Cincy +12 at BALT... 2 STARS
line value on Cincy. Division game. Cincy has played a strong schedule and could have a few wins.. instead they stand at 0-5 I expect Cincy to play a hard fought game... Balt is off an OT win at Pitt. They are now down Jefferson and jimmy smith in the secondary
Hou +5 (-115) at KC......2 STARS
I dont love getting the worst of this line. But the bottom line is I think Hou might be the better overall team. These KC injuries are really starting to mount. The loss of WR T Hill is starting to show and now WR Watkins is banged up and might not play. Not to mention Mahomes was limping on the field Sunday night and they didnt score a TD after he got hurt. Yes, they didnt score against an Indy D that was without their top 2 DB's and all world LB D. Leonard.
What makes matters worse for KC is that they cant run the ball at all. KC also has issues on the OL. According to PFF, 4 of the 5 starting OL are below average. On the defensive side, KC's bad D is getting hit with injuries. DL- Chris Jones and DL- X Williams are both out now. The front 7 for KC is a cast of characters and the DB's arent quite world beaters either. I think QB Watson is going to want to put on a show against the reigning MVP. WRs Fuller and Hopkins are studs and should abuse KC. Coutee had his best game last week with 70 yards in place of Kenny Stills. I may be higher on Houston than most, but I see an OL that wont have trouble against KC DL. I think this game is a very close and entertaining game.
LAR ML -165 vs SF.......2 STARS
I am very high on SF this year but this is a great spot for LAR. They are home off back to back losses and have had 9 days to prepare. I cant see the Rams losing 3 straight and being 3-3. On the other hand, SF is FAT and HAPPY off a MNF drubbing over the Browns and sit at 4-0. The whole world saw SF dominate. But now they have to play a super focused and motivated team on short rest. The big news in this game is SF lost another big time OL for a few weeks. They are now down both their tackles Staley and McGlinchey. It hasnt hurt them yet, but against Aaron Donald and crew, it will mean alot. I think Jimmy G makes a few mistakes in this game. The key for LAR will be if their inexperienced OL can hold up against N Bosa and the boys. I think McVay draws up a gameplan that works well and LAR wins this game
OVER 41 PITT/LAC.....1 STAR
This is a really low number for these 2 teams. Rivers did not throw a TD pass last week and I think the gunslinger is going to be throwing it all over the field this week against Pitt. Chargers have great weapons right now with Allen, M Williams, Ekeler and now Gordon. They should expose a Pitt D who is probably worn out after a hard fought OT loss to division rival Balt. On the other side, I think Pitt will put up points against this Chargers banged up secondary. Pitt has the OL to hold up against the solid Chargers front. I think Pitt will take more shots downfield with Hodges than they did with Rudolph and I expect JuJu to have a huge game
Wash -4 at MIA..... 1 Star