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Betting Against the Spread Week 7

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Happy Thursday, Colts fans!

You probably shouldn’t bet but you already know that and are going to do it anyway, right?

Every week during the NFL season, I put out an article detailing a handful of games where the underdog has a real shot to win or at least keep it interesting. Betting against the spread lets you pick your team even when you think they’ll lose! The Colts are x-1 against the spread this season and a darling, especially this week with a lot of lousy games!

Additionally, I’ve struck out and start my own podcast called The Coltist. A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Mateo Caliz was a guest on my show. I find him brilliant and after a second episode, I asked him to be my cohost. Mateo lives with his family in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina and is in his final year of college studying finance.

We hit it off in that we are both Colts and Pacers fans just from opposite hemispheres! How cool is that? Shout out to Mateo’s family and friends in Argentina! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and give us a thumbs up! We are planning a weekly podcast!

Let’s get to the games!

All lines courtesy BetMGM. Not a sponsor, though.

First of all, this isn’t a great week for betting on underdogs because frequently, they’re awful football teams and hard to justify betting on. That said, there are at least 3 home locks of the week this week in Arizona -17 over Houston, LA Rams -15.5 over Detroit and Tampa Bay -12.5 over Chicago. I’d take them straight up or take them to cover because those three games are going to be bloodbaths, methinks.

Starting with Thursday Night Football, the host Browns are going to lose to the Broncos +2 because basically the entire Cleveland roster is injured. Maybe not, but the idea of Case Keenum defending the Browns’ home turf against Von Miller and that Bronco defense seems laughable at the very least.

Additionally, I like the Bengals +6.5 on the road against the Ravens for some of the same reasons I like the Broncos on the road. The Ravens are really injured! I’m not even saying Lamar Jackson isn’t going to win this thing on his own. I’m saying it might be closer than a touchdown is all and mostly due to injuries.

Lastly, and as you can imagine, the Colts +4 on the road in the Bay on Sunday night feel like an absolute lock to not just keep it close but actually win the game. Jimmy G isn’t 100% and he isn’t known for being the most mobile guy anyway. The Colts are heating up.

Your turn! Who you got?