By Harry Gagnon
Harry's best plays for the weekend are upon us. I hope these picks cash for both you and me.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8
7 POINT TEASER
UNDER 52 CHIEFS/BRONCOS
EAGLES +11 OVER COWBOYS
The Broncos are 3rd best in the league (doesn't seem like it but it is true) in points against. The Chiefs defense has given up 17 points or less in 7 of their last 9 games.
I'll take the Eagles with double digit points considering they have won 6 of their last 7 games and held their opponents to 18 or less in 6 of those same last 7 contests.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9
BEARS +5.5 OVER VIKINGS
The Bears have scored 25 points or more in 3 of their last 4 games. Chicago's defense has been tremendous against the pass in the 2nd half of the season (allowed just 1 QB to go for 200+ yards in last 8 games). The Vikings are out of the playoffs and have actually lost 3 straight at home against the Bears
DOLPHINS +6 OVER PATRIOTS
For whatever reason the Dolphins continue to give the Pats fits. Miami is 5-3 in their last 8 straight up against New England (which includes an opening season victory).
49ERS +4.5 OVER RAMS
Rams head coach Sean McVey is a career 0-5 straight up against San Francisco. Matt Stafford has thrown 6 picks in his last 3 games and has 2 picks (one was a pick 6) in loss earlier this year versus Niners.
CARDINALS -6 OVER SEAHAWKS
The Cards won earlier matchup by double digits with Colt McCoy at quarterback and the Seahawks don't have much to play for since it's time to say sayonara to Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll.
7 POINT TEASER
BUCCANEERS -1 OVER PANTHERS
OVER 42 CHARGERS/RAIDERS
Tampa Bay just 2 weeks ago routed Carolina by 26 in Charlotte and Brady always beats bad teams. Both the Raiders and Chargers are in the top 7 in the league in passing. Both squads are also in there bottom half of the NFL in points allowed.