Dave Tuley, elder newsman astatine VSiN.com, is successful his 4th play with The Post’s Bettor’s Guide. His handicapping pieces look successful VSiN’s online magazine, Point Spread Weekly.
Cincinnati Bengals (+6.5) implicit BALTIMORE RAVENS
Who had this Week 7 crippled circled arsenic a conflict for archetypal spot successful the AFC North? The beforehand enactment for this crippled was Ravens -6.5, and it’s stayed beauteous solid, though a fewer books person gone to Ravens -7 earlier getting stake backmost down. But I consciousness it’s acceptable a small precocious based connected the estimation of these 2 teams and should beryllium person to a tract goal. The Ravens are surely flashier with Lamar Jackson’s high-flying act, but Joe Burrow is having conscionable arsenic bully of a play and should beryllium capable to dispersed the shot astir to his weapons successful RB Joe Mixon and WR Ja’Marr Chase, among others. This mightiness beryllium aboriginal to beryllium calling for a caller favourite successful the AFC North, but I springiness the Bengals a large accidental to propulsion the outright upset. However, I’ll inactive gladly instrumentality arsenic galore points arsenic they’re consenting to springiness us. Wait to spot if the chalk-loving nationalist (and those skeptical of the Bengals) stake this backmost up to 7.
Chicago Bears (+12.5) implicit TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
The beforehand enactment was Buccaneers -10 earlier they bushed the Eagles connected Thursday night, though I’d besides similar to constituent retired they didn’t screen arsenic 7-point roadworthy favorites and are conscionable 2-4 ATS connected the play arsenic they besides failed to screen successful wins implicit the Cowboys and Patriots successful summation to their nonaccomplishment against the Rams. The Bears didn’t screen successful their 24-14 location nonaccomplishment vs. the Packers, but they were competitive. Yet, contempt each that, this enactment has risen from 10 to astir 2 touchdowns. Justin Fields and the Bears’ discourtesy astir apt don’t person capable to propulsion the upset, but they’re surely bully capable to enactment wrong 2 scores on with a defence that held the Packers to 24 points and is allowing conscionable 20.7 points per crippled overall.
Last week: 2-0, Raiders (W), Seahawks (W).