Free NFL Picks For Today 12/19/2021
Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Giants NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Cowboys at Giants—Cowboys will be without left tackle Tyron Smith. Rather healthy team. Giants dealing with a laundry list. They are without wide out Darius Toney and Shepard questionable. Questionable is Daniel Jones is out. On defense out is their strong safety and right corner. Two defensive linemen questionable. Dallas comes off the 27-20 road win at Washington. They built up an early big lead but held off the Football Team for the win. Cowboys have trended to under in six of seven. Past three games Cowboys defense holding opponents to just 26.8% on third down and 3.3 sacks per game. New York has lost two straight with the 37-21 road defeat to New York Giants. New York offense struggling past three games with 276 yards, 4.2 yards per rush and 4.8 per pass attempt. Mike Glennon expected to start for New York. Glennon averaging only 53.3% completion rate with 5.5 yards per pass attempt. Giants offense 23rd on third down and 32nd and last in the red zone. Play New York and Dallas under 44.5.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Cardinals at Lions—Cardinals center out as is star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Two starting defensive linemen questionable as is running back James Connor along with tight end Zach Ertz. Lions running back D’Andre Swift is out. A safety, corner and linebacker out with three on their front seven questionable. Arizona looks rebound from a 30-23 home defeat on Monday Night to LA Rams. Mistakes were costly in that defeat as Murray had two interceptions and missed open receivers. Murray completing 71.6% of his throws for 8.7 yards per pass attempt. Lions come off the 38-10 road defeat at Denver. Team with dealing with cluster injuries and illnesses. They finished with 316 yards. Lions offense has been held to 16 or fewer points in five of six. With Lions defense ailing can only look at favorite here. Play Arizona -12.
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Texans at Jaguars—Texans will have four starters on defense out. Two linebackers and two in the secondary. Their right guard on offense is out. Jaguars have a clean injury report for their starters. Jacksonville has lost five straight after their 20-0 road defeat at Tennessee. Jaguars offense was held to seven points two weeks ago at the LA Rams. Past two games Jacksonville averaging 194.5 yards per game. Houston has had their struggle on a three game losing streak. But their offense was able to generate 389 yards on the Seahawks. Texans quarterback Davis Mills has moved up his completion rate to 65.8% with 6.4 yards per pass attempt. Three games back he did throw for 310 yards on the Rams and last week 331 on the Seahawks. Much of those yards on the Rams came against their backups but he is throwing against a weak Jaguars defense. Play Houston +5.
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Jets at Dolphins—Jets left tackle George Fant doubtful and their right guard questionable. Dolphins will be without wide receiver Waddle and safety Holland. New York has lost two straight and five of six with the 30-9 home defeat to New Orleans. Jets were held to 256 yards of offense. New York in those losses held to 18 or fewer points. Past three games Jets averaging 267 yards, 4.5 per rush and 4.8 yards per pass attempt. Their third down rate in this period miserable at 22.2%. Miami has won five straight with their 20-9 home win to NY Giants. Dolphins defense has been smothering in that win streak giving up an average of 11 points per game. Past three games they are limiting opponents to 276 yards, 4.8 per rush along with five yards per pass attempt. They have been strong defensively in the red zone in this span allowing only 28.6% conversions. Tua in that three game period completing 79.2% of his passes with 6.7 yards per pass attempt. He had a big game against the Jets a month ago throwing for 273 yards for 8.3 yards per attempt. Play Miami -9.5.
Carolina Panthers vs. Buffalo Bills NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Panthers at Bills—Panthers wide out DJ Moore questionable as is two on the line. Right corner out on defense. Bills quarterback Josh Allen questionable as he recovers from a toe. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders doubtful and doubtful is their left tackle. One on the defensive line questionable. Carolina has lost and failed to cover three straight with the 29-21 home defeat to Atlanta Falcons. During this losing streak the Panthers offense averaging only 276 yards, 4.1 yards per rush along with 6.1 per pass attempt. Carolina in this period poor moving the chains with 29.4% conversion rate on third down. Defensively the team in this losing streak giving up 29.7 points a game. Buffalo has lost two straight with the 33-27 road overtime defeat to Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Josh Allen will play but was in a walking boot after their loss to the Buccaneers with a toe injury. Bills lost their All Pro corner for the season with an ACL. They have failed to cover their past three at home. Panthers past two losses were by one possession. Past three games Buffalo struggling to pressure the quarterback. Play Carolina +13.
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Titans at Steelers—Tennessee with be without their starting offensive left guard. On defense their nose tackle, linebacker and left corner are out. Steeler Cornerback Haden questionable and nose tackle Buggs out. Tennessee broke a two game losing streak with a 20-0 home win to Jacksonville. Titans defense has played well past three game holding opponents to 258 yards, 2.8 yards per rush and 6 yards per pass attempt. Steelers have lost three of four after their 36-28 road defeat Thursday night to the Minnesota Vikings. Steelers defense has allowed 36 or greater points in three of their past four games. Bears put up 27 on the Steelers defense six games ago. Julio Jones has returned to Tennessee. Pittsburgh defensive struggles the concern here. Play Tennessee +2.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Bengals at Broncos—Bengals right corner out and two linebackers and an offensive right tackle questionable. Broncos running back Melvin Gordon questionable with a hip. Right tackle questionable as well. Defensive end and linebacker are out with two other starters questionable. Cincinnati has lost two straight after their 26-23 home overtime defeat to San Francisco. Bengals have won four of five on the road. Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow is completing 68.8% of his throws for 8.4 yards per pass attempt. Those numbers have held up on the road. Denver has won four of six with their 38-10 home win to an injury riddled Detroit Lions. But the Broncos defense has struggled to get off the field on third down sitting 26th in the league. Bengals defense trending well past three games allowing 339 yards, 3.8 yards per rush and 6.7 per pass attempt. In this period they average four sacks and forcing two turnovers. Play Cincinnati +3.
Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Falcons at 49ers—Atlanta healthy with only a linebacker questionable. But receiver Calvin Ridley out. Five starters on defense questionable for SF. Running back Elijah Mitchell is out. On defense the 49ers have a linebacker out and doubtful. Questionable is a safety and right defensive tackle. San Francisco has been a poor cover team at home facing a losing team failing on 20 of 25 games. 49ers come off the 26-23 road overtime win at Cincinnati. Past three games 49ers allowing 349 yards with 249 passing for 73.1% completion rate and 7.2 yards per attempt. Atlanta has won two of three with the 29-21 road win at Carolina Panthers. Falcons have won and covered four of their past five. At home San Francisco allowing 25.8 points a game. They have struggled to move the chains sitting on 24th offensive on third down. San Francisco has been hit with injuries at running back. Play Atlanta +10.
Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Packers at Ravens—Packers and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling questionable. Right tackle Turner doubtful and left tackle Baktiari out. On their defense their nose tackle is out. For Baltimore Lamar Jackson questionable with an ankle. Green Bay comes off the 45-30 home win to Chicago Bears. Packers have lost their past two road games to Minnesota and Kansas City. They needed overtime to beat Cincinnati on the road. Five of their road games have been decided by six points or fewer and a ten point win at Chicago. In those road games their offense converts 38.8% of third down and average 23.5 points a game. Defensively the Packers struggled on third down and red zone on the highway. Backup Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntly against Cleveland last week threw for 270 yards, 71% completion rate and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. Those two tackles out to protect Rogers huge. Play Baltimore +7.
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Pick Prediction 12/19/2021
Saints at Buccaneers—For New Orleans their starting left tackle and right tackle out. Buccaneers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown remains suspended. Running back Leonard Fournette questionable. Two members of their secondary questionable and corner Sherman out. New Orleans broke a five game losing streak with the 30-9 road win at New York Jets. Saints put up a good defensive performance holding New York to 256 yards. Tampa Bay has won four straight after their 33-27 home overtime win to Buffalo Bills. Tampa Bay past three games allowing 412 yards, 6.5 yards per rush along with 279 passing yards for 66.9% completion rate. New Orleans defense in that period holding opponents to 331 yards. New Orleans won the first meeting at home on Halloween 36-27 behind 361 yards of offense. Since Brady came to Tampa Bay the Saints has won and covered three of four. Play New Orleans +11.5.