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Saints Vs Falcons Line & Expert Pick

Saints Vs Falcons Line & Expert Pick

After seeing their playoff hopes take a bit of a hit last weekend, NFL bettors need to know whether or not Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can bounce back in their huge Week 14 NFC South divisional rivalry against Drew Brees and a New Orleans Saints team that recorded another big win last weekend.

New Orleans Saints Vs Atlanta Falcons Line & Expert Pick

New Orleans Saints (9-3) and Atlanta Falcons (7-5)
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:25 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: NBC, NFL Network
NFL Odds: New Orleans -1.5
Total: 53

Why Bet The Saints…

The Saints bounced back from their humbling Week 12 loss against the Rams to record their ninth win in their last 10 games by beating Carolina 31-21 in another huge division rivalry this past weekend. Drew Brees passed for 269 yards with one TD pass and no interceptions, but it was the combination of running backs Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamura that really did the Panthers in.

Ingram rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries while Kamura added 60 yards and two scores on just nine carries to continue his Rookie of the Year kind of campaign. Kamura also added five catches for 66 yards and Ingram caught six passes for 37 yards.

Why Bet The Falcons…

Atlanta will be quite desperate after getting manhandled in their 14-9 loss to Minnesota last weekend. The Falcons took the opening kickoff down the field for a field goal, but could never get in the end zone while managing just one field goal in the second and third quarters before getting shut out in the final frame against the Vikes. Matt Ryan was limited to 16 of 29 passing for 173 yards. Running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were held to a combined 96 rushing yards.

Saints Vs Falcons Expert Pick

Prior to their loss against the Vikings last weekend, the Falcons had won three straight while scoring at least 27 points in all three games and an identical 34 points in two of those contests. While New Orleans has a very good defense, it’s not as good as Minnesota’s and I can see Matt Ryan and the Falcons making some plays in this one.

The underdog in this rivalry is a robust 13-3 in the last 16 meetings and that, combined with the fact that the Falcons are completely and utterly desperate, makes Atlanta the pick for me in this Week 14 NFC South showdown!

Expert Pick: Atlanta +1.5

Expert Picks NFL Week 14

Expert Picks NFL Week 14

The final four weeks of NFL betting action are here with Week 14 kicking-off in days. I have a few winning NFL Week 14 expert picks to get your holiday season off to the right start.

Expert Picks NFL Week 14

Will the New York Giants put up a fight against Dallas in their NFC East divisional showdown after making national news last week for all the wrong reasons?

Can Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers stay hot to give their playoff hopes a boost?

Who’s going to get the ‘W’ when the Los Angeles Rams host the Philadelphia Eagles in a huge Week 14 matchup that could be the most entertaining game of this week’s schedule?

Dallas Cowboys (6-6) at N.Y. Giants (2-10)
When: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV: FOX
NFL Odds: Dallas -6

The Cowboys look like absolute locks against the Giants in this contest, even as a near touchdown road favorite. The Cowboys have an excellent second-year quarterback in Dak Prescott and put 38 points on the board against Washington on Thursday night.

New York has lost two straight and five of six, even though they put up a decent effort in their 24-17 road loss to Oakland on Sunday. The G-Men are going down in this affair after foolishly benching franchise signal-caller Eli Manning in favor of the uninspiring Geno Smith when Manning clearly wasn’t the reason the Giants were losing this season.

That’s why the Dallas Cowboys are my top NFL Week 14 expert pick to win.

Week 14 Expert Pick: Dallas -6

Washington (5-7) at L.A. Chargers (6-6)
When: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
TV: CBS
NFL Odds: Chargers -6.5

The Bolts have won three straight and six of their last eight and have a ton of momentum and motivation to stay hot heading into Week 14. Washington, on the other hand, has lost three of four and got smacked around by Dallas on Thursday night to see their playoff hopes pretty much fade into oblivion.

The Chargers are my second Week 14 NFL expert pick to win and cover the chalk in this one seeing as how they’ve got a ton to play for as they sit in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West while Washington just doesn’t look really interested in playing defense these days, having allowed 34 points or more in three of their last four!

Week 14 Expert Pick: Chargers -6.5

Philadelphia Eagles (10-2) at L.A. Rams (9-3)
When: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
TV: FOX
NFL Odds: Philadelphia -2.5

The Eagles and Rams are now tied for the league lead in scoring (30.1 ppg) and the two teams are only percentage points apart in points allowed defensively with Philly giving up just 17.9 per game and L.A., 18.5 points per contest. The Rams have held six of their last eight opponents to 17 points or less and held the high-scoring Saints to a modest 20 points two weeks ago.

The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the Rams have gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games against a team with a winning road record. Philly is favored by a hair in this one, but the equally-impressive Rams are my final NFL expert pick for Week 14.

Week 14 Expert Pick: Rams +2.5

NFL Week 14 Upset Picks

NFL Week 14 Upset Picks

What a great week of NFL football and if you are ready to move on to Week 14, I have a trio of NFL upset picks for you!

The Kansas City Chiefs are a complete mess as they get set to host Oakland in a huge Week 14 AFC West division rivalry.

The Denver Broncos look like a team that has clearly quit this season as they get set to host a New York Jets team that has gone ‘above and beyond’ for head coach Todd Bowles this season.

Last but not least, the Seattle Seahawks are looking good as they hit the road to take on a Jacksonville Jaguars team that has surprised in a big way this season.

NFL Week 14 Upset Picks

Oakland Raiders (6-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-6)
When: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: CBS
NFL Odds: Kansas City -3.5

The Oakland Raiders may have problems and they may not look anything like last season’s up-and-coming team that put points on the board with ease. Still, the Raiders are the pick to get the bod road win in their Week 14 AFC West matchup against a Kansas City Chiefs team that clearly puts the ‘D’ in dysfunctional right now!

Oakland has won two straight and three of four and they’re at least playing with a sense of urgency. Kansas City has lost four straight and six of seven – and I think they may have quit on head coach Andy Reid right about now. After getting swept by Kansas City last season, Oakland completes its own season sweep this season!

Week 14 Expert Pick: Oakland 24 Kansas City 17

NY Jets (5-7) at Denver Broncos (3-9)
When: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado
TV: CBS
NFL Odds: PK

I’m at a complete loss for words as to how pitiful the Denver Broncos are, but I know one thing. There’s absolutely no way I’m picking the Broncos to beat a New York Jets team that deserves an award for playing really hard this season for head coach Todd Bowles this season!

New York picked up a fantastic 38-31 win over the reeling Chiefs on Sunday as veteran quarterback Josh McCown threw for 331 yards one TD pass and rushed for two more scores o improve to 2-2 over their last four games. Denver absolutely rolled over like dogs in their disgraceful 35-9 loss against a Miami Dolphins team that is pitiful at best this season. The Broncos have lost eight straight and have clearly quit this season on both sides of the ball!

Week 14 Expert Pick: Jets 21 Broncos 10

Seattle Seahawks (8-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4)
When: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
TV: FOX
NFL Odds: Jacksonville -3

The Jacksonville Jaguars are playing at home in this contest and that they’ve had a fine season coming into this contest. I know the Jags have won five of their last six games and beat the hell out of Indianapolis this past weekend. However, after seeing how Seattle man-handled Philadelphia in its 24-10 win on Sunday night, there’s no way I’m going against the desperate Seahawks right now.

Seattle’s still very stout defense made athletically-gifted Philly quarterback Carson Wentz look pedestrian on Sunday night and I expect them to make Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles look like the completely mediocre quarterback he is in this affair. Seattle gets the outright road win behind another great effort from Russell Wilson to remind everyone why they’ve been perennial playoff participants and won’t be dispatched easily this season!

Pick: Seattle 21 Jacksonville 17