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NFL picks against the spread, Week 12: Looking at the full slate plus 5 SuperContest picks

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The 49ers are touchdown dogs on the road against the Dolphins in Week 12. We break down that game against the spread, along with my ATS picks, and five LVH SuperContest picks.

It’s time for Week 12 picks against the spread! Fade accordingly.

The San Francisco 49ers are back on the road to face the Miami Dolphins, in the first game of a two-game road trip. The 49ers are 1-9 and continue to struggle. They played a solid first half against the New England Patriots last week, but fell apart in the third quarter and things went south quickly.

The 49ers are a touchdown road underdog in Week 12. The line has not moved much thus far. The Dolphins have won five straight games, but they have not been the prettiest of wins. People will continue to fade the 49ers, but the Dolphins are not exactly getting an insane majority of the money.

For the SuperContest, I went with the Dolphins at -7.5. I’m not a big fan of losing that kind of hook, but the 49ers are 2-8 against the spread. My picks have been bad, so I’m going to fade the 49ers this week. I would prefer the 49ers be competitive, but this team is playing for the No. 2 pick in the draft, and not much more.

For the third straight season, I am back for the LVH SuperContest. SB Nation's partners over at Odds Shark are sponsoring my entry again. The contest requires selecting 5 games each week and picking them against the spread. This year's contest is expected to have over 1,800 participants, which is a new record for the SuperContest. SB Nation is represented by myself and Matt Ufford, and there are folks from all over the blogosphere involved. Everybody picks their own five games and there will be a running leaderboard HERE. You can follow my standings under the name "Fooch.”

My SuperContest picks have frequently been a disaster this season, so go ahead and fade to your heart’s content. I went 1-3-1 last week, and I imagine things won’t get much better. Here are my Week 12 SuperContest picks.

TEXANS (+1.5) over Chargers
Bengals (+4) over RAVENS
DOLPHINS (-7.5) over 49ers
BUCCANEERS (+6) over Seahawks
Packers (+4) over EAGLES

Here are all my picks for Week 12:

LIONS vs. Vikings (+2.5): Lions - Win
COWBOYS vs. Washington (+7): Washington - Win
COLTS vs. Steelers (-8): Colts - Loss
TEXANS vs. Chargers (-1.5): Texans
BEARS vs. Titans (-4.5): Bears
BILLS vs. Jaguars (+7.5): Jaguars
RAVENS vs. Bengals (+4): Bengals
FALCONS vs. Cardinals (+4): Falcons
DOLPHINS vs. 49ers (+7.5): Dolphins
SAINTS vs. Rams (+7): Saints
BROWNS vs. Giants (-7): Browns
BUCCANEERS vs. Seahawks (-6): Buccaneers
RAIDERS vs. Panthers (+3): Raiders
BRONCOS vs. Chiefs (+3.5): Broncos
JETS vs. Patriots (-8): Jets
EAGLES vs. Packers (+4): Packers