Group chat: spike-balling spreads like the Steelers

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Chase Claypool has been spiking on NFL defences in the end zone all season long.

In honour of the talented Canadian, I scored and spiked the ball to celebrate a Week 11 against-the-spread victory versus John Hodge. Spikeball has caught on in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room and led to an undefeated 10-0 start to the season.

It’s time to take the lead of Claypool and his Steelers teammates by spiking Hodge into submission with an unbeaten run to end the season. Bodog Canada set-up the lines and I’ll spike down winners one by one in Week 12 at a Steelers’ pace — Pittsburgh is 8-2 ATS through 10 games in 2020.

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Week 12
American Thanksgiving Thursday Football
12:30 p.m. ET
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions

Line: Texans -3 (-115)
Total: 51 points
Dunk’s pick: TEXANS. Deshaun Watson talk that turkey day talk.
Hodge’s pick: LIONS. I’m not thankful for this awful match-up.

4:30 p.m. ET
Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys

Line: Cowboys -3 (+100)
Total: 46 points
Dunk’s pick: WASHINGTON. Taking those turkey day points.
Hodge’s pick: COWBOYS. Dallas is bad — but Washington is worse.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET
Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots
Line: Cardinals -2.5 (-115)
Total: 49.5 points
Dunk’s pick: CARDINALS. Especially if Chris Streveler starts.
Hodge’s pick: CARDINALS. Coach Kingsbury, please start Chris Streveler!

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Line: Vikings -3.5 (-110)
Total: 51.5 points
Dunk’s pick: PANTHERS. Carolina scratches and claws all game.
Hodge’s pick: PANTHERS. The Teddy Bridgewater revenge game.

Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons
Line: Raiders -3 (-110)
Total: 54 points
Dunk’s pick: RAIDERS. Must-win for Jon Gruden to stay in the playoff chase.
Hodge’s pick: RAIDERS. Vegas gets in done.

Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills
Line: Bills -5.5 (-110)
Total: 53 points
Dunk’s pick: CHARGERS. Josh Allen and Justin Herbert duel — one possession game.
Hodge’s pick: BILLS. A cross country trip in late November? LA’s gonna be cold and tired.

Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Line: Dolphins -7 (-105)
Total: 44 points
Dunk’s pick: DOLPHINS. One score or less against the Jets, easy money.
Hodge’s pick: DOLPHINS. Divisional games are often tight… but it’s the Jets.

New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals 
Line: Giants -6 (-110)
Total: 43 points
Dunk’s pick: GIANTS. Steadily improving G-men.
Hodge’s pick: GIANTS. Cincinnati can’t win without Joey B.

Sunday 4 p.m. ET
New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos

Line: Saints -6 (-110)
Total: 43.5 points
Dunk’s pick: SAINTS. Because N’awlins’ D is stout.
Hodge’s pick: SAINTS. No QBs for Denver means no chance.

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
Line: Rams -6.5 (-110)
Total: 45 points
Dunk’s pick: RAMS. Jared Goff heatin’ up.
Hodge’s pick: RAMS. LA has to keep up with Seattle and Arizona.

Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Line: Chiefs -3.5 (-110)
Total: 56 points
Dunk’s pick: BUCS. Tom Brady always shows in the biggest games.
Hodge’s pick: CHIEFS. The cracks in the Bucs’ armor are showing.

Sunday Night Football
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Line: Packers -8.5 (-110)
Total: 45 points
Dunk’s pick: BEARS. Rivals are very familiar with one another.
Hodge’s pick: PACKERS. Aaron Rodgers playing angry.

Monday Night Football
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles

Line: Seahawks -5 (-115)
Total: 50 points
Dunk’s pick: SEAHAWKS. Danger Russ.
Hodge’s pick: SEAHAWKS. The Eagles are the most overrated team in football.

Against the spread picks to date:

Hodge: 49-44-2
Dunk: 45-48-2

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.