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NFL picks against the spread, Week 16: Looking at the full slate plus 5 SuperContest picks

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The 49ers are 3.5-point road underdogs against the Rams in Week 16. We break down that game against the spread, along with my ATS picks, and five LVH SuperContest picks.

Welcome back for my Week 16 picks against the spread. Mercifully, the season is coming to a close and I only have to make picks for one more week after this. It has not been pretty, and it will be nice to not bang my head against the wall each week. That being said, I did get the Eagles pick correct last night, so I’ll just enjoy that one heading into the holiday weekend.

From a football perspective, that might be all I enjoy this weekend (well, barring a big Frank Gore game). The San Francisco 49ers play their final road game of the season in Week 16, traveling to face the Los Angeles Rams in a matchup of truly awful teams. The 49ers are a 3.5-point underdog and this is tough one to figure out. The 49ers are 2-11-1 against the spread, so maybe I am just over-thinking it. The Rams are 4-9-1 ATS, so it’s not like they’re much better. I’m picking the Rams because the 49ers have not shown an ability to cover, so why pick them?

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.”

Here are my Week 16 SuperContest picks.

SAINTS (-3) over Buccaneers
JAGUARS (+5) over Titans
BROWNS (+6) over Chargers
SEAHAWKS (-7.5) over Cardinals
STEELERS (-5.5) over Ravens

Here are all my picks for Week 16:

EAGLES vs. Giants (-2.5): Eagles - Win
BEARS vs. Washington (-3): Washington
BILLS vs. Dolphins (+3.5): Bills
SAINTS vs. Buccaneers (+3): Saints
PANTHERS vs. Falcons (-2.5): Panthers
PACKERS vs. Vikings (+6.5): Packers
PATRIOTS vs. Jets (+16.5): Patriots
JAGUARS vs. Titans (-5): Jaguars
BROWNS vs. Chargers (-6): Browns
RAIDERS vs. Colts (+3.5): Raiders
RAMS vs. 49ers (+3.5): Rams
SEAHAWKS vs. Cardinals (+7.5): Seahawks
TEXANS vs. Bengals (+1): Bengals
STEELERS vs. Ravens (+5.5): Ravens
CHIEFS vs. Broncos (+3.5): Chiefs
COWBOYS vs. Lions (+7): Cowboys