Wagering With Ira

October 10th, 2020


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

Point spreads courtesy of betMGM app. You may follow various point spreads courtesy of VegasInsider.com.


L.A. Rams -7

It will take more than a quarterback change in the
nation’s capital to transform Washington into a playoff contender (Washington starting QB Dwayne Hawkins was benched).

San Francisco -9

San Francisco can’t afford any letdowns if the 49ers hope to hang with Seattle in the NFC West.

Seattle -7

Questions remain about Seattle’s defense while Minnesota finally broke through last week with Dalvin Cook on a roll.


Las Vegas
Kansas City -12

The Raiders seem to be on the cusp of circling the drain. Meanwhile on the other side of the ball, Mahomes. 

Baltimore -13

Not so sure Lamar Jackson is 100 percent. Meanwhile, Joe Burrow helps keep the Bengals a bit closer than 13.

Indianapolis -1

Not a believer in the Browns. Yet.

Last week: Ira: 2-1,  Joe: 1-2.

Season record: Ira: 8-4,  Joe: 6-6.

*Full list of this week’s spreads.

Week 5

Atlanta -1.5Las Vegas
Kansas City -12L.A. Rams -7
Houston -5.5Arizona -7
N.Y. Jets

Pittsburgh -7

Baltimore -13

San Francisco -9

N.Y. Giants
Dallas -8.5

Indianapolis -1

Seattle -7

L.A. Chargers
New Orleans -8

*-Two games were taken off the board by betMGM when Joe obtained the spreads due to COVID-19 unknowns and schedule changes.


Odds from betMGM app as of Friday at 9 a.m.

“You can’t push me around like I’m Peter King over here.”

11 Responses to “Wagering With Ira”

  1. OldConfusedBiscuit Says:

    I might put all the money saved for the wife’s Christmas present on Green Bay next Sunday.

  2. tickrdr Says:

    Is anyone else able to find previous “Wagering with Ira” posts on the Internet?
    Every time I search for one, I get an ERROR 404, page not found. Interesting?


    BTW: Ira picked the Patriots vs. Chiefs minus 7, and the Chiefs won by 16 points.

  3. Joe Says:


    This year’s and the final one from last year have been restored.

    You can click on them all in the link in the left margin.

  4. Joe Says:

    BTW: Ira picked the Patriots vs. Chiefs minus 7, and the Chiefs won by 16 points.

    Sigh. Joe would just love to machine gun math teachers. Thanks for catching that. Joe swears he cannot write this column without a mistake. About to the point where Joe will try to get each one wrong that way the chances of getting them all right would be above 50 percent.

    Need to buy you a few beers doc for catching all of Joe’s mistakes in this.

  5. tickrdr Says:

    L.A. Rams -7

    Arizona -7
    N.Y. Jets

    Seattle -7

    Last week: 2 – 0 -1 Had Bucs -7 vs. Chargers = tie
    Season: 7 – 4 – 1 tie


  6. tickrdr Says:


    On the contrary, I’m the one who owes you both a few beers; for all of the EXCELLENT content on this site, which I read voraciously and DAILY ( in fact several times a day). So, THANK YOU for that.

    Now, you’re going to hate me for this, but I doubt you are 7 – 4, mainly because after four weeks at three picks a week, I suspect you should have a total of TWELVE total picks. Sister Thomas Marie (my 3rd grade teacher) would definitely take some points off for that. LOL


  7. Joe Says:

    Now, you’re going to hate me for this, but I doubt you are 7 – 4,

    LOL No, Joe saw that. Joe hates himself for not being able to mix math and typing. 🙂

    If Joe had to pass an algebra class to get a degree, he’d still be in college. 🙂

  8. tickrdr Says:

    Let me help you out.
    You got the Packers correct last week, but sorry to say your other two picks did not work out, therefore 1 – 2 for the week.
    5 – 4 plus 1 – 2 = 6 – 6 on the season.
    So we’re both trailing Ira. Good Luck this week.


  9. Joe Says:

    Thanks tickr.

    Really starting to come to the conclusion cannot read these things.

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  11. Anonymous Says:

    Methinks Joe is trying to cook the books to win that case of Big Storm suds from Ira.