By Tom Adoni, IG @TomSportsPlays
Baltimore Ravens -5.5 Spread against the Chicago Bears
Reasoning: The Baltimore Ravens are coming off their most humiliating loss of the season where they lost 22-10 to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. However, they looked very strong against a good Chargers team and I still see them as a contender in the AFC. Also, Head Coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears is 0-3 coming off the bye week in his tenure at the Windy City. I believe we see a comfortable team for the Ravens as they fight with the Browns for the Division.
Indianapolis Colts +7 Spread against the Buffalo Bills
Reasoning: The Indianapolis Colts are coming off a divisional win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, they did not cover the spread as favorites in that game and that ties back to my 73% rule (of favorites covering their next game after not covering the previous one). I believe we see a very tight game, similar to last year’s AFC Wildcard matchup between these two teams. The Colts have looked strong in their last 5 after a slow start to the season. They won 4 of their last 5 with the only loss coming against Divisional Rival, Tennessee in OT. Expect the Colts to keep it within a TD even if they end up losing to a Tyler Bass FG.
Los Angeles Chargers -5.5 Spread against the Pittsburgh Steelers
Reasoning: The Los Angeles Chargers have cooled off after starting the season as one of the hottest teams in the AFC. However, now they have a divisional battle with the Chiefs for the first place in their division. Therefore, I think they have the motive to go out and impress in this Sunday Night Football matchup. I do not see Herbert having any problems against a Steelers defense that is missing Minkah Fitzpatrick and T.J. Watt. I believe we see a comfortable team for the Chargers as they face a pretender Steelers team.