This week has been another up and down week with some real shockers and major injuries to star players. We ended Sunday 6-7 against the spread on Sunday and 8-5 with the O/U. I’m ready to just say scrap my early 1 pm picks and stay with my 4 pm and primetime picks where I’m 21-11-1 (64%). We need this one to get back to .500, lets see if my primetime greatness (luck) continues…
|Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 8:30p (Bears +3.5, O/U: 40.5)
Vikings are favorites on the road against a spiraling Bears team who will now turn to their rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky in favor of Mike Glennon, who committed 4 turnovers last week against their in-division rival Packers. Trubisky was not a favorite of the fans once drafted but as he got to work this summer, he started turning heads. The fruits of his labor from the summer come to light tonight. He will have a two headed monster in the backfield with Howard and rookie Cohen to help get the job done. The Vikings on the other hand lost their rookie running back sensation, Dalvin Cook, to a season ending knee injury. They will now turn to Latavious Murray, who was signed this past off season to fill in and do what he was paid $15 million to be the guy, at least for 3 years. Case Keenum will be under center again with Thielen, Diggs and now Michael Floyd coming back from his suspension. These two defense have fairly similar stats but it’s how the bears defense can respond to the aerial attack that the Vikings have. The Vikings have surprised is recently without Bradford, continuing to be a force in offense so take them to beat the Bears rookie Trubisky in the over, Vikings 24-20.
Well uncle Colin has finally been defeated as his unprecedented win streak has ended at 4 weeks. He lost with his Lions, Rams, Cowboys, and Texans picks. He usually loves his dogs in games and this week proves why he shouldn’t have strayed. The Panthers, Seahawks and Packers were all road dogs that were given between a +3 to +2 but then passed on a red hot Chiefs team only giving up -1. Better pluck next well Colin.