Adam Silverstein
Adam Silverstein
Florida Favorite
CBS Sports' 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. Since joining SportsLine, he's a strong 206-178-16 ATS in the NFL, returning $1,051 to $100 players. For Adam Silverstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Kansas City 35 @ Baltimore 36 | 09/20 | 12:20 AM UTC

Kansas City -3.5


ANALYSIS: While I'd normally wait until inactives come out to jump on a Sunday night game, the only direction this line is going is up. As such, it's worth jumping on the Chiefs now with Kansas City getting healthier and Baltimore seemingly set to miss a number of key players due to injury. These games have been incredible over the last couple of years with the home team not necessarily having an advantage due to the tremendous talent on both teams. Given the Chiefs are healthier and more confident coming in -- plus Patrick Mahomes has his perfect September record to maintain (11-0) -- I'll lay the hook.

+432 21-15-2 IN LAST 38 KC ATS PICKS
+379 17-12-1 IN LAST 30 BAL ATS PICKS

Dallas 20 @ L.A. Chargers 17 | 09/19 | 8:25 PM UTC

Dallas +3


ANALYSIS: The Cowboys' injuries concern me. The Chargers' one-two punch of Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen does, too. However, Los Angeles getting three points for homefield advantage given it basically has none -- and is facing one of the best travel teams in the NFL -- is a bit ridiculous. The Cowboys offense with Dak Prescott is so explosive that not even the league's best defenses will be able to contain it for four quarters, and the Chargers certainly do not have one of those. Without a coaching or homefield edge, it's tough to find reasons to take LA -- to the point that I will also sprinkle on Dallas straight up. This should be a great game, but the Cowboys should cover.


Tennessee 33 @ Seattle 30 | 09/19 | 8:25 PM UTC

Seattle -6


ANALYSIS: Even if you throw out the Titans' pitiful performance last week, there are so many concerns about the team -- namely, offensive line and defense -- that do make it hard to trust against a squad like the Seahawks. Then consider that Seattle posted 7.2 yards per play against Indianapolis last week, and it sure feels like the offense has found an identity with Russell Wilson again getting off to a hot start. As R.J. already mentioned here, a backdoor cover is always a concern with the Titans' playmakers, but there's a chance the Seahawks dominate in front of the 12th Man, and that's how I'm leaning.

+408 13-8 IN LAST 21 TEN ATS PICKS

Minnesota 33 @ Arizona 34 | 09/19 | 8:05 PM UTC

Arizona -3.5


ANALYSIS: The Vikings' struggles with the Bengals take on a different tone this week when one sees what Chicago has done to Cincinnati in Week 2. Meanwhile, the Cardinals were uber-impressive in utilizing their playmaking weapons against a Titans team that was completely outmatched. Week 1 results should not overly influence team opinions, but when you have a banged up Minnesota defense travelling West against Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins & Co., that's a recipe for disaster. If the Cardinals can slow down or stop Dalvin Cook, which should clearly be their game plan as it was last week with Derrick Henry, they should cover the number.

+779 22-13-1 IN LAST 36 MIN ATS PICKS

L.A. Rams 27 @ Indianapolis 24 | 09/19 | 5:00 PM UTC

L.A. Rams -4


ANALYSIS: With injuries to the offensive line and a secondary that just got torched a week ago, the Colts have done little to make me believe they should be this short an underdog against such a potent offense, even at home. Matthew Stafford appears to be exactly what the Rams needed to get over the hump, and if the Colts were unable to stop Russell Wilson last week, I'm not exactly sure how they contain Stafford this week. This number is going up for a reason, and while I'm late on it, I'm still comfortable siding with Los Angeles in a big confidence-boosting spot ahead of a huge showdown with Tampa Bay next week.

+187 13-10 IN LAST 23 LAR ATS PICKS
+180 4-2-1 IN LAST 7 IND ATS PICKS