Saturday, December 2, 2017
NFL WEEK 13 PICKS FROM THE SPORTS DOCTOR, PRESENTED BY 4SEASONS
Detroit Lions (6-5) at Baltimore Ravens (6-5)
Line : Ravens by 2.5
Baltimore’s defense will be the key here as they will stop Matthew Stafford and the Lions. Take the Ravens to win and cover.
San Francisco 49ers (1-10) at Chicago Bears (3-8)
Line: Bears by 3.5
Does anyone think Jimmy Garoppolo is the answer for San Fran? Take the Bears to win and cover.
Minnesota Vikings (9-2) at Atlanta Falcons (7-4)
Line: Falcons by 3
Minnesota has been on a great run, but Atlanta’s defense will be too tough on the road. Take the Falcons to win and cover.
New England Patriots (9-2) at Buffalo Bills (6-5)
Line: Patriots by 8.5
Sure the Bills looked good against the reeling Chiefs, but they don’t have enough on defense to stop Tom Brady. Take the Patriots to win and cover.
Denver Broncos (3-8) at Miami Dolphins (4-7)
Line: Broncos by 1
Two terrible teams with an entire December of meaningless games. Go with the home team. Take the Dolphins in an upset.
Houston Texans (4-7) at Tennessee Titans (7-4)
Line: Titans by 6.5
Houston’s season is a write off and playing consecutive road games on a short week is tough. Look for Marcus Mariota to have a big day. Take the Titans to win and cover.
Indianapolis Colts (3-8) at Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4)
Line: Jaguars by 9.5
With last week’s stinker out of their system, Jacksonville should be able to handle the lifeless Colts. Take the Jaguars to win and cover.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) at Green Bay Packers (5-6)
Brett Hundley played his best game of the season last week and the offense showed some spark. Green Bay should easily handle Tampa Bay. Take the Packers to win and cover.
Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) at New York Jets (4-7)
Line: Chiefs by 3
Last time the Chiefs played in this stadium, the lowly Giants beat them. I don’t think they will fix their offensive problems in time. Take the Jets in an upset.
Cleveland Browns (0-11) at Los Angeles Chargers (5-6)
Line: Chargers by 13.5
I really have to waste typing on this one? The Chargers dominated on US Thanksgiving in Dallas. They won’t even break a sweat in this one. Take the Chargers to win and cover.
Carolina Panthers (8-3) at New Orleans Saints (8-3)
Line: Saints by 4
New Orleans beat the Panthers earlier this year, and I think they will again here as Carolina is playing its second consecutive road game. Take the Saints to win and cover.
Los Angeles Rams (8-3) at Arizona Cardinals (5-6)
Line: Rams by 7
Arizona got a boost last week by beating Jacksonville by playing good defense. But I think the Rams are too tough and should win a tight one. Take the Rams to win but not cover.
New York Giants (2-9) at Oakland Raiders (5-6)
Line: Raiders by 7
It’s just sad what has become of the Giants…and all the drama will reflect on the field. Take the Raiders to win and cover.
Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) at Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
Line: Eagles by 5.5
The Seahawks aren’t the same team at home anymore…I think the 12th man didn’t renew his season tickets. Philadelphia keeps on rolling. Take the Eagles to win and cover.
Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)
Line: Steelers by 5
This is a playoff type game for Cincinatti as it could help decide their post season fate. Something didn’t look right last week with the Steelers, and I think it will show up again. Take the Bengals in an upset.
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