Sorry sports fans – pressed for time this week, hence the Dog Update has been delayed (spoiler alert – the dogs did terribly last week, but the home sides dominated) and I am a bit late in getting my weekly tips out. On the plus side, those who followed me in last week should have plenty to spend this week. So let’s find a few more winners;
Packers -2.5 (@ Miami) at 1.87. The Dolphins got the job done in London against the Raiders before enjoying a week off last week, but I suspect they were flattered somewhat by playing, well, the Raiders. And they enjoy no real home field advantage – in fact, they are generally better away from home. The Pack meanwhile have had a synthetic bye this week with a light workout against the Vikings followed by a 10 day break. Think they are specials here. And speaking of the Raiders;
Chargers half/full time (@ Oakland) at 1.65. The line is at an awkward -7.5 here and while I think the Chargers will notch up an easy win they do have a mounting injury toll in important positions like centre and running back. I think they take a lead into half time and hold it but it won’t be quite the blow out win they enjoyed last week against the Jets.
Giants +2.5 / Over 50.5 (@ Philly) at 3.85. This one’s a bit controversial, but I really like the Giants in this and settled on the bet when the Eagles official twitter account started trash talking Eli during the week, highlighting his interception record and then posting a cartoon with him being scared of Eagles. Wow. I think the Eagles have been flattered by the quality of their opponents in the first few weeks, and I’m backing the Giants to continue their resurgence and get the result in a shoot out.
$50 Packers -2.5 into Chargers half/full time – $154.30
$50 on Giants +2.5/Over 50.5 – $192.50