Gambling has become a past time for myself and several of the people I assoicate with. It seems every week there is a new story to share around the office concerning the lateset trip to the casino. Well here is my latestest tale from Sept. 8. My gambling friend from Kansas came down and we […]
NFL Week 16 Free Picks. This is a list of the NFL Week 16 Free Picks. The Free Picks are made based on the teams playing, where the game is and other factors.TheNFL Week 15 Free Picks are:
Cowboys -10.5 over PANTHERS
The Panthers are actually playoff contenders now and the Cowboys have something to play for again as they failed to wrap up home-field advantage. Do I dare say this should be a close game? Not so fast. The Cowboys renewed efforts should make them very dangerous. Sure, the Panthers have run their record up to a much more respectable 6-8 but they are pretty much dead as far as the playoffs are concerned so they should start looking towards next year. The Cowboys, embarrassed last week, should be focused and let’s face it, they are the much better team here. If Jessica Simpson isn’t at the game, than take the Cowboys.
Now they’re not like the Dallas Cowboys of the past that were a force to be reckoned with that would keep the best players on guard in order to prevent any mishap but the setback from the Panthers shouldn’t deter them that much as they still have not lost their sheen and can sail through like poker online Indonesia.
BENGALS +3.5 over Browns
The Bengals are having a terrible season, especially since they entered the year with such high expectations and they would love nothing more than to try to ruin their intrastate rivals chance at the division and the playoffs. The Bengals still have a very good offense and the Browns defense is not that good. Also, don’t forget the trouble the Browns have away from home. This should be a close game, and although I see the Browns winning, it is by a field goal or less.
Packers -8.5 over BEARS
The Packers are tied with the Cowboys and now have a shot at home-field advantage in the NFC. I know that this is a nice rivalry game, and those are usually pretty close, but after watching the Bears and the Vikings play I am questioning the Bears pride and their defense. We all know the Bears should have some serious trouble on offense, but Favre won’t make the mistakes Jackson did last week and this should be a stomping if that happens.
TEXANS +7 over Colts
The Colts don’t have anything to play for anymore except some pride. They have wrapped up the AFC South and the second seed in the AFC playoffs and they can officially do no better or worse. I don’t expect the stars, Manning, Addai, Wayne, etc. to play more than a half of this game and it should be a close one, especially if Sage Rosenfels is playing. Houston is going for a non-losing record so there will be some pride on their side of the ball. Indy wins, but not by a touchdown.
LIONS -4.5 over Chiefs
The Lions have looked awful and the Chiefs have looked worse. Both of these teams led their divisions early in the season, but tanked, and I mean tanked, to finish the year. The Lions offense should be able to carry them in this game and the Chiefs offense has looked deplorable. The main thing working for the Lions is that they should finally be able to run the ball and that should open up the passing game.
BILLS +2.5 over Giants
Have you been watching the Giants recently? They look like they think they already clinched a playoff berth. Someone needs to wake them up this week or it will be a long, cold Sunday for them. I think the weather, mainly the cold, will keep the scoring down in this game and the Bills will use the homefield advantage, and the outside chance at a playoff berth in their favor. Trent Edwards has been very solid since he took over the starting job and Marshawn Lynch will be hard to stop. If the Giants defense can get to the QB than they might cover, if not, you will see some angry fans in New York come Monday.
Raiders +13.5 over Jaguars
The Jaguars have all but wrapped up the first wild card spot and a date with the Steelers in Pittsburgh so their motivation may be a little bit lacking. This is also a game where you will see some starters sit. The Raiders have been playing better and should not lose this game by two touchdowns. If JaMarcus Russell does not start I would definetly go with the Raiders this weekend.
SAINTS -3 over Eagles
The Eagles have looked pretty impressive over the last few weeks, but the Saints have also looked pretty good. The Saints are still looking for a playoff berth while the Eagles are officially out. The Saints have much more offensive talent, save Brian Westbrook, and if they can contain the Eagles star running back than they should easily win this game.
Falcons +10 over CARDINALS
The Falcons are having one of the worst seasons, both on and off the field, of any team in NFL history but they have a chance to at least not be blown out this weekend. This will be their first game without Bobby Petrino and they could either show a complete lack of caring or they could have some extra motivation there, it is a toss up. The Cardinals have been disappointing this season and now that they are officially out of the playoff race you may see Fitzgerald and Boldin sitting more to help heal their injuries. The Falcons should be able to run the ball and keep this one close enough to cover.
Buccaneers -6.5 over 49ERS
The Bucs have clinched the playoffs and have nothing real to play for except a better seeding for the playoffs. That will be enough to keep some of their top players in the game for a good portion and even when they sub out there talent is better than that of the 49ers. Shaun Hill has been playing well as the QB of the 49ers, but he has not played a defense the caliber of the Buc yet and he will not cope well. Take the Buces here by more than a touchdown.
Dolphins +22 over PATRIOTS
Yup, I know it is crazy, but the Dolphins always seem to play well against the Patriots in Foxborough. I don’t understand it, but they are the facts. I am by no means saying that the Dolphins will win this game, but with Cleo Lemon as their quarterback they should be able to score just enough points to cover, especially when New England lets off the gas just a little in the fourth quarter.
Jets +8.5 over TITANS
The Titans are certainly offensively challenged at this point except for Rob Bironas. The Jets have a terrible record and nothing to play for, but Mangini will not let them just go through the motions on Sunday. The Titans will come away with a win, but the Jets will not make it easy on them.
VIKINGS -7 over Redskins
The Vikings and Redskins will be playing a very, very meaningful game on Sunday Night. They will be playing for the advantage on the last spot in the NFC Wild Card race with one game to play, who would have thought that a number of weeks ago. The Vikings are much more offensively talented than the Redskins and they will use their two runningback system to wear out the Redskins, much like they did to the Bears. The Redskins also start Todd Collins at quarterback, so there is another reason to go with the Vikes.
Broncos +7 over CHARGERS
The Chargers have clinched the AFC West and they destroyed the Broncos earlier in the season, so what makes the Broncos cover? The Broncos play very inconsistently, and if they do come to play this week they have a shot to cover. Tomlinson won’t play more than a half of the game and Gates has been nowhere to be found. If the Broncos ever had a chance to beat the Chargers, it would be this week.
With all the picks made it is time for me to remind you that these are merely the best plays on the board as I see them and they are not guaranteed winners, nothing is guaranteed. I hope you have fun with these NFL selections and good luck this weekend. All lines are gathered from BetUs.com and from Wagerline.com and were accurate at the time of this article being written. Keep in mind, line movement may occur.
Remember not to bet more than you can afford to lose and that wagering should be for fun only. If you have a gambling problem I urge you not to place a wager.