I passed on a number of sides recommended to me by professional handicappers in my game previews during the week, despite still trusting the leans of the cappers and believing the sides to probably be the right sides. I’ve been looking to auto-fade the Steelers from the start of the year, and this week as just a 2-point home underdog to the Bears, I still feel that way. Al McMordie from BigAl.com sees the game the same way as I do and recommended the Bears as a pick, but it feels a little fishy to me, a little “too easy”, so I decided to keep the Bears out of this week’s parlay. I also stayed away from a similar road favorite, Green Bay, despite Stephen Oh, whom I trust implicitly, from EventDataServices.com recommending the Packers, as well as a very telling early jump in line movement at BetDSI. The Bengals just have too many positives at the moment to feel good going against as a home dog.
I wound up starting off the parlay with two “faith-based” sports picks, in other words, using them entirely on the recommendation of the handicappers who chose them. Tony George from TonyGeorgeSports.com likes a side in the Giants/Panthers game that I tailed, and venerable Troy West from AllPlaysWin.com recommended a play in the San Jose St/Minnesota college game that he calls his second-favorite college football play of the season to date. His favorite play, which he gave us for free in a video before Week 1, was Washington over Boise St, which covered by a mile.
Then I added another play from Troy, this one from the NFL, and a pick given by Scott Kellen from SixthSenseSports.com in the Tampa Bay/New England game.
And finally, I rounded out the parlay with two college football odds totals that came courtesy of Brent from BetDSI, which he told me were both totals that attracted notable sharp action during the week.