Dog Pound – Week 5

Thanks for coming over to the Pound. We know you’re busy in a time pinch.  So is The Dog. If you’re going to read anything, read these picks. I owe y’all one!

No dogs in this pound. Not this week. My Dog Pound Picks took a shellacking last week, going 0-5, so we’ve got to have a bounce back. Need it. AND, Got to have it.

The plan is simple. Big Tasty Overs that can’t miss. Don’t over think it.

Cats have 9 lives. This Dog has 5 picks. Now GO POUND THESE PICKS! You’ll be glad you did.

Three Woofs. 🐶🐶🐶

Pound These Picks

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BUF +3

PHI -14

BAL -4




Rewind ⏪to week 3. Some smart ass out there was saying “Let’s not buy The Ravens quite yet. They haven’t played any good competition yet”.

Dog didn’t care. My pea-brain was just excited to see The Ravens and Chiefs square off at Arrowhead. 

Then Cleveland rolled into Baltimore (Willingly) and made that smart as look, well…… smart. 

Sure, we don’t really know what the Ravens are yet. Their defense is not the Raven’s defense of the past decade and LamJacks is a dice roll every week. 

HOWEVER! We do know what the Steelers are. Aside from an OK front-7, this is a team that shed all their talent and is Swiss cheese everywhere else. Yinz is looking at a rebuild in Pittsburgh and we don’t need to be smart to know how to play this.

The Steelers looked interesting running the wildcat with Jaylen Samuels and Conner but it was against the Bengals. Harbaugh knows how important it is for Lamar Jackson to bounce back quickly after a couple of bad losses, so I expect their game plan to support it. The  Ravens rebound and cover 4.

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BAL -4

OVER 42.5

Three Woofs

CIN @ PIT – Week 4

The Dog loves a shit show and a Week 4 divisional matchup where one team walks away with their first win is surely to be one. Unfortunately The Dog won’t be watching this one. 

Both of these offenses aren’t looking that great, but we do have some nice data to look at since they’ve both played the Niners and Seahawks this year already.

When you put side the beatdown that the Patriots laid on the The Steelers in week one, I have to take away that The Steelers seems to have just a little more pop. 

The Bengals are the real reason to look at Pittsburgh covering the 4 points. I had a blast watching the games at Kitty’s in Cincy last weekend, but it was an eye opener. This Bengals team is a dog, and not in the good way. 

Both of these teams sport bottom ranked defenses, but The Bengals terrible O-line will limit their ability to compete in this game.

Pitt covers 4 at home.

The Pick

PIT -4

UNDER 43.5

Two Woofs

PIT @ SF – Week 3

Mason Rudolph didn’t embarrass himself last week coming in for an injured Ben Roethlisberger, but this week he has a whole new challenge going out to the west coast. Will he progress? Is the PIT offense just average now? No Brown, No Ben, No Bell… 

The vaunted PIT defense has not looked like themselves this year either, giving up 61 points in their first 2 games. Will MInkah Fitzpatrick change that? 

I wonder, is this run of competitive Pittsburgh twams coming to an abrupt end?

With all these questions, remember one of The Dog’s classic lessons: when things look confusing, stop thinking.

What QB are you going to take here? Mason Rudolph? Or, Jimmy G?

Would you want to play at home? Or, travel across the country on the road? 

K.I.S.S. Great Band. Great advice. Keep It Simple Stupid.

S.F. is 2-0 against spread this year while The Steelers are 0-2. I’m not buying that Pittsburgh has has what it takes to hang close and will have a long flight home after another tough loss.

Couple this with the fact that the Shannahan offense has proven it could hang some points on opponents, the OVER play is looking three-woofs.

The Pick

SF -6.5


Three Woofs

SEA @ PIT – Week 2

The Stillers were no match for the Pats last Sunday night. The Dog thinks Yinz be off yer rocker if you think they’ll be able to right the ship since then. Going against an always competitive Seattle, Russ will find a way to keep the Seahawks within 3 if not the outright W.

In tight calls, I always look to the QB. This one is a no brainer. One is expanding faster than Barry Bond’s head and entering the end of his career. The other gets paid just a little bit more.

Clowney should look to apply more pressure in his second week.

These aren’t the Steelers of a few years ago.

The Dog says Pound It!

The Pick

SEA +3.5