With the Chicago Bears returning to playing on Sunday, Da Windy City is returning to it’s normal weekly coverage.
Normal in the NFL and their fan-base is betting and trying to pick to teams to win against the spread. Wager Wednesday returns for Da Windy City as we highlight three games in where one is bound to make some money.
1. San Diego Chargers (-9) Against The Jacksonville Jaguars
- Vegas is going to go broke with the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. Last Sunday marked the first time this season that the money was not in the favor of the Denver Broncos. The Broncos were facing Jaguars and were a 28-point favorite. The Jaguars lost by 16 points to the Broncos but managed to cover the spread. The Jaguars now face a Chargers team this season that has been quietly impressive. An old adage states not to trust the Chargers but this game is not about trusting the Chargers. This game is about bettors trusting the Jaguars to be the team that they have been all season, and that is why Chargers are one of the top picks against the spread this season.
2. Green Bay Packers (-10) Against The Cleveland Browns
- The Browns appeared to be making a run with Brian Hoyer as their quarterback, but the team was forced to resort back to Brandon Weeden after an injury to Hoyer. Weeden and the Brown were shutout in the second half of their loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday after the team put up 17 points in the first half. Weeden and the Browns now face a Green Bay Packers team that was involved in defensive struggle against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. Between the Packers defense and Aaron Rodgers on offense, the Browns will not be able to cover the spread this Sunday. Take the Packers.
3. Kansas City Chiefs (-7) Against The Houston Texans
- Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is a candidate to be a rare mid-season firing. That illustrates how disappointing the Texans have been this season. Despite his fascination with pick sixes, the Texans are remaining with Matt Schaub as the team’s starting quarterback. The Chiefs defense is one of the best in the NFL and they will likely help with the Texans’ trend of turning the ball over. In three of their four losses this season, the Texans have lost by 20+ points. Expect a similar fate for the Texans when they play the Chiefs on Sunday.