NFL Week 9: Thursday Night Football Pick & Prediction

San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals, University of Phoenix Stadium. 8:20 PM, FOX/NFLN (Cardinals +10, O/U: 43.5)

Jimmy G and Nicky B are taking a red hot 8-0 show on the road to Arizona. The Cardinals are ripe for the picking as Vegas gave a super juicy line to a banged up Cardinals offense. Kyler has wheels but can they help him avoid a surging Bosa? It’s a similar line (given the 3 point swap for being home) to the Saints line last week and we saw how that went with a less dangerous defense. Take the 49ers to cover in the over, 49ers 31-17.

NFL Week 9: Thursday Night Football Pick & Prediction

San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals, University of Phoenix Stadium. 8:20 PM, FOX/NFLN (Cardinals +10, O/U: 43.5)

Jimmy G and Nicky B are taking a red hot 8-0 show on the road to Arizona. The Cardinals are ripe for the picking as Vegas gave a super juicy line to a banged up Cardinals offense. Kyler has wheels but can they help him avoid a surging Bosa? It’s a similar line (given the 3 point swap for being home) to the Saints line last week and we saw how that went with a less dangerous defense. Take the 49ers to cover in the over, 49ers 31-17.

NFL Week 8: Monday Night Football Pick & Prediction

Miami Dolphins @ Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field, 8:15 PM, ESPN (Steelers -14, O/U: 43.5)

The Dolphins traded away another key piece of their team this morning as they traded away Kenyon Drake for a 6th round pick that can turn into a 5th round pick if conditions are met. Ballage and Walton will be the backs behind the lines tonight. Fitzpatrick has been fiery for the Fins and has kept them in games with the equally ugly Redskins and within 10 of the Bills. Some guys play hard for primetime games especially if they are unsure of their roster status for the next season.

The Steelers get impressive young QB, Mason Rudolph back from his concussion suffered a few weeks ago. He’ll be licking his chops as he doesn’t have to face Minkah Fitzpatrick as they had pulled him away from the Dolphins in a trade. The Dolphins give up an average of 35.2 points per game which could give a moral boost for a team who only scores 20.5 points on average per game. James Conner still has yet to pick up steam and JuJu Smith-Schuster has had a very slow start to his first year as the guy on the outside. The Steelers defense is starting to pick up the pace as they have come up with 15 takeaways, 8 of them picks. Look for them to turn up the pressure on a weak Dolphins offense.

Take the Steelers to cover in the over, Steelers 31-13.

NFL Week 8: Sunday Games Picks, Predictions & Colin Cowherd’s Balzin 5

Arizona Cardinals @ New Orleans Saints, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1:00 PM (Saints -12.5, O/U: 48.5)

Take the Cardinals to cover but the Saints to win in the under, Saints 24-17.

Cincinnati Bengals @ Los Angeles Rams, Wembley Stadium – London, 1:00 PM (Rams -12.5, O/U: 48.5)

Take the Rams to cover in the under, Rams 28-13.

Los Angeles Chargers @ Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, 1:00 PM (Bears -3.5, O/U: 41.5)

Take the Chargers to cover but the Bears to win, in the under, Bears 17-14.

New York Giants @ Detroit Lions, Ford Field, 1:00 PM (Lions -6, O/U: 49.5)

Take the Giants to cover but the Lions to win, in the under, Lions 24-20.

New York Jets @ Jacksonville Jaguars, TIAA Bank Field, 1:00 PM (Jaguars -7, O/U: 40.5)

Take the Jets to cover but the Jaguars to win in the under, Jaguars 27-23.

Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium, 4:25 PM (Colts-5.5, O/U: 42.5)

Take the Colts to cover in the over, Colts 27-17.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Buffalo Bills, New Era Field, 1:00 PM (Bills -1, O/U: 40.5)

Take the Bills to cover in the over, Bills 23-20.

Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1:00 PM (Falcons +7.5, O/U: 50.5)

Take the Seahawks to cover in the over, Seahawks 34-17.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium, 1:00 PM (Titans -2.5, O/U: 45.5)

Take the Titans to cover in the under, Titans 20-17.

Carolina Panthers @ San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, 4:05 PM (49ers -4.5, O/U: 41.5)

Take the 49ers to cover in the over, 49ers 27-21.

Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans, NRG Stadium, 4:25 PM (Texans -6.5, O/U: 52.5)

Take the Texans to cover in the over, Texans 31-24.

Cleveland Browns @ New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, 4:25 PM (Patriots -10, O/U: 43.5)

Take the Patriots to cover in the over, Patriots 34-20.

Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium, 8:20 PM, NBC (Chiefs +4.5, O/U: 47.5)

Take the Packers to cover in the under, Packers 27-20.

Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5:

  • NY Giants at Detroit – NY Giants (+6.5)
  • Oakland at Houston – Houston (-7)
  • NY Jets at Jacksonville – NY Jets (+6.5)
  • Carolina at San Francisco – Carolina (+6)
  • Denver at Indianapolis – Indianapolis (-5)

NFL Week 8: Thursday Night Football Pick & Prediction

Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, 8:20 PM, FOX/NFLN (Vikings -16.5, O/U: 41.5)

The Redskins have been a mess with the only bright spot being a win against the lowly Dolphins. Former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum gets the nod in a welcoming back to Minnesota to a place where he nearly took the Vikes to a super bowl birth just a few short years ago when he led them to an 11-3 record. Peterson and Thompson are both dealing with injuries so the Redskins will be relying heavily on Keenum. Kirk Cousins has seen a resurgence after his last prime time appearance. After being called out and apologizing to Adam Thielen, Cousins has thrown for at least 300 yards and have at least a 135 passer rating or better in three straight games, which makes him the first NFL quarterback to do so in history. The offense is firing on all cylinders these days as Cook has 5 games over 100 rushing yards and is right behind CMC in many statistical categories and Diggs has enjoyed 3 straight 100+ yard games after a slow start due to Cousins. This one is bound to get ugly. Take the Vikings to cover in the under, Vikings 31-10.

NFL Week 7: Monday Night Football Pick & Prediction

New England Patriots @ New York Jets, MetLife Stadium, 8:15 PM, ESPN (Jets +10, O/U: 43.5)

The Patriots are flying high with an unblemished record, the leagues top scoring offense and the leagues best defense (although not far ahead of the 49ers). The Patriots defense has only been backed up against their own endzone 4 times and have allowed just 1 TD. That conversion percentage equals that of the 49ers for the best in the league (25%). Brady is 6th in yards and is completing 65% of his passes. Edelman leads the receiving corps with nearly 450 yards and Michel is leading the ground works with nearly 350 yards to balance out the offense. Their defense will be key as they lead the league as the only team in double digits in picks with 14, which will be a tough test against Darnold who looked as if he hadn’t been out for a month.

The Jets had a pleasant surprise when Darnold came back and single handedly beat the Cowboys by throwing and throwing often. Darnold snapped back by completing 72% of his throws for 338 yards, 2 TD’s and a pick in a shocking win against the Cowboys last week. Robby Anderson was happy to see Sam back as he hauled in 5 of his 8 targets for 125 yards, one being a long 92 yard TD. The defense, which all season has been suspect, held Prescott to less than 300 yards, didn’t allow him to throw a TD which helped them try to focus on Elliott. The Jets have their hands full tonight however as they have to take a below average receiving corps up against the best performing secondary in the league. Adam Gase will have to try and out coach the best coach the game has ever seen. Yeah, good luck.

Take the Jets to cover but the Patriots to win in the over, Patriots 28-20.

NFL Week 7: Sunday Games Picks, Predictions & Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5

Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants, MetLife Stadium, 1:00 PM (Giants -4, O/U: 50.5)

The Cardinals leaky defense gets Patrick Peterson back this week. Murray has had a solid start to the season even with a weak offensive line. 2-3-1 is a better than expected outcome given a rookie QB and rookie head coach. The Giants get their star running back, Saquon Barkley, back and just in time as the team is only 1 game out of 1st in the NFC East. Daniel Jones will be able to have a more balanced game behind him so that he can get back on track. Take the Giants to cover in the under, Giants 27-20.

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium, 1:00 PM (Colts -1.5, O/U: 47.5)

The Texans take their top 10 offense into Indy in a battle against a division rival for the top of the AFC South. The Texans also boast the leagues best redzone offense, converting 72% of their trips into TD’s. The Colts are a middle of the road team offensively and rarely make mistakes but are not great in the redzone and also one of the league’s worst defensively in the redzone. Both teams are careful with the ball, the Colts are one of the best teams in not turning the ball over. Expect a close one. Take the Texans to cover in the win, in the over, Texans 27-24.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals, Paul Brown Stadium, 1:00 PM (Bengals +4.5, O/U: 44.5)

The Jaguars lose one of the key parts of their defense, a shutdown corner in Ramsey. Their pass defense was middle of the road with him, I can’t imagine it will get better but the rush defense holds them strong as they’ve held on to the a top 10 spot in redzone defense, allowing less than half of the trips to end up in the endzone. Minshew is holding strong, completing 64% of his throw and keeping turnovers to a minimum (TD’s and 2 picks). The Bengals bring the worst redzone offense into this matchup as their run game still hasn’t gotten off the ground. Mixon hasn’t cracked 300 yards yet and the line has allowed 22 sacks, 3rd worst in the league. Still no Green and talks of trade create doubt in the locker room about the confidence in the team, especially being 0-6. Take the Jaguars to cover in the under, Jaguars 23-17.

Los Angeles Rams @ Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1:00 PM (Falcons +4, O/U: 54.5)

The Rams have been on a surprising 3 game slide. During the stretch, Goof has been slumping, throwing just 3 TD’s and 4 picks. Last week he couldn’t crack 100 yards passing. The rushing game is slacking immensely as they’ve slid out of the top 5 in most offensive categories. The Rams were in the bottom half of the league in pass defense and went out to grab Jalen Ramsey to improve that. The Falcons bring to the plate, the 2nd best passing offense in the game to test the Rams newly acquired corner. The rushing game hasn’t been there for the dirty birds, in which they’ve had to rely heavily on Matty Ice. The Falcons however, bring the worst or one of the worst defenses in the league which the Rams may recover on them. Take the Falcons to cover but the Rams to win, in the over, Rams 30-27.

Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills, New Era Field, 1:00 PM (Bills -17, O/U: 41.5)

Take the Bills to cover in the under, Bills 27-9.

Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions, Ford Field, 1:00 PM (Lions +2.5, O/U: 43.5)

Take the Lions to cover in the win, in the under, Lions 23-20.

Oakland Raiders @ Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, 1:00 PM (Packers -5.5, O/U: 47.5)

Take the Packers to cover in the over, Packers 27-21.

San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins, FedEx Field, 1:00 PM (Redskins +10, O/U: 39.5)

Take the 49ers to cover in the over, 49ers 31-16.

Los Angeles Chargers @ Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium, 4:05 PM (Titans -3, O/U: 42.5)

Take the Chargers to cover in the over, Chargers 27-20.

Baltimore Ravens @ Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field, 4:25 PM (Seahawks -3, O/U: 49.5)

Take the Seahawks to cover in the over, Seahawks 31-24.

New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, 4:25 PM (Bears -4, O/U: 37.5)

Take the Saints to cover but the Bears to win in the over, Bears 21-20.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, 8:20 PM, NBC (Cowboys -3, O/U: 49.5)

Take the Eagles to cover and win in the over, Eagles 27-24.

Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5:

  • LA Rams at Atlanta – LA Rams (-2.5)
  • Houston at Indianapolis – Indianapolis (-1)
  • Arizona at NY Giants – NY Giants (-3)
  • Baltimore at Seattle – Baltimore (+3)
  • Philadelphia at Dallas – Philadelphia (+2.5)