Thursday September 17th VIP Picks

Bengals vs. Browns

8:20 PM EST
Rotation #101
Bengals +6 over Browns (win)
The Browns are a team with a brand new coaching staff and they want the players that fits their system.  None of the guys on this roster meets their needs.  This truly is a team that is in a rebuilding phase and I believe every start player will be gone in a year.  Odell Beckham trade rumors are spreading again and Baker Mayfield might not be the guy they have in mind as the QB of the future.  This is a team that should not be favored by this much.  There could be up to 3 players missing on the offensive line tonight and there is even injury to their backups to worry about.  This is just not a smooth offensive team right now and I just can’t see them moving the ball enough to cover this spread.  The Bengals have a new QB in Joe Burrow and what better way to get his first win than on primetime under the lights.  That’s how Baker Mayfield got his a few years back.  This Bengals receiving core is stacked.  This is a really good offense and I believe Burrow will look like a solid professional tonight.  This team lost in a tough way last week, but they proved they are going to be competitive.  Cleveland proved nothing.  Take the points.  Take the Bengals.  

7:00 PM EST
Rotation #701
Heat +2.5 over Celtics (win)
Both teams are very talented and almost evenly matched, but the slight edge in my opinion goes to the Heat.  Miami is a little bit more experienced with their players and staff.  This is a Heat team that has a bit more firepower , shares the ball a little better, rebounds a little better and takes the ball away a little better.  They are just a little bit better, but Boston will win a title in the next few years if they stay together.  Miami seems like the most complete team in the bubble so far.  Take the Heat.