Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.
Here are our best bets for Sunday, Oct. 2:
The play: NFL teaser, Titans +9.5 over Colts and Chargers +0.5 over Texans
The odds/bet: -120 ($36 to win $30)
The book: Caesars Sportsbook
Time/TV: Both games at 1 p.m. (Check local TV listings)
Our take: We always look for the best value on Sundays, and in this case it’s a teaser, which is similar to a parlay, but you get six points on both legs. You must win both legs – like a parlay – and you must pay more juice to get such an advantage.
Here, we love Tennessee, especially with the fact they have covered four of the past five games in the series and past three at Indianapolis. Ryan Tannehill has played fairly well against the Colts, and could even be a nice, sneaky DFS play if you do such a thing.
Meanwhile, the Chargers are banged up, but following a game in which they were waxed by Jacksonville at home, one has to figure they will be ultra-focused to beat the lowly Texans.
NFL PLAYER PROP
The play: NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence to throw at least one interception at Philadelphia Eagles
The odds/bet: -172 ($17.20 to win $10)
The book: FanDuel
Time/TV: 1 p.m. (No local TV)
Our take: Want to find an NFL player who has been playing way over his head and is due for a major letdown? Look no further.
Lawrence has thrown just one interception all season – in Week 1 against the Commanders – and the Eagles have to be licking their chops, as they are tied for sixth in the NFL with four interceptions so far this season. They also are sixth against the pass, which means the Jags as a whole could be in for a tough day.
Last season, Lawrence was picked off 17 times, and we think he’ll be close to that once again. To get back on the Pick Train, he’ll be looking for someone to throw to from the other team on Sunday. (Well, of course we’re joking. Sort of.)
HOW WE’VE FARED
NCAA football: Western Kentucky -5 over Troy (LOST $33)
English soccer: Crystal Palace to score more than 0.5 goals vs. Chelsea (WON $10)
Saturday’s profit/loss: -$23 (1-1)
Total for the week: +$45.50 (7-4)
Total for October: -$23 (1-1)
Total for 2022: -$223.70 (248-281)
NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)
Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, a $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).