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NFL Pick'em Pool Picks: Week 17

NFL Pick'em Pool Picks: Week 17

By Alex Alarcon

It’s that time of year again where bettors try to outlast each other in possibly the greatest NFL event. Welcome to the 2019 NFL Pick’em Pool Picks. NFL Week 17 is upon the betting community which means it is crunch time to win as many NFL Picks to stay alive. 

Pickswise NFL Pick’Em Pool Record: 136-104-1

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

Most of the Vikings starters will be sitting out for this game which means Mitch Trubisky might actually look good for once this season. – Bears Win

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

New Orleans still has a lot to play for here and it is always important to lean towards the teams who have something that matters on the line. Looking at the Saints, they have been red-hot with quarterback Drew Brees breaking records left and right. They come into this game having won six straight road games against the spread  – Saints win. 

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

The Packers will grab the top seed in the NFC with a win and a San Francisco loss. They will be taking on the horrible Detroit Lions, who have lost their last three games by double digits. – Packers win.

Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East with Saturday’s victory over the Bills, their 17th division title in the past 19 seasons. As a result, the big question in this game will be how long the starters will be on the field. All the Patriots have to do in order to get a first-round bye of the playoffs is a week 17 victory over the Dolphins. A Chiefs loss will also clinch the No. 2 spot for the Patriots. The Patriots looked the best yet this season against the Bills as the offense went for over 400 total yards and 24 points. The running game finally took off and New England had 143 rushing yards on the day. They will be taking on a Dolphins team that is giving up 135.0 rushing yards per game which is 27th in the NFL. – Patriots win

Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Cleveland Browns are not going to be making the playoffs this season and that makes it an entire decade without post-season play. It has been a long 10 years for this Browns franchise and it might be getting worse soon as everyone witnessed Odell and head coach Freddie Kitchens getting into it on the sideline in the blowout loss against the Ravens. Now they finish off their lackluster season on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals where it could be Andy Dalton’s last game in the jungle. The Bengals have already secured the No.1 spot in next year’s NFL draft, so they will be pulling out all the stops in Week 17 to secure a win –  Bengals Win

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Even if the Chiefs decided to take out some starters late in the game, expect this Kansas City defense to take over as they haven’t allowed a touchdown since the third quarter of a Week 14 win over the Patriots. This Chiefs defense is on another level as they have allowed 48 points in the last five games or fewer than 10 per game.  –  Chiefs win. 

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo has already clinched a playoff spot, and although Sean McDermott has said they’re planning to play a majority of their starters, it doesn’t sound like they are taking this game too seriously. Everybody has been clowning the Jets but they’ve quietly been playing a lot better recently, and they are actually 5-2 in their last seven games. Buffalo’s weakness has often been their run defense this season, so maybe Le’Veon Bell will finally be able to get going here.  – Jets Win

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston had started to play really well, but I think it’s clear that he won’t continue now that he has lost each of his top two receivers. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are both out with injuries, meaning Winston no longer has elite talent to throw to. He reverted back to his old ways this past weekend, tossing four interceptions against Houston. On the other side Atlanta’s defense has been getting a lot better in recent weeks, and the Falcons have now gone 5-2 in their last seven games after a horrible start. – Falcons Win.

Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams

This will also be the last game for the Rams in the Coliseum as they will prepare for their new home in Inglewood in the 2020 season. Even though they have been inconsistent as of late, this is a game where the Rams run away with. The Favorite is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings and I’m rolling with the favorite here. – Rams win

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

All the Eagles need to do is win this Sunday against the Giants and they will be hosting a playoff game in Philadelphia. Even though it may seem like an easy task, the Giants are coming off a historic game against the Redskins last week. Rookie Daniel Jones played his best game yet with a career-high 352 passing yards and five touchdowns in Week 16. New York is hoping to play spoiler here and Pat Shurmur is most likely playing for his job as well. This is the perfect game for the Giants to threaten Philly dreams and keep this game close Pick-  Giants win

Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys

 Last time Keenum took on the Cowboys he completed 26 of 37 passes for 221 passing yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Add that to a rookie star of Terry McLaurin who has been red hot the past two weeks with over 200 receiving yards, and the Redskins have a fair chance. However, expect Dallas to pull out the game-winner late. Pick – Cowboys win

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Steelers got a huge boost this past week, when the Ravens clinched the top seed in the AFC and announced they’d be resting most of their key guys for this one. Lamar Jackson won’t be playing here, which means Robert Griffin III gets the start at quarterback. It might seem like Baltimore isn’t trying too hard to win this one and oddsmakers have certainly accounted for that, but I think there’s been an overreaction. Pittsburgh is a mess right now, and right after benching Devlin Hodges they are forced to start him again because of the injury to Mason Rudolph.  Pick – Ravens Win

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville has now lost six of their last seven games, and each of those losses have come by at least 12 points. The defense has seemed to have quit at times, and I don’t think they’re going to be too passionate about this finale. Indianapolis has a much stronger culture, and Frank Reich is going to have his guys prepared. The Colts win this one easily. Pick – Colts Win

Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans

I think Houston will revel in the chance to knock the Titans out of the playoffs, and there’s still a chance that Houston can win the three-seed. I have never really bought into this Tennessee resurgence, and I think the Ryan Tannehill honeymoon period is over. Tennessee’s defense is very weak, and they just got shredded while giving up 38 points to the Saints this past week. – Pick – Texans Win

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos

Oakland picked up a win over the rapidly deteriorating Chargers last week, but just the week before they lost at home to an awful Jacksonville team. Denver is one of the toughest places to play across the entire NFL, and the Broncos aren’t going to make it easy for them just because they’ve been eliminated from playoff contention. – Pick Broncos Win

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Three games ago the Seahawks got smoked by a mediocre Rams team, and just this past week they lost by 14 at home to the Cardinals even with Kyler Murray getting hurt. The 49ers are the more complete team, and the better-coached team, so I’m laying the points all day long.. Pick 49ers Win

Last updated: Fri 27th December 2019
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