Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9

This article is part of our Beating the Book series.

Overall, I'm not thrilled with a 6-8 week, but I went 3-2 in the Supercontest and won my best bet, the Cardinals, on a miracle comeback. It certainly could have been worse.

This week, I especially like the Vikings, Falcons, Broncos, Packers and Titans. I'll post the Supercontest picks in the comments.

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THURSDAY NIGHT

Raiders +3 at 49ers

I made this line six, but I hadn't considered how little travel the Raiders, who were also home last week, have to do, and that was also before I realized the Niners were starting someone named Nick Mullens at quarterback, not that C.J. Beathard was that far above replacement value. This is like betting on a preseason game, but I'll stick with the 49ers.

49ers 23 - 19

EARLY GAMES

Lions +5 at Vikings

I set this line at 6.5. The Lions defense isn't good, and the Vikings offense is quietly one of the better ones in the league. Lay the wood.

Vikings 27 - 20

Chiefs -8.5 at Browns

I hate taking the Browns, but getting rid of Hue Jackson and Todd Haley is a good thing even if the new head coach, Gregg Williams, named his son the defensive coordinator. This is a massive road line, and the Browns should move the ball at least. Take the points.

Chiefs 30 - 23

Steelers +3 at Ravens

I made this line 3.5, as the Ravens are the

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