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