There aren’t many things more satisfying than bouncing back from a tough week. We we went 3-1 last week and are salivating at the prospect of finishing the football betting regular season on a strong note. There are some predictable games this week, so let’s seize the day and the bankroll.
2017 Week 16 NFL Picks
Minnesota Vikings (-9) at Green Bay Packers
The Pack are done, but this is a grudge match, to be sure. Green Bay is at home in December – and getting this many points? A less rusty Aaron Rodgers will keep this game close. Minny is good, but this is Lambeau. Take the points and the Packers.
Detroit Lions (-5) at Cincinnati Bengals
The Lions are alive and kicking and Cincy doesn’t have a pulse. A take of two teams and their sense of urgency. As Marvin Lewis seemingly gets ready to exit stage right, the Lions will have the motivation, discipline and intensity to win big. Take Detroit.
Carolina Panthers (-10) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carolina is on a roll. They’ve been somewhat overlooked in the NFC amidst great seasons by the Vikings, Rams and Eagles. But they’re right there and battling for a divisional crown. The Bucs are coming off a short week and a tight loss at home to the Falcons. Normally I would lean towards the more rested team here, but Tampa did cover Monday night and has no travel for this tilt. The Bucs are playing hard and I believe that this divisional battle will be a dog right. Give me the points and the Bucs.
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (-5.5)
The Saints didn’t cover last week because they were probably looking ahead to this matchup. They can put away the defending NFC champs with a win. I had been on the Falcons bandwagon all season long, believing that they would eventually turn it on and dominate opponents. It hasn’t happened. They’ve been solid, but not Super Bowl calibre. Give me the better team and the Saints.
Last Week: 3-1
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