NFL Week 10 Picks

NFL Week 10 Betting Cheat Sheet

The NFL is getting interesting, isn’t it? Nothing has been decided yet. Only 3 teams, New England, Cincinnati and Carolina, are still undefeated. We’re setting up for a great second half of the season. Week 10 promises to offer a great mix of ATS, Moneyline and Over/Under wagers. Keep reading for information on this week’s NFL picks!

Bye Teams: San Diego, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Atlanta

NFL Week 10 ATS Picks

Chicago at St. Louis
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 pm ET
Odds: TBD

Sure, St. Louis lost to Minnesota on the road. That was a close game. Minnesota outscored St. Louis 11 to 3 in the second half or the Rams would have closed out a huge road win. The score ended up 21 to 18.

Chicago is a mess on both offense and defense. It’s unlikely that the Bears are going to be able to protect QB Jay Cutler, or anybody who plays quarterback for Chicago this Sunday if it’s not Cutler, from being pressured throughout the game. No matter what the spread is go with St. Louis.

Pick: St. Louis

New Orleans at Washington
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 pm ET
Odds: New Orleans -1

The Saints were oh so close to winning their fourth straight game. The problem is New Orleans’ defense. QB Drew Brees is just fine. He had another excellent game against a very good Tennessee secondary.

If the Saints can ever get the defense together, they’d be a force in the NFC. Who knows?  It could start this Sunday against a Washington team that continues to self-destruct. The DC’ers can’t be happy that they’re facing Brees after giving it up so easily to Tom Brady in week 9.

Pick: New Orleans

Minnesota at Oakland
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:05 pm ET
Odds: TBD

Minnesota QB Teddy Bridgewater is questionable for this game. That’s why the betting line hasn’t been established yet. Bridgewater might be out due to a concussion.

One player that won’t be out is Raiders’ QB Derek Carr. Carr has been awesome in Oakland’s last 3 games. He’s thrown 11 touchdowns to only a single interception. Carr should have no trouble moving the ball against Minnesota’s defense, which is very good against the run, but can have mental slips when it comes to defending against the pass.

Oakland covers.

Pick: Oakland

NFL Week 10 Game Total Over/Under Picks

Miami at Philadelphia
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 pm ET
Odds: 46.5

The total seems high, but it really isn’t. Philadelphia had trouble containing QB Matt Cassel and the Dallas offense this past Sunday night in a 33 to 27 overtime win. Miami’s defense is better than Dallas’, but Philly should be able to score at least 24 to 30 in this one.

Miami’s offense is much better than what it showed in the 17 to 33 loss to Buffalo in Week 10. QB Ryan Tannehill should be able to move the ball against the Eagles’ defense. Expect both of these teams to put up a lot of points.  

Pick: Over

Jacksonville at Baltimore
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 pm ET
Odds: 48

Neither one of these teams like to play defense. Jacksonville’s D gives up 357.8 yards and 29.4 points on average per game. The Jaguars have given up 38, 31 and 28 points in their last 3 losses.

Baltimore loves to give up yards and points. The Ravens once feared defense is a mere shell of its past self. Baltimore gives up an average of 383.6 yards and 26.8 points per game. The Ravens have given up 33, 25 and 26 points in their last 3 losses and they scored 29 while giving up 26 in a win over San Diego in their last game.

Pick: Over

Arizona at Seattle
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8:30 pm ET
Odds: 45

At first glance, the game looks like it should go over. Arizona’s pass defense isn’t as good as many thought it would be. Neither is Seattle’s pass defense.

But, these 2 teams always play a low-scoring game when it’s in Seattle. The Seahawks are likely to disrespect Arizona’s rushing attack by pressuring QB Carson Palmer and playing in a zone defense. Expect the Cardinals to stop Seattle’s rushing attack and to put a ton of pressure on Seattle QB Russell Wilson. This game goes under.

Pick: Under

NFL Week 10 Straight Up Moneyline Picks

Carolina at Tennessee
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 pm ET
Odds: Carolina -4

Carolina could have some trouble in this trap game. The Panthers are undefeated in the NFC because they are the best team in the NFC.

But, Tennessee’s rookie sensation, Marcus Mariota, should be able to exploit a pass defense that gives up close to 242 passing yards per game. Not only that, but Tennessee’s secondary is allowing only 217.8 passing yards per game, ranking it fourth in the NFL.

If Tennessee can stop Carolina’s rushing attack, or at least contain it, the Titans can pull off the upset.

Pick: Tennessee

New England at New York Giants
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:25 pm ET
Odds: New England -7.5  

New England travels to New York to take on the Giants as a -7.5 point favorite. The Patriots, like Carolina, are due for a letdown.

For starters, New England never has success against the Giants. On paper, it looks like the G-Men are going to have to improve defensively. NYG is ranked thirty-second in yards allowed per game on average at 422.8.

But, let’s be honest with ourselves. The average is skewed due to the ridiculous game against New Orleans two weeks ago where the Giants gave up over 500 yards. Expect the G-Men to play stout on D this Sunday while New England’s defense might have trouble containing QB Eli Manning and WR Odell Beckham.

Pick: New York Giants

Kansas City at Denver
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:25 pm ET
Odds: Denver -7

Denver is one very good football team no matter the Week 9 loss to Indianapolis. The Colts have a way of beating Denver, just like the Giants have a way of beating the Patriots.

Make no mistake, this is going to be a close game and Denver should win it, but the sneaking suspicion is that football fans haven’t seen the best of RB Charcandrick West. QB Alex Smith gets WR Jeremy Maclin healthy in this and KC’s defense is good against the rush.

This could be another high-scoring game that goes either way. Roll the dice with the dog.

Pick: Kansas City

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