NFL Wild Card Picks 2017 NFL Wild Card Predictions: Oakland Raiders 12-4-0 VS Houston Texans 9-7-0 (-3.5), Detroit Lions 9-7-0 VS Seattle Seahawks 10-5-1 (-8), Miami Dolphins 10-6-0 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5-0 (-10), New York Giants 11-5-0 VS Green Bay Packers 10-6-0 (-4.5)

2017 NFL Wild Card Predictions



New York and Green Bay met back in week 5. The winner of that wild card game could make a run in the NFC.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: January 4, 2017.



5. Oakland Raiders 12-4-0
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4. Houston Texans 9-7-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


I still lead and am now 161-95 despite going 12-4. Tanya Holmes called the first 10 games in week 17 starting 10-0 before finishing 14-2. As a result she's now 159-97 after entering week 17 145-95. Oren Shiri is now in third place with a 157-99 record. Jesse Lucas went 11-5 and is 156-100 dropping to fourth place. Tanya Holmes went 9-7 in week 16 and is now 145-95 on the year. Jason Bantle is 155-101 to end the regular season. There were ties this year, but we counted those as wins.


Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: Oakland heads into Houston with Connor Cook as their starter. Cook makes his first NFL debut. Oakland has one of the worst defense in the NFL, but this offense can hang with anyone. I'm not sure how they will fair with Carr. J.J. Watt and Kevin Johnson got placed on injured reserve. Jaedevon Clowney, Jonathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, A.J. Bouye, and Brian Cushing are all dealing with injuries and are all listed as questionable for Saturday. Derek Newton got placed on injured reserve at right tackle and Chris Clark is also injured. Duane Brown will give one of the Raiders edge rushers liek Jihad Ward or Khalil Mack problems, but the other should get pressure on Brock Osweiler. David Amerson and Shaun Smith may do enough at cornerback to stop DeAndre Hopkins nad Will Fuller.


Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Brock Osweiler has more starting experience than Conner Cook. Houston is also still upset about last years loss to the Chiefs. This team looks worse on paper now then they did at the beginning of the year despite beating the Chiefs at full health back in week 2. Houston hasn't been the same since the game in Mexico, but they did just enough to win the AFC South.


Prediction: Houston enters as a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $155 dollars, the maximum bet is $175 dollars with the average gambler betting around $165 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 36.7 points. I am taking Oakland to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Raiders 20 Texans 17





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6. Detroit Lions 9-7-0
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3. Seattle Seahawks 10-5-1


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Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Detroit right tackle Riley Reiff has a hip injury. I don't know if he will play. Detroit may have problems with Seattle on the road.


Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Outside of free safety Earl Thomas everyone is completely healthy. I think Doug Baldwin ad Tyler Lockett could go off against Detroit.


Prediction: Seattle is a 8 point favorite. The minimum bet is $320 dollars, the maximum bet is $390 dollars with the average gambler betting around $355 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42.5 points. I am taking the over as Seattle wins and covers.


Final Score Seahawks 34 Lions 14





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6. Miami Dolphins 10-6-0
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3. Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5-0


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You can click this link to check out our 2017 NFL Mock Draft. My mocks are updated every Tuesday. This mock is four rounds.


Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: There is a very good chance Matt Moore starts. I don't think Miami has a chance without Tannehill. The Dolphins may keep this to a single digit game. I expect Pittsburgh to come up on the short end.


Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: Pittsburgh should take care of business against Miami. I expect to see Pittsburgh heading to Kansas City.


Prediction: Pittsburgh is a 10 point favorite. The minimum bet is $400 dollars, the maximum bet is $500 dollars with the average gambler betting around $450 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 46 points. Pittsburgh wins and covers with the under.


Final Score Steelers 26 Dolphins 17





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5. New York Giants 11-5-0
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4. Green Bay Packers 10-6-0


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Why the New York Giants Will Win: New York gets Janoris Jenkins back. Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have 40 deflections combined. Eli Rodgers and Odell Beckham Jr. could have a field day against Green Bay with their injuries at cornerback.


Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win:


Aaron Rodgers should get a lot of time in the pocket. I think David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga will do a good job buying Rodgers time at offensive tackle. It's gonna come down to Rodgers making the right throws against this secondary if the Giants want to win.

Prediction: Green Bay is a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $190 dollars, the maximum bet is $230 dollars with the average gambler betting around $210 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44.5 points. New York wins and covers. I am taking the under.


Final Score Giants 24 Packers 20





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