by Chris Corbellini
Week 12 Picks: Short and Sweet during Thanksgiving Week
Full-time work, the final push of a beastly Columbia semester, and a shortened week that included travel to Denver on Thanksgiving morning has forced me to shorten my predictions for Week 12 into short, snack-able portions for easy consumption.
In other words, this is tater tot week.
That’s what our new attention economy wants anyway, right? Short, snack-able bits of content? My writing for Medium Happy up to this point suggests I believe the total opposite, but for this week, tater tots will have to do.
As always, home team in caps, with William Hill odds. I also added some percentages to correspond with the winners I picked – they represent the calculations made by The Quant Edge that those teams will cover the Vegas line. Full disclosure: I work at TQE as an advisor.
New York Giants (+5) over PHILADELPHIA (60.2%)
My upset of the day. Odell Beckham Jr. has a huge game in him, and the Eagles are still hungover from that 48-7 beat-down in New Orleans.
Jacksonville (-3) over BUFFALO (59.9%)
There will be Pick 6s.
LA CHARGERS (-13.5) over Cardinals (57%)
That -13.5 line is like a yellow card in the gambling world — demanding you tread carefully and consider other games with closer spreads. Still, the Chargers have won six of their last seven games, Melvin Gordon will play, and Philip Rivers will find Keenan Allen whenever the receiver is not matched up against Patrick Peterson. Poor Patrick. His prime is being wasted.
New England (-10.5) over NY JETS (58.2%)
Gang Green should consider this one their Super Bowl of the season. They are playing at home, against their most despised division rival, during a lost season. But New York has suffered four straight losses, and the hope has been sucked out of MetLife Stadium completely. Only the Jets can make the color green look like shit in a city and region that celebrates cash money green like no other.
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