It was a historic weekend for Pro Football Network’s betting team! It was the first time since NFL Week 2 that every single member brought in profit. We were all in the green for Week 12, with incredibly strong performances by Jason Sarney and James Aguirre. Looking at our NFL Week 12 betting recap, we can see that the syndicate is starting to get a grasp on who these teams are this season. On top of that, we’ve continued to be able to capitalize with help from our very own OSM metric and film room. This brings our winning streak to four weeks in a row. This week brought in nearly 14 units, bringing our total to close to 26 units on the season. We also have two Week 13 NFL game picks previews ready to go!
PFN’s Week 12 NFL game picks recap
Whether it be on our Against the Spread podcast, numerous articles on the site, or our live Twitter plays, we will always do our best to bring profitable NFL picks to our subscribers. Sports betting is not easy, and we are here to ensure that you have all the information necessary to give you a chance to win. Here is our Week 12 NFL betting recap and a breakdown of how each handicapper did in their respective category.
Ben Rolfe: Totals Expert
The Totals Expert continues his epic comeback from a tough start to the NFL season. This week, he brought in a little over a unit of profit. Bringing his yearly record closer to positive.
Besides hitting on most of his totals plays, Ben’s best call was a player prop on Indianapolis Colts’ QB Jacoby Brissett. Ben gave our All-Access members this anytime TD scorer winner out for a huge Thursday night payout at +600!
2019 Record: -2.5 units
Jason Sarney: The Prop Master
Our Prop Master continued his dominance coming into the home stretch of the NFL season. Two big receivers, Julio Jones and Mike Evans, let him down in prime spots but nearly all of his other ten plays came in. His biggest score of the week was on George Kittle to score a TD at +145! Jason continues to prove how lucrative the player prop market is with another stellar performance, bringing his unit count to close to double digits!
2019 Record: +8 units
Chris Smith: Handicapping Specialist
PFN’s Handicapping Specialist was also positive on the week with a small half unit gain. Like most of PFN, he was on the right side of the Colts and Houston game, laying money on DeAndre Hopkins to score a TD and score multiple TDs at +600! He was also successful on another player prop, taking the over yardage total for Jarvis Landry. It was an easy winner as Landry cruised to one of the best WR performances of the week!
2019 Record: +3 units
James Aguirre: The Volatility Expert
James was one of the most profitable team members on the week. He was able to bring in nearly seven units of profit on his own. His Week 12 NFL betting recap is simple, he went big on the San Francisco 49ers and won big! He knew this Green Bay team was fraudulent and took advantage.
“The Packers are the only team in the NFL with a winning record despite having a negative net yards per play differential (-0.2). The 49ers own a 1.1 net yards per play differential, second-best behind only the Cowboys. “But James, they’ve played an easy schedule!!!” I call bologna. What would you expect from a great team against an easy schedule? Dominance. That is what the 49ers have been.”
The seven units of profit that he added makes James the only PFN betting crew member to eclipse the ten unit mark at this point in the year!
2019 Record: +12 units
Against the Spread Podcast NFL Picks
The podcast team finally got back into the win column with a stellar 5-2 week. Wins with the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints helped bring in profits. The only issue? The Dallas Cowboys were able to cover the spread but lost straight up against the New England Patriots. A costly phantom tripping penalty destroyed any hope the Cowboys had at winning that game!
2019 Record: +5.75 units
Week 13 NFL game picks preview
Taking a look at some of the opening lines for our Week 13 NFL game picks preview, there are two games that the public and sharps have jumped on. Will we join the herd or break away?
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
89% of the bets and 97% of the money on the Packers (-6.5)
The last time that the public saw this Green Bay Packers team, they were being absolutely blown out on primetime by the San Francisco 49ers. The offensive line struggled to contain the elite pass rush of the 49ers, and Nick Bosa looked like the clear defensive player of the year. A matchup with the New York Giants could be just what the team needs to get back on track in Week 13 of the 2019 NFL season. The Packers are 6.5-point road favorites against the New York Giants.
The New York Giants are competing for the first overall pick in next years 2020 NFL Draft. The team hasn’t looked nearly as talented as they did when making the QB switch from Eli Manning to Daniel Jones. Jones continues to make some impressive throws but is also leading the league in fumbles. Teams have also been able to focus in on Saquon Barkley with the passing game struggling, as he has been a complete non-factor the last two weeks.
The Giants are now on a seven-game losing streak with four defeats coming by at least seven points. Playing at home hasn’t helped. If the Giants lose Sunday, it will give them just one victory at MetLife Stadium over the span of a year. New York is 1-6 against the spread in its last seven home games.
With key injuries on the defense, including star safety Jabrill Peppers, this Giants secondary is going to struggle against Aaron Rodgers. Peppers leads the Giants in tackles and ranks second on the team in both passes defended and tackles for a loss. I don’t see this one being very close. Look for the Packers to bounce back here and take out their frustrations on this lowly New York team. Join the herd and grab the Packers.
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals
73% of the bets and 97% of the money on the over 47
Who would have thought coming into the season that this matchup would be between two teams likely not to make the playoffs? This NFC West showdown pits the disappointing Los Angeles Rams against the surprisingly frisky Arizona Cardinals. State Farm Stadium is the venue where Kyler Murray and the Cardinals will try to pull off the upset against the floundering Jared Goff.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Rams currently have a total of 11 passing TDs and 13 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 23 points per game, which has them at 14th among all NFL teams. What could be a possible remedy to this problem? A matchup against the Cardinals!
The Cardinals are giving up 28.8 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the division and 30th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 298 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals sit in 16th among NFC teams. They have conceded 29 passing touchdowns this year. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 317 total points.
For me this one is easy, join the herd and take the over. The Cardinals offense is electric under Klif Kingsbury and Murray, but their defense cannot stop anyone. Goff and Sean McVay should be able to put together enough of a gameplan to score some points in this one. Look for Robert Woods to have another decent game!