- NHL Ban on Fighting
- Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans +5.5
- Los Angeles Charges vs Baltimore Ravens -2.5
- California @ Oregon (9) -13.5 on Friday 10/15/21
- Clemson @ Syracuse +14.0 on Friday 10/15/2021
- Oklahoma: Talk About Football, They Do
- Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens -7.0
- Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs -3.0
- College Football: Houston @ Tulane +6.0
- Temple @ Cincinnati (5) -29
BYU (13) @ Utah +9.0: BYU isn’t the same team it was under Zach Wilson, although the strong Independent team can still challenge for the conference title. The Cougars are 4-0 so far this season, but really haven’t been challenged other than a decently impressive win over Arizona State in Week 3. Arizona, Utah, and South Florida aren’t exactly a murderer’s row, so as weird as it may sound, Utah State will pose one of the biggest challenges to BYU so far this year. Utah State was sensational in its first three games, upsetting Washington State in Washington, while beating up on North Dakota and narrowly eking out a victory in a high scoring affair against Air Force. The dud it put up in Week 4 against Boise State was .........
A Big10 conference matchup between two undefeated teams, Iowa (5) and Maryland +3 takes place on Friday as the Hawkeyes visit College Park for only the second time in team history. Both teams are coming off wins against weaker competition as Iowa dispatched of Colorado State and Maryland beat Kent State from the MAC conference. Do not be thrown off by the number five ranking of Iowa though as the gap between these two teams has closed over the past couple of seasons. Iowa gets the respect, but has a much improved defense this season and has been so much more competitive since Taulia Tagovailoa took over at quarterback. Iowa has the defensive front to get after him, but Taulia can scramble with the best of them and should be able to .........
If you got this line early, you could actually get Tampa Bay as a small underdog. Line movement between +1.5 and -1.5 doesn’t mean much, since NFL games rarely are decided by one point. Still, it shows an aggressive move by the betting public on Tampa Bay, and for good reason. The defending Super Bowl Champions slaughtered the Falcons last week, and beat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1. The Rams beat the Bears in Week 1 but failed to cover against a scrappy Colts team. In my opinion, the weakest unit on the field surprisingly is the Rams’ defense. Outside of Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsay, the Rams are actually quite undersized in the secondary. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin should be able to feast out there. Add in Gronk in the red .........
The Kansas City Chiefs- Super Bowl favorites- already have two losses on the early season. Their head coach, Andy Reid, was hospitalized after Sunday's loss to the LA Chargers. Good news for the Chiefs is that although Reid did not address the media after the game, he is expected to be back with the team early this week. The team said he went to the hospital because he felt "ill", and it was later reported that he was dehydrated. But Reid, who is 63, is doing fine and will be back to his regular weekly routine in no time.
He now must put his focus on getting his team to stop turning the ball over and winning some games. The Chiefs are -120 to win the AFC West, and +250 to win the AFC outright. They should be able to shake .........
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Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys -3.5: COVID-19 has ravaged the Cowboys’ of late and they will once again be without Randy Gregory on the defensive line. They will also once again be without Demarcus Lawrence, which isn’t ideal against a very strong Eagles offensive line. Hurts may have all day to throw, as well as having room to run, which he did last week for 82 yards and a touchdown. The game marks Dak Prescott’s first game back in Dallas since his season-ending ankle injury last year. Both NFC East teams enter the week with a record of 1-1. Both teams have also looked surprisingly good so far this year, particularly Dallas given all of the injuries they have sustained. Still, I think the difference in this game .........
This is really an interesting line between two teams that are trying to rebuild their franchises on the go. Jameis Winston showed his Jeckyl and Hyde nature, with five touchdowns in Week 1 and 2 interceptions and 111 yards passing in Week 2. The total of this game is interesting and I lean to the over as 42.5 is just too much of an overreaction from New Orleans’ abysmal Week 2 performance. Mac Jones has been fine, albeit sheltered by the Patriots, but hey so was Tom Brady when he first came in. The Saints are a wild card and after being away from home for weeks now due to the hurricane, I think the players are suffering some fatigue and exhaustion. It’s a difficult trip back up the East Coast to Foxboro, and it's certainly .........