Week 10 and the playoff picture is starting to take shape. We’re not quite there yet, but some teams are beginning to show their dominance half way through the season. It will become a test in late December if they can continue that streak.
Last Week’s Results
Head to Head: 8-5
Against the Spread: 6-5-2
Season to Date
Head to Head: 76-56
Against the Spread: 47-50-19
All odds courtesy of Oddshark.com
Bye Week Teams: Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia
Thursday, November 9th
Seattle at Arizona
Line: Seahawks by 5½
Seattle is come off an ugly home loss to Washington. They have to travel to the desert to take on a Cardinals team that is struggling to stay alive in the NFC West. The Seahawks will make it tough for Arizona to win, despite being at home. It will be a close game.
Smooth’s Pick – Seattle (24-21)
Sunday, November 12th
Cincinnati at Tennessee
Line: Titans by 4½
Tennessee goes for their 4th straight win, while the Bengals try to build a new streak. They struggled on the road in Jacksonville. This game won’t be any different. Look for the Titans to open it up in the air.
Smooth’s Pick – Tennessee (26-18)
Cleveland at Detroit
Line: Lions by 12½
The Browns have been hopeless on the road, giving up nearly 30 points to the opposition. The Lions will have a field day verses a weak Cleveland secondary. A win will but the Lions even further in the drivers seat.
This is my lock!
Smooth’s Pick – Detroit (31-14)
Green Bay at Chicago
Line: Bears by 5½
It’s clear that the Packers are just not the same team without Aaron Rodgers. And for the first time in nearly 5 years, the Bears are actually favored against the Green Bay at home. A win and the Bears will be one game below .500.
Smooth’s Pick – Chicago (24-13)
LA Chargers at Jacksonville
Line: Jags by 3½
Fresh off a bye week, the Bolts travel to North Florida to take on a Jags team that is sporting a rare three game win streak. This is a chance for the Jags to take control of the AFC South with a win. But it won’t be easy despite being at home.
Smooth’s Pick – Jacksonville (28-17)
Minnesota at Washington
Line: Vikings by 1
This may be the game of the week. Both teams are evenly matched. However, we just don’t know which Redskins team will show up. We know the Vikings will look to extend their win streak to 6 games. This is another game to watch.
Smooth’s Pick – Minnesota (22-20)
Tampa Bay at NY Jets
Line: Jets by 2½
Gang Green looked good verses Buffalo at home. The challenge now is to win on the road where they have trouble. The Bucs will be without Jameis Winston and they have a familiar face starting, Ryan Fitzpatrick. A chance for the Jets to go to .500.
Smooth’s Pick – NY Jets (23-21)
New Orleans at Buffalo
Line: Saints by 3
This weekend they’re calling for cold weather at New Era Stadium, that doesn’t bode well for the Saints who don’t play well in the elements. The Bills will have to recover from their stinker in the Meadowlands. They had more than enough time to recover.
This is my upset special!
Smooth’s Pick – Buffalo (19-17)
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis
Line: Steelers by 10
The Colts coming off a win on the road against a weakened Houston team helped their chance in the AFC South. It would matter, as the Steelers look to lay the smack down hard.
Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (31-13)
Houston at LA Rams
Line: Rams by 11½
The Rams put up their highest point total of the season against bad Giants team. But they may have some trouble with a stronger Texans defense. The point total may be a bit high, but the Rams should be able to continue their success.
Smooth’s Pick – LA Rams (27-16)
Dallas at Atlanta
Line: Falcons by 2½
The Falcons have been horrible lately, losing four of their last 5 games. This is not the same Super Bowl team we saw last year. The Cowboys pose an interesting obstacle in Atlanta’s plans. Unless they can stop the Cowboys run game, it will be of no use.
Smooth’s Pick – Dallas (27-24)
NY Giants at San Francisco
Line: Giants by 2½
If you heard the AM Sports Beat on Monday, we called on Giants ownership to fire head coach Bob McAdoo. On Wednesday, unnamed sources have confirmed that McAdoo has lost the team’s respect. Sunday will be an indication if that is, in fact, true. The Niners are a weaker opponent, and if the G-Men can’t handle them and win, it just makes our commentary much more real.
Smooth’s Pick – NY Giants (24-23)
New England at Denver
Line: Patriots by 7½
The Patriots come off a bye week to take on a different Broncos team. Denver has struggled losing three in a row. Their once proud defense is in a state of tatters. The Patriots will be licking their chops.
Smooth’s Pick – New England (34-12)
Monday, November 13th
Miami at Carolina
Line: Panthers by 10
The Dolphins were humiliated on the road two weeks ago, getting shut out by Baltimore. They take on another tough defense with the Panthers looking to win their third straight.
Smooth’s Pick – Carolina (26-10)
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