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Week 16 NFL Point Spreads: Betting Tips & Expert Free Week 16 Picks

Expert NFL Cappers – Week 16 Projections

What a week it was in the NFL. The Packers lost, the Bears imploded and two teams clinched their respective divisions. Some bad teams were afforded the opportunity to hang around – heck even the Jaguars covered the spread last week!

Week 16 Pointspreads & Handicappers Insight

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So what can we expect this week? Here is a look at all of the games on the slate, the odds that accompany those games and what could play out in another typically crazy week of NFL football.

Thursday, December 18

Titans at Jaguars
Week 16 Point Spread: Jaguars -3

The Titans bring an eight game losing streak into Thursday night – ugly every week out. At least the Jags have been somewhat competitive recently. Who knows who is going to start for the Titans at QB – it shouldn’t matter anyway!

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Saturday, December 20

Chargers at 49ers
Week 16 Point Spread: Chargers +2 1/2

It’s pretty hard to like the 49ers right now – they looked totally disinterested in Week 15 and may be forced to play without Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde on Saturday. Three straight losses and zero to play for have me steering away from San Francisco the rest of the way!

Eagles at Redskins
Week 16 Point Spread: Eagles -8 1/2

The Skins have lost six straight games and haven’t looked good at all in any. They got largely schooled by the Giants in Week 15 – the Eagles are a much better team than New York. Expect a motivated Eagles team to click on all cylinders against Washington’s brutal defense in what could be the blowout of the weekend.

Sunday, December 21

Vikings at Dolphins
Week 16 Point Spread: Vikings +7

The Vikings are quietly playing some good ball – last week’s loss may have been a tad unlucky against Detroit – they easily covered in that game. The Fins on the other hand seem as though they have gotten worse as the season has rolled on. Minnesota’s Teddy Bridgewater has looked very good and is likely the better QB in this match! Take the Vikes to keep this one close as well – an outright win wouldn’t be shocking in the least.

Packers at Bucs
Week 16 Point Spread: Packers -10 1/2

You have to think that the Packers will bring their absolute best Sunday – that they won’t take another team lightly again the rest of the season! Aaron Rodgers had one of his worst games as a pro – he won’t do that twice in a row! Also – the Bucs are definitely no Buffalo Bill on defense. Expect a huge bounce back at Tampa Bay’s expense!

Lions at Bears
Week 16 Point Spread: Lines Not Available Yet

The Bears have mailed it in – their body language says it all. No pride – no win no matter what the line is on Sunday afternoon. Gotta take the Lions here!

Falcons at Saints
Week 16 Point Spread: Line Not Available Yet

The Saints will likely be favored in this one but I still don’t trust them. Monday night’s win was more about how pathetic Chicago was – not how good New Orleans was.

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The Saints have lost four straight games on home turf – my money is on them losing a fifth to Julio Jones, Matt Ryan and the boys.

Patriots at Jets
Week 16 Point Spread: Patriots -10

The Pats eeked out a 27-25 win in the first meeting of the season but they have been blowing teams out of the water since. There is no way the Jets generate the 35 points it will take to hang with New England in this one. New England is just too good and the Jets are too… bad!

Chiefs at Steelers
Week 16 Point Spread: Steelers -3

The Chiefs have had their issues against strong running teams this season – Enter Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers. KC’s second best pass defense in the NFL will also have its hands full with Big Ben who is coming off his eighth 300+ yard passing game this season. Simply put, the Chiefs offense is nowhere near Pittsburgh’s in terms of offense right now. The name of the game is outscoring your opponent – I don’t see the Chiefs doing that Sunday.

Browns at Panthers
Week 16 Point Spread: Lines Not Available Yet

Cam Newton should return this week to bolster a Carolina offense that is waking up as the season wears on. Derek Anderson isn’t a bad fill-in however. Cleveland will trot out Johnny Manzeil once again – nothing gets a defense up like a cocky rookie QB. Expect the Browns to be terrorized again and for Carolina to stay in the thick of the NFC South race with an easy win Sunday.

Ravens at Texans
Week 16 Point Spread: Ravens -4

The Texans could be down to their third, maybe fourth string QB for this game – injuries have ravaged this team. Baltimore’s defense has really come on the last month and will be salivating at the opportunity to get after a sure-to-be inexperienced QB. Baltimore looks to be on a playoff path – the Texans not so much.

Giants at Rams
Week 16 Point Spread: Giants +5

In Odell we trust! The G-Men are tasked with facing a Rams team that has given up a total of 12 points the last three weeks – 12! Take the combination of Manning/Beckham to make some more noise Sunday and for the G-Men to pull the upset.

Bills at Raiders
Week 16 Point Spread: Bills -6

Buffalo’s defense has established itself as one of the elite teams in the game – they held Aaron Rodgers in check last week and they made Peyton Manning’s life miserable the week before that. Now the Bills have the honor of facing Derek Carr! Despite the Raiders looking OK at home this year, the Bills’ playoff chase is still in full effect. It is hard to imagine the woeful Raiders scoring enough on the Bills defense to keep this game close!

Colts at Cowboys 
Week 16 Point Spread: Colts +3

Possibly the best game on the schedule for Week 16, the Colts are coming off a rather disappointing effort in Week 15 while the Cowboys looked virtually unstoppable. That said the Colts have a better defense than the Boys have faced in a while and Andrew Luck and company are due for an offensive explosion.

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Indy has won their last four games by an average of 12 1/2 points – all they have to do is slow down Romo and the boys, not stop them. I think they get it done.

Seahawks at Cardinals
Week 16 Point Spread: Seahawks -7 1/2

The Hawks are on a roll and now get the chance to face a Cardinals team that will go with their third string QB and second/third string running back. It will be low scoring as defenses dominate – Seattle has allowed an average of 7.8 points against the last four games and should be able to put up 17-20 against the Cards in this one.

Monday, December 22

Broncos at Bengals
Week 16 Point Spread: Broncos -3 1/2

Call me crazy but I have zero faith in the Bengals on the Big Stage – Monday night happens to be one of those stages. The Broncos have been skating by but own one of the most balanced, well-rounded teams in the game. Denver has won an incredible 12 straight games on the road – make it 13 on Monday.

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