Any NFL week this season where I can end up over .500 picking games both against the spread and straight up will be counted as a good week.
That’s how brutal it’s been this year picking games. The league is a minefield every single week.
Can we say the word upset anymore? Nobody is any good.
Look what happened last week to the Ravens, Bengals and Bills, all losing at home to teams that were heavily favored to beat. That’s why picking games is so tough week to week.
My ATS record for the year is now 72-72-6 — yay, I made it to .500 — and my straight-up record is 89-61.
Let’s see if it’s two weeks above .500 for both — only maybe even a little better than just the squeaking by from last week.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (-4)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET (Amazon Prime Video)
This game lost a little luster when both lost last week. The Bengals looked bad on defense, while the Ravens blew a fourth-quarter lead in losing to the Browns. I think Lamar Jackson will get back on track against a Bengals defense that was shredded last week. The Ravens take it.
Pick: Ravens 29, Bengals 24 (Result: Ravens 34, Bengals 20)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, fubo)
The Cowboys bounced back from their Eagles loss in a big way in blowing out the Giants. The Panthers lost at Chicago on Thursday and their offense is anemic and can’t get anything going. That’s not good against the Cowboys defense. Dak Prescott is also playing well. Blowout.
Pick: Cowboys 34, Panthers 14
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)
With Deshaun Watson out, this makes this a much tougher game for the Browns. But this team is about defense and running the football. That will still play out against a Steelers team that has issues on offense and stopping the run, giving up 4.5 per rush. Browns still take it without Watson.
Pick: Browns 23, Steelers 16
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Author : Pete Prisco
Publish date : 2023-11-19 10:01:31
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