Last week looked favorable from the onset through the 1st 3 Thanksgiving games, but then all heck broke lose. Jeremy did correctly pick Chicago over Green Bay with the points and Zac told you that the Broncos would beat the Pats as the upset of the week! Jose was spot on with his analysis that the Panthers D would get to Tony Romo.. boy did they ever. The season is now officially 3/4’s complete for all teams and we’ll see which ones make it to the playoff finish line. For now, we present you with our Week 13 Picks. Enjoy the games!
NFL Point Spreads For Week 13 – Week Thirteen NFL Football Point Spread – NFL Spreads 12/3 – 12/7, 2015
|Date & Time||Favorite||Spread||Underdog|
|12/3 8:25 ET||Green Bay||-3||At Detroit|
|12/6 1:00 ET||At Chicago||-7||San Francisco|
|12/6 1:00 ET||Cincinnati||-9||At Cleveland|
|12/6 1:00 ET||At Tennessee||-2.5||Jacksonville|
|12/6 1:00 ET||At Buffalo||-3||Houston|
|12/6 1:00 ET||At Miami||-4||Baltimore|
|12/6 4:25 ET||Carolina||-7||At New Orleans|
|12/6 1:00 ET||At Minnesota||PK||Seattle|
|12/6 1:00 ET||Arizona||-5.5||At St. Louis|
|12/6 1:00 ET||At Tampa Bay||-2||Atlanta|
|12/6 1:00 ET||NY Jets||-2||At NY Giants|
|12/6 4:05 ET||Denver||-4||At San Diego|
|12/6 4:05 ET||Kansas City||-3||At Oakland|
|12/6 4:25 ET||At New England||-9.5||Philadelphia|
|12/6 8:30 ET||At Pittsburgh||-6.5||Indianapolis|
Monday Night Football Point Spread
|12/7 8:30 ET||At Washington||-4||Dallas|
Jeremy’s Picks (34-25-1):
Lions (+3) vs Packers: After dismantling the Eagles on Thanksgiving, the Lions will look to hand another costly loss to the division rival Packers and get a clean sweep for the season. Stafford to Megatron will be a popular phrase Thursday night. The Packers are just a little off as of late and need to figure it out soon.
Jaguars (+2.5) at Titans: The Jags are an up and coming team, just not this year. But next year they could compete for a wild card spot. I don’t trust Marcus Mariota completely yet and will continue his up and down season (this week being down). A-Rob, Bortlebee, and Julius Thomas will lead the way with the upset!!
Cardinals (-5.5) at Rams: Struggled in San Fran, but will turn on the high powered offense and D this weekend against a Rams team going no where fast. Only bright spot is Mr Gurley. Look for Carson Palmer to step up and put his name back in the MVP vote with Brady, Cam, and company.
Giants (+2) vs Jets: Umm, thank you Vegas?? Really don’t understand how the Jets are 2 point favorites here…Their secondary is decimated with injuries, might even see a Dee Milliner sighting on Sunday. The Giants can put up points against any defense, and the Jets aren’t as impressive as people think they are. I see a heavy dose of Ivory to soften the Giants interior defense and keep Eli and ODB off the field as much as possible. G-Men come away with the W that they desperately need!!
Steelers (-6.5) vs Colts: Big Ben is one of the toughest SOB’s in all of football. He gets knocked around every game, but bounces back in record time to throw for 300+ yds every game it seems. I thought Antonio Brown was overrated last year, but he has made me a believer. Hasselback’s age will show in Pittsburgh and Colts fans will be begging for Andrew Luck’s return ASAP.
Zac’s Picks (33-25-2):
Miami (-4) vs Baltimore: Baltimore narrowly escaped Cleveland with a win, needing an improbable last second blocked FG for a TD to avoid overtime. Miami, despite dropping to 4-7 with a loss to the Jets last week, will pose a significantly stronger threat to the Ravens than Austin Davis was to the Ravens. Miami’s offense can be inconsistent with Ryan Tannehill handling the offense at times, but they will do enough this week at home to get just their 2nd home win of the season.
Philadelphia (+9.5) vs New England: 9.5 point favorites with no Julian Edelman, Rob Grownkowski, or Danny Amendola? That seems like a huge spread for me, however the line actually opened at -13 for New England before settling down at -9.5! Either way, the Eagles are not a good team, but they are a better team when Sam Bradford starts, which he anticipates doing this Sunday. I don’t think the Eagles are going to outright win, but I do think they will find a way to play enough defense and score enough points to cover.
NY Giants (+2) vs NY Jets: A must win game for both teams. The Jets looked impressive last week while the Giants looked like Cinderella at 12:01am, turning back into a pumpkin against Washington after what was an impressive performance against the Patriots prior to that. For the Jets, Darrelle Revis looks like he will miss this game again due to lingering concussion symptoms and the Jets are razor thin in the secondary. We may even see a Dee Milliner sighting! Don’t get me wrong, the Jets will win the battle of the trenches on both offense and defense but this game will be had by the Giants as they will continue their streak of defeating the the Jets, a streak started back in 1993!
Kansas City (-3) vs Oakland: The Chiefs are a road favorite heading into Oakland. Don’t be fooled by the Raiders, as Dereck Carr is having a terrific season, throwing for 2,895, with 24 TDs, 6 INTs, and a 101.5 RAT. However Oakland’s Achilles heal is their defense, which ranks 27th. The Chiefs will get Charcandrick West back which will help stabilize the ground game and I’ll take KC and Alex Smith to steal one on the road.
New Orleans (+7) over Carolina: I wont go as far as saying that New Orleans will outright win like I correctly predicted the Broncos doing last week against the Pats, but this will be a good match-up of the #3 offense in the Saints vs the #2 offense in the Panthers squaring off in a fun NFC South battle. The big mismatch in this game is that the Saints are ranked 31st in defense and rank dead last in points allowed. The Saints are 2-3 in the last 5 match-ups against the Panthers dating back to 2013 and lost their first battle this year, 22-27. Not sure if it’s because I believe in Drew Brees in the Mercedes Superdome or just a hunch, but I do feel like the Saints will turn some heads this game.
Jose’s Picks (31-29-0):
Cincinnati (-9) at Cleveland: Red Rocket propels the Bengals to another W! While the Browns continue to flush themselves through the toilet… Mike Pettine not believing in Johnny Football gives Austin Davis the go. Expect an ugly one sided barn brawl.
Jacksonville (+2.5) at Tennessee: The 4-7 Jags are visiting the 2-9 Titans. I like Mariota and what he has been able to do, but they are about 2 years away from forming a true cohesive team that will be putting up some major points. I like the Jags, but i expect it to be close.
Carolina (-7) at New Orleans: KEEP POUNDING!!!! The Panthers are looking to go 12-0 and with the struggling D from New Orleans the Mighty Panthers are going to tear their way to an another large lead win. All cylinders are running strong and with Cam playing super human-like, i can’t see how Drew Brees could make voodoo down the Bayou…
Atlanta (+2) at Tampa Bay: Give Matty Ice both Freeman and Hester, and you will get in return an opportunity to play the game with a relieved Julio Jones. The extra healthy players should allow Julio to get ahead and make some amazing catches. The Bucs are coming off a heartbreak from the Colts, and they have been playing some really good football. But, and i do mean but… I like the obstacles Atlanta D will create for Doug Martin and the rest of the Bucs run crew. I own both Defenses in fantasy (don’t ask) and I will be starting Atlanta.
Denver (-4) at San Diego: Denver seem to have lucked into coming away with the win against the 10-1 Patriots. Peyton is still out (yet has no cast), and focused on getting back out onto the field. Brock Osweiler has gotten the wins without much effort from his part