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NFL Week 16 picks against the spread

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The weeks just keep getting crazier and crazier around the NFL. Bettors took a real hit last week, and now it’s time to look to make a major bounce back in Weeks 16 and 17.

Man, things went really bad last week. Vegas cashed in huge. On the New England Patriots loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers alone, bettors took a major loss. They bet that game so big, it pushed the line from opening at -1 all the way to -2.5. It takes a ton of money to move a line more than one point.

There were plenty of other games that had to kill bettors. Seattle’s major upset to the hapless San Francisco 49ers had to lose some west coast bettors some major money. The Saints forgetting how to score on Monday Night Football couldn’t have helped either. The Los Angeles Rams made Eagles fans wonder if Nick Foles should be the future (that’s a bad idea, by the way). It even started on Thursday night, when the Chargers took out the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. It was a bloodbath for any and all parlays. Those who chased the upset made out like bandits.

This bettor did no better. This was the worst week in months, and now we have two weeks to make up for it. No worries, however. Week 15 has always been one where weird things happen. Stay the course, because things should even out this week. One good week, and were back in the black.

Last Week: 5-10-1
Season Record: 104-108-1

As usual, we get our picks from the Westgate sportsbook.

New York Giants @ Indianapolis Colts (-9.5)

With no Thursday night game to speak of this week, we had to go a little unconventional with how to put these picks together. We’ll start with this game because I really like this bet. The New York Giants had their fleeting playoff hopes officially dashed when they were shut out by the Tennessee Titans. There’s really nothing they are playing for at this point. Odell Beckham Jr. could return to the lineup. That won’t be enough.

The Colts are rolling right now. They just demolished the Dallas Cowboys at home, a team that’s much better than the Giants. They already had their slip up when they allowed the Jacksonville Jaguars to shut them out. Now, they need to win every game if they have any chance at the playoffs. Andrew Luck is playing like a top-five quarterback, and the Giants just don’t have the defense to stop him.

Nine and a half points is a lot, but this is a mismatch to say the least. The Colts will take control of this game early, and will win it quite easily. I expect Saquon Barkley to bounce back, but he won’t be enough to keep them in this game.

Indianapolis 24, New York (G) 14

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