Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 10 (November 14th)
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Last Week's Blazin' 5 record: 2-3
2021 Blazin' 5 record: 19-27-1) (Colin made bonus picks in Week 4 & 5)
Falcons (4-4) at Cowboys (6-2) (SPREAD: DAL -8)
“The only favorite I like this week is the Cowboys. What’s my rule? If you’re a good team and you get embarrassed at home, Dallas is going to be in an angry mood. I don’t care that Dak was bad last week, he’s been great all year. Michael Gallup comes back at receiver. Dak has had a 100+ passer rating in 4 or his last 5 starts. The Falcons have not won back to back games all season, and even since their bye and when they’ve won they’ve been outgained. Atlanta has got a bad o-line, and even last week in the loss Dallas got excellent pressure at various times on Bridgewater. This Falcons defense is BAD, the Cowboys were just embarrassed, this is the only favorite I like this weekend. Cowboys win 33-23 and it may not feel that close.”
Colin's prediction: Cowboys 33, Falcons 23.
Colin's pick: Dallas -8
Browns (5-4) at Patriots (5-4) (SPREAD: NE -2.5)
“One of my favorite bets of the year, I love Cleveland, I absolutely love them. We told you before the season that Cleveland’s defense is going to be good, but give it to Week 8, it’s not going to be great in September. Well, what do ya know, Cleveland’s defense now in the last couple of weeks with all these new pieces has been great. They’ve held teams to under 20 points in three straight games. There’s going to be pressure, and both quarterback will face pressure, but Baker has been great under pressure this year because when he does face pressure he’s got a running game, and he’s got good tight ends and outlets. In fact, Baker against pressure this year is best in the league. Will Mac Jones be good under pressure? I don’t think he will. He's completed less than 20 passes in three of his last four starts. All of New England’s wins this year have come against first or second year quarterbacks. Sam Darnold, Zach Wilson twice, Davis Mills, and Justin Herbert. It’s a totally a different ball game here. I get the better roster, I get points, I get a quarterback that’s better under pressure, Cleveland 27, New England 20. One of my favorite games of the year.”
Colin's prediction: Browns 27, Patriots 20.
Colin's pick: Cleveland +2.5
Lions (0-8) at Steelers (5-3) (SPREAD: PIT -8)
“UPSET BABY, I’m taking the Lions to beat the Steelers! They’re getting 8 points. You’re going to give THIS Pittsburgh offense 8 points?? The Lions are coming off a bye, half their losses this year have come by 9 of fewer, they had Baltimore beat. The Steelers haven’t beaten one opponent by more than 8 all year. Their offense is a mess, you know it and I know it. They have good weapons but Roethlisberger is averaging 6.9 yards per attempt, the lowest in the league by a quarterback with a winning record. Let’s just be honest here, Pittsburgh may win the game, I’m going to have fun and call it an upset, but you cannot give Detroit 8 points against Pittsburgh’s offense. I’m going to call for an upset, Detroit beats Pittsburgh, 24-23.”
Colin's prediction: Lions 24, Steelers 23.
Colin's pick: Detroit +8
Saints (5-3) at Titans (7-2) (SPREAD: TEN -3)
“Another game I love, I’m going to take the Saints plus the points. The Titans are really a good team but now they’re wildly overvalued because they beat the Rams and now everyone thinks they’re the best team in the league. The Saints don’t beat themselves. They already beat the Packers and they beat the Bucs. We know the Saints defense can disrupt Rodgers and Brady, you don’t think it can disrupt Tannehill? Tannehill has been sacked 27 times, the only quarterback in the league who has been sacked more than Tannehill is Justin Fields of Chicago. Now that Derrick Henry is gone the Titans are going to become more reliant on Ryan Tannehill, and a line that doesn’t protect him. It’s not like their offense was great against the Rams last week, they got two pick-sixes. They didn’t move the ball particularly well, they only ran the ball for 69 yards. The Saints defense is good, 9 straight games without allowing 30+ points. I think Tennessee is overvalued, and New Orleans is fighting for a wild card. I’m taking the Saints to win 27-26.”
Colin's prediction: Saints 27, Titans 26.
Colin's pick: New Orleans +3
Vikings (3-5) at Chargers (5-3) (SPREAD: LAC -3)
“Because the Chargers are so fun with Justin Herbert, they’re a little overvalued. Minnesota loses by one possession every week. Seven of their eight games have been decided by one possession this year, they’ve never lost a game by more than a touchdown, and they’ve scored 30+ points in four games this year, only the Bills and Cardinals have more 30+ point games. Kirk Cousins is odd, in primetime he’s terrible, on the road this year he’s like Brett Favre, 10 touchdowns and no picks. The Chargers defense, let’s be honest about this, you can run on them, it’s the worst rushing defense in the league. The Vikings are a team who is in EVERY game. Bottom line, 27-26, Minnesota. It’s not a real road game, half that stadium is going to be purple. I’m going to take the Vikings with the upset.”
Colin's prediction: Vikings 27, Chargers 26.
Colin's pick: Minnesota +3
All spreads are provided by Fox Bet.