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Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 8 (Oct. 25) Video Segment at Bottom of Page.
Colin's 2019 Blazin' 5 Record Through 7 Weeks: 22-12-1 (Last week 3-2)
Giants at Lions (SPREAD: DET -6.5)
"This is an easy one. Giants +6.5. The Lions were really tasty early but did you know in the last three weeks the players stopped listening? Their defense the last three weeks is last in the league in total defense. They just traded a popular safety to Seattle this week and it did not sit well in the locker room. The Lions running back, Kerryon Johnson, was just put on the IR this week. This is going to be a Stafford-led offense, a defense that is regressing, and I get 6.5 points against a Giants team that, let's be honest, Daniel Jones won't face pressure because Detroit doesn't get to the quarterback. Don't sell the Giants yet, this will be an upset winner, Giants 27, Lions 26."
Colin's Pick: Giants (+6.5)
Broncos at Colts (SPREAD: IND -4.5)
"Colts -4.5? Like it, I LOVE IT. Indianapolis is healthier, not just physically but emotionally. Joe Flacco was just sacked 8 times, there's arguing in the locker room, that first round left tackle was a bust, John Elway is under pressure, and they just traded away Emmanuel Sanders. How do you think that sits in a locker room with a bad team to just trade away your best offensive player?? Jacoby Brissett is good, folks; he's big, he's strong, and he doesn't make mistakes. The Colts are well-run, buttoned-up, and in their last 16 games they're 13-3. They're healthier, they don't make mistakes, and they're in a dogfight right now playing every week with absolute urgency. Indy by a touchdown, Colts 27, Broncos 20."
Colin's Pick: Colts (-4.5)
Jets at Jaguars (SPREAD: JAX -6.5)
"You know my rule, don't overreact. A team with talent that gets humiliated on Thursday Night Football or Sunday Night Football always bounces back. Gardner Minshew is fun and they love him on Twitter, but the last two weeks he's been exposed. He's completed under 50% of his throws, 1 touchdown, 1 pick, and a passer rating under 69 the last two games. He's a small guy, drafted later, with an average arm, and he's been exposed. Adam Gase is coaching for his job. I listened to Sam Darnold all week and they're in a very good mindset. They played like crap last week, were humiliated, and they don't want you to think that's who they are. They get Herndon the tight end back finally this week. They're ready to roll and I think the Jets go down to Jacksonville -- it's not hot there right now and the weather won't expose them -- and win 28-24 over the Jaguars."
Colin's Pick: Jets (+6.5)
Panthers at 49ers (SPREAD: SF -6.0)
"This is my favorite bet of the week, I don't like it, I LOVE IT. I'll take Carolina +6. There's a reason San Fran went out and got Emmanuel Sanders; they're all beat up and really young at wide receiver. Sanders has only been there a week; what are they going to do with him? This Carolina defense blitzes fewer than any defense in the NFL, yet they lead the league in sacks. What does that tell you? This is a great defense, with an excellent defensive coach, who gets to the quarterback without bringing extra pressure. Kyle Allen is not great but he doesn't make any mistakes. Since 1991, he's right up there with Tom Brady as most passes to begin his career without a pick. Kyle Shanahan just went to Denver to beat the team who fired his dad and I think San Francisco comes down emotionally just a smidge. I don't know if Carolina wins, but I'm taking the points. I'll take San Francisco to win by a point but I'll take the 6.
Colin's Pick: Panthers (+6)
Raiders at Texans (SPREAD: HOU -7.0)
“In Oakland's three losses they've been blown out and I don't know if Josh Jacobs, their running back I like a lot, is going to play. Oakland doesn't pressure the quarterback and Deshaun Watson is 7-0 when he is sacked 1 or fewer times. I get an incredibly comfortable Deshaun here. Houston is now a very solid running team and they're eighth in the NFL in rushing. Carlos Hyde has been very good, Duke Johnson can catch it, and this is not all Deshaun Watson now. He's got star receivers, he's got a pass catching back, Carlos Hyde, and an upgraded offensive line. Since Khalil Mack left the Raiders, they're last in the NFL in sacks. They do some things well offensively, but they don't get after the quarterback. I'm taking Houston to win and cover, 31-21."
Colin's Pick: Texans (-7)
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