NFL Betting: Week 11
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Week 11 Of the NFL season kicked off on Thursday night when the Tennessee Titans were able to take down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 27-17. Green Bay continues to be one of the surprise disappointments of this year with a record of 4-7. Great matchups are in store for this Week 11 schedule, and hopefully, I will have you prepared with the information you need to know before the weekend. Here are some picks to consider when looking at the slate for Week 11.
NYG –3 over DET
The Giants are three-point favorites at home against the Lions on Sunday. Dan Campbell’s team has won their last two and won their first road game in 13 games, last Sunday. The Lions are finally becoming the team we expected to see out of them after a promising offseason, and a lot of young talent is joining the roster.
The Giants are a tough 7-2, at the moment and have completely bought into head coach Brian Daboll’s culture and system. Saquon Barkley had 35 carries last week and the Giants most likely will stick to that same game plan again on Sunday.
This struggling Lions defense is going to have their hands full trying to contain Barkley and with the inconsistencies in the secondary as well Daniel Jones will have one of his easier matchups of the year. Maybe the Giants of the last five years would find a way to lose this game but not this team.
NYJ +3 over NE
While I like New York’s money line here, I’m more comfortable taking the three points. New York’s defense has a talented secondary and a front that can generate pressure without blitzing.
Even though the Jets lost their Week 8 game against New England at home, Wilson threw three picks in that game. If the Jets can avoid turnovers, I think they will knock off New England and stay undefeated against the spread in road games this season.
Head Coach Rob Saleh’s team knows how important this game is to their playoff hopes in a very competitive division this season.
WAS –3 OVER HOU
Washington has been far more competitive with Taylor Heinicke under center and has covered in four of its last five games. The Texans on the other hand, have dropped four in a row.
While there is a chance of this being a letdown after a huge Monday night victory against the Eagles, I love the Commanders and how Ron Rivera’s team is playing. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. and wide receiver Terry McLaurin have provided a spark on offense in the last few weeks that was nonexistent at the beginning of the year.
I would comfortably be able to take the Commanders to cover in this matchup as Houston will drop their fifth straight.
PIT +4 against CIN
After a bye week, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) will face Kenny Pickett's Steelers (3-6) in Pittsburgh, in an attempt to gain some ground in the AFC playoff race.
When T.J. Watt is healthy, the Steelers are a completely different team that allows their defense to keep them in games. I don't think Pittsburgh will allow this divisional game to get out of hand at home, even though the Bengals are rested coming off a bye week.
This game will come down to some last-second points where the Steelers should be able to cover their four points against Cincinatti.
DAL ML against MIN
Following a thrilling overtime victory in Week 10, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (8-1) now welcome Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys (6-3) to U.S. Bank Stadium. Can Justin Jefferson continue to thrash opposing defenses? Can the Cowboys win a big game on the road?
After losing to the Packers, the Cowboys go north for a second straight road game. While Vikings supporters are in full throttle following their impressive victory over the Bills last week. I believe there is a chance for the Cowboys to rebound with a win, while the Vikings have a rare setback in their magical season.
Mike McCarthy has had a lot of experience with games in Minnesota, and I can see the stage getting too big for Kirk Cousins here. The fact that the spread is so small after one of Minnesota’s biggest wins in franchise regular season history makes me think the Cowboys will take down the red-hot Vikings on the road on Sunday.
Sam Kirk is a junior broadcast journalism major at Penn State University to contact him email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sam Kirk is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism at Penn State. He is a writer and podcaster for the CommRadio sports department. He is also featured weekly in the CommRadio news department on Thursday newcasts. Sam has written articles all across the board that deal with baseball, football and basketball. He is also working for a football media company called Inside the Hashes, writing articles, interviewing players and contributing to their YouTube channel.