We just found out how bad odd weeks are. Let’s forget that and recall the good times on even weeks, as this is one of those. It will be a bit harder to gamble online this weekend, because there’s a fresh new law prohibiting your bank from making money transfers with offshore gaming havens (“thanks”, Bill “Cave Jr” Frist, for squeezing that into the port security bill; we’ll remember in ’08 when you try to run for President), but once again, the lines come to us from bodog.com –
Buffalo @ Detroit (+2) – You may like the points, you may want the points, you will get the points from a reputable bookie, but you’re not gonna need them. The Bills are making un-fixable mistakes.
Cincinnati (-5.5) @ Tampa Bay – I know the record of teams coming off the bye with a loss going into it isn’t good, but Duh Bucs are worse.
Tennessee @ Washington (-11) – I know what happened last weekend. The Tennesseeans don’t have the passing skills to pull it off 2 weeks in a row.
Houston (+13.5) @ Dallas – This has most of the makings of a shootout. Take the over-44.
Seattle @ St Louis (+3) – The Seahags are not a road team, and are even less of a team without Shaun Alexander and Bobby Engram.
NY Giants @ Atlanta (-3) – Home Sweet Dome.
Philadelphia (-3.5) @ New Orleans – The Saints cannot stop the pass.
Carolina (+3) @ Baltimore – Steve Smith will finally break out in this otherwise-defensive struggle.
Miami (+3) @ NY Jets – I’m going with my fallback position here.
San Diego (-10) @ San Francisco – No contest. Give some cracktion to your man for extra cash (I figure giving him 20 and the Whiners should be safe).
Kansas City (+7) @ Pittsburgh – Too many points to give, especially with the Chefs defense. Go under-37.
Oakland @ Denver (-14.5) – For the life of me, I can’t figure out why you’re giving so few points to take the ponies. NBC is wondering when they can start raiding games from Fox and CBS.
Chicago (-11.5) @ Arizona – Do the math … One killer defense + rookie quarterback = massacre