- Every week, we’re picking five games against the spread for our entry in the WestGate Las Vegas SuperContest with the goal of winning the grand prize of $1.4 million.
- Last week, our picks went 3-2 against the spread, a winning week that still leaves us a few wins short of profitability on the year.
- This Sunday, the Packers, Raiders, and Chiefs are some of our favorite bets to cover the spread.
Every week, we’re putting together our best five picks against the spread to submit into the WestGate Las Vegas SuperContest with the goal of winning the grand prize of $1.4 million.
Right now, that looks like something of a longshot, but a hot streak at the right time could put us in contention, or at the very least, get us back into the black for the season.
Take a look below for our picks for the WestGate SuperContest, as well as our other best bets for this Sunday’s NFL action (* indicates home team).
Kansas City Chiefs* (-6.5) over Baltimore Ravens
An unstoppable force vs. an immovable object — Sunday’s matchup between the Chiefs offense and the Ravens defense should be one of the best of the season.
Give the Chiefs the advantage here because they are at home, playing against a rookie quarterback making just his fourth start. Lamar Jackson has been a godsend for the Ravens, leading them to a 3-0 record since taking over the starting job, but I don’t see him being able to keep pace with the Chiefs offense.
Green Bay Packers* (-5.5) over Atlanta Falcons
It’s been clear for some time that the Packers needed to move on from head coach Mike McCarthy, and now that they finally have, I’m expecting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense to put on quite a show.
Meanwhile, the Falcons have lost four straight, playing themselves out of the playoff race and failing to break 20 points at any point during the losing streak. They still have plenty of weapons, but seem unsure how to use them, and will be far less motivated than the Packers to get a win at Lambeau.
Oakland Raiders* (+10.5) over Pittsburgh Steelers
Derek Carr and the Raiders kept things closer than expected last weekend against the Chiefs, playing Kansas City tough well into the second half and threatening to win the game outright.
This week, they’ll look to do it again, against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through his career, Roethlisberger is just 1-9 against the spread as a double-digit road favorite. Pair that with the Steelers odd tendency to struggle on the west coast, and we’re betting Oakland all day.
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