Marcas Brennan's hot streak continued last Sunday with another four winners and he returns tohave a look at the best bets in week 14 of the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers to win by 1-6 points @ 15/4
The game of the weekend takes place in Ohio where the Cincinnati Bengals host their AFC North rivals and there are reasons to back the visitors coming out on top in a close run affair. The Bengals are in blistering form and Andy Dalton is a terrific QB on home turf but the Steelers have way more to play for, as a loss will put serious dents in their chances of making the playoffs. That knockout football mentality will prove crucial in the final quarter and they still have one of the best QB's in the game in Ben Rosthlisberger who will ensure the Steelers are in the hunt throughout. Pittsburgh have won their last two meetings between the two in Cincinnati and their explosive weapons on offence should make it three tonight.
LeSean McCoy over 85.5 rushing yards @ 4/5
McCoy returns to Philadelphia with a point to prove and I have a feeling he leaves the city of brotherly love with over 100 rushing yards in his back pocket. The Bills love running the ball and McCoy will receive plenty of touches while anyone that saw his performance against the Texans last week will know he is in blistering form. Running backs have averaged over five yards a carry against the Eagles in the last four games. A weak run defence up against an in-form rusher with a point to prove makes this the bet of the weekend.
Martavis Bryant over 69.5 receiving yards @ 5/6
The Bengals v Steelers match is sure to be a high scoring affair with a ton of offence for both teams. Pittsburgh will need their playmakers to be on their best form and Bryant's ability to catch the deep ball is central to stretching the field and opening up lanes for his colleague Antonio Brown. His totals for his last three games read 114, 69 and 178! I feel the Steelers will run the ball as much as possible early in the game to draw safety's into the box before taking advantage on a go route to the talented Bryant. 69 is too low on current form.
Alshon Jeffrey over 88.5 receiving yards @ 5/6
For many people Jeffrey had a down week last Sunday hauling in just four catches for 85 yards. Yes, you read that properly, 85 yards isn't seen as a good day at the office for some Alshon Jeffrey fans. However, everything possible went wrong for the Bears last week and I feel they will bounce back against Washington with Jeffrey set to have a huge outing. The Redskins secondary struggles against top class receivers as witnessed against the Giants when Odell Beckham Jr. went for 142 yards and Jeffrey has the ability to do something similar this week.
Doug Martin over 87.5 rushing yards @ 5/6
At the start of the year I was championing Doug Martin and how he was a running back to keep on the right side of. Unfortunately, back then the Buccaneers coaching staff were more interested in their rookie QB and seeing what he could do. At long last Lovie Smith has come to his senses and realised a simple game plan for Tampa Bay that involves handing the ball off to Martin as much as possible in an attempt to bring more balance to their offence. Martin is averaging over 20 touches a game in the last four matches and that should continue against a Saints defence that has given up the most amount of rushing yards this season.
Todd Gurley over 70.5 rushing yards @ 10/11
Gurley has struggled to post any decent numbers of late and reached a low last week when only receiving nine carries. However, St. Louis hired a new offensive co-ordinator in Rob Boras and I have no doubt he will do one thing on Sunday and that's hand the ball to Gurley as much as possible. I have a feeling he will get over 25 carries, as Boras will be out to prove a point by giving the ball as much as possible to their best player. The Lions have a good run defence but are weak on the second level having conceded a league-high four runs of over 40 yards. This is an avenue Gurley can exploit in the new scheme.