Jay’s Plays 2015 NFL Picks – Divisional Playoff Betting Guide

Jay’s Plays 2015 NFL Picks – Divisional Playoff Betting Guide


Ernesto the Prediction Iguana continued his hot hand into the playoffs, going 3-1, (1-1 in teasers). He hit with the Bengals (although they didn’t), the Packers (nobody else did:) and the OVER in the REDSKINS-packers game. His one loss was the VIKINGS-seahawks, which was well under.

This week the big guns host home games, not crappy division winners with mediocre 9-7 records. Whereas last week every visiting team won, this week will be different.

By the way, just as a side note, I’d suggest a peer support group for Blair Walsh, but it didn’t do any good for Ray Finkle…

[Editor’s Note: We use lines from vegasinsider.com. All picks are based on a 2-team teaser, which moves the line six points either way. HOME TEAM in CAPS.]


PATRIOTS-chiefs OVER 38.5

Don’t look now, but the Chiefs have not only won 11 straight, but have gotten stronger along the way. First it was chip away at people, then it was push them around, then it was dominate. That ends this week (even though that 11 points is hard to walk away from. Between their surging offensive prowess and Tom Brady and Co., this should be a shootout.

BRONCOS +1/2 vs steelers

The Steelers are just too banged up. But won’t it be interesting to see Peyton Manning again…against one of the teams that gives him fits. The Steeler secondary will need its game of the year, but the front seven will chase whoever is at QB for Denver. As for Roethlisberger, is there any doubt as to his heart? You gotta play hurt, right Dan Jenkins?


CARDINALS -1.5 vs packers

Grab the popcorn, this one’s gonna be as much fun as Star Wars. The Cardinal defense will get one more big sack, pick, or fumble recovery, and the O-line will keep out Matthews and the rest of the Green Bay defense long enough for Palmer to turn the game into a track meet.

PANTHERS +3 vs seahawks

Okay, so I get a 15-1 team and e field goal? Oprah, meet this baked ham…love at frst sight:)


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Jay Flemma

Jay Flemma

Starting with a blog and a dream, Jay Flemma launched his first sports-writing website in 2004. Some 13 years and 25 major golf championships later, Jay has won multiple national sports writing awards. Besides GNN, his work has appeared in numerous books as well as on-line at Cybergolf, PGA.com, GolfObserver, GolfChannel.com and many other sites and print magazines. When not trying to find a lost golf ball, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet, sports and trademark lawyer in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.