I wouldn’t say he saved his season – he’s still got just one-fifth of his bankroll remaining – but Andy’s 3-1 week 13 gave him at least some breathing room.
Tony only hit two of his bets, but it provided his already beefy bank account with even more cushion. Can these two gambling clowns keep it up in week 14? It’s a tough week – we’ll see.
Here are the standings:
|Last week||Last week $||Overall||Overall $||Bankroll|
Tony: Although it would have been sweet to have hit that Browns upset, we’re starting to make some progress. Let’s see if we can’t put the pedal to the metal this week…one way or the other.
$4,500 – New England (-11, -110) at Miami – I imagine the line is only this close because the game is in Miami? The Patriots are rolling, and are 8-4 against the spread—the Dolphins are rolling too, but in a different direction. Who would have thought fans would be clamoring for the good old days of Ryan Tannehill?
$3,500 – Pittsburgh (-4.5, -110) vs Baltimore – I don’t love this game, hence going to the one lonely book that has the Steelers at 4.5 rather than 5, as despite the national praise, I haven’t really been that impressed by the Steelers (might be a disgruntled LeVeon Bell fantasy guy, though). But there aren’t any other games I really like either, and the Ravens at 7-5 seem like an even bigger fraud.
$2,500 – New Orleans at Atlanta: Over 51.5 (-110) – The only thing that scares me about this game is the Thursday night factor—otherwise, it would typically rival an NBA or NHL All-Star game for defensive prowess. About 59% of bets are coming in on the over so far—add me to the list.
$1,000 – Oakland (+175 money line) at Kansas City – I realize that Oakland hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire, but the Chiefs are playing terrible, and they just suspended their best cornerback for being a baby. And I get a +175 on this game?
Andy: I still have a long way to go, but at least I’ve got a couple bucks back in the account to work with. I’m not loving this week’s games – and I’m relying a lot on road teams to come through, so … don’t be surprised if I’m in hiding again next week.
$800 – New England (-11, -110) at Miami – No Gronk, no problem. Patriots are on a roll. Dolphins just want this season to end.
$500 – Minnesota (-2.5, -110) at Carolina – The Vikings are due for a clunker here one of these weeks, but they just keep winning. The Panthers really just don’t seem to match up well here – I suspect this will be low scoring, so perhaps I should have considered the under. But I’m going with Minnesota in the toughest game remaining on its schedule.
$500 – Seattle (+2.5, -110) at Jacksonville – Every time I pick the Jaguars to lose they come up big. The problem I see here is that while Sacksonville might slow the Seahawks’ pass game, I don’t see Blake Bortles doing a lot against even a beaten-up Legion of Doom. I think Seattle keeps it close with a strong likelihood they win the game straight up.
$400 – Oakland (+175 money line) at Kansas City – I agree with everything Tony said above and I regret only that I don’t have more mythical cash to bet on this game.