Minty Bets & Jared Quay give their best bets for Week 17 of the NFL season.
MINTY BETS: It's week 17, the last week of the regular season. And it's time for our "Best Bets." I'm Minty Bets, here with a Jared Quay. Jared, let's get the ball rolling. What is your Best Bet this week?
JARED QUAY: Oh, man. So week 17's a tough week to bet, because you just don't know. So much random happens, so I'm sticking with what I do know, and that's a home favorite team for me. You're not supposed to bet for your favorite team, but I don't care. I know this one is going to hit. I like the Ravens, minus 12 against the Bengals.
Ravens have to win this game to get into the playoffs. So they're going to be playing full force. That, plus the fact the Bengals really aren't that good. Yes, they did win their last two games. They beat a stellar team, which you know I said a little overrated, and they beat the Texans in a nail-biter. Now let's be honest, the Texans aren't that great of a team, especially without any of their receivers.
I think that Brandon Allen's prime to throw some interceptions against this Ravens secondary. It's one of the tough secondaries in the game. And if they don't fumble, because obviously Marlon Humphrey is one of the best at punching the ball out. You add that with the fact that the Bengals are one of the worst teams against the run, and the Ravens are playing the best football of the season right now as far as they're running the ball. I just think this isn't going to be close at all. 12 points isn't enough. I think they can win by 14 to 17.
MINTY BETS: Of course, you do. All right, Jared. Well, my Best Bet is going to be on our favorite team, the Cowboys and the Giants. I'm going over with this bet. The Cowboys in the last three games are averaging about 36 points per game, the Giants are giving up about 24 points per game in their last three. I know the Giants have been under machines this season, but the Cowboys have hit the over in five of their last six. And in this match-up, they've hit the over four straight times. So I think the over is a great bet here, at a total set at a very low 44 and 1/2.
JARED QUAY: I love that pick. I think the way Andy Dalton's figuring out how to throw that ball deep, and they got some talent in their receiver. That, plus the fact that ever since I stopped betting on the Cowboys, they've been finding a way to win.
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