DEC 23 - Week 16 NFL ATS Picks Take Center Stage

Week 16 NFL ATS Picks Take Center Stage!

Written by on December 23, 2016

Will Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers keep their playoff hopes alive by dispatching the Minnesota Vikings in their NFC North divisional showdown? Will Tom Brady and the mighty New England Patriots spank the struggling New York Jets t cover the spread as huge double digit home favorites? Last but not least, who’s going to bring home the bacon when Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts square off against Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders in what looks like a high-scoring affair just waiting to happen? Let’s find out the answers to all three questions right now.

A Closer Look At The Week 16 NFL ATS Picks Take Center Stage!


Minnesota at Green Bay -6.5

When: Saturday, December 24 at 1:00 PM ET Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Analysis: Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (8-6 SU, 6-7-1 ATS) have won four straight games and have a ton of motivation to win this game and keep their playoff hopes alive. Sam Bradford and the Minnesota Vikings (7-7 SU, 8-6 ATS) have lost three of their last four games and looked completely inept in their humbling 34-6 loss to Indianapolis last weekend. The Packers have gone 10-3-1 SU in the last 11 meetings against the Vikings and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight home dates against Minnesota. The Vikes are 1-4 TS in their last five road games and could barely move the ball against the Colts last weekend. Green Bay wins and covers the spread! Pick: Green Bay -6.5 Points

New York Jets at New England

When:  Saturday, December 24 at 1:00 PM ET Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts NFL Odds: New England -16.5 Analysis: The New York Jets (4-10 SU, 5-9 ATS) have lost five of their last six games and looked completely inept in their 34-13 blowout loss to Miami on Sunday. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (12-2 SU, 11-3 ATS) have won five straight and completely shut down Denver in their convincing 16-3 win over the Broncos this past weekend. While the Jets have absolutely no chance whatsoever of pulling off the outright upset, I think the Jets are going to find a way to keep the final score inside the nearly 17-point spread to cover with just a bit of room to spare. The Jets and the underdog in this series are both 6-0-1 ATS in the last seven games between these division rivals while New York has also gone 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games against New England. Pick: NY Jets +16.5 Points

Indianapolis at Oakland

When:  Saturday, December 24, at 4:05 PM ET Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California NFL Odds: Oakland -3.5 / Total: 53 Analysis: Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (7-7 SU, 7-6 ATS) looked phenomenal in dispatching the Minnesota Vikings with ease in their 34-6 blowout of Minnesota. Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders (11-3 SU, 9-5 ATS) fought gamely in their 19-16 comeback win over San Diego last weekend. While the Raiders have the much better SU record, the Colts average just one fewer point per game than Oakland while allowing just 0.2 points per game more defensively. Having said all of this, I’m fully expecting this to be a tight affair that plays Under the high, 53-point O/U Total. The Under is 4-0 in Indy’s last four games following an SU win and 4-1 in the Colts’ last five games overall. The Under is also 4-1 in Oakland’s last 5 Week 16 games and 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday contests. Last but not least, the Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these teams and I think oddsmakers have greatly overestimated the total in this intriguing matchup. Oakland wins a tight contest that plays under the total. Pick: Indianapolis +3.5 Points
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