The first thing that jumps out at us is that the Philly/Cheaters over/under line is 50.5 Very rare to see a 50 point line, and yet how many times have the cheater themselves scored in the 40’s this year? It helps if you cheat. Cheaters are also -22, which has got to be some kind of record, and again, how many twenty point plus wins have the Cheaters had this year? Stay away from this game. Too many uncertainties.
Vikes go to New Jersey to play the NY Giants. The line is Giants -7.5 and the over/under is 41. We like the under more than we like giving up that extra half a point. However, if you play teasers this is the game to tease.
Here is how it works: You risk 110 to win 100, and you get 6 points in a two proposition bet. In this instance we would say you bet 110 and tease the line to Giants -1.5 and under 47. Or you could tease the Giants to -1.5 and the Rams to +9. The Giants should win at home today, the question is will it be close. Longtime and careful readers will recognize that this is the very first time we have ever recommended a teaser, because in the long run they will break you, but today might be the day to take a plunge for some fun.
Woof woof. Hear that?It’s a home dog barking. The St. Louis Rams: they call them butter because they are on a roll. Winner of their last two, the Rams are a home dog of +3 over the inconsistent Seahawks. Take a splash, and throw a bone to the home dog. Rams +3, or better yet, take the money line and lay 100 to win 155.
Houston versus Cleveland. Want the stat of the year? The Brownies are 9-0-1 on the over this year. Yes, nine of their ten games have gone over, and one has hit the number dead on. No surprise that the over/under in this shootout is 51. 51!!!!!???? Are these Browns for real? Maybe they are. We are wary of the over here, in fact we say buck the trend and take the under, and we like the Browns at home -3.5.
Dolphins not playing today and you’re looking for something to do? Check out the new Sidney Lumet thriller: “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.” Phillip Seymour Hoffman….Marisa Tomei in a small but very well played part…Ethan Hawke who never quite makes it for us as the hero in his movies, but revels in the role of small time loser. This is a great film by a great director who makes great films (The Verdict, Serpico, Prince of the City, oh..and a little movie that happened to be the first one he directed: “12 Angry Men.” ) Sidney Lumet is 83. He has made 44 films in 50 years, and this ranks right up there as one of his best.
Is it Sunday already? The time off went too fast. See you tomorrow ready for trial.