THREE New York Football Picks + More in Our NFL Week 14 ‘Locks of the Week’
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Los Angeles Rams @ Baltimore Ravens, 1:00, FOX
We’ve seen how dominant of a team the Ravens could be.
With plenty of convincing wins this season, they have certainly proved that they can cover big numbers, especially against NFC teams. Lamar is now 17-1 against the conference. The Rams on the other hand, are winners of three straight, putting up 36+ in two consecutive games.
With the trio of Kyren Williams, Cooper Kupp, and Puka Nucua, the Rams are 3-0 averaging 33 points and 412 yards of offense. The Ravens occasionally take their foot off the gas, leaving the door open for the Rams to keep it close in this cross conference bout.
PICK: Rams +7.5
Houston Texans @ New York Jets, 1:00, CBS
As a lifelong Jet fan, I can confidently say that this is the worst offense that they have ever had.
Whether it be Wilson, Boyle, or Siemian, one thing remains constant; horrible output. With reports of Zach Wilson not wanting to step back in for his team, I’m sure the vibes in the locker room are at best, mild. Stroud has looked like a five year vet in his rookie season.
He’s currently a shoe-in for Rookie of the Year and a realistic MVP candidate. While the Jets are very strong on defense, Zach Wilson “cutting it loose” is not something that excites me like it would have two years ago.
PICK: Texans -3.5
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25, CBS
In five matchups between Josh Allen and Pat Mahomes, there has been an average of 57 points scored between both teams.
The Bills have looked nearly flawless on the offensive side of the ball since Joe Brady took over as Offensive Coordinator. Brady and this offense have an extra week to prepare for this Chiefs team off a Sunday Night loss to Green Bay. Mahomes and this offense haven’t been nearly as explosive as recent years, but they’ve always been able to break down this Buffalo defense.
This is the first time I’ve picked two things from the same game, but deciding between the Bills and the over was just too tough. Bills win an always entertaining game with these Chiefs.
PICKS: Bills +1.5, Over 48.5 Points
Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants, 8:15 (MNF), ABC
‘Tommy Cutlets’ has been on a heck of a run so far in his Giants career.
After a disastrous start to his first game and a half for big blue, he’s won two straight, and now gets his shot to impress the entire country on Monday Night Football. The Packers are winners of three straight, and Jordan Love now leads the league in games with three plus passing touchdowns and zero interceptions.
They are looking like a legit playoff caliber team in recent weeks, and even with the Giants looking decent coming into this one, I can’t say the same about them. I expect this Green Bay pass rush to get home, and Love’s offense to continue to roll.
PICK: Packers -6.5
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