Now, things are getting desperate: Peebles went 1-4 last weekend. Man, that really sucks a big one: After a bang up start to the 2009-10 NFL betting season, Peebles has choked in recent weeks, doing no better than 20% last weekend. To be fair, most players did well last weekend: the sportsbooks were lucky to break even, facing losses in a few key matchups.
In defense of Mr. Peebles, his picks weren’t your usual “low-grade”/”a third grader could do better” easy predictions. In retrospect, maybe taking the Lions to beat the spread was a dumb move, but you gotta bet money to make it, right? Also, Peebles thought more of the Giants. Drew Brees and the Super-Bowl-material Saints turned the Giants into midgets, crushing them 48-27, a result not even in the same ballpark as the 3 point spread offered by major sportsbooks. Ho-hum, here are the complete results of Peebles Picks for week 6:
Mister Peebles’ Results from Sunday October 18, 2009
Sun, Oct 18
|Houston Texas vs. Cincinnati Bengals
|Baltimore Ravens vs. Minnesota Vikings
||Loss, Ravens beat spread
|New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints
|Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
||Detroit to beat spread
|Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons
So, after this crappy round of picks, Peebles is now 15-15 for 30 games, coming in at 50% overall win percentage. Bettors, time to get your shiny silver dollars out: the proverbial coin flip is likely to do better than Peebles this weekend, but not if he can help it. It also goes without saying that Peebles has been studying up for Week 7, ready to make some hard-hitting, big money predictions that will help you smack the crap out of the sportsbooks. If you’ve been betting Peebles’ exclusively, you’re up just by a hair (assuming you bet the same amount on every game). Now, it’s time to get back to business and boost you higher.
Speaking of getting boosted, the Bengals got handed a decisive loss from the Good ‘Ole boys from Houston Texas. Picking the Bengals for the win made sense: they were coming off a 3 game win streak, and were leading their division. Despite these accolades, however, they failed to convert against the Texans, who had a solid game and were successfully able to hold off the cats from Cinci.
Now over to the Ravens/Vikings game. Peebles got this pick partly correct: he knew the Vikings would win, but unfortunately the Ravens were able to beat the 3 point spread, losing just by 2 points in the 33-31 cliffhanger contest. Favre has got to be very happy: ever since he came out of retirement for the 145th time, he’s successfully led his team to a 6-0 season, the top team in the NFC North. If you’re from Minnesota, you should be very pleased.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints are looking like prime contenders for the Super bowl, after kicking the crud out of the New York Giants. This was a stunning loss for the Giants, who were 5-0 going into the contests. Even so, they retain their position as the leading team in the NFC East. Some sports pundits are already predicting a Giants/Saints NFC championship; but let’s not get TOO far ahead of ourselves. If Drew Brees breaks his arm, the Saints would be up sh*t creek without a paddle. This probably won’t happen, though, and the thought is meant to remind people of the unpredictability of sports.
Mr. Peebles was also humbled by the Lions’ loss to the Green Bay Packers. He knew they would lose outright, but though the 14 point spread was beatable. Sadly, the Lions were not able to close the gap, and so far have only claimed victory in one game this season. To their credit, that’s a far cry from last year, which was a real shame for anyone who had season tickets up in “Car-parts” USA.
Finally, ‘da Bears and Falcons. This was Mr. Peebles’ sole win, and he knew the Falcons would be able to tamp down the burly Chicago Bears. Things were close until the 3rd quarter, when the game shifted back in the favor of Atlanta. The Falcons’ defense deserves most of the credit for this win: they held off several of the Bears’ scoring attempts, including a last ditch pass at the very end of the game that could have changed the outcome altogether. Stick with the Falcons, they’re a good team and should do well this season.
What’s on tap for Week 7?
For one, Peebles needs to make you jokers some money. So, the first thing that will happen in Week 7 is winning results for all of Peebles picks. Here’s what else is going on:
Good Luck Week 7 NFL Betting from Mr. Peebles!
- Indianapolis Colts vs. Saint Louis Rams – If you pick the Colts for the win, you’re a wimp. This game is easy money.
- New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Ditto above. If you go with New England, you’re a wimp, but at least you’ve won two games at this point.
- San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans – Should be a close game. Look for the Texans to be riding high after stopping the roaring charge of the Bengals last weekend.
- Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants – The Giants make another night game appearance, this time facing Super Bowl runner up Arizona Cardinals. This should be another great game to watch, with the Giants still licking Saints-inflicted wounds, while the Cardinals look to regroup and get their season back together.