NFL Predictions: How much will the Saints beat the Lions by?

Holy cow, it’s December. Great month for football, both college and pro.

On the podcast, I discuss the following:

Why Ohio State isn’t a lock for the college football playoff
Why Michigan isn’t dead yet for making the playoff
The surprising #1 team in my member NFL rankings (it’s not Dallas like in my public, points based NFL rankings)
The explosive NFL offense that gives this team a good chance to cover this week

To listen to the podcast on the site, click here.

College football

No upset alert this week.

The numbers don’t like the chances for the favorites (Alabama, Clemson, Washington) to lose. I wrote about it in a long tweet (or short blog post) here.

Navy will beat Temple by 0.5.

Western Michigan will beat Ohio by 13.0.

Wisconsin will beat Penn State by 1.2.

Louisiana Lafayette will beat Louisiana Monroe by 4.8.

NFL

The Detroit Lions are one of those teams with a better record (7-4) than the numbers suggest.

Detroit is 24th in my member rankings, mostly held back by a poor pass defense. My numbers and the markets both have the Lions as a 6 point road underdog at New Orleans.

Here is a sample of the member spread predictions, which are 55.1% this season (92-75-10).

New Orleans will beat Detroit by 6.1.

Pittsburgh will beat New York Giants by 1.9.

Green Bay will beat Houston by 6.0.

San Diego will beat Tampa Bay by 5.5.

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