Official DMR Picks In The NFL: Week 9 Edition

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After DG ditched on the picks last week because of flying home from Myrtle Beach with strep throat (fourth time this year) the boys return to get you back on track in a lean week 9 slate with six teams enjoying their bye week. November is upon us, and with baseball ending it’s time for the NFL to take over on Sundays, as the temperature drops making for prime football weather.

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A live look at DG as he sits in regret of his Bills survivor pick. It was a great night at JetLife Stadium with all three phases posing their dominance for Gang Green.

LordTreeSap – 20-14-1 (Lock 4-3)

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Chiefs @ Cowboys (-2.5)

This should be the most entertaining game of the weekend. Without Zeke I may have leaned KC, but with the hottest running attack in the game back in tact I’m going to ride the ‘Boys at home in what should be a shoot-out. Dak and Alex Smith light it up in a great display of mobile quarterbacking. Cowboys get it done late in the 4th.

Lions (-2.5) @ Packers

Picking against the Packers in Lambeau is usually a no-no, but I’m going to keep doing it until I can see any kind of consistency out of Brett Hundley, whom I just don’t believe in. Detroit poses a solid defense and if they can convert those long drives from 3 into 7s they should be able to win in Green Bay for the second time in three years.

Bengals (+6) @ Jaguars

Cincinnati was not impressive at home squeaking by the Colts last week, but in a game that’s a must-win I’m riding with the points into Jacksonville. The Jaguars have alternated wins and losses all year, so they’re due for an L Sunday. Let’s hope that pattern continues for ‘Who Dey’ nation.

Buccaneers (+6.5) @ Saints

Tampa Bay’s season is on the line in New Orleans, who is much improved this year. The Saints kept Chicago in the game late last week and I expect some more of the same in this contest against the Bucs in the Big Easy, especially if Jameis Winston can take care of the football.

Lock: Redskins @ Seahawks (-7)

Seattle played in the game of the year thus far pulling out a dramatic win at home against the Texans last Sunday. After trading for Duane Brown to help sure up the offensive line, the Seahawks should have their sights set on locking down home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Russell Wilson is playing some great ball and the Redskins are super banged up coming into the match up. Jordan Reed and Trent Williams are not expected to play, I can smell a blow out in the making.

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DG: 16-14 (Lock 4-2)

I’m back baby. Took last week off as I was at traveling all day. I was coming back from a golf trip in Myrtle beach (HB). Haven’t won a bet in two weeks so let’s get it!

Buccaneers @ Saints (-6.5)

What is wrong with the Bucs? Definitely one of the bigger disappointments this year. After a rocky start to the Saints season, things are starting to kick for Nor’lins (my best attempt at an accent). It’s scary that Brees hasn’t reached his true level yet. I think it’s the coming out party as the Saints go marching.

Falcons (-2.5) @ Panthers

Will the real Atlanta Falcons please stand up? Seriously. I picked you to go the Super Bowl. Start acting like it. The weapons and tools are all there. They just haven’t looked in sync. I actually think this will be a shootout so consider the over. I think Freeman runs wild as Matt Ryan throws 3 TDs for the win.

Cardinals @ 49ers (+2.5)

Home dogs! Why didn’t I listen to my own advice when I bet the Bills last night? Idiot. Not going against my own advice again. This game could be ugly in the battle of backup QBs. The 9ers win in Jimmy Gs debut on the sideline.

Bengals (+6) @ Jaguars

Jaguars are going to win this game, but 6 points is way to many to give to an offense with AJ Green. The Bengals have their backs against the wall and they’ve been playing well in the past few games. I love Swagsonville and Fournette will run wild, but Dalton keeps it close. Take the points.

Lock: Lions @ Packers (+2.5)

Home dogs! The Lions have been gifted this division and they can’t seem to get the job done. They’re fading fast and barely have a pulse. The Packers also looked awful 2 weeks ago without Aaron Rodgers. There’s a reason why this game is so close. It’s because McCarthy will open up the playbook for Hundley this week. Go Pack Go.

 

Official DMR Picks In The NFL: Week 7 Edition

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A lot has changed in the NFL since last weekend. The Chiefs lost two straight, including one of the wildest Thursday Night finishes you will ever see out in the Black Hole, two double digit favorites lost outright for the first time in over 30 years, Sunday. It was a wild weekend around the league, the Jets got robbed and the G-Men even pulled off the upset for their first win in primetime. Through all the madness, the boys of the DMR keep chugging along neck and neck with positive records. Let’s see if they can keep it going as we get into the thick of football season. P.S. what a great time to be a sports (gambling) fan with an event of importance seemingly happening every night.

LordTreeSap – 15-10 (Lock 2-3)

Titans (-5.5) @ Browns

The Browns and Niners remain the NFL’s only winless teams, but Cleveland isn’t even competing in these games. Tennessee looked to be back on track even with a hobbled Mariota at the helm against a poor Colts team at home. In a season where you can’t trust anyone, there’s one thing you can bank on and that’s the Browns’ incompetence.

Buccaneers @ Bills (-3)

Sean McDermott has the Bills playing good football, especially at New Era Field where Buffalo is undefeated at home. Tampa Bay has been a brutal road team and Jameis is going to play hurt after being knocked out in Arizona with a shoulder sprain. Even though I was looking forward to a Fitzy revenge game, I’ll take the Bills and the small chalk here.

Ravens (+6) @ Vikings

Baltimore has been one of the toughest teams in the league to figure out on a week to week basis. We rode with them in Oakland where they pulled out the win, I think they have a good shot here as well. In a match up of similar teams, the value is with the points for the Ravens.

Cardinals (+3) @ Rams (London)

London games are a crap-shoot for the most part, you never know what you’re going to get when a team travels to the other side of the globe. I think the Cardinals traveling over a lot earlier in the week than the Rams gives them an advantage. AZ seems to have straightened out their issues on offense with a rejuvenated AP running the ball and Palmer being able to work the ball down field. The Cards win a close one across the pond.

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Lock: Falcons @ Patriots (-3)

Fans have had their eyes on this Super Bowl rematch since the schedule was released, but both teams come into this match up with a lot more questions than in February. Atlanta’s offense looks out of sync after being shut out by the Dolphins in the second half leading to a loss coming off their bye week. New England was lucky to defeat the Jets after a mysterious call in addition to giving up 350+ passing yards to Josh McCown. In what should be a fun high-scoring affair I’m riding with the Patriots at home.

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DG: 14-11 (4-1 Lock)

Cowboys @ 49ers (+6)

Home dogs, baby! How about the 49ers? They haven’t won a game by in 5 of their 6 losses, they’ve lost by less than one score. That’s all I need to hear. Plus, it’s not like the Cowboys have been blowing people out this year. They can’t seem to finish games so look for San Fran to be down 3 or 4 points in the final minutes.

Panthers (-3) @ Bears

I really wanted to go with Mitchell here, but I just traded for Cam Newton in fantasy so I have to ride with Carolina. They’re coming off a loss, but they’ve had 10 days to prepare for the Bears. Not that they needed it, but the Panthers will be fresh and firing on all cylinders.

Bengals @ Steelers (-5)

Will the real Steelers please stand up? Lose to the Bears. Kill the Ravens. Get demolished by the Jaguars. Beat the undefeated Chiefs. Pick a side already! I think this is the week they start to pick a side and make their push to separate from the division. Once Cincy figures out their backfield situation, they’ll start to click on offense, but I don’t see it happening yet.

Cardinals @ LA Rams (-3)

Another team that wants to break through and be a contender but they keep having setbacks. I think Arizona can play spoiler a lot with AP now, but I don’t see them contending. I think the Rams can compete for a Wild Card spot, but they have to be more consistent. Gurley has been a monster this year, but Goff has been inconsistent. He needs to get it clicking so I’m hoping he figures it out across the pond.

Lock: Titans (-5.5) @ Browns

Bet against the Browns has been my strategy as of late. It’s working. With Mariota back, I don’t see Cleveland winning this game. They’ll keep it close in the first half, but the Titans will have too much in the end. Lock it in.

Official DMR Picks In The NFL: Week 6 Edition

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TIMEOUT TIMEOUT TIMEOUT. This NFL season needs to slow down as we are somehow already into week 6 where they play for pay right in the heart of October. It’s usually around this time where the great teams begin to hit their strides and separate themselves from the rest of the pedestrian pack. Coming into this week, LTS holds the slight upper-hand after a 4-1 Sunday to give himself a 1 game lead over DG. Week 6 features 5 games with blowout potential, as the favorites find themselves giving at least nine points or more.

LordTreeSap – 12-8 (2-2 Lock)

Browns @ Texans (-9.5)

If the U.S. wants to implement a new torture tactic on ISIS I’m all for showing them last week’s tape of the Jets vs Browns game. That shouldn’t even be categorized as football, when you check out the later Cowboys vs Packers game you’d think they were playing two totally different sports. “A 50-yard pass, is that even legal?” The Browns are awful, and they’re starting Kevin Hogan. Houston competed with the best the league has to offer in Kansas City, they should be able to ride Watson to a double-digit victory with ease here.

49ers (+11) @ Redskins

Woah, woah, woah, hold the phone Cotton. Who gave the Redskins the right to be a double digit favorite. I’m throwing up the red flag here and taking the plethora of points with San Francisco who should be able to keep it somewhat close. Rob Kelley is most likely out for Washington. I think the Niners may be the team that gets disrespected by Vegas over and over keeping games close enough to not win them but cover.

Patriots @ Jets (+9.5)

The battle for first place in the AFC East, I would’ve thought you were crazy if you told me this would be the case in October for the New York Jets. I think the number is a bit too high in my opinion. The Jets have played the Pats close, especially at home even when they haven’t had the roster to compete. Just look at the results the past four years in MetLife below. I’m not saying the Jets will win this game outright, but I have a good feeling they can keep it close.

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Giants @ Broncos (-11.5)

I was debating on making this my lock because of how much disarray the Giants find themselves in. Going to Mile High is never fun and with this roster of dysfunction I can smell a blow out like a whiff of weed in Downtown Denver. I feel bad for the G-Men, but tanking may be for the best at this point. The Broncos coming off their bye week should be able to pounce on the weary Giants early on their way to victory.

Lock: Packers (-3) @ Vikings

Let’s keep this short and sweet. Aaron Rodgers vs Case Keenum indoors on a short week and all we need to win by is a field goal. Go Pack Go.

DG: 11-9 (3-1 Lock)

Bucs @ Cardinals (+2)

I’m addicted to home underdogs. The Bucs are without a doubt the better team, but I don’t like them on the road. I think A.P. turns back the clock and gets in the end-zone. I see this game going down to a last second FG. Cards cover.

Steelers @ Chiefs (-4)

This game does scare me. The Steelers were absolutely horrendous last week. That screams bounce back game…Not so fast my friend! Chiefs are the best team in the NFL and they’re almost unbeatable at home. Alex Smith with 3+ TDs for the week.

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Rams @ Jags (-2.5)

The Coughlin Effect! How about the Jags? What a great start to the year. Also, how about those Rams? One of these teams is actually going to legitimately compete for a playoff spot. I love that Goff has proven he can be a stud, but this game belongs to Blake. I’m Jaggin’ off this week as Blake and the boys get the W.

Patriots @ Jets (+9.5)

Screw it. The tank is off. Go Jets.

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Lock: Browns @ Texans (-9.5)

As I’ve said before, not crazy about any of these spreads. That being said, Deshaun Watson is the hottest QB (pause) in football. Houston has found their franchise QB for years to come. This game should not be close whatsoever. Texas in a blowout.

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Joey FreshWater Teaser of The Week: 3 Teams – 10 points (-120)

Denver Broncos -1.5

Greenbay Packers +7

Atlanta Falcons -3

Risk $120 – Win $100

 

 

 

Official DMR Picks In The NFL: Week 5 Edition

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Through four weeks DG (9-6) holds a slight edge over LTS (8-7) thanks to the improbable Kansas City miracle cover Monday night. Chiefs backers were probably doing a dance similar to Travis Kelce’s end-zone celebration after that last second front-door cover. That’s the beauty of the NFL, we get to do it all again this weekend. Week 5 features an interesting slate that only consists of two favorites larger than a field goal. This is a survivor pool nightmare, especially if you already took the Steelers in week 1. Here are the picks in the league where they play for pay (S/O Francesa).

LordTreeSap: 8-7 Overall, 2-1 Lock

Jets (-1) @ Browns

The tank is off people! The Jets have played some inspiring football the last two weeks, defeating the Dolphins and Jaguars at home. In a match up that most thought would feature two teams vying for next year’s number one pick, now sees Gang Green looking to get over .500 as a match up at Metlife with the 3-2 Patriots looms large next week. I’m just as surprised as you guys that the Jets are doing this, they’ll somehow get it done Sunday in the Josh McCown revenge game, who has won back to back starts for the first time since 2004.

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Seahawks (Pick) @ Rams

The classic big brother versus little brother match up. Whoever comes out victorious will have a stranglehold on the NFC West. I don’t know if the Rams are ready just yet to overtake Seattle, as Vegas has given them respect opening as 1 point favorites. Seattle looked like themselves once again in a dominant second half against Indy, the big brother is victorious come Sunday.

Ravens (+3) @ Raiders

I know, the Ravens have looked horrendous the past couple weeks after a fast start, but the Raiders haven’t been exactly impressive either after two straight losses and now they are going to be without Derek Carr for about a month. This line tells me the Raiders with E.J. Manuel under center are even with the Ravens and I disagree. Prove me right Joe Flacco and company!

Packers (+2.5) @ Cowboys

Aaron Rodgers is absolutely going to feast on this struggling Cowboy secondary, even though the Pack come into this premier match up a little banged up, but Ty Montgomery and Davante Adams are expected to play. This will probably be similar to the playoff game we saw in January. Give me Green Bay in a tight one.

Lock: Chargers @ Giants (-3)

The battle of the 0-4s. I see a lot of people going with the Giants in survivor pools and I agree this is a good spot for them to get off the schneid. The Chargers coming east for a 1 P.M. start gives the G-Men a chance to get out to an early lead. Eli and Philip Rivers will forever be tied at the hip after being dealt for each other at the 2004 NFL Draft. NYG gets their first win as the Chargers fall to 0-5 and will have even less fans in Los Angeles at the Stubhub Center the rest of the way.

DG: 9-6 Overall, 2-1 Lock

Packers (+2.5) @ Cowboys

I think this game will turn out exactly like the divisional playoff game. Green Bay starts off red hot. Then, Dallas will make its run and eventually tie the game. Mason Crosby kicks a game winner again. I really think this has shootout written all over it. When push comes to shove, I’ll go down with Aaron Rodgers any day of the week.

Panthers @ Lions (-2)

Folks, the Lions are for real. They are one yard away from being undefeated. Stafford has come out guns blazing and will be in the MVP discussion when the year comes to an end. I like their defense led by their front 7. What have the Lions been missing during the Matthew Stafford era? A running back who can actually…run! Ameer Abdullah is showing what he can do when healthy and is a viable running option. Lions by a touchdown.

Jets @ Browns (+1)

Home dogs!!!!! The Browns have to win a game, right? The Jets want to lose, right? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. No game analysis here. I just think the universe has to right the wrong that they did to Jets fan by giving them 2 wins. The tanks is back on as DeShone Kizer gets his first win as a pro.

Jaguars @ Steelers (-7)

The Steelers are an enigma. They struggle versus the Browns and Ravens. They blow out their archival Ravens. I really can’t figure them out. Can they put two good games together in a row? I think that will happen this week. Bell finally had a breakout game and I see him reaching the end zone multiple time this week. Also, look for Martavis Bryant to score in the end zone. He is super due.

Lock: 49ers @ Colts (-1)

Nothing gets the juices flowing like betting on bad teams. The 49ers have ZERO idea how to finish. In their last 3 games, they have lost by a combined 8 points. They could’ve easily won all 3 games too. The Colts are another mystery too. Andrew Luck finally returned to practice so that’s promising. They’ve either gotten blown out or kept it to a 3 point game. This actually might be my survivor league pick as well. I like home teams in survivor and I’m trusting Jakey Brissett over Brian Hoyer.

Official DailyMixReport NFL Picks: Week 4 Edition

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Week 3 will definitely go down in the history books as one of the most memorable from the regular season in the 21st century. Between the anthem protests, Trump’s tweets and some great finishes, last weekend had it all. DG and LTS did their thing once again, as each of our handicappers boasts a 6-4 record a piece. We told you the week 3 slate was going to be tough with 10 road favorites, hopefully you did okay through all the upsets. Without further ado, here are our selections for a highly impactful week 4.

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Biggest Surprise So Far:

LTS: Los Angeles Rams – I feel I could have gone a number of directions here, but I love what I’ve seen from Sean McVay and the Rams thus far. He has Jared Goff and Todd Gurley looking like different players from last season and I love the deal going to get Sammy Watkins to form a big three on offense, whom are all 24-years-old and younger. They also boast the best defensive player in the league with Aaron Donald. I think this is the blueprint for my New York Jets. Grab the hot offensive coordinator candidate, pair him with our first round pick QB and go from there. Keep an eye on the Rams with Seattle and Arizona struggling.

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DG: Jacksonville Jaguars – The Tom Coughlin Effect is real. A 2-1 start is best case for this young team. You can see Tom Coughlin’s footprints all over this team. The defense is solid. Blake Bortles has looked good in 2 wins. Fournette is only getting better week to week. If they can get by the Jets this week (yes, I’m saying that), at 3-1, don’t be surprised if this team can squeak out 9 wins.

LordTreeSap – 6-4 Overall, (2-0 Lock)

Bengals (-3) @ Browns

A battle of 0-3 teams so somebody is going to get their first win Sunday. The Bengals looked like a new team in Green Bay, putting up a good fight in the overtime loss. New OC Bill Lazor got A.J. Green and Joe Mixon more heavily involved. Cleveland suffered a tight loss in Indianapolis as road favorites, which Vegas now knows was a huge mistake. Cincy gets on the board in 2017, as Kizer continues to turn the ball over with a league leading 7 interceptions.

Eagles @ Chargers (-1)

I don’t have a sexy convincing explanation for you in this game, but the Eagles are banged up and are not as good as their 2-1 record says as they were lucky to beat the lowly Giants Sunday. I still have faith the Chargers are not an awful team and Vegas seems to agree with me. Rivers should have a bounce back week and Melvin Gordon is apparently good to go. Another desperate team gets it done for their first win.

Colts @ Seahawks (-13)

This is a tough spot for Indianapolis going across the country for a match up in primetime with a Seahawk team that is desperate for a win after a 1-2 start. I usually wouldn’t want to lay this many points, but I think Seattle finally figured out something on offense last week, so they should be able to make this non-competitive by the second half and win by three scores fairly easily.

Raiders (+3) @ Broncos

Both of these teams did not play well last week, especially the Raiders who struggled in the nation’s capital. This shapes up as a huge game in the AFC West with the Chiefs hot out of the gate. The Raiders need to do a way better job of protecting Carr and catching the football to have a chance here, I’m hoping last week served as a wake-up call and we get to see some more Marshawn dancing Sunday.

Lock: Rams @ Cowboys (-6)

America’s team served as my lock last week and proved me right getting back on track in the desert. The only thing that has me hesitant here is the amount of time to prepare L.A had after playing a Thursday game, where the ‘Boys have a short week after playing Monday Night Football on the road. Dallas should be able to run the ball well with the Rams giving up the 4th most rushing yards and most rushing TDs so far this season.

DG – 6-4 Overall, 1-1 Lock

Jaguars (-3) vs. NY Jets

I can talk the talk. Now, it’s time to walk the walk. There is no reason the Jaguars should lose this game. Sorry big Mike, but they’re a better team than the J-E-T-S. If this was in Jacksonville, I think it’s a blowout. However, it’s in NY and apparently the Jets play well there. That being said, I think Bortles goes back to game manager Bortles from Week 1 and they pound the rock with Fournette on their way to a 3-1 start.

Redskins @ Chiefs (-7)

I smell a blowout this week on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs are legit. They have all the ingredients of a Super Bowl winning team. It’s been said before and I’ll say it again. They will go as far as Alex Smith takes them. If he plays as well as he did against the Pats, they can reach the Super Bowl. That being said, expect Hunt and Hill to run wild over the Skins at Arrowhead on their way to a double digit victory.

Colts @ Seahawks (-13)

This screams trap game. Seattle definitely has their eye on division rival to the South as they play the Rams next week for NFC West supremacy. Can the Seahawks protect DangeRUSS? The man is on the run 24/7. Russ still put up 30+ fantasy points last week and his line SUCKED. That being said, Seattle is another team at home and they should feast on Brissett’s first true road game.

Bills @ Falcons (-7.5)

Good luck stopping the Falcons at home. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Atlanta is my pick to win the Super Bowl on their #RedemptionTour. They’re that good. They can out score you and stop you in key points. Ryan, Freeman, Coleman, Jones, Gabriel, Sanu. Who are you stopping, Buffalo? Here’s the answer: No one. Falcons get it done by at least 2 touchdowns.

Lock: Bengals (-3) @ Browns

I’m going out on a HUGEEEEEEEE limb here. Honestly, I’m calling this a lock simply because of that spread. Cincy started to click last week in Green Bay and were winning that game late in the 4th quarter. Although Kizer has looked better than expected, Cincy is just too good to lose this game. I expect this to be the breakout game for the Cincy offense and in particular, Joe Mixon.

Official DMR Picks In The NFL: Week 3 Edition

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After a solid debut from the boys in week two, DG and LTS will try to replicate their combined 7-3 showing. The NFL returns with another “classic” showdown on Thursday Night Football with the 49ers and Rams, can’t wait to watch that (sike). Sunday’s slate doesn’t feature too many premiere match ups, but with TEN road favorites we will still do our best to make you some money. Do the Giants or Jets breakthrough with their first win this week as six point underdogs?

2-0 Team That Will Miss The Playoffs –

LTS: Lions

I have a tough time trusting Detroit over the course of a 16 game season. It’s also never easy in a division with the Packers and Vikings. Zona and NYG also may not be the teams most thought they were coming into this season. I believe the Lions fade to the middle of the pack and finish with around nine wins.

DG: Broncos

Denver looked GOOD last week, spanking the Cowboys left and right. The defense is phenomenal, Thomas and Sanders are great, and (if healthy) C.J. Anderson can be a top 10 running back. This season comes down to two words: Trevor Siemian. I like the kid. Who would’ve thought that a QB from Northwestern would be starting for a team that just won the Super Bowl two years ago? Credit to him. Just not sure he can sustain it. That being said, the Chiefs and the Raiders are better in that division so I see Denver being the odd team out and falling back to the pack.

0-2 Team That Rights The Ship –

LTS: Chargers

I was driving the Los Angeles Charger hype train this off-season, but that is off to a rocky start through two weeks. Of course it’s been in typical Charger fashion as well, both losses came down to their Korean kicker, Younghoe Koo, who is 1/4 to begin his career. I’m hoping LA can pull some of these close games out going forward and get back into contention within the best division in football.

DG: Giants

I’m morally obligated to say this. Just figure it out Giants and we’ll go 10-6.

LordTreeSap – Overall (through 1 week): 4-1, Lock 1-0

Giants (+6) @ Eagles

The Giants come into this game with their season on the line. I like to put my money on teams with a sense of urgency and that’s what we have here. For my gambling folks, I would feel a lot more comfortable with the Giants in a teaser, but I expect this game to be a close one none the less. Take the points and see if the G-Men can save their season.

Ravens (-4) @ Jaguars (London)

London’s team travels across the pond to host the Ravens this week. Blake Bortles looked absolutely brutal in Tennessee and I believe that Baltimore’s defense, who already has an NFL best 10 turnovers, will create a few more on the road to victory. This will be a low scoring contest, but I trust the Ravens to stay undefeated.

Dolphins (-6) @ Jets

The Jets have shown no form of life through the first two weeks, maybe coming home injects a little life into the team with a rivalry game on the horizon in their home opener. I’m going to keep picking against the Jets until they at least cover a spread. 6 points isn’t too much to lay for the Fins, who pulled out a nice win on the west coast against the Chargers to begin their season.

Raiders (-3) @ Redskins

I feel very weird about not having a home team as one of my picks, but that’s the type of week it looks to be with ten road favorites, where in Week 1 we were laying the points with home teams. The Raiders are definitely a legit force in the AFC and I’m still skeptical of the Redskins on both sides of the ball. In a match up you don’t see very often, I believe Oakland gets it done on the road Sunday night.

Lock: Cowboys (-3) @ Cardinals

This almost looks too easy. After an ugly showing in Denver where the ‘Boys were exposed, I expect a huge bounce back game on Monday night. It helps that the Cardinals are also a bad football team and were lucky enough to pull out a comeback victory against the pathetic Indianapolis Colts. Look for Zeke to get back on track in a convincing win for Dallas in the desert.

DG – Overall (through 1 week): 3-2, Lock 1-0

Falcons (-3) @ Lions

I’m super high on the Falcons. They are my Super Bowl pick to win it all. When this offense is clicking, the only team that can beat them is themselves (sore subject). I’m still not buying the Lions hype. Stafford is a gunslinger so he’ll have to put up a lot of points in this shootout. Matty Ice and the boys get it done.

Broncos @ Bills (+3)

I’m a big home underdog guy. LTS was worried about picking all road teams to win. I totally believe you can’t pick all 5 winners on the road. Can’t happen and won’t happen. Buffalo, NY and Bills Mafia will come to play. This will be a tough test for Trevor Siemian on the road and I think the Bills will force some turnovers early. I get that Denver’s defense is tough and all Buffalo can do is run the ball. However, the Bills are a different team at home. Look for a huge game from TyGOD Taylor as the Bills upset the Broncos.

Bengals @ Packers (-9)

Cincy is in serious, serious trouble. They are one bad game away from benching Dalton. The Packers are pissed off after being embarrassed against the Falcons. I’ll take Rodgers at home any day of the week even with Jordy in a limited role. I smell a blow out.

Browns @ Colts (+1.5)

It’s amazing that the Colts cannot function without Andrew Luck. I mean they are a home underdog to the Cleveland Browns……………… I don’t even know why I’m picking this game, but no team besides maybe the Jets are going 0-16. Jakey Brissett didn’t look too bad last against a solid Cardinals defense. The Browns are still a year away from competing to go 7-9 so I’m taking the Colts at home behind a breakout game from TY Hilton.

Lock: Raiders (-3) @ Redskins

THEEEEEEEEE RAIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDEEEEEERRRRRRRSSSSSSS. There’s never a week where I don’t bet on the Raiders. I’m like 75% in the green when picking the Raiders (absolutely no stats to back that up). Yes, they played the Jets last week, but good luck stopping that offense, Redskins. I actually think Captain Kirk will play well at home and I expect this to be a high scoring affair. However, the Raiders have too much talent and are clicking on all cylinders. Dance Beast Mode Dance.

Official DMR NFL Picks: Week 2 Edition

The NFL is back for week two, as the focus shifts to Sunday as we all try to forget the inept display of Thursday Night Football between the Texans and Bengals. DG and LTS return to help make you money and hold a little healthy competition as to who is the true gambling savant here at the DailyMixReport. Each week the guys will take a total of five games, with one being the featured lock of the week.

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LTS: 0-0

Lock of The Week: Patriots (-6) @ Saints

I can’t see the Pats falling to 0-2 and also the fact they had an extra FOUR days to prepare for this match up in New Orleans gives Belicheat and Brady a competitive advantage. The Saints defense was shredded by Sam Bradford, a bad sign of things to come Sunday. I will lay the six.

Titans (-1) @ Jaguars

I was on the Titans coming into the season, so I feel like I have no choice to take them here. I’m not going to overreact to the Titans loss nor the Jaguars convincing defeat of the Texans. Give me Tennessee to win outright, I believe the Mariota and the receiving weapons prove to be the difference.

Jets @ Raiders (-13)

As a Jets fan it’s tough to pick against my own team, but being objective it’s tough to see them keep this within two TDs. NYJ was fortunate to be within nine in week one, as the Bills did everything they could to keep the Jets in it. This week will be a much different story in the black hole, as the crowd will be amped up for Beast Mode’s debut. This has 38-13 written all over it.

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Packers @ Falcons – Over 54.5

The 2016 NFC title game featured 65 points between the two and I expect more of the same as the Falcons open up their new state-of-the-art arena on Sunday night. Another high-scoring affair is on the horizon as two of the best offenses in the league do battle.

Lions @ Giants (-3) Assuming Odell Is Active

With OBJ practicing I’m going to assume he will be out there Monday night, as the diva wideout will milk this injury to the last minute. The Giants are a far better team than they showed in week one and I expect a different type of urgency to be exuded against a Lions team who was 3-5 on the road in 2016. The G-Men cannot afford to fall to 0-2 with a trips to Philly and Tampa looming in weeks three and four. Giants 24-17.

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Patriots @ Saints (+6)

Offense, offense, offense! I would NOT want to be the Saints D right now because Pissed off Tommy Brady is an absolute psycho. He always goes off. That being said, on Mike and Mike, I heard on Straight Talk presented by Straight Talk Wireless that Drew Brees has been an underdog at home 11 times and has gone 9-2 (I pray my memory is right). Anyway, that’s wayyyyyyy too many points for the Saints in the Dome, no less. Saints cover

Cowboys @ Broncos (+2.5)

Home underdogs = LOVE. Cowboys are riding high and mighty off of dominating the essential winners of the NFC East, New York Giants. With Zeke still in the lineup, this offense is deadly. However, Broncos D at home is a nightmare. The Cowboys O-line vs the Broncos D-line will be the matchup to watch. I think Trevor Siemian’s flu will infect the Cowboys and come out with the W.

Titans (-1) @ Jaguars

The Jags at back! Good for the Jags, last week. I’m a Blake Bortles defender (Top 9 fantasy QB last 2 seasons) and he looked like a great game manager in week one. Fournette is going to wreak havoc on defenses for years. This team has a Tom Coughlin stamp on it. However, the Titans were my pick to win the division. Plus, they’re coming off a loss vs a good Raiders team. Marcus will come out firing and light up the scoreboard. Titans triumph.newton-58d7b4cff716083f3272b103-g.gif
Dolphins @ Chargers (-3.5)

Smoking Jay and the Fins finally open the season. I think Cutler is going to have a solid year for a last minute replacement. 18TDs and 7 INT. Book it. This is a weird reason to pick the Chargers, but I’m just picking them because this is there Week 2 and the Fins Week 1. Philly Rivers got the kinks out and will finally not have to run around in his own territory, down 2 TDs in the fourth quarter with 3 minutes to play. Chargers win behind a big game from Keenan Allen.

Lock of The Week: Jets @ THE RAIDERS (-13)

THEEEEEEEEEEEEEE RAIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDEEEERRRRSSSSSS. My favorite team to pick by far. I hate double digit spreads, but the Jets are in a world of trouble. They always get killed by Oakland on the west coast (haven’t won in Oakland since the famous Mark Sanchez hot-dog game). The Jets are trying to go 0-16 and the Raiders are my pick to go to the AFC title game. Prayer group is in session, as Father Derek Carr beats the sinful Jets by at least three scores.

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MFC Picks Of The Week: College Football Week 9

After his first rough outing of the year (2-3), MFC returns with his picks for a stacked slate of College games.

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Here we go boys. Last week wasn’t so kind to us, (2-3) but this week brings a whole new series of games. Lets get after it. MFC’s picks of the week.

1) The Mr. Irrelevant bet: Boise State (-14) over Wyoming

I can’t imagine Wyoming is an imposing football power. Boise State, on the other hand, is like a walking high-school sports movie, where the cheerleader and QB get married and everyone lives happily ever after. Those SOBs even have blue grass. On a serious note, Boise St is good and Wyoming isn’t. 14 is too low.

2) The SEC East is a Joke bet: Tennessee (-13.5) over South Carolina

I know I’ve taken every opportunity possible to rip Tennessee, but South Carolina is in a dark spot right now. Those cocks wouldn’t know a top 25 ranking if it was lathered in southern tide apparel and the whole Ray-ban & Croakies combo. Take Tennessee here. They’re too talented.

3) The North Pacific IPA Tasting Festival bet: Washington State (-13) over Oregon State

Mike Leach is the man and everyone should know it. Not only does he act like a man with zero shits to give, but he produces results on the field when it matters. Washington State has had a great year while Oregon State remains one of those teams that everyone looks at and goes “who the hell would ever want to go there.” Mike Leach was really all I needed to pull the trigger. The dude is a living legend.

4) The SJS Bet: Penn St. (-13.5) over Purdue

The boys over at PSU are feeling great and they’re ready to keep the momentum rolling against a weak Purdue crew. Purdue as a whole has been in question the past few years, and I really don’t see the upside of that roster. Penn state wins on talent and momentum here.

5) The Primetime bet: Clemson (-4.5) over FSU

My only initial hesitation with this bet is this game is played at Doak Campell Stadium, and those fans get up for games. However, Clemson is the better team. QB play and Wayne Gallman coming back from injury are the difference here. Eat fellas.

 

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