Washington vs Eagles
Giants +1.5 over Cowboys (win)The winner of this game will have to wait until the final game of the season tonight and they will painfully be cheering on their rival Eagles to beat the Redskins. If Philly wins the winner of this game advances. It’s been a wild year for both teams. Dallas lost Dak Prescott due to injury and the Giants might win a playoff spot without Saquon Barkley in the lineup all year and with a rookie head coach. I think Dallas is just beat up. They have a weak offensive line which once was the strength of this team, Andy Dalton is old and Zeke Elliott has not had his best year. The GMen are fresh and have a young QB with a young coaching staff. The Giants Defense is also pretty good this year. This is a team on the up and up while Dallas is kind of just holding on. I think the key to this football game will be the mobility of Daniel Jones on offense and the secondary on defense. Take the Giants.
Lions +4 over Vikings (win)
Lions/Vikings Over 53.5 (win)This is a two part play. Both games are treated as straight bets. Minnesota had a disappointing season while Detroit is all too familiar with playing in week 17 meaningless games. This Lions Defense is awful and today Minnesota has a couple of individuals on offense that can hit personal milestones. The Vikings will be without Dalvin Cook due to his father passing so I expect them to throw the ball more and to torch this secondary. The Lions might be a bad football team, but Matthew Stafford is the definition of toughness. This man would play in a wheelchair with two broken arms if needed. Minnesota is hurt on all three levels of their defense so Stafford has a chance to showcase his abilities possibly for a new team next year. Both defenses are just not up to NFL standards. I think this will be a high scoring game and the 4 points for the dog always has value in a shootout. Take the Lions and the Over
Washington -4 over Eagles (win)The NFL is all about story lines. The winner of the Dallas/NYG game will be the Philadelphia Eagles biggest cheerleader tonight. Imagine that because any other day these teams hate each other. The final game of the year will have the Redskins playing to get into the playoffs. The new coach of this team is a cancer survivor who went through treatment during the season and didn’t miss one game and Alex Smith is a QB who came back from one of the worst injuries ever that almost cost him his leg and his life. The Eagles on the other hand have nothing to play for and have injuries all over the field. The Eagles running game won’t have Miles Sanders and the defense is banged up on all three levels. Washington has a true elite defense that gets overlooked because of how bad this division is. Jalen Hurts is still a young guy and I believe this front seven of Washington forces him into mistakes. Wouldn’t it also be fitting that the team that wins the NFC East doesn’t even have a name? Take Washington.
Indiana State +5 over Missouri State (win)Indiana State was the better team in the Missouri Valley Conference last year yet are the underdogs simply because of the records from this current year. Missouri State is 5-1 while the Sycamores are just 3-5, but this team lost to Conference leader Drake twice and got beat by better teams in non-conference play. Missouri State hasn’t played anybody yet. The Sycamores have the experience edge and should win outright as the dog. Take Indiana State.