A number of pivotal matchups highlight the Week 16 NFL schedule. Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys visit Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles in a marquee NFC East matchup. The Cowboys (-2) have won seven of their last 10 meetings against the Eagles, but are just 2-4 in their last six games overall. The Ravens (-9.5), meanwhile, have won 10 straight games and now face a Cleveland team that has lost two of its last three games.
Should Lamar Jackson and the Ravens be among your top NFL picks on Sunday? Can Devlin Hodges keep the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC playoff picture by taking down Sam Darnold and the New York Jets (+3) on the road? And can Drew Brees keep the Saints in the hunt for a first-round bye with a victory against Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans? Those are the types of questions fans will have to ask themselves before locking in their Week 16 NFL picks.
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This week, we can tell you White loves the Titans (+3) at home against the Saints.
“I’m fading the move off the look-ahead line of pick’em and taking the Titans, who didn’t play poorly in their loss to the Texans,” White told SportsLine. “An unlucky deflection as they were going in to score plus special teams errors cost them the win, and if they had gotten it, would this line have moved off the look-ahead at all? The Titans are racking up yardage and points with Ryan Tannehill at quarterback and the Saints are taking a rare trip outdoors, where they are 4-12-1 against the spread in December and January since Drew Brees’ second season in New Orleans. I think Titans win outright, but I’ll take the three points as well.”
“This Seahawks team just isn’t built to win games by double-digits, having done so just once all year despite currently owning the No. 1 seed in the NFC,” White told SportsLine. “The Cardinals have shown they can struggle against great defenses, but with Seattle ranked 21st or worse in net yards per pass attempt and net yards per rush, I don’t think they qualify. Seattle showed last week that it can’t keep the back door closed, and with Arizona scoring at least 26 in four of its six road games, I’m not worried about the Cardinals stumbling away from home.”
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