Pick 4: San Diego vs. Denver and Baltimore vs. Cincinnati

Pick 4: San Diego vs. Denver and Baltimore vs. Cincinnati

The Teaser: Pair San Diego and Baltimore

Game 1: San Diego vs. Denver

The Initial Line:

San Diego +9.5 away vs. Denver

The Take:

Add 6.5 points to San Diego’s line

The Final Line:

San Diego +16

The Breakdown:

San Diego wasn’t able to spoil Oakland’s potential last home game in that city, as they fell on the road in OT 23-20. Denver barely pulled out the win at home vs Cincinnati, needing to go to OT for the 20-17 win. San Diego has a 4-11 record, but they haven’t played as poorly as many people think despite a ton of injuries. They’ve only lost 2 games all season by more than one score, which shows they’re usually always in the game with Philip Rivers at QB. Denver got a much needed victory to secure a playoff spot, but they could still lose the divisional crown to Kansas City if they don’t win here. Denver’s offense hasn’t exactly been explosive since Brock Osweiler has taken over. They are 4-2 in his starts, but all have been one-score games except for 1. San Diego always plays Denver tough, and expect nothing different in this game. They may not pull the upset, but giving them a 16 point cushion should be plenty.

Final Stat: Philip Rivers ranks 2nd in the NFL in passing yards, only behind Tom Brady.

Game 2: Baltimore vs. Cincinnati

The Initial Line:

Baltimore +9.5 away vs. Cincinnati

The Take:

Add 6.5 points to Baltimore’s line

The Final Line:

Baltimore +16

The Breakdown:

Baltimore won one of their biggest games of the season last weekend, as they were able to take down divisional rival Pittsburgh 20-17. Cincinnati wasn’t able to secure a first-round bye last week, as they lost on the road to Denver in OT 20-17. Currently Cincinnati sits at the #3 seed after the loss to Denver, and would need to win and Denver to lose this week in order to secure the first-round bye. With Andy Dalton out and AJ McCarron with a new injury, they’ll have to do anything they can to try and secure the bye. After only being picked up a couple weeks ago, Ryan Mallett stepped in at QB for Baltimore and found instant success in a heated rivalry. He ended the game going 28/41 for 274 yds and a TD. The defense also had 3 sacks and 2 INT in the victory, and will look to play the roll of spoil against a second consecutive divisional foe. They may not be able to pull the upset, but holding down a hobbled Cincinnati offense seems like a very manageable task.

Final Stat: Baltimore has only lost 2 games by more than one score, despite having 10 losses on the season.

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