In Week 12, we went 5-2 picking against the spread and hit the money-line bet with the New York Jets (+200) over the Tennessee Titans.
The strongest part of the Bucs’ D is its pass defense and the Saints don’t really scare anybody on the ground. Look for at least a seven point victory this Sunday as the Bucs stay atop the NFC South. '
Next in Line 2. New York Giants (-3.5) vs. Washington Redskins. This will be an emotional game as the Redskins will remember the life of Sean Taylor one year later, but in the end, look for the Giants to advance to 11-1 and severely put the ‘Skins’ postseason chances in doubt.Washington is having trouble scoring these days and the Giants defense will keep that trend going, and on the other side of the ball, the G Men have put up 30+ points in four straight weeks. So no problem there.
Others we likeOakland Raiders, and still didn’t lose any ground in the porous AFC West. On the other side, the Jets come into this game on a roll, after just demolishing the previously undefeated Tennessee Titans.
Look for that trend to continue with a big victory by the Jets in the Meadowlands on Sunday.
2. Chicago Bears (+3) vs. Minnesota Vikings. Adrian Peterson is a known Bears’ killer, as you’ll find numerous highlight reels of him breaking 50+ yard runs vs. the Monsters of Midway, but that won’t be enough to overcome the horrendous play of QB Gus Frerotte. Look for Chicago to pull off the mini-upset this Sunday night.
'3. Buffalo Bills (-6) vs. San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have played admirably for Mike Singletary of late but that won’t be enough to overcome the cross country trip and hostile environment of Orchard Park. This game has a chance to be close until halftime, but in the end, we like the Bills to pull away and win by at least 10. '
Money Linefootball game is tricky because it is truly a game of desperation for the San Diego Chargers. But then again, so was last week and they blew it to the Indianapolis Colts. This game also has importance to the Falcons as they are very much in the thick of the AFC South race and trying to keep pace with the Bucs and Panthers. Look for a strong commitment to the running game and Michael Turner when the Falcons have the ball and for its defense to do just enough to keep Tomlinson and Rivers in check. We like QB Ryan and Co. to pull out the close victory on the road by a FG.