Here are this week’s picks. I’ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week’s games in the comments section. Good luck!
Week 12 Record: 2-2
Seattle Seahawks (+3.5) at Chicago Bears
The Seahawks are terrible on the road, and there’s no reason to think they’ll break out of that slump this week against the Bears’ defense.
Jacksonville Jaguars (+6) at Buffalo Bills
The Bills really shouldn’t be a six-point favorite over anyone, even the Jaguars. Maybe the Jags can build off a win against the Titans from last week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+8) at Denver Broncos
Sure it’s a far distance for the Bucs to travel, but to be eight-point underdogs is rough considering how well the team has been playing. Peyton Manning and Broncos are coming off a bad performance in a win over the Chiefs, so expect this one to be close.
New York Giants (-2) at Washington Redskins
If this spread had been 3.5 or greater, I would have been more skeptical about betting this game. This game has the potential to be either a close game or a blowout. Even if the Giants struggle, winning the game by a field goal is a definite possibility, and that’s why I’m sticking with Big Blue on the road.
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