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H-Group Blazing Five Picks Week 13...

Date:
December 2, 2017 7:21 PM
December 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Through Week 12 records...

The Computer: 95-76-5, Blazing Five: 45-15

Skolman: 92-79-5, B5: 30-29-1

RC: 89-82-5, B5: 39-31

Rabbitt: 88-83-5, B5: 31-28-1

Savage: 87-74-5, B5: 34-25-1

Katz: 83-88-5, B5: 32-24-3

Colin: B5… 31-23-1

Katz: 

DET +3.0 Best Bet. The 2017 Baltimore Ravens have one of the worst offenses I’ve ever seen. Joe Flacco has never been given truly effective weapons to throw to and this is the worst group he’s ever had. The worst part is it’s happened at a time when Flacco is completely finished. I don’t think Flacco should be starting in the NFL anymore. He’s terrible. I cannot believe the Ravens are favored here. 

SF +3.0. Jimmy Garoppolo baby! John Fox is the worst coach in the NFL. Kyle Shanahan is actually on the very, very short list of coaches that don’t completely suck. Bears lose. Fox gets fired Monday. 

HOU +6.5. The Texans will cover this for the same reason they covered the touchdown last Monday night against the Ravens. While the Texans are bad, they are facing an anemic offense that will do just enough to win, but not enough to cover. 

GB pk. Jameis Winston is back! Great news for Packers backers here. The Bucs are going to get shredded by Davante Adams. 

OAK -9.0. Any time you give me a chance to go against Geno Smith, I’m taking it.

Rabbitt: 

Gb +2 

Lar -7 

Sea +6 

Cle +14 

Pick of the week-  Oak +8

Savage: 

Seahawks +6 (best bet) - This is way too much respect for the Eagles, essentially saying they're going to blow out Seattle in Seattle. The Seahawks still have a very good D-line and the Eagles don't have good enough receivers to exploit Seattle's banged up secondary. This is the first true test for the Eagles this year, and even if they win I think its by less than 6. 

Ravens -3 - The Lions have difficulty stopping the run, protecting Stafford, playing on the road, and beating teams over 500. This one checks all the boxes.  

Broncos -2.5 - One more trip to the well with Denver. They showed a spark last week when Siemien came into the game. Miami's offense is just as an inept as Denver's and their defense is horrible. 

Patriots -8.5 - The Bills have too many holes to stick with the Patriots. They've mostly struggled to stop the run since trading Dareus, so don't be surprised if Mike Gillislee randomly goes off for 150 yards and 2 TD's against his old team. 

Jaguars -9.5 - They crushed the Colts in Indy earlier this year. Now Indy is missing linemen and corners. It's a scary amount of points to lay with Bortles, but the Jags defense has a good chance to outscore Indy here.

 

Skolman 

SF 

MIN 

BUF 

GB 

OAK

Ladies and Gentleman... **The Computer**

OAK -8.0 over NYG BEST BET

This has all the makings of ‘The Bet of the Year’. The Giants embroiled in strife. Every player they have is hurt/trying to get inactive because they hate the coach. SO many players already on IR. Geno Smith starting. This is a mess. Meanwhile, Oakland has everything to play for here. This HAS to be a blowout.

 

JAX -9.5 over IND

Another week, another time we play the Jags for profit. The Computer would have skipped this game 2-3 weeks ago, but now the Colts are missing their top two players (starting center and shutdown-ish CB). This is a cake game for the Jags who might get 1-2 starting OLs back.

 

DET +2.5 at BAL

The Computer liked this right away this week as a full upset. The weather will aid a higher end passing game than what the Ravens usually beat up on…they typically struggle with decent QBs. The Lions have an underrated defense and if they can’t use Ameer Abdullah – then this is even better. The Ravens have no offense and an overrated defense.

 

LAC -14.0 over CLE

The Computer sees too much in the Chargers’ favor here…the line play is heavily in the Chargers favor. LAC needs this game to really launch into the AFC West title picture. At home, Chargers roll.

 

MIN +3.0 at ATL

ATL is good, but the Vikings are better. Desmond Trufant out hurts ATL, and if Brian Poole can’t play. Devonta Freeman back HELPS the Vikings. Is Matt Ryan really that much better than Case Keenum?

 

RC: OAK, SF, JAX, GB, LAR

 

COLIN: MIN, PIT, NO, BAL, NYJ

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