Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4
Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4

This article is part of our Beating the Book series.

Last week wasn't great, but it probably felt worse than it was. I was 7-2 through the early slate, 3-0 in the Super Contest and having already won my best bet. But I lost all seven remaining afternoon and night games to finish at 7-9, and for most of those I was clearly on the wrong side. 

This week, I had a bad feeling writing up the Giants, Ravens, Rams and Colts picks. I won't change them – they're based on the lines I made – but the write-ups rang false to me. I especially like the Dolphins and Jaguars this week. I'll post my best bet and Super Contest picks in the comments. 

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THURSDAY NIGHT

Eagles +4.5 at Packers

The Eagles are banged up, and the Packers are especially tough at home, but this line strikes me as ever-so-slightly too big. The Packers haven't lit anyone up so far this year, and the Eagles' front seven is stout. Take the points. 

Packers 23 - 20

EARLY GAMES

Panthers +4.5 at Texans

I suspect the Panthers are actually a good team, but that was masked by the play of a hobbled Cam Newton for two weeks. Kyle Allen is hardly Joe Montana, but with a competent QB these are roughly equal teams. Take the points. 

Texans 26 - 23

Browns +7 at Ravens

I made this line 7.5, so I'm narrowly on the

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