This article is part of our Beating the Book series.
This week, I especially like the Ravens and 49ers, and the value seems good on the Redskins and Cardinals. I also like the Eagles a bit.
As usual, I'll put my Supercontest picks in the comments.
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Redskins +10 at Titans
I thought this line would be 6.5, and I made it 5.5, so I was shocked to see it at 10. These are both teams that like to run the ball and play defense - hence the low total (37). Take the points.
Titans 20 - 16
Ravens +4.5 at Chargers
The Chargers are the better team, but they have little home field advantage, and the Ravens play a mean, nasty '70s-style football that keeps games close. The upgrade from Joe Flacco to Lamar Jackson has been significant too. Take the points.
Ravens 23 - 20
Buccaneers +7 at Cowboys
I made this line 7.5, so I'm on the Cowboys, but I don't feel strongly about it. Dallas is a good team, especially at home, but they play at a slow pace which makes it hard to cover big spreads, and the Bucs defense has quietly shown up the last half of the season.
Cowboys 28 - 20