From the most effective NFL video games to wager, to those you must keep away from, take a look at our information to get you thru the week a winner.
CHARGERS at JETS
1 p.m., Chargers by 7, 42½
HANK’S HONEYS: Should be cautious right here as a result of the Jets personal league’s greatest residence ATS file at 6-1. That, nevertheless, was with Josh McCown at quarterback. Bryce Petty remains to be on the underside finish of the educational curve and his research are certain to select up with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram bearing down on him. The Chargers come off a horrible efficiency of their showdown in Kansas Metropolis and whereas they not management their very own future, they’re nonetheless mathematically alive. Philip Rivers was taking part in very effectively earlier than final week’s three-INT catastrophe and the veteran ought to be counted on to have a bounce again recreation.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Chargers and the beneath
GIANTS at CARDINALS
Four:25 p.m. Cardinals by 3½, 40½
HANK’S HONEYS: Nonetheless assume the Cardinals will win their residence finale — they’ve nonetheless received Larry Fitzgerald, in spite of everything, and the Giants might give Davis Webb a glance — nevertheless it ought to be shut. Eli Manning and the Giants’ offense got here alive in opposition to the Eagles final week so perhaps he’s lastly discovered one thing, no less than sufficient to maintain the margin to round a area purpose. The Giants’ entrance is actually able to exerting some stress in opposition to Arizona’s woeful O-line because the Playing cards abandon the Blaine Gabbert experiment and return to Drew Stanton. Stanton has some mobility however he might be scurrying. Giants appear to care about successful so we’ll see how far that carries them right here.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Giants and the beneath
RAMS at TITANS
1 p.m., Rams by 7, 47½
HANK’S HONEYS: Titans can’t afford this to show right into a shootout however we simply don’t assume the Titans protection can hold the Rams down. Marcus Mariota is absolutely struggling and to have an opportunity, Titans must lean on a operating recreation that was bodily devoured by the 49ers entrance final week with a 2.Eight ypc common. They haven’t confronted an offense this good since dropping, 57-14, to DeShaun Watson’s Texans. Rams are tied for the second-best ATS street file at 5-2 and wish to go Four-Zero ATS in opposition to the AFC South. Throw out the Eagles end result. These had been two good groups battling and it might have gone both approach. They only appear to be a workforce that’s primed to make a playoff run.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Rams and the over
RAIDERS at EAGLES
Monday Eight:30 p.m., Eagles by 9, 47½
HANK’S HONEYS: Lengthy journey to play on Christmas by a workforce with nothing to play for in opposition to a workforce that hasn’t been residence in three weeks (not counting the hostile takeover of MetLife). Eagles must get their protection again on observe for the postseason and it occurs right here in opposition to an inconsistent Oakland offense. Eagles can’t relaxation as they drive for NFC’s prime seed. Perhaps Nick Foles isn’t Carson Wentz, nevertheless it’s apparent that the offense can nonetheless hum with him at QB. 4 TD passes are fairly good even when it got here in opposition to the Giants’ secondary. Raiders are 1-Four-1 ATS on street and that one win got here in Week 1. It’s Eagles by much more than an index card.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Eagles and the over
’HAWKS at BOYS
Four:25 p.m., Cowboys by 5, 47½
HANK’S HONEYS: Ezekiel Elliot returns in opposition to a protection that was run over by Todd Gurley et al. You don’t see the Seahawks getting pushed round like that ever however they now go up in opposition to an much more bodily O-line in Dallas with Zeke recent and able to carry an enormous workload and Seattle LB Bobby Wagner nonetheless hurting. Seahawks laid an enormous egg with the NFC West on the road final week and so they in all probability don’t have a lot left within the emotional fuel tank. Cowboys’ playoff possibilities aren’t nice however Elliot’s return ought to give them a elevate and make issues a lot simpler for Dak Prescott and his receivers. Seahawks haven’t travelled effectively. They’re 1-Three as a street canine this 12 months.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Cowboys and the beneath
COLTS at RAVENS
Sat., Four:30 p.m., Ravens by 13½, 41½
HANK’S HONEYS: If solely the Colts had Johnny U. with them in Baltimore, or Andrew Luck for that matter. If solely Robert Irsay didn’t load up the Mayflower vehicles, they’d be taking part in the Browns this week. It has been a protracted, dreadful season for the Horseshoes and it’ll get longer on their journey to the ancestral homeland. Colts are beat up and the Ravens solely must beat them this week and the Bengals the following to make the playoffs. Ravens’ once-stagnant offense has averaged 31 factors in 5 video games for the reason that bye. Along with his playoff pedigree kicking in, Joe Flacco ought to be capable to discover receivers down area in opposition to a Colts secondary that bleeds large performs whereas INT-prone Jacoby Brissett goes up in opposition to a D that leads the league with 33 takeaways.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Ravens and the beneath
LIONS at BENGALS
1 p.m., Lions by 5, 43½
HANK’S HONEYS: Bengals are leaving the season through specific checkout and Marvin Lewis’ baggage are on the bags cart. They’ve been outscored, 67-14, within the two video games for the reason that Steeler fiasco exhibiting not one of the struggle they displayed in opposition to Pittsburgh. The Lions could also be inconsistent however Matthew Stafford remains to be one of the proficient QBs within the league and he’ll have a straightforward time in opposition to a protection that’s going by way of the motions. Lions have performed their greatest soccer on the street this 12 months the place they’re Four-2 ATS. They’re additionally Four-Zero-1 ATS vs. groups with dropping information. Bengals are simply Three-Four ATS at residence, the place what few followers present up won’t be completely happy.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Lions and the beneath
BUCS at PANTHERS
1 p.m., Panthers by 10, 46½
HANK’S HONEYS: Don’t usually like to provide this many factors in a divisional recreation however Carolina has all of the momentum because it fights for playoff place. And there’s no probability of looking forward to subsequent week’s showdown in opposition to the Falcons when taking part in an NFC South opponent, even when it’s the last-place Bucs. The return of Greg Olsen from his foot harm has the offense buzzing on all ranges. Cam Newton is scorching and the Panthers have a giant matchup benefit in opposition to Tampa Bay’s No. 31-ranked street run protection, which permits 148.43 yards per recreation. Bucs are 1-6-1 ATS in final eight video games on street whereas Panthers are 6-1 ATS in final seven video games and Four-1 ATS in final 5 video games at residence.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Panthers and the over
JAGS at 49ERS
Four:05 p.m., Jaguars by 4½, 42½
HANK’S HONEYS: Who would have thought that Blake Bortles and Jimmy Garoppolo can be the NFL’s two hottest QBs in December? So does the Jimmy G Present proceed in opposition to this ravenous protection? We’d say completely not in virtually every other week however the Jaguars are a younger workforce coming off an emotional excessive after clinching a playoff spot final week in opposition to the Texans and, after a coast-to-coast journey on a vacation weekend to face a mediocre opponent, they’re due for a basic letdown. It’s really the Niners with extra to show as they attempt to carry their momentum by way of to the tip of the season.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: 49ers and the beneath
VIKES at PACKERS
Saturday, Eight:30 p.m., Vikings by 9, 40½
HANK’S HONEYS: Will Vikings followers flip Lambeau purple the best way Eagles followers turned MetLife inexperienced? Packers are eradicated, Aaron Rodgers is again on the shelf and it’s time to get the eggnog prepared in Wisconsin. Packers had been relying on Rodgers to steer them into the postseason and now with that hope gone, they might not have a lot left to prop up Brett Hundley once more in opposition to a secondary that has been locking groups down on a weekly foundation. Minny has loads to play for on this one and there’s the added incentive of kicking a hated rival when they’re down. They don’t get this chance typically.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Vikings and the beneath
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BROWNS at BEARS
1 p.m., Bears by 6½, 38
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Browns and the beneath
BILLS at PATRIOTS
1 p.m., Pats by 12, 47½
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Payments and the over
BRONCOS at WASH.
1 p.m., Washington by 3½, 40½
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Washington and the beneath
DOLPHINS at CHIEFS
1 p.m., Chiefs by 10½, 43½
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Dolphins and the beneath
STEELERS at TEXANS
Monday, Four:30 p.m., Steelers by 9, 44½
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Steelers and the over
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FALCS at SAINTS
1 p.m., Saints by 5, 52½
HANK’S HONEYS: Falcons outplayed the Saints two weeks in the past and gained regardless of turnovers. However Saints misplaced Alvin Kamara (above) early in that recreation and he’s taking part in this week in Saints’ two-headed monster backfield, prepared to take advantage of an Atlanta run protection that permits Four.Three ypc. Saints have gained final 5 SU in Superdome by a median victory margin of 13.Four factors, however the underdog is 1-7 ATS within the final eight conferences whereas the final 4 seasons have seen sweeps, one other pattern that favors the Falcons. In contrast to the primary assembly, a usually sloppy Thursday night time recreation the place turnovers killed drives, this one shapes up as a more-typical shootout between the groups. That would make the over the most effective wager.
CAN’T HELP YOURSELF?: Falcons and the over
LAST WEEK: 6-Eight-2
BEST BETS: 5-9-1