This article is part of our Beating the Book series.
Last week was so-so. I went 7-9 overall, but won my best bet and went 3-2 in the SuperContest. This week, there are seven home dogs, and I took six of them.
I especially like the Panthers, Eagles, Colts, Dolphins and Ravens.
Giants +3.5 at Football Team
I'm a Giants fan, so usually I'm on them, but this line is too small. The Team is the better team, they're at home and Taylor Heinicke has looked okay thus far. Lay the wood.
Football Team 23 - 17
Saints -3.5 at Panthers
The Saints looked great last week, but I'll sell high and take the Panthers getting more than a field goal at home against their division rival. Take the points.
Saints 26 - 23
Texans +12.5 at Browns
Maybe the Texans are serious about the season after all. Tyrod Taylor has always been serviceable too. That said, I'll lay the wood here as the Browns are built to beat up on weaker teams. The one concern I have is the loss of Jedrick Wills, whose absence seemed significant against the Chiefs. Still, lay the wood.
Browns 31 - 17
Bengals +3 at Bears
I see these as roughly equal teams, but give me the Bears, who have the better defense, at home.
Bears 24 - 20
Raiders +5.5 at Steelers
I moved this line down to 4.5 after watching the Monday night game, so I'm on the Raiders. That might be a mistake, though, as