Cash Considerations podcast picks are on fire
October 03, 2017 3:12 AM
by Alan Berg
I would be doing all of you an injustice this week if I didn’t promote the Cash Considerations podcast on GamingToday.com. Ten NFL winners were given out this week, with only one loser picked by two of us, and the other guy getting it right. The Jaguars were the only loser given without a pick on the Jets. Follow @cashconsidering on Twitter to see the graphic breakdown.
In other words, you could have nearly taken any pick we selected or the consensus two out of three guys liked and only had a chance at losing two of 12 games. That’s quite the performance, and that’s coming off a score of 6-3 the previous week in our Big 3 picks at the end of the show, which I was 3-0 with this week.
The podcast can be listened to at GamingToday.com and you can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, search Cash Considerations.
Aside from the picks, David Griffin and Dave Sharapan (two other Vegas sportsbook veterans) do a fantastic job on the show, and above all else we are looking to give you folks an enjoyable listen. Meaning we want to give you winners but most important be entertaining. Be sure to look for the wrap up later this week and the cast for the weekend on Saturdays.
Now after my self-promoting, let’s get back to the actual future opportunities, not the past.
Something tells me the public’s week is coming and it’s coming soon. Based on the lines I see early on it’s going to be Week 5, in my humble opinion. I tell people all the time, it’s great to be hot in the NFL picking off the games against the public. But the trick to season-long success is to know when to get off the wave; don’t miss the public’s winning weeks or you’ll get crushed. So I am going to stick my neck out and back the public teams this week.
Packers at Cowboys (-2, 52.5): While I haven’t been that impressed with the Green Bay “team,” they still have Aaron Rodgers. Add that to the extra couple days after a smashing against their doormat rival Chicago Bears, and I think ARod keeps it rolling here against Dallas, who are still a quality squad but just haven’t found their rhythm on offense, and the defense is rather weak. Also there is a reason that total is 52.5. PACKERS and OVER
Chiefs (-1.5, No Total at press) at Texans: Sunday night football, dynamic rookie coming off best game of his career going against arguably the best defense in football? Sign me up for the Chiefs barring an injury to Alex Smith or Kareem Hunt. CHIEFS
Cardinals at Eagles (-6.5, 45): I have been picking on the Cardinals the past few weeks and saw nothing from them this past Sunday against the 49ers (my pick of the week on Cash Considerations) to take my foot off the gas.
Philadelphia is playing like they have Super Bowl aspirations and why not; roll with the Eagles here, they simply have a better team than Arizona. EAGLES
Panthers at Lions (-3, 44): This looks like the letdown special of the week, with the Lions catching the Panthers off a road win at New England.
The Patriots are missing an entire defense, thus far looking like the NFL’s worst, although I doubt it ends that way. Regardless, the Lions do and they ride that to the win at home. LIONS
Trifectas are the name of the game so far in USFantasy as another big one popped for a mere $.50 wager.
The Quarterback Trifecta of the Panthers Cam Newton, Bengals Andy Dalton and Patriots Tom Brady paid $420.20 for two quarters or five dimes.
That’s some incredible value. Make sure to keep USFantasy on your mind, that 50-cent bet could have softened the blow for some of you who had the Patriots this weekend.
Also a pretty chalky, $.50 trifecta still paid $43.45 on Steelers Le’Veon Bell, Rams Todd Gurley and Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott. The top three choices on the board. If you had a $1 trifecta box of $6 dollars here the trio brought back $86.90.
As far as wide recievers go, Texans DeAndre Hopkins paid $75.80 for $2 in a commanding performance.
Looking at this week’s card here in Vegas on Saturday, we start off with a fantastic main event.
The Interim UFC Lightweight Title is on the line (Conor McGregor’s title he has yet to defend) as No. 2 ranked Tony Ferguson takes on rising star No. 7 Kevin Lee.
After Lee’s win over Michael Chiesa, he and Ferguson exchanged words on the UFC Fight Night Post Show that was just legendary.
Due to this, combined with the performances by both fighters, a win in this fight either makes them champion or gets them a title shot at McGregor. Talk about a win-win.
I like Lee, his athletic ability really stands out to me. I’m not taking anything away from Ferguson as he deserves his -200 favorite status, but I think Lee is special at +170. LEE
In other fights on the PPV card, Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson looks to go for a UFC record 11 straight title defenses vs. Ray Borg.
There’s also a heavyweight slugfest with Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis.