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Beat the Spread Week 13: The Browns Were the Smartest Move?

And everyone who picked saw it coming except for me

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

BTS Week 12

Week 12 Favorite Underdog Feslen Pete Mark Sixtus
Week 12 Favorite Underdog Feslen Pete Mark Sixtus
CHI -3 Chicago Bears Detroit Lions
DAL-7 Dallas Cowboys Washington Redskins
NO -13 New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons
JAX -3 Jacksonville Jaguars Buffalo Bills
CIN -3 Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns 18 18
NE -9.5 New England Patriots New York Jets -4.5
PHI -6 Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants 3
TB -3.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers San Francisco 49ers -14.5
CAR -3.5 Carolina Panthers Seattle Seahawks
BAL -10.5 Baltimore Ravens Oakland Raiders
LAC -12.5 Los Angeles Chargers Arizona Cardinals -22.5
PIT -3 Pittsburgh Steelers Denver Broncos
IND -7.5 Indianapolis Colts Miami Dolphins 4.5
MIN -3.5 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers -3.5 -3.5
Total Week 12 17.5 -9 -13.5 0

Week 13 High Level Overview

•6 games netted positive amounts (vs. 7 in Week 4)
•8 games netted negative amounts (vs. 4 in Week 4)
•Biggest variances: Cardinals -22.5; Browns +18

Current Totals

1.Feslen 5.5 (He picked the Browns and as such, got a big upswing
2.Mark -59 (ignoring the fact that I was reeeeally wrong on the 49ers and Packers…I did well)
3.Pete: -65 (All good things must come to an end and it is with great sadness that I report Pete’s 3 week consecutive positive streak has come to a halt.
4.Sixtus: -65 (No picks this week, very smart move)

BTS Week 13

Week 13 Favorite Underdog
Week 13 Favorite Underdog
HOU -5.5 Houston Texans Cleveland Browns
NE -5.5 New England Patriots Minnesota Vikings
ATL -1.5 Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Ravens
DEN -5.5 Denver Broncos Cincinnati Bengals
LAR -10 Los Angeles Rams Detroit Lions
GB -14 Green Bay Packers Arizona Cardinals
MIA -3.5 Miami Dolphins Buffalo Bills
CHI -3.5 Chicago Bears New York Giants
CAR -3.5 Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
IND-4 Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars
TEN-8 Tennessee Titans New York Jets
KC -15 Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders
SEA -10 Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers
PIT -3.5 Pittsburgh Steelers Los Angeles Chargers
PHI -6.5 Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins
Total Week 13

Idiom of the week: Give someone stick: to criticize or mock someone.

History: A literal notion of beating someone with a stick.

Ex: I am surprised more people haven’t given me the stick over my last four weeks which have all been negative.