Teaser Pick 2: New York (AFC) vs. Baltimore and Oakland vs. Kansas City

Teaser Pick 2: New York (AFC) vs. Baltimore and Oakland vs. Kansas City

The Teaser: Pair New York (AFC) and Oakland

Game 1: New York (AFC) vs. Baltimore

The Initial Line:

New York (AFC) even home vs. Baltimore

The Take:

Add 8.5 points to New York (AFC)’s line

The Final Line:

New York (AFC) +8.5

The Breakdown:

New York had another tough loss, this time on Monday Night Football on the road vs Arizona 28-3. Baltimore lost another close game, this time on the road at the hands of the New York Giants 27-23. New York now sits at 1-5 and has struggled to get in rhythm with inconsistent play from Ryan Fitzpatrick. However, if you look at their schedule it’s been some of the toughest yet this season (road losses to KC, Pittsburgh, and Arizona, home losses to Cincinnati and Seattle). They will now have one of the easiest schedules moving forward and look to capitalize on their opportunities. Baltimore had started off hot but has now lost 3 straight games, although every game they’ve played this season has been decided by 6 pts or less. They have a stellar defense but the offense has been the major issue, as they rank 24th in points scored at 19.5 PPG. New York needs a win and Baltimore has to try and stop a losing streak on the road. If the numbers tell us anything, it’s that New York +8.5 at home will be more than enough to cover against Baltimore.

Game 2: Oakland vs. Jacksonville

The Initial Line:

Oakland +1.5 away vs. Jacksonville

The Take:

Add 8.5 points to Oakland’s line

The Final Line:

Oakland +10

The Breakdown:

Oakland suffered a tough home defeat on Sunday, as they fell to their divisional foe Kansas City 26-10. Jacksonville was able to pull out the late road victory in Chicago as they won 17-16. Oakland has been able to string together 3 straight road victories, although they are by a combined score of 9 pts. Jacksonville netted their second straight victory, but those have only been by a combined 4 points. Both of these teams are used to nail biters, but Oakland usually has the firepower to consistently keep up behind Derek Carr. Carr ranks in the top 10 in many offensive categories, including passer rating, passing yards, and TDs to lead the NFL’s 8th best offense. Jacksonville has struggled in that same category, as they rank 29th in total offense. There is also a large difference in both teams ability to prevent and create turnovers. Oakland currently ranks 4th in turnover differential while Jacksonville is ranked 29th. Oakland is a safe bet here given their consistency vs Jacksonville’s, and with 10 extra points you should feel very comfortable.

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