The first week of November treated the so called “Betting Expert” rather rude, as I recorded a 1-2 record last week. The one win as well was not pretty, as Kansas City just squeaked by Buffalo 17-13. I look to make this week a lot more memorable for winning reasons. I currently am saddled with a 16-16 overall record, and will pick three games once again in Week 11.
Take the St. Louis Rams (+9.5) over the Denver Broncos
This seems to look like a pick that could be troubling, as the Broncos are arguably the best team in the entire NFL, and the Rams currently sit in last in the NFC West. What the Rams have been doing the past few weeks is getting after the quarterback, and playing great defense. St. Louis even had the team with the best record in the NFL in Arizona on the ropes last week, until Austin Davis turned into a turnover machine. The Rams are going back to veteran backup Shaun Hill, which is a very good move for them. Hill is much less turnover prone than a young gun slinger in Davis, which will bold well for a team with a ferocious defense. The Rams tenacious front is exactly the type of defense that can cause Peyton Manning and the Broncos all kinds of problems. St. Louis will keep Denver in the 20’s, and cover in a tight 24-20 loss.
Take the Chiefs (-1) over the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle is not nearly the same team when they are away from their home field. The Hawks have compiled an unimpressive 2-2 record on the road this season. Russell Wilson, who has been just about unbeatable at home in the regular season (19-2), is not the case when he hits the road (11-9), and winning in Arrowhead Stadium is no picnic. Last time a team came to Kansas City as a favorite or close to that, the Chiefs decimated that opponent in the New England Patriots (41-14). Kansas City is one of the hardest places to get a win, and the Chiefs have continued to stay hot. The Chiefs have won five of their last six games, and that trend will continue. Kansas City will put another impressive win on their resume 27-24.
Take the Minnesota Vikings (+2.5) over the Chicago Bears
The Bears have quit on their coach and themselves this season. The past three weeks, Chicago have lost by a combined 69 points to the New England and the Green Bay Packers, (were on a bye week in between). The Bears are playing like a team wishing their season was over, and the Vikings are playing like a team inspired. Since Teddy Bridgewater took over as Vikings starting quarterback, they have played really sound football. Bridgewater has started five games, and Minnesota has recorded a 3-2 record. The Vikings will go on the road and continue to give the Bears more 2014 season woes after a 28-21 victory.