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Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 14

Chris especially likes LeSean McCoy and the Bills at home as three point underdogs and the Chiefs laying three at home on Thursday night.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 13

Chris likes Russell Wilson and the Seahawks as 6.5-point home favorites against the visiting Panthers.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 12

Backing Drew Brees and the Saints as seven-point home favorites against the visiting Rams.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 11

Chris is backing a healthy Russell Wilson at home with his team laying only 6.5 points against the visiting Eagles.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 10

Backing Philip Rivers and the Chargers as 3.5-point home favorites over the Dolphins

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9

Backing Stefon Diggs and the Vikings as six-point home favorites against the Lions

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8

Chris like Dak Prescott and the Cowboys as 4.5-point home favorites against the visiting Eagles.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7

Chris likes Alex Smith and the Chiefs at home as 6.5-point favorites over the Saints

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 6

Chris likes Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins at home getting 7.5-points against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5

After a disastrous Week 4, Liss shakes things up. He likes Todd Gurley and the Rams at home laying only 2.5 points to the Bills.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4

Chris likes Philip Rivers and the Chargers as four-point home favorites against the road-challenged Saints.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 3

Backing Andy Dalton and the Bengals at home minus three against the Trevor-Siemian-led Broncos

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 2

Chris likes the Jason Pierre-Paul and the underrated Giants defense as 4.5-point favorites at home against a Saints team that's decimated in the secondary and tends to struggle on the road.

Beating the Book: Backing the Redskins

Chris Liss handicaps Week 1 and likes the Redskins to keep pace with the visiting Steelers on Monday Night Football.

Beating the Book: A Guide to Picking Against the Spread

Chris Liss share insider tips on picking NFL games, because there's more to picking against the spread than simply knowing which teams are good and which are not.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Super Bowl 50

Chris Liss is backing Von Miller and the Broncos elite defense plus six against the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Conference Championships

Backing Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots laying three points against the Broncos in Denver.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Divisional Round

Chris Liss is backing Carson Palmer and the Cardinals minus-7 at home against the Green Bay Packers in the divisional playoffs.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild-Card Games

DeSean Jackson and the Redskins are playing better ball than the Packers and getting a point at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 17

Backing Odell Beckham and the Giants as three-point home favorites.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 16

Fading Cam Newton and the undefeated Panthers as seven-point favorites in Atlanta.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 15

Chris likes Eric Decker and Jets laying three points in Dallas as one of his best bets.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 14

Chris especially likes Aaron Rodgers and the Packers as seven-point favorites at home against the Cowboys .

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 13

Chris especially likes Jay Cutler and the Bears as seven-point home favorites against the 49ers.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 12

Chris especially likes J.J. Watt and the Texans as three-point home favorites against the Saints.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 11

Backing Mark Sanchez and the Eagles at home laying 5.5 points against the Bucs.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 10

Backing Joe Flacco and the Ravens laying 5.5 at home off the bye week against the Jaguars.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9

Chris like Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers as 4.5-point home favorites over the Raiders.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8

Chris likes Eric Decker and the Jets laying two points in Oakland against an improved Raiders team.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7

Backing Andrew Luck and the Colts as 4.5-point favorites against the visiting Saints.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 6

Chris holds his nose and backs Matthew Stafford and the Lions as three-point home favorites over the Bears.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5

Chris especially likes Andy Dalton and the Bengals laying only three at home against the offensively-challenged Seahawks, the Giants minus seven over the Niners and the Eagles minus 4.5 over the Saints.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4

Chris likes Joe Flacco and the Ravens laying two and a half in Pittsburgh who has to get ready for a Thursday game with a backup quarterback.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 3

After a Week 2 where he didn't feel strongly about any game, Chris likes the the Cardinals, Colts and Eagles as best bets this Sunday.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 2

Liss found this to be a tough slate, but the games that came easiest to him were the Eagles laying 5.5 at home against the Cowboys, the Packers laying 3.5 at home against the Seahawks and the Lions getting three in Minnesota.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 1

Chris likes Eric Decker and the Jets as three-point home favorites against the Browns. Chris uncharacteristically took 12 favorites this week.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Super Bowl - With Video

Chris Liss is backing the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Conference Title Games

Backing Tom Brady and the Patriots

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Divisional Round

Backing the Ravens

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Round

Backing the Ravens

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 17

Backing the Broncos

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 16

Fading Satan's Tebow for the second week in a row.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 15

Laying points with the Jets on the road. Seriously.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 14 - With Video

Backing the Bucs

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 13 - With Video

Backing the Lions in spite of Matthew Stafford

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 12

The Packers have been playing great, but it's time to fade them on the road as 9.5-point favorites.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 11 - With Video

Buying low on Jay Cutler and the Bears at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 10

Backing the Jets

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9

Backing Eli Manning and the Giants as a home dog.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8

Backing the Dolphins - With Video

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7 - With Video

Backing Joe Flacco and the Ravens at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 6 - With Video

Matt Ryan is a much better quarterback at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5 - With Video

Backing the Broncos at home

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4 - With Video

Backing Eli Manning and the Giants on Thursday night.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 3 - With Video

Backing Drew Brees and the Saints at home

Beating the Book: Backing the Browns - With Video

Even if Josh Gordon doesn't suit up for Week 2, Cleveland should cover as a home dog against a Saints team that doesn't travel well.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 1 - With Video

Backing EJ Manuel and the Bills +6.5 in Chicago.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Super Bowl

Backing the Seahawks

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Conference Title Games

Going with the chalk.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Divisional Round

Backing Russell Wilson and the Seahawks at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Round

Backing Andrew Luck and the Colts at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 17

Backing the Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 16

Taking Cam Newton and the Panthers at home

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 15

Backing the Bills in Jacksonville

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 14

Backing Drew Brees and the Saints at home

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 13

Liss likes Josh Gordon and the Browns as seven-point favorites at home against the Jaguars.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 12

Backing the Cardinals at home

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 11

Backing the Texans

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 10

Backing Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9

Backing Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers in New England.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8

Backing the Redskins in Denver

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7

Backing Andrew Luck and the Colts at home against the Broncos

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 6

Backing Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals in San Francisco

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5

Riding the Broncos until further notice

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4

Backing Matt Ryan and the Falcons at home against the Pats.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 3

Backing Mike Williams and the Bucs in New England

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 2

Backing Vincent Jackson and the Bucs as home dogs against the Saints

Beating the Book: Unlearning Bad Habits

Backing Adrian Peterson and the Vikings as five-point dogs.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Super Bowl

Backing the Ravens

Beating the Book: Backing the Ravens and 49ers

Joe Flacco might not be a superstar, but he's good enough to move the ball against the Patriots pass defense.

Beating the Book: Backing the 49ers

The Packers are dangerous, but San Francisco has been the better team for most of the year.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Games

Backing Ray Lewis and the Ravens

Beating the Book: Backing the Rams and Steelers

Team motivation in Week 17 isn't always obvious from the outside.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 16

Backing the Lions

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 15 - With Video

Backing the Steelers

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 14 - With Video

Backing the Panthers

Beating the Book: Backing the Jets, Lions, Dolphins, Broncos and Eagles - With Video

Mark Sanchez and the Jets were destroyed on Thanksgiving Day, but unless Ryan Lindley improves by leaps and bounds, they should beat the Cardinals easily.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 12 - With Video

It's almost impossible to enjoy Thanksgiving without going at least 2-1.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 11 - With Video

Backing the Panthers, Chiefs and Raiders as home dogs

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 10 - With Video

After favorites dominated Week 9, Liss backs 11 dogs this week

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9 - With Video

Backing the Bengals at home

Beating the Book: Chris and Damon Liss Handicap Week 8 - With Video

Backing the Eagles -1.5 at home against the Falcons

Beating the Book: Chris and Damon Liss Handicap Week 7 - With Video

Backing Steve Johnson and the Bills at home against the Titans

Beating the Book: Chris and Damon Liss Handicap Week 6 - With Video

Are the Jets really favored over the Colts this week?

Beating the Book: Backing the Steelers - With Video

Pittsburgh could have some of its key defensive players back after the bye

Beating the Book: Chris and Damon Liss Handicap Week 4

Larry Fitzgerald and the 3-0 Cardinals still aren't getting the oddsmakers' respect

Beating the Book: Backing the Raiders - With Video

Darren McFadden and the Raiders are getting 4.5 points at home

Beating the Book: Backing the Seahawks at home - With Video

After a loss in Arizona Sidney Rice and the Seahawks are a good value as home dogs

Beating the Book: Backing the Jets at home

Chris and Damon Liss are buying low on Darrelle Revis and the Jets

Wagering Strategy For 2012: Beating The Book

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Super Bowl XLVI

Backing Eli Manning and the Giants - Big

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Conference Title Games

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Divisional Round

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Games

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 17

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Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Super Bowl XLV

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Conference Title Games

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Divisional Round

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Games

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 17

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Backing Santana Moss and the Skins as a home dog on Monday Night

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 9

Backing the Vikings at home

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8

It's one of the ugliest slates in memory. Backing Miles Austin and the Cowboys at home.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7

Backing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 6

Laying Nearly a Touchdown with Frank Gore and the winless Niners

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5

Backing Joe Flacco and the Ravens at home against the Broncos

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4

Backing Eli Manning and the G-Men

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 3

Backing Chad Henne and the Dolphins at home

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 2

The 3.5-point line in the Seahawks-Broncos game is suspicious

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 1

Adrian Peterson and the Vikings covered - barely. Who else will beat the spread?

Beating the Book: Super Bowl Edition

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