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Now let’s get to it! Week 12 picks for your betting pleasure.
Ryan Finley takes the helm for Cincinnati in the wake of Joe Burrow’s season-ending injury. He is plain abysmal as NFL quarterbacks go. The Giants have a well-coached defense that is especially good at getting pressure in the backfield. Finley is a turnover waiting to happen, and that should give Daniel Jones a short field to work with at times on Sunday. Alex Smith moved the ball versus the Bengals last week, so I see little resistance for the Giants’ pass game. This is a play against a backup QB on a poor performing team. I don’t love New York, but I can lay five and a half points against such a lousy signal-caller.
Buffalo had two weeks to prepare for rookie sensation Justin Herbert. The Bills have a tremendous secondary capable of blanketing his weapons for four full quarters on Sunday. One injury to watch for L.A. is offensive lineman Trai Turner. If he is sidelined, Herbert will be a sitting duck. On the other side, Stefon Diggs should have his way with the Chargers corners, who have been an injured unit. Josh Allen has put up most aerial performances already. I expect another this week. Sean McDermott will give the rookie QB his most exacting pre-snap views thus far, and that is the advantage I love in the matchup. I am laying the points against a young star with an experienced defensive coach opposite him this week.
Tua Tagovailoa had a thumb injury pop up this week after being yanked amid a poor performance in Week 11. This is something I will keep an eye on heading into Sunday. The Jets defense will be far less challenging for the young QB than he struggled against in Denver. New York’s linebackers are riddled with injury. This appears to be where Tua can attack while regaining any lost confidence in his throwing ability. DeVante Parker will feast regardless of who is under center. There isn’t anything to like about the Jets except for their lucky backdoor cover last week. That won’t happen two weeks in a row. I will be surrendering a touchdown to back Miami.
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