NFL Week 14 Prediction

The horses are rounding the final turn and heading down the home stretch.  Each team is jockeying for position, whether it’s homefield advantage or simply inclusion in the 12-team playoff field.  Here are four games that you can put in the bank as sure-fire winners.

Indianapolis @ Houston (-4.5)

New Orleans (-8) @ Tampa Bay

Cincinatti @ LA Chargers (-14)

Minnesota @ Seattle (-3)

Houston is firing on all cylinders and get an Indianapolis team, at home, that couldn’t even muster a point vs the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.  Did the Jags expose this Colts offense?  I don’t think that is necessarily the case but Houston and Deshaun Watson will roll in H-Town!

New Orleans is in unfamiliar territory this week.  They are following a loss for only the second time this season after falling to the Cowboys last week.  The last Saints loss was to these very same Tampa Bay Buccaneers but their fortunes have gone in different directions since their last meeting.  In fact, after New Orleans dropped their Week 1 matchup to the Bucs, they reeled off 10 straight.  They may not repeat that streak but expect the Saints to cruise to victory.

Not only are the Cincinatti Bengals forced to travel across country to play on the West Coast but they are tasked with playing the LA Chargers, one of the NFL’s hottest teams.  Compound that with the fact that the Bengals are injured beyond recognition and you have a recipe for disaster.  Count on the Chargers to win this one easily and cover.

Minnesota lost last week’s matchup in Foxboro against the New England Patriots by two touchdowns.  The NFL was so kind that they followed up the Viking’s East Coast trip with a trip to the West coast this week as they visit the Seattle Seahawks.  The 12th man will be there supporting their hometown ‘Hawks and that always makes the Seahawks formidable in Seattle.  The Vikings are a solid team but will be exhausted and outmatched in a low scoring game.

Write them down, visit the site, make a record somehow because these four matchup outcomes might as well be set in stone.  Count on four wins this week, I know I will.  Good luck!

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NFL Week 13 Recap

This week was all about streak breaking.  The competition for wildcard slots is really picking up.  Some teams have firm entrenched identities and others seem to change week to week.  Are you happy with how your team is performing?

The Dallas Cowboys have asserted themselves as the team to beat in the NFC East after their defense was able to ground the high flying New Orleans Saints offense.  The Philadelphia Eagles are right on their tail, though after rocking the Redskins on Monday Night Football.  The two play each other in Week 14 and if the Eagles hope to have any hopes of retaking command in the division, they will have to win that game.

The West Coast has a few teams that are impressing and I don’t mean only in Los Angeles.  The Rams and Chargers are both running through their schedules with relative ease but the Seattle Seahawks have really turned it on in recent weeks culminating with a dominating performance this week vs the San Francisco 49ers.  The sad fact of the matter is that regardless of how well they play from here on out, they are likely relegated to a wild card spot as they share a division with the powerful LA Rams.  Seattle could win another division outright but are unlucky enough to be paired with another power in a clear example of why divisional seperations should not be used to determine playoff participants.

I sound like a broken record but, once again, my best bets failed to break .500.  My only saving grace is that due to starting the year off so strong, I am still sitting at 54.5%. I have got to turn this around soon or I won’t be profitable for much longer.  Be prepared for next week’s picks soon.  Until then, good luck!

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NFL Week 13 Predictions

Well, well, well.  We got a solid lineup this week and can really enjoy some quality matchups.  With the late post this week, I can already share that the Dallas Cowboys defeated the New Orleans Saints to put a stranglehold on the NFC East.  Can any other teams take control of their division?  Well Elldee Sports is here to give you three sure things.

Cleveland @ Houston (-6)

Chicago (-4.5) @ NY Giants

Kansas City (-15) @ Oakland

Cleveland is on a two game winning streak which is impressive for a team that is as woeful as the Browns have been the past few years.  Although they have beaten Atlanta at home and a downward trending Bengals team on the road, I do not believe they can defeat a Houston Texans team on an eight game win streak.  Additionally, the Texans have covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 games.  Take Houston to cover.

Chicago is playing with Chase Daniel at quarterback again but that hasn’t slowed them in previous weeks as they are riding a five-game winning streak and covering in all five matches.  The NY Giants have only won three games all season, including two of the last three but since week two have alternated between covering and not.  Surprise, surprise but this is the week they will fail to cover if history holds true and Chicago’s defense will ensure that happens.

Kansas City has a lot of distractions this week after releasing Kareem Hunt this week.  That won’t matter vs the shaky Oakland Raiders.  KC is coming off of a bye week and are already handling business this year on the arm of Mahomes.  Oakland on the other hand have appeared to have already hung the cleats up this year in hopes of a huge draft class and the future.  Take the shorthanded Chiefs and the cover.

There you have it.  Three solid picks for the week.  Don’t forget to look at all of the scores predicted by the formula this week under the NFL tab on Elldeesports.com.  Good luck, readers!

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NFL Week 12 Recap

I hope everyone got filled with Turkey and enjoyed time with family and friends.  Due to the traveling, I did not get to watch very much professional football this weekend.  I will go over the few tidbits I have, though.

The Cowboys won the fight between them and the Redskins.  The Eagles finally got back to their winning ways at the expense of OBJ and his hopes of a 9-game win streak for the NY Giants.  Also, the Green Bay Packers have got to figure out who they want to be during the twilight years of Aaron Rodgers after another loss.

The Elldee Sports Best Bets went a paltry 1-3 for the second straight week, dropping the win percentage down to 56.7%.  This is still slightly profitable in Vegas but I don’t want to be “slightly profitable”, I want to be perfect!  I just have to keep with the tweaks on the formula and hope that the readers continue to read.  Until next week, good luck

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NFL Week 12 Predictions

It’s time for traditional Turkey Week games.  The usual three game slate on Thanksgiving should whet your appetite for the Sunday games.  We have four games this week for Elldee Sports Best Bets.

Chicago (-4) @ Detroit

Jacksonville (-3) @ Buffalo

Seattle @ Carolina (-3.5)

Miami @ Indianapolis (-10)

Would it be Thanksgiving Day without spending quality family time watching the Lions lose?  I have nothing against Detroit but they do not have a good track record over the past two decades on this holiday.  Even worse, they are coming up against the buzzsaw that has been the Chicago Bears.  I’ll take my chances with the hot team in the Bears.

Jacksonville appears to have found the component they were missing earlier this year.  His name is Leonard Fournette and he is an animal.  The weather may force this to be more of a running game which plays into Jacksonville’s hands.  Expect the Jaguars to win with a stout running attack and defense.

Seattle is a powerful team with good balance on both sides of the ball.  Carolina is coming off of a heartbreaker to Detroit.  Both of these teams have one thing in common, they are great at home and shaky on the road.  This is especially true when you have to travel from the West Coast to the East Coast for a 1 pm kickoff.  Take the home team.

Can the Dolphins hang with the Colts on offense?  I highly doubt it and with Andrew Luck rounding into form, Indianapolis will be able to hang over 30.  Miami is decent but not great.  They will not be able to travel to Indy and keep it close after halftime.

Get ready to watch as all four of these teams are golden.  Enjoy the turkey, family, and football.  Also, enjoy the quality picks from Elldee Sports!

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NFL Week 11 Recap

Wow! What a finish to a splendid week of professional football.  There were a few upsets, a few qb changes, and a amazing Monday Night Football game.  So, who were the winners and losers this week?

An epic Monday Night Football game ended with the 9-1 LA Rams handling the 9-1 KC Chiefs, 54-51, in the highest scoring MNF game in history and leaving the Rams at the top of the mountain.  The New Orleans Saints proved that they belong in the elite group of teams at the top of the standings after their performance this week.  The Saints defeated the defending superbowl champion Eagles 48-7 to set the tone for the second half of the season as they have won nine straight!  On the flip side, the Detroit Lions were able to shock the rest of the NFL by beating the Carolina Panthers 20-19 in an exciting game as the Panthers failed on a 2-point coversion attempt in the final minute.

Rookie QB sensation Lamar Jackson finally got a crack at the starting position in Baltimore and didn’t disappoint.  The Ravens were playing the Cincinatti Bengals but regular starter Joe Flacco was out with a hip injury.  Jackson came in and led the Ravens to a 24-21 victory anyway!  In New York, the Tampa Bay QB carousel continued vs the NY Giants as Fitzpatrick played extremely pedestrian once again and eventually gave way to Jameis Winston.  Winston played lights out and almost brought the Buccaneers back from a 17-point defecit, only falling 38-35.

The Elldee Sports Best Bets were back up to 50% this week, going 2-2.  The overall Best Bet win percentage is still rocking a highly respectable 61.5%.  That means the numbers are back on the rise and it will be only up from here!  Until next week, Happy Thanksgiving and good luck.

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NFL Week 11 Predictions

Here we are once again as Week 11 is about to get started.  The Elldee Sports Team is cranking up the formula machine early this week and getting the Elldee Sports Best Bets out there for two reasons.  Number one is the fact that after our first losing week of Best Bets, I simply can’t wait to get that taste out of my mouth!  Secondly, I like the Thursday night game a lot.

Green Bay @ Seattle (-2.5)

Carolina (-4) @ Detroit

Pittsburgh (-6) @ Jacksonville

Philadelphia @ New Orleans (-8)

Green Bay is traveling across the country to match up with the Seattle Seahawks on a short week while Seattle gets to wait at home.  If that isn’t enough, the Seahawks boast one of the toughest stadiums to play at.  If that still isn’t enough, the formula calls for a win anyways!

The Carolina Panthers head out for another road game after being dismantled in Pittsburgh last week.  One difference, this Detroit team isn’t Pittsburgh.  Look for the Panther defense to stiffen up against the Lions and their passing attack while the offense pounds the ball on the ground and makes use of timely deep passes.

Pittsburgh has caught fire the last few weeks and the Jaguars have wilted under the pressure.  I wouldn’t say Jacksonville has necessarily wilted but they arent the same team without a power rushing attack.  Fournette is supposed to be back this week but even with him, the Steelers have been playing so well, I don’t think the Jags can hang.

Philadelphia appears to have a Superbowl hangover.  Compound that with the fact that the Eagles have been bitten by the injury bug and the outcome is a 4-5 record through the first half of the season.  New Orleans has been toying with teams and the Philly secondary should pose no threat as the Saints roll.

There you have it, the top picks for the week.  I fully expect a complete turnaround from last week’s poor showing.  Follow along and be amazed!

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