The Horse Race Insider is a privately owned magazine. All copyrights reserved. “Bet with your head, not over it.”

The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

MARC LAWRENCE NFL UPSETS: THE BIRDS VS THE BIRDS AND THE CLAWS VS THE CLAWS

PHILLY over Baltimore by 6

For the Eagles, there are must-win games and there are must-win games. THIS is a must-win game. We can’t put it any plainer than that.

Somehow sitting atop the NFC East at 1-2-1 this season, Philly knows Dallas is a wakeup call away from breathing down their necks.

They’ll turn to the sanctity of Lincoln Financial Field where they are 5-1 SUATS at home under Doug Pederson versus non-division foes coming off consecutive wins.

In addition, the green birds are 10-2 SUATS in Game Six of the season the past dozen years, including 5-0 SUATS when coming off a SUATS loss.

Meanwhile, the Ravens fly in on name and reputation behind an offense that ranks No. 24 overall in the loop, averaging a mere 339 YPG.

THE CLINCHER: The Eagles are 5-0 SUATS at home in the first of three consecutive home games

Chicago over CAROLINA 4

If the season ended last week, the Panthers would be one of the first No. 7 seeds to earn a playoff spot (along with the Raiders).

New head coach Matt Rhule has instilled a winning attitude in Carolina and it’s paying dividends as his troops enter on a 3-game win skein – upset wins all.

However, the Cats are only 4-10-1 ATS as favorites versus NFC North opposition, including 1-5 ATS when coming off a win of 7-plus points. Enter the Bears.

Our well-oiled machine cements the call noting that NFL favorites, coming off consecutive SU underdog wins, are 8-17-2 ATS since 1996, including 3-14-1 ATS in non-division contests.

With Chicago now firmly entrenched with Nick Foles at quarterback, you know what to do.

Share on facebook
Facebook Share
Share on twitter
Twitter Share
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn Share
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

⚠ Before you comment

Our staff likes nothing better than to engage with the HRI Faithful and provide a forum for interaction on horseracing and sports. In that spirit, please be kind and reasonable; keep the language clean, and the tone civil. Comments from those who cannot comply will be deleted. Thank you.

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *