This week’s NFL betting picks column is an intriguing one. We have a tale of two conferences. On the AFC side, the more things change, the more things stay the same. We still have Denver, New England, Houston and Kansas City all with winning records, much like last year. On the NFC side, we have the Giants, Falcons and Cowboys all jockeying for top spot. Let’s get to the Week 4 betting picks and see if the conference trends continue.
Editors Note: Check also our NFL Week 4 Preview by DS Williamson
NFL Week 4 Betting Picks
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals (-6.5)
This is going to be one angry Bengals team. Cincy was embarrassed at home by Denver last week. Meanwhile, the perennially frustrating Fins languish as they usually do. I don’t see the latter changing any time soon. I’ll lay the points in The Jungle and see the Bengals eat Dolphin for lunch. Pick Cincy.
Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (in London)
This football bet might be the easiest of the season. The Colts are tremendously banged up on the defensive side. Yet, they are well coached and have a potent offense. As for Jacksonville? This was supposed to be the year that they were at least mediocre for once. Blake Bortles has been very disappointing. He’s no Mark Brunell. Give me Andrew Luck to enjoy the fish and chips overseas, with some Jaguar on the side. Pick Indy.
Denver Broncos (-2.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
What? How are the defending champs, who are undefeated, only favored by a field goal? They’ve beaten Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and Andy Dalton! Do you know what defensive players TJ Ward and Von Miller did upon arriving back in Denver last Sunday night? They went to Von’s house to study video. Let me ride the Broncos here to a certain victory. Pick Denver.
Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) at San Francisco 49ers
A hurt Dez Bryant notwithstanding, this 49ers team is not good. Until they insert Colin Kapernick as the starter, they have no chance (unless they play the Rams, apparently). The Cowboys are getting responsible quarterback play from Dak Prescott, while Blaine Gabbert is in the midst of a very Blaine Gabbert-like season. In what might be a blowout if Dallas can create a couple of turnovers in the first half, take America’s Team. Pick Big D and lay the points.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.