Crush Your Bookie Chris Walker; NFL Football Week 17
We’re flying high into Week 17 of what has been a very profitable NFL season. After a 6-2 week 16, we are now 74-54-2 on the season. I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty damn good in my book. This train has been rolling for some time now and there’s no sign of slowing down. My New Year’s resolution? To keep winning y’all money. Let’s ride.
Best Bets we have Buccaneers, Cardinals, and Packets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -13 vs. New York Jets
This is the football equivalent of a mosquito trying to stop a charging rhino. If it wasn’t for the Jets win against the Jags last week, this line could be closer to 15 or 16. New York will be welcoming Head Coach Rob Saleh back from the covid list for this game, along with a lot of defensive players, but will that make much of a difference? This defense ranks last in the NFL in points (449) and yards (5869) yards allowed on the season.
The Buc’s offense has been hit hard by injuries, but they can still beat most teams in the league with the weapons they still have. Even with an injury riddled offense, Tom Brady has to be licking his chops for this game. Brady has an incredible 29-7 lifetime record against the New York Jets. Anything can happen in games with these lofty spreads, but we all know what is going to happen here. Tampa will win this one and win it big, I would bet this spread if it was -20. Back the defending champs Tampa Bay Buccaneers to flex their muscles on the road here.
Arizona Cardinals +5.5 vs. Dallas Cowboys
The struggling Arizona Cardinals will travel to Jerry World to take on the Cowboys in the week’s most anticipated matchups. The Cards are currently on a three game losing streak both SU and ATS, so why do I love them here? Well they were favorites in all of them and home favorites in two. Kliff Kinsbury is pretty bad as a favorite and even worse at home. Sporting a 4-10 record ATS as a home favorite. But as an underdog is where Kingsbury really shines, especially on the road.
Arizona is 17-7-2 ATS as a dog and 12-3-2 ATS as a road dog with Kingsbury on the sideline. I also think Dallas is a little overrated here after the 56-14 ass-kicking they just gave the Football Team last week. It also doesn’t hurt that the Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last six against Dallas. Arizona needs this win and the Dallas Cowboys have spent all week reading their own headlines. I love Kingsbury and the Cards in a bounce-back spot.
Green Bay Packers -6.5 vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Packers probably have more appearances in this blog than any other team, but I love them this week for two reasons. 1: They are incredible ATS at home (6-1) this season and just suffered their first ATS loss last week against Cleveland. B: They lost SU and ATS last time they played Minnesota this year. Do you really think the Packers are going to lose ATS twice in a row at home AND twice in a row ATS against their division rival? No they will not.
Aaron Rodgers has been very kind to us degenerates in his career, especially against division teams. He is 49-28 ATS in divisional games all-time. Historically, Lambeau has been a tough team for most teams, and Minnesota is no different. They are just 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games on the Frozen Tundra. I really don’t see Green Bay Packers failing to cover twice in a row at home and twice in a row against the Minnesota Vikings. Ride with the Packers to take care of business on Sunday Night Football.
The Rest of the Bunch:
KC Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals O50 LA Chargers -6.5 vs. Denver Broncos Las Vegas Raiders +6 vs. Indianapolis Colts (RIP John Madden) Pittsburgh Steelers +3 vs. Cleveland Browns
There is no way this card doesn’t go 7-0. I made good on my promise to ruin your bookie’s Christmas, now we’re coming to ruin his New Year. I’ve been on a tear this year. It’s going to be a rough year to be a bookie.
CYB NFL Week 17 Tracking Sheet
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.