LAS VEGAS – For a third week in a row, a different team associated with our fantastic Sports Action app has gotten hot in the 2017 Westgate SuperContest. Week 4 was dominated by Team Bet The Process, who ripped off our first perfect week of the season by pounding the trend of underdogs covering this season in the NFL.

In Week 2, Team Gamenight found glory and went 4-1. Then Team Beatrix Potter crushed Week 3 by also going 4-1, but Bet The Process scored our first 5-0 week. Check out the picks below.

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It’s wild to see that the five consensus picks, generally considered be the square plays for the week, are red hot as well. While Bet The Process improved to 11-8-1 following their perfect week, the consensus jumped up to 9-10-1 overall with a 4-1 score. Over the past three weeks, the five consensus picks have gone 9-5-1. The most popular picks are trending upwards in a big way right now. (More on this during the Fade or Follow Podcast this Saturday.)

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For Team Gamenight, I had my second winning week and put up a 3-2 score. I managed to push my season total to 10-9-1. After the first quarter of the season, I’m happy to be pacing ahead of my stated goal of finishing in the top of half of the field. My new goal now is to hit 50 percentage or better overall. I’m on pace to hit both goals, so I can’t have any horrible weeks.

Team Beatrix Kiddo went 2-3 this week and currently sits just outside the top 500 for the contest with an 11-8-1 record overall. In other good news, our computer algorithm Team Sports Action had its first winning week (3-2) and sits now at 7-12-1.

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In Week 4, I hit on the Saints taking out the Dolphins in a lopsided 20-0 victory in London. Miami has yet to play a home game, and the Saints offense is starting to get into a rhythm. The return of WR Willie Snead from his four-game suspension will help in that area next week as well.

I also scored with the Rams beating the Cowboys in Dallas. One of the biggest storylines of the 2017 season is what is going on right now in Los Angeles. What Sean McVay is doing as a 31-year old, first-time head coach is really impressive and shows just how lost Jeff Fisher was coaching this roster last season. I understand the Rams started 3-1 in 2016 and then fell apart, but this team looks like a real threat to the Seattle Seahawks in the division.

My other point came from the Giants covering the 3-point line on the road against Tampa. New York is now 0-4, and you have to think that Ben McAdoo is going to be out of a job soon. The Bucs won the game on a last-second field goal, which was a break for me. Tampa could have gone for a winning touchdown but settled for a kick instead.

No one likes to talk about their losses, but I went with the Patriots defense coming around versus Carolina, but that did not happen. New England’s secondary is a complete mess, and the Panthers kicked a game-winning field with time expiring to drop the Pats to 2-2. The win outright was a shock to the NFL, but it was not needed for players who took the 9 points.

Finally, I am stating now and you can hold me to this: I will never select the Chargers to cover for the rest of this tournament. I have nine losses and one tie overall. Los Angeles owns two of those losses and my only tie. Thanks for nothing, Philip Rivers. The Chargers are 0-4 but are now 0-3-1 ATS in the 2017 as well. You can suck in the NFL, but don’t you dare suck on the scoreboard AND suck against the spread.

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Before we go, we have to discuss what happened at the end of the Washington at Kansas City game on Monday Night Football. If you scored a point on that this week, consider yourself one lucky duck, because there is NO WAY the Chiefs should have covered, and there is no way the over should have hit as well. Kansas City was -6.5 in the contest but went off around -7 depending on the book.

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One quick request if you will allow it.

As a person who lives in Las Vegas and someone who works directly next to the concert venue where 59 people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured during a mass shooting this weekend, I’m wondering if you could help my city?

Here is a link to a fundraiser to support the families who are dealing with unthinkable tragedy. If you could give $5, $500, $5,000 – anything you can afford, I’d be greatly appreciative.

Another way to help is to keep coming to Las Vegas for trips, conventions and big sports weekends. Our city is built on tourism, and if this mass shooting causes travelers to go elsewhere, the impact on Las Vegas would make what we are dealing with today even worse.

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