We recap the Bill Simmons Podcast ‘Million Dollar Picks’
Every week on the BS Podcast, Bill Simmons bet a (imaginary?) $1,000,000 or more on the slate of NFL games. We love the show and listen every week. So, we recap these picks in case you missed it. Check out the BS Podcast at The Ringer.
Bill likes the Colts. He’s watched a lot of them this year and Marlon Mack was awesome before he got hurt. TY Hilton has been hurt and now everyone is like the Colts are done. Everyone is hot on Tampa. But Bill thinks Jameis goes back to being Jameis and Arians does dumb stuff and the Colts could win by 10. House agrees that this could be a return to form for Jameis Winston. Bill likes getting the points on the Colts.
He is thinking about buying the half point down to The Colts 3.5 and parlaying it with the Minnesota Vikings to win moneyline. House agrees there is no way that Detroit wins the game. That makes a payout of +116 on the two pick parlay.
“Oakland has looked like shit the last few weeks” says Bill. He’s all in on Tennessee and thinks Vegas is late on the the Titans. Bill and House agree that they are good and Ryan Tannehill has been a victim of terrible coaches until now. They think Henry is and elite running back. Bill thinks it has gone sideways for Oakland and they have a bad defense too. He knows this is a classic trap game but loves getting three points.
The Seahawks are even at the Rams. Bill points out that all the Rams losses are against good, playoff caliber teams. House thinks the Rams look spooked this year. Bill thinks they lack character. Teams know how to stop them now. “What McVay has, has been solved.” This is a very important game for Seattle, and Bill loves that they know who they are and are great in close games. Also, he reminds us, Penny has been surprisingly good. “They’re just good, and i’d be very surprised if they lose to the Rams”. He likes the Seahawks as a pick’em.
Eli Manning is back and House points out that the Eagles are a team in chrisis. Ryan Fitzpatrick lit up the Eagles last week, and the Giants are +300 to win the game. The over under is 46.5 and if you parlay those two it’s +759. “eagles fans can’t fucking believe their season is over because of Eli Manning parlay”. House likes the points, 9 is too many, but the Eagles win the game. Bill decides to skip this one. But, Is Eli worth picking up for the fantasy football playoffs?
Bill is up 1.569 million imaginary dollars on the year. Also, he is taking Andy Ruiz to beat Anthony Joshua for the second time.
The Million Dollar Picks: NFL Week 14
Colts +3 and Vikings Moneyline Parlay (+116): 350k
Tennessee Titans -3 @ the Raiders (-110): 400k
Seattle Seahawks to beat the Rams straight-up (+100): 400k
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