NFL Picks Week 16: More Favorites That Will Falter
The oddsmakers normally get point spreads right when they decide who should be favorites this late in the NFL season. However, when you look at a game like San Diego vs. Detroit, they’ve completely missed on making the Lions a three point favorite.
San Diego (+3) vs. Detroit
The Chargers have outscored their opponents 109-38 during their three game winning streak. The Lions however, had to comeback from a 13 point deficit to get past the Oakland Raiders last week.
San Diego comes into this game with a rushing offense that is averaging 112 yards per game against a Lions rushing defense that is giving up 136 yards per game.
The Chargers, led by Ryan Matthews, will upset the Lions on the road this week.
Philadelphia (+3) vs. Dallas
The Eagles have seen a resurgence to their team in the last two weeks. They have won two straight games outscoring their opponents 71-29.
Dallas, on the other hand, has lost two of their last three games after winning four straight games.
In their last meeting, the Cowboys were steamrolled by the Eagles’ defense. Dallas only had the ball for 17 minutes during the game, while being held to seven points. The Cowboys had to abandon their running game throwing the ball 35 times to only 10 rushes.
This week, the Eagles will force Dallas to rely on Tony Romo and their passing game which will result in another Eagles blowout.
Atlanta (+7) vs. New Orleans
New Orleans comes into this game with the No. 1 passing offense in the NFL. However, the passing defense ranks 28th in the NFL.
When these two teams met back in Week 10, New Orleans was able to throw for 322 yards on the Falcons defense. However, they gave up 351 passing yards to the Falcons’ Matt Ryan.
This week, you should expect the Falcons’ passing defense to do a better job in shutting down Brees and the Saints offense. When they limit Brees to under 300 passing yards they will be able to not only cover, but pull off the upset victory.
These three teams are easy picks this week. You should take all of them when doing game picks, and for looking for upsets in Week 15.
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