With Drew being out of town this week, I (Derrick) was flying solo into the great unknown of sports betting. I decided after two weeks of (just below) .500 picks, we'd let a coin decide the fate of my sports betting account and to my surprise.. it wasn't bad. I also made some real picks of my own, just to keep some validity of the show! Here's how we did (through Sunday):
3 - 2
W - Chiefs (-3) Yes, we needed overtime to decide this one but it was worth the wait. The coin started off hot!
W - Colts (-2.5) The coin said... HEY BILL, I KNOW YOU'RE THE HOTTEST TEAM IN FOOTBALL BUT I DON'T CARE. And then chose the Colts at home... and was right! Thank you coin, I probably was leaning the other way, but I won't doubt your infinite knowledge.
L - Titans ML You can blame the coin for this if you want, but we all know Ryan Tannehill did everything he could to punt this money right out of our bank accounts for this game. It's a shame. I had high hopes for the Titans but they are officially dead to me.
L - Packers (-5.5): Why does Harbaugh HATE the best kicker in NFL history? You let him TIE THE GAME and then let Aaron Rogers win it in overtime so we cover this bet. WHO HURT YOU MR. HARBAUGH???
W - Saints (+11): I have no idea what life even is anymore. Tom Brady SHUT OUT against the Saints? Even the Jets scored on the Saints. Hey, the coin was right, so we'll take it.
The coin still has several open picks thanks to Omnicron and we get 2 Monday games and some Tuesday games! Let's see if the coin can finish well above .500.
4 - 1 (with some still open)
W - Carolina (+17.5 o 37.5): We needed every single teased point here to make this a thing, but alas, we did it!
W - Jets (+18.5 o 35.5): The Jets lost, we knew that would happen but I just couldn't see it being a double digit loss... and it wasn't so good calls there!
W - Baltimore & GB o 43.5: Always, always, always bet the over with Rogers. This line just felt low with all the playmakers they had on the field and it turns out it was extremely low. Take the EZZZZ dub here.
W - Jets (+10.5): For the second week in a row, my BET THE HAUS pick has hit. Turning this season around late as we come down the stretch!
L - Bengals o 21: I had very high hopes for the Bengals to score more than 21 points... it even moved to 20.5 when I bet it and that still didn't help us. Tough loss but good win for the Bengals, especially as Baltimore keeps throwing games away late.
UNCLE TONY... YOU ARE NOW 2 - 0 AND DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!
Uncle Tony told us to SLAM the Bills -10 and THANK YOU because that is his second straight winner in a row. We're happy to have you on board my guy.