NFL Week 12 Picks — UPDATES WITH MONDAY NIGHT PICKS

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 12 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Atlanta at New Orleans
Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers
Tennessee at Houston

Week 11 Review:

Sometimes it is better to study the matchups than ride the momentum. Such was the case in flopping with the Steelers against the Jaguars. Sometimes there is also nothing you can do as a team wins without covering (I’m looking at you, Houston), and then there are games you just shrug your shoulders (hello, Chargers). On the bright side, watching the Vikings deliver the back-door cover on the over Sunday night, was heartwarming, and getting five of six right in that reee-donk-u-lus Chiefs-Rams game was nice, too.

Note: Monday’s picks will move late morning/early afternoon Monday after the “Bank the Bet” podcast in which Scott Steehn and I break down the Titans-Texans matchup. So give a listen!

And last but not least, a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and as always, thank you for reading.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Chicago at Detroit: Under 43.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Washington at Dallas: Cowboys -4.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Atlanta at New Orleans

Atlanta at New Orleans Full Game: Saints -12 (3/5) — WIN!
Atlanta at New Orleans Over/Under: Over 59 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Atlanta at New Orleans: Full Prop: Thomas anytime TD + Saints win -140 (3/5) — LOSS!
Atlanta at New Orleans:1st Half: Saints -7.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Atlanta at New Orleans: 1st Half Over/Under: Over 29.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Atlanta at New Orleans: 1st Half Prop: Saints over 18.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Sunday, Nov. 25

Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers

Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers Full Game: Cardinals +12.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers Over/Under: Under 44.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers: Full Prop: Chargers under 28.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers:1st Half: Chargers -7.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers: 1st Half Over/Under: Over 21.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers: 1st Half Prop: Chargers over 14.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Cleveland at Cincinnati — Over 46.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Seattle at Carolina — Panthers -3.5 (3/5) LOSS!
Jacksonville at Buffalo — Bills under 16.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Oakland at Baltimore — Raiders over 15.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
San Francisco at Tampa Bay — Under 54 points (3/5) — WIN!
New York Giants at Philadelphia — N.Y. Giants +5 (3/5) — WIN!
New England at New York Jets — Under 46.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Miami at Indianapolis — Colts -8 (3/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh at Denver — Steelers over 13.5 points 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Green Bay at Minnesota — Vikings -3 (5/5) — WIN!!

Monday, Nov. 26

Tennessee at Houston:

Tennessee at Houston Full Game: Texans -4 (4/5) — WIN!
Tennessee at Houston Over/Under: Over 42.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Tennessee at Houston: Full Prop: Texans over 23.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Tennessee at Houston: 1st Half: Texans -3 (3/5) — WIN!
Tennessee at Houston: 1st Half Over/Under: Over 21 points (3/5) — WIN!
Tennessee at Houston: 1st Half Prop: Over 7.5 points 1st quarter (5/5) — WIN!

Previous Week’s Record: 19-11 (.633)
Season Record: 131-115-1 (.532)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
3-Star Pick Record: 16-7 (.696)        Season (98-76-1, .563)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-2 (.333)           Season (16-22, .421)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)           Season (18-16, .529)

Author: Chris Altruda

Currently a freelance sportswriter on the hunt for full-time work. If you like my work or have constructive criticism, please share it and/or contact me at chris.altruda@hotmail.com or via Twitter at @AlTruda73 My portfolio of clippings can be viewed at http://www.clippings.me/caltruda And thank you for taking time out of your day to read my posts.

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