I am currently at my in-laws house typing this up and had only enough time to look at my NFL selections. Therefore this an NFL only edition.
Minnesota Vikings @ Atlanta Falcons
Pick: Atlanta -9.5
Reason: This spread is low by 2-3 points, IMO. I try to make all my picks by thinking, “Would I bet real money on this?” and this passes that test thoroughly.
Carolina Panthers @ Indianapolis Colts
Pick: taking the over (46.5)
Chicago Bears @ Oakland Raiders
Pick: Oakland -3.5
Reason: I love the Bears defense and I think they will keep the Bears in this game through three quarters, but I think they were playing so well offensively that the loss of Jay Cutler will be too much. I like the Raiders going away in this one at home.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Pick: Pittsburgh -10.5
Reason: This game could be -14 and I’d still jump on it. The Chiefs has lost any luster they did have and Tyler Palko is their starting QB these days with Matt Cassell being lost due to injury. This is an easy laugher.