We’re changing things up a bit this year. We’re still going to pick four bets: three on the pointspread and then one moneyline upset every week. Each of us will start with $10,000. We’ll disperse that through all 17 weeks, scoring both the wins and losses and the dollar amounts we end up with.
If it goes as well as it did last season ,we’ll both be out of money by week 11. We’ll figure that one out when we get there.
In the mean time, here are the bets:
$200 – Seattle (-3.5, -110) at Carolina – Sorry Panthers fans, but you’re starting off your season against one of the league’s juggernaut teams. This will be a statement game for Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Co. The defense will shut down Cam Newton. The run game will pick apart Carolina. Wilson faces one of the best secondaries in the league every day in practice so he won’t be intimidated by a solid Carolina pass defense. Seattle wins this by 10 or more.
$150 – Minnesota (+5.5, -110) at Detroit – I get why Detroit is favore