Lorenzo’s Lock is a weekly series with our partner Gannett Media and part of Bet For the Win. It includes 3 picks for the upcoming NFL weekend.
NFL week 14 is here and so is Lorenzo with his picks, brought to you by Tipico Sportsbook! After an entertaining Week 13, Lorenzo is back to deliver his locks of the week.
TIME FOR PICKETT TO SHINE
Lorenzo is kicking things off with a team he loves on paper, but on the field has been inconsistent against the spread. The Ravens have won five of their last six games, but can't seem to cover. They havn't covered in their last three games! Their offense has been a little shaky, and now that Lamar is injured, it’s only going to get worse. With a game breaker like Lamar out, Lorenzo loves the Steelers here. The Steelers have covered five of their last seven and are at home for this one. Kenny picket has been playing great, and with a Steelers defense that’s finally healthy, expect a team that’s much stronger than the one we saw struggle at the beginning of the season.
Lorenzo is locking in Pittsburgh -2.5
NFC EAST SHOWDOWN
Moving on to a riskier play from Lorenzo, as he intends to fade the Eagles. Lorenzo admits that the Eagles are buzzing. They won their last three and covered in both. The Eagles are clearly the better team, but Lorenzo thinks they are a bit overvalued. The Giants tend to keep things close, even when they are in a slump. The Giants have covered three of their last four and have covered all but two games while at home this season. He thinks the Giants will keep this game close.
Lorenzo is locking in the Giants +7
DANCING THROUGH DETROIT
Finally, for Lorenzo’s last lock he’s on a team that can be very frustrating at times, the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are 10-2, but almost all of their games have been separated by one score. Lorenzo sees their play style as unsustainable, but they do have a chance to clinch a playoff spot. That should give them extra motivation while facing a red-hot Lions team. The Lions have won four of their last five and have covered in all of those! The Lions hot streak is unsustainable as well, and Lorenzo feels like the line is giving Detroit too much credit.
Lorenzo is locking in MIN +2
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