NFC Playoffs Fight Continues on TNF  – November 30


Tonight’s Cowboys-Seahawks matchup will greatly impact the NFC playoffs. Dallas is currently 8-3 and is the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs. Seattle, at 6-5, is right behind Dallas in the No. 6 spot. The Cowboys are still two games behind Philadelphia in the NFC East race and can’t afford to lose any ground if they want to break into the top four in the conference. 

Seattle has lost its last two straight and three of its last four games. Minnesota is 6-6 and currently owns the seventh and final playoff spot. Three teams – Green Bay, the LA Rams, and New Orleans are 5-6 and lurking right behind the Seahawks. Another loss makes the NFC playoffs harder to reach for Seattle.

Dallas or Seattle – NFC Playoffs on the Line

As mentioned, Seattle is almost in a must-win situation as they are just a half-game ahead of seventh-place Minnesota and a full game ahead of the Packers, Rams, and Saints. What the Seahawks have going for them is their history with Dallas. Seattle has won four of its last five games against the Cowboys. Plus, they have covered the spread in three of the last four.

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Dallas controls its destiny in the NFC playoffs race

Dallas, on the other hand, has had tremendous success in primetime games. The Cowboys are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six night games. If Seattle is going to stay in the hunt for the NFC playoffs, they are going to have to step up their performance in primetime games. The Seahawks are just 2-7 in their last nine at night.

If NFC Playoffs Started Today

If the NFC playoffs started today, the Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) would have the No. 1 seed and get the first-round bye. No. 2 seed San Francisco would host the Vikings while Seattle would play at 8-3 Detroit, the No. 3 seed. Atlanta, which is just 5-6, is the current NFC South leader, and would qualify for the NFC playoffs as the division winner. Remember, the division winners get the top four seeds.

The Falcons, with their losing record, would host the Cowboys in the final first-round game in the NFC playoffs. The first-round winning team with the lowest seed gets to play the Eagles in Philadelphia in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. The great thing is there is still plenty of football left. A win here and a loss there will continue to impact the NFC playoffs from now until the end of Week 18.

Win 70 Percent of the Time

What if you could win 70 percent of your bets on any given night? Yeah, I’d be all over that too. Well, there is a way. Take last night as an example. All you had to do was become a Sports Hub member (which you already should have, but I’ll let you slide if you recently joined) and tail one of our top experts. 

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Our top-5 won 70 percent of their bets last night

Maybe you’re a soccer guy. You chose our resident soccer expert Geovanny Araya. The guy just crushes soccer picks on a regular basis. Last night, he hit 3 of 4 picks and earned a cool $485 to top the SportsHub leaderboard. He wasn’t the only one either as our entire top-5 won at least 69.23 percent of their picks.

Let’s have a look.

  • Geovanny goes geothermal: Geovanny Araya heated up the soccer pick machine last night. He was correct on three of his four predictions and won $485 as a result. Geovanny has been our most consistent winning soccer handicapper over the last six months.
  • Industry insider goes to work: Randall Dickelman is another Sports Hub expert who is relatively new to us, but has been in the industry a long time. Yesterday, Randall put 13 picks in the system. He was right on nine of them and earned a total of $444 in winnings. 
  • Another Sports Hub expert hits 80 percent: Bill Blatt has been doing this for years. Last night, he went 4-1 to take home $290 and end up third on the leaderboard. For the last 30 days, Bill is up $1385. He is also a regular content contributor here at Sports Hub.
  • Another insider: Our Sports Hub Insider is full of industry information which was put to use last night to go 2-0. The $200 in winnings adds to an already strong week for the Insider. Sports Hub Insider is up $943 over the last seven days!
  • Power & Wilson: Logan Wilson and Bryan Power also went 2-0 and won $200 yesterday. Logan is another one of our outstanding Sports Hub exclusive handicappers who is putting together a solid run the last few days. He’s up $485 over the last three.

Upsets and QBs Making Headlines

The ACC/SEC Challenge finished last night with a number of upsets. A couple of old NFL quarterbacks are making the news and there’s even some Magic happening in the NBA. Tonight’s NFL game will affect the NFC playoffs and more players are entering college football’s transfer portal.

Here’s a look at trending sports news.

  • QB surprises: Aaron Rodgers returned to the practice field yesterday, exactly 11 weeks after his surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon. It’s a phenomenal accomplishment for anyone, but even moreso for Rodgers who will turn 40 years old on Sunday. Another older NFL QB in the news is Joe Flacco, who is 38. Flacco was signed by Cleveland and could start for the Browns on Sunday against the Rams. He is listed as the No. 2 quarterback, but starter Dorian Thompson-Robinson is still in concussion protocol. None of this affects the NFC playoffs.
  • MLB move: Right-handed pitcher Luis Severino is moving across town from the Yankees to the Mets. Sources say Severino will sign a one-year, $13 million dollar deal with the Mets. Severino had a rough 2023. He went 4-8 with a 6.65 ERA.
  • CBB upsets: The biggest of last night’s college basketball upsets was Arkansas beating No. 7 Duke 80-75. It was just one of three upsets in the ACC/SEC Challenge. No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 10 Tennessee 100-92 and unranked Virginia beat No. 14 Texas A&M 59-47.
  • It’s Magic: In case you missed, the Orlando Magic have won 8 in a row to move to 13-5 overall. They are tied with Milwaukee for second place in the Eastern Conference. The Magic are doing it with defense. They rank third in points allowed per game (108.1) so far this season.
  • Another QB in the transfer portal: Duke’s Riley Leonard was one of the big reasons why the Blue Devils went 16-9 over the last two seasons. With head coach Mike Elko taking the job at Texas A&M, Leonard decided it was time for him to move on as well. He will be among the most sought after quarterbacks in the portal.

TNF Winner Gets Closer to NFC Playoffs

We’ve said it a few time already, but the Seattle Seahawks really need a win tonight if they want to make the NFC playoffs. A loss will put them in the mix with a group of teams all with similar records. Seattle is 5-3 in conference play this year, but they are only 1-3 in their division. A win tonight is important. 

Thursday Night football is the king tonight. You can get prepared for all the action tonight by visiting our Thursday Night Football picks page. You’ll find all of the best picks for tonight’s game – best point spread pick, best total pick, best prop, and more. TNF isn’t the only game in town though.

Here’s a look at today’s schedule.

  1. TNF: The NFC playoffs are on the line in Thursday night football. Both teams are currently in the top-7 in the conference. A loss by either team doesn’t necessarily eliminate them, but a Seattle loss will be tough to overcome. There are numerous picks for the game in the member’s area.
  1. UEFA: Soccer bettors have numerous choices today as the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League both have multiple matches on the schedule. They dominate today’s soccer schedule.
  2. Full hockey schedule: The NHL will have all but four teams on the ice tonight. There are 14 games on the schedule. The New York Rangers, who beat Detroit last night 3–2, are one of the four teams not playing. With last night’s win, the Rangers now have the NHL’s best record at 16-4-1. 
  3. NBA schedule: Nine games are on the league’s schedule tonight. The NBATV doubleheader will feature Indiana at Miami in the early game and the Clippers are at Golden State in the nightcap.
  4. Tennis: The first round of the Next Gen ATP Finals presented by NEOM continues today. On the women’s tour, second round play in the Argentina and Creand-Andorra Opens starts today.
  5. College basketball: It’s a lighter CBB schedule tonight, but there are a handful of ranked teams up tonight. One of last year’s Cinderella’s, Florida Atlantic, is off to a 5-1 start and plays at home tonight against 6-0 Liberty. FAU, which made the Final Four last year, is ranked No. 13 in the nation right now. No. 15 Creighton, No. 16 Texas, and No. 25 Oklahoma are all on tonight’s schedule.

There are enough opportunities on the betting board for all bettors. For those looking for ridiculous winning percentages, don’t forget…our members’ area is full of expert handicappers who win consistently. There are half a dozen picks for tonight’s NFL game and it’s still early. Randall Dickelman, who won nearly 70 percent of his bets last night, has won 70.27 percent of his NFL bets over the last two months. He’s No. 1 on our NFL leaderboard for the last 60 days. You might want to see if he offers a pick for tonight’s game. Then, you can come back tomorrow with a smile on your face!