W –LAC +3 @ LV (-105) A couple Thursday night bets to kick-off this weekend full of Football. In the culmination of divisional shenanigans and Thursday Night Football sloppiness, the Chargers produced an outstanding overtime period for us. In a way, the misses from Michael Badgley perfectly set up a game winning scenario. Honarable mention to the Raiders paper-thin defense for enabling a rookie quarterback down his top two receivers. It’s fitting that the Chargers first divisional win in ten matchups basically knocks the Raiders out of the playoff race.
W –Josh Jacobs to Outrush Austin Ekeler by Over-6.5 @ LAC (-115) A long run by Ekeler on the Chargers final drive of regulation looked to put this one out of reach for us. However, thanks to the aforementioned special teams faux pas the overtime period allowed for Jacobs to gain around 20 additional yards rushing. On the flipside, the Chargers relied on their receivers to carry them through the extra period. Thank you to the Raiders inept secondary for closing this bet for us.
W – HOU -3 @ DET (-110) I had absolutely zero faith in the Lions in this game. Between a pitiful defense with key injuries, Matt Patricia somehow being a worse coach than Romeo Crennel, and Kenny Galloday’s continued absence, this became an easy call. The Lions somehow always manage to mess things up, and Thanksgiving was no different. An easy win for the Texans.
Ironically, this win pushes Houston down the draft board, which likely hurts the team long term. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
L – Deshaun Watson Over 33.5 Rushing Yards (-120, Half-Unit) I swear Watson had over 34 rushing yards at some point in this game. Not sure if I just misread my phone in the second half (yes, I left once this game became too painful to watch), but this one felt like a bad beat. Please let me know if you know how this bet was blown (or if Watson just never rushed over 33.5 yards to begin with and I was seeing mirages).
L – Terry McLaurin to Score a TD (+125, Half-Unit) Antonio Gibson feasted on the Cowboys woeful defense. This meant that McLaurin didn’t really need to be featured to win this game. In fact, there was only one receiving touchdown (to the tight end in classic Alex Smith fashion). While McLaurin was Washington’s receiving leader, he wasn’t needed much, nor did he score to close this bet. Congratulations to the NFC East leading Washington Football Team who improved to four wins on Thanksgiving.
With the Thanksgiving slate complete due to a COVID infested Baltimore team, our current record stands at 63-53.5-2
Onto my wagers for a surprisingly good looking remaining slate: