NFL Week 13 Predictions ATS
Green Bay Packers (-3) over Detroit Lions –Detroit and Green Bay prepare to play each other for the second time in three weeks. Detroit won the first match-up and made Aaron Rodgers struggle. I think this will be another close game, but the Packers will come out on top. Going to be a break out game for Randall Cobb.
Chicago Bears (-7) over San Francisco 49ers –Blaine Gabbert has been more efficient than Colin Kaepernick, but the Niners are still dead last in points per game averaging almost 14 points. The Bears are still in playoff contention after beating the Packers on Thanksgiving. Forte and Langford will be a hard duo for the Niners to stop.
Cincinnati Bengals (-9.5) over Cleveland Browns – Josh McCown was officially ruled out for the season with a collarbone injury. It looks like Austin Davis might get the start against a very good Bengals defense. Not even the home crowd can help this team out. If there’s a prop where you can bet Austin Davis will get hurt then take that.
Jacksonville Jaguars (+3) over Tennessee Titans – It was just two weeks ago that Jaguars beat the Titans 19-13 as three point favorites. Surprisingly, Jacksonville is 6-5 ATS this year and I think they’ll get the job done again even with Allen Hurns being out.
Buffalo Bills (-3) over Houston Texans – The Bills secondary will have its hands full with wide receiver Deandre Hopkins. Through 13 weeks, Hopkins has 1,081 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. The Texans have won four out of their last five and find themselves in the AFC wild card picture. The Bills still have a chance at the wild card too. I think Rex will get his team ready for a must win at home.
Miami Dolphins (-4) over Baltimore Ravens – The Dolphins just fired their offensive coordinator this week. The fact that it took them 13 weeks to realize this is pretty concerning. Remember the last time their head coach got fired and they went on to blow out the Titans. I like the Fins here to finally look like a functioning NFL team.
Carolina Panthers (-7) over New Orleans Saints – The Saints didn’t score a touchdown last week against the Texans, which broke a 155 game streak of scoring a touchdown. The departure of Sean Payton couldn’t come soon enough. You’ll see Cam dab out there at least twice.
Seattle Seahawks (PK) over Minnesota Vikings – I said last week that it was going to be the last time I would go against the Vikings, but I’m going to hold out one more week. Even though Jimmy Graham is out for the season, I think this Seattle team is getting better. Vikings canafford a loss, but the Seahawks can’t. 25-20 Hawks.
Arizona Cardinals (-6) over St. Louis Rams – The Rams are always that team that plays well unexpectedly so I’m a little scared picking the Cardinals here. St. Louis is also 3-0 in division games so far. Picking the Cardinals because the Rams are helpless on offense, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this came down to the last drive.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1) over Atlanta Falcons – The Falcons have lost five of their last six games and quarterback Matt Ryan looks like a rookie trying to figure out the offense. Can’t believe they might not make the playoffs after going 5-0.
Giants (+2.5) over New York Jets – I think this is the most intriguing match-up this week. The Giants are coming off a brutal loss to the Skins, where they could have nearly locked up the division. Eli Manning has won his last two starts against the Jets and I think this trend continues. The Giants offensive line is going to need to step up against one of the best defensive lines in the league.
San Diego Chargers (+4.5) over Denver Broncos – The Broncos are coming off their biggest win of the year, after beating the undefeated Patriots. Brock Osweiler is the second quarterback since Mark Sanchez to beat the Patriots in just his second start. Everything says to bet the Broncos so I’m going the other way. Philip Rivers always plays the Broncos well, and I think he’d like to spoil their momentum.
Kansas City Chiefs (-3) over Oakland Raiders – The Chiefs are another team that has come out of their slump. During their five game winning streak, the Chiefs have looked like a legitimate contender. They’ve beaten good teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills. The Raiders are just 1-3 in their last 4 games and they don’t seem like the team that blew out the Chargers and Jets. 31-23 Chiefs.
Philadelphia Eagles (+10) over New England Patriots – No Gronk. No Edelman. No Dion Lewis. No Jamie Collins. I don’t know how Brady does it. 31-25 Patriots.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-4) over Indianapolis Colts – This line isn’t out yet, because of the unknown status of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers need this game bad, and I think Big Ben will end up starting. However, if Landry Jones gets the start then I think the Colts will win this game. Matt Hasselbeck is 4-0 as a starter and Colts are 3-0 ATS on the road. Waiting until Big Ben can go or not.
Dallas Cowboys (+4.5) over Washington Redskins – The Redskins somehow currently hold the lead for the NFC East. What’s even crazier is that the Cowboys still have a chance to win the division if they can run the table. Even if Dallas loses they should be able to keep this close. 27-23 Cowboys.
Last week: 9-7
Overall ATS: 90-84-2
Teaser Pick of the Week Overall: 6-6
Teaser Pick of the Week (10 points): Seattle Seahawks +10
Dallas Cowboys +17.5
New York Giants +12.5