More than a quarter of NFL regular season will be completed after this week. This far in, those betting football should be comfortable with the data created and now it is just about making sound judgments.
Unless you are totals-first football bettor (which I am not), you always have to work a little harder to find the right games and complimentary situations to beat the NFL odds.
Thus far, this has worked out rather well for NFL picks with a 7-2 spread record.
The offenses for Baltimore and Oakland have been more off key than Samuel L. Jackson singing on those Capital One Quicksilver TV commercials. The Ravens have tallied a whopping 16 points in two defeats and the Raiders are not much better at 20 points.
With quarterback Derek Carr out and EJ Manuel in for Oakland and Joe Flacco by his own admission “not playing well”, why in the name of Ted Hendricks (HOF – Google it) would I take the OVER 39?
For Baltimore, they have to focus on sickly offense this week and get something happening down the field that leads in the end zone. The same is true of Oakland, who has to now play to Manuel’s strengths and do a better job in the vertical passing game. Both teams reach at least 20 points.
Free NFL Pick – Play Over (39)