Weekend football betting guide: Week 10
Sunday 1 p.m.
Jaguars (2-6) at Colts (0-9)
Line: Jaguars -3 (O/U 38)
The Scoop: Indy is 0-5 ATS?in their last five. They stink on all possible fronts.
Saints (6-3) at Falcons (5-3)
Line: Saints -1 (O/U 50)
The Scoop: A meaningless spread, so basically pick ‘em. The Saints are the better team. But take the over too.
Texans (6-3) at Bucs (4-4)
Line: Texans -3 (O/U 45.5)
The Scoop: Tampa is just 1-4 ATS?in their last five after starting 2-1. The trend will continue.
Steelers (6-3) at Bengals (6-2)
Line: Steelers -3 (O/U 41.5)
The Scoop: It’s surprising so many have jumped on the Cincy bandwagon. You shouldn’t.
Titans (4-4) at Panthers (2-6)
Line: Panthers -3.5 (O/U 46)
The Scoop: Titans are 1-7 SU?in their last eight road games.
Cardinals (2-6) at Eagles (3-5)
The Scoop: With Kevin Kolb questionable this is off the board. When the line is set, the Eagles will cover.
Pick: Eagles (regardless)
Broncos (3-5) at Chiefs (4-4)
Line: Chiefs -3.5 (O/U 41)
The Scoop: Denver is 2-0 on the road ATS?with Tim Tebow as a starter. He loves being the underdog.
Bills (5-3) at Cowboys (4-4)
Line: Cowboys -5.5 (O/U 48)
The Scoop: The bettors think the Bills’ slide continues. Then again, the public always loves the ‘Boys.
Rams (1-7) at Browns (3-5)
Line: Browns -3 (O/U 37)
The Scoop: The Rams’ only win ATS?this year was also their only win SU. They do the same here.
Redskins (3-5) at Dolphins (1-7)
Line: Dolphins -4 (O/U 38)
The Scoop: Jump on?Miami just like everyone else. There’s a reason.
Sunday 4:05 p.m.
Ravens (6-2) at Seahawks (2-6)
Line: Ravens -6.5 (O/U 41)
The Scoop: All they have to do is win by a touchdown? That is way too easy for Baltimore.
Sunday, 4:15 p.m.
Giants (6-2) at 49ers (7-1)
Line: 49ers -3.5 (O/U 42.5)
The Scoop: Always pick the veterans when people jump on a bandwagon.
Lions (6-2) at Bears (5-3)
Line: Bears -3 (O/U 45.5)
The Scoop: Detroit is 10-2-1 ATS?in their last 13 and undefeated on the road ATS in their last six games.
Sunday, 8:20 p.m.
Patriots at Jets
Line: Jets -1(O/U 47.5)
Key Injuries: WR Plaxico Burress (back) questionable. RB Joe McKnight (toe) questionable. S
Brodney Pool (knee) questionable. Patrick Chung (foot) questionable. LB Brandon Spikes (knee) questionable.
The scoop: You can throw out the line with it so close. It’s basically a pick ‘em. The Jets are riding a hot streak coming in; the Pats are doing just the opposite. The game will depend heavily on injuries. If Plaxico Burress plays, it’s hard not to like the Jets. He is uncoverable in the end zone. Right now, it looks like he’ll play. We’ll go with the hot team evening up the season series.
Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Vikings (2-6) at Packers (8-0)
Line: Packers -14 (O/U 51)
The Scoop: The Pack only won by 6 at Minnesota.
Wake (5-4) at Clemson (8-1)
Line: Clemson -17
The Scoop: Clemson has covered big spreads this year and beat Wake by 20 last season.
Nebraska (7-2) at Penn State (8-1)
Line: Nebraska -3
The Scoop: Ugh. Nebraska is really a better team regardless of the craziness. Let’s just stick with that.
Mich. St. (7-2) at Iowa (6-3)
Line: Michigan State -3
The Scoop: Iowa has won SU five times in a row against Sparty. That streak will end.
Pick: Michigan State
Okla. St. (9-0) at Texas Tech (5-4)
Line: Oklahoma St. -17.5
The Scoop: Tech has been blown out two weeks in a row. No reason to think they won’t be again.
Pick: Oklahoma St.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
TCU (7-2) at Boise State (8-0)
Line: Boise State -15.5
The Scoop: Not the TCU teams of the past couple seasons.
Pick: Boise State
Auburn (6-3) at Georgia (7-2)
Line: Georgia -13
The Scoop: An awfully big spread for a team that barely beat Tennessee, Vandy and Florida.
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Tennessee (4-5) at Arkansas (8-1)
Line: Arkansas -14.5
The Scoop: The Vols are 0-4 ATS?in their last four conference games. And three of those were at home.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Western Ky. (5-4) at LSU (9-0)
Line: LSU -41.5
The Scoop: In all honesty, stay away from this game. It’ll be all back-ups probably, so they might not cover.
Pick: Western Kentucky
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.
Alabama (8-1) at Miss. St. (5-4)
Line: Alabama -18.5
The Scoop: Alabama has blown out the Bulldogs three years in a row. The average margin has been 23.3.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Oregon (8-1) at Stanford (9-0)
Line: Stanford -3.5
The Scoop: The Cardinal was blown out, 52-31, by Oregon last season.