NFL Picks Week 10: Biggest Locks You Can Take to the Bank

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 8, 2013

SEATTLE, WA. - NOVEMBER 03: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks scrambles away from outside linebacker Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the fourth quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on November 3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won the game 27-24. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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After Week 10 of the 2013 NFL regular season kicked off Thursday night with the battle between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins, the focus has now shifted to the bulk of the schedule and which games have the most predictable outcomes.

Those bettors trying to make a wager on this week’s slate of games will be looking for the biggest locks, and each of the following matchups will provide that guaranteed win.

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NFL Week 10 Predictions
Home TeamAway TeamPredicted Winner
Atlanta FalconsSeattle SeahawksSeahawks
Chicago BearsDetroit LionsLions
Green Bay PackersPhiladelphia EaglesEagles
Tennessee TitansJacksonville JaguarsTitans
Indianapolis ColtsSt. Louis RamsColts
New York GiantsOakland RaidersGiants
Pittsburgh SteelersBuffalo BillsBills
Baltimore RavensCincinnati BengalsBengals
Carolina PanthersSan Francisco 49ers49ers
Houston TexansArizona CardinalsTexans
Denver BroncosSan Diego ChargersBroncos
Dallas CowboysNew Orleans SaintsSaints
Miami DolphinsTampa Bay BuccaneersDolphins
Donald Wood's Predictions

SEATTLE, WA. - NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks paces the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at CenturyLink Field on November 3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won the game 27
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Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons

The Seattle Seahawks may be on the road this week (traveling to the Georgia Dome), but the lackluster performance from the Atlanta Falcons this season will result in a lopsided loss for the home team.

As well as Seattle has played this season (8-1 and sitting in first in the NFC West), Sunday’s loss will be due to Atlanta’s struggle to find any rhythm on either side of the football with injuries taking a serious toll.

With just 23 points over the last two weeks, the Falcons have missed wide receivers Julio Jones (out for the season) and Roddy White (missed two games with ankle and hamstring injuries), and the lack of a consistent rushing attack hasn’t made the situation better.

Add in the Seahawks' second-ranked pass defense bringing down the hammer, and this game has the potential to be the biggest blowout of the weekend.

Predicted Final Score: Seattle 44, Atlanta 17

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 27: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos runs out onto the field as flames ignite during player introductions before a game against the Washington Redskins  at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2
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Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers were involved in a fierce battle against the Washington Redskins last week, and the tough loss has set the stage for the rested Denver Broncos—coming off a bye—to dominate their division foe.

The same Redskins team that beat San Diego last week was utterly dismantled by the Broncos in Week 8. Led by the elite play of quarterback Peyton Manning, there is no doubt that the Chargers’ 27th-ranked pass defense (allowing 275.4 yards per game) will fail as well on Sunday.

Denver owns the top-ranked pass offense in the league with an average of 358.5 passing yards per game. As well as Philip Rivers and the fourth-ranked San Diego air attack has played, it won’t be enough to stop the Broncos.

Predicted Final Score: Denver 33, San Diego 23

HOUSTON, TX- NOVEMBER 03: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts passes against the Houston Texans  on November 03, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Colts won 27 to 24. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have not been perfect in 2013, but with the ability to squeeze out tight victories against even the toughest competition, there is little doubt that the team will take advantage of the struggling St. Louis Rams.

St. Louis has lost three straight games heading into Week 10 and has a Week 11 bye on its mind. With the young Rams team limping into a much-needed off week, Indianapolis will have ample opportunities to impose its will on the road team.

After putting up 39 points on the Broncos and hanging 27 on the Houston Texans last week, it is clear that the offense, led by second-year star Andrew Luck, is much more dangerous with Trent Richardson running out of the backfield.

Expect the balanced Indianapolis offense to control the clock and dominate the game.

Predicted Final Score: Indianapolis 33, St. Louis 13