NFL favorites went 9-6 ATS in Week 16 to end the recent run of underdogs, but we found enough barking mutts (Jets, Bengals and Falcons) at the Tuley’s Takes home office to go 3-2 with our @ViewFromVegas entry in the Westgate SuperContest and move into a tie for 77th place with RoughRider39 (aka VSiN superfan Randy McKay) among others, just a half-point behind Brent Musburger’s VSiN2 entry. I’m also half a point behind Uncle Brent in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s NFL Challenge.
This is obviously a great weekend coming up with NFL Week 17 wrapping up the regular season — and all the Vegas handicapping contests I follow as a journalist and a participant — plus the ongoing college bowl season and Friday night’s College Football Playoff semifinals as we ring in the new year.
In addition to the dogs treating us great all season in the NFL, we’re off to a 3-1 ATS start with our Best Bets from the VSiN Bowl Betting Guide. The staff as a whole is off to a 19-7 ATS combined start heading into Tuesday night’s bowls, so don’t forget to check out those picks — especially when several handicappers land on the same selection — as well as the updated Best Bets file on the vsin.com website.