Last week was the debut week for Spread the Field, and I have to say it was about as awful of a debut as you can have.
Last Week: 1-4
I thought about wrapping it up and never showing my face on the inter webs again, but kings stay kings so I’m coming back for more.
The Chargers are 7.5 point underdogs, and currently on Bovada you can buy an extra half point to make it +8. I’m still not convinced of this Patriots team yet, especially given their struggles on defense. The Chargers are hitting their stride, their pass rushing duo can get to Tom Brady and disrupt the Patriots offense. Buy the extra half point and take the Chargers.
The Panthers are on a slide, but Tampa Bay can serve as a remedy. The Bucs have shown a total inability to sack the quarterback and Cam Newton’s two best games came when the opposing team’s pass rush was non-existent. I like the Panthers to win this on outright and stop the bleeding. Feel free to take the Panthers on the money line, but as 1.5 underdogs, I’d take the points and even buy the extra half point for Panthers +2.
The Texans go on the road to Seattle where they are currently 5.5 point underdogs. It’s well known how good the Seahawks are at home, but they've played the Colts and 49ers at home so far this year. Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans are much better than either of those teams and coming off of a bye, I like the Texans to at least cover.
49ers at Eagles
I usually stay away from games like this, but arguably the best team in the NFL plays host to the worst team. The Eagles are led by MVP frontrunner Carson Wentz who leads the NFL in touchdown passes. While the 49ers had a string of games where they lost by three games or fewer, they’re not in the same stratosphere as the Eagles. The Eagles have been stellar at home since the Doug Pederson/Carson Wentz era began, sporting a 9-2 record at the Linc. Give me the Eagles to cover the 13 points.
The Broncos are in a tailspin, scoring seven points in their last two games. They go to Kansas City to play an Andy Reid led team that will be playing on 11 days rest. I don’t expect this to be a high scoring game, and with the Broncos at -7.5, I can’t pass that up. Kansas City’s defense has started to crumble the last few weeks, while Denver still boasts one of the league’s best on that side of the field. In a low scoring showdown, give me the Broncos with the points.