Donald Trump Is A Gambler, Here’s Why

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Is Donald Trump tipping his hand about who he has a future on?

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If there’s one thing we can agree on, serving McDonald’s at the reception of the National Champion Clemson Tigers is a bizarre move that really sends off a weird vibe. But what if it is a carefully calculated move to entice a current NFL coach into winning the Super Bowl.

Now Andy Reid has been atrocious in the playoffs for the past 6 or so years, but he flipped the script this year faster than a McDouble in the microwave. Was Donald Trump’s McDonald’s buffet a bat signal to Andy Reid that there was a goal at the end of the tunnel. Not a trophy, plaque, or parade, but an all-you-can-eat Big Mac spread that would bring any red-blooded American (or college kid) to their knees.

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Were those sweet 5/2 preseason odds too much to pass up for the McDonald’s Don? I think so. If Trump’s campaign showed us anything it’s that he knows the pulse of middle America. Andy Reid is middle America personified. A gut that is the result of sitting in an office chair for 10 hours a day, a closet full of Tommy Bahama shirts for the yearly trip to Orlando, and a utility belt for all those car problems that he assures his wife he can fix.

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Donny thought he was slick presenting the Dollar Menu spread to those college kids in order to set off the fast food alarm in Andy Reid’s head. But I’m on to him.

 

P.S.

Jackson Carman roasted POTUS like a Christmas ham.

The Run, Pass, Option. Wild Card Picks

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The Run, Pass, Option. is your weekly NFL betting guide. Take these bets and everything your bookie has.

Run with these teams

Chicago -6

The red-hot Bears defense will be the only team to shut down Nick Foles. Even though he has been great, and is a Super Bowl MVP the Bears will be able to put the clamps on him. I like the Bears playmakers against the Eagles D. Pick the Bears -6

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Dallas -1.5

This is the year that the Cowboys win a playoff game. They have added the pieces to beat good competition, and their defense is the key. The linebacking duo of Smith and Vander Esch will be able to stop the Seahawks running game, which they lean on heavily. The Seahawks O-Line is far more banged up than the Cowboys, and that will be the key to a Dallas W. Pick the Cowboys -1.5

 

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Houston -1.5

Andrew Luck and the Colts have lit it up against the Texans this year, and T.Y. Hilton has repeatedly torched these division rivals. While Houston has been one of the best teams in football all year, the Colts have played just as well. Indy’s Offensive Line will be the key to victory and Darius Leonard leading the defense will be able to shut down the run. Pick the Colts +1.5

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Baltimore -3

Nobody is giving the Chargers a chance to win this game a week after they lost to the Ravens. A team as good as the Chargers will be able to change their gameplan enough to win this game. The loss came from a couple of fluke interceptions and the Baltimore offense breaking big runs. If those interceptions don’t happen, the Ravens don’t win. Pick the Chargers +3

 

The Last Option

Sea/Dal Under 43.5

Two running teams and two good defenses? This is the recipe for a low scoring game that will be decided on a fluke play or long field goal. I like the Cowboys winning 17-14 in a very boring game. Take the Under 43.5

The Run, Pass, Option. Week 15 Picks.

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Chicago

The Chicago Bears may just be the best team in football even when their quarterback gives the ball away like condoms in a college dorm. The Packers somehow pulled out the victory last time by a single point, but they don’t stand a chance. The Bears are not going to let their biggest rival beat them another time and Nagy will want to get the offense back on track against an in-conference rival. Take Chicago -6

Tennessee

The Tennessee Titans an underdog by 2 points is a vast oversight, even on the road, and they will beat a Giants team which is completely one dimensional by a million. Derrick Henry won’t have as big of a week as he did last week, which isn’t that hard to say. The Giants looked really good last week but water will find its level now. Tennessee -2

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Kansas City

The Chiefs are running into a buzzsaw this week in the Chargers. We saw last week how a good defense can keep the Chiefs in check, and the Chargers have a much better offense than the Ravens do. The Chiefs are favored by 2.5, but I think the Chargers will take them down a peg this week. Take the Chargers +2.5

Los Angeles Rams

Somehow the Rams are favored by 11.5. This is just way too many points for a team playing Super Bowl Champion Nick Foles. The Eagles have not played well this year, but they will cover this huge spread after barely losing a very important game to the Cowboys. Take Philadelphia +11.5

The Last Option

Under 39.5 for DET/BUF

38 degrees and raining in Buffalo this weekend between two terrible teams? Ill take the under now and twice on Sundays. The Lions put up 17 points against the worst team in football Arizona Cardinals, and the Bills are more or less just running QB draws with Josh Allen. There is a very good chance there is only one touchdown this week. Under 39.5

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The Run, Pass, Option. Week 14 Picks.

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Jaguars +5.5

This is just one of those games where there is absolutely no scoring, the kickers and punters are busy, and the defense is holding every play to under 4 yards. This classic AFC south matchup has yielded some of the lowest scoring games in recent memory, and this is sure to be another one. I’ll take the Jaguars playing for pride and covering this 5.5-point spread, losing in a game with a single touchdown scored. Jaguars +5.5

Falcons +5.5

I’m not entirely sure what to say about either the Packers or Falcons at this point of the season, but the one sure thing is that the turmoil going on in Lambeau will not translate to a blowout win. Aaron Rodgers playing in his first game without Mike McCarthy might make for some sideline and analyst fireworks, but Joe Philbin is most certainly not the man to lead the Packers. The Falcons start playing good football again this week and cover this spread. Falcons +5.5

Pass On These Teams

Cowboys -3.5

The Cowboys are playing excellent football at this point in the season, but the Eagles only lost to them by a touchdown a few weeks ago and they most certainly will not lose this time. Golden Tate made an appearance right on time this week and he seems poised to be a consistent contributor for the rest of the season. The Eagles are going to cover, if not win this game outright. Eagles +3.5

Cardinals +3

It’s hard to say pass on a team that just soundly beat the Packers in Lambeau (which we called last week), but they are just about done for the season. That was their best game and they will most certainly lose by more than 3 against the most puzzling team in the league, the Lions. They have played up and down to competition all year, but this is the week they right the ship and beat the Cards on the road. Lions -3

The Last Option

Over 45.5 for SEA/MIN

Both the Vikings and Seahawks have shown that they can score points this season. The Vikings, after being embarrassed by the Patriots, will most certainly want to run up the score on the Seahawks to maintain their season trajectory and make the playoffs. The Seahawks have been sneakily one of the toughest beats in the league, in large part due to the grinding running game and excellent play of Russell Wilson. 45.5 will be easily covered. Take the Over 45.5

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The Run, Pass, Option. Week 13 Picks

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New Orleans -7 over the Dallas Cowboys

Everything the Cowboys do, the Saints do better. Ezekiel Elliot is the engine that drags the rest of the Cowboys to wins. Other than that Thanksgiving win with Amari Cooper having a game for the ages, the passing game has not been the Cowboys strength. The New Orleans rush defense is the best in the NFL, and good enough to shut down a battered Cowboys offensive line. Forcing Dak to throw the ball to keep up with the Saints great offense does not bode well for the Boys. Saints -7, expect them to win by two touchdowns.

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Indianapolis -4 over the Jacksonville Jaguars

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the Jaguars have not been playing up to expectations this year, especially since winning the week 2 Super Bowl over the Patriots. It also doesn’t take a genius to figure out the Colts are one of the hottest teams in football. The Colts offensive line play has been superb, and they are allowing Andrew Luck to play almost uninhibited. The Colts pass protection is better than the Jaguars pass rush, expect the Colts to win handily Colts -4.

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Green Bay -14 over the Arizona Cardinals

These are not the Packers of 7 years ago. There have been key injuries to the Packers offensive line, secondary, and receiving core. This is not a good sign to beat the Cardinals by 14 points. With Patrick Peterson locking up Davante Adams all night, and a hobbled Jimmy Graham the Packers rushing game will have to play better than they have all year. Chandler Jones rushing against either an injured David Bakhtiari or whoever is filling in means Aaron Rodgers won’t have any time to throw the ball. I think the Packers will win, but the Cardinals will cover, Cardinals +14.

Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5 over the LA Chargers

The Chargers are shaping up to be one of the toughest teams to beat in the AFC, the return of Joey Bosa coupled with the improved play of Phillip Rivers and the emergence of Mike Williams as a legitimate threat make them a formidable opponent. The Steelers just lost to the Denver Broncos even with Big Ben playing a decent game(save for a game losing goal-line interception) and it seems their offense has been figured out. Take away the big plays from Antonio Brown and limit James Conner’s production out of the backfield, and the rest of the Steelers offense isn’t capable enough to go out and beat a good team. Expect the Chargers to take out the reeling Steelers at home. Chargers +3.5

The Last Option

Under 48 for Baltimore at Atlanta

Lamar Jackson, while effective enough to move the football, is prone to throwing interceptions and leaving points on the field. The Falcons have only been converting on 50% of their red zone chances in their last 3 games. Expect a lot of field goals and fans angry that their team can’t convert in the red zone.  Under 48 for Bal@Atl

The Run, Pass, Option. Week 11 Picks.

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Titans at Colts (-2)

The Titans are playing like a team possessed, a road dog just a week after shutting down the Patriots at home. The Colts are also playing great behind very good line play, but the Titans are possibly the best defense they’ve played in the last 5 weeks. The Titans have the number 1 scoring defense, along with the allowing just under 100 rushing yards per game and the number 6 pass defense (228.2 ypg). This is the best defense the Colts have played since their week 4 loss to the Texans. Expect this to be a low scoring affair, and the Titans to win outright. Pick= Titans (+2)

Cowboys at Falcons(-3.5)

Dallas has a new lease on life with the addition of Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliot imposing his will against the Eagles. The Falcons defense is bottom third of the league in scoring, passing ypg, and rushing ypg. The Falcons running and passing game out of the backfield, which has been their bread and butter, will be neutralized by the outstanding linebackers of the Cowboys. Expect the Cowboys to cover this spread in a close scoring game. Pick=Cowboys(+3.5)

 

Pass on these teams:

The Jaguars

The Jagwires are done and finished. This week they are running not only into the buzzsaw that is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense, but also the Big Ben revenge game from last year’s playoffs. The Steeler’s Defense got back to their roots against the Panthers last week in pressuring Cam Newton and throwing him out of rhythm. The Jaguars Offense isn’t even close to how good the Panthers is, especially how dynamic of a player Cam Newton is compared to Blake Bortles. The Jaguars are going to get worked over like Sonny Liston in 1965 by the Steelers, and you can safely place them into the “pretender” column. The Steelers are at (-5.5), take this confidently. Pick= Steelers -5.5

The Lions

Somehow the High School substitute science teacher that is Matt Patricia has won some big games in his first year in Detroit. And don’t get me wrong, I like the Lions as much as the next guy who likes watching mediocre November football. But, the Lions have no chance of stopping the Panther’s Offense. Cam will be sure to drive the ball down the field and score, following that abysmal showing against the Steelers. Expect Cam, McCaffrey, and Curtis Samuel to run it up on the Lions to get back on track. The Panthers will cover their (-4) spread comfortably this week. Pick=Panthers -4

 

The Last Option:

The Vikings and Bears over/under is currently at 45. Now both of these teams have heralded defenses, and most people expect a low scoring affair. But, hammer this over this will be a fast-paced game. Both teams have found a dynamic passing attack, and both have had success on the ground. Do not expect either of these teams to be held below 17 points. This is the surprise high scoring game of the week. Pick=Over 45