All Time Record: 219-115-1
Vs. Spread: 162-172-1
21-22 Season: 93-60-1
Vs. Spread: 73-83-1
Week 11 Record : 8-6
Vs. Spread: 7-7
Guarantee All Time: 13-12
Upset All Time: 12-12
Crazy Uncle Jeff
All Time: 30-10
21-22 Season: 14-9
Week 11: 1-2
Goldie’s Guarantee: MIN +3.5
Minnesota Vikings (5-5) @ San Francisco 49ers (5-5)
Vegas Picks: SF -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Vikings Win 28-24
My favorite bet of the weekend is easily Vikings with the points. All of their games are close, evident by the fact that the Vikings haven’t lost a game this season by more than seven points. Plus given Minny’s offensive weapons I give them a very legitimate shot at an UPSET. Niners have won two straight by 20+, but you can’t expect Jimmy G to keep that pace. San Fran is set for a major letdown as Vikings go in and UPSET the 49ers on the road.
Goldie’s UPSET of the Week
Carolina Panthers (5-6) @ Miami Dolphins (4-7)
Vegas Picks: CAR -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 24-23
After the abysmal 1-7 start, the Fins have picked it up a bit with three straight victories. Meanwhile, Carolina has really slipped since their strong 3-0 start. Their quarterback play got so bad, it forced them to recycle back to Cam Newton. A player who definitely brings energy to this team, but clearly isn’t the player he once was. Cam should have a very tough day against that blitz-heavy Dolphins defense. Miami completely shut down Lamar Jackson a few weeks ago, expect B Flo to implement a similar game plan to contain Newton in this one. Look for a defensive game, as Tua should be able to game-manage Miami to their fourth straight victory. UPSET!
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: TB -3.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) @ Indianapolis Colts (6-5)
Vegas Picks: TB -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Buccaneers Win 32-28
Colts ground and pound identity with Johnathan Taylor has them winners of five out of their last six and right back in the mix of that AFC playoff picture. However, going up against and beating Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champions is a different story. With home field advantage and team momentum on their side, I do give Indy a decent upset shot, but I’ve bet against Brady too many times to make that mistake again. Plus the Crazy Uncle loves Tampa to win and cover in this one. Bucs get a tough win on the road.
Rest of Week 12:
Tennessee Titans (8-3) @ New England Patriots (7-4)
Vegas Picks: NE -7
Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 27-21
Red hot Pats enter this one boasting a five game winning streak, arguably the hottest team in the league. Meanwhile, Tennessee is coming off of an ugly loss to the 2-8 Houston Texans. The injuries are finally starting to catch up to the Titans, six players have already been ruled out (incluing AJ Brown) and an additional five are listed as questionable. Trust Tannehill and the defense to keep it close, but believe in Belichick and Pats to get the win in Foxboro.
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4-1) @ Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)
Vegas Picks: CIN -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 27-23
After a couple of questionable performances, Cincy confirmed their validity with a commanding win over the Raiders last week. However, Big Ben has historically owned the Bengals during his career. BUT this is a different Bengals and this is a different Big Ben. Joe Burrow to Jamar Chase is a combo that Bengals fans have been waiting for for a long time. Plus Cincy is at home. Bengals get a huge AFC North victory to keep them in solid positioning in that playoff push.
Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) @ New York Giants (3-7)
Vegas Picks: PHI -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Eagles Win 27-20
Philly is beginning to find their groove as they’re winners of three of their last four. Jalen Hurts dual threat ability has been giving defenses nightmares all season, evident by the 618 rushing yards and 8 TDs he’s posted through eleven games. Also their defense has been holding strong as well, forcing three turnovers at the Saints last week. I’m starting to believe in this team, in fact I’ll go as far to say Eagles end up in the playoffs this season. Birds go into the Big Apple and get a road W.
Atlanta Falcons (4-6) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8)
Vegas Picks: ATL -2
Goldie’s Take: Falcons Win 23-20
Both offenses in this matchup have been an overall letdown this season. Atlanta has scored a total of 3 points in the past two games combined, and since the Jags bye week Jacksonville has only averaged 10 points per game. Believe it or not, Atlanta is still within spitting distance of the final NFC wild card spot so they might have some added motivation in this one. On the other hand, at 2-8 Jacksonville has already started to look towards the draft. Matt Ryan and Atlanta bounce back, and keep their season very much alive with a road win in Jacksonville.
New York Jets (2-8) @ Houston Texans (2-8)
Vegas Picks: HOU -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Texans Win 20-14
Snoozefest of the week takes place in Houston as these two bottomfeeders face off. Although, somehow both of these 2-8 teams are responsible for one of the 8-3 Titans losses. Weird. When Houston QB Tyrod Taylor is healthy, they are a much better football team. 2-2 this season when Taylor starts. His dual-threat ability to run and pass adds another dimension to the Texans offense… Speaking of quarterbacks being healthy, Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson is set to return from injury this weekend. It’ll be interesting to see how the kid bounces back. Expect an ugly game but a Texans home cover.
Los Angeles Chargers (6-4) @ Denver Broncos (5-5)
Vegas Picks: LAC -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Chargers Win 33-24
Both of these AFC West squads have been wildly inconsistent this season, and can’t seem to separate themselves from the middle of the pack. However, when talking about overall talent, I give the edge to the Chargers. Their offense is loaded with weapons and they’re all surrounding young stud quarterback Justin Herbert. Also, Broncos trading Von Miller earlier this season seems to point towards a rebuild for Denver. Chargers should go into Mile High and leave with a hard fought win.
Los Angeles Rams (7-3) @ Green Bay Packers (8-3)
Vegas Picks: LAR -1.5
Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 30-28
Easily the NFL’s game of the week is set for 4:25 in Green Bay this Sunday. I’m expecting a close, back and forth game no doubt, but I’m shocked that Vegas has the Rams favored on the road in Green Bay. I don’t see Aaron Rodgers losing two in a row, especially not at home in a big game. Making this one a big venue call as Green Bay hasn’t lost a home game all season, and are on a 10-1 run at Lambeau. I don’t see them losing this one.
Cleveland Browns (6-5) @ Baltimore Ravens (7-4)
Vegas Picks: BAL -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Ravens Win 28-26
Some big names are set to return for both teams in this one. For Cleveland, they’ll most likely be getting back the second half of their superstar RB duo with Kareem Hunt set to return for the first time since week 6. On the other hand, Baltimore will be getting back Lamar Jackson who missed their last game due to COVID. It’s always a great game when these two match up as this is turning into a great rivalry. In this one I like the Ravens to get the primetime win at home in this divisional showdown.
Seattle Seahawks (3-7) @ Washington Football Team (4-6)
Vegas Picks: PK
Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 26-21
This season has been a disaster for Seattle who entered this season with very high hopes. The injury to Russell Wilson derailed them, and he hasn’t been as sharp since returning. Have to expect that to change though right? This week in Primetime against a below average “football team”, expect Seattle to get off the losing skid with a win in the nation’s capital.