Lorenzo’s Lock is a weekly series with our partner Gannett Media and part of Bet For the Win. It includes 3 picks for the upcoming NFL weekend.
NFL week 9 is here and so is Lorenzo with his picks, brought to you by Tipico Sportsbook! After an entertaining Week 8, Lorenzo is back to deliver his locks of the week.
BATTLE OF THE BIRDS
Lorenzo is starting things off with a team that keeps getting undervalued for no reason. The Seahawks are in first place in a loaded division and are still underdogs against the Cardinals who are in last in the division. In Seattle’s last three games, they have won each by a double-digit margin, and show no signs of slowing down. On the other side, the Cardinals have been a lot better with Hopkins back, but definitely don’t deserve to be favored in this divisional matchup.
Lorenzo is locking in Seattle +2
KING HENRY BREAKS OUT
Moving on to a team that Lorenzo has been on the past two weeks, the Tennessee Titans. Lorenzo is going to pick the Titans for a third week in a row since Tennessee’s offense has hit a stride with Derrick Henry. Henry is an unstoppable force and has the power to make games a lot closer than people think. Lorenzo does admit the Chiefs are a better team and that their offense with Patrick Mahomes will put up a lot of points, but the Titans love to run the ball and chew up the clock. With the ball in Derick Henry's hands, it will give the Chiefs high-powered offense less time to put up a monster score, making this one a lot closer than the double-digit spread.
Lorenzo is locking in Tennessee +11.5
THE PACKERS ARE BACK
Finally, in his last lock, Lorenzo is trying to snipe a nice value play. Lorenzo realizes Green Bay has been awful all season long, but they should make easy work with the Lions. The Lions defense can collapse at any moment for a half or the entire game. This is exactly the kind of defense that can reignite Rodgers engine and get him going again. Expect LaFleur and Rodgers to try and take shots on the Lions and cover comfortably.
Lorenzo is locking in Green Bay -3.5
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