Week 15 NFL Picks

Thursday, Dec. 14

Denver Broncos (-2.5) at Indianapolis Colts

NB: Indianapolis Colts. Brutal Thursday night game this week. Hold your nose, cover your eyes,  and take the points with the home underdog.

RH: Indianapolis Colts. A bad game that doesn’t even have a lot of fantasy players in it. Hard pass.

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Week 14 NFL Picks

Thursday, Dec. 7

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (-1)

NB: Atlanta Falcons. In what should be a pick em, the Falcons are getting an extra 2 points for what I think the spread should be. For that alone, I’ll take Atlanta.

RH: Atlanta Falcons. This is essentially a win or go home game for Atlanta and I think they’ll show up. It’s a lot to ask for the Saints to play basically two in division games with a playoff like atmosphere in five days.

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Week 13 NFL Picks

Thursday, Nov. 30

8:25 p.m. ET

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (-2)

NB: Dallas Cowboys. Dak is better than he has looked the past few games. I think this is a bounceback game for the Cowboys’ offense. It’s nice that it’s not even November yet and this game means nothing already.

RH: Washington Redskins. Dallas is done. Dak has yet to throw a touchdown pass in three games without Zeke and there is no sign of this offense getting any better until Zeke is back.

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MLB Free Agency Preview

The Hot Stove season is about to kick into high gear and despite this not being the most loaded free agent class ever, there are plenty of players to keep an eye on as the winter goes along. The biggest name to move this offseason just might be Giancarlo Stanton via trade but I’ll go over some of the biggest names on the free agent market as well as some personal favorites.

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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

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