Thursday Night Football Picks
19th Ranked Louisville Vs Cincinnati
This one should be a close game and in close games I always like to side with the best quarterback. Teddy Bridgewater is going to be one of the top NFL draft picks next year and this will be one of his last chances to show off his passing skills before the draft.
While Louisvilles chances at a BCS bowl game are all but gone I do believe they will show up for this one as it is a classic rivalry game and with Louisville moving to the ACC next year, it will be the last time the Victory Bell will be awarded for the foreseeable future.
Teddy Bridgewarter has been out of the Heisman race for a while but has still put up stellar numbers completing 71% of his passes en route to 25 touchdowns.
Cincinnati is no slouch on offence either, they actually lead the converence in total offence at 487 yards per game. Brendon Kay is a strong quarterback however interceptions have been an issue from time to time.
The major difference is going to be Bridgewaters accuracy and the Cardinals defense ranked 1st allowing only 242.5 yards per game and an average of only 11.4 points per game.
Look for a close game here with one or two key turnovers making the difference.
I am taking Louisville to cover the -3 points for 3 units.
Prediction Louisville 31 Cincinnati 24.
NFL Jags vs Texans.
With bowl season upon us this game should earn honors as the proverbial “Toilet Bowl”. These two teams are battling for last place in the NFL and the first pick in next years draft. With this being the key, all be it hidden, focus of tonights game, I expect this to be a primetime matchup to forget.
The Texans are clearly the better team, however, on the road, and with next years 1st round draft pick on the line, and a clear focus on a rebuilding year from now on out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Texans go up early only to have a few untimely turnovers late in the game only to lose by a field goal…
My gut tells me this is going to be one of those strange games that will likely have some weird plays in it.
In that kind of matchup its always best to go with the home team who needs to impress the fans and keep season seat holders happy.
I am taking the points and the Jags +3 and also the under 43.
1 unit on each play.
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