Free Preview: NFL PicksBook Week 16
Two weeks left in the NFL season and two games already down. Rob Trayah takes you into the rest of the week 16 schedule as you prepare for the post season.
Week 16 got kicked off with both underdogs covering on the road, including Baltimore's win at Los Angeles. Still plenty of options to look at as teams are continuing to look to solidify their playoff spots.
|Team||Opp||Last5||H/A||STR||WG O/U||WG ML||Caesars O/U||Caesars ML||CGT O/U||CGT ML||BreakDown|
|New Orleans Saints||Pittsburgh Steelers||3-2||6-2||0||57||-260||0||0||0||0||0||Saints -6.5: This game is big for both teams, but for the home team, a chance to get right on offense back at home. Steelers are coming off an important win against New England last week, but the Ravens' win over the Chargers last night adds more pressure to the AFC playoff picture. New Orleans has a win and stay in the dome through out the playoffs and it is time for their offense to figure out their issues. Ted Ginn comes back today and the field should start to open up. New Orleans' defense has found life and is top 5 in the NFL in yards allowed in their last three. Pittsburgh is going to need to come out quick to stem the crowd, but the Saints should cover the score.|
|New England Patriots||Buffalo Bills||3-2||8-0||44.5||-1000||45||-900||45||-1100||45||-1000||45||45||-833||45.5||-735||Patriots -13.5: It's a big spread and the off-field troubles this week might be concerning, but it's New England. Hats and t-shirts weekend at home has ridden this line up all the way to almost two touchdowns. Gronk and Edelman as well as James White will be more involved in this offense, and the Patriots know they are getting gifts handed to them across the NFL. Look for Brady & Co. to find something of an offense after last week's 10-point showcase in Pittsburgh. Josh Allen has yet to face a New England D, which could be a good thing considering how bad the team has been this year against mobile quarterbacks. With a limited backfield, Allen also has yet to demonstrate that he can play on the road, going 1-4 straight-up including losing his last three.|
|Detroit Lions||Minnesota Vikings||2-3||3-5||43.5||210||43.5||190||43.5||200||43.5||200||43.5||43.5||210||43.5||214||Lions +7(-120) - This line has continued to move towards Detroit getting more points and at this point, a full score at home is too much to ignore. Detroit's defense has allowed just over 15 points a game in their past three contests, covering in their past two. They play better at home and get a Minnesota team that last won on the road against the Jets in mid-October. The public is going to jump at the Vikings after their showing last week, but a full touchdown for the home team can't be ignored.|