Sports Interaction betting analyst Frank Doyle is going to the ‘dogs in his Week 10 NFL picks.
It’s not at all to understand how any sportsbook can offer points with the best team in the league (or second best, at the very, very worst) on any given weekend. But that’s exactly what Sports Interaction has done – we’re giving you three points with the New York Giants when they visit Philadelphia on Sunday night.
The default line for any home team in the National Football League is to make them three point favorites, and Andy Reid is doing another excellent job with the Eagles this year. But the Giants are the World Champions and they’re coming off two big wins, at home to Dallas and at Pittsburgh the Sunday before last.
The idea is that the nasty Philly defense will shut down Eli Manning while McNabb will be able to sting the Giants deep – the Eagles are third in the league in terms of passing yards. But the Giants are third in the league in defending the pass, and they have some tough hombres playing defense as well. As such, my two cents say that the air over Lincoln field will be quiet, while the actual field itself will look at lot like Gettysburg in 1863 after the Giants and Eagles go old school across the line of scrimmage.
Getting the World Champions with the points seems too good to be true but you can’t take the chance on letting cynicism cloud a golden opportunity. Giants +3 with Sports Interaction is the pick.
Personally, as a football fan, I’m delighted to see Kurt Warner in a position to lead a team to the playoffs again. They got rid of him too early in St Louis and he was treated shamefully in New York and earlier in Arizona. But he kept his mouth shut and when his chance came again, he took it. Hooray for Kurt Warner.
But with all that said, I don’t see how you can back the Cards to cover 9.5 points against San Francisco on Monday night. Arizona has historically been a team that’s let bettors down, and the 49ers have a lot to prove after what happened against Seattle. San Francisco’s new head coach Mike Singletary will have two weeks to fully express his feelings and I really don’t see the Niners lying down for a double-digit stomping that will be necessary for the Cards to cover when they know Singletary will be back in the locker room waiting for them. San Francisco +9.5 with Sports Interaction is the bet.
Finally, there’s a big NFC North clash in Minneapolis this Sunday when Green Bay visits the Vikings as they each try to keep up with Chicago. I really like the way Green Bay drew a line over the whole Brett Favre drama under the summer, I like the way the Aaron Rodgers stepped up, I like how the Packers stood up to the Titans last Sunday and, to be honest, I don’t think the Vikings horns are all that pointy, Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson excepted. Green Bay +2.5 with Sports Interaction is the final pick of the week.