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The regular season is over and Andre Khatchaturian is ready to give his picks for the playoffs. Here’s how he finished the regular season: Read more
Here are against the spread picks to every game in Week 18. Read more
Week 16 record: 10-6
Season record: 127-112-1
JAX at NE (-16): NE
TB (-13.5) at NYJ: TB
KC (-4.5) at CIN: CIN
LAR (-6) at BAL: LAR
ATL at BUF (-14): BUF
LV at IND (-8.5): LV
MIA at TEN (-3.5): MIA
PHI (-4.5) at WASH: PHI
NYG at CHI (-6.5): NYG
HOU at SF (-12): SF
DEN at LAC (-7.5): DEN
ARI at DAL (-6): DAL
DET at SEA (-7.5): DET
CAR at NO (-6.5): NO
MIN at GB (-13): MIN
CLE (-3.5) at PIT: CLE
It’s the holiday season! So Santa Claus is here to give you against-the-spread picks for every Week 16 game. But first, here is how we did last week: Read more
Last week was not good, but here we are back at it with Week 15 against-the-spread picks. Read more
Here are against-the-spread picks for every game in Week 14 of the NFL season. Read more
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There seemed to be a snafu on WordPress last week so my picks didn’t save. You’ll have to take my word and believe that I went 9-6 ATS. Here are this week’s picks with all odds from DraftKings sportsbook, but first… records:
Week 12 record: 9-6
Season record: 95-84-1
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Dallas Cowboys (-6) at New Orleans Saints, 8:20 PM
Andre’s Pick: Saints. The status of Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb are unclear. Ezekiel Elliott will have trouble against the Saints’ elite rush defense.
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Tampa Bay Bucs (-10.5) at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bucs. Tampa’s potent rush defense will mitigate Cordarrelle Patterson. Atlanta is dead last in sacks. No pressure on Tom Brady means he will go off.
Indianapolis Colts (-9.5) at Houston Texans, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Colts. Jonathan Taylor will have a field day against a Texans rush defense that has allowed the second-most rushing touchdowns.
Minnesota Vikings (-7) at Detroit Lions, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Lions. Detroit has come soooo close to winning in their last three games. “Close” means “cover.”
Arizona Cardinals (-7.5) at Chicago Bears, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bears. Uncertainty at the QB position for Arizona. The Bears are 2-1 when Andy Dalton starts.
Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (-3), 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bengals. The Chargers rank dead last in expected points contributed by a rush defense. Have a day Joe Mixon.
Philadelphia Eagles (-7) at New York Jets, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Jets. New York has allowed the third-fewest rushing yards to quarterbacks. Can we really trust Jalen Hurts’ arm?
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins (-6), 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Giants. Seems like a lot of points and hype for the Dolphins, who have won four straight but are still 28th in the league in yards per play differential.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams (-12.5), 4:05 PM
Andre’s Pick: Rams. The Jaguars have allowed the fourth-most yards per pass attempt.
Washington at Las Vegas Raiders (-1), 4:05 PM
Andre’s Pick: Raiders. The spread shouldn’t be this close. The Raiders rank fourth in yards per play differential while Washington is 27th.
San Francisco 49ers (-3.5) at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 PM
Andre’s Pick: Seahawks. No Deebo Samuel for San Francisco. Seattle is a home underdog with the better quarterback.
Baltimore Ravens (-4.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 PM
Andre’s Pick: Steelers. Baltimore is the biggest fraud in the league. Despite their 8-3 record, they rank 26th in yards per play differential.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (-9), 8:15 PM
Andre’s Pick: Broncos. Not saying they’ll win, but they can cover. They boast a higher yards per play differential than Kansas City.
Monday, December 6, 2021
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (-3), 8:15 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bills. Buffalo has the rush defense and pass defense to mitigate New England.