Here I am again this year, back for more NFL picks. Just like last season I will still be picking all of the NFL games each week, but I will try and help some of you with some confidence and rankings of the selections - which also may assist those of you with Las Vegas trips. I tend to rate games that I like (and some extras like Over/Unders) with 1-3 "Stars", which basically highlight my best bets for the week. Those games which have zero stars I don't truly like one way or the other, but will select to help those trying to get some advice for their weekly office pools or other contests that they may be participating in either this week or this season.
Well, I had another mixed bag in Week 17. Overall I went 8-6-2 on the week and 6-4-1 in my Picks of the Week, but the teasers really bit me. I tried to finish with a bang for the year, but my teaser picks really fizzled out and I finished below .500 overall in the Best Bets. My overall record was strong (131-113-12, 53.7%) and the Picks of the Week were also very good (75-56-5, 57.3%), but I want all three categories at least 50% and hopefully better than the Las Vegas cash minimum (52.4% to beat the house). Two out of three are not bad, but I set a high bar for myself.
Now comes the postseason, and for those of you who have stuck with me for years know that I tend to do very well in the playoffs, so hopefully that trend continues. So let’s end this on a positive note, shall we? Let’s get started:
Note that the lines and Over/Unders are taken from VegasInsider.com.