Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’

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We’ve gotten to the midway point of the NFL season and a lot of storylines are starting to unfold. Justin Blackmon’s inability to not smoke ganja, the Buc’s mutiny on Greg Schiano, and the rampant plague of injuries taking place. Well be covering all of these stories this coming week, but for now let’s try to go on a happier note into week 9 with some NFL gambling picks.

Game 1:

Kansas City -4.  With Jeff Tuel starting at quarterback for the injured E.J. Manuel, things don’t look promising this afternoon for the men of Orchard Park. The Chiefs (8-0) secondary will have a field day with the undrafted rookie out of Washington State University. It does get better on the offensive side where the middle of the road Bills front four will have to deal with one of the hottest running back in the game right now in Jamaal Charles. This one could get blown wide open by the 4th quarter.

Colts -1.  With both teams coming off a bye, this isn’t an argument of freshness, it’s an argument of talent and the Colts win that category. With Arian Foster and Ben Tate listed as questionable (Foster is a true game time decision) the Texans are going to have to rely on quarterback Case Keenum to throw the ball a decent amount. This will be quite the challenge for a guy with a subpar receiving core that consists of a 32 year old Andre Johnson (who has yet to score a touchdown this year) and rookie DeAndre Hopkins who has been incredible streaky this year. Not to mention, the Colts secondary did a pretty good job of shutting down Peyton Manning (all things considered). The Colts offense will struggle a bit with the loss of Reggie Wayne, but T.Y. Hilton has the potential to go on a complete breakout second half. Even if Trent Richardson continues his subpar runs, you still expect Andrew Luck to lead this team to a nice victory.

Pit +6. The storied Pittsburgh Steelers have looked to be back to their old ways. Since coming off their week 5 bye, The Steelers are 2-1, beating the Jets and Ravens, while losing to the Raiders. This team has picked it up in all aspects of the ball. The addition of LeVeon Bell to the offense added a huge dimension that the Steelers lacked previously, A RUN GAME. The defense, specifically the secondary, has also been playing better, shutting down Joe Flacco, Geno Smith, and Terrele Pryor. Facing a struggling New England Patriots team, the Steelers have the opportunity to win this game outright. Either way, this one should be close until the very end.

Packers/Bears Over 50.5. Two banged up, but powerful offense facing each other on Monday Night Football has shootout written all over it. With the late possibility of James Jones playing for the Packers, expect this score to possibly go even higher than 60 points.

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Gary’s picks

DAL 31 MIN 20

TEN 17 STL 14

CAR 28 ATL 21

NYJ 27 NO 24

KC 24 BUF 10

SDG 31 WAS 17

OAK 24 PHI 10

SEA 27 TB 7

BAL 14 CLE 13

NE 20 PIT 17

IND 31 HOU 16

GB 35 CHI 24

Zevs picks

BUF 31 KC 21

DAL 35 MIN 17

TEN 28 STL 21

SDG 42 WAS 10

CAR 31 ATL 28

NYJ 21 NO 14

OAK 17 PHI 3

SEA 25 TB 17

CLE 35 BAL 21

NE 35 PIT 21

HOU 28 IND 21

GB 31 CHI 28

Orens Picks

DAL over MIN 35-17

STL  over MIN 20-17

CAR over ATL 30-14

NO over NYJ           31-24

KC over BUF           26-20

SD over WAS 23-20

OAK over PHI 17-13

SEA over TB           21-17

BAL over CLE        20-14

NE over PIT            27-19

IND over TEX         27-24

GB over CHI 27-21

Daniels Picks

KC over Buf 42 – 35

ATL over Car 10 – 7

Dal over Min 28 – 3

NO over NYJ 28 – 10

Ten over Stl 14 – 10

Was over SD 35- 28

Oak over Phil 21- 17

Sea over TB 42- 3

Bal over Cle 14 – 10

NE over Pit 17 – 10

Ind over Hou 28 – 17

Chi over GB in OT 38 – 35

Avis Picks

KC 24

BUF 13

ATL 20

CAR 31

MIN 17

DAL 28

NO 34

NYJ 23

TEN 17

STL 13

SD 24

WAS 28

PHI 27

OAK 20

TB 9

SEA 31

BAL 23

CLE 17

PIT 21

NE 24

IND 28

HOU 14

CHI 17

GB 28

Jeremys Picks

CAR 24 ATL 21

DAL 31 MIN 16

NO 38 NYJ 14

TEN 21 STL 10

KC 24 BUF 7

SD 38 WAS 31

OAK 28 PHI 27

SEA 35 TB 9

CLE 17 BAL 14

NE 21 PIT 20

IND 35 HOU 17

GB 34  CHI 17

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Earlier this week, our staff gave you their picks for this weeks NFL games. However, those picks won’t help you earn money. So I’m going to give you 6 NFL picks that will help you bring in some cash.

Gary’s Six Pack of Picks.

Pick 1. SEA -11.5 – A Rams team with Kellen Clemmons (remember him?) against one of the best defense in the NFL? I’ll take the easy money here. Count on a defensive touchdown here as well for fantasy owners.

Pick 2.  WAS +11.5 – RG3 is finally looking like the quarterback that the Redskins had last year. He is running more and is looking better in the passing game as well. This, matched with the fact that Denver has one of the worst defenses in the NFL this year, could lead to not only a cover by the Redskins, but an outright win.

Pick 3. GB -9.0 – I’m personally surprised this line isn’t higher. Even with all their injuries, Aaron Rodgers is going to light this team up like a Christmas tree.

Pick 4. DET -3.0- This game will probably be a shootout decided by a last second field goal, but that’s all the Lions will need. I’m trusting Stafford and Megatron over Romo and Dez.

Pick 5. PIT -1.0- This game, like the Lions game, could come down to a field goal. The reasons I take the Steelers here are because they have looked improved since they came off their bye. As long as Dick Lebaeu is the defensive coordinator, I trust the Steelers defense to pull out this win.

Pick 6. KC -7.0 (buy half a point) – A new quarterback against the best defense in the NFL once again equals trouble. Expect a wipeout against the Browns.