Well, we went 8-7 last week. Not too great considering some of the dumb picks we made in hindsight (the Raiders…really? Why? WHY!?) but not too terrible considering there were a handful of games that were looking good until late comebacks against the spread.
This week we get things started with a pitiful Thursday matchup, Denver at Arizona. More picks to come as it gets closer to Sunday. As always, the lines posted here are what my ESPN app shows when I look at the games. So if your line is different, good for you.
Thursday Night Football
Denver Broncos (2-4) at Arizona Cardinals (1-5)
Line: DEN -1.0
Grubb Hub Pick: One thing is for certain. If the Broncos lose this game, there won’t be many more games in which they are favored the rest of the season. For them though, the Arizona Cardinals are like the somewhat homely girl with a lazy eye at closing time: Attainable. Lots of people playing for their jobs in white and blue (and a frustratingly tiny amount of orange) tonight. Therefore, with the desperation factor in Denver’s favor, we’ll go with the Broncos for the win and the cover.
Sunday Way Too Early Games Where Football Actually Means Soccer
Tennessee Titans (3-3) at L.A. Chargers (4-2)
Line: LAC -6.5
Grubb Hub Pick: San Diego…Super Chargers!
Sunday Early Games
New England Patriots (4-2) at Chicago Bears (3-2)
Line: NE -1.5
Grubb Hub Pick: Patriots. No Gronk? No problem. By the way, there seems to be a lot of delusional Bears fans betting on games lately.
Buffalo Bills (2-4) at Indianapolis Colts (1-5)
Line: IND -7.0
Grubb Hub Pick: Colts. Although this is one of our least confident picks.
Houston Texans (3-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3)
Line: JAX -3.5
Grubb Hub Pick: We’re betting the Jags D gets well against a struggling Houston offense at home. Jaguars.
Detroit Lions (2-3) at Miami Dolphins (4-2)
Line: DET -3.0
Grubb Hub Pick: The Brock-et Launcher returns! Call us crazy, but we’re lovin’ us some B.O. and the Dolphins.
Minnesota Vikings (3-2-1) at New York Jets (3-3)
Line: MIN -3.5
Grubb Hub Pick: Vikings
Carolina Panthers (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)
Line: PHI -5.0
Grubb Hub Pick: Eagles
Cleveland Browns (2-3-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
Line: TB -3.5
Grubb Hub Pick: Buccaneers. Although again, this is one of our special one-star, not-even-close to being a lock picks.
Sunday Late Games
New Orleans Saints (4-1) at Baltimore Ravens (4-2)
Line: BAL -2.5
Grubb Hub Pick: Ravens
Dallas Cowboys (3-3) at Washington Redskins (3-2)
Line: DAL -1.0
Grubb Hub Pick: Redskins
L.A. Rams (6-0) at San Francisco 49ers (1-5)
Line: LAR -9.0
Grubb Hub Pick: 49ers vs. the spread. Rams straight-up for the win.
Sunday Night Football
Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
Line: KC -5.5
Grubb Hub Pick: Chiefs
Monday Night Football
New York Giants (1-5) at Atlanta Falcons (2-4)
Line: ATL -3.5
Grubb Hub Pick: Falcons