Office Pool Picks: Week 11

November 16, 2023

I am back for another season and taking on the oddsmakers and helping you try to take down whatever type of football pool you’re in. Here are my Office Pool Picks for Week 11.

CONFIDENCE
14 Cowboys at CAR
13 Dolphins vs. LV
12 Commanders vs. NYG
11 49ers vs. TB
10 Lions vs. CHI
9 Texans vs. ARI
8 Bills vs. NYJ
7 Chargers at GB
6 Jaguars vs. TEN
5 Chiefs vs. PHI
4 Browns vs. PIT
3 Seahawks at LAR
2 Vikings at DEN
1 Bengals at BAL

Season Record: 94-56-0

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SURVIVOR
Each week I will pick two games, my “Play it Safe” selection as well as my “Out on a Limb” pick:

Play It Safe (9-1): Cowboys at CAR
If you didn’t use them last week, this is the week to pull out the Cowboys. They’re on the road, but matched up against one of the worst teams in football once again as they travel to Carolina. The 11-point favorites should have no problem cruising in this one.

Out on a Limb (6-4): Texans vs. ARI
A week after burning me in this spot by upsetting the Bengals, I am definitely willing to roll with C.J. Stroud and the upstart Texans as they welcome the Cardinals. There is a bit of a risk of a let down game for the young Houston team after their big win a week ago and the Cards are much more formidable with the return of Kyler Murray and James Conner, but at this point in the season you need to dig deep and Houston makes sense here.

THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIALS
Look for my “Against the Spread” plays in a separate article that will run each Saturday this season. Here I will look at my Thursday night betting recommendation.

The Pick:
$100 Bengals +3.5 (DraftKings -110)
Season total: +$290 (6-3-1 on season)

I actually bet this at +4 on Tuesday, but I still like it above a field goal. Both teams have key injuries entering this contest and both are coming off tough losses a week ago. The Ravens are a tough challenge for Cincinnati and the teams know each other well. For Cincinnati this is being built up as a “must-win” game and with his back to the wall this entire bet here is me betting on Joe Burrow. I expect a close game in this one either way and in those cases I usually take the points.

Same Game Parlay Prop Bet
$20 (+300 bet365)
Season total: (-$160)

  • Bengals +10.5
  • Over 39.5
  • Ja’Marr Chase Over 82.5 ReYd
  • Joe Burrow Over 1.5 PaTD

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