WEEK 17 NFL PICKS (December 30)

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 17 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos

Week 16 Review:

Note to self: When you here the pang of your gut, listen to your gut. Or easier translated: Sometimes the simpler narrative is the right one to follow. In last week’s case, it was the case of thinking the Raiders would respond to the potential finality of a last home game in the Oakland Coliseum and pole-axing a Denver Broncos team simply playing out the string. In some respects, the two picks I got right in that Monday night fiasco were pure luck.

Also a quick note for you, the readers of this space. First, THANK YOU for reading! Hopefully, I’ve done well enough for you to not loathe me. Secondly, I have been informed I will be handling the AFC for the postseason in a way similar to how I break down Monday night games. Thus, the timeline works like this:

Monday night: Short lookahead
Thursday night: Deep dive preview covering both sides of the ball.
24-36 hours before kickoff: One last update based on line movement and injury reports.

One important thing to note: The format Winners and Whiners uses for Monday night only allows for a full game spread pick and full game over/under. Only HERE will you find the complete six-pick listing that I usually make with each preview I do. If that changes, I will inform you accordingly.

So follow Winners and Whiners on Twitter here (@WinnersWhiners) and follow me here @AlTruda73

For the individual games that have six picks, remember the 5/5 is simply the best pick of that individual game, not the entire week. There will be two other four and five-star picks among the rest of the Week 17 selections.

That said… ONTO THE GAMES!

Sunday, December 30

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills:

Full Game — Bills -3.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Full Total — UNDER 39.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Full Prop — Bills UNDER 22.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
1st Half — Dolphins +3 (3/5) — WIN!
1st Half Total — UNDER 19.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
1st Half Prop — Dolphins OVER 8.5 points (4/5) — WIN!

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings:

Full Game — Bears +5.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Full Total — UNDER 40.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Full Prop — Vikings UNDER 23.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
l1st Half — Bears +2.5 (5/5) — WIN!
1st Half Total — UNDER 20 points (3/5) — WIN!
1st Half Prop — Bears OVER 8.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos:

Full Game — Chargers -6.5 (5/5) — WIN!
Full Total — OVER 41.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Full Prop — Broncos UNDER 18.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
1st Half — Chargers -3.5 (3/5) — WIN!
1st Half Total — OVER 20.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
1st Half Prop — Chargers OVER 12.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans — UNDER 40 points (3/5) — WIN!
New York Jets at New England Patriots — OVER 46.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints — UNDER 42.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants — Giants -3 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers — UNDER 51.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers — Packers -5.5 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers — Steelers UNDER 29.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams — Rams -10.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens — Ravens -6.5 — LOSS!
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks — Seahawks -7 1st half (5/5) —LOSS!
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins — Redskins UNDER 17.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs — Chiefs -3.5 1st quarter (3/5) — WIN!
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans — UNDER 44 points (3/5) — LOSS!

This Week’s Record: 17-14 (.548)
Season Record: 197-181-1 (.521)

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: 10-10 (.500)      Season (139-128-1, .521)
4-Star Pick Record: 4-2 (.667)          Season (27-31, .466)
5-Star Pick Record: 3-2 (.600)          Season (31-22, .585)

WEEK 16 NFL PICKS

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 16 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

The picks will be updated in stages, with Sunday’s picks coming either Saturday or Sunday morning, and then the picks for Monday night’s game coming late Monday morning or early afternoon.

Week 15 Review:

If the Seahawks had won that game in overtime agains the San Francisco 49ers, I would have finished .500 for the week and not agitated. But, as the sarcastic saying goes, “If my aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle.” Therefore, I got nothing and liked it. (Spalding!)

So it’s now a two-week losing streak and I’m under the magic 52.5 percent mark for the season. I need a rally. Not a big one, mind you, but enough to get back over the hump and start getting myself in a good frame of mind for the postseason.

Once more,  I hope to return to the “Bank the Bet” podcast with Scott Steehn, which is always a good time as we break down the Monday night matchup between the Broncos and Raiders, with a potential fare thee well to the Oakland Coliseum. Scott usually finds a third to join us, and it is always a good time, and more times than not, one of us is making money from our picks, so why don’t you give a listen and get some money too!

So follow Winners and Whiners on Twitter here (@WinnersWhiners) and follow me here @AlTruda73

For the individual games that have six picks, remember the 5/5 is simply the best pick of that individual game, not the entire week. There will be two other four and five-star picks among the rest of the Week 15 selections.

That said… ONTO THE GAMES!

Saturday, December 22

Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans — Titans -6.5 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers — Chargers -4.5 (3/5) — LOSS!

Sunday, December 23

Buffalo Bills at New England:

Buffalo Bills at New England Full Game — Patriots -13 (3/5)LOSS!
Buffalo Bills at New England Full Total — Under 44.5 points (4/5)WIN!
Buffalo Bills at New England Full Prop — Bills UNDER 15.5 points (5/5)WIN!
Buffalo Bills at New England 1st Half — Patriots -7.5 (3/5)WIN!
Buffalo Bills at New England 1st Half Total — OVER 22.5 points (3/5)LOSS!
Buffalo Bills at New England 1st Half Prop — Patriots -3.5 1st Quarter (3/5) — WIN!

New York Giants at Indianapolis Colts — UNDER 48.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Houston Texans at Philadelphia Eagles — OVER 46.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins — Dolphins -3.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Green Bay Packers at New York Jets — OVER 47.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns — OVER 23 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys — UNDER 48 points (5/5) — WIN!
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions — Lions UNDER 18.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers — Falcons -3 (5/5) — WIN!
Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers — Bears -4 (4/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals — OVER 43.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints — Saints -3.5 1st Half (4/5) — LOSS!
Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks — OVER 55 points (3/5) — WIN!

Monday, December 24

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Full Game — Broncos -3 (5/5) — LOSS!
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Full Total — UNDER 43 points (3/5) — WIN!
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Full Prop — Raiders UNDER 20.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 1st Half — Broncos -0.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 1st Half Total — UNDER 21.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 1st Half Prop — Broncos OVER 10.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

This Week’s Record: 11-9 (.550)
Season Record: 177-163-1 (.521)

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: 6-8 (.429)          Season (127-116-1, .523)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          Season (23-28, .451)
5-Star Pick Record: 3-0 (1.000)        Season (28-19, .568)

WEEK 14 NFL Picks — UPDATES WITH SUNDAY PICKS!

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 14 games for Winners and Whiners between:

No previews this week.

Just a note that I did not write any previews for this weekend’s games since my liver and myself are recovering from my alma mater Marquette defeating No. 12 Wisconsin in overtime. If you ever want to lose a layer of stomach lining, I strongly suggest watching your team — which entered the game shooting 75.9 percent from the foul line — miss six consecutive free throws while trying to protect a four-point lead in overtime. Good times. Anyway, there will be some games with between two picks for all 16 games this weekend to get to a total of 20.

And while I will not be on the “Bank the Bet” podcast in which Scott Steehn, you should give a listen because Scott always gets good people on that show who make smart, winning picks. So follow Winners and Whiners on Twitter here (@WinnersWhiners) and follow me as well here @AlTruda73

Week 13 Review:

I blame my love of offense on flopping Thursday night, and not trusting in the “rust” of the Rams in the first half. I also blame Mike McCarthy for the Packers debacle. Just like everyone in Green Bay. There were two picks I was proud of — the Dolphins money line in the first half and the Jets getting six points at Tennessee before that colossal collapse.

Also, it never ceases to amaze how close to a lock is the Patriots are when giving less than a touchdown. And so it goes for this bitter Jets fan. Once more to the picks!

Thursday, Dec. 6

Jacksonville at Tennessee: Over 18.5 points 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!

Sunday, Dec. 9

New York Jets at Buffalo: Bills -4.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
New York Giants at Washington: Giants -3 (3/5) — WIN!
New Orleans at Tampa Bay: Saints -9.5 (4/5) and Under 54 points (3/5) —  WIN and WIN!
New England at Miami: Patriots -9 (3/5) — LOSS!
Baltimore at Kansas City: Chiefs -4 1st half (5/5) — WIN!
Indianapolis at Houston: Texans -4 (4/5) and Over 49 points (3/5) — LOSS! and LOSS!
Carolina at Cleveland: Over 23.5 points 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Atlanta at Green Bay: Under 50.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Denver at San Francisco: Under 22.5 points 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Cincinnati at Los Angeles Chargers: Chargers -9.5 1st half (4/5) — LOSS!
Philadelphia at Dallas: Over 21.5 points 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Detroit at Arizona: Cardinals +1 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh at Oakland: Steelers -7 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Los Angeles Rams at Chicago: Over 51.5 points (3/5) and Bears +1.5 1st half (3/5) — LOSS/WIN!

December 10

Minnesota at Seattle: Over 46 points (5/5) — LOSS!

Previous Week’s Record: 8-11 (.421)
Season Record: 157-140-1 (.529)

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: 6-9 (.400)          Season (114-97-1, .540)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)         Season (19-25, .432)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)         Season (22-18, .550)

NFL Week 13 Picks — UPDATED WITH MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 13 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions
Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 12 Review:

Disclaimer: I am a New York Jets fan, which while currently living in Chicago, I equate to being the drunken obnoxious twin of the lovable loser Cubs fans prior to their winning the World Series title. I sat at my dive bar watching the Jets-Patriots game fairly confident the Jets would not ruin my “under” pick with a back-door touchdown that also would have killed people who took the Patriots giving whatever range of points one could get during the week. And that confidence was rewarded when that 4th down pass fell incomplete just after the two-minute warning.

Once again, I tried to be too cute by a half and threaded a needle that was not there in the Chargers-Cardinals game after taking the Chargers and the points and the over in the first half because I keep believing the Cardinals are going to somehow morph into a competent team with Josh Rosen. The only other incorrect pick that raised my hackles was Pittsburgh turning in a clunker for a second consecutive week after thinking it had purged itself of such performances in the win over Jacksonville.

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 NFC East blood feud between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. In a shameless boast of my prowess that will undoubtedly lead to some comeuppance, I am 11-1 with my MNF picks the last two weeks after sweeping a six-pack of picks in the Titans-Texans game. This contest, however, is more challenging to call.

So, please, give a listen! And as always, onto the picks!

Thursday, Nov. 29

New Orleans at Dallas — Saints over 15.5 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
New Orleans at Dallas — Saints -7.5 (3/5) — LOSS!

Sunday, Dec. 2

L. A. Rams at Detroit Lions:

L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: Rams -10 (4/5) — WIN!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions Over/Under: Over 55 points (3/5) — LOSS!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: Full Prop: Lions under 22.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: 1st Half: Rams -6.5 (5/5) — WIN!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: 1st Half Over/Under: Over 27 points (3/5) — LOSS!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: 1st Half Prop: Rams over 17.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers —

Arizona at Green Bay Packers: Packers -14 (4/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers Over/Under: Under 42.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers Full Prop: Cardinals under 14.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers 1st Half: Packers -8 (3/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers 1st Half Over/Under: Over 21.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers 1st Half Prop: Packers Over 15.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!

Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons –Falcons -1.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals — Broncos -5.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans — Texans over 26.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars — Colts -3 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins — Dolphins -180 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Chicago Bears at New York Giants — Over 44 points (3/5) — WIN!
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Under 53.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders — Under 54.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans — N.Y. Jets +6 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots — Patriots -5 (3/5) — WIN!
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks — 49ers under 18.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers — Chargers +2 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!

Monday, Dec. 3

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles -6 (4/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Over/Under: Over 45 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Full Prop: Eagles over 25.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1st Half: Eagles -200 (3/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1st Half Over/Under: Over 22.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1st Half Prop: Eagles over 13.5 points (5/5) — WIN!

Previous Week’s Record: 17-15 (.531)
Season Record: 149-129-1 (.536)

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: 12-12 (.500)      Season (110-88-1, .555)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)           Season (18-24, .429)
5-Star Pick Record: 3-1 (.750)           Season (21-17, .553)

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)

NFL Week 11 picks (UPDATED WITH MONDAY NIGHT PICKS)

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 11 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week 10 Review:

It is amazing watching one play completely undo your picks. In the Dallas-Philadelphia play Sunday night, that 3rd-and-15 screen pass to Michael Gallup for 25 yards when the Cowboys led 6-3 changed everything. If the Eagles make a stop there, the Cowboys punt and the Eagles likely run out the clock. I had the Cowboys under 8.5 points in the first half, the Cowboys under 18.5 points, the Eagles giving 6.5 points, and the overall under. And all four picks came undone with the ripple effects after that conversion.

All things considered, though, to finish above .500 after hitting 75 percent in Week 9 is acceptable. There were also a lot of ugly games in terms of betting, and there was some comeuppance (hello, New England and the Jacksonville-Indianapolis under).

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 titanic, humongous, incredible, not-to-be missed, gargantuan and epic possible Super Bowl preview between the Chiefs and Rams. So give a listen!

Thursday, Nov. 15

Green Bay at Seattle — Over 49.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Sunday, Nov. 18

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville:

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville Full Game: Steelers -5.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville Over/Under: Under 47 points (4/5) — WIN!
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: Jaguars Under 20.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: 1st Half: Steelers -3 (3/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: 1st Half Over/Under: Over 23.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville: 1st Half Prop: Steelers over 13.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Cincinnati at Baltimore — Bengals Over 19.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Tampa Bay at New York Giants — Under 52 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Houston at Washington — Texans -3 (5/5) — LOSS!
Dallas at Atlanta — Falcons Over 13.5 points 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
Tennessee at Indianapolis — Colts -2 (3/5) — WIN!
Carolina at Detroit — Panthers -4.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers — Chargers -4.5 1st Half (3/5) — WIN!
Oakland at Arizona — Under 40.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Philadelphia at New Orleans — Saints -5 1st Half (3/5) — WIN!
Minnesota at Chicago — Over 44.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Monday, Nov. 19

Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams

Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams Full Game: — Chiefs +3.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams Over/Under: Over 63.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams Prop: Mahomes Over 2.5 TD passes (4/5) — WIN!
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams 1st Half: Rams -2.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams 1st Half Over/Under: Over 31.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Rams 1st Half Prop: Chiefs Over 14.5 points (5/5) — WIN!

Previous Week’s Record: 13-10 (.565)
Season Record: 114-104-1 (.523)

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: 10-7 (.588)       Season (82-69-1, .543)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          Season (15-20, .429)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-2 (.333)           Season (16-14, .533)

 

 

NFL Week 10 Picks (UPDATES with Monday Night Football!)

Week 9 Review: (Cue Lou Gehrig microphone echo)… “Today, I consider myself, the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Yep, it was that good. Did I get few breaks? Oh absolutely. Zuerlein’s bomb at the end of the first half in the Rams-Saints game was one. Denver’s missed field goal against Houston was another, especially since I had a 5/5 confidence rating on it. Sometimes you come out lucky, sometimes not so much. I’m sure there is a disaster waiting to be unfurled between now and the end of the season. Hell, it might even be this week. But still, onto the games!

Thursday, Nov. 8

Carolina at Pittsburgh: Over 9.5 points 1st Quarter (3/5) — WIN!

Sunday, Nov. 11

New Orleans at Cincinnati — Over 27 points first half (5/5) — WIN!
Atlanta at Cleveland — Falcons over 14.5 points 1H (3/5) — LOSS!
Jacksonville at Indianapolis — Under 47 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Detroit at Chicago — Over 44 points (4/5) — WIN!
Arizona at Kansas City — Chiefs -10 1H (3/5) — WIN!
New England at Tennessee — Patriots -3.5 1H (3/5) — LOSS!
Washington at Tampa Bay — Under 50.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Buffalo at New York Jets — Jets -7 (3/5) — LOSS!
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland — Under 49.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Miami at Green Bay — Packers -3 1st Quarter (3/5) — WIN!
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams — Seahawks +9.5 (3/5) — WIN!

Dallas at Philadelphia:

Dallas at Philadelphia Full Game: Eagles -6.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Dallas at Philadelphia Over/Under: Under 43.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Dallas at Philadelphia Full Prop: Cowboys under 18.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Dallas at Philadelphia 1st Half: Eagles -4 (3/5) — LOSS!
Dallas at Philadelphia 1st Half Over/Under: Under 21.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Dallas at Philadelphia 1st Half Prop: Cowboys Under 8.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!

Monday, Nov. 12

New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers:

New York Giants at San Francisco Full Game: Giants +3.5 (3/5) — WIN!
New York Giants at San Francisco Over/Under: Under 45 points (3/5) — LOSS!
New York Giants at San Francisco Full Prop: 49ers Under 24.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
New York Giants at San Francisco 1st Half: 49ers -2.5 (4/5) — WIN!
New York Giants at San Francisco 1st Half Over/Under: Under 23 points (3/5) — PUSH!
New York Giants at San Francisco 1st Half Prop: 1st Quarter Under 7.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Previous Week’s Record: 12-11-1 (.521)
Season Record: 101-94-1 (.518)

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: 8-9-1 (.472)       Season (72-62-1, .537)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          Season (13-19, .406)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)           Season (15-13, .536)