Not a bad old haul last time out, with two of our three advices hitting the back of the net. Well, getting into the end zone. Tidy.

Week 10 of the regular season looms into view as the Super Bowl betting picture, if anything, gets fuzzier by the minute. Latest favourites – Tampa Bay Bucs and Buffalo Bills, both at 11/2.

Then it’s 13/2 LA Rams, who have added both Odell Beckham Jr and Von Miller to their ranks in recent weeks, 8/1 Arizona Cardinals, 10/1 Green Bay Packers, and 11/1 bar those mentioned.

Kansas City are out to 11/1 – who’d have thought that at the season’s start – while ‘lurkers’ at circa the 11 and 12/1 marks include the likes of Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, and the Baltimore Ravens. It you fancy one at this point, whoever it is, you’re getting super value.

Right – to this weekend’s action. Already we’ve seen Miami beat Baltimore (Thursday Night Football), but the Ravens at least still top the AFC North. Just.


Sunday, 6pm UK

New Orleans Saints @ Tennessee Titans

Injuries dominate the narrative ahead of this mouth-waterer at the Nissan Stadium. Saints’ key running back Alvin Kamara could make it, but recently-returned New Orleans’ legend Mark Ingram might have to at least share the workload.

Definitely no Jameis Winston at QB so Siemian, and the odd snap perhaps for Hill, will have to suffice.

No Derrick Henry for the Titans, a huge loss, but the club are on a fantastic run at present that cannot be ignored.

With all these woes, and uncertainty regarding the line-ups, the total is pitched pretty low at around 43.5. That’s a tempter, but I’m even more enamoured with Titans -2.5 @ 5/6. I’m hopeful they can maintain this tremendous form, and cover nicely for us.


Sunday, 6pm UK

Cleveland Browns @ New England Patriots

Gillette Stadium is our next port of call, with the Browns looking to down the Pats on the back of an emphatic win last time out against the Bengals.

For their part, New England saw off the Panthers, who this week brought former hero Cam Newton back to their roster. Cam of course had a spell under Belichick in Foxborough, too. It’s all occurin’ ….

Browns’ running back Nick Chubb is in prime nick right now, and would have been key to their chances. He’s tested positive however for Covid this week, and stands down. D’Ernest Johnson is expected to get a start in his place.

Odell Beckham Jr has left Cleveland for California – a marriage for me that was never really satisfactorily consummated – with perhaps the odd deep sigh all round. Probably for the best.

If he can rekindle his old Giants’ form for the Rams, wouldn’t that be something?

The traders have the Pats as 2.5 point favs, but I don’t agree. The Browns can take this for me, and I’m going to the money line, at 23/20, for exactly that to happen. Browns are +2.5 @ 20/23 on the spread, too, and that’s also worth an interest in my book.


Sunday, 9.25pm UK

Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers

GB’s Aaron Rodgers is scheduled to return after a Covid bout, and fellow QB Russell Wilson is hopeful his injured finger is now repaired for Seattle. Two of the very best in the game, frankly.

Green Bay are strolling the NFC North at present (7-and-2), while the Seahawks are struggling in the NFC West (3-and-5) behind the high-flying Cardinals, and Rams.

Lambeau should be rocking for this one, and though Seattle can help make it an absolute cracker, a spread showing Green Bay -3.5 @ Evens says ‘yes please’ to me.


Have a brilliant weekend of NFL action, with Betfred – all the odds, lines, and Super Bowl 56 outrights

Alan Firkins