Last Sunday was a brutal week of picking NFL games, but that’s what I get for picking so many road upsets. Myself, I made four individual game selections last week on Bovada; I placed money on Carolina to win in Baltimore, New Orleans to win in Dallas, the Colts to win (at home) against the Titans, and New England to beat my Chiefs in Kansas City.
In all four contests the home team won by a composite score of 158-65. So, needless to say, I need to wise up:
All lines courtesy of Bovada. [Road teams in CAPS.]
CHICAGO (+3) over Carolina
Tennessee (-1.5) over CLEVELAND
Philadelphia (-7) over ST. LOUIS
ATLANTA (+4) over New York (N)
New Orleans (-11) over TAMPA BAY
Dallas (-6) over HOUSTON
BUFFALO (+7) over Detroit
Indianapolis (-3.5) over BALTIMORE
PITTSBURGH (-7) over Jacksonville
Denver (-7.5) over ARIZONA
KANSAS CITY (+6) over San Francisco
San Diego (-7) over NEW YORK (A)
New England (+1.5) over CINCINNATI
SEATTLE (-7.5) over Washington
For future reference (mainly to just remind myself), this week I chose 6 road teams out of the 14 matchups, 5 of 14 underdogs, and 3 of 14 road dogs.
After I get off work tonight I’ll place my bets for tomorrow’s games, though rather than picking a few individual games I’m going to skip past the bullshit and just parlay a few different bets to get more bang for my buck. I won’t get a helluva return parlaying Seattle (-110), Denver (-115) and Dallas (-125), for instance, but I’m just trying to get back in the win column here. Combined with losing money on the blackjack tables, last weekend was not my finest moment.