Adam Silverstein

Florida Favorite

CBS Sports' deputy managing editor, Adam has been picking college football and NFL since 2002. Born and raised in Florida, he has been covering sports since 1996 when he began his own newsletter and has not stopped following the ins and outs of the games we love. Though he will take the occasional underdog, Adam often looks for value with the favorites, especially after sharp money comes in and lines fall below key numbers. In 2016 he cashed at a 62 percent rate and in 2017 he went 26-18 (59 percent) on NFL picks. Silverstein capped it off by riding the Eagles (+4.5) in Super Bowl 52. For Adam Silverstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Seattle -3 SEA -3

Minnesota 7 @ Seattle 21
12/11
MIN 7 @ SEA 21
12/11
WIN
Mon 12/10

While the Seahawks and Vikings have racked up victories as of late, neither has actually beaten any truly good teams. In fact, Seattle and Minnesota have each lost all four games against the best teams they have faced this season. The difference is the Vikings were 0-4 ATS in those contests, the Seahawks 2-2. This is a tough spot on a Monday night in Seattle with the Seahawks basically only getting home-field advantage credit. Doug Baldwin being out does not help Seattle, but he has been largely irrelevant this season anyway. The Seahawks can grind out the clock with a late lead and should cover this one with ease.

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L.A. Rams -3 LAR -3

L.A. Rams 6 @ Chicago 15
12/10
LAR 6 @ CHI 15
12/10
LOSS
Mon 12/10

This has been a tough one that I've gone back and forth about all day, mostly because I have the Rams as a two-point favorite on the road against the Bears. Los Angeles has gone toe-to-toe with some of the best offenses in the league, and Chicago simply does not compare in that regard. That said, there's no disrespecting the Bears defense, a unit that should test the Rams. Ultimately, I think this game is close and a nail-biter throughout, but I want action on it. With the game late on Sunday and the Rams capable of both running and throwing -- and no snow in the forecast despite the low temperatures -- I'll go with the road favorites. See if you can get it at 2.5 before kickoff.

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Dallas -3.5 DAL -3.5

Philadelphia 23 @ Dallas 29
12/09
PHI 23 @ DAL 29
12/09
WIN
Sun 12/9

People can joke about Jerry Jones all they want, but his decision to acquire Amari Cooper may have saved the Cowboys' season. He was a much-needed weapon for Dak Prescott, and the Dallas offense has been transformed ever since. That's not to say it's suddenly a high-powered unit, but it is balanced, and with Ezekiel Elliott, that's all you really need. The key here is the Cowboys' defense, and I think people are buying into the Eagles too hard after their performance against Washington in primetime. If this was in Philadelphia, I may side with the Eagles, but I'm taking the Cowboys here to cover their fifth straight, a streak that began with a seven-point win at Philly.

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Denver -3 DEN -3

Denver 14 @ San Francisco 20
12/09
DEN 14 @ SF 20
12/09
LOSS
Sun 12/9

This line has dropped so much that it definitely gave me pause, as does backing Denver on the road. But here's the thing: San Francisco is not a good football team and this is solid value. The Broncos have covered six of their last seven, their offense is picking up and their defense has been locking down. The 49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last six and cannot compete with any team that has a shred of talent. San Francisco also lost another running back and its leading tackler in the last week. Denver giving points on the road feels like it should not be trusted, but it is the play here.

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Green Bay -3.5 GB -3.5

Atlanta 20 @ Green Bay 34
12/09
ATL 20 @ GB 34
12/09
WIN
Sun 12/9

This pick has nothing to do with Mike McCarthy's departure, though I do think some in-game decision making will improve with him now gone. The Falcons are a bad team in general, worse on the road. The Packers deserve the full three points for home-field advantage, and now you're telling me they're only a half-point better than the Falcons? This may wind up being a double-digit victory for Green Bay, but with the line dropping as much as it has, I only need four. The Packers should be able to run and throw on the Falcons all afternoon and pick up a much-needed win, even though it won't matter much long-term.

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