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LAST 3 NFL PICKS
3-0 LAST 3 NFL PICKS | +305
The total for this game is moving up due to the news that Odell Beckham Jr. is playing. Despite him being active, there?s a good chance he acts as a decoy tonight. The Giants offense is horrendous, and the Lions? offensive line is extremely thin. Neither offense will be able to move the ball in what will be a low-scoring affair. Take the last minute Under as the total continues to rise.
3-0-0 in last 3 NFL picks | +305
Kansas City was involved in a high-scoring affair last week but that was mainly the result of a few huge plays. This offense isn?t naturally built on big plays and Andy Reid likes to run the ball at home. I expect Alex Smith to regress after his explosive first game, after all, he?s never thrown for more than 300 yards twice in a season. If the Chiefs defense does its job, this game will stay low scoring. Take the under.
Giving two and a half points to the Rams is simply too much. They destroyed the arguably worst team in the league last week and this line makes it seem like that was more of a reflection on the Rams than the Colts. The truth is, Todd Gurley is not good and Jared Goff remains untested in the NFL. Back Washington to cover the small number.
I liked this better when Arizona was +1 but I?ll still take them at even odds. This one is simply a situation where Arizona is the better team from a talent perspective, and that?s true for both sides of the ball. Detroit has one of the worst defenses in the league and Matt Stafford isn?t good enough to overcome that versus an elite Arizona defense. Take the road team here.
The total in Game 1 was just 224.5 but has now risen to 230.5 after three straight Over results. I'm expecting Golden State's defense to be at its peak in Game 5, holding Cleveland to under 100 points and thus keeping the total low. Play the Under here.
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