Ride with the Rebels Newsletter: 12/08

Record: 24-33-3 (-1.78U)

A 2-0 sweep last week gave us 1.97U and wins in three of our last four. Let’s keep the momentum going!

December 11: NFL- Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Detroit is fighting for a possible wildcard spot this week. There must be some sort of glitch in the matrix.

The Lions have won four of their last five and are coming off a dominant win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week will show if they’re for real or not as division rivals head to town.

I didn’t want to do this, but I’m ready to say that the Minnesota Vikings are for real. Yes, some of their wins have come via lucky breaks and last-second stops… But this feels like a team that could win a playoff game in January.

The defense has been solid, Justin Jefferson may be the best WR in the league, and Kirk Cousins is wearing gold chains. This team has swagger and it’s leading to wins.

This game’s lines are interesting: Detroit is favored by two points (-110) and are -130 on the ML. Minnesota offers positive value at +110.

On paper, the Vikings should win this game. They are certainly the better team, but the Lions look worlds better than they did a month ago and could put up a fight.

At positive value, we’re going to go with the team that’s better on paper.

*Odds taken from DraftKings

Rebel’s Pick: Minnesota Vikings ML (+110) @ 1U

December 11: NFL- Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos

Like our Lightning pick last week, we’re not going to overthink this one.

The Broncos are trash. Watching their offense makes me want to take a shower.

The Chiefs are coming off a tough loss against the Cincinnati Bengals and they’re going to head to Denver mad.

With that in mind, we’re taking Mahomes over 2.5 passing touchdowns. It offers decent value at +170 and a Mahomes on a mission is scary.

Rebel’s Pick: Mahomes OVER 2.5 Passing TDs (+170) @ 1U 


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