Wagering With Ira

September 12th, 2020

Handicapper.

Follow along as JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman makes three NFL picks each week against the spread.

Point spreads courtesy of betMGM app. Follow various point spreads courtesy of VegasInsider.com.

UNCLE IRA

Indianapolis -8
at Jacksonville

The Jags could be contenders for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft while the Colts welcome in Philip Rivers under center. Look for Indy’s powerful ground game to control the clock and the game.

Pittsburgh -6
at N.Y. Giants

Pittsburgh’s pitiful offense gets a major boost with the return of Ben Roethlisberger. The Giants, a year or two away from playoff contention, will have difficulty moving the ball against a stout defense.

Tennessee pick’em
at Denver

Losing Von Miller is a shattering blow for Denver, placing more pressure on Bradley Chubb to trigger the pass rush. NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry personifies Tennessee’s identity as one of the league’s most physical clubs.

JOE

Green Bay
at Minnesota – 2.5

Too many changes on Minnesota’s defense with a short offseason. And that defense will still be facing Aaron Rodgers, not Jordan Love.

Chicago
at Detroit – 3

Until proven otherwise, MVP Mitch Trubisky can only beat the Bucs. So long as Matt Stafford doesn’t get hurt (again), Detroit will put points on the board.

Philadelphia -6
at Washington

Carson Wentz over Dwayne Haskins all day any day.

Full list of this week’s spreads.

Week 1

Miami
New England – 6.5

Cleveland
Baltimore -8

N.Y. Jets
Buffalo – 6.5

Las Vegas -3
Carolina

Seattle 1.5
Atlanta

Philadelphia – 6
Washington

Chicago
Detroit -3

Indianapolis -8
Jacksonville

Green Bay
Minnesota – 2.5

L.A. Chargers – 3.5
Cincinnati

Arizona
San Francisco -7

Tampa Bay
New Orleans -3.5

Dallas – 3
L.A. Rams

Pittsburgh -6
N.Y. Giants

Tennessee
Denver (Pick ’em)

Odds from betMGM app as of Wednesday at noon.

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11 Responses to “Wagering With Ira”

  1. Stanglassman Says:

    I think that last game Philly vs Washington. Philadelphia should be in BOLD.

  2. Stanglassman Says:

    You’re welcome.

  3. Joe Says:

    Thanks.

  4. tickrdr Says:

    Another year, and another chance to make a complete fool out of myself.

    Miami
    New England – 6.5
    Patriots

    N.Y. Jets
    Buffalo – 6.5
    Bills

    Tampa Bay
    New Orleans -3.5
    Bucs

    tickrdr

  5. Joe Says:

    Another year, and another chance to make a complete fool out of myself.

    Had a huge lead on Ira midway through last season and darn if The Sage didn’t rally to beat Joe by one game last year!

  6. tickrdr Says:

    @Joe:
    Did we tie last year?

    tickrdr

  7. Joe Says:

    Did we tie last year?

    Possibly. Wasn’t keeping track of yours. Do know Ira edged out Joe in the last week. Already bought him dinner. 🙂

  8. «Delusional Intelligence» Says:

    “tickrdr Says:
    Another year, and another chance to make a complete fool out of myself.”

    Sh¡t foolishness & foolhardiness is always better in groups.

    Tennessee
    Denver (Pick ’em)

    Tennessee – Business decisions will be made all day, Derrick Henry with 100+ yards to start the season with Conklin paving the way.

    Las Vegas -3
    Carolina

    Vegas – 4 rookie starters on Defense for the Panthers. Christian McCaffrey vs the Raiders.

    Indianapolis -8
    Jacksonville

    Indianapolis – Even if Quentin Nelson is out, this game could get ugly.

    —————–

    And my WTF are you thinkin pick

    Seattle 1.5
    Atlanta

    Atlanta – I think peeps are sleepin’ on a Raheem Morris led defense.

  9. «Delusional Intelligence» Says:

    and what is the command/trigger to quote? [Quote] \Quote?

  10. tickrdr Says:

    For some reason, the Week 15 “Wagering with Ira” post from last December was not posted till gameday, and then the comments were closed for some reason, so I couldn’t post any picks for that day.

    Anyway, I wound up 23-24-1 against the spread for the year.
    So, congrats to Ira who beat me with 25-25-1 for the year.

    Picking against the spread is a bear, and maybe I should not risk further embarrassment.

    tickrdr

  11. tickrdr Says:

    Congrats to Peyton Barber – TWO rushing TDs for the Washington Football Team!

    tickrdr