Each week Mike Angelina will share his picks on the Eagles, a game against the spread in both NFL and NCAA, a Suicide Pool Pick, a 3-team tease, as well as a fantasy player to make sure you start. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeAngelina
NFL Against the Spread Pick: I can’t figure out why this line is so low. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the absolute worst teams in football. The Bengals, while not elite, are a very good team on the other end of the spectrum. The AFC North is nuts and loaded, so the Bengals know they need every game, including this one. I just don’t envision a scenario in which the Bengals lose and I do think they will do so convincingly,
Pick: Bengals -3.5
NCAA Against the Spread Pick: For college football, teams are eying the bowl season that is just around the corner. With that, it means teams are jockeying for their best year-end position. With that, comes the need for style points. Louisville will be going bowling this season and have an easy game this week against Kentucky. Style points will be a priority in this game, and I think Louisville can handle winning by multiple touchdowns.
Pick: Louisville -13
Suicide Pool Pick: Like mentioned above, I see no way the Bengals lose.
NFL Three-Team Tease:
- Titans +17
- Steelers/Saints Under 64
- Colts +.5
Fantasy/Fan Duel Star of the Week: The Saints’ defense has been struggling of late. They are not creating the turnovers and opportunities off defense the way they were last season. They are also struggling to prevent teams from moving the ball down the field on them. You may have a few options to start at QB with guys like Andrew Luck and Eli Manning having soft matchups, but I think Ben Roethlisberger is the reliable option with upside.
Start him: Ben Roethlisberger
Picks Record last week: 2-3; Season: 27-27-1