That’s what we get for counting on the Chiefs to lay double-digits on the road against the Giants…A perfectly good week was spoiled by falling into the trap of the biggest upset of the season in the NFL.
However, it’s Thanksgiving week now, and that means we’ve got some more NFL picks you’ll hopefully be thankful for by the time you’re done digesting your turkey.
2017 NFL ATS Record
Week 1 Picks: 0-3-1 ATS
Week 2 Picks: 1-1-1 ATS
Week 3 Picks: 1-2 ATS
Week 4 Picks: 1-2 ATS
Week 5 Picks: 1-2 ATS
Week 6 Picks: 2-1 ATS
Week 7 Picks: 2-1 ATS
Week 8 Picks: 1-2 ATS
Week 9 Picks: 1-2 ATS
Week 10 Picks: 3-1 ATS
Week 11 Picks: 2-2 ATS
Overall NFL ATS Record: 15-18-2 ATS
New York Giants +7.5 at Washington Redskins – There’s really a legitimate chance that the Redskins pack it in after the way they were beaten last week in New Orleans. A loss like that one after being up 31-16 is going to be tough to swallow. And to come back in a short week, especially after losing their most dynamic offensive player to a nasty leg injury, feels relatively impossible. We’re not saying that the Redskins are losing this game outright, but this is a ton of points to be giving a New York team that finally has something to be happy about after winning for just the second time this year.
Chicago Bears +13.5 at Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles have been flat-out mauling teams this year, but this feels like a bit of a trap game for them. They have road games against the Seahawks and Rams coming up after this one, and it’s hard to not be high as a kite after the 37-9 win on Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys. Philadelphia can go on cruise control the rest of the way and win the division at this point, and a stingy team like Chicago could come into the City of Brotherly Love and play well. The Bears have lost their last three games by eight, seven and three points, respectively. This might be the worst loss of the bunch, but we have a tough time seeing the Eagles winning by two full touchdowns.
Los Angeles Rams -2.5 vs. New Orleans Saints – It would be so easy to just take the 2.5 points with the Saints, but this feels like a bit of a trap. The Rams were humbled last week in Minnesota, but the perception of that game probably changes a ton if Cooper Kupp doesn’t fumble on the goal line in a 7-7 game in the second quarter. Let’s remember that the Vikings are darn good, too. The Saints are fresh off of a big win over the Redskins in a game that looked to be lost, and their defense was finally exposed as somewhat fraudulent. This is the biggest game of the year for the Rams, and Sean McVay is going to have his troops ready to get into a shootout with Drew Brees and the gang.