Lit Picks Week 1
Updated: Nov 7, 2019
it’s been awhile, which is my bad. Let’s get to more content with some NFL Picks. 🎶 “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” 🎶
(For the lines I’ll be using Draftkings Sports Book)
1 PM Games
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings
I like the Vikings defense and running game with Dalvin Cook returning strong.
Score: Vikings 24, Falcons 17
Spread Pick: Vikings -3.5
Take the Vikings with the money line: -186
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins
This is one of those weird Week 1 games that seem like an easy conclusion but it’s not as clear cut as it seems. The Dolphins are in rebuilding mode against a playoff team last season, but they are at home.
Score: Ravens 20, Dolphins 17
Take the Dolphins +7
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
I like the home team in this one.
Jets 17, Bills 14
Spread Pick: Jets -2.5
Take the Jets with the money line: -148
Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars
I see Leonard Fournette having a big day.
Jaguars 28, Chiefs 24
Spread Pick: Jaguars + 3.5
Take the Jaguars outright with the money line: +170
Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers
I see a “Super Bowl Hangover” for the Rams on the east coast in Carolina.
Panthers 27, Rams 20
Spread Pick: Panthers +1.5
Take the Panthers outright with the money line: +106
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns.
I pick the new look Browns roll against the Titans.
Browns 31, Titans 17
Spread Pick: Browns -5.5
Take the Browns with the money line: -245
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Big day from Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery as the Birds get by the Skins in a tough divisional matchup.
Eagles 38, Redskins 28
Spread Pick: Redskins +10.5
Take the Eagles with the money line: -500
4 PM Games
Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks
This should be an easy win for Seattle at Qwest against an AJ Green less Bengals.
Seahawks 38, Bengals 10
Spread Pick: Seahawks -9.5
Take the Seahawks laying the 9.5
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Chargers
Will Jacoby Brissett lead the Colts on a road win to open the season? I don’t think so.
Chargers 31, Colts 17
Spread Pick: Chargers -6
Take the Chargers laying the 6
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
Though Arizona is home - and I’m not too confident about the Lions - I’m not too crazy about a rookie QB making his first start with such a suspect offensive line.
Lions 24, Cardinals 21
Spread Pick: Lions - 2.5
Take the Lions on the money line -141
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Zeke just signed his mega deal. I expect the Boys to take this one in a tightly contested divisional contest.
Cowboys 28, Giants 24
Spread Pick: Giants + 7
Take the Giants getting the 7
San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jimmy G. is back but I like Bruce Arians making his return to lead Famous Jamies and the Bucs to a home win.
Buccaneers 27. 49ers 17
Spread Pick: Buccaneers -1
Take the Buccaneers laying the point
Sunday Night Game
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
The Pats are the Pats
Patriots 31, Steelers 21
Spread Pick: Patriots -5
Take the Patriots with the money line -265
Monday Night Games
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints
I think the new look Texans might take some time to get rolling.
Saints 33, Texans 24
Spread Pick: Saints -7.5
Take the Saints on the money line at -455
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
I think that the world is expecting the Raiders to implode. Not this week.
Raiders 20, Broncos 17
Spread Pick: Raiders +3
Take the Raiders getting the 3 points