Vegas veteran Benjamin Eckstein, author of Americas Line, brings three years of experience to create weekly??selections in hisEcks & Bacon column.
LAS VEGAS — Perhaps not Waiting Dont think of hitting on 80 percent??a week, four. OOPS! Ill try and do better this week.
Born and raised in the Bronx and pinstripes bleed. As my heart triumphs over my mind Therefore, the Yankees-Twins is a zone. But, my mind says, why would be the Astros SO cheap from the Rays??? Get that Tampa is also the MLB narrative that is feel-good, and the Cinderella team, but man, were talking Justin Verlander! Were speaking DOMINATION! We are talking Cy Young! Were talking 21-6 with a 2.58 ERA and 300 Ks! And needless to say, do not ever forget his inspiration… Kate Upton. The Rays trot out Tyler Glasnow, yeah, who? OK, he is 6-1 with a 1.78 ERA that is skinny, but we are still talking VERLANDER!
If the Cardinals tickled with Jack Flaherty, who was well, Verlander-like down the stretch and we wouldnt mind. He has won seven of the past nine, and allowed only 11 earned runs within a 106-inning stretch for a gorgeous 0.93 ERA. And oh yeah, in these 106 innings, he posted 130 times to the letter K! Considering that St. Loo won , we will keep it real mild.
On the school football board you have a tasty matchup between Rutgers, Maryland and two groups, that were outscored with a total of 111-0. ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN! And the Terps are a favourite. What? OK, Im buying. Why? With this season Since the Knights have been outscored play!
And at the SEC struggle, were gonna roll up with Auburn over Florida. You got 5-0 vs??5-0. Along with the visiting 5-0 Tigers will be the favorite. Why? Theyre gont win.
On to Sunday, and were all on the Cowboys -3.5 points on the Packers. After hitting four straight stakes, this will be the week that I am not off or on Baltimore. Why? Because the Ravens have seemed awful the last two games, and I am not totally sold on the new QB, Mason Rudolph of Pittsburgh. Speaking of awful, Dallas was not dreadful but ugly??at a 12-10 loss at New Orleans a week. So why theBoys? A lot of reasons, but is that the running game. Ezekiel Elliott is done following four games, and needs to be prepared to rumble.
Why? Because Green Bay was horrendous permitting 176 yards to the Eagles a week, 149 to Denver in Week 3 and 198. The Cheeseheads also do not do well on the road, winning only two of the previous 11. Dallas submitting 10 wins at the last 11 at Jerry World and has been exceptional on a 7-0 run. And thats the reason why this is my BEST BET, BAABBEEE!!!
Also Taking a Look at the Titans -3 points over the Bills. This match almost made it to the rarefied air of the wager territory. But with no handle on the Josh Allen injury (concussion), we cannot help it become a BESTIE. However, just as we did last week, when we requested you to pump Buffalo up to best wager status if Dontthat a Hightower was outside (he was, and it was a winner), please do exactly the same here. Matt Barkley gets the start at QB for the Buffs and if Allen doesnt play , Dual M, Marcus Titans and Mariota turned into a Finest BET BAABBEEE!!!
Benjamin Eckstein is a sportswriter/oddsmaker that is syndicated. His column, Americas Line, with the Bacon & Ecks appetizer, has run in the New York Daily News and over 100 other papers since 1988. You can follow him on line at??www.americasline.com. He is loved by most, when he chooses winners, and detested by others, when he chooses on the failure. Should you wanna piece of Eck, hit his email…firstname.lastname@example.org.
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