Group chat: delivering NFL winners like Santa gives out presents

It’s the season of giving and we’ll play the role of Santa for the Week 16 NFL betting board.

Presents come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, similar to the smorgasbord of goodies to get in on NFL action. Spreads and totals are traditional ways, but props such as pinpointing how many catches, yards and touchdowns Canadian Chase Claypool will record allow us to have all of our favourite things.

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Week 16

Friday 4:30 p.m. ET
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Line: Saints -7
Total: 51 points
Dunk’s pick: SAINTS. Sean Payton’s group markedly better on both sides of the ball.
Hodge’s pick: SAINTS. I have a gut feeling that Alvin Kamara will score six touchdowns.

Saturday 1 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions
Line: Bucs -9.5
Total: 54 points
Dunk’s pick: BUCS. The Lions are a complete mess.
Hodge’s pick: BUCS. Even at home, I’m not trusting the Lions to cover.

Saturday 4:30 p.m. ET
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Line: Cardinals -5.5
Total: 48.5 points
Dunk’s pick: 49ERS. George Kittle changes San Fran’s offence.
Hodge’s pick: CARDS. It’s time for Arizona to establish themselves as a playoff-calibre team.

Saturday 8:15 p.m. ET
Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders
Line: Dolphins -3
Total: 48 points
Dunk’s pick: RAIDERS. LV plays up and down to their competition.
Hodge’s pick: DOLPHINS. Las Vegas has started to show their true colours.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. ET
Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs
Line: Chiefs -10.5
Total: 53.5 points
Dunk’s pick: FALCONS. Atlanta has been improving since an 0-5 start.
Hodge’s pick: FALCONS. The Chiefs are winning every week but not by much.

Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars
Line: Bears -7.5
Total: 47 points
Dunk’s pick: BEARS. The Jags can sense Trevor Lawrence.
Hodge’s pick: BEARS. Chicago can beat up on bad teams.

Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
Line: Texans -7
Total: 46 points
Dunk’s pick: BENGALS. Texans can’t be trusted as touchdown favourites.
Hodge’s pick: TEXANS. When in doubt, take the better QB.

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets
Line: Browns -10
Total: 47.5 points
Dunk’s pick: BROWNS. Nick Chubb and the Brownies defence win with margin.
Hodge’s pick: JETS. New York’s riding high on a one-game winning streak.

Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
Line: Colts -2
Total: 44.5 points
Dunk’s pick: COLTS. Indy simply playing better ball right now.
Hodge’s pick: STEELERS. Pittsburgh has to bounce back sometime, right?

New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens
Line: Ravens -10
Total: 44 points
Dunk’s pick: GIANTS. Joe Judge has the G-Men playing tough ball.
Hodge’s pick: RAVENS. Lamar Jackson and company are starting to flex.

Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET
Carolina Panthers at Washington Football Team
Line: Washington -1
Total: 42 points
Dunk’s pick: WASHINGTON. NFC East title is within view.
Hodge’s pick: WASHINGTON. The Football Team still have something to play for.

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
Line: Chargers -3.5
Total: 3.5 points
Dunk’s pick: BRONCOS. Division game with two unpredictable teams, take the points.
Hodge’s pick: BRONCOS. Los Angeles should win — but only by a field goal.

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Line: Seattle -1
Total: 47.5 points
Dunk’s pick: SEAHAWKS. Russ starts cookin’ again.
Hodge’s pick: RAMS. LA bounces after (stifles laughter) losing to the Jets.

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Line: Eagles -2.5
Total: 49.5 points
Dunk’s pick: EAGLES. Because Jalen Hurts and Alex Singleton.
Hodge’s pick: COWBOYS. Dallas will get the run game going.

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
Line: Packers -3
Total: 55.5 points
Dunk’s pick: PACKERS. Aaron Rodgers dominates at home on the cold.
Hodge’s pick: TITANS. Derrick Henry rolls in the cold.

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Line: Bills -7
Total: 46 points
Dunk’s pick: BILLS. Josh Allen continues making late charge for NFL MVP.
Hodge’s pick: BILLS. The AFC East has a new king and his name is Josh Allen.

Against the spread picks to date:

Dunk: 73-77-3
Hodge: 72-78-3

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