Minty Bets, Jared Quay and Pamela Maldonado break down their betting picks for the Christmas day matchup between the Browns and Packers.
MINTY BETS: Happy holidays, guys, it's Christmas Saturday and we've got two NFL games on the board today. First one is the Green Bay Packers hosting the Cleveland Browns. The Packers are seven point favorites and the total is 44 and 1/2. I'm Minty Bets, here with Jared Quay and Pam Maldonado. We're going to give you our best bet, starting with you Jared, what do you like?
JARED QUAY CAMPBELL: Yeah, I don't know if you noticed I'm wearing this reindeer hat. Because I was with Santa last night, and we're giving away free picks, babe, we're giving away winners for Christmas. And that is the Browns plus seven.
I know it sounds bad, nobody likes betting on the Browns, especially against the Packers on the road. But this Packers offensive line is beat up. And one person you don't want to see if you have a beat up offensive line, Myles Garrett, RJ, Jadeveon Clowney.
I do think that this defense can hold this team to make it a close game. Obviously, the Browns offense isn't great. But if they can score, I have to say, 10 to 15 points, I think they should be able to cover within seven.
I know it's hard to cover 15 points, I know. Pam, don't give me that look. No one's scores 15 points. But the Browns can do it, because they're that team. They get safeties and field goals.
MINTY BETS: Jared, I hate to go against your pick and your enthusiasm, but I'm on the Packers minus seven here. Now, the Browns are in a very difficult situation, which puts us bettors in a difficult situation. Now, I am kind of wary on betting on the Packers as well. Because in their last two games, they kept things mostly, for the most part, tight.
But the Browns are coming off of a shorter week here and I can't bet against Aaron Rodgers. So give me the Packers minus seven. Pam, what do you have for us?
PAMELA MALDONADO: Minty, I am rolling with Packers minus seven with you. I'm so sorry, Jared. But let's talk about this being a really quick turnaround for the Browns.
They did just play on Monday, you get four days rest during a holiday week. And Monday, they lost, so their season is all but over. You're talking about offensive line troubles for the Packers, well, there's pass rush problems for the Browns.
Myles Garrett and he leads in sacks, he's questionable right now with a groin injury from Monday's game. You have Jadeveon Clowney, Malik McDowell, Troy Hill, as of now, still out on COVID, and then you have to Takkarist McKinley, who's placed on IR. That's the top five players for sacks on the team.
If you can't apply that pressure to Aaron Rodgers, who may have offensive line issues or not, they don't have that quarterback pressure. Good luck, Aaron Rodgers is going to find a way. I'll take the Packers leading to seven at home.
JARED QUAY CAMPBELL: Y'all going against Santa.
MINTY BETS: I love my bet now.
JARED QUAY CAMPBELL: That's totally this, y'all going with the public and against Santa. That's not a good recipe.
MINTY BETS: To recap our picks, Jared is on the Browns to cover and Pam and I are on the Packers to cover. Bet $1 on any game and win $100 free. Sign up now at betmgm.com/yahoospecial.