Detroit Lions v. Atlanta Falcons
Pick: Lions -3.5 at +100 (5Dimes)
The high-speed Atlanta offense will not be as effective on grass at Wembley Stadium. The Falcons are yet to win outside of Atlanta, and are in for a long day against the Lions #1 ranked defense. Atlanta’s offensive line will have a hard time protecting Matty Ice. Despite missing Megatron again this week, the Lions should not have much trouble moving the football and scoring against the Falcons 30th ranked defense.
Buffalo Bills v. New York Jets *Added just before kickoff.
Pick: Jets -2 at -130 (5Dimes)
The Jets can’t keep losing, and are due for a win. They are not as bad as their record indicates. Look at the teams they have played: Green Bay, Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, Denver, and New England – all of whom have pretty good QB’s. Kyle Orton is not as good as any of those QB’s. Both teams have good defenses. The difference will be the injuries at RB for the Bills, as Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller are both out. This will force the already inept Bills offense to have to rely on Orton. Jets have dominated the Bills at home, winning the last four in NY.
Miami Dolphins v. Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick: Dolphins -5.5 at -117 (5Dimes)
The Dolphins won by double-digits in Chicago last week, and almost beat Green Bay the week before. Miami’s 4th ranked defense will be up against the leagues second worst offense. Ryan Tannehill has been playing really well. The Dolphins will dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and will run it down Jacksonville’s throat.
Houston Texans v. Tennessee Titans
Pick: Texans -3 at -120 (5Dimes)
The Texans are better than their record indicates. They have lost three in a row, but could have won all three of those games. They lost to the Cowboys in OT, kept it close against the Colts, and had a really bad second quarter against the Steelers. The Texans have a solid running game, and arguably have the best defensive player in the league in J.J. Watt. The Titans are one of the worst teams in the league, and are starting rookie Zach Mettenberger at QB. Poor Mettenberger, going up against Watt in his first start ever.
Indianapolis Colts v. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick: Colts -3 at -130 (5Dimes)
This pick is a steel, pun intended. The Colts are the hottest team in the league right now, and arguably the most balanced. Indianapolis has the best offense in the NFL, and the 3th ranked defense (1st in the AFC). The Colts have won five in a row, and are 6-1 ATS. This Steelers team is a far cry from teams in the past. Pittsburgh lost to Tampa Bay, and barely beat Jacksonville – two of the worst teams in the league.
Green Bay Packers v. New Orleans Saints
Pick: Packers +108 (5Dimes)
No need to over think this one. Yes, the Saints are better at home than they are on the road – but their two wins at home were against the Vikings and Bucs, the latter requiring OT. The Packers are, plain and simply, a much better football team. The Saints will be missing RB’s Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas. Jimmy Graham is still nursing an injury, and will probably be limited again.
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