Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 9
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Week 8 Blazin' 5 record: 3-2
Blazin' 5 season record: 23-17
Colts at Patriots (SPREAD: NE -4.5)
“I’m going to take the Colts in an upset, +4.5 to win. Five of their last six games have been decided by one possession, and their defense has held opponents under 400 yards in every game— only six teams in the league have done that. Their defense is not the issue, and the Patriots have four wins but they’ve beaten Zach Wilson, Jacoby Brissett, Jared Goff, and Mitch Trubisky. They’re not blowing people away, and in the last three starts Mac Jones has been AWFUL. He is regressing. He has a 64 passer rating in his last three games. There is no way I can give up 4.5 points. I’m going to take the Colts and the points, and I think they’re going to win an ugly, ugly game, 24-23.”
Colin's prediction: Colts 24, Patriots 23.
Colin's pick: Indianapolis +4.5
Chargers at Falcons (SPREAD: LAC -3)
“This is one of the games I really like, I like Atlanta, +3. Atlanta runs the football. It’s funny, Marcus Mariota when he doesn’t get hurt is really good. Three straight games with a passer rating over 100. They are number 5 in rushing, and Mariota has been excellent their last three weeks— seven touchdowns, passer rating of 123. They run the ball a lot and the Chargers defense allows almost 5.7 yards a carry, it’s the worst in the league. It’s the Atlanta run game against the Chargers run defense, and Kenan Allen is still banged up, Mike Williams, and Josh Palmer… So their receiving corps is banged up. Chargers aren’t scoring a lot of points these days, I’m going to take Atlanta to beat them, take the points, 30-27 Falcons.”
Colin's prediction: Falcons 30, Chargers 27.
Colin's pick: Atlanta +3
Vikings at Commanders (SPREAD: MIN -3)
“I’m going to take the Commanders at home +3. Taylor Heinicke, say what you want, they’re better with him. I was a Carson Wentz guy but they’re better with Heinicke, and the defense during this three-game winning streak is playing well for the Commanders—five takeaways. So they’re taking the ball away and Ron Rivera loves that. Look at them during the 3-game streak, Heinicke is giving you a 92 passer rating, the defense is taking the ball away, and each of the five games during the Vikings winning streak have all been by one possession, and they don’t have a lot of Big Plays this year. That’s maybe why they got TJ Hockenson, it’s because people are clamping down on Justin Jefferson.The Vikings are 30th in the NFL in Big Plays. I’m going to take the points, I know, it’s crazy. Also, team may get sold, maybe people are fired up in that locker, it’s a positive locker room… it should be. Washington wins over a team I like 28-24.”
Colin's prediction: Commanders 28, Vikings 24
Colin's pick: Washington +3
Seahawks at Cardinals (SPREAD: ARI -1.5)
“I don’t understand the line and I didn’t understand it when they played a few weeks ago. I’m going to take Seattle and the points. They’re a better team, and they’re a young team getting better every week, Seattle +1.5. The defense the last three weeks has been top 5 in the league in multiple categories. They’re a super young team— what does that mean? These young guys are just figuring out how to play, they’re getting better every week. I mean, how many rookies are playing for this team? Charles Cross, Abraham Lucas, Kenneth Walker, Coby Bryant, Tariq Woolen, they’re all playing great, and they’re all getting better week-to-week. The Cardinals scoring defense is 30th, and the Cardinals offense, for all the talent, is averaging less than five yards a play. Seattle wins the game, Seattle is the better team. 24-20 Seahawks. Heck, Arizona plays better on the road most of the time. I’m going to take the Seahawks to go on the road and win here.”
Colin's prediction: Seahawks 24, Cardinals 20.
Colin's pick: Seattle +1.5
Ravens at Saints (SPREAD: NO -2.5)
“Saints +2.5, Monday Night Football in New Orleans? That’s crazy loud and a big home field advantage. The Saints over the last month have 14 offensive touchdowns, that leads the league, is that crazy?? It’s a different offense recently, and the Ravens are all beat up again. Gus Edwards, JK Dobbins, Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman, I read this morning they think he’s out for the year. Lamar Jackson was OK recently in the fourth quarter, but Lamar has struggled a lot in the fourth quarter. I have a hard time betting against New Orleans in a big standalone game at home, I think it’s the loudest stadium in the league. Baltimore is talented but they’re beat-up, they have not finished games generally that well this season, I’m going to take New Orleans to beat them, 30-24.”
Colin's prediction: Saints 30, Ravens 24.
Colin's pick: New Orleans +2.5
All spreads are provided by Fox Bet. Spreads are posted when Blazin' 5 airs Friday at 2 pm ET and are subject to change.
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