Doc got back on track with a 2-1 week in the Top 3 last week including two wins so easy you never had to sweat. It was another strong week ATS and straight up, and the season percentages remain quite strong for both Doc and Del. In other words, keep listening to our picks because we’ve been kicking some butt and taking names.
Doc absolutely loves the Cowboys in his Top 3 this week. Dallas has gone 4-2 since Jason Garrett took over as head coach, with each of their losses being just 30-27. Jon Kitna has proven he’s a reliable quarterback, and he’s played well against good defenses. The Cowboys get a plush matchup against the horrible Arizona Cardinals who struggled moving the ball at Carolina. This is a bad, bad football team that pulled one out against Denver but won’t be as lucky against Dallas.
The last time the 49ers and Rams met the spread was six. The Doc locked in on the Rams saying “if the Rams don’t beat the spread I don’t know anything about football,” and of course they won the bet losing by three. Now St. Louis is at home where they’ve played well and San Francisco is on the road where they’ve struggled. The 49ers made the right call going to Troy Smith and that will make them tougher to beat since he doesn’t make as many mistakes as Alex Smith. Still, with the division on the line, I expect the Rams to seize the day.
After swinging and missing with the Saints last weekend at Baltimore, the Doc is going against them. Actually, Doc has realized how good the Falcons are this year and how much everything is going in their favor. This is more of a pick of Atlanta rather than one against New Orleans. End of game plays, funky fumbles, challenge calls, and pretty much everything seems to be going in Atlanta’s direction. They just seem to be a regular season team of destiny and they’re a highly-skilled bunch. New Orleans is a darn good team and this won’t be easy but Atlanta should pull it out by a field goal at home, especially with what they now have on the line.
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)