2016 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks Week 12

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CONSENSUSMIN
53%
WAS
72%
PIT
69%
TEN
81%
BUF
59%
BAL
55%
ATL
66%
NYG
64%
NO
56%
MIA
61%
HOU
52%
SEA
61%
OAK
59%
NE
67%
DEN
61%
PHI
52%
WeekSeason
Name Affil Picks W L % W L %
Josh KatzowitzForbesDET
- 0.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 7.5
CHI
+ 4.5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7.5
SF
+ 9
SD
- 1.5
SEA
- 6
OAK
- 3
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
GB
+ 4
10566%14910558%
Tom RockNewsdayMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
9756%13811354%
Nate DavisUSA TodayMIN
+ 3
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4.5
CLE
+ 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
SEA
- 6.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
GB
+ 4
7846%13711354%
Christopher GasperBoston GlobeDET
- 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 8
TEN
- 4.5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4
AZ
+ 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7.5
SF
+ 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 3
NE
- 7.5
KC
+ 3.5
PHI
- 4
10566%13010854%
Best Passing Game (YPG)PickwatchDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
CHI
+ 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
10662%13110954%
Jamey EisenbergCBSMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 5
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 7.5
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
7943%13811754%
Joe MannielloNewsdayDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 1.5
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 4
NYJ
+ 8
KC
+ 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
13381%13611653%
Tom PelisseroUSA TodayMIN
+ 3
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 4.5
CLE
+ 7
--SF
+ 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
SEA
- 6.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
GB
+ 4
6842%12510853%
Will BrinsonCBSMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 5
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 1.5
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NYJ
+ 7.5
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
9756%13711953%
Jared DubinCBSDET
- 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 5
CLE
+ 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
--SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
10566%13411853%
Frank SchwabYahooMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 6.5
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 1.5
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3
NYJ
+ 9
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 4
9564%13411853%
David MooreDallasMorningNewsDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
TEN
- 5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 8
HOU
+ 0
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NYJ
+ 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
10662%13311852%
Rick GosselinDallasMorningNewsDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
CHI
+ 5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 8
HOU
+ 0
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NYJ
+ 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
61037%13311852%
Sam FarmerLosAngelesTimesMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 4.5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
HOU
+ 2
TB
+ 6
OAK
- 3
NYJ
+ 7.5
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 4
10566%13111752%
Mike Middlehurst-SchwartzUSA TodayMIN
+ 3
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4.5
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
SEA
- 6.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3
--6842%13111752%
Best Offense (PPG)PickwatchDET
- 2.5
DAL
- 7
IND
+ 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 0
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
8850%12711452%
Andrew LynchFOXMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 6.5
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
--SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3
NE
- 7.5
KC
+ 3.5
PHI
- 4
6842%13211952%
Bob GlauberNewsdayMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
61037%13211952%
Jon MachotaDallasMorningNewsDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
CHI
+ 5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 8
HOU
+ 0
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NYJ
+ 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
8850%13112052%
Brandon GeorgeDallasMorningNewsDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
TEN
- 5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 8
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
7943%13112052%
Avg Points DifferencePickwatchDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
TEN
- 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 0
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 4
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
12475%13112151%
Lorenzo ReyesUSA Today--WAS
+ 7
--TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
AZ
+ 4.5
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 1.5
TB
+ 6.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3
GB
+ 4
9564%12311451%
Scott ThurstonBoston GlobeDET
- 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 8
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7.5
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 3
NE
- 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 4
9660%13012151%
Dana LarsonDallasMorningNewsDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
TEN
- 5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 8
SD
- 0
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
GB
+ 3.5
11568%12912251%
Kevin SherringtonDallasMorningNewsDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
TEN
- 5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 8
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
8850%12912251%
WalterFootballWalterFootballMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 5.5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 4.5
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 1
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3
NYJ
+ 8
KC
+ 3
GB
+ 3.5
8753%13112451%
Best QB (QBR)PickwatchDET
- 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
10662%12011451%
Kate HairopoulosDallasMorningNewsMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
AZ
+ 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 8
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
61037%12812350%
Sportsbettingstats.comNoneDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7.5
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
TB
+ 6
OAK
- 3
NYJ
+ 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 4
10566%12512250%
Expert ConsensusPickwatchMIN
+ 3.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
8850%12512250%
Vinnie IyerSporting NewsDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 8
HOU
+ 1.5
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NYJ
+ 8
DEN
- 3
GB
+ 3.5
9756%12812550%
Dave RichardCBSDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 5
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 7.5
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
14287%12912650%
Jason La CanforaCBSDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
AZ
+ 5
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 1.5
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 7.5
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
10662%12712650%
Ryan WilsonCBSMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 5
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 7.5
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
10662%12812750%
Home TeamsPickwatchDET
- 2.5
DAL
- 7
IND
+ 3
CHI
+ 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 0
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 4
NYJ
+ 8
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
61037%12612650%
Jarrett BellUSA Today--WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4.5
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
SEA
- 6.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
GB
+ 4
9660%11411549%
Craig MillerDallasMorningNewsMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 8
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3
GB
+ 3.5
9756%12412749%
Road TeamsPickwatchMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 4
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 7.5
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 4
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
10662%11912249%
Eric EagerProFootballFocusMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
CHI
+ 5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 8
HOU
+ 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
--KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
51033%11311649%
FiveThirtyEightFiveThirtyEightMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 3
CHI
+ 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
AZ
+ 5
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NYJ
+ 7.5
KC
+ 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
51131%11912349%
Kimberley A. MartinNewsdayDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
9756%12312849%
Neil GreenbergTheWashingtonPostMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 9
CHI
+ 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 4
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 3
51131%11812348%
Ben VolinBoston GlobeMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 8
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7.5
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
OAK
- 3
NYJ
+ 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 4
7846%12313048%
John BreechCBSMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 5
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
9756%12313248%
Mario MergolaSporfolioDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 4.5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4
AZ
+ 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
SF
+ 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NYJ
+ 9
DEN
- 3
GB
+ 3.5
11568%11312347%
Pete PriscoCBSMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 3
TEN
- 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
AZ
+ 5
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
61037%12213447%
Mike ClayESPNDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 8
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4
AZ
+ 4
CLE
+ 7
NO
- 7
SF
+ 7.5
--SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 4
7750%12013247%
Newy ScruggsDallasMorningNewsMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 9
TEN
- 5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
AZ
+ 4
CLE
+ 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 8
HOU
+ 0
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
8850%11913247%
Case KeeferLasVegasSunMIN
+ 3
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 7.5
TEN
- 3
BUF
- 7
CIN
+ 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
SD
- 0
TB
+ 6
CAR
+ 3.5
NYJ
+ 8.5
KC
+ 3.5
GB
+ 3.5
9564%12113547%
Nora PrinciottiBoston GlobeMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 8
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7.5
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
SEA
- 5.5
CAR
+ 3
NE
- 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 4
51033%11212547%
Jim McBrideBoston GlobeDET
- 2.5
WAS
+ 7
PIT
- 8
TEN
- 4.5
BUF
- 7.5
CIN
+ 4
ATL
- 4
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7.5
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 1.5
TB
+ 5.5
CAR
+ 3
NYJ
+ 7.5
DEN
- 3.5
GB
+ 4
10566%11813446%
Best Defense (PPG)PickwatchMIN
+ 2.5
DAL
- 7
PIT
- 3
CHI
+ 3.5
BUF
- 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
AZ
+ 4
NYG
- 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 4
NE
- 8
KC
+ 3.5
PHI
- 3.5
41225%11513546%
Tim CowlishawDallasMorningNewsMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
TEN
- 5
JAX
+ 7.5
BAL
- 4.5
ATL
- 4
CLE
+ 7
LAR
+ 7
MIA
- 8
SD
- 0
SEA
- 5.5
OAK
- 3.5
NE
- 8
DEN
- 3
PHI
- 3.5
61037%10614542%
Vic TafurSFGateMIN
+ 2.5
WAS
+ 7
IND
+ 9
CHI
+ 5
JAX
+ 7.5
CIN
+ 4
AZ
+ 5
NYG
- 7
NO
- 7
MIA
- 7.5
HOU
+ 2
SEA
- 6
OAK
- 4
NYJ
+ 7
DEN
- 3.5
PHI
- 4
51131%10214141%