Monday Night Locks (NFL Week 15)

Raiders (-1) @ Browns, O/U 41

What a tough game to figure out. Who’s playing? Who’s out? Who practiced this week? Who benefits from the extra rest? Just an insane game to pick and have any remote level of confidence with it.

I’m rolling with the Raiders here. Even before finding out definitively that Nick Mullens is in line for the start for the Browns, I was going with the Raiders (who at the time were getting 3 points). But now as the favorite, I’m still going with them. Both of these teams have had up and down seasons in the middle of the AFC. Both of these teams really need this game. The game being moved from Saturday to today seemingly benefited the Browns, but I’m a believer in karma, and that should benefit the Raiders. Give me the black and silver.

Picks: Raiders -1 (Padlock), UNDER 41 (Deadbolt)

Vikings (-6.5) @ Bears, O/U 45.5

Who are the Vikings? Are they an elite team in the NFC that their roster says they are? The team that beat the Chargers and Packers in back to back weeks? Or are they the team that lost to the Lions and nearly blew a 29–0 lead against the Steelers? One thing that I know for sure is that anything at all could happen in this game, and I would not be surprised.

I’m picking the team with more to play for here and that’s the Vikings. And it wouldn’t be surprising if this Bears fanbase, on national television, winds up causing Matt Nagy to be fired tomorrow. They’ve been calling for his head all season, and if this game goes poorly, it could be the final straw. I’ll lay the points with the Vikings.

Picks: Vikings -6.5 (Padlock), UNDER 45.5 (Padlock)

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Craig Ebinger

Craig Ebinger

I like sports. I’m very opinionated. I like sharing my opinions and arguing senselessly with anyone who wants to argue.

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