November 2017

Football picksNovember 14, 2017

NFL Sunday Night Football Week 11 PreviewNFL Sunday Night Football Week 11 Preview

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys 

Sunday, Nov. 19, 8:30 p.m. (ET) NBC

NFL Betting Pointspread: Philadelphia -3

Total Line: 48 

Philadelphia at Dallas Game Matchup Overview

The Eagles went into last week’s bye with the best straight-up record in the NFL at 8-1. Without playing a game, they widened their lead in the NFC East last week when the other three teams in the division went down in defeat. Philadelphia is a profitable 7-2 against the spread and the total has gone OVER in six of its first nine games. It is 3-1 ATS this season on the road and 5-1 ATS when closing as a favorite.

It has been the Carson Wentz show for the Eagles this season with the second-year quarterback lighting things up through the air. He has thrown for 2,262 yards and 23 touchdowns against just five interceptions. The ground game led by LeGarrette Blount has done its part as well with an average of 136.8 rushing yards per game. On the other side of the ball, Philadelphia is ranked 10th in the NFL in yards allowed and first against the run.

Dallas could find itself a full four games off the pace in the division title race with a loss on Sunday night after getting beat by Atlanta last Sunday 27-7 as a 3.5-point road underdog. The Cowboys are now 5-4 on the year both SU and ATS, The total stayed UNDER in their last two games after going OVER the closing line in their previous four contests. They have gone an even 2-2 ATS this season in their first four home games.

In the Cowboys’ first test without the services of running back Ezekiel Elliott, they posted 107 yards on the ground against Atlanta as opposed to a season average of 143.6 rushing yards, which was the second-highest total in the league. Dak Prescott took a beating in that game with eight sacks while only connecting on 20 of his passing attempts for 176 yards. Dallas did keep Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan in check on defense, but it allowed 132 yards on the ground.


Football picksNovember 6, 2017

NFL Week 10 Thursday Night PreviewNFL Week 10 Thursday Night Preview - Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Thursday, Nov. 9, 8:25 p.m. (ET) NBC

Pointspread: Seattle -6

Total Line: 42.5

Seattle at Arizona Game Overview 

This Thursday night Seattle will be looking to quickly erase the memory of a bad loss on a short week. The Seahawks fell to 5-3 straight-up and 3-5 against the spread on a last minute 17-14 loss to Washington late Sunday afternoon as eight-point home favorites. They head on the road this week with a 2-3 record ATS when closing as favorites. The total stayed UNDER closing 44.5-point line against the Redskins and it has stayed UNDER in three of their last four games.

Russell Wilson put the ball up 45 times in Sunday’s loss for 297 yards and two scores a week after throwing for over 400 yards and four scores in a victory at home against Houston. The biggest difference between the two efforts was 41 points in win over the Texans and 14 points in the loss to Washington. This type of inconsistency has plagued this offense all year long even though it is still ranked fourth in the NFL in average yards gained (378.6).

Arizona was able to even its record to 4-4 SU with Sunday’s 20-10 road win against winless San Francisco as a 2.5-point road favorite. It was just the second time this season that the Cardinals covered the spread and the total has now stayed UNDER in six of their last seven games. They return home with 1-2 record ATS in three previous games this season at U of Phoenix Stadium.

Drew Stanton got the start at quarterback in Sunday’s game with Carson Palmer on the shelf for the rest of the season with a broken arm. He completed 50 percent of his 30 throws for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Larry Fitzgerald came down with five catches for 70 yards, but the biggest star of the game was Adrian Peterson running the ball with 159 yards rushing on 37 carries. This was a major improvement from an offense that was one of the worst running teams in the league.