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Prop It Like It’s Hot: NFL Prop Bets Week 6

Image courtesy of NFLfan18/Flickr.

Image courtesy of NFLfan18/Flickr.

Apologies for missing last week’s Week 5 edition of “Prop It Like It’s Hot,” but my unsuccessful picks led to my gambling bank account reaching $0.00 so there wasn’t much incentive on writing a piece. However, the bank account is now fully loaded and ready to make some money instead of crashing and burning!

Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts: Alternate Spread (Houston -2.5, +181)  If we have learned anything from the NFL this season it’s that Thursday Night Football games are about as entertaining as the Fireplace Channel. Games have been over before the first quarter has finished and based on this, I like Houston to cover the -2.5 spread. It scares me that they’re such an underdog and are going up against Andrew Luck, but I think J.J. Watt will be the difference and will lead Houston to victory.

New York Jets vs. Denver Broncos (4 Total Denver Touchdowns, +350) The Jets secondary is equivalent to a pee-wee football team, and that is not a good sign when the Jets are going up against Peyton Manning. Supposedly that guy is pretty good at football. As a result, I can see Manning having a monster game, even throwing for five or six touchdowns, but four seems more realistic.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans (100 Total Viewers, -1000) Is anyone watching this game? Like seriously? If someone gave me free tickets and a chance to play wide receiver, I don’t even think I would take it. Fortunately for Jaguars fans (if there are any), their team has a chance to win a game for the first time this season, but I’m sure they just want them to tank for the No. 1 draft pick anyway. I wish this was a real prop bet because I would have put my house, car, and bank account on this.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks (3 Dallas Turnovers, +400)  I can picture it now. The Cowboys find themselves only down seven points late in the fourth quarter and they’re driving the field. Tony Romo drops back on Seattle’s 30-yard line and throws a pick-six to Richard Sherman. Nobody wins in Seattle, and although the Seahawks have looked destructible at times this season, they’re going to make Dallas turn the ball over and throw Romo to the ground.

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