“Haters are going to hate”
I might not be white hot in regards to my selections, but based on some of the comments I’m getting about them you would think I was a captain in Isis. Relax folks, its just gaming. Fade me if you think I stink.
But based on last week’s 2-1 in survivor selections and more importantly 2-1 ATS, you should probably get on board before you get run over. Here are the updated totals.
- Survivor: 17-7, 71%
- ATS: 11-12-1, 48%
Week 10 Survivor Selections
Baltimore Ravens (-10) – Ravens looked like butt last Sunday night in Pittsburgh. That makes it two straight losses in to division opponents (Cincy two weeks ago) and now the Purple and Black are in last place in the AFC North. But one thing this team doesn’t do is lose at home to bad teams. Hello, Tennessee Titans. Rookie QB who will be running for his life as former Ravens left tackle Micheal Oher is turned into a human turnstile when he’s not jumping offsides. Plus, under John Harbaugh the Ravens are an absurd 42-10 at home.
Denver Broncos (-11) – Peyton Manning is salty. Coming off getting crushed at New England last week, he will look to turn into around this week in Black Hole. Based on past performances, he shouldn’t have any problem doing it. The Faiders are playing a little better under new head coach Tony Saprano. But that won’t matter as the Broncos might drop 50 on the Raiders in this one.
Seattle Seahawks (-10) – I hate the ‘Hawks. There, I said it. Of course, this venom comes from how they have boned me real good as both survivor selections in the past and as ATS selections. But after the watching the pitiful display of football put on by the NY Giants at home last Monday night, I think it’s safe to say Pete Carroll will have the S eating grin on his face at the end of this one.
Week 10 ATS Selections
New Orleans Saints (-4.5) – The Saints are rolling. Winners of two straight have put this team that a month ago was on life support in the driver’s seat in the pathetic NFC South. This week the Niners come to the Big Easy coming off losing as a 10 pt favorite in the building to the freaking St. Louis Rams. Head coach Jim Harbaugh will probably be living in a Michigan zip code this time next year, especially if the Niners miss the playoffs, which they would if the season ended today. I expect Drew Brees in the comforts of the Superdome to throw for 3+ TDs and covering this low number shouldn’t be a problem.
New York Jets (+5) – Whenever I see almost 75% of the money on a certain team in the NFL, I tend to go the other way. That is why I’m using the putrid Jets as an official selection this week vs. the red-hot Steelers. All the trends in this matchup also go to the Steelers who have dropped 30, 51, 43 points during their three game winning streak. Plus, Big Ben is putting up Madden type numbers. So with all that said, give me one of the worst teams in the NFL and the points.
Green Bay Packers/Chicago Bears over (52.5) – I love this one. The Bears defense has about as many holes as Paulina Gretzky does web hits on her Instagram account. That combined with Aaron Rodgers coming off a bye week should provide plenty of scoring opportunities. Add in Jay Culter’s propensity to throw it to the other team and you can see why I like the “up” in this one. Remember, the last time these two got together they combined to 55 in a Packers win at Solider Field. I see even more points scored in this one.
Nuggets: These two teams are a combined 12-4 going “over” the posted total this year.
- SU Record: 7-2, 78%
“It’s good to be home”
That is the mantra the Ravens will be using this week as they return to the Big Crab Cake after losing two tough games on the road. And almost like a sitting duck is their opponents the Titans of Tennessee. I say that because the Titans are just what the doctor ordered for the win-starved Ravens team looking to get their season back on track.
A rookie QB combined with a lack of offensive playmakers will provide the Ravens defense the confidence to put their mediocre secondary in one and one situations. That way, the pass rush will be able to get to rookie QB Zach Mettenberg therefore making the chances he throws some back-breaking picks predictable.
I expect the Ravens to score either a defensive TD or a special teams one in a game that shouldn’t be close. The Ravens have outscored opponents at home this year 105-46. For Harbaugh’s sake, it better not be close.