Week 16 NFL Picks Against the Spread (Trifone)

Here are my Week 16 NFL picks against the spread:

Arizona Cardinals +10.5 (over Seattle Seahawks)

The Seahawks are the consensus best team in the league, and they certainly have the league's best home-field advantage. The Cardinals, however, have an excellent defense and are still on the outside looking in for a playoff birth even at 9-5.

While Seattle did destroy the 49ers at home earlier in the year, this is not nearly what that rivalry is, and I don't expect them to play with the same emotion. This looks to me like too many points.

New York Giants +10 (over Detroit Lions)

The Giants are terrible. The Lions are bad. I'll take a terrible team +10 over a bad one. The Lions are very talented, but last Monday night, could only put together one touchdown in a home loss to the Ravens.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford didn't play well and Calvin Johnson is questionable to play this week. After Coughlin called out many of his players last week, I think they play with a bit more heart this week, and at least keep this one close.

Baltimore Ravens -1 (over New England Patriots)

The Patriots showed their vulnerability last week at Miami, only putting up 20 points the week after Rob Gronkowski went down for the year. The Ravens, on the other hand, have been getting better each week.

I'm still not crazy about their offense, but with the defense playing as well as it has and a kicker that can kick FGs from 60, they may not need a great offense. The defending champs usually play the Patriots pretty tough, and I like them to keep rolling this week.

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