Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Week 13 Picks

Talk about a mixed week. Go into first place in one fantasy league (thanks, Mr. Brees) and clinch a playoff berth in the other (with no thanks to Mr. McNabb). As for the picks, a 6-10 mark on the spread and 9-7 on the o/u, bringing the year-to-date tallies to:

Season to date:
82-85-7 (spread)
76-84-4 (o/u)
158-169-11 (overall)

Here are this week's picks:

Tennessee -11 At Detroit UNDER 44.5
At Dallas -12.5 Seattle UNDER 46.5
At Philadelphia -3 Arizona OVER 46.5

At Buffalo -7 San Francisco OVER 42.5
At Tampa Bay -3.5 New Orleans UNDER 47.5
At Green Bay -3 Carolina UNDER 43
NY Giants -3.5 At Washington UNDER 41.5
Miami -8 At St. Louis OVER 44
Baltimore -7 At Cincinnati OVER 36.5
Indianapolis -5 At Cleveland UNDER 45

At NY Jets -7.5 Denver OVER 47.5
At San Diego -5 Atlanta OVER 49
At New England -1 Pittsburgh UNDER 40
At Oakland -3 Kansas City OVER 41.5

At Minnesota -3 Chicago OVER 42

At Houston -3 Jacksonville UNDER 48.5

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Week 12 Picks

On a bit of a roll here and, speaking too soon, a lot of these games seem rather easy. Here goes nothing:

At Pittsburgh -10.5 Cincinnati OVER 34

At Cleveland -3 Houston UNDER 49.5
Buffalo -3 At Kansas City UNDER 43.5
At Tennessee -5 NY Jets OVER 40.5
At Miami -2 New England UNDER 42
At Dallas -10.5 San Francisco OVER 47
Tampa Bay -8.5 At Detroit OVER 41
At Baltimore -1 Philadelphia UNDER 39.5
Chicago -8 At St. Louis UNDER 43
At Jacksonville -2 Minnesota UNDER 40.5

At Atlanta -1.5 Carolina OVER 42
At Denver -9.5 Oakland OVER 42.5
Washington -3.5 At Seattle UNDER 41
NY Giants -3.5 At Arizona OVER 48.5

At San Diego -2.5 Indianapolis OVER 49.5

At New Orleans -2.5 Green Bay UNDER 51.5

Monday, November 17, 2008

Week 11 Results with Team-by-Team Breakdown

Another pretty damn good week (best of the year, actually, with the spread coming in at 11-5 and the o/u coming in at 10-5-1. All of which means my horrendous record is following the tides of the averages and settling back in exactly where it should be for someone with zero skill: .500 across the board. Here's where the season tallies stand, followed by a record-by-team breakdown.

Season to date:
76-75-7 (spread)
67-77-4 (o/u)
143-152-11 (overall)


NFC
East
Giants 7-3 (6-4) 13-7
Birds 5-5 (4-6) 9-11
Dallas 5-5 (4-6) 9-11
Wash. 4-5-1 (4-6) 8-11-1

North
Detroit 7-2-1 (6-4) 13-6-1
Minn. 4-6 (5-5) 9-11
Chicago 4-5-1 (4-6) 8-11-1
GB 4-5-1 (3-6-1) 7-11-2

South
Saints 5-5 (3-6-1) 8-11-1
Tampa 4-5-1 (3-7) 7-12-1
Atl. 4-5-1 (3-7) 7-12-1
Car. 4-4-2 (3-7) 7-11-2

West
Seattle 7-3 (7-3) 14-6
StLouis 7-2-1 (6-4) 13-6-1
SF 6-4 (5-5) 11-9
Arizona 4-5-1 (4-6) 8-11-1

Top NFC:
Spread: Detroit 7-2-1
O/U: Seattle 7-3
Total: Seattle 14-6 (Detroit 13-6-1; Giants 13-7)

Worst NFC:
Spread: Arizona, GB, Chicago, Washington 4-5-1
O/U: Tampa, Atlanta, Carolina 3-7
Total: Carolina, GB 7-11-2


AFC
East
Buffalo 6-4 (5-5) 11-9
Patriots 3-6-1 (5-4-1) 8-10-2
Jets 5-5 (4-6) 9-11
Miami 1-9 (6-4) 7-13

North
Cleve. 6-4 (5-5) 11-9
Balt. 5-5 (6-4) 10-10
Pitt. 3-7 (5-5) 8-12
Cincy 3-7 (3-6-1) 6-13-1

South
Indy 6-4 (4-6) 10-10
Jax 6-4 (3-6-1) 9-10-1
Houst. 5-5 (3-7) 8-12
Tenn 2-7-1 (3-7) 5-14-1

West
Oakland 6-4 (6-4) 12-8
SD 5-5 (6-4) 11-9
Denver 6-3-1 (3-6-1) 9-9-2
KC 4-6 (4-5-1) 8-11-1

Best AFC:
Spread: Indy, Jax, Oakland, Buff, Cleveland 6-4
O/U: Oakland, SD 6-4
Total: Oakland 12-8 (SD, Buff, Cleveland 11-9)

Worst AFC:
Spread: Miami 1-9
O/U: Houston, Tenn 3-7
Total: Tenn 5-14-1 (Cincy 6-13-1; Miami 7-13)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Week 11 Picks

Back to a full slate of games in the post-bye '08-09 season. This is good for fantasy players (3rd and 4th in my respective leagues thus far), and for amateur prognosticators looking to close a win-loss gap. Like me!

At New England -3 NY Jets OVER 41.5

At Atlanta -6 Denver OVER 51.5
At Miami -10.5 Oakland UNDER 38.5
At NY Giants -6.5 Baltimore UNDER 41.5
At Indianapolis -8.5 Houston UNDER 51
At Green Bay -4 Chicago OVER 45
Philadelphia -9 At Cincinnati OVER 42
New Orleans -5 At Kansas City UNDER 50
At Carolina -14 Detroit OVER 40
At Tampa Bay -3.5 Minnesota OVER 38.5

Tennessee -3 At Jacksonville UNDER 39.5
At San Francisco -6 St. Louis OVER 44.5
Arizona -3 At Seattle UNDER 47.5
At Pittsburgh -4.5 San Diego UNDER 43

Dallas -1 At Washington UNDER 44

At Buffalo -5.5 Cleveland OVER 42.5

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Week 10 Results

Finally, a decent week. It only took 10/17 of the regular season but maybe, just maybe, everything's starting to come up Hickey.

Week 10 Results:
8-6 (spread)
8-6 (over-under)
16-12 (total)

Season to date:
65-70-7 (spread)
57-72-3 (o/u)
122-142-10 (overall)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Week Ten Picks

At Cleveland -3 Denver UNDER 46

Jacksonville -6.5 At Detroit OVER 44.5
Tennessee -3 At Chicago OVER 38.5
At New England -3.5 Buffalo OVER 41.5
At Atlanta -1 New Orleans UNDER 50
At NY Jets -8.5 St. Louis OVER 44.5
At Miami -9 Seattle UNDER 43
At Minnesota -2.5 Green Bay OVER 45.5
Baltimore -1 At Houston OVER 42

Carolina -9 At Oakland UNDER 38
At San Diego -15 Kansas City UNDER 47.5
At Pittsburgh -3 Indianapolis UNDER 41.5

At Philadelphia -3 NY Giants UNDER 43

At Arizona -9.5 San Francisco OVER 46

Bye Weeks: Cincinnati, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Washington

Week Nine Results (with team by team breakdown)

Seems that the best I can do these weeks is approach .500. Oh well. I never said I was Jimmy the Greek. Or did I?

Week Nine Results:
Spread: 6-8
O/U: 7-6-1
Total: 13-14-1

Season to date:

Season to date:
57-64-7 (spread)
49-66-3 (o/u)
106-130-10 (overall)

NFC
East
Giants 5-3 (5-3) 10-6
Birds 4-4 (4-4) 8-8
Dallas 4-5 (3-6) 7-11
Wash. 3-5-1 (3-6) 6-11-1

North
Detroit 5-2-1 (4-4) 9-6-1
Chicago 3-4-1 (4-4) 7-8-1
Minn. 3-5 (4-4) 7-9
GB 2-5-1 (2-5-1) 4-10-2

South
Saints 5-3 (3-5) 8-8
Tampa 4-4-1 (3-6) 7-10-1
Atl. 3-4-1 (3-5) 6-9-1
Car. 2-4-2 (1-7) 3-11-2

West
Seattle 6-2 (5-3) 11-5
StLouis 5-2-1 (4-4) 9-6-1
SF 5-3 (3-5) 8-8
Arizona 3-4-1 (2-6) 5-10-1

Top NFC:
Spread: Seattle 6-2
O/U: Seattle, NYG 5-3
Total: Seattle 11-5

Worst NFC:
Spread: GB 2-5-1
O/U: Carolina 1-7
Total: Carolina 3-11-2


AFC
East
Buffalo 5-3 (4-4) 9-7
Patriots 2-5-1 (4-3-1) 6-8-2
Miami 1-7 (4-4) 5-11
Jets 3-5 (2-6) 5-11

North
Cleve. 4-4 (4-4) 8-8
Balt. 2-5-2 (4-5) 6-10-2
Cincy 3-6 (3-5-1) 6-11-1
Pitt. 2-6 (4-4) 6-10

South
Indy 5-3 (4-4) 9-7
Jax 5-3 (1-6-1) 6-9-1
Houst. 3-5-1 (2-6-1) 5-11-2
Tenn 2-5-1 (2-7) 4-12-1

West
Oakland 5-3 (4-4) 9-7
Denver 4-3-1 (3-4-1) 7-7-2
SD 3-5 (4-4) 7-9
KC 3-5 (3-5) 6-10

Best AFC:
Spread: Buffalo, Indy, Jax, Oak 5-3
O/U: Patriots 4-3-1
Total: Buffalo, Indy, Oak 9-7

Worst AFC:
Spread: Miami 1-7
O/U: Tennessee 2-7
Total: Tennessee 4-12-1