Are you looking for a vote of confidence when picking spreads, money lines and the under/ over in the NFL? Let me be that football wizard who has seen the prophecies of victory and has the ability to put your precarious souls at ease. Almost 20 years of sports wagering experience is proudly listed on the resume, as well as playing in my 21st season of fantasy football(definitely a self-proclaimed pioneer). But enough about this guy. In this weekly column, I'll offer up anything from sportsbook's outcomes, moods and reflections, as well as offer words of advice and knowledge on betting strategies. Additionally, for every game, I'll have my picks for the spread, moneyline and under/ over ready to go. And if you're good(or I just happen to be feeling generous), I'll offer up one of my tantalizing, high-odds 'Nicks Picks', a ticket too good to be true. Anyway, if for some reason any of Nick's Picks let you down, I'm cool with you telling your bookie it was all my fault. Yeah... right.
'EASY ON THE TURKEY' - Remember, you want to enjoy the holiday... not flip your dinner plate over in a sodium induced 'gravy-rage', because Detroit failed to cover the spread and land you that Black Friday, door-buster cash. Sure, take some action, especially if some lines are appealing. But keep in mind, they're still Thursday games and we all know how unpredictable teams like to perform on that special day. Just play it safe. Happy Thanksgiving and good luck!
NOTE: I HAVE ALTERED THE POINT VALUES ON VARIOUS SPREADS TO INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING CERTAIN GAMES. OBVIOUSLY, THE PAYOUT WILL BE LESS THAN CHOOSING THE POINTS A SPORTSBOOK PROVIDES. THOSE CHANGED BY ME WILL BE LISTED IN BRACKETS.
NICK'S PICK OF THE WEEK: 2 GAME PARLAY | MIN -2.5 | CAR -4.5
MINNESOTA VIKINGS @ DETROIT LIONS - MIN (-2.5) | MIN -141 | OVER 44
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS @ DALLAS COWBOYS - LAC -2 | LAC -124 | OVER 47
NEW YORK GIANTS @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS - WAS (-6.5) | WAS -333 | OVER 45
CAROLINA PANTHERS @ NEW YORK JETS - CAR -4.5 | CAR -216 | OVER 40
TENNESSEE TITANS @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - TEN (-2.5) | TEN -163 | UNDER 45.5
CLEVELAND BROWNS @ CINCINNATI BENGALS - CIN (-6.5) | CIN -375 | UNDER 38
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ ATLANTA FALCONS - TBB (+10.5) | ATL -402 | UNDER 49
BUFFALO BILLS @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - KCC (-9.5) | KCC -442 | UNDER 46.5
CHICAGO BEARS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - PHI -13.5 | PHI -855 | OVER 44
MIAMI DOLPHINS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - NEP -16.5 | NEP -1351 | OVER 48
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ers - SEA -6.5 | SEA -272 | OVER 45
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS - JAX -5.5 | JAX -232 | OVER 38
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ LOS ANGELES RAMS - NOS (+3.5) | NOS +129 | OVER 53
DENVER BRONCOS @ OAKLAND RAIDERS - OAK -5 | OAK -227 | OVER 43.5
GREEN BAY PACKERS @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS - PIT (-13.5) | PIT -917 | UNDER 43
HOUSTON TEXANS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS - HOU +7.5 | BAL -303 | OVER 38
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:
TOTAL O/U 8-5
TOTAL O/U 76-75