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2014 NFL Betting Against the Spread: Week 4

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Locks of the Week
Betting against the worst teams in the league playing on the road and against first- or second-year quarterbacks is traditionally smart money.

Chargers (-13) vs. Jaguars
Florida’s worst team has been outscored by a league-worst 75 points, while scoring only 44 points (third-worst) so far.

Steelers (-7.5) vs. Buccaneers
Florida’s second-worst team has been outscored by 50 points (second-worst), while scoring only 45 points (fourth-worst) so far.

Falcons (-3) at Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater makes his first career NFL start; the young buck will have to keep pace with the NFL’s No. 1 scoring team (34.3 ppg) in Atlanta.

Lions (-1.5) at Jets
Who knows which Geno Smith will show up in this one? But the J-E-T-S secondary isn’t ready for Megatron, Matt Stafford and the Lions passing attack.

Straight Up Upsets
Shaky quarterback play and a coin toss contest between bitter rivals highlight the underdog picks this week.

Raiders (+4) vs. Dolphins
Miami isn’t sure if Ryan Tannehill is still their guy at QB. Oakland is hoping Derek Carr can pull out his first career NFL victory.

Bears (+1.5) vs. Packers
Aaron Rodgers has a 10–3 record against Chicago. But if you double-check, he had a 9–1 record against Detroit before losing last week.

Sucker Bets
Stay away from these games unless you are a degenerate or a hometown homer who has to have action on absolutely all the action.

Colts (-7.5) vs. Titans
This could be easy Horseshoe money if Charlie Whitehurst starts in place of Jake Locker.

49ers (-5) vs. Eagles
These two teams (and coaches) are too good to bet against. Don’t ever bet against Jim Harbaugh or Chip Kelly.

Ravens (-3.5) vs. Panthers
Cam Newton could storm Baltimore, a team downward spiraling on and off the field.

Texans (-3) vs. Bills
EJ Manuel was so bad against San Diego last week it makes you want to bet on Ryan Fitzpatrick. But not really.

Saints (-3) at Cowboys
This Sunday night showdown is a Sean Payton homecoming. Why’d the Boys let that guy leave?

Monday Night Moolah
Monday night time is the right time to double-up or double-back on the weekend’s winnings or losings.

Patriots (-3.5) at Chiefs
Tom Brady is 4–1 all-time against Kansas City — but the Chiefs did take out his knee in the 2008 season-opener.

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