Posted on October 26, 2019, by Travis Pulver
Betting on one game is fun, and if you bet on the right one correctly, it can be profitable, too. But sometimes, when the game appears to be a no-brainer, the payout is not too impressive.
Yeah, winning is great and sure beats losing, but winning more is even better.
The nice folks over at FanDuel are giving you a chance to win more while betting on some relatively easy games with a pair of BarStool boosters:
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- Odds Boost—Bet the Advisors (Colts -4.5, Bengals +12.5, Bears -3.5) +625
- Odds Boost—Fade the Advisors (Broncos +4.5, Rams -12.5, Chargers +3.5) +625
Of course, the hard part of prop bets like these is that you need to accurately predict three outcomes to win. Miss one and you lose. So—how are these games going to play out?
Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts (-4.5)
Little was expected of the Colts coming into the season with Andrew Luck retiring. But they are shaping up to be one of the better teams in the AFC this year thanks to a strong running game and stout defense. As for the Broncos, little was expected of them, and that is precisely what they have delivered.
Denver’s defense has been good, but the offense has struggled throughout the season. However, if their run defense can slow Marlon Mack down and put some pressure on Jacoby Brissett, they might be able to pull off an upset—or at least cover the spread.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams (-12.5)
The struggle is indeed real in Cincinnati. Injuries have made things tougher, but everyone has injury issues—you have to be able to play through them. But the Bengals have struggled to find ways to work around them. All you have to do is look at their record (0-7) to see that.
While the Rams do have a winning record, all is not exactly well for them. The run game isn’t working a well as they would like it to, putting more pressure on Goff and the passing game. On the defensive side of the ball, they are not doing too bad, but they aren’t a great unit either.
However, with how poorly the Bengals are playing this year, it isn’t a matter of whether the Rams will win but whether they can cover the spread.
Chicago Bears (-3.5) vs. Los Angeles Chargers
This game is an exercise in frustration. Both teams were good last season. They had productive offenses and solid defenses. They looked good, ready to be one of the more competitive teams in the NFL for years to come—or at least this year.
Instead, the Bears are 3-3, struggling on offense and not looking quite like the dominant defense they had last season. As for the running game—forget about it. It’s non-existent. Mitchell Trubisky for MVP? All the people that bet on him have to be kicking themselves right now.
But the Chargers are not doing any better. They finally got Melvin Gordon back—and the run game is still anemic. The defense is not as tough as it was last season, and the team can’t seem to win the close ones. All five losses are by a touchdown or less.
The Chargers can at least move the ball with Philip Rivers and the passing game. But can they move it against the Bears defense?
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Denver will not make it easy on Indianapolis, but the Colts will still win by a touchdown and cover the spread. The Rams shouldn’t have too much trouble with the Bengals; they may not get the spread covered until late—but they will get it covered.
Bears-Chargers is a tough one. It is not hard to see Philip Rivers generate some offense for the Chargers. But will Trubisky do enough for the Bears? Eh—probably not (but maybe). Look for the Chargers to win.
That would mean you should pass on the boosters. The Rams and Chargers will do their part, but I just can’t see the Broncos staying close enough.