The NFL got Week 10 going on Thursday with an entertaining AFC West matchup. The Raiders edged the Chargers thanks to a strong defensive effort and Josh Jacobs scampering for the game-winning score with just over a minute remaining. The Raiders won 26-24, covering outright as a one-point underdog.
We are back for the main slate of games on Sunday, although it’s a slightly smaller schedule. This week we have six teams on bye, marking the most of the season. But we still get some huge matchups. Patrick Mahomes returns for the Chiefs against the Titans. We get some potential NFC playoff previews, with the Packers hosting the Panthers and the Cowboys hosting the Vikings. The week closes out with a fun NFC West affair as the 49ers host the Seahawks.
I’ve found some life of late after a rough stretch. I went 8-6 last week and now sit at 65-68-2 on the season. I’ve made some progress back toward .500, so we’ll see if I can build on it in Week 10.
I’ve got a few wagers in place for this weekend. I grabbed the Chiefs -6 over the Titans, figuring on Mahomes providing them with some juice. Even at less than 100 percent, he’s a boost. I grabbed the Bills to win outright against the Browns. While this won’t be an easy game, the Bills defense could do some serious damage against Baker Mayfield and company. Finally, I grabbed the first half under 21.5 points on the suggestion of our friends at the Bet The Board podcast. The Steelers have a particularly slow first half pace, and should give the Rams offense some trouble.
Here’s my full list of picks for Week 10. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, and are subject to change.
Chargers @ Raiders (+1): Chargers — LOSE
Ravens @ Bengals (+10.5): Bengals
Falcons @ Saints (-14): Falcons
Bills @ Browns (-3): Bills
Chiefs @ Titans (+8): Chiefs
Giants @ Jets (+3): Jets
Cardinals @ Buccaneers (-4.5): Cardinals
Lions @ Bears (-2.5): Lions
Dolphins @ Colts (-11.5): Colts
Rams @ Steelers (+4): Steelers
Panthers @ Packers (-5): Packers
Vikings @ Cowboys (-3): Cowboys
Seahawks @ 49ers (-6.5): 49ers
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