The ATS Checkdown: Week 9 Picks Against the Spread

Sascha has posted an 11-5 record against the spread over the last two weeks (6-2 in Week 8), and apparently believes he deserves some sort of royal intro to the show now. Meanwhile, Matt stayed afloat with a 4-4 record, but his pooch (Pepperoni) continues to sniff out winners, going 2-0 last week (3-1 on the season).

Yeah … my dog is picking winners more accurately than me, which is apparently enough to become a regular on the ATS Checkdown. Before you scream “exploitation,” know he is being compensated fairly for his work — generally three to four treats per day. In search of winning picks, I too have begun consuming these puppy treats. (No, there isn’t a video.)

Before Sascha and I (and Pepperoni) dive into the 13 games that Week 9 has in store, we break down the insanity that was the 2017 NFL trade deadline, offering our winners from all the deals. (Pepperoni is siding with the “cats”.)