Haven’t you heard? SportsBettingDime.com has partnered with Super Bowl champion Antonio Pierce for our “Out-Pick A Pro” contest. Antonio will be making six NFL picks against the spread each week. All you have to do is summon the courage to take him on by offering your picks in those same games, earning you the opportunity to win some great weekly prizes, as well as our grand prize of a trip for two to the 2018 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
Antonio got off to a bit of a slow start in Week 6, but he’s got vengeance on his mind in Week 7.
OUT-PICK A PRO:
AP’S WEEK 7 PICKS
Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots (-3.5)
Pierce’s Pick: Patriots (-3.5)
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going to be showing off their shiny Super Bowl LI rings when they host the Falcons this week. Just don’t expect a repeat of the game these two played back in February. The result will be the same, but the Falcons’ struggling offense won’t be able to run up the score early on. Brady and the Patriots are just too good at home.
New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers (+5.5)
Pierce’s Pick: Saints (-5.5)
I’m not going to overthink this one. I don’t care where the game is being played, only one of these teams has a quarterback: the Saints. And he’s a damn good one, too. The Packers are about to get their first taste of life without one of the best QBs in the game, and it’s not going to be pretty.
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers (+6.5)
Pierce’s Pick: Cowboys (-6.5)
Whether Ezekiel Elliott plays or not, the Cowboys will still have a ground game, and a lot more talent on offense than the 49ers. Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant are going to have a field day against the weak San Francisco secondary, and I refuse to believe a rookie pivot making his first career start will be able to keep up.
Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants (+6.5)
Pierce’s Pick: Giants (+6.5)
I got burned picking against my Giants last week, and I’m not making that mistake again. Their defense still has the talent to be dominant, and their offense took some steps forward last week in spite of all the injuries at receiver. New York has figured out a solution on the offensive line, running for 148 yards against the league’s top rush defense last week. The Seahawks have yet to resolve their offensive line woes, and that will be their downfall in this one.
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5)
Pierce’s Pick: Chargers (-1.5)
Philip Rivers is one of the most underrated QBs in the NFL, and now he’s starting to find his groove in 2017. The Broncos aren’t the same team away from Mile High Stadium, and Trevor Siemian isn’t on the same level as Rivers. The Chargers will avenge their 24-21 Week 1 loss in Denver.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-5.5)
Pierce’s Pick: Steelers (-5.5)
Simply throwing the ball in AJ Green’s direction may have been enough to get the Bengal offense on track against the Browns and Bills, but the Steelers possess the league’s top pass defense and have held Green to 331 yards receiving and one TD in his last four games in Steeltown. Ben Roethlisberger has found himself and Le’Veon Bell is starting to get his wheels churning, too.