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Okay everyone welcome to the NFL's best pregame show LIVE!!!
This is the last week of the show so chime in and let us know what you think--did you like it? Hate it? too much info? Not enough? Give us your insights on the show and how we can get better next year!
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We have quick capsules for all of the games and then all the info that is fit to print and win !!
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (-1, 41)
These two AFC North rivals could do it all again next week in the conference wildcard game. If Baltimore wins and the Patriots lose to the Dolphins, then the Ravens would host the Bengals in the first round. If they lose, they play the Indianapolis Colts to open the postseason. Baltimore will be looking to rest its starters and protect injured players. Cincinnati is also locked into a postseason spot but will likely try to finish the year with some momentum. The Bengals fell to the Ravens in Week 1, 44-13 as 7-point road underdogs. However, they have managed to go 5-2 ATS in their past seven home games with Baltimore.
We also bring out Dave Tuley's Insider picks that are lighting it up this year posted throughout the day!
Matchup: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
Spread: Bills minus-3.5
Public consensus pick: 65 percent picked Bills
Public perception: Both teams playing out the string. Given their druthers (hey, I don't think I've heard or used that expression since I was knee-high to a grasshopper), the public has chosen to go against the QB circus in New York.
Wiseguys' view: There's no apparent sharp side here, but this line has wavered between 3 and 3.5, so it's a game in which no wiseguy worth his salt will be laying minus-3.5 or taking only plus-3.
Tuley's Take: I can't find much reason to back either side, though the Bills are 4-2 ATS as a favorite this year (2-7 ATS as a dog), so they tend to play well against other mediocre teams that they're supposed to beat. The pick: Pass (pool play: Bills).
How about line moves during the week with sportsbook reactions? We got those too
Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Line moves: Giants opened as 9.5-point faves, currently minus-7.
Books says: "The Giants opened as 9.5-point faves against Philly, and the way they played the past two weeks they don't deserve to be more than a TD against anyone, so in a lot of ways the market outsmarted themselves on this one because it came back quickly. Some of that move is attributable to Michael Vick coming back and playing. But you will see money coming in against where the public wants to bet. And the reality is the games that will see a lot of betting handles are the ones with a lot on the line. You will not see a lot of casual bettors coming in and claiming they have an angle on Jacksonville."
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (-11, 34.5)
Cleveland is banged up heading into this finale. Running back Trent Richardson is nursing a bum ankle and quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy are both dealing with shoulder injuries. All three are questionable for Week 17. Pittsburgh missed the playoff bus after a loss to Cincinnati last week. The Steelers say they want to finish the season strong and avoid a losing record for the first time since 2003. Pittsburgh is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven meetings with Cleveland, including a 20-14 loss as 1-point road favorites in Week 12.