I hooked in a whale last week with my rabid dog selections by cashing a huge moneyline ticket on the Cardinals who went into Lambeau and got Mike McCarthy fired. Arizona catching two touchdowns against a bad Packers team was a laughable line at NJ Sportsbooks.
So too was the Ravens turning into near field goal underdogs after opening up slight favorites to beat the Falcons. Why public and sharp money continued to flood in on Atlanta up until kickoff still has me scratching my head. It prevented me from taking a larger position on Baltimore. Lesson learned. When you love something, go all in – no half-assing it!
The Browns prevented us from sweeping the board after getting their clocks cleaned by the scorching hot Texans. Call me crazy, but I’m still not a believer in O’Brien’s squad. Here’s to more success backing the pups in Week 14!
Baltimore Ravens +6.5, +250
FanDuel Sportsbook: Ravens +6.5 (Free $500 Bet)
BetStars Sportsbook: Ravens +6.5 (Free Bet up to $500)
DraftKings Sportsbook: Ravens +7 (Free Bet up to $200)
SugarHouse Sportsbook: Ravens +6.5 ($250 Deposit Bonus)
Caesars Sportsbook: Ravens +7 (Free $100 Bet)
We’re staying the course with the Ravens whom I’m heavily invested in futures wise to make some noise in the second season. With Lamar Jackson under center, Baltimore has the perfect recipe for success so long as the running game doesn’t have to be abandoned due to falling too far behind. While that’s a situation that could arise here against the potent Chiefs, I fully expect Mahomes and company to have their hands full against arguably one of the best if not the best defenses in the league.
KC won’t be able to run on the Ravens No. 3 ranked rush defense, so it will be up to the passing attack to make hay through the air. Good luck trying to carve up Jimmy Smith and his mates who just shut down Matt Ryan and the Falcons passing attack on the fast track of their home dome. I have the Ravens pegged as a viable Super Bowl LIII contender, and will continue to back them as such throughout their attempt of either snagging the wild card or winning the AFC North.
Philadelphia Eagles +3.5, +163
FanDuel Sportsbook: Eagles +3.5 (Free $500 Bet)
BetStars Sportsbook: Eagles +3.5 (Free Bet up to $500)
DraftKings Sportsbook: Eagles +3.5 (Free Bet up to $200)
SugarHouse Sportsbook: Eagles +3.5 ($250 Deposit Bonus)
Caesars Sportsbook: Eagles +3.5 (Free $100 Bet)
The stars came out to play in these division rivals first meeting nearly a month ago when the Cowboys began their current 4-game win streak with a 27-20 triumph in the Linc. Ezekiel Elliott ran wild for 151 yards and a score, while Zach Ertz went for a season-high 145 yards receiving and a couple scores. A running back having such a big game went against the norm of the Eagles defensive strength in stopping the run ( No. 10 ). Save for giving up that fluke 90-yard TD run to AP last week, the Eagles held their own.
I fully expect Jim Schwartz to have his troops locked in and ready to go for the revenge match which puts the onus on Dak Prescott to take advantage through the air. While that’s definitely a possibility as bad Philly has been in the secondary, I’m expecting an optimum effort. This is going to be a low scoring drag ‘em out affair with so much at stake. I’ll gladly take the points with the hook in that type of scenario with points likely much tougher to come by.
Cincinnati Bengals +14, +750
FanDuel Sportsbook: Bengals +14 (Free $500 Bet)
BetStars Sportsbook: Bengals +14 (Free Bet up to $500)
DraftKings Sportsbook: Bengals +14 (Free Bet up to $200)
SugarHouse Sportsbook: Bengals +14 ($250 Deposit Bonus)
Caesars Sportsbook: Bengals +14 (Free $100 Bet)
This position makes absolutely zero sense. Neither did the down and out Chargers battling back from a 23-7 halftime lead to shock the Steelers at Heinz Field last Sunday night. With that, I’m expecting a major hangover/letdown to take place this week with the struggling Bengals paying the StubHub Center a visit with the maligned Jeff Driskel leading the charge.
No Dalton. No. A.J. While Cincy no doubt deserves to be dogged in this matchup against one of the AFC’s current Wild Card entrants, this number is a bit rich for my blood. The Bengals have been installed double-digit underdogs only once over the last decade. While they failed to come through in that spot, it’s a role this beleaguered squad should rally around against a Chargers team it can beat should it bring its “A” game to the ballyard.
While I’m nowhere near as confident playing the Bengals on the moneyline like I was with the Redbirds last week, catching two touchdowns against a Chargers team off arguably its biggest win of the season is a no brainer. Throw in the possible look ahead to next week’s trip to Kansas City, and we got a solid recipe to cash in on!
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