Wagering With Ira

September 17th, 2022


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

Point spreads courtesy of Joe’s good friends at BetMGM. You may follow various point spreads courtesy of VegasInsider.com.


at Denver -10

Denver rebounds from a miserable loss to Seattle as Russell Wilson returns to form.

Indianapolis +3.5
at Jacksonville

Indy has a knack for playing down to the competition while Jacksonville is on the right track.

at Las Vegas -5.5

It looks like a long year in the desert for Kyler Murray. Derek Carr will put up big numbers at home.


at 49ers -9

Usually, you stay away from a team traveling after a Monday night game. But Trey Lance is rotten to the core. 49ers may win but they won’t cover.  

Cincinnati -7.5
at Dallas

Bengals blew a win over the Steelers last week. This week, they won’t get off to such a poor start.

Buffalo -10

The well-rested Bills will roll. After the game, Ryan Tannehill will ask his wife if she can return to modeling to support the family.    

Bob The Bookie (Joe’s old college buddy)

at New York Giants -2
Panthers defense comes back with a smothering “W.” Giants run game isn’t Cleveland’s.
Cincinnati -7.5
at Dallas
The Dallas meltdown continues without their quarterback.
at Denver -10

Too many points for Denver to spot while they figure out their offense. Davis Mills is underrated.

2022 Season Record: Ira 1-2; Joe 0-3; Bob The Bookie, 2-1.

**Full list of this weekend’s spreads minus the Buccaneers game. Joe and Ira make their Bucs picks on the Ira Kaufman Podcast. 

at Baltimore -3.5

New York Jets
at Cleveland -6.5

at Detroit -1.5

Indianapolis -3.5
at Jacksonville

at New York Giants -2

New England -2.5
at Pittsburgh

at Los Angeles Rams -10

at San Francisco -9

Cincinnati -7.5
at Dallas

at Denver -10

at Las Vegas -5.5

at Green Bay -10

at Buffalo -10

at Philadelphia -2

*Odds from BetMGM as of noon Friday.

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


4 Responses to “Wagering With Ira”

  1. D Says:

    Detroit -1.5 over Washington.
    This well balanced Lions squad has the look of an underrated team in the early stages of a decent season.

    Minnesota +2 over Philly.
    Cousins to Jefferson is a lethal connection and the defense isn’t too shabby, having stymied the all mighty Packers the previous week.

    Buffalo -10 over Tennessee.
    There probably won’t be too many teams that come within 10 points of this dangerous Bills team, especially after the return of Tredavious White.

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    I’m retiring after 3-0 last week.

  3. Buddha Says:

    2-3 last week
    Jets +6.5
    Dallas +7.5

    Jets Under 39.5 total points

  4. FortMyersDave Says:

    Last week 1-1-1

    Cincy (-7.5) over Dallas, a lot of points to cover but I suspect Cincy will noiot have 5 turnovers like it did last week and will put up 30+ while I doubt if Dallas can get to 20.

    Buffalo (-10) against the Titans; I think Buffalo will boatrace TN, like Dallas, I think TN will have trouble finding points.

    Carolina (+2) against the Giants. I simply do not believe the Giants can win 2 in a row. Panthers shutdown Barkley ad Baker M does just enough to win a low scoring game.