GAME: (715) UTAH JAZZ vs (716) SACRAMENTO KINGS
PICKS: (715) UTAH JAZZ
REASON FOR PICK: Your free pick for Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 2013, comes in the NBA as Jazz and the Kings meet in Sacramento. Home court hasn't meant much when these teams meet as the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. Utah is off a big loss at home but the Jazz is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a double-digit loss at home. Sacramento is an erratic team, 4-9 at home, weak on offense and defense. The Kings are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. And when they meet the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. Play the Utah Jazz.
GAME: (329) GREEN BAY PACKERS vs (330) DALLAS COWBOYS
PICKS: (330) DALLAS COWBOYS
REASON FOR PICK: This is a Free #NFL play on the Dallas #Cowboys.
After a PERFECT 5-0 sweep with Sunday's plays, I made a bad call taking the Cowboys on Monday night in Chicago. Dallas got off to a good start, but then allowed the Bears to score 10 points in the final 1:38 of the first half. It was all Bears after that.
Dallas struggled in the elements at Soldier Field, something that I thought they might be able to overcome. Playing in the friendly confines of AT&T Stadium in Arlington against a deflated Packers team should yield a completely different result for the Cowboys.
Aaron Rodgers has still not been cleared to play, and the Packers are looking at starting Matt Flynn once again in Dallas. You might remember that Flynn was 10-for-20 for 139 yards, with no touchdowns and an interception in a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Lions, in his last start on the road.
Even if Rodgers is able to return, this was always going to be a tough game against a Dallas team that is 5-1 at home. The Cowboy's only home defeat came at the hands of Denver, in a 51-48 shootout.
DeMarco Murray ran for a whopping 145 yards on just 18 carries in the loss to Chicago, and he's facing a Packers defense that has really struggled to defend the run (25th in the NFL, allowing over 122 yards per game).
There is every reason to think that the Cowboys can get back on track at home, and I think they win this game regardless of who's under center for the visitors.