Week 4 is upon us in the NFL, and it is time to discuss some value plays that the bookmakers are offering. Here are a few decent shots at huge odds that I will be taking.
The Colts are underachieving and the offensive line is going to have to play much better to become a legitimate threat. Gore is going to have to get more touches in order to open things up for their stifled receivers. Despite the slow start they should be able to win the division and lock in a playoff spot.
Remember the other 3 quarterbacks in their division are Blake Bortles (Jax), Ryan Mallet (Hou), and rookie Marcus Mariota (Tenn). 25-1 is too good of a price for an Andrew Luck led team.
Pittsburgh – 33/1
Vick should be able to keep this team above .500 while Big Ben recovers from his injury. The injury opens the door for the Bengals to win the division, but I am not confident Andy Dalton will separate them enough. The Steelers boast an underrated defense, and arguably the top two players at their positions in LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown.
Well coached, veteran teams with a running game are the traits needed to win on the road in the playoffs. 33-1 for a perennial contender with top flight players at the core positions seems to good to pass up.
Ravens – 75/1
Yes, I know they are 0-3 and could be 0-4 after week 4, but I like to bet on established franchises. The Ravens always have a solid defense and their remaining schedule is pretty easy.
Joe Flacco has won it before and is still becoming comfortable with new Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman. I think this division is far from decided and Baltimore will be vying for a wildcard spot at seasons end.