SUNDAY sees some tough match-ups but I feel I have a treble that should be plain sailing spread out across the evening.
Starting in Atlanta we see the Bengals against the Falcons with Atlanta having been dealt another blow in their secondary with another safety out for the season.
The Falcons are giving up an average of 28 points per game, with the Saints scoring 43 on them last week. Cincinnati will be boosted by the fact AJ Green likely to play. I can see this being a shootout very much like our Thursday contest.
From the second slate we have the Jimmy G-less 49ers head to LA to face the Chargers. This spread is double digits for a reason. The 49ers have chosen to go with Bethard after losing their QB with an ACL tear.
The Chargers haven’t excelled on defense and are still without their star Joey Bosa, but still have players such as Melvin Ingram, with the rookie Derwin James looking very good.
Ultimately I can’t see Bethard keeping up with this offence. Rivers is an elite QB imo with Gordon performing well early on. Keenan Allen hasn’t done much but he usually takes some time to get into his stride barring he stays healthy.
Sunday night football sees an AFC North slugfest with Baltimore heading to Pittsburgh. This is always one to watch. The Steelers are still without Leveon Bell, and it would be interesting to compare records had he been paid over the off season.
They’ve looked shaky at times, almost bottling their big lead in Tampa on Monday. The Ravens have been steady on D as usual, and their offence has picked up with their free agency receiver splashes. A fair price for Baltimore to score two TD’s here.
The Steelers are allowing an average on 30 points to opposing teams allowing 42 against Kansas. Now Baltimore are no Kansas, but they still have good weapons to do some damage here.
- Bengals/Falcons Over 43.5 Points (6pm)
- LA Chargers -2.5 (9.25pm)
- Baltimore Ravens Over 1.5 TD’s (Monday 1.20am)
- (94-100, bet365) – 5 points
- Andy Dalton (Bengals) Over 260.5 Passing Yards (10-11, Skybet) – 3.3 points
- Joe Flacco (Ravens) Over 247.5 Passing Yards (10-11, Skybet) – 3.3 points