Not an ideal outcome in the NFL Playoffs last weekend for me from a gambling perspective. Went 0-4 and were never really in any of them. It looked like a great week to take the points in every single game, and the favorites covered and covered easily in every game. So for me, the only logical way to bounce back this week is to take the favorites in every single game. Fool-proof.
Atlanta (-4.5) vs. Seattle
- My best bet of the week here. Not that it holds a lot of weight after my 0-4 showing last week but I love the Falcons here. I think they are underrated and the Seahawks are getting a lot of credit for work done in years past.
- That's a lot of points. And if I wasn't shoe-horned into my stupid "take all the favorites this week" strategy I may have went the other way on this one. But if I have to fall back on betting on Tom Brady and Bill Belichick I think I'll still sleep OK at nights.
- As much as I love the Falcons this week I love the Chiefs almost as much. Pittsburgh's big play capabilities scare me a little bit but I don't think they can stop anyone on defense. So the Chiefs should control the pace of the game on offense and be competent enough on defense to limit the Steelers enough to win this game.
- I don't trust Dak Prescott in the playoffs. I think he's good enough to win this week in the Divisional Round, partly because I'm not buying the Packers as a credible threat, but I don't think he can lead them to a championship. I'll take Dallas this week but will be eager to bet against them next week if they face Atlanta.
It was a weird site last night. The Iowa Hawkeyes actually executed and played in the final four minutes of a basketball game. I'm accustomed to watching Fran and the boys self-combust after that final media time-out but they held their own and picked up a big home win last night.
Bittersweet win for a Hawkeye hating Badgers fan like myself. While Purdue picking up another conference loss really helps Wisconsin in the B1G standings, I just hate seeing Iowa have good things. I'll enjoy the extra breathing room towards the top of the standings though. Thanks Fran.
Such a moment at the White House yesterday for Vice President Biden. What a likeable guy. President Obama apparently surprised Joe yesterday and awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.