Blitz the Bookie: Best picks of the weekend


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Written by James Davis and Perry Griffith IV


I hope you paid attention to our article last week as team James went 2-0, cashing in on easy wins with the Kansas City Chiefs and North Carolina St Wolfpack. Team Perry has some work to do but we are back at it again to provide you with the plays of the weekend.


NFL


Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5) at Tennessee Titans, Sunday 1:00 PM ET


The Eagles are slowly getting healthy. Carson Wentz is back and performed well in his first action against the Colts leading the Eagles to a 20-16 victory. While I will admit, taking on this Titans team on the road will pose a bigger threat but the Eagles will be getting some much needed help at just the right time. Alshon Jeffery looks to be a go in this game as well as starting running back Jay Ajayi. The best thing the Titans do is run the ball and with Marcus Mariota still nursing an elbow injury and Blaine Gabbert out with a concussion I expect an even heavier dose of the run game. The problem is, the Eagles in 2017 were the #1 run defense and through 3 games this season they remain the #1 run defense. This is just a matchup that bolds very well for the Eagles. Take the Eagles to cover the 3.5 points.


-Team James


Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (pk), Sunday 1:00 PM ET I’m seeing a lot of Texans picks on this game and I’m pretty stunned by it. I guess people still think Texans are going to turn around their unexpectedly poor start soon. I’ll choose to live in the now though and recognize that Colts have absolutely been the better team so far. Colts are currently 3rd in the league in 3rd down conversion (48.9%). Their record is 1-2 but they’ve played decent teams so far with a combined record of 6-3, while the Texans are winless vs. a combined record of 4-5. Take the colts at home as a pick’em.


-Team Perry


NCAAF


Western Michigan (-2.5) at Miami (OH) , Saturday 3:30 PM ET

The line for this game originally was Western Michigan (+3) and i could not pick them fast enough but I must not have been alone as the line has moved to a drastic 5.5 points making Western Michigan favorites by 2.5. The Boncos have owned the Redhawks, having beaten them in their last five meetings. Offensively, the Redhawks are averaging 17 points a game whereas the Broncos are doubling that at 36 points a game. The history, the line movement, and the matchup is just screaming easy money. Sometimes you don't have to call an exotic blitz to get the sack. Take Western Michigan -2.5pts to win this game, I have them taking this one by double digits.


-Team James


Arkansas at Texas A&M (-20.5), Saturday 1:00 PM ET The Razorbacks are off to a rough start to their season with a record of 1-3, and it’s going to be another serving of roasted pork this Saturday. Arkansas had an ugly home loss two weeks ago to North Texas 44-17. They kicked off their SEC schedule with a 34-3 loss to Auburn. The Aggies have two losses this year but to the current top 2 teams in the country, Clemson and Arkansas. The Aggies covered in their two wins over cupcakes, and they’re going to blow it open again in this upcoming early home game. Go Aggies to cover in this one.


-Team Perry


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