Let there be no further doubts that the MobTown Sports Beat “House Money” picks are not and inducement to gamble and should in fact serve as quite the opposite. Week 2 was not kind to me, but I’m back for week 3 nonetheless looking to dust myself off and get back to respectability.
Here are my week 3 picks against the spread with five “5-star locks” included. As always we’re staying true to the game and taking 100 points per win while deducting 110 points per loss.
Week 2 Results – 4-10-2 ( -700 pts)
Year to Date – 12-17-2 (-670 pts)
Week 2 “5-Star Locks” – 2-2-1 (-20 pts)
Year to Date “5-Star Locks” – 3-6-1 (-360 pts)
Week 3 Thursday Night Game – 1-0 (+100)
Sunday Early Games
Rams +7.5 @ Bears (+/- 43)
Jay Cutler and the Bears have some answering to do and the Rams might provide them the means to do it.
Buccaneers +8 @ Cowboys (+/- 46)
The Bucs play until the final whistle; but will they be able to keep up with a motivated Cowboys team?
***** 49ers -7 @ Vikings (+/- 43) ***** 5-Star Lock
The Niners are looking like the best team in football, expect that to continue this week.
Lions -3.5 @ Titans (+/- 46.5)
The Titans still look to be finding their way on offense and the Lions aren’t a good candidate to help them find it.
***** Bengals +3 @ Redskins (+/- 49) ***** 5-Star Lock
The Redskins are playing very well, but the Bengals with points are tough to refuse.
Jets -2.5 @ Dolphins (+/- 41.5)
The Jets usually play their best games when everyone seems ready to write them off.
Chiefs +8.5 @ Saints (+/- 53)
The Saints have to be getting pretty close to desperation mode.
Bills -3 @ Browns (+/- 44.5)
The Browns have been impressive so far despite no wins to show for it.
Jaguars +3 @ Colts (+/- 43)
The Andrew Luck era got a boost last week, it should continue vs. Jacksonville.
Sunday Late Games
Eagles -3.5 @ Cardinals (+/- 42)
It’s the Kevin Kolb Bowl, against a pair of the league’s best corners.
Falcons +3 @ Chargers (+/- 47.5)
Traveling across the country on a short week is no easy task.
***** Texans -2 @ Broncos (+/- 45) ***** 5-Star Lock
The Texans had Peyton Manning pretty well figured out his last few seasons in Indy.
Steelers -4 @ Raiders (+/- 45)
The Raiders have to be feeling a bit desperate too; but are they good enough for that to make a difference?
Sunday Night Game
***** Patriots +3 @ Ravens (+/- 49) ***** 5-Star Lock
The Ravens at home are a completely different animal than the Ravens on the road.
Monday Night Game
***** Packers -3.5 @ Seahawks (+/- 47) ***** 5-Star Locks
The Packers got their mojo back last week, and some defensive prowess to boot.