Thursday night. Chargers are in control of their destiny as they currently hold one of the three AFC wild card spots. I don’t see Davis Mills keeping pace with Justin Herbert, Bolts cruise to a victory in Houston. 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-4) @ Carolina Panthers (5-9)

Vegas Picks: TB -10

Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 28-17

Bucs were stunned last week, getting shutout in a home game against New Orleans. I see an elite team like Tampa bouncing back fast from a loss like that. Especially with a game against a division rival on the horizon. Plus Carolina is floundering right now. They’ll be starting Cam Newton but Sam Darnold is expected to see some action as well. The Panthers are a mess, Brady and the Bucs should coast past Carolina. 

 

Chicago Bears (4-10) @ Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

Vegas Picks: SEA -6.5 

Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 28-20

Both of these teams had really disappointing seasons after entering the year with high hopes. This will mark the first losing season for Seattle since 2011. However, all disappointment aside, Seattle should win this game. Russell Wilson is healthy, and the ‘Hawks have historically been great at home. Chicago is struggling right now, Seattle should take care of business to add at least one good note on a season to forget. 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1) @ Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

Vegas Picks: KC -8.5

Goldie’s Take: Chiefs Win 30-23

Seven straight wins (including the thriller against LAC on TNF) leads me to believe that the Chiefs are indeed back. However, Mahomes will be without two of his favorite weapons with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce testing positive for COVID-19. Also, this could be the final run for Big Ben Roethlisberger, so I could see him showing out in this one. Picking Pitt to keep it within the 8.5 point spread, but picking KC to get the win at Arrowhead.

 

Washington Football Team (6-8) @ Dallas Cowboys (10-4)

Vegas Picks: DAL -10

Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 24-21

Dallas wins the NFC East title with a win against Washington on SNF. The Cowboys are the better team here, and should show out in primetime. Washington is still working though their COVID issues so who knows who will be available for this matchup. Plus the Cowboys have the rest/prep edge as Washington played Tuesday. However, in a divisional matchup you should always expect both teams to play hard. No Names should keep it close but Cowboys should get the win in the end. How ‘bout them Cowboys!

 

Miami Dolphins (7-7) @ New Orleans Saints (7-7)

Vegas Picks: MIA -1.5

Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 17-14

Battle of two great defenses in this one. The Saints shutout Tom Brady and the Bucs last week en route to a 9-0 win. N’awlins is also the only team to keep MVP Aaron Rodgers to single digits this season in their 35-3 murdershow they put on the Pack in week 1. So, the New Orleans defense is capable of a big performance. However, Miami has a very strong defense as well, and the Saints QB situation is questionable to say the least. With Trevor Siemien and Taysom Hill going on the COVID reserve list earlier this week, the Saints are likely to have to turn to Rookie QB Ian Book on MNF. Book has never played an NFL snap, let alone start a meaningful game in primetime. Fins defense should eat him alive to propel Miami to a low scoring seventh straight win. 

 

Goldie’s Best Bets Week 15: Brady Breakthrough, Pats Streaking

Goldie:

All Time Record: 247-125-1          

Vs. Spread: 186-186-1

 

21-22 Season:  121-70-1               

Vs. Spread: 97-97-1

 

Week 14 Record: 13-0                

Vs. Spread: 11-2

 

Guarantee Record: 14-14

Upset Record: 15-12              

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 33-10              

21-22 Season: 17-9       

Week 14: 1-0

 

Goldie’s Guarantee: TB -11.5

New Orleans Saints (6-7) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-3)

Vegas Picks: TB -11.5

Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 30-10

One of the only reasons this game is on SNF is because the Saints have been Brady’s kryptonite since joining the Bucs. Brady is 0-3 regular season against the Saints, but keep in mind that two of those losses were to Drew Brees and the third was against Jameis Winston. The Saints don’t have either of those guys at QB this Sunday, so I think the Bucs should have an easier time. Tampa clinches the division with a convincing win at home in Primetime, I GUARANTEE IT!

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) @ Denver Broncos (7-6)

Vegas Picks: DEN -3

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 31-26

Lots of playoff implications on the line in this one, a win keeps you right in the thick of the race, whereas a loss makes the path to the postseason incredibly difficult. Cincy fell just short of a great home win last week losing to the Niners in overtime. That marks two straight losses for the Bengals who were once sitting pretty at 7-4. Now they head to Denver to face a very inconsistent Broncos team. Trusting Burrow and highflying Bengals offense to outpace Teddy B and the Broncos. Cincy pulls off the UPSET and gets the win in the Mile High.  

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: NE +2.5

New England Patriots (9-4) @ Indianapolis Colts (7-6)

Vegas Picks: IND -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 23-20

In our rare Saturday NFL showdown, we have what should be one of the most interesting games of the weekend. Many storylines here: breakout of Johnathan Taylor, breakout of Mac Jones, heavy playoff implications on the line, but the biggest of them all is definitely how red hot the entire Pats team has been. Since starting 2-4, the Pats have completely figured it out and have been setting the league on fire with seven straight wins. Jeffy and I have bet against the GOAT in the sweatshirt too many times, Pats keep surging with a win in Indy. 

 

Tennessee Titans (9-4) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6-1)

Vegas Picks: PIT -1

Goldie’s Take: Steelers Win 24-21

Since losing Derrick Henry this Tennessee offense has rapidly declined. Soon after Henry went down, AJ Brown got injured and they were forced to put him on IR. The Titans are putting too much responsibility on Tannehill’s shoulders. Meanwhile, Steelers coming off a TNF game, should be well rested and will be getting stud pass rusher TJ Watt back as well. Pitt defense should give T’s offense fits, and Big Ben will be able to do enough to get the victory. Steelers stay right in the thick of the playoff chase with a home win in the Big Ketchup Bottle.

 

Carolina Panthers (5-8) @ Buffalo Bills (7-6)

Vegas Picks: BUF -12

Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 34-21

Remember when everyone was talking about how the Bills were going to dethrone the Pats and take over the AFC? Welp, all that is now out the window as three straight losses has Buffalo needing to win just to keep their playoff hopes on track. However, this is the perfect game to get back on track. The return of Cam Newton to Carolina has not worked at all to put it lightly, and the entire Panthers team seems to be in flux right now. Expecting Josh Allen and the Bills to tighten up the screws at home this week as they try and get moving back in the right direction.

 

Houston Texans (2-11) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11)
Vegas Picks: JAX -5

Goldie’s Take: Jaguars Win 26-23

The toilet bowl takes place in Jacksonville this Sunday between two of the leagues four teams with double digit losses this season. The biggest storyline in this one is about someone who actually won’t be at the game, as the Jags fired HC Urban Meyer earlier this week. I believe the Jacksonville players will band together to get a win now that the cancer has left their locker room. Jags win what should be a close game between two bad teams. 

 

Dallas Cowboys (9-4) @ New York Giants (4-9)

Vegas Picks: DAL -11

Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 27-17

Cowboys have owned this matchup recently, on an 8-1 run against the G-Men. Giants will once again be without starting QB Daniel Jones, as Mike Glennon will continue to start in his relief. Glennon should have a really tough time moving the ball against a stout Cowboys defense. Struggling Dak also gets a good opportunity to bounce back in this one with a weak opponent like the Giants. Cowboys should get the win, but can definitely see Giants slipping in under the Vegas odds with a home cover. 

 

Arizona Cardinals (10-3) @ Detroit Lions (1-11-1)

Vegas Picks: ARI -13

Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 30-20

Cards head to Mo-Town undefeated on the road this season, and a win away from clinching a playoff berth. Even with Deandre Hopkins supposed to miss Sunday’s tilt, still like Arizona to cruise past the lowly Lions. However Detroit has shown the ability to keep fighting this season: After each of their previous four double digit losses this season, the following game has been decided by a single digit margin. Fully expecting Cards to win this one, but picking Lions to keep it within the fat betting line. 

 

New York Jets (3-10) @ Miami Dolphins (6-7)

Vegas Picks: MIA -9.5

Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 21-13

Miami has owned this matchup in recent memory, currently on a 9-2 stretch (4-1 under B-Flo) against their division rival. Fins also enter as one of the hottest teams in the league, winners of five in a row. However, the pesky Covid wave has made its way to the Miami locker room. The entire running back room has been put on the Covid list, to go along with stud wide receiver Jaylen Waddle. Still believe in Flores and the defense to hold strong, but wouldn’t be shocked if Planes kept it just within the hefty betting line. 

 

Atlanta Falcons (6-7) @ San Francisco 49ers (7-6)

Vegas Picks: SF -9.5

Goldie’s Take: 49ers Win 28-21

Niners have found their rhythm after their tough start, winning four of their last five. Jimmy G has settled into the starting QB role, and has been very efficient. That’s what the Niners offense is based upon, efficiency. They’re not too flashy but they get the job done when paired with a solid defense. San Fran should get the win in this one, but it is worth noting that Dirty Birds are 5-2 this season on the road so wouldn’t be shocked if we see a Matty Ice road cover. 

 

Green Bay Packers (10-3) @ Baltimore Ravens (8-5)

Vegas Picks: GB -6

Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 28-24

Given Lamar Jackson is good to go on Sunday (ankle), this would mark the first time that ‘19 MVP (Jackson) faced off against ‘20 MVP (Rodgers). Lamar is a strong 12-2 against NFC teams in his career, so going against the Ravens at home was not an easy decision. However, Rodgers is my guy and the Pack have looked like the best team in the NFL this season. Wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Ravens upset in this one, but safer play is to pick them with the points. 

 

Las Vegas Raiders (6-7) @ Cleveland Browns (7-6)

Vegas Picks: LV -1.5

Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 26-20

Playoff desperation is starting to set in for both teams, but especially for the Raiders coming off back to back losses. After getting obliterated in KC last week, the Raiders should come out firing in Cleveland to prove that they’re still valid. It’s also worth noting that the Browns had the Covid wave hit them this week. Both Baker Mayfield and Kevin Stafanski (among many others) have tested positive this week, so Cleveland could very well be without their HC/QB combo this weekend. Case Keenum has the ability to keep the Browns in this one, but I expect Derek Carr and the Raiders to go into the Dawg Pound and leave with a victory. 

 

Minnesota Vikings (6-7) @ Chicago Bears (4-9)

Vegas Picks: MIN -6

Goldie’s Take: Vikings Win 28-23

This is a Primetime matchup where I don’t trust anything about it. The Vikings have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the league this season, plus Kirk Cousins on Primetime is another red flag. However, I don’t have any faith in the Bears either. Rookie QB in Primetime is a huge question mark. Picking Minny because Vikings need this win to keep their playoff hopes alive, but wouldn’t be shocked if the Bears play spoiler. 

 

Washington Football Team (6-7) @ Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

Vegas Picks: PHI -8.5

Goldie’s Take: Eagles Win 28-17

With 23 members of the WFT currently on the Covid list, this game becomes very difficult to analyze. Who knows who’s going to be available on Tuesday night? However, based on what we now know, all signs point towards an Eagles victory. I personally would give Philly the edge even if both teams were at full strength. So, with Covid decimating a large portion of Washington’s team, AND Philly having home field advantage for this one, yeah, I’m picking the Eagles. 

 

Seattle Seahawks (5-8) @ Los Angeles Rams (9-4)

Vegas Picks: LAR -4.5

Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 26-23

The Rams had a very inspiring win last week in Arizona on MNF. Even with many of their guys getting Covid,they adjusted and were still able to perform, and even manage to dominate at that! However, this will mark the second straight week where the Rams are going to be heavily short handed. It’s too much to ask for the reserves to keep up that level of high play. Also the desperation is there for Seattle. The Seahawks are still hanging by a thread in the NFC playoff race, but a loss would end them. Russell Wilson and the ‘Hawks swoop in for an UPSET in LA on Tuesday night.  

 

How To Find Trusted Sites To Bet On Your Favorite Team

The sports betting industry is a lucrative business and more and more people are getting involved in it. The surge in the popularity of sports betting can be attributed to a number of reasons. Firstly, people have always been interested in gambling and sports betting provides an opportunity to gamble on something they love. Secondly, with the advent of the internet, it has become easier than ever to place a bet on your favorite team or player in a trusted sports betting companies. Most importantly, people have seen a lot of their friends and family members make a lot of money from sports betting. They want to learn more about this exciting opportunity and try it out for themselves.

If you have been thinking about taking up sports betting as a profession, the first thing you must do is find reliable sites.

We all know that there are plenty of websites out there claiming to be trusted, but which ones really are? When you’re looking for a site to place bets on your favorite team, the last thing you want is to find out later that it turned out to be a scam. It can be hard enough trying to figure out who will win in any given game without worrying about whether or not the website will pay up if they lose. So how do you know where to go? To help sort through the chaos, here are some tips for finding sites that actually offer trustworthy services and aren’t just after your money.

Affiliate Sites Don’t Always Offer Trustworthy Services

As you may have already noticed, some of the most popular websites that use affiliate links are also some of the least trustworthy. The reason for this is that so many affiliate sites are focused on flashing ads in your face and pointing you toward whatever site they have advertisers for that day. If a site is only interested in profit without caring about whether or not their customers get a fair deal, then their incentives simply aren’t going to line up with yours.

Look For Sites That Offer Steep Odds

There are a lot of websites out there that claim they offer the best odds, but you need to be careful. The truth is that there are websites out there that will actually give you better odds by placing wagers directly with bookmakers or other betting sites, rather than dealing through a middleman. This means that comparing the numbers isn’t always enough because it won’t tell you how much of a difference there is. To find out how much of a difference there really is, you need to look at the implied probabilities each site offers for each event. The higher these are, the better it will be for you.

Check The Licensing And Reputation Of The Site

Before you sign up with any site, it’s important to do a bit of research on them. This includes checking to see if they have the appropriate licensing in your jurisdiction and whether or not they have a good reputation. One way to check this is to look for online reviews from other customers. If you see a lot of complaints about not getting paid or about the site being a scam, then it’s best to steer clear.

Look For Sites That Are Easy To Use

One of the telltale signs of a trustworthy site is that they take user experience seriously. This means that they will have a simple and easy-to-use website that makes placing bets a breeze. If you’re struggling to find what you’re looking for or if the website is cluttered and confusing, then it’s likely not a site you want to use.

Check The Fees And Terms Of Service

Another thing to look for when trying to determine if a site is trustworthy is how transparent they are about their fees. Ideally, you want to find a site that offers low percentages and reasonable odds. If they’re not upfront about the percentage they take out of bets or what they charge for withdrawals, then it’s likely that there are other shady elements at play. You should also look at their terms of service because they tell you how they handle disputes and what the consequences are for backing out of a bet.

Conclusion

There are a lot of things to take into account when trying to find a trustworthy site to place bets on your favorite team. By following the tips above, you can narrow down your options and be sure that you’re dealing with a reputable company. Just remember that it’s always important to do your research before you sign up with any site.

Differences Between NBA and NFL Betting

Gambling is such a very huge industry. So if you think you can only gamble in casinos, you’re wrong! In fact, sports are also enjoyed by many gamblers as much as athletes and enthusiasts are enjoying watching the games. That’s why sports betting is widely practiced wherever gambling is allowed.

 

Among the most sought-after leagues are the NBA and NFL. Take note, betting on these leagues isn’t only popular in the US, where these games happen, but also around the globe.

 

If you’re not familiar with how betting on these sports works, you may want to consider these major differences they have:

Number of games and schedules

Among the key differences between the two is the number of games per season and the schedules.

 

For the NFL, teams will play one game per week, a total of 16 games, in every regular season. Meanwhile, NBA teams will play 82 games in a regular campaign for multiple games per week. For that reason, NBA teams will be on the road most times to follow the schedule, while NFL teams can have more time to rest and relax before getting ready for another game. That’s also the reason why the term “scheduled losses” is prominent in the NBA.

 

With that, bettors should know more about the condition of every player in the NBA before betting than in the NFL. Some bettors may just take it lightly but a game can turn sideways for just a single player who experiences fatigue. And that leads to another difference…

One player can change the game results in the NBA

One player may turn the tables in minutes and change the outcome of the game in the NBA. 

 

A roster in the NBA is typically made up of 15 players, and among them, 10 players may play anytime. On the other hand, an NFL roster will have 53 active players where 46 of them may play anytime. NFL players will be assigned whether in offense or defense, while basketball players are required to excel at both.

 

With that, it only takes one basketball player to change the outcome of the game, which wouldn’t be possible in football. Although an Elite QB or any player in the NFL can have a huge influence on the team’s success, an NFL team can’t win without the whole team effort.

 

For that reason, bettors should always consider each payer’s value for the games. So if a star player for an NBA team is injured or suspended, a bettor should take it into consideration.

 

If a team loses 2 players, that’s about 4% loss for the football team while 13% for basketball.  

What about the odds?

Surely, the odds for each sport are totally different. Not only that, but there’s also a big difference in when these odds will be made available to bettors. 

 

As mentioned, since the NBA games happen at a faster pace than the NFL, NBA becomes a daily sport. While every player won’t play every day, they will be on the court most days every week. Some days may have many games, some may not, what’s certain is that there will always be hoops to bet on from time to time.

 

Betting lines for the NBA come out every morning before the games, or on some occasion, on the night before. The numbers will continuously move as bets come in until the game time. But for the NFL, it’s different. Each football team will only play once a week and there will be allotted broadcast windows for the contest. As a result, odds are typically released in advance – some a week before the game.

 

The distance in between games will leave more time for line movement and for handicapping. In that respect, football attracts more betting volume, so it’s natural to see decent-sized shifts from the initial release to the kickoff.

Parity for NFL

What’s good about the NFL is that teams have the same odds of winning any given game, or as they say, at “any given Sunday” – regardless if it’s in the regular season or for the Superbowl. In fact, no NFL team has ever won more than 6 championships since the year 1967.

 

On the contrary, some NBA teams consistently win for several seasons, such as the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics who have combined for 33 championships and appeared in 51 Finals for about 68 years.

 

That’s the reason why NFL’s parity keeps the fans engaged in every season. However, that could also mean that it will be hard for bettors to project who ends on top in each week, in every season.

 

Those are the major differences in betting between the two sports. You should always remember those differences to level up your betting strategies on both NBA and NFL.

Dolphins

Goldie’s Best Bets, Week 12: Take the Streaking Dolphins

Goldie:

All Time Record: 219-115-1          

Vs. Spread: 162-172-1

 

21-22 Season:  93-60-1               

Vs. Spread: 73-83-1

 

Week 11 Record : 8-6                 

Vs. Spread: 7-7

 

Guarantee All Time: 13-12       

 

Upset All Time: 12-12              

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 30-10              

21-22 Season: 14-9       

Week 11: 1-2

 

Goldie’s Guarantee: MIN +3.5

Minnesota Vikings (5-5) @ San Francisco 49ers (5-5) 

Vegas Picks: SF -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Vikings Win 28-24

My favorite bet of the weekend is easily Vikings with the points. All of their games are close, evident by the fact that the Vikings haven’t lost a game this season by more than seven points. Plus given Minny’s offensive weapons I give them a very legitimate shot at an UPSET. Niners have won two straight by 20+, but you can’t expect Jimmy G to keep that pace. San Fran is set for a major letdown as Vikings go in and UPSET the 49ers on the road. 

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

Carolina Panthers (5-6) @ Miami Dolphins (4-7)

Vegas Picks: CAR -2.5 

Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 24-23

After the abysmal 1-7 start, the Fins have picked it up a bit with three straight victories. Meanwhile, Carolina has really slipped since their strong 3-0 start. Their quarterback play got so bad, it forced them to recycle back to Cam Newton. A player who definitely brings energy to this team, but clearly isn’t the player he once was. Cam should have a very tough day against that blitz-heavy Dolphins defense. Miami completely shut down Lamar Jackson a few weeks ago, expect B Flo to implement a similar game plan to contain Newton in this one. Look for a defensive game, as Tua should be able to game-manage Miami to their fourth straight victory. UPSET!

 

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Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: TB -3.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) @ Indianapolis Colts (6-5)

Vegas Picks: TB -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 32-28

Colts ground and pound identity with Johnathan Taylor has them winners of five out of their last six and right back in the mix of that AFC playoff picture. However, going up against and beating Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champions is a different story. With home field advantage and team momentum on their side, I do give Indy a decent upset shot, but I’ve bet against Brady too many times to make that mistake again. Plus the Crazy Uncle loves Tampa to win and cover in this one. Bucs get a tough win on the road. 

 

Rest of Week 12:

 

Tennessee Titans (8-3) @ New England Patriots (7-4)

Vegas Picks: NE -7

Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 27-21

Red hot Pats enter this one boasting a five game winning streak, arguably the hottest team in the league. Meanwhile, Tennessee is coming off of an ugly loss to the 2-8 Houston Texans. The injuries are finally starting to catch up to the Titans, six players have already been ruled out (incluing AJ Brown) and an additional five are listed as questionable. Trust Tannehill and the defense to keep it close, but believe in Belichick and Pats to get the win in Foxboro. 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4-1) @ Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)

Vegas Picks: CIN -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 27-23

After a couple of questionable performances, Cincy confirmed their validity with a commanding win over the Raiders last week. However, Big Ben has historically owned the Bengals during his career. BUT this is a different Bengals and this is a different Big Ben. Joe Burrow to Jamar Chase is a combo that Bengals fans have been waiting for for a long time. Plus Cincy is at home. Bengals get a huge AFC North victory to keep them in solid positioning in that playoff push. 

 

Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) @ New York Giants (3-7)

Vegas Picks: PHI -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Eagles Win 27-20

Philly is beginning to find their groove as they’re winners of three of their last four. Jalen Hurts dual threat ability has been giving defenses nightmares all season, evident by the 618 rushing yards and 8 TDs he’s posted through eleven games. Also their defense has been holding strong as well, forcing three turnovers at the Saints last week. I’m starting to believe in this team, in fact I’ll go as far to say Eagles end up in the playoffs this season. Birds go into the Big Apple and get a road W. 

 

Atlanta Falcons (4-6) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8)

Vegas Picks: ATL -2

Goldie’s Take: Falcons Win 23-20

Both offenses in this matchup have been an overall letdown this season. Atlanta has scored a total of 3 points in the past two games combined, and since the Jags bye week Jacksonville has only averaged 10 points per game. Believe it or not, Atlanta is still within spitting distance of the final NFC wild card spot so they might have some added motivation in this one. On the other hand, at 2-8 Jacksonville has already started to look towards the draft. Matt Ryan and Atlanta bounce back, and keep their season very much alive with a road win in Jacksonville. 

 

New York Jets (2-8) @ Houston Texans (2-8)

Vegas Picks: HOU -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Texans Win 20-14

Snoozefest of the week takes place in Houston as these two bottomfeeders face off. Although, somehow both of these 2-8 teams are responsible for one of the 8-3 Titans losses. Weird. When Houston QB Tyrod Taylor is healthy, they are a much better football team. 2-2 this season when Taylor starts. His dual-threat ability to run and pass adds another dimension to the Texans offense… Speaking of quarterbacks being healthy, Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson is set to return from injury this weekend. It’ll be interesting to see how the kid bounces back. Expect an ugly game but a Texans home cover. 

 

Los Angeles Chargers (6-4) @ Denver Broncos (5-5)

Vegas Picks: LAC -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 33-24

Both of these AFC West squads have been wildly inconsistent this season, and can’t seem to separate themselves from the middle of the pack. However, when talking about overall talent, I give the edge to the Chargers. Their offense is loaded with weapons and they’re all surrounding young stud quarterback Justin Herbert. Also, Broncos trading Von Miller earlier this season seems to point towards a rebuild for Denver. Chargers should go into Mile High and leave with a hard fought win. 

 

Los Angeles Rams (7-3) @ Green Bay Packers (8-3) 

Vegas Picks: LAR -1.5

Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 30-28

Easily the NFL’s game of the week is set for 4:25 in Green Bay this Sunday. I’m expecting a close, back and forth game no doubt, but I’m shocked that Vegas has the Rams favored on the road in Green Bay. I don’t see Aaron Rodgers losing two in a row, especially not at home in a big game. Making this one a big venue call as Green Bay hasn’t lost a home game all season, and are on a 10-1 run at Lambeau. I don’t see them losing this one. 

 

Cleveland Browns (6-5) @ Baltimore Ravens (7-4)

Vegas Picks: BAL -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Ravens Win 28-26

Some big names are set to return for both teams in this one. For Cleveland, they’ll most likely be getting back the second half of their superstar RB duo with Kareem Hunt set to return for the first time since week 6. On the other hand, Baltimore will be getting back Lamar Jackson who missed their last game due to COVID. It’s always a great game when these two match up as this is turning into a great rivalry. In this one I like the Ravens to get the primetime win at home in this divisional showdown. 

 

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Seattle Seahawks (3-7) @ Washington Football Team (4-6)

Vegas Picks: PK

Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 26-21

This season has been a disaster for Seattle who entered this season with very high hopes. The injury to Russell Wilson derailed them, and he hasn’t been as sharp since returning. Have to expect that to change though right? This week in Primetime against a below average “football team”, expect Seattle to get off the losing skid with a win in the  nation’s capital. 

Goldie’s Best Bets Week 9: The Dolphins…. Win?

Goldie:

All Time Record: 198-97          

Vs. Spread: 144-147-1

 

21-22 Season:  72-42               

Vs. Spread: 55-58-1

 

Week 8 Record : 7-7                 

Vs. Spread: 4-10

 

Guarantee All Time: 13-9       

21-22 Season: 4-4

 

Upset All Time: 12-9              

21-22 Season: 3-5

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff 

All Time: 29-5              

21-22 Season: 13-4       

Week 8: 1-0

 

Goldie’s Guarantee

Minnesota Vikings (3-4) @ Baltimore Ravens (5-2)

Vegas Picks: BAL -6

Goldie’s Take: Ravens Win 37-20

I have never been one to buy into the hype of Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, and after their loss on MNF to the Cooper Rush led Cowboys I somehow have even less faith in them. On the other hand, the Ravens have had to sit for two weeks after their surprising  41-17 blowout loss to division rival Cincinnati. Baltimore is pissed off and should come into this one ready to go. Plus they’re at home, Ravens by multiple scores. I GUARANTEE IT!

 

Goldie’s UPSET of the Week

New England Patriots (4-4) @ Carolina Panthers (4-4)

Vegas Picks: NE -3.5

Goldie’s Take: Panthers Win 27-24

Both of these teams are coming off wins in games where they were underdogs,so they both enter this one with a bit of swagger. For the Panthers, they finally proved they can win a game without Christian McCaffrey. Lucky for Carolina, they probably won’t have to worry about that too much as CMC is expected to play his first game since week 3. CMC’s return and home field advantage will be enough for the Cats to grab the UPSET win against the Pats. 

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: LV -3

Las Vegas Raiders (5-2) @ New York Giants (2-6)

Vegas Picks: LV -3

Goldie’s Take: Raiders Win 28-23

First the Raiders had all of the Jon Gruden drama, and this week, on a much sadder note, WR Henry Ruggs was charged with a DUI after crashing and killing a 23 year old Nevada native and her dog. Despite the absolute mess that they’ve been off the field, on the field the Raiders are somehow 5-2, and continue to find ways to win. Derek Carr has quietly been one of the best QBs in the league this season, and their defense has been surprisingly strong too. Coming off a bye, Jeffy and I fully expect the Raiders to take care of business at the Meadowlands. 

 

Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: PIT -6

Chicago Bears (3-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

Vegas Picks: PIT -6

Goldie’s Take: Steelers Win 23-16

After hours of meticulous studying and research, Crazy Uncle Jeff has concocted a wild two team parlay ending with the Monday Night matchup. Pitt has won three in a row while Bears have lost their last three. Also, Chicago’s defense hasn’t been the same without star LB Khallil Mack on the field. Plus Big Ben is a solid 16-6 all time on MNF. Not to mention Pittsburgh will have home-field for this one. Steelers improve to 5-3 on Monday Night. LOCK IT IN!

 

Rest of Week 9:

 

Atlanta Falcons (3-4) @ New Orleans Saints (5-2)

Vegas Picks: NO -6.5

Goldie’s Take: Falcons Win 30-27

The Saints have had a tough week so far, first they discovered that a torn ACL will keep Jameis Winston out for the season, also it had been learned that Micheal Thomas had a setback with his ankle injury and will also be out for the season. That leaves Taysom Hill (just coming back from injury) or Trevor Siemian to start at quarterback for the Saints. Yes, Siemian had a great showing last week, when he came in for relief of the injured Winston, but I don’t expect that performance to stay consistent. Matty Ice and the Falcons go into the Superdome and UPSET the Saints. 

 

Buffalo Bills (5-2) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6)

Vegas Picks: BUF -14.5

Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 34-17

The Jags let the Geno Smith led Seahawks walk all over them last week, and now they are challenged with facing Josh Allen and the mighty Buffalo Bills. Rookie QB Trevor Lawrence is going to have a tough time moving the ball against a Bills defense that has allowed the fewest points in the NFL this season. I see no reason why Buffalo doesn’t go into Jacksonville and stomp the Jags. After all, nobody circles the wagons quite like the Buffalo Bills. 

 

Cleveland Browns (4-4) @ Cincinnati Bengals (5-3)

Vegas Picks: CIN -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 23-20

Although these teams have similar records, they are on very different sides of the injury spectrum right now. The Browns can’t catch a break with eight players that did not practice on Wednesday. Also they will be without OBJ as he was cut from the team earlier this week. On the other hand, the Bengals only had one player miss practice Wednesday, and they are getting multiple players back from injury this weekend as well. Trust health and home field to put Bengals over Browns this Sunday.  

 

Denver Broncos (4-4) @ Dallas Cowboys (6-1)

Vegas Picks: DAL -10

Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 34-23

No Dak, no problem last week as the ‘Boys took care of the Vikings on MNF with Cooper Rush starting under center. This week, the franchise QB will return for a team that is firing on all cylinders right now, winners of six in a row. The Broncos, on the other hand, are trending in the opposite direction, losers of four out of their last five. Also Cowboys are the only team this season to be perfect (7-0) against the spread. These trends continue as Cowboys take care of business in Big D. 

 

Houston Texans (1-7) @ Miami Dolphins (1-7)

Vegas Picks: MIA -6

Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 24-21

Snoozefest of the week, both of these teams enter this one on seven game losing streaks. However, both of these teams can finally take a deep breath for a second now that the trade deadline has passed. We can finally say with confidence that Deshaun Watson will not be traded this season. So this results in Miami’s QB Tua Tagovailoa having a nine game tryout to prove he is the Dolphins guy. On the other hand, Tyrod Taylor is set to return for Houston from injury that had him out for several weeks. Taylor is historically money against the Dolphins, posting a 72% completion rating with 10 TDs and 0 INTs. That being said, I still expect home ‘Fins to kick the losing skid. Venue call!

 

Los Angeles Chargers (5-3) @ Philadelphia Eagles (3-5)

Vegas Picks: LAC -2

Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 28-21

I think recency bias has the Vegas oddsmakers a bit off in this one. Yes, the Chargers just lost to the Pats, and the Eagles murdered the Lions last week, but if you look at the complete body of work the Chargers are clearly the superior football team. I fully expect Justin Herbert and the Bolts to avenge that tough loss they had last week. LA improves to 6-3 with a hard fought road win in Philly. 

 

Green Bay Packers (7-1) @ Kansas City Chiefs (4-4) 

Vegas Picks: KC -7

Goldie’s Take: Chiefs Win 33-24

KC has not lived up to expectations so far this season, sitting at 4-4 and tied for last in the AFC West, Chiefs fans can officially start to feel nervous about this team. However they do catch a big break this Sunday as Packers star QB Aaron Rodgers is out with COVID. It’s Jordan Love time in Packerland and it’ll be very interesting to see how the kid performs. Love and the Pack keep it close for awhile but expect KC to pull away in the end at home. 

 

Arizona Cardinals (7-1) @ San Francisco 49ers (3-4)

Vegas Picks: SF -2.5

Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 30-28

The line for this one opened up with the ‘Cards being favored by a few points but it shifted in San Fran’s favor soon after Kyler Murray and Deandre Hopkins were listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest. That’s what this one is going to come down to in my opinion. Zona is better on both sides of the football, and the Niners 3rd worst pass rush could make for a big day for Cards offense. So IF Murray gets the green light and plays on Sunday, expect the Cardinals to pull off the road UPSET in the Bay. 

 

Tennessee Titans (6-2) @ Los Angeles Rams (7-1)

Vegas Picks: LAR -7.5

Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 32-26

This one HAD game of the week written all over it before T’s star RB Derrick Henry suffered a severe injury. With Henry going down, and LA adding Von Miller, things are just trending in the Rams direction for this one. Plus the Rams are at home in primetime. However, do expect Tannehill and the Titans to keep this one competitive. 

 

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