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We received some great feedback in the comments section last regarding updating the picks on Saturday or Sunday when injuries are clearer. I will be doing that via Twitter and commenting below this article with any injury-related adjustments to the Best Bets. Thank you all for following along all season, you are one of the MANY resources used to make these selections, but most of the key ones can be found here at Razzball.

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Now let’s get to it! Week 12 picks for your betting pleasure.

New York Giants @ Cincinnati Bengals 11/29/2020 @ 1:00 pm EST. NYG -5.5

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.  

Los Angeles Chargers @ Buffalo Bills 11/29/2020 @ 1:00 pm EST. BUF -5.5

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. 

Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets 11/29/2020 @ 1:00 pm EST. MIA -7 

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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  1. Trader says:

    Finley starting? Not so much

    • Aaron Pags

      Aaron Pags says:

      Thanks for following along, Trader!

      Check back tomorrow evening for updates to the article. Obviously, injuries play an integral role in handicapping. so I will put some final words of advice each Saturday in the comments section with the newfound clarity that comes with a complete week of practice. Good luck!

      • Trader says:


    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:

      i think what’s going on here isn’t the writer’s fault. he probably writes these back on tues but then they don’t get posted till fri so stuff gets out of date. same thing happens on the shadow report (comes out sat’s usually). that article is extremely well written, with good actionable info, but if some superstar CB gets ruled out thur-sat and it’s written tue or wed what use is it in those instances? they need to either post this stuff when it’s relevant or the writers write it later, one of the two. here though, b.allen let’s just say isn’t any better than finley likely, so while accurately wrong info above, it’s just as likely to be true and useful.

      – obv if the writers are updating the info that solves the writing time vs posting time info issue.

  2. Aaron Pags

    Aaron Pags says:

    Saturday UPDATE:

    Brandon Allen gets the QB nod for Cincy. Still a backup and still like the Giants.

    Trai Turner was not on the injury list on Friday, a plus for LAC. The line has gone to -4.5, obviously you should take that extra point. Still backing the defensive minded coach vs a rookie QB.

    Tua injury is looking like Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start. At this point in their careers, Fitz is better equipped to take advantage of the Jets defense. A little more confidence in this one than at the beginning of the week.

    Good luck everyone! ! Tail away!

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