After a 2-0 opening Sunday, I felt very confident heading into NFL Week 2. I released four NFL betting picks to clients. As always, these are the same four bets I made on Sunday’s NFL card. All four bets were on the 1 PM ET games, making for an interesting three hours or so.
My biggest bet of the day was a 3-Unit MAX BET on Dallas +3.5 (-115). If you read my analysis, then you know I had this game pegged. We also popped 2 Units on the Dallas Money Line at +160. I’ll admit to being skeptical when Tennessee came out firing after halftime and cut the Cowboys lead to 16-10. Thoughts of “same ol’ Cowboys” were echoing very loudly in my head and I tweeted those same sentiments. But the Cowboys responded with a TD of their own and took it 26-10. As I said before, this much-maligned defense is playing rather well thus far. And the Cowboys have an excellent run-blocking offensive line that has led to DeMarco Murray gashing opponents for nice chunks of yardage.
We also had the Under 43 in the Dolphins-Bills game. I admittedly did not watch a single snap of this game because I had so much riding on the Cowboys. But thanks to NFL Sunday Ticket and DVR, I’ll be checking this one out soon.
A 4-0 sweep wasn’t meant to be, as the Giants lost their home opener to Arizona. I made the Giants bet late and as soon as the bet was accepted, news broke of Carson Palmer’s inactive status. That led to the Giants being bet up & if I had had time, I would’ve bet out of this position. I just knew the old “Injured Star” angle would be in full effect. Sure enough , Arizona got the win and ruined what would’ve been a perfect betting day.
The NFL season record is now at 5-1 (83%) for +11 Units. Needless to say, I’m very pleased with the start to this season. Now if I could just get the college football betting turned around…