Value NFL Picks for Sunday's Hottest Matches

Joe Catalano

Sunday, December 21, 2014 3:20 PM GMT

We had some real good solid play on Saturday in the NFL as teams are looking for a playoff spot and we'll see more of the same today. Check out our value picks in the games where we see major profit.

Atlanta Falcons (5-9) vs. New Orleans (6-8)
This game is huge and the Saints have the Falcons right where they want them in the Superdome. We might actually see a team win the NFC South Division with a .500 record if New Orleans wins the next two games. If you saw the Saints against the Bears in Chicago, you would think this is an 11 or 12 win team as they made Jay Cutler lose his job. Drew Brees is coming off of a monster game and Marques Colston is reverting back to his old All-Pro form. It also doesn't help that Julio Jones is banged up for Atlanta.

Free NFL Pick: Saints -6 at 5 Dimes

 

New England Patriots (11-3) vs. New York Jets (3-11)
Not only is Rex Ryan not going to kiss Bill Belichick's rings, he's going to kiss his job goodbye. What better way to do so than to give the Patriots, who don't have much to play for, the fight of their lives at MetLife Stadium? New York, despite their record, always seem to play the Patriots well. Geno Smith didn't look bad last week and New England will be without running back LaGaruette Blount. Look for the Jets to cover the 10.5 point NFL Odds spread at home and surprise some people.

Free NFL Pick: New York +10.5

 

Indianapolis Colts (10-4) vs. Dallas Cowboys (10-4)
The Cowboys are coming off of a huge win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week and have much more to play for than the Indianapolis Colts do in this game. Dallas was given a gift by the Washington Redskins on Saturday as the Skins upset the Eagles and now it looks like Dallas will win the division.

One major issue for the Cowboys is DeMarco Murray, who is coming off of surgery this past week. Other players have said that it has taken them 3 weeks to return while Jerry Jones said that Murray should play. Regardless, Tony Romo, who is one of the most resilient players in the NFL will find a way to get the job done. He and Dez Bryant hooked up multiple times for touchdowns last week and while the Colts and Andrew Luck are a major threat, I think the lack of something to play for where Indianapolis is concerned, will clearly benefit the Cowboys.

Free NFL Pick:  Dallas -3.5 

 

Seattle Seahawks (10-4) vs. Arizona Cardinals (11-3)
After the injury to Carson Palmer, the Arizona Cardinals had been given up for dead and they continue to keep squeaking out wins. Odds makers have 0 faith in the Cardinals as they are a 9 point underdog, at home in a place that they're undefeated this season, and with the better record.

That said, the Cardinals have been winning ugly like they did last week when they beat the St. Louis Rams 12-6 on the road. Backup, Drew Stanton, is unlikely to play in today's game and the Cardinals will move to the 3rd string in Ryan Lindley. This will be a tall order for Lindley as he faces the defending Super Bowl champs. Arizona has been proving people wrong all season long and I look for them to save face at home and cover the large spread as the dog.

Free NFL Pick: Arizona +9