NFL Football Picks
After opening the season with a surprise loss to the Ryan Fitzpatrick led Bucs, and then getting lucky to get by the Browns, the Saints are now playing at a very high level. Over the last 4 weeks, Sean Payton’s squad is 4-0 both straight up and against the spread, including 3 road games and 2 as road underdogs. Winning tough road games in week 3 in Atlanta and last week in Baltimore should put to rest any concerns about the Saints being able to win outside of the Superdome. Are they primed to win straight up in this pick’em match? Keith Allen has a strong NFL Pick for the Sunday Night Football match-up.
Probably the best game on the card from a fan perspective is this Sunday’s Packers at Rams match. The NFL betting boards have the host Rams as -8.5 to -9.5 spread favorite with the total line at 56.5 points. Get handicapper Ted Walker’s predicted spread winner.
With Trubisky, Jordan Howard, and Tarik Cohen, the Bears have fostered a meaningful run-attack. Through the air, Cohen, Taylor Gabriel, and surging TE Trey Burton are all bunched up between 325-329 yards receiving, with Allen Robinson (questionable) not far behind. Against an average Jets’ run-defense and a secondary that isn’t very rigid, this could be a spot for the Chicago offense to thrive. Loot Levinson gives his top reasons for picking the Bears to win by a TD!
The Chiefs Defense played their best game of the year last week against Cincinnati. Kansas City played a little bit more of a bend but don’t break defense against the Bengals rather than being more aggressive and risk giving up big plays. They sat back and made the Bengals sustain long drives to put points on the board, betting that the Bengals couldn’t score touchdowns to keep up with the KC offense. If they utilize the same strategy will the Broncos be able to give a good game? Keith Allen breaks it down and offers his prediction.
Luckily for the Eagles, No. 11 Carson Wentz has been even better this season than he was last in terms of raw statistics, and if anyone can kick-start this engine, it’s him. Unluckily for the Eagles, they have no semblance of any running game and they are facing a defense that has only allowed 6 passing touchdowns all season. This fact is likely responsible for some of the sportsbook action on the Jags. Kyle Cash give his take on how many points this is really worth.
Predictem handicapper Bob Clark breaks down the NFC match in Arizona between the 49ers and Cards . Read how he thinks this will play out and get his suggested wager for this Week 8 divisional game. Check it out.
Two teams on an upward swing take to the field on Sunday in Detroit when the Lions host the Seahawks at Ford Field. Both squads have won three of their last four but the Seahawks have looked better with their only loss being to the Rams by two points. The NFL odds board has the Lions as a small -3 favorite on the point spread line with the total posted at 49 on most sites.
Tampa Bay broke off a three-game losing streak with an overtime win over the pesky Cleveland Browns. Cincinnati has dropped two straight against division foes and now host a better than their record shows Bucs. Does the oddsmaker have this line weighted too high on the home team or can the Bengals take advantage of the sub-par secondary of TB?
The NY Giants looked better on Monday night on the road in Atlanta and are now at home but on short rest. Washington won their second straight but that came at home and they hit the road this week where they are 0-2 SU and ATS and have been outscored 64-28! Check out our handicapper’s take on the game and get his projected point spread winner.
The Colts broke off a a four game losing skid straight up and against the spread with a 37-5 pasting of the Bills at home. The offensive line is getting healthier for Indianapolis and the Raiders defense hasn’t been a strength without Mack. Loot Levinson isn’t worried about laying points on road and you he thinks that you shouldn’t be either.
A rematch from Week 1 of the Browns versus the Steelers with this game hosted at Heinz Field. Cleveland and Pittsburgh played to a tie in the opener and the Browns have all but in the opener and have played everyone but the Chargers tough. Can they stay within a converted touchdown in Week 8? Predictem team handicapper Clark gives out his opinion on which side of the point spread you should be on.
Two different mindsets when Carolina hosts Baltimore in Week 8. The Panthers have to feel good about themselves rallying late to surprise the Eagles on the road in Philadelphia while the Ravens blew a 10-point 4th quarter lead at home against the Saints missing a game tying extra point. late in the game. Who will be able to use last week’s results to their advantage? Rick Wise thinks he has this game pegged. Fade or tail; get his play right here.
It’s really amazing when a team starts off 0-3 and then finds themselves in first place in their division with over half the season still remaining. Houston is seeing a lot of positive developments on both sides of the ball. Can they stay above .500 when they take on the Dolphins but more importantly, can they do it by more than a touchdown? Betting sites currently list the Texans as -7 favorites.
The Falcons squeaked by the Bucaneers last week at home 34-29. Despite the win, the Falcons may have the worst defense in the NFL as evidenced by the huge yield to the erratic Jameis Winston, where he tossed 30-41 for 389 yards. Will the Falcons make Eli Manning look superb tonight? Kevin West has an analysis and NFL pick.
Are the Texans really a team that can play within 5 points of Jacksonville? The Texans are riding a 3 game winning streak but it has not been exactly pretty. The Texans have clawed their way to victories in the last 3 weeks with some really close games and fortunate circumstances. In the overtime wins against Indianapolis and Dallas, the Colts had a questionable 4th down call that led to a turnover and then Dallas punted the ball away at their 40 yard line instead of going for it which received heavy criticism. Jay Horne takes a closer look at the Texans and their ability to hang with Jacksonville.
Once again, the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing in prime time on national television. This time they will be at home taking on the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chiefs enter this game at 5-1 while the Bengals are 4-2 on the season. Both teams sit in first place in their respective divisions. Most betting sites have the Chiefs an even 6 points better than the Bengals. Bob Clark analyzes the prime time match up.