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Allan Bell
Allan Bell
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Allan Bell was a founding creator of NFL coverage at 247Sports where he served as managing editor before joining the SportsLine team in 2019. You have likely heard him in radio markets from Los Angeles to New York, Nashville and everywhere else in between. He brings a wealth of knowledge to attack the boards, using both an analytical approach and his connections to former players and front office members to understand the 'why' and truly get inside the lines. Allan believes a winning wager only has value when you bring others with you. His method is simple: We win together. Let's have a day!
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San Francisco @ L.A. Rams | 01/30 | 11:30 PM UTC

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Cincinnati @ Kansas City | 01/30 | 8:00 PM UTC

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L.A. Rams 30 @ Tampa Bay 27 | 01/23 | 8:00 PM UTC

L.A. Rams +3

WIN

ANALYSIS: It's a cliche at this point to say this game centers around Tom Brady but we're looking to the other side of the ball this time. Los Angeles boasts a front good enough to get after Tom Brady, something he hasn't seen in a month, and Tampa has some serious offensive line issues coming out of that win last week over Philadelphia. Los Angeles has a new spark back in Cam Akers and this Rams offense is good enough to balance out a tough Tampa defense. Couple that with Brady already 0-2 in his Bucs career against LA and Sean McVay is 12-3 (3-0 this season) in the Eastern Time Zone. The Bucs boast a 38% blitz rate (2nd highest in the NFL) and usually it's where they find their defensive success. The problem is Matthew Stafford is lethal against the blitz, 17 TD's to just one INT this season. When not blitzed those numbers shift to 26 TD's and 16 INT's. Neutralizing the Tampa DL and OL is an equation I'll buy into, give me the Rams plus the points.

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Tennessee 28 @ Houston 25 | 01/09 | 6:00 PM UTC

Tennessee -10.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Welcome to the nightmare scenario for a rookie QB. This game aside, I like Texans' QB Davis Mills, strong accuracy and has taken leadership after a wild quarterback season in Houston. That said, this one could get ugly in a hurry. Tennessee is playing for the No. 1 seed in the AFC Playoffs, already suffered an embarrassing upset to Houston earlier this season AND are finally getting healthy for the first time all season. Expect a full game on the offensive gas pedal from Tannehill and the Titans because if they win they get their rest next week with a 1st round BYE. Tennessee boasts the 2nd best run defense in the NFL and a secondary loaded with guys who can cause turnovers, nowhere for Mills to go. Lastly, Tennessee's defense is only giving up 9.8 PPG on average over its last four (the last two shutting down both the 49ers and Dolphins' streaks). Mike Vrabel doesn't mess around in these games, and just between you and me, here in Nashville the players might have an interest in putting on a show to secure Vrabel Coach of the Year honors. Wink Wink.

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Carolina 17 @ Tampa Bay 41 | 01/09 | 9:25 PM UTC

Tampa Bay -8

WIN

ANALYSIS: It's rare we get Tom Brady in this scenario under double-digit points so I'm jumping all over it. Let's examine how Tampa's game last week against the Jets helps us this week against Carolina. First, the Bucs almost lost that game outright. There are plenty of items to fix and Brady knows it. Expect a much more crisp offensive performance from front to back. Second, Tampa is still playing for the No. 2 seed in the NFC. After a wild-card trip last year, Brady especially knows playing at home is in his favor. Third, the AB situation. Brady and Bruce Arians both stuck their necks out and feel a little embarrassed but a whole lot more motivated. Expect points. Not to mention, their wide receivers are now playing for a starting position so they all want to shine. TB12 will use the 2nd half for reps and familiarity with every WR on the field because he knows they all need it for the gauntlet beginning next week. The Bucs will shine on both sides of the ball Sunday.

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