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Emory Hunt
Emory Hunt
The Czar of the Playbook
No one knows college football personnel and X's and O's better than Emory Hunt. Born and raised in New Orleans, Hunt played running back at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and coached high school football before starting Football Gameplan, an in-depth analysis site. A CBS Sports HQ analyst, Hunt regularly can be seen breaking down CFB and NFL matchups. For Emory Hunt media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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NFL | Baltimore 17 @ Cincinnati 24 | 01/16 | 1:15 AM UTC

OVER 40

WIN

ANALYSIS: If you paid close attention to the second half of last week's game, the rookie QB Anthony Brown really started to settle in, and helped the Ravens close the deficit in the game. My thought is that because both teams knew they'd rematch the following week, they held things closer to the vest than usual. Also, with the Ravens putting out the statement that both Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown will play in this game, leads me to believe there's a bevy of new wrinkles in store. And by the way, the Bengals offense will be the Bengals offense, I expect them to get at worst 24 points. But I also see the Ravens being able to get 20 or 22 points as well.

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NFL | Baltimore 17 @ Cincinnati 24 | 01/16 | 1:15 AM UTC

Gus Edwards OVER 32.5 Total Rushing Yards -101

WIN

ANALYSIS: Where the Ravens hang their hats is within their ability to bully defense up front along the offensive line in the run game. Where the Ravens have their best chance to pull off the upset in this game...is within their ability to bully the Bengals up front in the run game. Expect to see a platoon QB system in this game with both rookie Anthony Brown and Tyler Huntley playing, and that to me just screams a lot of the run game to help shrink this game and help give the Ravens defense a chance to win it.

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NFL | N.Y. Giants 31 @ Minnesota 24 | 01/15 | 9:50 PM UTC

OVER 48

WIN

ANALYSIS: Although rematch games tend to be a lot tighter than the first meeting, these two teams both have explosive backs that are legit dual threats, capable of scoring from anywhere on the field. Also, the Giants will be facing a Vikings defense that can't stop giving up the big play. I can see this game being a facsimile of what we saw a few weeks ago, and one that will surely be another entertaining, back-and-forth affair. We know the Vikings can score 30 points, and we also know that the Giants average between 19-22 points per game.

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NFL | N.Y. Giants 31 @ Minnesota 24 | 01/15 | 9:50 PM UTC

Saquon Barkley OVER 23.5 Total Receiving Yards -115

WIN

ANALYSIS: Saquon Barkley IS the Giants offense, and a big reason why they were able to comeback in their first meeting was a combination of his ability on both ends of offense. This receiving prop number, for a back of the caliber of Saquon Barkley, is ridiculously low. This is legitimately a potential one catch cover for the stud running back. I think we may see him get closer to 50 yards receiving.

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NFL | Miami 31 @ Buffalo 34 | 01/15 | 6:00 PM UTC

UNDER 44

LOSS

ANALYSIS: This is almost a bad situation to be in if you're a head coach: rookie QB combined with a road playoff start. My guess is that the Dolphins will want to shrink the ball game, as much as the Bills will want to take care of business quickly and move on to next week as healthy as possible. I am not afraid of a backdoor cover type situation, as the Phins offense will struggle throughout the game to sustain drives against the Bills, and it'll take the Bills giving up points themselves in order for that to happen.

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