NFL Spreads Week 10: Best Picks Against the Spread

Ricky Rothstein | Updated Nov 07, 2016


Might this be the week the Los Angeles Rams finally turn to No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff at quarterback? The team lost a fourth straight game in Week 9 and starting quarterback Case Keenum has been very ineffective in the losing streak. You can be sure that Coach Jeff Fisher will be asked all week about finally giving Goff his chance to play. Here’s a quick look at all Week 10 matchups with Sports Interaction NFL odds. Games on Sunday unless noted. The Bills, Lions, Colts and Raiders are on the bye.

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens, Thursday

Point spread: Baltimore -10 Total: 45 I will have an in-depth preview of this AFC North matchup on Tuesday at Sports Interaction. About the only interesting thing to watch here is if the Browns can potentially avoid 0-16 infamy with an upset. Baltimore is now tied for the division lead with Pittsburgh. Pick ATS: Ravens

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Point spread: Houston -1.5 Total: 43 The Texans are off their bye week and are winless on the road this season, with Brock Osweiler playing like the NFL’s worst quarterback away from home. Jacksonville lost a third straight Sunday, 19-14 at Kansas City in the team’s first game since switching offensive coordinators. It didn’t help much as the Jaguars turned it over four times. Houston has won four straight in the series and both last year were by at least 11 points. Pick ATS: Texans

Denver Broncos at New Orleans Saints

Point spread: New Orleans -1 Total: TBA One of the NFL’s best defenses against one of the top offenses. Although that Denver defense was gashed for 218 rushing yards by Oakland in the Broncos’ 30-20 loss on Sunday night that knocked them out of first place in the AFC West. New Orleans won for the fourth time in five games with a 41-23 victory at San Francisco as Drew Brees threw for 323 yards and three scores. He now has 55 career games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes, the most in NFL history. Pick ATS: Saints

Los Angeles Rams at New York Jets

Point spread: NY Jets -2.5 Total: TBA New York’s two-game winning streak ended in a 27-23 loss in Miami. In addition, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hurt his knee and was to have an MRI on Monday. If he’s out here, Bryce Petty would make his first NFL start. The question is, Will Goff do so as well? Los Angeles lost 13-10 at home to Carolina. Keenum threw an interception and was sacked four times. I don’t know what Fisher is waiting for to make a move as there’s very little chance the Rams finish with a winning record regardless. Pick ATS: Jets

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

Point spread: Philadelphia -1.5 Total: 49.5 The NFC South-leading Falcons rolled 43-28 last Thursday in Tampa for their second win in a row. Matt Ryan continued his MVP-caliber season by throwing for 344 yards and four touchdowns, and Julio Jones had eight receptions for 111 yards and a TD. The Eagles lost for the fourth time in five games, 28-23 at the Giants despite a career-high 364 yards passing from rookie Carson Wentz. But he didn’t throw a TD pass and was picked off twice. These teams met Week 1 last year in Atlanta and the Falcons won 26-24. Jones caught nine passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles trailed 20-3 at halftime but took the lead 24-23 midway through the fourth quarter. Pick ATS: Falcons

Kansas City Chiefs at Carolina Panthers

Point spread: Carolina -3 Total: TBA Matchup of playoff teams from last season. Kansas City won its fourth consecutive game Sunday, 19-14 over Indianapolis. The Chiefs played without starting quarterback Alex Smith and running back Spencer Ware as both were dealing with concussions. In addition, No. 1 receiver Jeremy Maclin left in the first quarter after aggravating a groin injury. Carolina won in Los Angeles 13-10 despite Cam Newton being sacked five times and the team totaling just 244 yards of offense. Pick ATS: Panthers

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Point spread: Tampa -1.5Total: TBA The Bears might have preferred not to be coming off their bye week as they played their best game of the season on Monday night in Week 8 with a 20-10 upset of Minnesota. Jay Cutler returned from a five-game injury absence to throw for 252 yards and a score, and rookie running back Jordan Howard rushed for a career-best 153 yards and a score. Tampa looked terrible last Thursday in a 43-28 home loss to Atlanta and lost top receiver Mike Evans to a concussion so he’s in question here. Chicago’s final victory of last season was Week 16 in Tampa, 26-21. Cutler was 20 of 27 for 156 yards, one TD and no interceptions. Bucs QB Jameis Winston threw for 295 yards and two scores but had an interception on the Chicago goal-line. Pick ATS: Bucs

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Point spread: Washington -2.5 Total: 42 The Redskins come off their bye week. The Vikings have fallen apart offensively as they lost a third straight game Sunday, 22-16 in overtime. That heralded Vikings defense played porously at the end of regulation in allowing Detroit to tie it on a long field goal and then again on the Lions’ first possession of OT as they won it. Minnesota has won the past two meetings vs. Washington, both at home and most recently in 2014. Pick ATS: Redskins

Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans

Point spread: Green Bay -2.5 Total: 48.5 Green Bay fell way behind at home vs. Indianapolis on Sunday and couldn’t quite come back in falling 31-26 to drop to .500. Aaron Rodgers finished 26 of 43 for 297 yards with three scores and an interception, but the Packers defense wasn’t very effective. Tennessee lost 43-35 in San Diego largely because two Marcus Mariota turnovers became defensive touchdowns for the Chargers. Mariota did pass for three scores and run for one. Pick ATS: Packers

Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers

Point spread: San Diego -3.5 Total: 48 The Dolphins won a third straight on Sunday, 27-23 over the Jets as Miami continued to ride running back Jay Ajayi. He wasn’t able to rush for at least 200 yards for an NFL-record third game in a row but he did have 111 yards and a score vs. New York. The most important thing to happen for the Chargers this week will not be on the field. Voters in that city will decide on a tax increase to build a new stadium Tuesday. If that vote loses, the Chargers could move to Los Angeles as soon as next season. Miami lost in San Diego in Week 15 last year, 30-14. The Chargers played inspired because it was potentially the team’s final game in San Diego with a possible move to Los Angeles hanging over the franchise. Philip Rivers threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Miami had just 231 yards of offense. Pick ATS: Chargers

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

Point spread: Arizona -13 Total: 48.5 The Cardinals are off their bye week. The 49ers lost their seventh straight game Sunday, 41-23 to New Orleans. This is clearly the NFC’s worst team. Arizona goes for the season sweep as it won 33-21 in San Francisco on a Thursday night in Week 5. Carson Palmer was out injured for that one and Drew Stanton threw two touchdown passes to Larry Fitzgerald. David Johnson rushed for 157 yards and two scores. Blaine Gabbert was still the 49ers’ starting QB then and he threw for only 162 yards with two interceptions. Pick ATS: Cardinals


Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers

Point spread: Pittsburgh -2.5 Total: 50 Does this bring back Super Bowl memories or what? Dallas is tied for the NFL’s best record and longest winning streak at seven straight following a 35-10 win in Cleveland. Rookie QB Dak Prescott threw for three scores and fellow rookie and NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott ran for two TDs. Pittsburgh welcomed QB Ben Roethlisberger sooner than expected back from injury on Sunday but that Steelers offense was very sluggish until late in a 21-14 loss in Baltimore, the team’s third loss in a row. Big Ben was out of sync until the game was out of reach. Pick ATS: Steelers

Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots

Point spread: TBA Total: TBA It’s the best Sunday night matchup of the year and a rematch of the spectacular Super Bowl from two seasons ago, won by the Patriots in the final seconds. I will have an in-depth preview of this game on Tuesday. Short week for Seattle as it hosted Buffalo on Monday. Pick ATS: Patriots

Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants, Monday

Point spread: NY Giants -2 Total: 47 Look for an in-depth preview of this game later this week in the first meeting between the teams since 2012. Cincinnati has never won at the Giants. Two of the NFL’s best receivers will be on the field in this one in the Bengals’ A.J. Green and Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Pick ATS: Giants