Week 16 is already here and the trap game is officially something that bettors around the nation need to keep a careful eye on. Surprise teams that have nothing to play for (such as the Arizona Cardinals) can pop up and beat a team (such as the Bears) that is trying to get in the playoffs or solidify their position within the postseason.
So with that in mind, here are your picks against the spread. I am doing all of the games, so not much detail will be provided. You are just gonna have to roll with me, guys. All of these spreads come courtesy of Bovada.
Did you see the game last Monday night between the Titans and Jets?
Neither of these teams are good. Go with the team that has the more experienced QB and the points on their side.
Reggie Bush is playing quite well as of late and Ryan Tannehill is finding his way.
Steelers have major issues at RB to deal with and will be without Ike Taylor. A.J. Green will have a big day.
Patriots don't have Gronkowski again and this is the definition of a trap game. Too many points for a road game.
The Chiefs are awful. Period. Andrew Luck is going to take the Colts to the playoffs a year after picking him #1 overall.
It's December. Expect Tony Romo and Co. to fall on their faces and let RG3's Redskins or the Giants get to the playoffs.
RG3 = playoff bound.
Tampa has to get back on track. Doug Martin could have a huge day after being relatively quiet lately.
The Texans should dominate this game by getting pressure on young QB Christian Ponder.
This is a game of epic disaster. For some reason, I think Greg McElroy will play well in his first NFL start.
The Broncos may be the team to beat in the AFC. Peyton Manning is on fire and won't let his team get lazy.
Both of these teams have shown that they can either be great or let people down. Still, I trust Eli Manning more than Joe Flacco.
Chicago Bears -6 1/2 vs. Arizona Cardinals
Honestly, I don't know how the Cards beat the Lions. This could easily be a blowout against rookie QB Ryan Lindley.
The 49ers will show that they are the best not only in the NFC West, but maybe even the NFL. Always scary to pick against the Seahawks at home, though.