Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 9 (November 7th)
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Last Week's Blazin' 5 record: 3-2
2021 Blazin' 5 record: 17-24-1) (Colin made bonus picks in Week 4 & 5)
Vikings (3-4) at Ravens (5-2) (SPREAD: BAL -6)
“I like the Ravens -6 to win and win BIG. They’re coming off a bye and great coaches off a bye do well. They’ve won 5 of their last 6 games, they’re a good ‘big game’ team who is averaging over 6 yards a play, which is top 4 in the league. If you just looked at production, Lamar Jackson running and throwing leads the NFL. The Vikings are 1-5 in their last 6 against winning teams. Here is what’s funny about Lamar Jackson – the AFC sees a lot of Lamar Jackson, the NFC does not. Lamar Jackson is 11-0 against the NFC with 25 touchdowns and 3 picks. The NFC doesn’t see a lot of Lamar, so when they show up and have to defend him and he’s way faster than the tape, there is a shockingly alarming Lamar Jackson reality to NFC teams. Lamar eats them alive. I like Baltimore 33-24.”
Colin's prediction: Ravens 33, Bills 24.
Colin's pick: Baltimore -6
Broncos (4-4) at Cowboys (6-1) (SPREAD: DAL -9.5)
“Broncos trade Von Miller – what is the message to that locker room? WE’RE DONE. I like the Cowboys -9.5. Dallas is on a six-game winning streak, and are one of the only two teams in the league, Buffalo the other, to outgain every one of their opponents. Dak Prescott is rollin’ folks, one of only four quarterback averaging 300+ passing yards. Cedrick Wilson appears to be an excellent target now. The Broncos have lost 3 of 4 games, they’re banged up, they just traded Von Miller, and they needed two blocked field goals to beat Washington last week. They’re an 0-4 team if they allow over 14 points. Translation? You’re not keeping the score low for Dallas, they’re going to pull away. Cowboys win 34-23.”
Colin's prediction: Cowboys 34, Broncos 23.
Colin's pick: Dallas -9.5
Falcons (3-4) at Saints (5-2) (SPREAD: NO -6.5)
“I know, you think I’m crazy. I don’t know if the Falcons will win, but I’m going to take +6.5, the number is too big and here’s why. It’s a division rival and these teams always play close. Falcons are 2-2 in their last 4, and their only losses were both one possession. Also, it’s been 23 straight games where Atlanta has not allowed a 100-yard rusher. Why does that matter? Because Michael Thomas isn’t coming back and they didn’t land a speed receiver. This is a very weak receiving corps, in fact, New Orleans has only 15 Big Plays (gains of 25+ yards) all year, the lowest in the NFL. What does that tell you? New Orleans has to run the ball. Atlanta has a good run defense. The Saints offense this year is a pop gun, it’s a water pistol. I think the Saints win the game, but Trevor Siemian – you all love him, right? His last 25 starts he’s got 31 TDs and 24 picks. He’s got a low ceiling. I’ll take the Saints to win at home. I cannot give Atlanta 6.5 in good conscience. I’m going to take Atlanta to cover, but Saints win 26-24.”
Colin's prediction: Saints 26, Falcons 24.
Colin's pick: Atlanta +6.5
Raiders (5-2) at Giants (2-6) (SPREAD: LV -3)
“I like the Giants +3. They’re getting healthier, Kenny Golladay now will play and Kadarious Toney will play. For all the criticism, Daniel Jones has back to back games with a 95+ passer rating, and the Giants defense takes the ball away. The Giants defense in the last four games is top 7 in third down, top 7 in takeaways, and tied for third in sacks. It’s a REAL defense. The Raiders are dealing with multiple off-field issues, and their red zone defense is the worst in the league. What does that mean? The Giants may not have to settle for field goals, they’re going to get some touchdowns here at home. I like the Giants to upset the Raiders 24-23.”
Colin's prediction: Giants 24, Raiders 23.
Colin's pick: New York +3
Cardinals (7-1) at 49ers (3-4) (SPREAD: SF -1)
“Like it? I LOVE IT. Niners have a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher, and a 100-yard receiver, they’ve got playmakers here. DeAndre Hopkins is nursing a hamstring injury, AJ Green is on the COVID reserve list, and Kyler Murray didn’t practice. You are not getting them at full strength. JJ Watt is now gone, he was their best run defender on the defensive line. What does San Francisco like to do? They like to run the football. Garoppolo has had a ton of success against Arizona (115.9 passer rating). Arizona is beat up with stars out. JJ Watt isn’t there and I think it hurts Arizona’s run defense, you saw it against Green Bay. Green Bay pushed them around, JJ Watt had value. I like San Francisco to win and cover 30-24.”
Colin's prediction: 49ers 30, Cardinals 24.
Colin's pick: San Francisco -1
All spreads are provided by Fox Bet.