Absolute, Stone Cold Locks. Week 4: Winner, Winner, Crabcake Dinner

Sports and Bets — September 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm by

It was a decent little Week Three for Babes and Seabass as they gained ground on a .500 Chode.  All good, but everybody is either treading water above .500 after three weeks, or sitting right at the break-even mark.  And .500 really isn’t the break even mark because of ol’ Mr. Juice.  That ten percent to the man is a killer.  But that juice is your bookie’s financial source of life.  Fucking juice weasel…..

Books dine on juice, we dine on crabcakes.   And that’s the theme this week: winner, winner, crabcake dinner.  We’re taking it to our book and dining on all killer, no filler, local picked crabcakes.   Whether you prefer the cakes at G&M, Michael’s, Koco’s Pub, or Pappas it time for a fall feast compliments of some NFL wagering.  Distancing ourselves from the book’s juicer at the quarter-pole is the goal.

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We start, as always, with the illustrious Chode.

The Chode (Season 4-2)

Atlanta @ Minnesota

Line: Atlanta -3

Chode’s Pick: Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are a home dog, which is something I always like. Add to the mix that the highly regarded rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is making his first career start, and I really like it. Atlanta torched Tampa Bay last week. No one’s forgotten that beating yet. But that’s just Tampa being that bad, not the Falcons being that great. Vikings take this one.

New Orleans @ Dallas

Line: New Orleans -3

Chode’s Pick: COWBOYS

Betting against the Cowboys burned me last week, and that’s not happening again. New Orleans is 0-2 on the road, and they won’t be getting their first road victory on Sunday Night Football in Dallas.  SNF goes to Jerry Jones team on the home field.

Seabass (Season 6-4)

Oh, 3-1 is so lovely.  The only thing that stopped a perfect 4-0 week was Carolina getting drubbed by Pittsburgh.  Does that game mean that the AFC North is really good? Are the Ravens good because they killed Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh killed Carolina who beat the Lions?   Are the Lions good?  Are the Bengals the best team in football and does that mean that the Ravens are really good because they were just a few yards away from beating them?  The Browns beat the Saints.  Are the Saints good? Are the Browns good, but just not as good as the Steelers and the Ravens, who may be both very good?  Yeah, betting football and figuring out who’s good in the NFL  is confusing as fuck.  Writing that paragraph makes me want to talk about Ray Rice again.  Wait, that’s not true. Anyway here are Week 4 picks.


Packers (-2) at Bears:  I believe in The Cut and the Bears.  Cutler has played well and the Chicago defense has been good enough.  Getting points at home in a divisional matchup seems like a no-brainer.  Aaron Rodgers looks a little off and the Pack couldn’t run on Little Flower Elementary’s football squad.  That of course is liable to change at any minute.  It may this week, but I still like the Bears in a high scoring affair.

Lions (-2) at Jets:   I hate, hate, hate, laying lumber on the road, but the Lions look like they may present a tough matchup for the J-E-T-S.  The Lions will stuff the run and  if the Jets can’t run, well they can’t win.   Add the high flying Detroit offense to the equation and you’ve got misery in the Meadowlands.  Rex in the hot seat again?

Pats (-3) at Chiefs:  This is a classic home doggie on a Monday Night special.  The Pats are -3, but they are -120 on a lot of boards.  That’s 10% more than  the usual juice.  (Bastards!)  Seems like the public is betting the Pats.  Look for the number to creep into the four range by kickoff.  Don’t be scared to bet the Chiefs.  Arrowhead is a zoo and they will be pumped to get after a Pats team that isn’t all that.  If you take, you will make.  Chiefs.


Babes (Season 5-5)

Babes is chilling in the warm hot sun of Florida while on a much needed va-ca.  It’s hard work being the leader of Babes Nation.   But tireless is the Babes.  He texted me his picks for Week Four just in time for the publishing deadline.

Chicago +2

San Fran -5.5

Jacksonville +13  (I guess he didn’t read my week three column.)

Good Luck!


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