Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 14 (December 6th) (Full Segment at Bottom of Page)
Colin's 2019 Blazin' 5 Record Through 13 Weeks: 32-31-2 (Last week 1-4)
Ravens at Bills (SPREAD: BAL -6)
"I LOVE Baltimore -6. I don't care if this game is in Buffalo, Lamar Jackson has 14 touchdowns and 3 picks on the road this year; he's been a GREAT road QB. Baltimore is a great 'early' team and has a 151-79 edge on opponents in the first half. What does that mean? It means Josh Allen is going to be playing from behind. He's still young and in terms of accuracy, he's still hit and miss. Buffalo is coming off their biggest win of the DECADE last week against Dallas and they're a young team who will pull back. Baltimore won last week against San Francisco but they don't think they played particularly well. They're still fighting for that number one seed and I like the Ravens to win comfortably, 30-20."
Colin's Pick: Ravens (-6)
Bengals at Browns (SPREAD: CLE -7.5)
"I'll take the Browns -7.5. Freddie Kitchens gets exposed when he faces a Pete Carroll, Sean McVay, Bill Belichick, or a Mike Tomlin, but this week he faces Zac Taylor and there is no big coaching advantage. However, there is a HUGE personnel advantage. Cleveland has a very good defensive front with or without Myles Garrett. The Bengals have a BAD offensive line, and the Browns defense is top 5 or top 6 in a lot of categories. Kitchens and his staff are coaching for their lives; Cincinnati's is in tact. Baker Mayfield has played the Bengals well in the past and I'll take the Browns to win 32-23 and COVER."
Colin's Pick: Browns (-7.5)
Broncos at Texans (SPREAD: HOU -8.5)
"I LOVE this pick, I'll take Denver +8.5. The Texans, like the Bills, are coming off one of their biggest wins of the decade and people are freaking out saying the Texans are AMAZING. No they're NOT, they're an average team that have a ridiculous wide receiving corps and a brilliant young quarterback who makes plays. The Texans look like they're playing flag football half of the time. Do you trust Houston? I trust Vic Fangio and Denver. After a lousy 0-4 start, they're 4-4 and are a tough out. Fangio could be coaching for his job. Denver's defense is ranked number one in the red zone, they're the number five ranked passing defense, and they force you into FIELD GOALS instead of touchdowns, and that's why I like the points here. Drew Lock had a good first start and looks pretty fun. Broncos COVER, I'll take the points, and Houston wins 27-23."
Colin's Pick: Broncos (+8.5)
Chiefs at Patriots (SPREAD: NE -3.5)
"People always love New England because of what they see in their rear-view mirror but I'm going to take Kansas City and the points. The Chiefs and Andy Reid have won 2 of 3 against New England in the regular season and have been money; scoring 41 points a game in those contests. On the road Kansas City is 4-1 this year. New England is a limited offense that cannot win a shootout; they have to win low scoring games like their win versus Dallas. As Lamar Jackson is exciting us, and as Jimmy Garoppolo is so handsome, and blah, blah, blah; HAS ANYONE LOOKED AT MAHOMES' STATS THIS YEAR?? He's got a 108 passer rating, 65% completions, and a 20/2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Kansas City is not a pop-gun offense and this isn't going to be a 17-10 game. Kansas City is going to WIN this game. Take the points, Chiefs 28, Patriots 23."
Colin's Pick: Chiefs (+3.5)
Steelers at Cardinals (SPREAD: PIT -2.5)
“You're going to think I'm nuts on this one but I'm going to take Arizona +2.5. I'm always concerned about NFL teams that are involved in hugely emotional games and Pittsburgh was just in a wildly emotional game in Cleveland and will pull back. I don't love Mike Tomlin as a road favorite out West. Since Week 8 Pittsburgh can't score; they're 24th, 25th, or 26th in every offensive stat that matters. They're on a third quarterback and since Week 8 are averaging 18 points a game. Every week the NFL has a game you have to throw away, and just throw away that Rams-Cardinals game last week. Kyler Murray is giving you 65% completions as a rookie, 95 passer rating, and he's a very good quarterback who just had an awful game. Pittsburgh has a nice defense but offers NOTHING offensively. I'm going with the UPSET, Cardinals 24, Steelers 20."
Colin's Pick: Cardinals (+2.5)
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