Cousin Sal 2016 Week 14 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Oh boy, can’t seem to get on a winning streak, story of this season.  Go back to Sports Center Cousin Sal, that’s where the magic happens.  1-2 last week and lost the best bet.

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman and Supercontest leaders have been killing it so far this year. Also, these two New Yorkers, Mike Francesa and Craig Carton both have been quietly have a great year, both picking at over 60% for the season.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Starting Week 13 Bankroll: $11,190

Ending Week 13 Bankroll: $10,370

Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 6-7)

New Orleans at Tampa Bay (-2.5) – Bucs defense has been on fire, allowing just 4 TDs and forcing 11 turnovers in their last 4 games.  They also have been covering the spread, going 4-1 ATS in their last 5.  Cousin Sal is buying 0.5pt this game and putting $700 on Tampa Bay

Other Best Bets (Season record 16-10)

Houston (+6) at Indianapolis – Houston is 9-1-1 ATS over their last 11 games after scoring fewer than 15 points the game before.  $500 bucks on the Texans to cover.

Seattle (-2.5) at Green Bay – Even without Earl Thomas, Seattle still has a great defense, allowing just 16.2 points per game.  Green Bay has no run game, while Rawls has been solid for Seattle, which means Seattle will control the time of possession this game.  Also $500 this game on Seattle.

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 13 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Way to bounce back Cousin Sal!  After that awful 0-3 week, our boy Sal came back with a perfect 3-0 in Turkey week!

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman and Ripsaw have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 12 Bankroll: $9,590

+700 NYG + 500 teaser + 400 BAL

Ending Week 12 Bankroll: $11,190

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 6-6)

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[loser] Buffalo (+3.5) at Oakland – The Bills are #1 in the league in rushing, and they are going up against the 26th ranked rushing defense.  Rex will pound the ball this game and dominate the time of possession.  Oakland is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.  Buffalo +3.5 is Sal’s best bet this week.

Other Best Bets (Season record 15-9)

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[loser] Kansas City at Atlanta (-4) – Trap game for the Chiefs, just came off a OT game, and playing a huge divisional game next Thursday, this will be a tough game for the Chiefs.  Atlanta is averaging almost 35 points a game at home this season.  Chiefs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a win.  Sal’s got $500 on the Falcons here.

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[winner] Miami at Baltimore (-3) – Sal’s buying the half point to -3 and taking the Ravens this game.  Dolphins are on a winning streak, but they are going against a tough defense this week.  Ravens has held opponents to 14 points of fewer in their last 4 home games.  Dolphins are 0-11 ATS in their last 11 December games.  Sal’s putting $500 on the Ravens this game.

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 12 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Update: check here for Cousin Sal’s week 13 picks

Oh boy…what can you say about last week’s picks?  Onto next week?  Look at the bright side…he’s still 18-15 on the year?  Jesus fricking Christ Sal…get it together, pick some winners…or a winner.

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman and Ripsaw have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 11 Bankroll: $11,680

660 AZ $550 JAX $880 LA

Ending Week 11 Bankroll: $9,590

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 5-6)

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[winner] New York Giants (-7) at Celveland – Forget the trap game, Browns can’t get out of their own way.  They are 0-5 in their last 5 home games.  Giants defense has been solid and improved running game.  Sal’s putting $700 to go against the Browns.

Other Best Bets (Season record 13-9)

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[winner] 2 Team 6 point teaser for $500

  • Minnesota (+8.5) at Detroit – All of Detroit’s games this season have been decided by a TD or less.  It’s also a revenge game for the Vikings.
  • Pittsburgh (-2.5) at Indianapolis – Steelers are 13-2 in their last 15 games against the Colts.  And Andrew Luck is out this game.  Nuff Said.

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[winner] Cincinnati at Baltimore (-4.5) –  Bengals lost two of their top offensive weapons last week, Green and Bernard.  Cincy is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.  Ravens have the second best defense in the NFL. Sal’s putting $400 on Ravens here.

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 11 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Cousin Sal did the opposite of the previous week, won both of his undercards but lost his best bet, finishing with 2-1 record on the week and +$170.  Hate those teasers.

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman and Ripsaw have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 10 Bankroll: $11,510

$900 Den + $700 SF $1430 teaser

Ending Week 10 Bankroll: $11,680

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 5-5)

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[loser] Miami at Los Angles (+2.5) – Oh boy, Sal’s taking the Jard Goff led Rams this week as his best bet.  Sal loves the Rams in this spot.  Dolphins will be flying cross country for this game.  Miami has only won one road game in the last 12 months.  Rams run defense is ranked third in the league and should slow down Jay Ajayi.  Miami is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with losing record.  Sal’s putting $800 on his best best Rams.

Other Best Bets (Season record 13-7)

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[loser] Jacksonville (+6.5) at Detroit – Cousin Sal’s “masses are asses” bet.  84% of the public are backing the Lions this week, so it’s a perfect public fade play.  Jags are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road underdogs when they spreads are between 3 and 10 points (whatever that means).  Sal’s got $500 on Jacksonville.

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[loser] Arizona (-1) at Minnesota – Vikings have some injury concerns on defense this week, and that’s the strength of their team.  Offensively, Vikings have averaged only 14 points in their last 4 games, going 0-4 ATS in that stretch.  Sal’s putting $600 on the Cardinals this week.

 

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 10 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

At least Cousin Sal hit his best bet of the week.  That’s why we’re all here for right?  Overall, he went 1-2 on the week and losing $300.  He’s still picking at a solid 59%, going 16-11 for the year so far.

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman and Ripsaw have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 9 Bankroll: $11,810

$800 SD $440 Cle $660 Min

Ending Week 9 Bankroll: $11,510

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 5-4)

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Sal pulling a degenerate move here, putting $1300 on a 6 point teaser as his best bet this week.  This can’t end well…

[loser] Kansas City (+9) at Carolina – Chiefs have won 18 of their last 20 regular season games.  Panthers are ranked 29th in pass defense.  This should be a close game with Andy Reid’s balanced team.

Seattle at New England (-1.5) – Belichick’s teams are 9-2 following a bye week.  Seattle coming off a short week and flying across the country.  Pats will be rested and ready for the Seahawks.

 

Other Best Bets (Season record 11-7)

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[winner] San Francisco (+13.5) at Arizona – This is too many points to give to a divisional opponent.  Arizona is sloppy on offense, ranked just 26th on offense efficiency.  Kaepernick just came off his second best game as a pro.  Cardinals are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games.  Sal’s putting $700 on Niners +13.5.

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[winner] Denver (+2) at New Orleans – Denver’s having trouble scoring lately, and now they have to travel to New Orleans this week, but they get to play against that awful Saints defense.  Saints allow 30 points per game, 29th worst in the league.  Broncos are tough on defense, and they are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up loss.  Sal’s puttin $900 on Broncos +2.

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 9 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Of course right after I called him out on sucking on his Best Bets this season, our Cousin Sal promptly hits his best bet last week!  Overall, Cousin Sal went 2-1 last week with a decent 7 unit gain there.  The winning week puts him at 15-9 on the year (62.5%).  We’ll take that any week.

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman (29-13) and Ripsaw (29-9-2) have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 6 Bankroll: $11,150

$600 NE Den Parlay $440 ATL+ $500 Nola

Ending Week 6 Bankroll: $11,810

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 4-4)

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[winner] Titans at Chargers (-5.5) – Even though Chargers game have been playing close games this entire season, Chargers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss.  Titans are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games as road underdog.  Sal’s putting $00 on the San Diego Super Chargers this week as his best bet.

Other Best Bets (Season record 11-5)

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[loser] Browns (+7.5) at Cowboys –  Colin also likes this pick.  Browns are starting to show some life on offense, while Dallas just lost two key defensive players last week.  Dallas is 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games in November.  Dallas will win but won’t cover the spread.  Sal is putting $400 on the Browns.

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[loser] Vikings (-6) at Lions – Vikings are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up loss, they also will have a new OC calling plays this week, that should get their offense going.  Detroit is 27th in the league in yards allowed.  Sal’s got $600 on Minnesota -6.

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Cousin Sal Fantasy Football Picks

Gem – WR Kenny Britt
Bust – Jay Ajayi

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 8 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Update: check here for the week 9 Cousin Sal Picks when it becomes available

Our Cousin Sal actually is having a fantastic year, picking at a 62% rate so far this year.  Everybody should be happy right?  The problem is Cousin Sal has not been doing too well with his Bet of the Week picks, only 3-4 this year.  Perhaps he just set the bar so high last year, he is his own worst enemy right now.

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman (26-11) and Ripsaw (27-7-1) have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 6 Bankroll: $11,160

-$910 Titans + $500 Bengals + $400 Chargers

Ending Week 6 Bankroll: $1,150

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 3-4)

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[winner] Moneyline parlay with New England and Denver

New England (ML) at Buffalo – will be revenging their only loss of the season here.  Belichick has not been swept by a division foe in the year 2000.  Brady is on fire this year, with 8 TDs and 0 INT. Definitely a MVP candidate.  Bills are banged up, McCoy might miss this game.  Pats should win easily.

San Diego at Denver (ML) – also will be revenging their loss to San Diego just a couple weeks ago.  Denver defense only allows 18 points per game at home.  Broncos have won 8 of their last 9 home games.

Sal’s putting $600 on his best bet.

Other Best Bets (Season record 10-4)

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[loser] Green Bay at Atlanta (-3) – Green Bay is 2-6 in their last 8 games as underdogs of 4 points of less.  Packers have no running game.  Their defense won’t be able to contain the Falcons’ receivers.  Cousin Sal’s putting $400 on the Falcons.

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[winner] Seattle at New Orleans (+3) – Seattle is playing their second straight road game, they were lucky to come out with a tie last week at Arizona.  Seattle’s defense spent a ton of time on the field last week.  Saints are 14-3 in their last 17 games ATS as an underdog.  $500 on the Saints +3 this week.

Cousin Sal Fantasy Football Picks

Gem – WR Brandon Marshall
Bust – WR Golden Tate

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 7 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Update: check here for the week 8 Cousin Sal Picks when it becomes available

The good news is our Cousin Sal had a winning week, going 2-1, and he’s 5-1 the last 2 weeks.  But the bad news is his best bet was a loser, giving him a losing week of -$240.  Overall, our Cousin Sal is still balling with a 61% winning pct on the year.

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman (24-8) and Ripsaw (24-5-1) have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 6 Bankroll: $11,400

-$1040 Eagles+ $300 Dolphins + $500 Chiefs

Ending Week 6 Bankroll: $11,160

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 3-3)

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[loser] Indianapolis at Tennessee  (-2.5) – Titans have been turning the ball over a lot, but Colts are 28th in the league in sacks, so Mariota should be playing in a relatively clean pocket.  Colts are allowing over 117 yards per game rushing, which means Murray should have a great game.  Indy is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.  Cousin Sal is going on a shopping spree again, buying the 0.5 point here, placing $910 to win $700 on the Titans.

Other Best Bets (Season record 8-4)

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[winner] San Diego (+6.5) at Atlanta – Chargers have 10 days to prepare for this game, playing a Falcons team that just got beat up by the Seahawks.  Atlanta typically play down to their competition, 4 of their last 6 games have been decided by 7 points or less, and 0 for their last 6 home games ATS as a favorite.  San Diego is 8-1 in their last 9 road games ATS.  Sal’s putting $400 on the Chargers this week.

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[winner] Cleveland at Cincinnati (-9.5) – Cleveland is apparently gunning for another first overall pick this year.  Bengals are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games following a loss.  Browns are 0-6 in their last 6 games against the AFC North.  A.J. Green should go off this week.  Sal’s putting $500 on Cincy this week.

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Cousin Sal Fantasy Football Picks

Gem – Jeremy Maclin
Bust – Melvin Gordon

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 6 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Update: check back here for Cousin Sal’s week 7 picks when they come out

The reckless Hail Mary bets always payoff.  Cousin Sal threw the house on Patriots moneyline last week, and he probably wished he took the points instead.  Brady was in eff you mode…in a week 5 game, that game was never close, Pats covered the spread easily and of course won the moneyline handily.  Cousin Sal didn’t put too much dough on the other 2 games, but he still won those as well.  Overall, Cousin Sal went 3-0 last week, let’s keep this rolling buddy!

If you’re looking for other winners, Chris Berman (21-6) and Ripsaw (21-4) have been killing it so far this year.  Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 3 Bankroll: $9,330

$1370 Patriots + $300 Lions + $400 Giants

Ending Week 3 Bankroll: $11,400

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 3-2)

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[loser] Philadelphia (-2.5) at Washington – Cousin bought 0.5 pt from -3 to -2.5 on this line, but you might be able to get -2.5 at this point at your own book.  Philly is solid on both side of the ball, while Washington is ranked 27th in the league in defense.  Wentz and Sproles will light up the scoreboard this weekend.  Sal’s putting $800 on the Eagles this weekend.

Other Best Bets (Season record 6-4)

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[winner] Pittsburgh at Miami (+8) – Dolphins stunk it up this year, so Adam Gase cut 2 offensive lineman this week to send the team a message.  Steelers are 2-13 in their last 15 games when favored by more than a TD on the road.  Too many points to give up at home, Sal is putting $300 on the Dolphins.

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[winner] Kansas City (+1) at Oakland – Oakland is a tough team to figure out, they are 4-1 but they have been outgained in total yards every game so far.  Chiefs are 5-1 in their last 6 games straight up against the Raiders.  Also, Andy Reid is the master coming off the bye week with 15-2 record.  Sal’s putting $500 on KC this week.

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Cousin Sal Fantasy Football Picks

Gem – Saints TE Coby Fleener
Bust – Matty Ice

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 5 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Update: check back here for Cousin Sal’s week 6 picks when they come out

Man, Cousin Sal, you’re better than this.  Jets and Carolina both got blown out, and Raiders almost blew the lead.  Good thing Derek Carr bailed us out a little bit on the last drive, sealing a 1-2 week.  What can you say, Seattle starting to look good ahain, and Atlanta has been the surprising team all year (just ask Bill Simmons).

Be sure to check out Colin’s picks as well.

Start Week 3 Bankroll: $10,700

-$1,100 Jets + $500 Raiders  $770 Panthers

Ending Week 3 Bankroll: $9,330

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 2-2)

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[winner] New England (-625 ML) at Cleveland – Cousin Sal getting desperado! or getting reckless, hope his season doesn’t end here if the Pats lose this week.  Patriots just got embarrassed last week, getting shut out by the Bills.  With Tom Brady coming back this week from suspension, the team should be playing with their hair on fire.  In the last 13 years, Patriots are 40-6 following a loss in regular season.  Cousin Sal is putting the HOUSE on this game, putting his entire remaining stash of $8,560 for Pats to win outright.  Godspeed buddy.

Other Best Bets (Season record 4-4)

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[winner] Philadelphia at Detroit (+3) – The early bye week might actually hurt the Eagles momentum, rookie Carson Wentz is due for a lousy game on the road.  Lions are 12-3 ATS after scoring 15 points of less the previous game.  $300 on Lions here. The Swami likes this pick as well, and before you brush him off…he’s actually 18-4 ATS on the year.

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[winner] New York Giants (+7.5) at Green Bay – Sam Shields is out this week, and Giants have 3 elite receivers on the team.  Eli Manning usually plays well against the Giants.  Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Packers.  Cousin Sal is putting $400 on the Giants +7.5.

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Cousin Sal Fantasy Football Picks

Gem – Baltimore RB Terrence West
Bust – Houston WR Will Fuller

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 4 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Update: check out cousin sal’s week 5 picks

The good news is our Cousin Sal hit his best bet last week, the Bills actually blew Arizona out of the water, Cardinals were never in that game, great call!  The bad news is that Cousin Sal had a losing week, going 1-2, losing his other 2 plays.

Start Week 3 Bankroll: $11,350

-$770 Cincinnati – $880 Tampa Bay + $1000 Buffalo

Ending Week 3 Bankroll: $10,700

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Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 2-1)

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[big loser] Seattle at New York Jets (+2.5) – Colin Cowherd says the Jets are his LOCK of the week.  71% of the public are pouring money on the road favorite Seahawks this game. Sal’s calling this the “The Masses are Asses” bet of the week.  Ryan Fitzpatrick can’t play worse than last week and should bounce back.  On the other side, Russell Wilson is banged up and might not even last the whole game.  Jets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as home underdog.  Sal’s putting a grand on the Jets +2.5 at home for his best bet of the week.

Other Best Bets (Season record 3-3)

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[winner] Oakland (+3) at Baltimore – Derek Carr chewed up the Ravens secondary last year with 350 yards and 3 TDs.  Baltimore is 1-7-1 in their last 9 as home favorite, while Oakland is 6-0 in their last 6 as road underdogs…’nuff said’  Sal’s putting $500 on Oakland to cover +3.

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[super loser] Carolina (-3.5) at Atlanta – Panthers are revenging last year’s only regular season loss, they will be playing a Falcons team that’s coming off a short week.  Atlanta is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games at home.  The Panthers offense will bounce back this week.  Sal’s putting $700 on the Panthers and giving the -3.5 pointing.

There you have it, godspeed Cousin Sal! #InSalWeTrust

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Cousin Sal Fantasy Football Picks

Gem – Hunter Henry, playing against Saints defense, ’nuff said

Bust – T.Y. Hilton, traveling allllllll the way to London for this game

Cousin Sal 2016 Week 3 NFL Picks On Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing

Update: check here for Cousin Sal’s week 4 picks

Our Cousin Sal is back! Hop back on the bandwagon fellas!  Sal swept his card last week, going 3-0.  Carolina started off pretty shaky, gave us a scare early on, but it was not close by the end.  The only game that was a bit iffy was the Giants game, where Giants actually had a chance to score a TD on their last drive with the game tied, but Tom Coughlin is a genius, kneeled 3 times at the 1 yard line and kicked a chip shot game winning field goal as time expired.  Nice week Sal!

Starting Week 2 Bankroll: $8,450

+$1,400 Carolina + $700 Pittsburgh + $800 New Orleans

Ending Week 2 Bankroll: $11,350

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Blazing Five picks by Colin, he really feels good about this week’s picks (when does he not).

Here are this week’s winners:

#INSALWETRUST

COUSIN SAL 2016 NFL WEEK 3 BEST BETS:

Best Bet of the Week (Season Record 1-1)

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[winner] Arizona at Buffalo (+4.5) – Basically Sal’s going by his favorite system for this bet, it seems like a ballsy bet, but it’s not a large “best bet” like the past week, it’s only for $1000.  Cardinals are travelling across the country to play a 10am game (Arizona time), and a road favorite to win by over a field goal.  Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Cardinals. Take the home team and the points.

Other Best Bets (Season record 3-1)

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[loser] Denver at Cincinnati (-3.5) –  Last week Denver lost starters DeMarcus Ware and right tackle Donald Stevenson, not good for Siemian’s first road game.  Cincy is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 following a loss, look for a bounce back.  Sal’s putting $700 on Cincy to cover.

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[loser] Los Angeles at Tampa Bay (-6) – TB just got blown out last week and lost their starting RB Dougie Martin, while the Rams just beat the mighty Seahawks, and TB are still almost a TD favorite, Sal thinks this is the ultimate suckers bet to take the points. Rams are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, and they haven’t won a week 3 game since 2010. Sal’s taking TB (-6) for $800.

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Cousin Sal Fantasy Football Picks

Gem – Miami Defense, Browns starting their 3rd string QB, rookie Cody Kessler

Bust – Allen Robinson, Ravens have a tough passing defense