Weve hit the final month of 2016 and the holidays are almost upon us, but luckily for sports fans the sporting landscape doesnt take a break.Were starting to get a clearer picture of the teams who will be featuring prominently come the end of the NBA season, whilst the NFL has become a knife fight for teams wanting to claim the final playoff spots.With so many games having a wide range of potential outcomes in the closing weeks of the NFL season, fans are glued to their screens.So clear your schedule and get settled in because theres plenty of live action on ESPN this weekend.Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings - Friday @ 12.25pm live on ESPNDallas are the cream of the crop, sitting on top of the NFC and dont look like losing any time soon. The Vikings on the other hand have won just one of their last six games; a stark contrast to when they opened the season 5-0.Led by rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot, the Cowboys have the third highest scoring offense in the league. Zeke, as he is known, averages 109-yards per game and has the second most rushing TDs (11) in the league.The Vikings rely on their defense to get the job done, conceding the second fewest points per game in the league.The Cowboys offensive line has been the unheralded hero this season and if the Vikings cant find a way through, this game could be very one sided.ESPN Pick: Zeke to wreak havoc! Cowboys 27-17.Odds:?Minnesota $2.50 v Cowboys $1.53Kansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons - Monday @ 5.00am ESPN RedZoneThis is a game of two different tales. The Falcons run a high octane passing offense, whilst the Chiefs operate with a defensive minded unit.Matt Ryan and the Falcons are one of only three teams to average 300+ passing yards per game and they lead the league in scoring with an average of 32.5 points per game.The Falcons score heavily, however they have been giving up too many points the other way.Kansas are a middle of the road team in terms of scoring, its the defensive end where they lock down on opponents -- allowing a measly 19.5 points per game.Can Matt Ryan throw his way to another victory or will the Marcus Peters led defense be his undoing?ESPN Pick: Matt Ryan to throw game winning TD late in the 4th. 31-24.Odds:?Atlanta $1.48 v Kansas City $2.65Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks - Monday @ 12.30pm live on ESPNLosers of the last two SuperBowls square off for the first time this season with every game now a must win for the Panthers.Seahawks, who currently sit second in the NFC, will be hoping to retain the number two seed for the playoffs and will look at this game as a must-win in front of their home crowd.With the stingiest defense in the league, the Seahawks dont rely on big numbers from Russell Wilson, however with the Panthers weak secondary he may just have a day out.Can Cam Newton lead his troops past the Seahawks Legion of Boom?ESPN Pick: Seahawks to pester Newton all day long. 24-13.Odds:?Seahawks $1.30 v Panthers $3.55Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - Friday @ 12pm live on ESPN2Two teams tipped to play a big part in the NBA playoffs will face off for the first time this season. The Clippers own the fourth ranked defense whilst the Cavaliers own the second ranked offense.Its a battle of the Big 3s with the Clippers Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan going up against Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love.Cleveland have lived beyond the three point line so far this season, making the second most threes per game, yet still manage to average the second highest percentage.Can the Clippers defense put the brakes on the Cavaliers train or will LeBron and Co. continue their dominance?ESPN Pick: You dont want to miss this game! Cavs just. 108-105.Odds:?Cavaliers $1.47 v Clippers $2.70Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz - Friday @ 1pmTwo of the league leading blockers in Hassan Whiteside and Rudy Gobert lead their teams defensive units. The Jazz are the leagues No. 1 ranked defense with Miami currently No. 5.Both sides arent adept at putting points on the board, preferring to put the emphasis on shutting down opponents.Having already played once this season with the points going to the Jazz, the pressure will firmly be on the Heat to level the playing field.ESPN Pick: Jazz to smother the Heat offense. 94-81.Odds:?Jazz $1.18 v Heat $4.85Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors - Friday @ 2.30pm live on ESPN2The highest scoring game this season was a battle between the Cavaliers and the Blazers, which combined for 262 points. Expect this game to set the new record.The Warriors are head and shoulders the No. 1 ranked offense in the league, behind their star studded line up of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. Harden and the Rockets lead the league in three-point makes per game with 14.With majority of the focus being on the offensive end of the floor, defense can be forgotten. 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