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NFL Underdogs: Week 2 pointspread picks

“A nutless monkey could do your job”

Those are the awe-inspiring words of Hollywood studio executive Les Grossman – AKA Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.

“But seriously, a nutless monkey could do your job”


I expect to hear something similar following a dominant 3-0 ATS performance in my NFL Underdogs debut.

Not to rain on my own parade, but I managed to bat .1000 picking underdog winners in a week when teams getting the points posted a combined 9-7 ATS record (or 10-6 ATS depending on where and when you bet).

It actually would have been more impressive, from a probability standpoint, if I went 0-3 ATS in Week 1. But then, the comments would have likely been the same.

As good as my perfect start to the season was, it was overshadowed by another stunning debut. Perhaps you heard, Robert Griffin III is pretty good.

The Redskins rookie QB is the talk of NFL town after dazzling football fans in a win over the Saints Sunday. But like all good things - say a 3-0 record - they must come to an end. That’s why I’m going with the Rams +3 at home against RG3 and Co.

St. Louis proved it was no pushover, nearly stunning the Lions in Week 1 if not for a crooked clock operator, according to Jeff Fisher. He’ll have his stop unit well schooled in Washington’s freewheeling offense by Sunday.

The great thing about betting on a bad team like the Rams is that they never take anyone lightly because everyone is better than they are.

Pick: St. Louis +3

Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles (-1, 46.5)


My seven-year-old played his first game of Madden this week, which nowadays is right up there with riding a bike and learning to shave.

In an effort to mix business with pleasure, I set him up to be the Ravens on the road versus the Eagles, hoping to gain some insight into this weirdo line which opened with Baltimore as a 2.5-point underdog despite a dominant MNF performance and a crap showing from Philadelphia in Week 1.

By the end of the game, I understood how it must feel to coach teams like the Jags or Browns. The phrases, “What are you doing?!” and “Jesus Christ, another encroachment call!” were on repeat. He did manage to pull off a win for the Ravens but wasn’t sold on playing another game of Madden right away.

“Can I just play Transformers now?”

Sure buddy.

Pick: Baltimore +1

Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers (-7, 46.5)

Unknown to you, I could have easily been 4-0 ATS last week. But, thanks to Covers.com senior editor, Jon Campbell, my pick of San Francisco +6.5 versus Green Bay was wiped clean from the final copy of NFL Underdogs Week 1.

I had mistakenly picked four underdogs in my first effort of the season. In the past, NFL Underdogs only called for three selections. I was asked which game I would like to drop and selected the Niners pick, mainly because the big line worried me. Maybe the Packers are that good?

That, of course, wasn’t the case. San Francisco rolled Green Bay as a near-touchdown pup, prompting me to send Campbell the text, “cant believe you made me take out san fran-green bay. dick.”

Well, this week I’m at a hard three count and eyeing the 49ers again, but for fading purposes. The win over the Packers, along with the Lions’ lethargic effort against the Rams, has puffed up this Sunday Night Football spread to a touchdown.

Matt Stafford and Detroit will come back strong while San Francisco may be a little fat and happy after eating up all that cheese in Wisconsin last weekend.

Pick: Detroit +7

Last week: 3-0 ATS
Season total: 3-0 ATS

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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

master of demise.........gl next week
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

winner
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Posted by shogunna
1 year ago

LOGAN U R THE MAN! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..CANT WAIT 4 NEXT WEEK PICKS!
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Posted by misterwonderful
1 year ago

WHATSONYOURMIND..........I WILL NEVER QUESTION THE MASTER......JUST FADE HIM...HAHAHAH KEEP POSTING YOUR PICKS,
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

RG3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN THE PLACE TO BEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by WatsOnYourMind
1 year ago

somewhere around 27-24 niners
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

SHOULDA TOOK THE POINTS............CONGRATS TO VICK......FELT TRAPPY.......LOL
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

like i said........true OG CAPPER doin what i do.............WIN!!!!!!!!!........LOOK AT SEATTLE..........AND RG3!!!!!!!!..........CASH IT ALL.......EVEN WITH 3 QUARTERS LEFT
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

RG3 IS THE REAL DEAL AND i dont see how its amazing that hes productive........RG3 is the most accurate passer in ncaaf history.....PLUS mobility.....hes like Vick WITH a great arm......how dangerous is that?
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

AND 40 FUCKIN NINERS......TO ALL -7.5
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

THE MADMAX........OF MADNESS HAS SPOKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........CASH......ERRRTHANG!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

1pm 4 pick..............SEATTLE +3.5......RG3!!!!-3.5..........STEELERS-4.5 .......TITANS+7.5
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

Baltimore.........will get it done.....cashdat.....@+135
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Posted by CappingVet
1 year ago

Stafford is highly overrated and is mistake prone and will be once again against an elite-caliber defense.
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Posted by CappingVet
1 year ago

Detroit? No way. I am taking my massive winnigs from Saturday and playing half of it on SF, and I had Balt as well..too many people do.
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Posted by PhArObiS
1 year ago

3game Teaser ,....baLtimore +11, patriots +.5, patriots over 38 GL
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Posted by WatsOnYourMind
1 year ago

Why do you choose things seen, when you will not believe in things not seen? Vick will run around, McCoy will run over. the ravens will have to air it out early, and my guess is they run it instead. philly will blitz middle robber, try to neutralize.
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Posted by WatsOnYourMind
1 year ago

EAGLES IF the eagles do not win, do not ever trust The Master Again. Otherwise be afraid.
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Posted by WatsOnYourMind
1 year ago

The Master Will Lead You To Victory. Take these... Bucs beat Giants 24-21/////Panthers beat Saints 31-27/////patriots beat cardinals 30-13///////vikings beat colts 21-0///////eagles beat ravens 28-22//////chiefs beat bills 35-21///////browns beat bengals 21-13///////texans beat jaguars 24-0////////raiders beat dolphins 21-20//////cowboys beat seahawks 20-13/////////rams beat redskins 21-10//////////steelers beat jets 16-10///////chargers beat titans 38-14//////49ers beat lions 27-21//////falcons beat broncos 26-21/////////////////////////////// DO NOT QUESTION THE MASTER
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

From a matchup stand point.....the Eagles system is not as well oiled as Baltimore.......PERIOD! The books always have inflated values on public teams. Baltimore got Flacco .....Rice....Better O-line.......Defense ....pass rush...Ray Lew...Jake reed......and passionate intensity. Eagles ....they have Vick....who throws to piss poor targets....like ball dropping Macklin....and if Deshaun Jackson doesnt have a big day,,,,its a rap. The run game and pass game suffers due to that week ass Offensive line.....and I just dont see them improving vs a Baltimore blitz.........I think bookmakers over valued Philly because their playing at home.........BALTIMORE AND THE OVERS!!!!!!42-10.........MADMAX CASHDAT!!!!!!!
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Posted by tjohnsont
1 year ago

How can you be batting .1000 if you went 3-0?
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Posted by Candeeman
1 year ago

like the lions
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Posted by p-lane1
1 year ago

hate all 3
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Posted by r8drlife
1 year ago

Ravens gettin points-SUCKA BET -STAY AWAY
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Posted by Skubishack
1 year ago

The Niners are gonna crush, kill and destroy the Lions and thier head coach... The Niners will make him cry.
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Posted by Skubishack
1 year ago

"The Niners are gonna crush, kill and destroy the Lions and thier head coach... The Niners will make him cry."