WEEK 12 RECORD: 2-2
WEEK 13 (picks in CAPS)
SAN FRANCISCO +5½ at Baltimore
Ravens are on 7-0 SU run and 5-0 ATS, but this is too many points to lay against a Niners team that is peaking as well and has held four teams to single digits this season, including the Packers and Rams.
Cleveland -2 at PITTSBURGH
Browns are on a roll but this is a division rematch and it’s a tough to see them sweeping at Heinz. Don’t see much of a dropoff between Rudolph and Hodges for the Steelers, who own wins against Chargers, Colts and Rams and desperately need this one.
Washington +10 at CAROLINA
Reeling Panthers have lost 3 straight and 4 of 5 and are on life support for a wild-card berth, but got their scoring mojo back last week vs. Saints and should have won if they had a reliable kicker. I start getting the shivers laying this many points, but expect a good defensive effort against Redskins, who have failed to hit 20-point mark in last 8 games.
NEW ENGLAND -3 at Houston
Numbers favor the Pats here, as Texans are 1-4 ATS at home this season and New England is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 on the road. Patriots need to maintain one-game edge on Ravens if they want to play host in Foxborough in January, and hunch is they find a way to win and cover here.
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