- Gardner Minshew will try and get the Jags back to .500 against a desperate Broncos team
- Despite three close games, none of our dogs could pull out a moneyline win last week, costing us 3 units
- Get the odds, our upset picks, and all the info you need to bet the games below
Every cartoon I watched growing up warned about the dangers of greed, but clearly the message sailed over my head. Had we just played the spread, last week’s underdogs would’ve gone 3-0, instead of the reverse.
Still, I continue to learn zero lessons, because looking at the NFL’s Week 4 odds, there’s a few more dogs I want to chase on the moneyline.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos Odds
*Odds taken 9/27/19
Things are not looking good for Vic Fangio after three weeks. Brought in to help an already pretty stout defense, Denver has yet to generate a sack or takeaway this season. And it looks to be getting worse.
The Broncos could be without their top three free-agent acquisitions Sunday.
CB Bryce Callahan (3 yrs, $21M) and RT Ja’Wuan James (4 yrs, $51M) are both out with knee injuries.
DB Kareem Jackson (3 yrs, $33M) is questionable at this point with a hamstring injury.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 26, 2019
The good news is, Broncos fans will get to see what a real pass rush looks like this week when the Jaguars come to town. Jacksonville ranks number one in the league in adjusted sack rate. Denver’s O-line is 26th in that category. Garret Bolles better hold on for dear life. (He will).
Sacksonville was in FULL force last night ?
— NFL (@NFL) September 20, 2019
Points are going to be hard to come by for Denver, so even if you aren’t drinking the Gardner Minshew Kool-Aid (you should try it, it’s tobacco flavored), Sacksonville is a strong play here.
Pick: 1.75 units on Jacksonville moneyline (+145)
Carolina Panthers vs Houston Texans Odds
*Odds taken 9/27/19
Betting on or against the Houston moneyline means no matter what, your bet will have a shot in the final two minutes of the game. The Texans suffered a brutal loss in Week 1 on a 58-yard field goal, but pulled out wins on a bad Doug Marrone two-point conversion call and an even worse Travis Benjamin drop.
Travis Benjamin porque ???
— Mario Salazar (@SuperStarcomedy) September 25, 2019
Houston, while endlessly entertaining and never out of a game, is also a bad bet at home. They’re 7-11 ATS at NRG Stadium since drafting Deshaun Watson.
Coming into town with a quarterback that is healthy enough to step into a throw, the Carolina Panthers look like a tough out again. Granted, Arizona’s D is objectively brutal, but Kyle Allen was able to get these Panthers playmakers the ball in space and let them work.
Kyle Allen hits DJ Moore for the 52-yard TD.
Allen in the first half: 13/16, 173 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs pic.twitter.com/2Cwd19q9uP
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 22, 2019
Houston’s defense is nothing special this year, while the Panthers have been strong against the pass. Exploiting Carolina on the ground would look to be the way to go this week, but the Texans ground game is suddenly MIA.
Texans have to punt on first series of the third quarter. Looked inept on offense. Can’t do squat running the ball against a defense that was terrible against the run coming into the game.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 22, 2019
In a league where newcomers at QB are making magic (see Daniel Jones), I’ll roll with another one here, albeit less confidently.
Pick: 1 unit on Panthers moneyline (+180)