For the second week in a row in the NFL, dogs were barking loud and clear. After pups went 10-4-1 ATS in Week 8, they followed it up by going 9-4 across the first 13 games in Week 9 with Monday Night Football pending. We even saw outright upsets from the Broncos and Jaguars as double-digit underdogs.
It feels like that time of year in the NFL. You can only ask good teams to be great so many times before they have a letdown performance and the below average teams are desperately trying to salvage what is left of their seasons. Maybe we need to factor that into our handicaps a little bit more over the next few weeks.
Here are three early lines I like for Week 10:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-9.5, 51.5) at Washington Football Team
The Raiders and Ravens both failed to cover on Sunday, sending teams off of the bye to just 3-9 ATS. Both the Buccaneers and Washington are coming off of the bye for this game. The teams coming off of the week of rest just haven’t been in sync offensively and have failed to cover as a result. When you consider that two of the teams faced each other with the Cowboys and Vikings in Week 8, the 2-8 ATS mark looks even worse.