Posted by: Dakota on 10/12/2013 at 12:08 pm. Filed under News, Sports.

After I went 4-1 ATS last week I’m back in the hunt for 1st place of $500k

As we move deeper into this NFL season the games get tougher as the odds makers get sharper.  After last weeks picks came through in the Las Vegas Hilton Contest the 4 wins put me now in 97th place out of 1034 entries. The card this week has me riding my coat tails on some teams that you might want to stay clear of.

After 5 weeks of picking 5 games against the spread each week I stand at 13-10-2 for total of 14 points – the leader in the contest has 18.5 (18-6-1) – of the 1034 entries the average point total is 11 (11-14) or a success rate if 44% – So I feel really good about my 13-10-2 record so far.

With that being said here goes my 5 picks for this week!

Tampa + 1.5 over Eagles

Panthers + 2.5 over Vikings

Rams + 7.5 over Texans

Steelers + 2.5 over Jets

Patriots – 2.5 over Saints

Despite me breaking the Gronkowski news that he would definitely be out this week (2 hours ahead of ESPN) I still went with the Patriots at home over the Saints.

Here below is the link to the contest – they have the weekly standings (I’m listed as SteveDakota.com) and they post everyone’s selections Saturday late afternoon.


As always you can follow me on twitter @dakotablog