Dave Tuley, senior reporter at VSiN.com, is in his second season with the Post's Bettor & # 39; s Guide. His disabling work appears in VSiN's online magazine Point Spread Weekly.
Tennessee Titans (+9) via BALTIMORE RAVENS: The Titans are again my favorite game of the weekend and I wouldn't be surprised if they brought another surprise. Coach Mike Vrabel overtook Bill Belichick with his manipulation of the rules when milking the watch before the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter, but he also surpassed it in another way. He let Derrick Henry (the leading NFL player) run the ball over the patriots' throats and used a suffocating, well-prepared defense that Tom Brady knocked out.
I understand that Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' offense are different, but I expect Vrabel to be ready. Jackson, who has MVP under contract, has certainly improved his throw since one season, but he has narrow windows in which to throw against Tennessee. The Titans didn't need Ryan Tannehill to defeat the Patriots, but based on what he showed this season, I'm confident he can win a duel on the track.
Houston Texans (+ 9¹ / ₂) vs KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: I'm still amazed at how many people expect the chiefs to win in a blowout. This is reflected in the betting market, since this line in Las Vegas was only opened at -7 and the stake has increased steadily.
"You" talk about Patrick Mahomes as if he couldn't possibly lose to the Texans who say "barely got over the bills". But I have to point out that the Texans won 31-24 in week 6 in Kansas City when Deshaun Watson hit the chiefs with arms and legs and there is no reason why he can't do it again. Or at least stay close.
Last week: 2-0. Titans (W). Vikings (W).