Welcome back loyal listeners, readers and internet slooths alike. We're here to give you our official update on our picks from the Take The Over Sports Show for Week 5 of the NFL season.
This was a weird week for me (Derrick) because, I lost the most bets of the year up to this point in the show... So I sat down this morning expecting to have to apologize for losing all your money... but it turns out, the show had another amazing week, I'm just an idiot and didn't take the bets I made for the show. I tried to outsmart myself and lost a few units. I shouldn't second guess things and should ride with the show picks because they're over performing at an insane level.
Here's how we did this week 10 - 3 - 1 on NFL games!
W - LA Rams -2.5: Admittedly this was a tough game to pick but in all honesty, I'm glad I went with my gut. The Rams looked like the team they were in the first 3 weeks and Seattle is going to have some major issues moving forward with Russell Wilson sidelined for the next 4 - 8 weeks. Geno Smith looked decent but their defense is bad and they're going to give up some points, I don't know if Smith and the offense can keep up in a shootout.
W - Buccaneers -10: Miami has regressed significantly this year. They were suppose to take a step in the direction of being a contender in the AFC East with Brian Flores and that defense, instead not so much. Brady HANDLED them throwing 5 Tis.
W - Tennessee Titans -4.5: My only regret on Sunday (aside from not drinking more during the Jets game), was that I didn't put a lot more money on this game. The Jaguars and Urban Meyer are on the hot seat to do something. Luckily they have the Dolphins coming to town, so maybe it's their week?
W - Cardinals -5.5: For the first time all year Arizona's offense wasn't clicking like a well oiled machine but they still put it together and held on for a win. More importantly, they covered. What's that saying? Good teams win, Great teams cover. Thank you Arizona.
W - Steelers -1.5: Hey, they did it. That should keep Pittsburgh from throwing Ben in a river for another week. Hopefully they can continue to feed Najee in the upcoming weeks. Also, we get to add another line to the song. We appreciate that.
W - LA Chargers -1.5: Could this have been the game of the year? I mean, if you like offense WOW. Back and forth, a missed extra point, it had everything. But most importantly, it had the Chargers coming out on top, which is all we ever wanted in the first place.
W - Titans/Jags o48.5: Bad defenses and somewhat competent offenses got it done here.
W - Saints/WTF o44.5: Good Jameis, Bad Jameis, A double shot of Jameis, whatever it took to get you through this game... We're glad you made it and we're glad the over covered EZZZZ.
W - Bills o27 Team Points: Boy oh boy, furniture stores better stay closed for a while because no table is safe in Buffalo. They look lethal.
W - Parlay Eagles +9.5 o 38.5: Upset alert, the Eagles took care of business and this one was never in doubt.
L - Raiders -5.5: Whatever the next stop is on the Vegas Raiders train, please let me know so I can get off. It was a fun ride while it was here but they've been figured out. Throw pressure at Derek Carr and watch him crumble.
L - Carolina -3.5: I still want to believe in this team but until CMC comes back they're probably a no bet for me. Sam Darnold threw a few picks yesterday and that was that.
L - Tyler Lockett o66.5: I thought for a second this had a real chance of hitting. I should stop lying to myself. Player prop bets have kicked my butt this season... no I won't stop taking them... yes, I'll stop acting surprised when they don't hit.
P - Green Bay -3: Okay, it's not a loss. But it felt like one. Maybe Cincinnati is the best football town in the country right now??? I'll take the push but I really wanted to cash in on this.
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Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to another fun-filled week of student-athletes playing under school logos with millions and millions of television and booster dollars hanging in the balance. But I digress. Here’s some picks from me to you, so you can donate a new library with your name on it to your alma mater and finally make your parents proud.
6 Oklahoma at 21 Texas (+3.0)
Oklahoma is a fraud. There. I said it. I picked them (with the Wizard of Sni) to lose as part of my Hot Take NCAAF parlay, and while NC State did beat Clemson, WVU was unable to close the deal against Oklahoma in a game that ultimately came down to one bad offensive snap for the Mountaineers. I think Texas is amped for another rivalry game after hanging 70 (yes, seventy) on Texas Tech two weeks ago and defeating TCU on the road last week. Horns Up. Texas, +3.
2 Georgia (-15) at 18 Auburn
Two touchdowns is a lot of points for a spread, especially when it comes to two ranked teams. But it’s become evident that Alabama and Georgia are head-and-shoulders above the rest of the field, and that includes an Auburn team that lost to Penn State. More on that in a minute. But I think a Georgia team with maybe the best defense in all of college football (averaging 0 points against in their last two games) can squeak by Auburn by a minimum of two touchdowns. Georgia with the points.
4 Penn State at 3 Iowa (-1.5)
Really? 1.5? I can’t believe the disrespect thrown Iowa’s way for this game. The Hawkeyes are going to score a lot of points and then wave at the kids in the children’s hospital, in that order. Iowa -1.5.
BONUS CFB Hot Take Parlay: Florida State ML + South Carolina ML