It seems like we’re writing the same intro every week, but we were pleased again over the weekend in the Tuley’s Takes home office as underdogs kept barking in the NFL.
Dogs were 9-5 ATS in Week 13 heading into Tuesday night’s Cowboys-Ravens game and 106-79-2 ATS (57.3%) on the season with four games closing pick-’em. We certainly hope our readers have been following along with our dog-or-pass approach. Maybe you’re finding your own dogs (as I don’t always find all the live ones) or at least passing on overpriced favorites.
I went just 4-3 with our ATS Best Bets in this column last week (and 0-2 with two Under plays) to stand at 50-43 (53.8%). Fortunately I’m doing better at 70-55-3 (56%) on the VSiN NFL Consensus page and with some of our contest entries as I went 3-2 in most of those last week. Still, it’s a letdown to not go 4-1 or 5-0 when some many dogs are coming through. Regular readers also know all of the above doesn’t even include how well our teaser portfolios have been paying dividends nearly every week this season. Those plays went 4-2 in Week 12, winning all the games in Sunday’s early session with the Lions + 9, Texans + 9, Raiders -2 and Falcons + 9, though losing with any tied to Cardinals + 9 or 49ers + 8.5. All in all, we’re thrilled with how the NFL season has been treating us.