NFL Week 13 Picks & Analysis – FootballSunday, December 1, 2013 8:24
Picks and analysis for the 2013 NFL season Week 13 games.
NFL WEEK 13
WEEK 13 PICKS
From This Thanksgiving Weekend on—as long as I submit myself to the unenviable task of picking games Against The Spread, I will include an Over/Under Pick with the GOW, LOW and Upset Specials.
Therefore, instead of only four Specials per week, we will have seven.
- Game of the Week + Total
- Lock of the Week + Total
- Upset Special + Total
Also, to avoid any confusion the numbers below include my Thanksgiving Day picks of the winners (2-1) and Totals (2-0-1).
WEEK 12 TALLY = 8 – 6
CUMULATIVE TALLY = 90 – 81 – 8 .526
WEEK 12 SPECIALS = 2 – 2
THANKSGIVING SPECIALS = 4 – 1 – 1
SEASON SPECIALS = 23 – 26 – 4
(Three game picks; GOW & three O/Us)
GW = 9-3-1
LW = 4-8
US = 5-6-1
OU = 5-9-1
PARLAY SPECIAL = 2 – 4
Our Turkey Day Performance on the Specials brought us closer to .500 on our year-to-date tally, but we have many miles to walk before we can sleep.
Bovada Account: –94.19
GAIRZO AGAINST CBS
None of these impostors can call themselves experts. C’mon gentlemen, you gotta do better. Will Brinson is the only Eye Network contributor above .500—one stinking game above .500!
Nobody else on the site is better than nine games under that minimum benchmark.
Let’s shake up the Wise Guys, shall we?
UPSET SPECIAL 4 – 6 – 1
New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks -5.5 (47) OVER
The Legion of Boom are a bunch of drugsters. If they ain’t smokin’ the Chronic, they’re juicing with one kind of forbidden PED or another.
This behavior seems to infect any Pete Carroll-coached team. When does it start taking a toll?
I think Drew Brees, Rob Ryan and a Holy Ghost haunts the Hawks and their vaunted 12th man.
Seattle is missing two starting corners in Browner and Thurman; Percy Harvin is doubtful, Marshawn Lynch is nursing a bad knee.
Brees is smacking his lips. So am I…
SAINTS 27, SEAHAWKS 23
GAME OF THE WEEK 9 – 3 – 1
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens -3 (41)
FINAL SCORE: RAVENS 22, STEELERS 20
This baby is in the bag as my Steelers covered against the Ravens and the number was one tick over what Vegas thought it would be.
I give the Ratbirds credit for making the crucial plays at crucial times and admit Mike Tomlin should have been flagged for being on the field of play during a late kickoff return.
LOCK OF THE WEEK 3 – 9
New England Patriots @ Houston Texans –4 (43.5) OVER
This is one of the few games during the 2013 campaign where the bookies must have been drinking too much bourbon.
Houston is a bad football team with confidence problems. New England is the same team who kicked them some Texan ass in last year’s playoffs. The game being played in the Lone Star State won’t mean a thing to Tom Brady, an improving Pat’s defense, or a healthier Rob Gronkowski.
The line should be at least 8-9 points and the total four points higher.
I might put 50.00 down on this one…
PATRIOTS 33, TEXANS 16
OVER/UNDER OF THE WEEK 5 – 9 – 1
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts –3 (45)
This is one of those feeling games, folks.
Formidable defenses will not grace Lucas Oil Stadium come Sunday.
Two very inconsistent teams—on both sides of the scrimmage line—will be playing each other with playoff implications all over the turf.
There is no way a responsible handicapper—knowing Indy enjoys a slight edge in offense and defense—can pick a Titan upset, unless he has a strong hunch.
I’m taking Andrew Luck over the game Ryan Fitzpatrick. I’m betting on the significant home-field advantage LOS gives the Horseshoes. I’m also betting Chris Johnson racks up a great day against a vulnerable Colts defense.
All of the above points to a significantly bigger number than the Wise Guy’s offering of 45…
57 to be exact…
COLTS 30, TITANS 27
Reminder, I pick these games at various times during the week. The point spreads and totals may shift before game time…
As usual, my picks are in italic below
NFL Lines For Week 13 – 11/28 – 12/2, 2013
|Date & Time||Favorite||Line||Underdog||Total|
|X 11/28 1:00 ET||At Detroit||7||Green Bay U||50|
|√ 12/28 4:25 ET||At Dallas||-9||Oakland O||47.5|
|√ 1/28 1:00 ET||At Baltimore||-3 GW||Pittsburgh O||41|
|Date & Time||Favorite||Line||Underdog||Total|
|12/1 1:00 ET||At Indianapolis||-3.5 O/U||Tennessee||45|
|12/1 4:25 ET||Denver||-5.5||At Kansas City||49|
|12/1 1:00 ET||At Cleveland||-7||Jacksonville||40.5|
|12/1 1:00 ET||At Carolina||-7.5||Tampa Bay||41.5|
|12/1 1:00 ET||At Minnesota||-1||Chicago||50|
|12/1 1:00 ET||At Philadelphia||-3||Arizona||48.5|
|12/1 1:00 ET||At NY Jets||-2||Miami||40|
|12/1 4:05 ET||At Buffalo||-3||Atlanta||47|
|12/1 4:05 ET||At San Francisco||-8||St. Louis||42|
|12/1 1:00 ET||New England LW||-7.5||At Houston O||47.5|
|12/1 4:25 ET||At San Diego||-1||Cincinnati||48.5|
|12/1 8:30 ET||NY Giants||-1||At Washington||45.5|
Monday Night Football Line
|12/2 8:40 ET||At Seattle US||-5 O||New Orleans||47|
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