The season is halfway done, as we rock our way into our Week 9 Picks for the NFL season.
Winners are now losers, losers have become winners, and the Eagles are undefeated.
Matty Ice and Baker ride the pines, Brady and Rodgers are making whine, and Geno is looking like everybody’s MVP.
Oh, and the Raiders suck balsam.
Wade & Ryan have done well betting wise heading into week 5, then the next three weeks happened throwing the league into a topsy turvy Vegas bounce of betting badness.
How will it all turn around in Week 9?
The Bills continue to throttle opponents, while team alike the Bucs, Packers, Rams and Colts, have lost the lustre of previous years, cocooning into a shell of their former selves.
Giants, Seahawks, Vikings and Titans have also made surprising runs when they were thought to be fodder this year.
Don’t write off the Falcons, Jets, Dolphins, or Bears either.
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Here are some of the fun games Wade & Ryan are looking at in their Week 9 Picks.
-12.5 Bills (6-1) vs Jets (5-3) +47
The Bills continue to steamroll through the AFC, as the hobbled Jets are next up in this New York throw down.
There’s no way that the Jets can upset the mighty Bills in this one (is there?), but they might be able to keep it close’ish if Buffalo lets off the gas.
Ryan is true blue Bills on this one, doubting that Zach can MILF his way to any offence in a one sided affair. The Jets are beaten down, and this one will be a Josh Allen and Gabe Davis bonanza.
Wade likes the Bills to win, but isn’t a big fan of the spread. Big lines have rarely paid this season, and the Thursday night Eagles gap proves you can’t rule out the home team to allow a blow out.
Ryan-Bills 30 Jets 14
Wade-Bills 30 Jets 20
-5 Dolphins (5-3) vs Bears (3-5) +45.5
Miami and Chicago have made some trades of late, although in the opposite direction.
The Fins think that Chubbing it up will bolster their D enough so they don’t have to play catch up every game.
The Bears shed some expensive, and whiny D to build for the future, and let Fields roam in an homage to the improv scene of the city.
Ryan doesn’t think that the Dolphins will have as much luck against the Bears secondary, and sees a frustrating day for Tua, with the Bears keeping it close.
Wade also likes the Bears to keep it closer than the spread, with the weather forecast calling for horrible.
Ryan-Dolphins 27 Bears 24
Wade-Dolphins 23 Bears 20
-3.5 Packers (3-5) vs Lions (1-6) +49.5
Winter has come to the NFC North, and if the white walkers had any idea how to play football, they would be quickly signed by either of these two struggling teams.
Aaron Rodgers is now blaming his ‘thumb’ for the woes, as he has run out of buses to throw his teammates under. The Packers need to beat the Lions for a divisional win, or else things are going to get trippy, but in a bad trip way.
Dan Campbell will probably lose his job and any potential soup sponsorship deals if he can’t get these Lions to finish a kill. They could score the points, then let the points get scored right back on them.
TJ’s gone, and he left salty. Hmmm.
Ryan thinks this is the week that Green Bay is ready to rock, and score some points. He thinks the running game of the Pack will be too much for Detroit.
Wade is calling an upset here, and not just because he is a Bears fan. Detroit is at home, Rodgers might be injured, and losing TJ might just be the motivation they need to flush out the toxins and get a win.
Ryan-Packers 30 Lions 17
Wade- Lions 27 Packers 26
Panthers (2-6) vs Bengals -7.5 (4-4) +42.5
The Panthers have been declawed, neutered, and put up their kittens for adoption in a season that hasn’t gone the way anyone planned. Baker is on kitchen duty, and a stupid mistake last week cost them the game.
Cincy showed signs of life, then got the Ohio pulp beat out of them by the Browns in a slap to reality that made us question if the Chase is gone from the Bengals.
Ryans is calling upset on this one, picking Carolina to kick the nards of a wounded Bengals squad, and pull off the upset on the road.
Wade likes the Bengals to win, but doesn’t see how the cats could be favoured by 7.5.
Cincinnati will win at home, but not by that much.
Ryan-Panthers 24 Bengals 23
Wade-Bengals 23 Panthers 18
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