The Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest is the most prestigious football handicapping competition in the sports betting industry and Covers' own Las Vegas-based senior writer, Patrick Everson, is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2018 NFL season.
We're back again, going head-to-head with more than 3,100 football bettors from around the country. But this year, our own Las Vegas-based senior writer, Patrick Everson, will be entering his own five best NFL picks each week, in hopes of winning the Grand Prize, which stands to exceed $1.4 million. Follow Patrick and the COVERS.COM entry, as he goes up against a field that ranges from casual football fans to Las Vegas’ most renowned wiseguys.
Patrick's Weekly SuperContest Blog:
If there’s one thing I’ve got going for me in the SuperContest lately, it’s that I’m terribly consistent – with the emphasis on “terribly.” Five of the past six weeks, I’ve gone 2-3. The one week I didn’t? Well, that was a 1-3-1 debacle.
So after yet another 2-3 in Week 13, I’m now 29-32-4, for 31 points out of a possible 65. A good week is so overdue that if it were a library book, I’d owe said library a fortune. It’s gonna take at least a 4-1 effort to climb back to .500. Here’s hoping it happens.
On to the Week 14 picks:
Titans -4.5 vs. Jaguars: I swear, this pick was in ahead of the Thursday afternoon deadline for this Thursday night game. So I’m out of the gate 1-0. I just figured it’d been an awful two months for Jacksonville, and I didn’t expect it to get better. For once, I was correct.
Chiefs -6.5 vs. Ravens: This line opened Kansas City -8.5 at The SuperBook. Apparently, everyone is on Baltimore, so I’ll go the other way with the Chiefs.
Packers -5.5 vs. Falcons: Both teams are just playing out the string, with no hope of postseason play. But I’m hoping Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay are motivated by the firing of coach Mike McCarthy. Rodgers particularly needs to prove he’s not part of the problem. Gimme the Pack laying the points.
Bears +3 vs. Rams: It’s the Bears’ great defense vs. the Rams’ great offense. It’s also the Sunday night game, in December, in Chicago, where the daytime high is 33 Sunday, and the low is 22. Both of those are frigid. Not exactly Los Angeles weather. I’ll take the Bears.
Seahawks -3.5 vs. Vikings: Both these teams want to stay firmly in the NFC playoff picture. Seattle at home, with the 12th Man, in prime time on Monday night? I’ll lay the field goal and the hook with the Seahawks.
I’ve got one win already. If I can just muster victories in three of the remaining four, I can gain a modicum of respectability by getting back to .500. Make sure you follow along this and every week, with my video and blog on Covers’ dedicated SuperContest page.