Take Aaron Judge to hit the no. 61 Tonight | Vikings, Jaguars are leading football Friday picks

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gettyimages 1425690450 Take Aaron Judge to hit the no. 61 Tonight | Vikings, Jaguars are leading football Friday picks

Week 3 of the NFL season is one of the most important weeks of the season, even if it doesn’t play out that way. As we enter the weekend, 11 teams in the league are either 2-0 or 0-2, meaning seasons could be decided this week.

I’m serious! I know there are 14 games left after this week, but we already know that teams that start 0-2 often miss the playoffs. Teams that start 0-3 are practically dead in the water. So there are five fan clubs hanging over that guillotine’s head this weekend. I mean, can you imagine? You spend the entire vacation until the start of the new season. Convince yourself that this is the year, and then it’s been three weeks?

On the flip side of that coin, while it’s not guaranteed, with so many playoff spots in the NFL now, it’s hard to miss the playoffs if you start 3-0. As long as you avoid catastrophic injuries or an epic collapse, you’re in good shape for at least a wild-card berth. So six teams could make it this weekend.

So, like I said, it’s a big week in the NFL. Unless your team is 1-1, it’s still a week away, but you need to win to be safe.

Now let’s start this football Friday with baseball betting!

All times Eastern, and all odds by Caesars Sportsbook


Hot ticket

Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. | TV: Apple TV+

  • Main trend: Aaron Judge hits tinkers often
  • Pick: Aaron Judge to hit a manpower (+265)

While I think it would be cool for Aaron Judge to hit 60 home runs and stay away from tying Roger Morris’ 61 dingers in a single season, the focus is a bit too much. He is trying to create a record in the team. Not an MLB record. That record has been broken many times. Like it or not, in 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs. In 1998, Mark McGwire hit 70 and Sammy Sosa hit 66. The next season, McGwire hit 65 and Sosa hit 63. Sosa hit 64 in 2001.

Maurice’s one-time record of 61 home runs in a season now ranks seventh all-time. When Aaron Judge goes deep again, he ranks seventh all-time. However, the coverage it receives is similar to Judge setting the all-time mark, if only because he’s a Yankee. Had Aaron Judge played for the Oakland Athletics, his 60 home runs would have been discussed, but not nearly as much attention.

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All of this shows the power of annoying Yankees fans like this newsletter’s editor. So, I’ll bet the judge this evening for a few reasons. I like tonight’s matchup against Red Sox starter Rich Hill. I like Judge’s matchup against almost every pitcher in the league because he’s a giant who hits the ball far. The second reason is that if Judge hits the “historic” dinger tonight, it will annoy many Yankees fans. Tonight’s game is on Apple TV+, a streaming service not for everyone. Also, because baseball fans are generally stuck in 1955 (I’m a baseball fan, I throw myself in this pile), they hate anything new like baseball on streaming services or broadcasts that don’t feature in their home booth. So people love to complain about Apple TV+’s MLB broadcasts. I think they are good. The picture is amazing.

Anyway, Aaron Judge no. 61 An announcer crew that doesn’t have many Yankees fans on a service that isn’t theirs and it annoys the living hell out of them, I want that to happen. I want to make money while I do it.

So join me in rooting for “history” tonight. Go, Aaron Judge, go!

Here’s what SportsLine had to say about the game: If you’re looking for a traditional bet on this one, SportsLine’s John Bollman believes the side offers good value overall.,


Examinations

College football

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Maryland no. 4 Michigan, Saturday, 12 p.m. | TV: Fox
Pick: Michigan -17 (-110) —
There’s an easy way to approach the race Maryland, which is off to a 3-0 start and has outscored opponents 121-58. When Maryland plays a team it needs to beat, it beats that team often. It will stop them if given the chance. However, when Maryland plays a better team, it gets destroyed. The Terps went 0-5 and were outscored 247-84 in five games against Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan last season. Michigan beat Maryland 59-18.

In fact, Michigan has won the last six meetings by a combined score of 261-59. That’s an average of 33.7 points per game. While the Wolverines haven’t been tested yet, I don’t think Maryland will provide much of a test. Quarterback Daulia Tagovailova still takes more chances with the ball, and he gets away with them against average defenses. Michigan’s defense is not average. That would put pressure on him, he’d panic, and he’d throw it to the Wolverines. I have seen many times that this week will be different.

Duke at Kansas, Saturday, 12 p.m TV: FS1
Pick: Kansas -7 (-110) —
I’m not giving up on my Jayhawks. They’re not a lock as I have high hopes for Michigan against Maryland, but the market still undervalues ​​the Jayhawks. It’s certainly been corrected following road wins against West Virginia and Houston, but that’s overestimating Duke a little here.

Like Kansas, Duke is off to an impressive 3-0 start. The main difference is that Kansas has had tough road wins. In contrast, Duke has played two of the nation’s worst FBS teams (Temple and Northwestern) and an FCS opponent in North Carolina A&T. The Blue Devils defense has never seen a Kansas offense like this. I don’t think the Blue Devils have the talent to slow down a truly elite Kansas offense. Let’s ride this wave of jayhawks until we hit the rocky shore.

No. 10 Arkansas vs. No. 23 at Texas A&M, Saturday, 7 p.m. | TV: ESPN
Pick: Arkansas +2 (-110) —
Yeah, I wouldn’t bet on the Aggies anytime soon. Crime is … well … hurtful. As I wrote last week, in Texas A&M’s game against Miami (and easily cashed in), many would note that if it weren’t for Iowa’s ridiculously bad offense, A&M wouldn’t have been much better. The Aggies rank 105th nationally in points per drive (1.72), 104th in winning percentage (37.3%) and 85th in EPA/play (-0.03). Coach Jimbo Fisher doesn’t know how to coordinate an offense. His offense is too complex for college, where players are only allowed so much time to “study.” There’s a reason many college offenses are simplified, but Fisher refuses to simplify his offense or cede the power to someone else. You see the result.

Know who commits a simple crime? Arkansas! Now, Arkansas’ pass defense is questionable, but that’s partly by design (it has a lot of curves, but don’t break). I don’t care against Texas A&M, which can’t pass efficiently against anyone. I take the points, but if you want to take Arkansas directly, I won’t talk to you.

NFL

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Lions at Vikings, Sunday, 1 p.m. | TV: Fox
Pick: Vikings -6 (-110) —
Although I’ve been impressed with the Lions through the first two weeks of the season, I grade them on the Detroit Lions curve. You know, like you say when a baby “walks” after taking the first few steps before falling on its butt. If you do, no one will tell you that you’re walking. They will say you fell down. I think the lions are more likely to go down this week. They hung with Philadelphia and beat Washington last week, but both games were at home. They’re on track to face a division rival that was killed off by the same Eagles team that hung with the Lions this week.

I think a 24-7 loss slightly undervalues ​​the Vikings here. That game was on the road. In Week 1 against Green Bay, the Vikings dominated and won 23-7. Here, in a friendly environment and away from those prime-time lights that caused Kirk Cousins ​​to shrink, I expect Minnesota to do much better and keep the Lions at bay.

Jaguars at Chargers, Sunday, 4:05 p.m. | TV: CBS
Pick: Jaguars +7 (-110) —
What I am proposing here is that jaguars are not shacks. I wasn’t ready to stress it, but my interest was piqued. The team acquired some interesting pieces in the offseason to shore up the floor, but what stood out was that Trevor Lawrence could turn the corner. After looking like most freshman quarterbacks last season, Lawrence looks more comfortable in the Jacksonville offense through two games. He tore the Colts apart last week, completing 25 of 30 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns. All we need is for Lawrence and the Jaguars to hang on by one touchdown, while expecting to ask a lot each week.

Yes, it’s a road game, but it’s Sophie Stadium. A place where the Chargers and Rams often have to use silent counts, because opposing fans make a lot of noise. Also, we don’t know how healthy Justin Herbert is. He was injured late in the Chargers’ loss to Kansas City last Thursday and has been limited in practice this week. He’s going to start the game, but will he finish it? And will he be 100%? So many unanswered questions about an important player that they have to rely on the team they’re playing for and cover the entire touchdown, right? I certainly think so.

Sportsline Pick of the Day: SportsLine’s resident prop guru Alex Selesnick lists all of his favorite NFL player prop bets for Week 3.,


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