Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

UNDERDOGS. The surprising Buffalo Bills pulled out a last-second home victory over the Tennessee Titans to improve to 2-3 Sunday. Credit the defense and three turnovers for that success.

This weekend’s trip to Texas will not be so joyous, as Houston will have little trouble making the day miserable for the Bills and their fans.

Don’t expect the Bills to trade their star player and captain LeSean McCoy just yet, as his value will increase as the season progresses.

Freddie sees it this way:

TEXANS 24, Bills 16

HOME TEAMS are capitalized. Teams picked to win are listed first, followed by the expected margin of victory. The official Las Vegas odds are in parentheses.

PROS

Thursday night

PHILADELPHIA +7 over NY Giants (+3)

Sunday

HOUSTON +8 over Buffalo (+10.5)

ATLANTA +3 over Tampa Bay (+3.5)

CINCINNATI +5 over Pittsburgh (+1)

CLEVELAND +3 over LA Chargers (even)

Seattle +3 over OAKLAND (+2.5)

MIAMI +4 over Chicago (-3)

MINNESOTA +9 over Arizona (+11.5)

NY JETS +6 over Indianapolis (+2.5)

Carolina +3 over WASHINGTON (even)

LA Rams +3 over DENVER (+7.5)

DALLAS +3 over Jacksonville (-2.5)

Baltimore +5 over TENNESSEE (+2.5)

NEW ENGLAND +6 over Kansas City (-3)

Monday night

GREEN BAY +7 over San Francisco (+10.5)

LAST WEEK: 9-6 (.600) v line 6-9 (.400)s

YEAR: 44-32-2 (.564) v line 35-43 (.449)

COLLEGES

Friday

S. Florida +3 over TULSA (+7.5)

Saturday

OHIO ST. +27 over Minnesota (+29.5)

Florida +11 over VANDERBILT (7.5)

AUBURN +14 over Tennessee (+15)

NOTRE DAME +17 over Pitt (+21)

PENN ST. +3 over Michigan St. (+13.5)

OREGON +3 over Washington (-3)

Texas A&M +3 over S. Carolina (+2)

Georgia +6 over LSU (+7.5)

TEXAS +10 over Baylor (+14)

UCF +3 over MEMPHIS (4.5)

Miami +9 over VIRGINIA (+7)

W. Va. +6 over IOWA ST. (+7)

ALABAMA +22 over Missouri (+28)

MICHIGAN +7 over Wisconsin (+8.5)

USC +3 over Colorado (+7.5)

UTAH +14 over Arizona (+13.5)

MARYLAND +21 over Rutgers (+25.5)

BUFFALO +8 over Akron (+11)

GA. TECH +7 over Duke (+3)

WEEK: 14-6 (.700) v line 13-7 (.650)

YEAR: 83-17 (.830) v line 68-32 (.680)

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