DIAMOND DAVE’S DIAMOND PICKS!

by David Roth

Miami At Cincinnati:

Adam Gase sounded like the unhappiest coach in the world after his first victory.

I would be too with that roster. Gase’s leading rusher of 2016 is Ryan Tannehill with a whopping 54 yards. His secondary couldn’t stopTerrelle Pryor from doing whatever he wanted (imagine what A.J. Green will do). It’s getting to the point where Miami’s opponent is the safest pick of the week.

Cincinnati isn’t like most 1-2 teams. The Bengals gave Denver’s defense the most problems out of anyone this year and fell to the Steelers on the road. There’s no shame in either loss.

Marvin Lewis will pinpoint a weakness, like Giovani Bernard on any Dolphins linebacker and run up and down the field with it. I trust his judgment. Can’t say the same for Gase on a short week.

I Like Cincinnati Minus the 7 points over the Dolphins.

Seattle At New York Jets:

Players won’t ever make the East Coast-West Coast excuse.

But I’m no longer a player, and I’m here to tell you it’s a real issue that’ll plague the Seahawks when they fly six hours for an early Sunday game. It’s not even fair.

Russell Wilson‘s injury situation (MCL) isn’t fair, either. He could get by on a bum wheel against the 49ers. Against the Jets? It’ll be a much different story.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will curb his many mistakes. His weapons can edge out a groggy Hawks defense in a close game at home.

I Like New York at home Plus the 2.5 Points as the home dawg!
St.Louis At Arizona:
I like the Cardinals in this one for all the wrong reasons.

Their Week 2 blowout was the best football they’ve played, and I wasn’t impressed. They’re not an adept pass-blocking team—an issue versus any D-line with Aaron Donald on it. Speaking of which, what happened to Arizona’s front seven? I’m unenthused and yet…

I still can’t take the Rams. The Cardinals are at home against a familiar opponent, and they’re desperate. A showdown against Case Keenum should give their defense some much-needed juice.

I Like Arizona Minus the 8 Point Spread in this one.

New York Giants At Minnesota:

Eli Manning doesn’t prescribe to Cam Newton’s approach to field vision.

He won’t be patting many balls down in anticipation of Odell Beckham Jr. or Sterling Shepard. It’s three steps and fire for Big Blue’s quarterback—and that could sink the Vikings on Monday night.

Why? Because that deep and scary Vikings line can’t hit home if the ball is already out.

Meanwhile, I like New York’s pass defense to get back on track. Damon Harrison is a beast inside who will shut the run down. Then, the Giants will be able to take advantage of a few injured Vikings blockers and force enough Sam Bradford hurries.

Got to Like New York as a Road Dawg in this one Plus the 4.5 Points.

Other Picks:

Detroit/Chicago Over 46.5 Points

Houston -5 Against Tennessee

Oakland +3.5 Against Baltimore

San Diego -3.5 Against New Orleans

Kansas City/Pittsburgh Over 47 Points