Value Plays for Week 10 NFL Picks

Joe Catalano

Sunday, November 9, 2014 4:32 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 4:32 PM UTC

We are already at week number 10 in the NFL. A lot of teams or on the mend as they've reached their respective bye weeks. With that said, there's plenty of opportunity to find value in a full slate of NFL games as we provide our betting picks.

Carolina Panthers (3-5-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-2)
Who would've thought that Mark Sanchez would be given a second chance. After all, this is the player that's known for the "butt fumble" when he was a member of the New York Jets. Now, Sanchez has one good performance with Philly under his belt and he's on a playoff contending team. Sanchez and the Eagles also get a favorable matchup as they face Cam Newton and a slumping Carolina Panthers squad.

Carolina is coming off of a nasty 28-10 division loss to the New Orleans Saints. It was a crushing loss as this game had a two game swing where the division is concerned. Carolina has a very weak offense at the moment with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart sharing the running duties. I don't see how they'll keep up with the Philadelphia offense who possess Jeremy Maclin (790 yards, 8 TD) and LeSean McCoy (622 yards TD). When making your NFL picks keep in mind that once again, it appears that Carolina will be embarrassed on national television.

NFL Picks:  Philadelphia -7

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Chicago Bears (3-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-3)
This is a must win situation for the Chicago Bears who are coming off of a 51-23 beating administered by the New England Patriots. The Bears will have a tall order coming into Lambeau Field and defeating the best quarterback in football in Aaron Rodgers. That said, Rodgers injured himself in a loss against the Saints in New Orleans two weeks ago but has had the bye week two heal. 

You can expect a lot of Eddie Lacy in this game. Lacy ran very well in his hometown of New Orleans and I expect a carry over effect. This should be a very competitive game offensively if Jay Cutler can put forth his best game. Cutler has Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall, and Martellus Bennett at his disposal, but is a very inconsistent quarterback. When Cutler plays well, he plays really well, but when he plays poorly, he can have 50 yards passing at halftime. Look for the Bears to give the Packers a major fight tonight.

NFL Picks: Chicago +7.5

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New York Giants (3-5) at Seattle Seahawks (5-3)
This is also pretty much a must win situation for the New York Giants unless the Dallas Cowboys continue to lose on top of the NFC East Division. Eli Manning has a bunch of young players at his disposal and are really not ready to win or contend with a team like Seattle. This is not a playoff team. One player that could make a huge difference for the Giants is Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham Jr. had a monster game last week in a loss to Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts last week. This is a special player that has the potential of being one of the best receivers in the league.

Unfortunately for New York, with Rashad Jennings out, they don't have much of a running game and a good team needs a balanced offense. New York faces the defending World Champion Seattle Seahawks that have struggled this season. The Seahawks will still reach the post-season, but have had to fight out a lot of games that they would've won easily last season.

Seattle is still in a great spot at home, with Marshawn Lynch at running back, Russell Wilson at quarterback, and a top notch defense. Lynch plays really well at home and I expect Richard Sherman to not give Beckham Jr. much room to breathe. Look for the Giants to be competitive as they're playing for their playoff lives.

NFL Picks:  Giants +9

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Other Leans
Arizona Cardinals -7 Over St. Louis Rams
The Rams were lucky to beat the San Francisco 49'ers on freak circumstances. Carson Palmer has signed a new contract for the Cards and look for him to earn it. He has Andre Ellington and a hyped up Larry Fitzgerald at his disposal. Look for the Cards to cover in the desert.


Denver Broncos -12 Over Oakland Raiders
This game will be over at halftime as the best team in the NFL faces the winless Oakland Raiders. Peyton Manning should have a huge game in Oakland.

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