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John Fredericks Quick Picks for Dec. 16, 2023

Johnny’s Quick Picks for Dec. 16, 2023


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Johnny’s Quick Picks


Vikes at Bungles (-3)

I love me some Jason Browning at quarterback. The Bengals are making a run with a new arm and leader who was the practice squad’s forgotten man. Minnesota will break your heart in December once again. Remember, the Bengals still have a very good team and I like them at home today to further cement their playoff hopes.

Pick: Bungles (-3)

Steelers (+1) at Colts

Who can bet Pittsburgh with Mitch Trubisky, losers of their last two games at home to the two worst teams in the NFL? Pro football has a way of turning around. It’s been a nasty practice week in Pittsburgh the last 10 days. Rebound time. Gardner Minshew has been cut by 16 teams for a reason. The Steelers rebound here.

Pick: Steelers (+1)

Denver (+5) at Lions

I’m stubborn but I’m not stupid. Denver is hot, the Lions are not. It’s really that simple.

Pick: Denver (+5)

College Football Bowl Games

Fl A&M (-7) vs. Howard


Howard is one dimensional, their entire offense is dependent on their QB play.

Meanwhile, FL A&M has a top rated defense in FCS. #2 in total defense, #2 in scoring, #5 versus run, #11 versus pass.

Howard hasn’t played a game since November 18. May come a little rusty!

Pick: Fl A & M (-7)

Boise State (+5) Vs. UCLA

The entire UCLA football team has quit. Their QB coach quit, their defense coordinator quit, their head coach Chip Kelly is about to get fired. Their top D-lineman, who won the Lombardi Trophy, is out, getting ready for NFL draft. The Bruins want to go home for Christmas.

Boise State has been in 28 bowl games in a row for a reason.

Pick: Boise State (+5)

Cal Bears (+3.5) versus Texas Tech

The Bears are getting primed for the ACC. Texas Tech is smoke and mirrors in the Big 12.

Pick: Cal (+3.5)


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    John Fredericks, the Godzilla of Truth, has spent more than 40 years in the media, previously working as a journalist, newspaper editor, and television host. Fredericks is an avid sports fan, journalist, and handicapper. He brings his unique voice and style, crafted by years of political commentary broadcast on the airwaves, to the world of sports. He cut his teeth on the radio announcing high school football, basketball and baseball games. His weekly column, You Can't Buy Culture, follows ebbs and flows of a diehard fan at the whims of his favorite teams.

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