Zolak & Bertrand: The Football Card – Week 9
The crew owns a record of 22-18 after Week 8 with Beetle being the only winner. Unfortunately, Zo, T-Bone, Hardy, and Milliken were all losers.
Zo bet on the Steelers (+2.5) to keep it close against the Jaguars. Beetle put his faith in the Lions (-8.5) to dominate the Raiders. Hardy missed badly by throwing his money on the 49ers (-4) beating the Bengals. T-Bone fell victim to the Patriots (+9+ . Lastly, Milliken lost his second straight by thinking the Texans (-3.5) would handle the Panthers.
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Scott Zolak (4-4): Dolphins @ Chiefs (Germany) – UNDER 50.5
Just a week before Zo leaves for Germany, he’s betting on that travel playing a big part in this matchup on Sunday. He thinks this game will be a slog for both sides, even with the Dolphins offense always being on the verge of putting up points. Not to mention, the Chiefs offense hasn’t been as explosive this season as it has been in past years.
Beetle (7-1): Bills @ Bengals – Bengals (-1.5)
Last week, Joe Burrow and the Bengals finally looked like the team that was in the AFC Championship a year ago. As the Bills continue to be a bit of a disappoint, this is a tough matchup going on the road for their injured defense. Seems like the Bengals locker room is pretty fired up for this game as well, after the Bills tried to excuse away their loss in the divisional round last season.
Hardy (4-4): Dolphins @ Chiefs (Germany) – Chiefs (-1.5)
Hardy is joining Zo in betting on this game, but he thinks the Chiefs take care of business against the Dolphins. Tyreek Hill could be a wild card if he goes off, but this Chiefs defense should be able to somewhat contain Mike McDaniels’ offensive gameplan. At that point, you have to put your money on Patrick Mahomes over Tua Tagovailoa.
T-Bone (5-3): Giants @ Raiders – Raiders (-1.5)
T-Bone is ready to capitalize on the firing of Josh McDaniels, Dave Ziegler, and Mick Lombardi. Different players on the Raiders have been hyping the team up all week, saying this is the start of a new era. This should be a nice spot for them to pop the Giants as they travel to Las Vegas and Daniel Jones looks to find his rhythm after being hurt the last month.
Milliken (2-6): Commanders @ Patriots – Patriots (-3)
Milliken is sitting at 2-6 this season, so he’s putting his money on a 2-6 team in the Patriots. Commanders moved off Montez Sweat and Chase Young earlier this week, which should only make a bad defense worse. Sam Howell is tied for second in the NFL in interceptions, which should allow for the Patriots defense to create a few turnovers and let the offense cook.