As did a lot of America, we were shocked at the Browns upset of the Vikings here at BITS. We felt confident about that 5 star lock, and we know a lot of Survivor Pools were affected by that. Both the Falcons and Vikings led late, and lost to last drive TDs. Still no excuse. So we stopped our 2 game losing streak. We did hit both 4 star plays, but still lost 4.1 Units on the week, to cut back our year gain to just +4.2 units. Here are this week’s locks to get back on winning track.
5 Star Locks
Eagles +11.5 @ Broncos : While the Broncos are playing good ball, their defense has shown some weaknesses. And we think the fast paced Eagles will be able to score. Broncos will put up points, but Eagles keep it close. 31-27 Broncos.
4 Star Lock
ML Parlay : Georgia + Ohio State : LSU did not impress us vs Auburn last week, and we think UGA is the better team here. At home, they defeat LSU. And Ohio State will not lose at home to Wisconsin. Play it safe and parlay the ML on both of these. Parlay should pay about 1.4 to 1 based on current odds.
3 Star Locks
Ole Miss +15.5 @ Bama : Line is way too high here. Yes Bama is 2 time defending champ, but this year they have not dominated any opponent. Their offense only put up 13 pts vs Va Tech, they gave up 42 to Johnny Football, and they let a terrible Colorado State team hang around. We actually think Ole Miss wins the game outright, but we will take the points. Line opened at 17, has settled in around 15. Always like to buy an extra half pt or two to be safe, but likely not needed. Ole Miss shocks the world….Rebels 38 Bama 23.
Bills +3.5 vs Ravens : Bills are an underrated team so far this year. And the Ravens are nowhere close to the same team that won the SB. No reason Buffalo should be a dog at home. Take the points here. Bills win 23-20.
Giants +5 vs Chiefs : Can the Giants be this bad? Are the Chiefs this good? We know, we know, taking the Giants here goes against our philosophy of Believing in Streaks. But the Giants get it back together here this week. If they start 0-4, their season is basically done. Giants win 31-24.