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Ed Ryan’s picks: Falcons, Texans, Broncos, 49ers

Whether it comes from a friend, a financial institution, or someplace more nefarious, be prepared to borrow money if you think that trusting NFL betting trends on a week-to-week basis is a dependable way to supplement your income.

Example: In last weekend’s wild-card matchups, favorites went 4-0 against the spread. Stand down if you think this is a harbinger for underdogs to hit on Saturday and Sunday.

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