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NFL picks Week 8 against the spread – Del’s selections

This is getting very difficult to sugarcoat. After bouncing back with some impressive work against the spread in Week 6, Del is finding it difficult to gain momentum. Week 7 did not go very well, as we went a measly 5-10 against the spread and 1-2 with the top three. We’re entering the halfway point of the season this week, and it needs to get better — fast.

Hopefully Week 8 will begin the dominance. Here are Del’s Week 8 Picks, with analysis of the top three after the sheet. Check back later in the week for Doc Brown’s picks.

NFL PICKS WEEK 8
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

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NFL picks Week 7 against the spread – Doc’s selections

Doc is starting to post some respectable percentages on his season picks and has been on a roll the past three weeks. With just another week or two of good picks, we’ll be back at our usual expert level.

So let’s take a look at the NFL picks for Week 7 against the spread and straight up, with analysis below.

NFL PICKS WEEK 7
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

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NFL picks Week 7 against the spread – Del’s selections

And the roller coaster continues. Del bounced back from a rough week of picks in Week 5 to post an impressive 9-6 record against the spread in Week 6, including 2-1 in the top three. As a result, we have inched a lot closer to that 50% mark we have been eyeing. A big week this week could finally push Del over the hump.

There are plenty of lopsided matchups across the league this week, which has led to a number of spreads that are around a full touchdown. Hopefully we can get on the right side of the number once again. Here are Del’s Week 7 NFL Picks, with analysis of the top three after the chart. Be sure to check back later in the week when Doc Brown posts his selections.

NFL PICKS WEEK 6
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

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For the first pick in the top three this week, I’m going with the Rams getting six points on the road against the Panthers. Both teams were impressive last week, with Carolina dominating the Vikings on the road and St. Louis doing the same to the Texans. The Rams have won back-to-back games after getting off to a 1-3 start and their offense looks to be improving. The last time the Panthers blew an opponent out (a 38-0 win over the Giants in Week 3), they responded with a stinker against Arizona in their next game. I don’t really know who will win this one, but I’m fairly confident it will be close. I’ll take the points.

Another line I like this week is the Broncos laying 6.5 on the road against the Colts. Have you paid attention to all the drama surrounding Jim Irsay’s comments about being disappointed his team only won one Super Bowl in the Peyton Manning era? Manning was asked if he holds any ill will toward the Colts earlier this week, and he passed on an opportunity to put the flames out. That’s not a coincidence. Denver is the better team, and Manning should be extremely motivated to beat his former team. I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns into a blowout.

And finally, I’m going with the Giants — yes, those Giants — at home against the Vikings on Monday night. New York is not going to go 0-16. They probably won’t even go 2-14, so some wins are coming. Josh Freeman should be an upgrade over both Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder when he gets comfortable, but he signed with Minnesota less than two weeks ago. Not to mention, he’s not going to help on defense. The Vikings have allowed 27 or more points in every game this season. They can’t stop anyone, and they won’t stop the G-Men on the road — even if Eli Manning throws a few more picks. Look for the Giants to get in the win column in convincing fashion.

NFL picks Week 6 against the spread – Doc’s picks

Doc Brown has been delivering on his NFL picks the last two weeks and has rallied to post a respectable season number against the spread of over .500. That trend will hopefully continue this week. One problem is there are so many question marks.

Injuries have taken their toll on teams, so you have squads like Buffalo, Minnesota, Philly, Tampa Bay and Tennessee all using new or relatively new quarterbacks. And then you have teams like Jacksonville and Cleveland going back to old familiar ones, so at least we have an idea of how those movies might play out. But with many of the newer ones, like Thad Lewis, Mike Glennon and Nick Foles, it’s hard to know what to expect. Despite that, we are placing our chips on a few of these cats. Full analysis of the top three below.

NFL PICKS WEEK 6
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

Week 6 picks

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NFL picks Week 6 against the spread – Del’s selections

Del was hoping to keep the momentum from Week 4 going last week, but it turned out to be short-lived. Week 5 did not go that well and the top three selections struggled once again. That doesn’t mean we’re giving up hope, as there’s plenty of football left to be played. The goal is to get the top three selections above the 50% mark, and that goal has not been adjusted.

Unlike last week, there are a number of large spreads and mismatches in Week 6. Most notably, the Denver Broncos are a record-setting 27-point favorite over the Jacksonville Jaguars. We’ll talk about that game and the top three selections after the chart. As always, be sure to check back later in the week for Doc Brown’s picks.

NFL PICKS WEEK 5
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

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NFL picks Week 5 against the spread – Doc’s picks

The Doc struck back last week with a strong week that would have looked even stronger had he been able to change away from the Raiders after learning that Terrelle Pryor would not be starting. But now we know Pryor will start in Week 5, which has affected the pick.

A number of this week’s picks don’t make sense on the surface. Like why would Doc like the Falcons to cover a 10-point spread coming off a loss? Or why would he pick the Packers to cover a 7-point spread against a Detroit Lions team that just beat the Bears at home and looked great doing so? Well, in some of those cases, like they said in Rounders, you just go off feel. Analysis of the top three picks further below.

NFL PICKS WEEK 5
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

Week 5 picks

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NFL picks Week 5 against the spread – Del’s selections

Finally, Del has a little bit of momentum he can build off going forward. Our picks were improving each week since the season began and we finally managed to get over the hump in Week 5. Del went an impressive 10-5 against the spread and finished 2-1 with his top three selections, which is the number we’ll be aiming for each week from here on out.

The goal now is to keep the good times rolling and not look back. Hopefully, we can make that happen with some tough lines in Week 5 and a few injuries that could lead to some unexpected outcomes. Here are Del’s Week 5 NFL Picks. As usual, be sure to read the analysis of the top three after the chart and check back later in the week for Doc Brown’s expert picks.

NFL PICKS WEEK 5
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

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