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BIGPLAY Week 8 Picks Against the Spread

Last Week

The Kid:  8 – 7
TBuck:  7 – 8
BMac:  6 – 9
Bode:  6 – 9
Jer:  6 – 9
Meat:  4 – 11

Season Record

BMac:  24 – 21 (.533)
Meat:  23 – 22 (.511)
TBuck:  23 – 22 (.511)
Bode:  23 – 22 (.511)
The Kid:  22 – 23 (.489)
Jer:  21 – 24 (.467)

 

SD (+7.5) @ DEN

  Jer, The Kid

  Meat, Bode, BMac, TBuck

Jer:  Bounce back week for SD.  I don’t think they win, but they’ll keep it close enough.

BMac: Denver’s improved run D will prevent SD from slowing the game down and keeping it out of Peyton’s hands, which they did in the 2013 win in December.

The Kid:  Too many points on a short week with the Chargers coming off a loss.

Consensus:  Denver

 

DET @ ATL (+4.5)

  Meat, BMac, TBuck

  Bode, Jer, The Kid

Meat:  Atlanta’s really bad.  Bad enough to lose by more than a touchdown at home.

Bode:  Two teams that can’t figure out their identities.  Take the points from the home team.

BMac:  Games in London always favor the team with the…I have no fucking clue.  However, I do know that the Falcons O-line is awful and the Lions sport one of the top front 7’s in the league.

Consensus:  SPLIT

 

MIN (+3) @ TB

  Bode, TBuck

  Meat, BMac, Jer, The Kid

TBuck:  Tampa Bay has a lower winning percentage than Ebola.  Anytime they’re giving points, take them.

Jer:  Both teams are awful.  Guess I’ll roll with the home team.

Meat:  If Vegas thinks TB deserves three at home, then Minnesota must be worse than I thought.

Consensus:  Tampa Bay?

 

CHI (+6.5) @ NE

  Bode, BMac, The Kid

  Meat, TBuck, Jer

The Kid:  Take Da Bears getting 6.5 from an overvalued pats team in a season saving situation.

Jer:  Statement game for NE after almost losing to a joke of a Jets squad.

TBuck:  NE is yet to cover as a home favorite.  Look for that to end this week.

Consensus:  SPLIT

 

STL (+6.5) @ KC

  Meat, BMac, Jer

  Bode, TBuck, The Kid

Bode:  STL showed their hand against SEA last week.  There is this thing in the NFL called game film.

Jer:  Hate this game, but the Rams are full of confidence after beating Seattle.

Meat:  KC wins, but STL doesn’t need any special teams trickery to keep it close enough this week.

Consensus:  SPLIT

 

SEA @ CAR (+4.5)

  Meat, Bode, BMac, Jer, The Kid

  TBuck

TBuck:  I don’t like this game at all…but I’d take the over.

BMac:  Seattle’s D finally gets back on track and Wilson stays hot against Carolina’s surprisingly shaky defense

Bode:  Seahawks can’t lose three in a row…can they?

Consensus:  Seattle

 

BUF (+3) @ NYJ

  Meat, TBuck

  Bode, BMac, Jer, The Kid

Meat:  If the Jets were giving Rutgers points at home, I’d take the Scarlet Knights.

The Kid:  Jets should’ve beaten New England and Buffalo is not a good team.  Don’t even think about watching this awful game.

TBuck:  The Jets have lost 6 straight. They were competitive last week, but I can’t trust them giving points.

Consensus:  J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

 

MIA @ JAX (+5)

  Meat, Bode, BMac, TBuck

  Jer, The Kid

Jer:  Jags have some confidence going into this and may have found their running back in Robinson.

BMac:  Fish playing well of late and keep it going in a huge letdown spot for Jacksonville.

The Kid:  More than a field goal is too many in this thriller!

Consensus:  FINS UP!

 

HOU @ TEN (+2)

  Meat, BMac, TBuck, Jer

  Bode, The Kid

Meat:  Houston much better than their three game losing streak would suggest.  Watt’s crew rolls up the new QB.

Jer:  I really hope this line stays under 3.  Lock it up

TBuck:  Burned by turnovers on Monday Night, Texans right the ship this week.

Consensus:  Houston

 

BAL (+1.5) @ CIN

  Meat, TBuck

  Bode, BMac, Jer, The Kid

Bode:  A.J. Green back in the lineup makes CIN a diff team. LOCK.

Meat:  Baltimore has been kicking the shit out of everyone while Cinci looks like shit.

BMac:  This is presuming AJ Green plays on Sunday.  Bengals are normally tough at home and get it back on track.

Consensus:  Bungholes

 

PHI (+3.5) @ ARI

  Meat, Bode, BMac, TBuck, Jer

  The Kid

The Kid:  Arizona’s D should trump Kelly’s wheelin’ and dealin’

Jer:  Philly off the bye should come up with something to get through the Arizona D.

Meat:  Arizona couldn’t handle Peyton at all, so it’s looking good that Philly can keep it within a field goal even if they don’t win.

Consensus:  Philly

 

IND @ PIT (+3)

  Meat, Bode, BMac, TBuck

  Jer, The Kid

TBuck:  Short Week for Pittsburgh does not bode well for them.

Jer:  Home dog.  Indy due for a small regression and Pitt should get some guys back.

Bode:  Indy keeps on rolling.  It’s a lock.

Consensus:  Colts

 

OAK (+7) @ CLE

  Bode, TBuck, The Kid

  Meat, BMac, Jer

Meat:  Cleveland blows out the new worst team in the league at home after being humiliated on the road by the previous worst team in the league.

TBuck:  Can’t trust Cleveland giving up 7 after the way they looked last week.  Look for them to win, but it’s a close one.

The Kid:  Cleveland is crushed without Alex Mack.  They should not be giving this many points to a team desperate for a win.

Consensus:  SPLIT

 

GB (+1.5)  @ NO

  Meat, Bode, BMac, TBuck

  Jer, The Kid

Jer:  The Saints are a completely different team at home.

TBuck:  I get it.  Drew Brees at home.  Too bad their defense is going to get ripped apart.

BMac:  I normally love the Saints back at home off a loss, but Rodgers is on fire and should have a field day w/ the Saints awful D.

Consensus:  Back the Pack

 

WAS (+9.5) @ DAL

  Bode, BMac, The Kid

  Meat, TBuck, Jer

Meat:  No chance Colt McCoy or a rusty RGIII can cool off the hottest team in the NFL at home.

Bode:  Can’t believe I’m backing Lil’ Colt on the road against a 6-1 team on Monday night. Dallas wins straight up, but this is a lot of points.

TBuck:  This game could get really ugly.

Consensus:  Split

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