NFL Football Picks
And then there were two! Super Bowl LIV takes place in Miami in a couple weeks where the Kansas City Chiefs have opened as a -1 favorite over the San Francisco 49ers. KC hasn’t been to the big dance in 50 years. The Niners have had their fare share of Super Bowl appearances, but not for a couple decades. Loot takes an early look at the teams playing in SB LIV.
Many were surprised to see the NFC Championship game point spread to be as high as -7.5 in favor of the San Francisco 49ers. Not us! The Niners defense is healthy again. The same defense that burnt down the Packers house to the tune of 37-8 at Levi’s Stadium on November 24th. SF is in a prime position to win the Super Bowl this year and it’s not likely that the Pack will be able to stop them.
Some analysts are concerned about the Titans ability to keep up with the Chiefs scoring, especially with their lack of a passing game in recent weeks. But that didn’t hold them back in their earlier meeting a 35-32 win at home. In the victory the stat line showed Tennessee amassing 146 passing yards and 225 rushing yards. Read on to get Loot’s AFC Championship prediction.
Week 19 NFL provides us with a matchup that is sure to provide excitement and drama, as crazy things usually happen when the Seahawks and Packers meet. The 2012 “Fail Mary” and 2014 playoff overtime thriller are just two examples of the fireworks displayed when Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers go head to head. Ted’s predicting a close game where he sees the Cheeseheads moving on, but the Hawks covering. See his full take before placing your bet!
The Kansas City Chiefs play host to the Houston Texans as -9.5 home favorites Sunday afternoon Arrowhead in a game that is likely to baffle most recreational bettors. Many will remember that Houston went into KC in Week 6 and beat the Chiefs, hindering their ability to handicap this one properly. QB Pat Mahomes was hurt and KC wasn’t playing very well at the time. They’ve since won four out of their last five games by double digits and Mahomes looks as good as ever. Unbelievably, 50% of the money is coming in on the Texans! Keith gives 3 reasons why his pick is the Chiefs to cover the spread.
The NFL’s version of David vs. Goliath takes place in the Divisional Playoffs Saturday night night at MT&T Bank Stadium as the Baltimore Ravens play host to the Tennessee Titans as hefty -9 favorites. Winners of 12 in a row, the Ravens pretty much blew out all but two opponents during that stretch, with the exceptions being the Bills and Niners, a pair of running teams. Can Derrick Henry keep the Cinderella dream alive?
The Vikings shut down the Saints offense for the majority of the game. They are banged up in the secondary so a repeat this week in the Divisional Round may be a difficult task. That said they have proven all season that they can shut down TEs and may be able to limit SF’s best weapon George Kittle.
Wildcard Weekend brings us a Saturday night matchup between the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots that should be one of the better played games of the 2019/2020 NFL season. Neither team is turnover prone which should keep it close throughout. The Pats looked like garbage last week vs. the Dolphins and Mike Vrabel comes back to Foxboro which is an interesting variable in itself. With a point spread of +5, this game is tricky from a betting perspective. Check out Ted’s take before making your bet!
There’s a common misconception that the Seattle Seahawks suck on the road. Most aren’t seemingly aware that the Hawks went 7-1 away from home this season. The Eagles come into this NFC Wildcard game winners of four games in a row, but that’s not as impressive as it sounds when you see that they beat the Skins, Cowboys and Giants twice. The public is heavy on the Seahawks and they might be right!
The Buffalo Bills take on the Houston Texans in an AFC Wild Card game at NRG Stadium Saturday where oddsmakers have made the Texans a slight -2.5 home favorite. Keith points out that the Bills got this far because of a weak schedule. See his other takes that support his Texans pick before placing your bets!
Minnesota dropped their last two games, but they were shorthanded two back and last week they rested numerous players for their meaningless game against Chicago. The public is two-fisting the Saints, and the oddsmaker is begging for Vikings action hanging a +8 on the board.
The Dallas Cowboys need this win BAD! The Redskins lost their starting QB Dwayne Haskins to an ankle injury. So why is Jay betting on Washington plus the points? Get his full take why here!
The Raiders are up against it in Week 17, despite having an outside shot of making the playoffs. This will be a revenge game for the Denver Broncos, winners of three out of their last four games, who are looking to close out the season strong.
One of the fishiest point spreads of the season comes into play Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the New York Giants. Trap game, bad line, etc, whatever you wanna call it, don’t get duped into being on the wrong side of this line. Loot explains why the Giants are the bet here.
Week 17 ends with a real doozy as the 49ers vs. Seahawks game has been flexed into the Sunday Night Football time slot. The 49ers have been nothing less than shocking this season at 12-3. Seattle has been pretty good as well at 11-4, but their recent loss to the Cardinals at home and the loss of all three of their running backs has left them needing to sign a semi-retired Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin to fill in as ball carriers. Things aren’t looking good for the Hawks here.
The Ravens are locked into home field advantage throughout the playoffs and will be resting their starters. The Steelers are fighting for their playoff lives, but have a pathetic offense. Get Keith’s recommendations and advice on how to bet this Week 17 game.