Former Vegas Bookmaker
Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sports book industry for over 18 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Roberts has covered the Las Vegas sports betting industry over the past decade for VegasInsider.com, Gaming Today, and Sporting News. One innovation in Las Vegas he is credited with is being the first to offer propositions and matchups in weekly NASCAR races. In 2016, Micah began selling MLB selections and his followers netted more than 86 units. He crushed college football for SportsLine members, going 70-44-3 (61 percent) on the season. For Micah Roberts media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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We've got Marcus Mariota playing here and he's facing a team he's never beat. The Colts have won 11 straight against the Titans and covered 10 of those. But I think he gets a win here and a cover. Tennessee has lost its last two games since Mariota got hurt. But their offense looked pretty sweet in the previous two games, big wins against Seattle and Jacksonville. Jacoby Brissett has been okay, but I see this game getting ugly. Titans win by double digits.
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Okay, so almost half the regular starters on both sides of the ball are out for the Giants including their top-4 WRs, but I'm betting on the desperate winless team anyway. The spread has gotten too high to resist. Eli Manning will step up and play well and they've played well on the road, covering two of their three games. Give me all the points I can get, Giants are the play.
The Packers? offense has been on fire while, their defense has been extremely mediocre. But the combination has led to four straight Overs. Vikings QB Case Keenum will start and may even have some success at home against their defense, but the angle that looks best here is the Under, with Minnesota's quality defense feeding off the crowd. This happened in last year?s 17-14 home win against Green Bay.
I think this is a good spot for an underachieving Steelers squad to play some good football coming off an embarrassing 30-9 home loss to Jacksonville. It's a great bounce-back spot for a quality team. I expect the Steelers to get their running game on track and win in a low-scoring game like last season?s playoff game at Kansas City, where Pittsburgh won 18-16. I'm happy taking the points Sunday.
Houston beat the Yankees 5-2 during the regular season and, the time they faced Masahiro Tanaka, they lit him up for eight runs and chased him in the second inning. His career record against Houston is 0-3 with an 8.86 ERA. But I like him in this spot. He's been in his best form of the season in last two starts, allowing no runs over 14 innings. The Yankees have some momentum from the last series and I like them to carry it over into Game 1 here.
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