Wow, did this season fly by or what? Even with the extra week! Anyways, I finished the regular season 38-35 ATS, and I have two picks for Saturday. Let’s get it.
Raiders +5.5 over Bengals
I liked this line when I saw it at +6 but was late jumping on it so ended up getting +5.5. I think the Bengals are being overvalued after their win against the Chiefs that the refs essentially gifted to them, and the Raiders will be coming in with much more of the “nothing to lose” mentality, which typically helps early game nerves and mistakes in must-win games. If I’m picking the outright winner, I still think Cincy pulls it off in a close one, but I foresee an extremely competitive game that’s decided on the last possession, so I’ll take the Raiders and the points.
Patriots/Bills Under 43
I’m sure nobody has forgotten the first game in Buffalo between these two teams, where Bill Belichick put both middle fingers up to Sean McDermott and the Bills and only threw the ball three (3!!!!!) times and won 14-10. It’s supposed to be another cold, bad weather game with a high of 9 degrees and strong winds, so I expect a similar game plan for BB and the Pats. With that, there should be a lot of clock chewing and a low scoring game, so I foresee another game played in the teens/low 20’s.