Teaser Pick 1: Cincinnati vs. Washington and Oakland vs. Tampa Bay

Teaser Pick 1: Cincinnati vs. Washington and Oakland vs. Tampa Bay

The Teaser: Pair Cincinnati and Oakland

Game 1: Cincinnati vs. Washington

The Initial Line:

Cincinnati -3 home vs. Washington

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Cincinnati’s line

The Final Line:

Cincinnati +4.5

The Breakdown:

Cincinnati got a convincing win over interstate rival Cleveland, as the home crowd watched a 31-17 victory. Washington lost a late heartbreaker to Detroit, as they lost on a late TD on the road 20-17. Cleveland sits at 3-4 but is still very much in the playoff hunt in the AFC North at 1 game back of Pittsburgh. They’ve also already had 3 tough road games at Pittsburgh, Dallas and New England but will have a much easier schedule the rest of the way. Andy Dalton has been playing some of his best football of his career, as he sits 6th in passer rating with almost 300 yards/game. Washington has been riddled with injuries, and the latest being Josh Norman at CB with a concussion and LT Trent Williams with a left knee sprain. Combine that with Matt Jones’ fumble issues and this Washington squad suddenly has some issues to figure out. If Norman misses time they may have trouble handling AJ Green, who currently sits at 2nd in receiving yards in the NFL. Cincinnati is the better team and should get the home victory, but grab then at +4.5 in case Washington finds some magic late.

Game 2: Oakland vs. Tampa Bay

The Initial Line:

Oakland +1 away vs. Tampa Bay

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Oakland’s line

The Final Line:

Oakland +8.5

The Breakdown:

Oakland rebounded nicely with a dominating road win, as Jack Del Rio got the victory in his return to Jacksonville 33-16. Tampa Bay came back strong off of the bye week, as they went on the road to defeat San Francisco 34-17. Oakland is currently tied with Denver for the AFC West lea at 5-2, and have their best start since 2002 when they won the Super Bowl. Derek Carr has played a major role in that, as he is 10th in the league in passing yards and the offense sits 8th in PPG. Tampa Bay has had their struggles on both sides of the ball, as they rank 25th in points allowed and 19th in points scored. They have won 2 games in a row, but also have been against two teams that are a combined 2-11 on the season. Oakland has mastered the art of winning on the road (4-0) while Tampa Bay has perfected the art of struggling at home (0-2). I’m surprised Oakland was an underdog in this one, and we should gladly take them with extra points here. Carr will keep them in the game whether they win or lose, so +8.5 sounds like a safe bet.

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