NFL picks, predictions against spread for Week 10: 49ers clip Seahawks, Cowboys sink Vikings




The objective with our Week 10 picks against the spread is to be increased than we have now been last week. With a lot of upsets and a troublesome week of missing some toss-up sports activities picks, it’s time to shake it off and rebound with our subsequent set of NFL sports activities predictions.

The good news is there are solely 13 video games on the schedule in Week 10. The optimist says that there are fewer video games to get mistaken and for us to be laser-focused with our selections of the week.

Who’s profitable and who’s dropping, and by how lots? Here’s our latest fearless forecast, hoping that fortunes favor the daring.

NFL Week 10 picks, predictions against the spread

  • Game of the Week: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (-5 1/2)

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

The Seahawks’ go safety is simply not very good, and the 49ers have their passing offense revved up. Defensively, San Francisco can win the battles up entrance against Seattle’s offensive line, and it should be a bit extra wholesome on the other aspect to cope with a restricted go rush. The 49ers have been a superior residence workforce this season, and Jimmy Garoppolo will in all probability be as a lot because of the responsibility of out-dueling Russell Wilson with increased matchups for his weapons.

Pick: 49ers win 31-27 nonetheless fail to cowl the spread.

  • Game of the Midweek: Los Angeles Chargers (-1 1/2) at Oakland Raiders

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video

One of these scorching teams will use this sport to proceed with a march once more to the AFC wild-card competitors. The Raiders are residence underdogs, nonetheless, they have the proper matchup of their favor with terrific rookie operate once more Josh Jacobs against the Chargers’ reeling run safety. LA will reply with large performs throughout the passing sport from Philip Rivers in its new, additional dynamic offense, nonetheless, Oakland will finish only a few additional drives to take its latest near-last residence sport.

Pick: Raiders win 27-20 and cover the spread.

  • Upset of the Week: Detroit Lions (+2.5) over Chicago Bears

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

Matthew Stafford is having fun with an extreme diploma as a result of the Lions have trusted him to throw the ball everywhere with an extreme amount as soon as extra. Mitchell Trubisky, then once more, retains handing over poor performances. The Bears will preserve in it by feeding rookie working once more David Montgomery against a leaky Lions run safety, nonetheless finally, Trubisky would possibly need to let it fly against shaky go safety to supply his workforce additional elements than Stafford produces. It won’t basically be pretty, nonetheless, Detroit will push Chicago nearer to a first-to-worst slide throughout the division.

Pick: Lions win 20-17.

  • Lock of the Week: Dallas Cowboys (-3) over Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

The Cowboys are a superior residence workforce in large video games. The Vikings are a nasty freeway workforce in large video games. Dallas is coming off a short week, nonetheless, Minnesota might run into the equivalent defensive points it had in Kansas City, solely with only a few additional offensive limitations around Kirk Cousins. Dak Prescott will succeed in stretching the sector, and Ezekiel Elliott will help with a lot of chunk runs. Cousins will succumb to the Cowboys’ go rush and safety in crunch time.

Pick: Cowboys win 31-20 and cover the spread.

  • Baltimore Ravens (-11 1/2) at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Ravens will observe their regular run-heavy sport plan with Mark Ingram and Lamar Jackson with little resistance from the Bengals’ league-worst run safety. The Bengals are turning to Ryan Finley at quarterback against a workforce with a savvy and deep veteran secondary. There is no good objective to imagine Cincinnati will come close to sniffing its first victory no matter it’s coming off a bye and having fun with at residence.

Pick: Ravens win 27-10 and cover the spread.

  • Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns (-2 1/2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

One might assume it’s crazy for the 2-6 Browns to be favorites over the 6-2 Bills throughout the Battle of Lake Erie. But Buffalo has been inflated by harmful opponents, and Cleveland been burned principally by good opponents. At the residence, there’s loads of pleasure and face-saving on the street for the Browns, and the essential factor overcorrection will be turning this sport over to Nick Chubb and the safety. Josh Allen will actually get outplayed by Baker Mayfield proper right here.

Pick: Browns win 23-20 and cover the spread.

  • Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (-13 1/2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Falcons will come out of the bye at 1-7 whereas the Saints, moreover rested nonetheless at 7-1, will proceed their march in direction of NFC title redemption. Atlanta will in all probability be a bit extra wholesome and might have to play onerous for coach Dan Quinn, whom the avid gamers will do their best to keep away from losing. New Orleans is a hated rival, and that should rev points up proper right here with the huge spread. The Saints will nonetheless win comfortably with Drew Brees and the safety at full power, nonetheless, the margin will in all probability be relatively lower than 13 1/2.

Pick: Saints win 31-20 nonetheless fail to cowl the spread.

  • New York Giants (-1 1/2) at New York Jets

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

This technically is a home-field sport for every group, and the Giants have far more optimism and upside with Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Pat Shurmur than the Jets have with Sam Darnold, Le’Veon Bell and Adam Gase. One New York will pound the other with a heavy dose of Barkley, moreover exhibiting that Jones, whereas ripping a nasty secondary, is wanting to be increased than Darnold. This might end up being the tip of the street for Gase and Gregg Williams should it seems to be one different disaster.

Pick: Giants win 24-17 and cover the spread.

  • Kansas City Chiefs (-4) at Tennessee Titans

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Chiefs should get Patrick Mahomes once more for this one. The Titans’ safety is hurting without Malcolm Butler and probably Jurrell Casey as soon as extra. They moreover don’t cowl inside receivers or tight ends correctly, so hello there Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce when the Chiefs are stretching the sector. Derrick Henry’s working can preserve Tennessee throughout the sport for a while, and Ryan Tannehill will in all probability be a gamer as soon as extra, nonetheless, Kansas City merely has an extreme quantity of for Music City.

Pick: Chiefs win 34-27 and cover the spread.

  • Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Cardinals are moving into this sport with loads of offensive confidence with Kyler Murray and current coach Kliff Kingsbury against their former beloved coach Bruce Arians. The Bucs are feeling good, too, with Jameis Winston starting to get proper right into a groove under Arians. This should be a pleasing, high-scoring sport with loads of large go performs and extreme tempo. Tampa Bay has the upper run safety and the upper receivers basic to win a shootout.

Pick: Buccaneers win 34-31 nonetheless fail to cowl the spread.

  • Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts (-11 1/2)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

The Colts misplaced a difficult, shut sport against the Steelers, and the Dolphins blew a comfy lead against the Steelers sooner than getting their first win vs. the Jets in Week 9. Indianapolis would possibly need to take it easy with Jacoby Brissett and his knee, so this could be additional far more of Brian Hoyer in sport the place the Colts have superior experience everywhere else on the sector, significantly defensively.

Pick: Colts win 23-10 and cover the spread.

  • Los Angeles Rams (-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

The Rams are coming off a bye and letting Aaron Donald free on his outdated-school stomping grounds against a struggling offensive line. Jared Goff will face a difficult Steelers go rush, and it’ll not be easy offensively without Brandin Cooks. But the Rams will use Donald and Jalen Ramsey to cope with enterprise in a low-scoring sport.

Pick: Rams win 20-17 nonetheless fail to cowl the spread.

  • Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers (-5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

The Panthers will preserve in his sport with a great deal of Christian McCaffrey, as a result of the Packers can not stop backs as runners or receivers. Carolina has good safety, too, and Green Bay’s wideouts have struggled away from Davante Adams. In the tip, though, Aaron Rodgers will save his workforce from one different upset at Lambeau Field with clutch play throughout the fourth quarter.

Pick: Packers win 31-27 nonetheless fail to cowl the spread.

Stats of the Week:
Week 9 report straight up: 7-7
Week 9 report against the spread: 5-8
Season report straight up: 91-43
Season report against the spread: 73-56
Upsets of the Week: 5-4
Locks of the Week: 4-5




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