2017 WEEK 17 PICKS

Followed up my horrible 6-10 week by going 8-8 in Week 16, and that’s including the back-door cover Christmas gift in the Eagles-Raiders game. So I’m happy that I was able to at least “improve” on my crappy Week 15, but here’s what burns me up (and I KNEW this would happen): I tweaked The Machine by giving certain playoff-hopeful teams a single point to address the fact that they “had to win”, and I lost two of the three games where this adjustment flipped my pick – BAL/IND and DET/CIN. I can’t say I regret the picks – the Ravens have the ability to crush a woeful team like the Colts, and I just don’t see how a team with playoff hopes like the Lions can lose against a team without any hope like the Bengals – but I hate knowing that if I had just left The Machine alone I would have gone 9-7. Oh, forgot to mention – my Super Hot Picks stunk, I missed on all three.

Which leads us to this week, Week 17, most likely the worst betting week of the season. Since a number of teams are resting starters, I’ve had to make all kinds of ad hoc adjustments to my spreads and frankly, the whole thing is a mess. I would not be surprised if I go 3-13 or 13-3, it’s that crazy.

In any event, here’s where I’m at:

All Picks: 125-115, 52.1%
ESPN Leaderboard Rank: 16K, 91%
Super Hot Sizzling Picks: 22-23, 48.9%
Bankroll: -$15 (betting $11 on every game)

WEEK 17 PICKS

DayDateAwayHomeMy
Spread
ESPN PP
Spread
My
ATS
Pick
Pred
Score
Sun
12/31/17
CHIMIN-13-12.5MIN9-22
Sun12/31/17CLEPIT-9-14.5CLE13-21
Sun
12/31/17DALPHI-2+2.5PHI21-23
Sun12/31/17GNBDET-5-7.5GNB24-29
Sun12/31/17HOUIND-4-3.5IND19-23
Sun12/31/17NYJNWE-15-15.5NYJ15-30
Sun12/31/17WASNYG+5+3.5WAS24-19
Sun12/31/17CARATL-3-3.5CAR20-23
Sun12/31/17BUFMIA-2+2.5MIA21-23
Sun12/31/17CINBAL-9-9.5CIN17-26
Sun12/31/17KANDEN-6-3.5DEN13-19
Sun12/31/17JAXTEN-2-5.5JAX19-21
Sun12/31/17OAKSDG-9-7.5SDG14-23
Sun12/31/17SFOLAR-5-3.5LAR19-24
Sun12/31/17NORTAM+8+7.5NOR28-20
Sun12/31/17ARISEA-9-8.5SEA15-24

That’s all for this week, have a great one all!