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WEEK 1 RECORD: 2-3
Was headed toward a winning week when Detroit decided to get a jump on dashing its fans’ hopes and dreams, something it usually waits until about Week 4 or 5 to do every season. That takes some real initiative. Now, on to Week 2.
WEEK 2 (picks in CAPS)
SEATTLE +4 at Pittsburgh
This line opened at 4.5 and has dropped a half-point; at either price the Seahawks are a good play despite their struggles to hold off Cincinnati last week. They were 4-1-1 as ‘dogs last year, and Russell Wilson is well over 66 percent when getting points. Expect Steelers to show more than they did last week against Pats, but don’t see them dominating.
Indianapolis +3 at TENNESSEE
I thought this line would open higher off Titans’ road throttling of overrated Browns, but number reflects Colts’ two lopsided wins vs. Mariota and Co. last year (albeit with Luck at the controls) and pushing Chargers to OT last week. Still like the home side against team opening with back-to-back roadies.
Jacksonville +8½ at HOUSTON
The Degenerate always gets the shakes when he contemplates laying points, particularly when it’s more than a TD. But Gardner Minshew? I know, he was 22-for-25 with two TDs last week, but that came in extended garbage time against a team whose defense has never really scared anybody. Methinks reality sets in this week for the Jags, who put up a total of 10 points in two losses to Houston last year. Texans poised for dominant performance at home after last week’s crusher at Saints.
Cleveland -6 ½ at NY JETS
I’ve only flown over Missouri, but I’m still a Show-Me kind of guy and I need to see Cleveland actually give me a reason to jump on their bandwagon. Browns are 6-3 ATS in last 9 roadies but 2-7 SU, and probably haven’t been favored by this much on the road since the Bush administration. Jets backup Trevor Siemian is a legit NFL QB and won’t get spooked under the lights. Jets historically a lousy play as home faves (see last week for refresher) but like them getting big number here.