Week 12 NFL Picks

Thursday, Nov. 23

12:30 p.m. ET

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (PK)

NB: Detroit Lions. You can’t pick against the Lions on Thanksgiving. They’ve lost enough times over the years that they deserve a big win in an actual important game this Turkey Day.

RH: Detroit Lions. The Lions Thanksgiving day game has become very watchable over the last few years and this could be the best of them all with this game going a long way in deciding who wins the division.

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Week 11 Picks

Note: Nick is away for work this week so his picks are presented without analysis.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)

NB: Tennessee Titans

RH: Tennessee Titans. Potentially our first good TNF game in a month and I’m taking the road dog here. Pittsburgh just hasn’t quite hit high gear yet and with how their offense has looked at time this year maybe they never will.

Sunday, Nov. 19

1 p.m. ET

Detroit Lions (-3) at Chicago Bears

NB: Chicago Bears

RH: Chicago Bears. The Bears are 4-0 ATS as a home dog this year with two straight up wins in those four games. Lock and load on this one kids.

Jacksonville Jaguars (-7.5) at Cleveland Browns

NB: Cleveland Browns

RH: Cleveland Browns. The Jags did everything possible to try and lose last week, but the Chargers wouldn’t oblige. The Browns have to win sometime and I think this is the game. Cleveland wins straight up 17-13.

Baltimore Ravens (-2) at Green Bay Packers

NB: Baltimore Ravens

RH: Baltimore Ravens. Man some of the QB matchups on the 1 o’clock slate are brutal. I guess I’ll take Baltimore coming off a bye in this one, but I could see a Flacco multi turnover game here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins (NL)

NB: Miami Dolphins

RH: Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I’ll take the team that has embarrassed themselves the least amount this season in a game you should not watch a second of. Hey Adam Gase, I’m really glad to see that getting rid of locker room cancer Jay Ajayi has really turned your season around, well done.

Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings (-2)

NB: Los Angeles Rams

RH: Minnesota Vikings. The Rams are definitely better than the Vikings? I don’t think so. What is the Rams best win this year? It’s probably at Dallas which doesn’t look as special as it did a month ago. The work Sean McVay has done with this team is really something, but I’m not ready to dive all in on the road against a playoff team.

Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints (-7.5)

NB: Washington Redskins

RH: Washington Redskins. The Saints run game has become really fun to watch over the last few weeks and could be a dangerous team to face when the weather gets cold. Washington has played every game close this season and I think that continues here in what has game of the day potential.

Kansas City Chiefs (-10.5) at New York Giants

NB: Kansas City Chiefs

RH: Kansas City Chiefs. The Giants are terrible, man I love typing that sentence every week. They have also quit on their head coach and their opponent this week features a coach that doesn’t lose coming off a bye week. This game will be over by halftime and rookie Pat Mahomes will get some run up 30 in the fourth quarter here.

Arizona Cardinals (-1) at Houston Texans

NB: Houston Texans

RH: Houston Texans. Blaine Gabbert as a road favorite? LOL. Where do I sign up for this one?

4:05 p.m. ET

Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers (NL)

NB: Los Angeles Chargers

RH: Los Angeles Chargers. You had me at Nathan Peterman.

4:25 p.m. ET

Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos (-2.5)

NB: Cincinnati Bengals

RH: Cincinnati Bengals. Always take the points in a matchup of two dumpster fires. Is the Broncos defense bad now or just unlucky to have faced the top two MVP candidates in back to back weeks?

New England Patriots (-6.5) at Oakland Raiders

NB: New England Patriots

RH: New England Patriots. It’s a little unfair for the Pats to have to travel to Mexico for this one after playing Sunday night while the Raiders are coming off their bye. I’ll take the Pats, but this could be a close one for three and a half quarters.

8:30 p.m. ET

Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5) at Dallas Cowboys

NB: Dallas Cowboys

RH: Dallas Cowboys. If Tyron Smith doesn’t suit up on Sunday night run away from this one. The Eagles d line will give Dallas all it can handle as is, but if Smith isn’t playing this could get uglier for Dak and company than it did against Atlanta.

Monday, Nov. 20

Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks (-3)

NB: Seattle Seahawks

RH: Seattle Seahawks. I’m worried how Seattle plays without Richard Sherman, but until I see it be a major issue I’m staying on them. The extra rest should help them get ready for this one.

Regular Season Record:

NB: 78-65-3 (Last week: 8-5-1)

RH: 78-65-1 (Last week: 7-6-1)

-Nick Bair & Randy Haines

Odds according to Westgate Las Vegas

Photo credit: AP Photo/Adrian Kraus

Week 10 NFL Picks

Thursday, Nov. 9

Seattle Seahawks (-6) at Arizona Cardinals

NB: Seattle Seahawks. I think this one could get ugly fast. Seattle needs a bounceback after losing to Washington last week.

RH: Seattle Seahawks. I don’t feel good about this one with the way Seattle just played against Washington, but betting against Drew Stanton is usually a good idea.

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Week 9 NFL Picks

Thursday, Nov. 2

Buffalo Bills (-3.5) at New York Jets

NB: Buffalo Bills. The Bills are pretty good! I swear.

RH: New York Jets. I continue to miss on the Bills this year and here I am back for more punishment. This has more to do with wanting to bet against a road favorite in division on a short week than it does the two teams, but who am I kidding. I still don’t believe in this Bills team.

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Week 8 NFL Picks

Thursday, Oct. 26

8:25 p.m. ET

Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens (-3)

NB: Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are killing me this year, but I’m not losing all hope quite yet. Although if they tank the rest of the way, Saquon would look great in purple.

RH: Miami Dolphins. Betting against the Ravens has worked out pretty well for me over the last month and I have no reason to think things will change on a short week. This team just isn’t good.

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Week 7 NFL Picks

Thursday, Oct. 19

Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Oakland Raiders

NB: Oakland Raiders. Always love a home underdog, especially when the teams are familiar. This should be a tight one and I’ll take the points.

RH: Oakland Raiders. Oakland’s season is on the line in this one and despite how bad they’ve looked over the last month I’m not writing them off just yet.

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