I like 3 games this week:
The Patriots (-8) over the Texans. The Packers (-2.5) over the Bengals. And rise and shine boys and girls for the early game in Europe…The Falcons (-2.5) over the Jets.
The Texans are awful and Belichick always crushes rookie quarterbacks.
The Packers should have enough of an advantage in the coach and quarterback departments to win by 10.
The Jets are still just too tempting to pick against, even after their result last week, especially when the opposing team only has to cover 2.5 points.
So that’s that. On to Minnesota. They take on Detroit this week at home. Vegas puts them as 10 point favorites.
But I’m not here to talk about covering the points with the Vikings. I’m not here to say they could easily be 3-1 or 4-0 at this point of the season, like their head coach loves to point out. I’m not even gonna talk about how they’re the only team in their division with a positive point differential through four games, despite their 1-3 record.
I’m not here to make excuses. Aside from the Arizona game, which turned out to be a one point loss at the buzzer, this season has gone almost exactly as I’ve predicted thus far.
Now it’s time to get going. It’s time to string a few wins together.
And it starts with Detroit. I don’t think this will be an automatic, just show up and you’ll win, type of game for Minnesota. They are obviously better than the Lions but will still need to prove it.
So my prediction is simply this…Minnesota gets the win. It won’t look pretty, they may not play all that well, but it’s time to start putting some notches in the W column.
If I had to guess I’d say they win by 4 to 6 points and survive a few sequences that could’ve been disastrous a long the way.
But it doesn’t matter. However it can be done, it needs to start getting done.
I fully expect this team to be 3-3 heading into the bye week.
SEASON LOCK RECORD: 3-2 SEASON VIKINGS RECORD: 3-1 (4-0 ATS)