Sadly this is midterm week for me at B-school, so its been mostly books and studying and I haven't been able to put the research I usually do into the trends and spreads. So I'm not going to pick against the spread this week. If I'm picking ATS, I'm really telling people how to bet and I don't think that's right to do that unless you've put in the work. So for this week, I'm just picking winners based on my gut!
Patriots vs. Seahawks - I'm picking the Pats here, but this game could be a lot trickier than it looks. Seattle is a tough place to play and New England has been hot and cold this year. They've already been knocked off by one NFC West team in New England. So this should be a tough spot. Pick: Patriots
Vikings vs. Redskins - This is actually the toughest pick of the week in my opinion. Obviously the RG3 concussion situation is a big deal, although the indication is that he'll probably play Sunday. I just like this Minnesota team though and I think Christian Ponder could have a big week. This should be close though and it's my lowest conviction pick. Pick: Vikings
Packers vs. Texans - I don't really think this one will even come down to the wire. I think we'll see a comfortable Texans win. Pick: Texans
Broncos vs. Chargers - These are actually two teams which are more evenly matched than people think. The Chargers are a little better than they're given credit for and the Broncos aren't as good as they're perceived. So I'm taking San Diego at home. Pick: Chargers