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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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L.A. Rams 23 @ Cincinnati 20 | 02/13 | 11:30 PM UTC

Cincinnati +4

WIN

ANALYSIS: This will be a game that'll come down to offense, possessions and who can maximize them. Bengals QB Joe Burrow and WRs Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase have played in championship games before, and I believe the moment won't be too big for them against the Rams. It's going to be important for the Rams to have their run game show up in order to take some of the pressure off Matthew Stafford. That's a tall ask in my opinion, so I look for the Bengals to shock the world.

+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 CIN ATS PICKS
+90 3-2 IN LAST 5 LAR ATS PICKS

San Francisco 13 @ Green Bay 10 | 01/23 | 1:15 AM UTC

Green Bay -5.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: San Francisco is coming off a great win against the Cowboys, where we saw the versatility of its offense on full display. The 49ers should have some success here in that regard. However, their defense will be challenged throughout by the passing attack of the Packers, more than it was against the Cowboys. That should be enough to make this one about a touchdown difference.

+270 7-4 IN LAST 11 GB ATS PICKS

Cincinnati 19 @ Tennessee 16 | 01/22 | 9:30 PM UTC

Tennessee -4

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Tennessee gets a big boost on offense with the return of Derrick Henry, and its run game was steadily consistent during his absence. The question -- and potential problem -- for the Titans is whether QB Ryan Tannehill can make enough plays if the Bengals are able to stop the run. I don't think he can.

+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 CIN ATS PICKS

Arizona 11 @ L.A. Rams 34 | 01/18 | 1:15 AM UTC

Arizona +4

LOSS

ANALYSIS: These teams split during the regular season, with the Rams winning the last matchup. This game will come down to ball security, and that's where I can't trust Matthew Stafford in this spot. I like the Cardinals to take control of this game like they did in their first matchup of the season....in this very same building.

+475 18-12 IN LAST 30 ARI ATS PICKS
+90 3-2 IN LAST 5 LAR ATS PICKS

Pittsburgh 21 @ Kansas City 42 | 01/17 | 1:15 AM UTC

Kansas City -12.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh scratched and clawed its way through the backend of the season and into the playoffs. TJ Watt will give the Steelers a chance defensively, but it's the Steelers offense that worries me the most in this game. Look for the Chiefs to slowly start to pull away in the 2nd half.

+653 26-18-1 IN LAST 45 KC ATS PICKS
+165 6-4 IN LAST 10 PIT ATS PICKS