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Guessing The Lines
Last week wasn’t great — I went 2-3 in my with my “normal” entries, 2-1-2 with my “ugly” one and 6-10 in the picking pool. I’m just not quite in sync yet. It helped that in Week 2, I finally got the streaming from multiple devices to work and saw a lot of individual games and not just Red Zone.
Here’s what I’m looking at for Week 3:
I was basically spot on for the first five games and then things diverged. The biggest surprise was the Patriots being favored in NY. I really expected the Jets (and QB1) to be laying wood here. Take away the quarterbacks, the Jets have the better team, and Mac Jones would be lucky to be considered league-average. Apparently the market is levvying a steep tax on QB1, which, I guess, is warranted, but we’re talking about a six-point swing.
The other big ones were Bills-Commanders (that seems like a lot on the road) and the Steelers-Raiders (I’m not impressed by the Steelers, but the Raiders were hopeless last week.) Maybe the market doesn’t like Pittsburgh off a short week, traveling cross country and playing a late game, though.
I’ll finalize my picks later in the week.