NFL Football Picks
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.
With Derrick Henry being banged up, can we really expect the Titans to be able to get past that after relying on him so much to get them to where they are? The re-emergence of Texans defensive end JJ Watt may give Houston the emotional boost it needs to come out on top in this one.
There are numerous factors that could result in the Chiefs calling off the dogs, so this game is very weak with regards to betting value. With that being said, KC will likely start out strong “just in case” to assure that they get the best possible position in the playoffs.
The NFL’s regular season closes out with a one-sided matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots where the Pats need a win to secure a first round bye in the NFL playoffs. The Patriots have absolutely dominated the Phins at Gillette Stadium, winning the last 10 games by an average of 19+ points. This week’s spread is -15.5 and we’re actually considering laying it!
The Week 16 matchup between the Packers and Vikings should be one heck of a battle, as both are trying to win the division. Green Bay has already clinched a playoff birth, while Minnesota has not. Expect a full effort from both squads Sunday!
Week 16 Sunday Night Football features one of the more bizarre point spreads we’ve seen in the 2019 NFL season as the Chiefs visit Soldier Field as a short -5 favorite. Oddsmakers are expecting a close game!
Week 16 presents us with an excellent Cowboys vs. Eagles matchup where both teams are 7-7 with the Eagles in the hunt for a playoff berth. Philly’s secondary is very vulnerable but their run defense is above average, making this a very interesting contest where Dak Prescott has struggled on the road at times and the team has leaned on Ezekiel Elliott as of late.
Two teams who have been statistically eliminated and that are out of the playoff picture go at it in Week 16 in Indianapolis. At this point, the Carolina Panthers seem to be playing for Christian McCaffrey to become the NFL’s first 1000 yard rusher and 1000 yard receiver. Their defense has stunk profusely and they can’t stop the run. The Colts, who are led by Frank Reich, stink but not quitters. They’ll be using the last two contests to determine who’ll be on next year’s roster.
Am I the only one who hates betting on these football teams? The best way to handicap this Week 16 matchup is to crap out two turds, write each team’s name on one, throw it at the wall and see which makes the bigger splatter! Helter Skelter/Jeckyll and Hyde are two things that come to mind Sunday when these teams meet. NOBODY can feel good about putting their hard earned money on this one!
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is projected to “have himself a day” Sunday at Qwest Field as the Arizona Cardinals secondary is a cross between a wet paper bag and a bug splattering on a windshield. I’d be more than surprised if one of the Hawks wide receivers AND the tight end position don’t go over 100 yards with at least a touchdown from each position.