Pick 3: Houston vs. Buffalo and New York (NFC) vs. New York (AFC)

Pick 3: Houston vs. Buffalo and New York (NFC) vs. New York (AFC)

The Teaser: Pair Houston and New York (NFC)

Game 1: Houston vs. Buffalo

The Initial Line:

Houston +3 away vs. Buffalo

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Houston’s line

The Final Line:

Houston +10.5

The Breakdown:

Houston got their 4th straight win in convincing fashion over New Orleans, winning 24-6. Buffalo lost at the hands of red-hot Kansas City, falling on the road 30-22. Houston has found some momentum after stumbling early in the year. They have an identical record to Indianapolis in the AFC South race. Buffalo has lost 2 straight and is seeing their chances at the playoffs dwindle with every loss. They get to play in front of the home crowd Sunday, but that may not help them as they are 2-3 at home this season. JJ Watt continues to show why he’s the best defensive player in the league, as he leads the NFL with 13.5 sacks through 11 games this season. Brian Hoyer has also quietly had a strong season since being named the full-time QB, as he has a 94.4 QB rating (11th in NFL). Houston is starting to find that strong defense that showcased last season, as well as move the ball on offense with DeAndre Hopkins as the NFLs 3rd leading receiver. This should be a good defensive battle, so neither team should pull away. Houston with a 10.5 cushion is a safe bet.

Final Stat: Houston has forced 7 turnovers during their 4 game win streak.

Game 2: New York (NFC) vs. New York (AFC)

The Initial Line:

New York (NFC) +1 home vs. New York (AFC)

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to New York (NFC)’s line

The Final Line:

New York (NFC) +8.5

The Breakdown:

New York (NFC) suffered a tough loss against divisional foe Washington to lose their NFC East lead, as they fell 20-14. The other New York squad beat their divisional foe, as they won at home 38-20 over Miami. This is always a good showdown to see who really reins king in New York (excluding Buffalo). Both teams have a solid shot at the playoffs, with the Jets sitting at 6-5 and the Giants at 5-6. The Jets will be vying for a wildcard spot since they likely won’t catch New England, while The Giants will probably need to win their division to claim a spot. Odell Beckham Jr seems to make a highlight reel catch every week now, as he sits over 1,000 receiving yards for the year. Eli Manning actually has the 6th most passing yards in the NFL as well, sitting over the 3,000 mark 11 games into the season. The Giants are 3-2 at home, but their 2 losses (Atlanta, New England) were by a combined 5 points. This one should be a one-score game coming down to the wire, grab the Giants with a TD cushion.

Final Stat:Both the Giants and the Jets have forced the 2nd most turnovers in the NFL (22 each).

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