NFL Football Picks
The bye week off didn’t help the Saints who were upset at home 26-9 by the Falcons who were a +14 underdog. They’ll look to get back on track against a Bucs team that they beat 31-24 in New Orleans earlier this season. Will we see more of the same in the rematch? Get Horne’s take and why he believes the total is the way to play this game.
What the hell happened to Indy last week in a home loss to the Dolphins? They didn’t show up! This happens from time to time in sports as one team doesn’t take the other seriously. The Jags get QB Nick Foles back or Week 11 which will give them a huge boost as Gardner Minshew and his mustache may have been popular, but not effective. Jacksonville is a live underdog Sunday!
At time of print, it’s unclear on whether Matthew Stafford will play or not, making it tough to accrately predict how this game will play out. The debacle/turmoil surrounding Stafford and his back/hip issues doesn’t help the Lions cause much either. The team has dropped four of their last five games and are up against it vs. a powerful offensive line that should have their way vs. the Lions porous run defense.
The New York Jets haven’t won away from home this season and the Washington Redskins haven’t won a home game. I thought about poking humor here about this game ending in a tie, but that’s not funny! (Even though I may prop bet it!) I think the ‘Skins have a better defense and that will be the prevailing factor in this Week 11 turd-fest.
Brandon Allen didn’t look bad in his first start as an NFL QB. We don’t project the same in Week 11 though, as the Vikings at home are a completely different animal. Minnesota looked sharp in waxing the Cowboys last week Expect more dominance Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium as -10.5 favorites.
The Dolphins have seen some nice resurgence after being the laugher of the league for most of the season. However, this week 11 matchup may put them back in the perverbial dog house as their run defense is weak and Buffalo would be fine handing it off 50 times.
Week 11 TNF features a pair of teams who both grinded out wins that came down to the wire. While the Steelers having to travel on a short week is a disadvantage, not even that will stop them from having success vs. Freddie Kitchens poor management. James Conner will be back and should have success vs. a poor Browns run defense.
The Cowboys’ have played six teams who rank in the bottom half of defensive scoring and only one team that ranks in the top ten (Saints No. 10). This week they’ll play the No. 4 team in that metric who should be fully motivated after last week’s loss against the Chiefs.
Green Bay’s performance in L.A. last week was mind-boggling. They didn’t show up at all, which leads one to wonder if they weren’t distracted by all the hot chicks and sunshine in Tinsel Town (They have neither in Wisconsin!) Nonetheless, we expect them to get back on track vs. the Panthers Sunday.
The public will be one-siding the Ravens this week vs. a Bengals team who appears to have thrown in the towel. Andy Dalton has been benched and injuries have wrecked the Bungles season. However, a double digit division underdog? Laying this many points vs. a divisional opponent hasn’t been a good bet in years past.
I keep waiting for the San Francisco 49ers to let up but it just hasn’t happened yet. Seattle comes to town for a Week 10 MNF battle and will be a formdiable opponent. How will the loss of Kwon Alexander affect the Niners strong defensive unit. Seattle has been gaining steam, but shows cracks on the road at times. This is going to be an excellent game!
Detroit has lost four of their last five, but they have been competitive with three of the losses by one score. That said, this week the line is under a field goal, so a close loss may not get you the spread win. Read on to see who Loot is betting and why.
The Rams seem to have gotten back on track, averaging 30+ in four of their last five games. Pittsburgh played like garbage on MNF a couple weeks ago and barely got by a beat up Colts team last week. Mason Rudolph has the worst arm of any QB in football. The Rams look like as good of a bet as any in Week 10!
The Dolphins finally won last week! While it’s not probably they get it done on the road in Week 10 vs. the Colts, it COULD happen. Indy is banged up at almost all of their skill positions. In the end, they’ll probably get trampled by Marlon Mack but keep it close enough to cover and payoff at the window.
The Chiefs haven’t stopped the run and that’s where the Titans thrive. Expect Derrick Henry to push 30 touches in a game where we also believe KC is rushing Mahomes back too soon. The Titans are a barking dog and easily Week 10 NFL’s underdog bet of the week!
If you threw two turds at the wall, which would make a bigger splatter? We shall see Sunday as the G-Men and J-E-T-S meet up for a Week 10 Super BOWEL! While only down two scores last week vs. Dallas, the Giants pretty much gave up mid-way through the fourth quarter. The Jets are hot garbage as well. It’s Spongebob vs. Pee Wee Herman here.