NFL picks and predictions Week 16: Giants vs. Ravens

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New York and Baltimore are expected to play a close one this weekend. Experts seem to think the Giants will come out on top with their backs against the wall.

With just two weeks left, it's crunch time in the 2012 NFL season, and the New York Giants are in desperate need of a win over the playoff-bound Baltimore Ravens.

Sitting at 8-6 and in a four-way tie for the NFC's final postseason spot, experts seem to think the Giants will come through when it matters most.

At CBS Sports, it was almost unanimous. Out of eight analysts, only Josh Katzowitz picked Baltimore to win at home. The Giants have lost three straight road games, while the Ravens dropped three in a row overall, including two in Baltimore.

Yahoo! Sports went with the Giants across the board, with all three experts liking New York in what could be a must-win game. For what it's worth, New York got the fan vote as well.

But Vegas doesn't seem to be quite as convinced as the talking heads. The line opened up dead even, but right now the Giants are anywhere from one- to three-point favorites, depending on where you look.

Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. on Friday on FOX.

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