2018 Week 13 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time StaffIf you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.
And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 3 seasons. Why? Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys! But this year we’ll have their picks up right HERE each and every week, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.
Without further to do, here we go:
Week 13 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
Last year I ended up with a 62% record for the season, so that’s three years in a row with over a 60% pick rate. I had a decent Week 12, getting me to 117-57 (67.2%). And I intend to keep you at 62%+, as well as keep you ahead of Ryan.
So far this season I’m 11 for 12 on Locks of the Week and 5 for 12 for Upsets of the Week. Let’s see what I can do for you for Week 13…
Lock of the Week => Los Angeles Rams (-11) over Detroit Lions
There really isn’t much analysis needed on this one. The Rams have the second most yards per game (448.6) and third most points per game (35.4) in the NFL. They are on fire. The Lion on the other hand are heading in the opposite direction and have the third worst defense in the NFL per DVOA. Don’t over think this, especially with the Rams coming off a bye and ready to continue dominating the NFL.
Upset of the Week => Baltimore Ravens (+1.5) over Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons are spiraling this season and the Ravens have found new life in rookie Lamar Jackson. The Raven allow the least amount of yards per game (295.4) of any team in the NFL and they have the 5th best overall defense per DVOA. The Falcons, on the other hand, have the WORST defense in the NFL per DVOA. The Raven will play ball control with a run game headed up by Jackson and Gus “the Bus” Edwards. The Falcons offensive can be explosive when they want to be, but I think the Ravens clamp down and win the time of possession battle leading to an upset.
Joanne Kong’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
Chugga Chugga Chugga Choo Choo. That’s the sound of me bearing down on Ha Kung like a bleeping freight train. Another massive week for me last week going 13-2. Is that good? I have now officially moved into a tie at second place and after going 3-0-1 in match play against Ha Kung the last four weeks, I have closed his lead to five. With that said, let’s look at the four games I deemed interesting enough to talk about this week.
Saints @ Cowboys
Cowboys seem awfully confident and ready for this matchup tonight. And why wouldn’t they? They have won three straight and have moved into first place in the NFC East. Still all that confidence is strange for a team walking into the wrong side of a 20 point blow out. Saints by three scores.
Patriots vs. Vikings
If you listen to our weekly podcast (and if you don’t I want nothing to do with you), then you know that I am not high on this years Patriots team. With that said, the Vikings have been underwhelming and I buy into Cousins shrinking in the moment. I’ll take the Patriots in a close one.
Steelers vs. Chargers
The San Diego Chargers (No I didn’t forget they moved, listen to the podcast and you’ll get this) are ready for the second half collapse. Steelers by a touchdown at home.
Eagles vs. Redskins
I really would nothing more than a slice of humble pie for the Eagles in the form of sitting at home this January. With that said, things seem to be lining up for a stretch run in a bad division for them. Eagles battle this one out and pull ahead late.
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Scott King’s Picks
Saints / Falcons / Broncos / Rams / Packers / Dolphins / Bears / Panthers / Colts / Texans / Titans / Chiefs / Patriots / Seahawks / Steelers / Eagles
Baltimore at Atlanta: I know the Ravens defense is one of the best in the league but the Falcons score very well at home. Not sure Baltimore’s offense can keep up no matter who the quarterback is.
Buffalo at Miami: Yes I am taking the Bills on the road. I like Josh Allen making plays with his legs and a Bills defense that plays well when the offense doesn’t turn it over. Adam Gase’s job should be in danger if the Dolphins lose.
Washington at Philadelphia: Hard to have confidence in Colt McCoy leading the Redskins to wins until he does it. Three turnovers (even if they all weren’t his fault are why). Eagles will be motivated by being tied for first if they win this game.
Week 12 Results
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