An uptick. Improvement. It is what we needed, and got. After a poor two-week start to our 32nd season of NFL predictions in the Miami Herald, we bounced back with a solid Week 3 at 10-6 overall and 8-8 against the spread. We nailed our Upset of the Week with Dolphins beating Bills (“Aawwk!”) and had three other smaller outright upsets with wins by the Titans, Panthers and Cowboys. Four in one week! Also had Colts with points over Chiefs. Going .500 ATS is almost cause for a parade in a season that has had a record 18 games decided by three points or fewer through three weeks, with 10 more (!) betting lines at 3-or-smaller in Week 4. We’re claiming double-mo (mojo, momentum), so let’s keep it going.
Week 3: 10-6, .625 overall; 8-8, .500 vs. spread.
Season: 24-23-1, .511 overall; 21-27, .438 vs. spread.
Final 2021: 172-99-1, .635 overall; 140-130-2, .519 vs. spread.
Final 2020: 166-89-1, .651 overall; 130-120-6, .520 vs. spread.
GREG COTE’S NFL WEEK 4 PICKS
GAME OF THE WEEK
CHIEFS (2-1) at BUCCANEERS (2-1)