Another day of Xmas? Jared picks 3 Saturday NFL games: Bucs vs Lions, Cardinals vs Niners, Dolphins vs Raiders
Buccaneers (-10) LIONS (54)
Jared’s Pick: Buccaneers
Breakout Player: WR Mike Evans
Detroit has had one of the worst defenses the league has seen in 2020. Going against an offense like Tampa Bay’s likely won’t go well for them. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tom Brady take advantage of their secondary and have a huge game. The Buccaneers are better all around and should cover
CARDINALS (-5) 49ers (48.5)
Jared’s Pick: Cardinals
Breakout Player: WR DeAndre Hopkins
Following the loss of backup QB Nick Mullens, San Francisco basically has no offense with all of their injuries. Arizona’s defense will tee off on the 49ers. The Cardinals’ offense, meanwhile, has been annihilating defenses, ranking 3rd in total yards per game and 10th in points. This game is a complete mismatch. Arizona should easily cover.
Dolphins (-3) RAIDERS (47.5)
Jared’s Pick: Dolphins
Breakout Player: WR DeVante Parker
The Raiders have declined over the last few weeks and the Dolphins keep getting better. Both teams have great weapons, but overall Miami is better on both sides of the ball. I wouldn’t expect this game to be a blowout, but Miami should definitely cover. Vegas has been losing to some pretty bad teams, and almost lost to the Jets.
Jared Hackmyer is the founder of GOATNYG on Instagram.