Last night, the (7-2) Oakland Raiders put an exclamation mark to the first half of their season with a 30-20 victory over the Denver Broncos, which put the Silver and Black alone in first place in the AFC West. It is now Monday morning, and that means it’s time for our 2016 NFL odds for pro football week 10 and our early NFL predictions.
Monday of last week, I advised OSH readers to go with the following three plays: NY Jets (+3.5), Indianapolis Colts (+7) and Carolina Panthers (+3). That gives me a 1-1-1 NFL betting record, as the Jets lost to Miami, 27-23 (Lost), Indy stunning Green Bay (Won), 31-26 and Cam Newton’s Panthers escaped L.A. by a field goal, 13-10 (Push). Here’s what I have in store for Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season in my early pro football predictions – followed by the opening point spreads:
(4-4) Miami Dolphins [+3.5] vs. (4-5) San Diego Chargers [-3.5]: The Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers will collide at Qualcomm Stadium in Southern California this week with three-and-a-half points as the ATS spread to cover. Miami is coming off a 27-23 win over the Jets, while the Chargers took care of Tennessee, 43-35. This Week 10 NFL predictions clash is scheduled for Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS. The Fins have not only found an identity this season, but they also seem determined to turn their season around. The Chargers, however, have proven to be a tough outing for everyone, particularly at home.
- NFL Predictions Week 10: Miami Dolphins (+3.5)
(7-1) Dallas Cowboys [+2.5] vs. (4-4) Pittsburgh Steelers [-2.5]: There’s no question that the Dallas Cowboys are one of, if not, the hottest team in professional football right now. The 1-2 rookie combination of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott has been unstoppable this season, as they come into Week 10 winners of seven consecutive ballgames. In contrast, the Steelers have fallen into a bit of a low lately, as they’ve all of the sudden lost three in a row, which cost them the top spot in the AFC North. Nevertheless, this is the National Football League, and as one can see judging by this week’s pro football odds, Pittsburgh s the favorite, and rightly so. I see this game being the one where both Prescott and Elliot will struggle. I’ll be honest, I’ve been watching these kids and waiting for the moment they will hit the proverbial “wall” so many rookie seem to run into. They’ve done a phenomenal job of keeping the ship sailing in the right direction, but this week, I foresee them tripping up versus a savvy Steelers squad.
- Week 10 NFL Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers (-2.5)
2016 NFL Odds Week 10 (Opening Point Spreads)
- Browns (+10) vs Ravens (-10)
- Texans (-1) vs Jaguars (+1)
- Broncos (+1) vs Saints (-1)
- Rams (+2.5) vs Jets (-2.5)
- Falcons (+1.5) vs Eagles (-1.5)
- Chiefs (+3) vs Panthers (-3)
- Bears (+1.5) vs Buccaneers (-1.5)
- Vikings (+2.5) vs Redskins (-2.5)
- Packers (-2) vs Titans (+2)
- Dolphins (+3.5) vs Chargers (-3.5)
- 49ers (+13) vs Cardinals (-13)
- Cowboys (+2.5) vs Steelers (-2.5)
- Seahawks (+7) vs Patriots (-7)
- Bengals (+2.5) vs Giants (-2.5)