coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:46 AM

- Not a marquee matchup of rushing offenses when the Cowboys host the Rams Sunday. St. Louis ranks 25th in the league, while Dallas ranks 26th.

- The Cowboys are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games but are 1-0 ATS at home so far in 2013. Dallas is a 3.5-point home fave with the Rams in town.

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:49 AM


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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:50 AM


Matchup: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens

Spread: Texans -2.5
Public consensus pick: 58 percent picked Texans


Public perception: The public wasn't overly impressed with the Ravens' 14-6 win over the Browns and is backing the Texans, who are 0-2 ATS. It's still assumed the Ravens have lost too much from their Super Bowl squad, and Ray Rice being questionable doesn't help (Note: as of Friday morning, Andre Johnson remained probable for the Texans).

Wiseguys' view: Home 'dogs, ever popular among sharps, are 6-3 ATS this season. Still, wiseguys are going to wait for the best number (unless they're playing both sides in this game).

Tuley's Take: The Texans have looked eminently beatable the past two weeks against seemingly lesser competition. If the Ravens team that stayed with the Broncos in the first half of the season opener shows up, it should be able to handle the Texans at home. In a close game, I'd much rather have my money on Joe Flacco than Matt Schaub.

The pick: Ravens

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:51 AM

Pittsburgh DB Curtis Brown and TE Heath Miller are probable. CB Cortez Allen is out

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:51 AM

Chicago WR Brandon Marshall and TE Martellis Bennett are probable Sunday

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:53 AM

Schedule Pitfall

Week 3 (September 22): Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers
Cantor opening line: Colts +7.5

Why: The Colts dip their toes in the water with home games against the Raiders and Dolphins before their first true test of the season, which comes in Week 3 at San Francisco. In two years under head coach Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers have gone 13-3 straight-up and 11-4-1 ATS in 16 home games. The Colts went 4-4 both SU and ATS on the road with Andrew Luck under center in 2012 and, should the team come up short at San Fran, will look to get the train back on the tracks the following week at Jacksonville.

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:54 AM

- Vikes QB Christian Ponder saves his best for AFC opposition. Ponder is 88-for-127 passing with five touchdowns and two interceptions in his last four games against the AFC. Vikes are 6.5-point faves as they host the Browns.

- Brian Hoyer will get the start for the Browns as Brandon Weeden nurses a thumb injury. Hoyer made two appearances last season with the Cardinals and both were losses.

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:59 AM

In both games this season, Washington’s opponent scored at least 31 points before the Redskins offense scored a single point.

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 10:59 AM

- The Dolphins are 2-0 SU and have not been 3-0 since the 2002 season. Miami is a 1-point home against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.

- The Falcons will be without RB Steven Jackson who has a thigh injury. Duties will fall to Jacquizz Rodgers who has 17 yards on 11 carries (1.5 avg) and Jason Snelling who has 19 yards on two carries.

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coleryan Posts:13846 Followers:19
09/22/2013 11:00 AM

Sideline View at Tennessee

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