Heading into the second half of the NFL season, our best bets are sitting at exactly 50% — a number that certainly leaves something to be desired but still keeps us in the running in the Westgate SuperContest.
Still, we have to get hot, and we’ve been trending upwards of late after two straight winning weeks. Let’s keep the positive money rolling and get right to our picks.
Take a look below for our best five bets against the spread for this Sunday (and one early winner we locked in on Thursday), plus a few other wagers to consider making this weekend.
Home teams get the asterisk.
Pittsburgh Steelers* (-4) over Carolina Panthers
Started with a big win!
The Steelers were rolling coming into Thursday night’s matchup against the Panthers, and faced with an especially brutal slate this weekend, it was worth including them as one of our SuperContest picks, even though it meant submitting our picks earlier than usual.
The moved worked out! Feels good to start 1-0 on the week, let’s keep the good times rolling.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers* (-3) over Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins were on a hot run but got smacked by the surging Atlanta Falcons last weekend.
Now, they’re down three starting offensive linemen and facing a Buccaneers team that is experiencing a resurgence of FitzMagic. This is the week Washington falls off, and the Eagles retake the lead in the NFC East.
Detroit Lions (+6.5) over Chicago Bears*
The Lions are a tough team to diagnose this season, but getting almost a touchdown against the Bears feels like a safe bet.
The Chicago‘ offense has been a fearsome force over the past few weeks, and the Lions‘ offense will likely miss Golden Tate after trading him away from the Eagles. But this still feels like too many points to be spotting a talented Detroit team in a divisional game.
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