As all Week 13 games in the pool are now done I will post next week’s games. For a change this week I will post the early odds from one source. The team that is the favourite has brackets beside them which include the number of points they are favoured by.
Sunday December 10
Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-2.5) Noon Indianapolis (-3) at Cincinnati Noon
Minnesota (-1.5) at Las Vegas 3:05 Buffalo at Kansas City (-3) 3:25 Denver at LA Chargers (-3) 3:25
Philadelphia at Dallas (-3) 7:20
All times Central.
Byes: Arizona, Washington
Just for fun the biggest odds of the week are
Tennessee at Miami (-13) and Seattle at San Francisco (-12.5) so those games won’t be on the slate. Remember that the oddsmakers give 3 points for home field so the last 3 games are essentially pick’ems but for that factor.
I think the NFL would call it parity and indeed I think they have been pretty successful in achieving that by and large. It makes it interesting and teams can rise and fall relatively quickly. The reality of a salary cap world.
The only weakness football has vs other sports for parity is the fact that the QB is more important to a team than one player is in any other team sport I would say. If the QB1 goes down it’s usually curtains for the season.
Well picking early didn’t hurt me last week as I went 5-1, almost getting my second perfect week. Leave it to the titans to screw me over
On to this week’s extra early picks;
(Atlanta is a bad team imo + I kinda like Baker? Never thought I’d say that)
(Cincy is like 4-20 without Burrow. I’ll take that all day)
(both teams coming off a bye week. Extra film+prep on Dobbs hopefully means Raiders defence can tough this one out)
(I don’t think the Bills are a good team)
(I think Broncos make a statement win in a division game)
(easily the hardest choice for me. Picking on vibes alone here)