NFL Week 9 ATS Hit List: Score One for the Money Badger Already
Gotta love a winner, no matter what form it takes.
This week, kudos go to Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgely, a second-year pro outta the University of Miami, Hurricane campus (as opposed to RedHawk campus in Ohio).
Dude's got an eye for more than the uprights.
Badgely has a bitta swagger at a position known more for interchangeable, vanilla dudes whose fortunes shift like the winds that can blow a field goal attempt off course.
Not that he's immune to uncertainty. He's already on his second team.
But he's already got another football-related income stream set to go, as in trademarking his Money Badger nickname.
A few more 59-yarders as time expires, and Badgely will be rolling in it.
We settled on four games this weekend that might not enable you to build your own backyard money pool, but they could help cover costs for you to trademark your nickname.
Just remember to check for line movement before you lay down your hard-earned readies.
Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers -3½
Carolina’s awful performance against San Francisco isn’t likely to carry over into Week 9. The Titans aren’t as talented as the San Francisco 49ers in any phase of the game.
Result: Carolina 30 Tennessee 20 ... Panthers cover
Washington Redskins +12 at Buffalo Bills
You have to like Buffalo to win the game, but can the Bills cover a 12-point spread?
He figures to deploy a short passing game to keep Buffalo off the field. The Bills’ offense can be like watching molasses drip out of a rusty can, so that'll keep the score down, too.
Buffalo will win, but they won’t dominate Washington by any means, though, even though the computer thinks differently.
Result: Buffalo 24 Washington 9 ... Bills cover
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles -5
Chicago had the win against the Chargers all sewn up. All Eddy Pineiro had to do was drill a short field goal for a 2-point victory. Dude missed the kick, which means the Bears head to Philly on a 3-game losing streak.
Is it desperation time in Chicago? Probably.
The Eagles dominated Buffalo, 31-13, in Week 8. It might be desperation for Chicago, but they face a tall task against a Philly squad that got their offense back together in their last.
Bears go down SU and ATS.
Result: Philadelphia 22 Chicago 14 ... Eagles cover
Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers +3½
The Pack battles their second straight AFC West opponent on the road after beating the Chiefs in KC.
Green Bay is the better team, but the Chargers’ defense did a number on the Bears on the road in their last outing.
Expect Los Angeles to play tough. They may not win, but they’ll hold Green Bay to a 3-point or less margin victory.
Result: Los Angeles Chargers 26 Green Bay 11 ... Chargers cover
Sportbet Columnist: Josh Bailey ... Today: 3-1
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