Saturday January 11th VIP Picks

NFL Divisional Picks

NFL
4:35 PM EST
Rotation #301-302
49ers -7 over Vikings (win)
49ers/Vikings Over 44.5 (loss)

The Vikings went down to New Orleans at got a huge win so nobody can say they don’t have a chance today.  New Orleans has a great offense, but not many receivers other than Thomas.  When it comes to San Francisco they can really spread the field and at home put up a ton of points.  Minnesota is built like San Francisco on offense.  This team has all of the right weapons to win this game, but they are just coming up against a better opponent.  This 49ers team is so good and dinking and dunking down the field which is what the Viking Defense is really not great at.  Home field advantage is key in the playoffs.  Only special teams head out on the road and get themselves to the super bowl.  This Vikings team has the players to do so on both sides of the ball, but I am not so sure the coaching.  This should be good for a while, but the 49ers will eventually put their foot on the gas and then will come the Kirk Cousins mistakes in the process of coming back.  Take the 49ers and the Over.

 

NFL
8:15 PM EST
Rotation #303-304
Titans +10 over Ravens (win)
If I had to pick a Super Bowl team it would be the Ravens, but they drew a really tough opponent today because the Titans don’t allow the other team to touch the ball much on offense as they grind out the clock.  I also believe that momentum is huge in the playoffs.  The Ravens have not played a meaningful game for three weeks as they rested starters in week 17.  It’s hard to crank it back up.  Mark Andrews and Mark Ingram are not 100% and that would hurt the passing game.  I love everything about Lamar Jackson, but know this one fact.  All the flashy QB’s in the history of the NFL typically don’t win super bowls.  Your prototypical QB wins in the playoff season.  Jackson had an awful playoff debut last year and will have to prove he can play on this stage if we are going to book him as a double digit favorite.  The Titans have been excellent at shutting down running QB’s this year.  Baltimore would have to strike first in this game to have a chance at covering.  This should be a low scoring game and if the Titans have the lead the Ravens won’t get the ball back much.  Take Tennessee. 

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