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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Zoner’s Weekend Picks


I may not be the king of NFL football picks, but it’s something I enjoy and haven’t done for a while. So here are three picks, just for you Zoner readers! One NCAA and 2 NFL…

Arkansas at Auburn Tigers Line – Arkansas + 2.5

The 17th ranked Auburn Tigers will travel to Arkansas on Saturday for an SEC showdown with the Razorbacks. The Tigers are 5-0 this season with a few wins against quality opponents, while Arkansas is 2-2 and has lost to the only two solid teams on their schedule. Auburn started off the year unranked but has climbed the charts fast, leading the way is their stellar running game which is averaging 253 yards per game. The Tigers are 4-1 against the spread and is simply too talented for the Razorbacks, take Auburn to cover on the road.

Carolina Panthers at The Washington Redskins Panthers -4

The Washington Redskins will travel to Bank of America Stadium to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Redskins barely beat the winless Buccaneers last week, while the Panthers are coming off their bye week at 0-3. Despite last week’s win, Washington has been a franchise in turmoil since their loss to the Lions, and the team is starting to collapse under the pressure. The Panthers have played well at times this season, and they have too many weapons for the Redskins to contain. The extra week to prepare pays off for Carolina, take them to cover at home.

New England Patriots at Denver Broncos Broncos +3

Josh McDaniels will lead his Denver Broncos against his former mentor, Bill Belichick and the Patriots on Sunday at Mile High. Tom Brady looks more and more like his old self with every week that passes, and just led the Patriots to a hard-fought victory over an elite Baltimore team. The Broncos are undefeated, but their best win was against a mediocre Dallas team last week in the final minutes, and they also won on a fluke play against the Bengals in week one. By far the most overrated unbeaten team, the Broncos will come back to reality this week against the Pats who are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games. New England cools down the Broncos at Mile High, take them to cover.

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