NFL Week 12 Picks Against The Spread & Straight Up For 2020

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Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Sun 29 Nov
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LA Chargers Win +5.5 Point Spread
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Over 52.5 Game Totals
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The Los Angeles Chargers will travel across the country to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Chargers have been a big disappointment this year, but once again most of their losses have been heartbreakers in games they often led early on. They don’t often get beat by lopsided margins, and as such I love grabbing points with them as a sizable underdog. Despite being just 3-7, their point differential is only -13 for the year. Conversely, Buffalo’s is only +7 despite being 7-3, and I think they’re pretty overrated. The Bills are just 3-3 in their last six games, with two of those wins coming against the lowly Jets and Patriots. Justin Herbert has been playing at an elite level, and I think finally getting a win against the Jets this past week will have the Chargers headed in the right direction. The Chargers are going to cover this spread and I think they’ve got a good shot to win this one outright, as well.

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The play I like even more here, though, is the over. Both defenses are overrated, and this one has shootout written all over it. In the Bills’ past two games, there have been a total of 140 points scored. The Chargers quietly have one of the best offenses in the league at the moment, but they just allowed Joe Flacco to put up 28 points on them last week. There have been at least 50 total points in each of the Chargers’ last seven games, and at least 57 in six of those. Oddsmakers aren’t accounting for how good Herbert is, and with the weapons he has at his disposal like Keenan Allen (who had 16 catches last week) and Mike Williams, he should shred this Buffalo defense. Josh Allen should also have a lot of success with key Chargers defenders Casey Hayward, Melvin Ingram, and Uchenna Nwosu all picking up injuries last week.

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Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Sun 29 Nov
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TEN Titans Win +3.5 Point Spread
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Over 51.5 Game Totals
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The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans will be battling for first place in the AFC South when they square off in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon. It is true that the Titans did not play well at home just two weeks ago against the Colts, but momentum is back on their side following a huge overtime win at Baltimore this past weekend. Derrick Henry delivered his second consecutive 100-yard performance by marching for 133 yards against the Ravens, including the winning touchdown in overtime from 29 yards out. Needless to say, that was an impressive win over a Baltimore squad that had just thumped Indianapolis 24-10 during Week 9 action. Despite Tennessee’s Week 10 loss to Indy, Henry still went for 103 yards on just 19 carries (a 5.4 average) in that contest. In a matchup between two good teams–and division rivals–that are evenly matched on paper, I will gladly accept getting more than a field goal. The Titans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven on the road against opponents with winning home records and 6-2 ATS in their last eight on fieldturf. Indianapolis is 2-6 ATS in its last eight against the AFC. It is also worth noting that the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four head-to-head matchups. Take Tennessee and the points.

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Although Indianapolis boasts a stout rushing defense, it did not do much in the way of stopping Henry in the previous matchup. He is arguably the best back in football and has every reason to be productive again on Sunday. On the other side of the ball, Tennessee ranks 27th in passing defense and 30th in sacks. Philip Rivers won’t be under much pressure this weekend and will have a good chance of exceeding the 300-yard mark just as he did against the Titans earlier this month. A total of 51 points were scored in that showdown; at least that many can he posted this time around. The over is 17-5-1 in the Titans’ last 23 overall, 4-1 in their last five on the road, 6-0-1 in their last seven against the AFC, and 4-0 in their last four against the AFC South. It is also 5-1 in the Colts’ last six overall, 6-2 in their last eight against the AFC, and 4-0 in their last four against the AFC South. Look for this one to go over the total.

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Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Sun 29 Nov
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LV Raiders Win -3.0 Point Spread
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Under 55.5 Game Totals
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The Las Vegas Raiders suffered a narrow defeat to AFC West rivals Kansas City last week on Sunday Night Football, but they can bounce back when they take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Raiders are now 6-4 but have statistically played the hardest schedule of any team so far, and as a result have the easiest remaining schedule. Jon Gruden will know that doesn’t mean anything unless you go out and get the results, and with playoffs firmly within reach I expect his team to head to Atlanta fired up and motivated. The Raiders have put up 31 points or more in each of their last three games, and they have been lethal in both the pass and run game. Derek Carr has thrown just three interceptions all season, and he is complemented by a sturdy tandem backfield of Josh Jacobs and Devontae Booker. The Falcons looked woeful against the Saints last week, posting a measly 52 total rushing yards while Matt Ryan was picked off twice. Atlanta had been playing well prior to that performance, but there seems to be a clear difference in quality between this team and Vegas right now. I struggle to see how the Falcons keep this one within a field goal.

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This is a tough one to call, but with a total this high I’ve got to lean towards the under. As mentioned, Atlanta struggled greatly against New Orleans last week and I’m not sure its offense can tally the sort of figure required in this one. It’s worth noting that the Falcons have scored more than 25 points just once in their last seven games. Of course, the Raiders have been playing in a lot of shootouts recently–but I think oddsmakers have caught on and have started compensating for that. In fact, the O/U is 2-2 in Vegas’ last four, and its defense actually being able to practice this week should also help limit the number of points scored.

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New York Giants
New York Giants
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Sun 29 Nov
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NY Giants Win -5.5 Point Spread
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Under 43.0 Game Totals
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The New York Giants are firmly in the playoff hunt despite being 3-7 and they can bolster their hopes when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincy’s season was already written off, but having quarterback Joe Burrow go down with a season-ending knee injury will likely result in this team losing out. The Bengals had already suffered a stinging loss to the Steelers where their offense showed virtually nothing, and that continued with a woeful effort against Washington last week. Ryan Finley posted just 30 yards off 10 attempts after he came in for Burrow, and since losing Joe Mixon the Bengals’ run game has also been non-existent. The Giants, meanwhile, have been much improved–winning three of their last five and losing by more than a score only twice all season. Daniel Jones has been solid at quarterback, while Wayne Gallman has stepped up nicely out of the backfield. That’s bad news for a Bengals defense that is giving up five yards per carry this season–the second-most in the NFL. All things considered, I have no idea how Cincinnati will be able to score points in this one. The Giants’ offense hasn’t been spectacular, but even a modest performance should see them win this one by a touchdown. Go with New York.

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Although this is a pretty low number, you still have to go with the under. As mentioned, Cincinnati’s offense is in a tailspin right now, and even the biggest optimist will struggle to make a case for Finley and Samaje Perine putting points on the board. The Giants have also been lackluster in scoring, racking up over 23 points just twice all season. Furthermore, the under has cashed in four of New York’s last five. Expect a low-scoring game in Cincinnati.

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Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
New York Jets
New York Jets
Sun 29 Nov
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NY Jets Win +7.0 Point Spread
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Over 44.5 Game Totals
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The Miami Dolphins’ hopes of winning the AFC East were dealt a blow with defeat to the Broncos last week, and they bid to get things back on track when they take on the New York Jets. Miami stormed to an easy 24-0 victory when these teams faced off last month, but I expect it to have a much tougher game this time around. For starters, the Jets are finally looking like having all of their key offensive starters playing together (i.e. Darnold, Becton, Crowder, Mims, and Perriman). At least one or more of those have been absent all season, and it’s really affected the Jets’ offense. However, those three receivers have played in the last two games and the Jets have been much improved, scoring a combined 55 points. Both of those resulted in one-score defeats against the Patriots and the Chargers, and I think they can keep things close here even against a top-notch Dolphins defense. Despite winning five of its last six, Miami’s offense hasn’t been all that great and even resulted in Tua Tagovailoa being benched during that loss to Denver. A date with the Jets’ secondary should be just what he needs to get his confidence back, and although it will be a surprise if the ‘Fins don’t win outright I think the Jets keep this within a touchdown.

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This is a pretty conservative game total and I’ve got to roll with the over. I highlighted that the Jets’ offense has looked much better recently, with Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims in particular really starting to show up. Whether it’s Darnold or Flacco under center, I think those two receivers can give Miami’s elite secondary all they can handle–with Crowder ready to move the chains in the flat. New York’s secondary, meanwhile, does not feature a cornerback drafted higher than the fifth round, and it has shown in recent weeks. Last week Justin Herbert threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, while Patrick Mahomes posted 416 yards and five touchdowns at the start of the month. There have been plenty of points in the Jets’ last two games, and I’m leaning towards another one even with Miami’s lackluster offense.

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Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
Sun 29 Nov
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CAR Panthers Win +3.5 Point Spread
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Over 51.0 Game Totals
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Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak with a shutout of Detroit last week and now the Panthers go on the road looking to claim the scalp of another NFC North outfit. Despite being without Teddy Bridgewater, the Panthers still moved the ball well with DJ Moore quickly getting on the same page as stand-in QB PJ Walker. Bridgewater should return from injury on Sunday to face the team that picked him in the first round of the 2014 draft and will find his receiving core all in form — Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, and Moore each caught at least seven passes against the Lions.

That trio could carve up a defense that has given up the ninth-most passing yards and struggled to put Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton under pressure in the 31-28 Week 11 loss to the Cowboys. The Vikings threw that game away last week in a damaging blow to their playoffs hopes and have now failed to cover in three of five games when starting as the favorite. Their chances of covering in this game haven’t been helped by Adam Thielen potentially being ruled out with COVID, meaning Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson’s plates could be pretty full.

If Thielen is out, the Panthers have what it takes to keep this close against a Minnesota side who have lost four out of five at home this season.

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With two bad defenses on show and both offenses having some nice pieces, it is best to side with the over. Even without Christian McCaffrey for the majority of the season, the Panthers are still averaging a respectable 23 points per game and have seen two of their last three games go over.

Vikings’ games have gone over seven out of 10 times this season and even if Thielen is missing, Cook and Jefferson can provide the offense with enough weapons to put up a fair wedge of points. Minnesota have scored the eighth highest number of touchdowns this year and even with the Panthers defense shutting out the Lions last week, they don’t look to have the tools to keep the Vikings quiet all game.

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Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Sun 29 Nov
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CLE Browns Win -6.5 Point Spread
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Under 49.0 Game Totals
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Browns teams of old would have definitely fallen on their face in this trap game against the Jaguars, but this iteration of Cleveland are made of much sterner stuff. They had to battle the weather and the Philadelphia Eagles last week to move to 7-3 and are closing in on a first playoff berth in 18 years. Even with Baker Mayfield still blowing hot and cold, the Browns rushing attack has been enough to see them over the line and Sunday’s clash in Florida should be a case of rinse and repeat for the Cleveland running backs against the Jags.

Jacksonville have proved durable on defense, limiting Pittsburgh to 27 points in Week 11 as they slumped to a ninth straight loss. The bigger problems were on offense, where rookie quarterback Jake Luton looked out of his depth and it is no surprise to see him benched for this game. Rather than a return for ‘Minshew Mania’ though, Mike Glennon, who has a career record of 6-16, will get the start against the Browns. Glennon should lift the level of the Jags offense slightly but it is still tough to take the Jags to cover, which they’ve only managed four times this season. Even with Cleveland missing their two best defensive players in Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward, the Browns are still more than a touchdown better than Jacksonville.

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Both the Browns and Jaguars are 5-5 this season when it comes to going over the points line, with Cleveland going under the last three weeks straight. The weather has had a big say in the final score of those games and could play its part again on Sunday with rain forecast. The Browns’ preferred ground-and-pound approach doesn’t lend itself to high-scoring games and they shouldn’t have to air it out too often against Jacksonville, who look unlikely to get ahead.

The Jags are averaging a shade over 20 points per game this season, fifth-worst in the NFL, while Cleveland is hovering just shy of the 24 points mark. Throw the weather into the mix and the under is the big play in this game.

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Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Sun 29 Nov
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ARZ Cardinals Win -2.5 Point Spread
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Under 49.5 Game Totals
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It has been a bit of a role reversal for the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots heading into this Week 12 contest in New England. While the once-proud Patriots franchise is now struggling at 4-6 in its first season of the post-Tom Brady era, the Cardinals are in playoff contention at 6-4. Now it is Arizona that has an MVP candidate at quarterback. Kyler Murray probably isn’t going to pass Patrick Mahomes (or even Russell Wilson) in that race, but being a +1400 fourth choice certainly isn’t bad. In the past five games, Murray has thrown 11 touchdown passes compared to only two interceptions. His team’s two most recent victories have come against Seattle and Buffalo–clubs that will likely find themselves in the playoffs (in fact, the Bills are currently blowing away New England in the AFC East). For a brief moment it looked like the Patriots were turning things around, but a two-game winning streak ended with a terrible loss to Houston last weekend. They are also dead last in the NFL in yards per pass attempt allowed (8.7). Arizona is 9-3-2 ATS in its last 14 on the road and 7-2 ATS in its last nine against opponents with losing records. The Patriots are 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. Giving less than a field, you have to like the Cardinals.

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Murray is going to put up some impressive numbers in this one, but 49.5 is a big number for any game involving the Patriots. Only one of their last seven contests has exceeded 47 points in total. Their rushing defense is at least decent, but low-scoring affairs have more to do with the weakness of their own offense. Cam Newton has three more interceptions (seven) than touchdown passes (four) in 2020. Although he has done a fair amount of damage on the ground, any NFL defense can be effective when the opposition is one-dimensional. And it’s not like Arizona’s defense is that bad in the first place. It has surrendered only six scores on the ground, tied for the third-fewest in the league. The under is 7-3 in the Cardinals’ last 10 overall, 5-0 in their last five on the road, and 4-0 in their last four against opponents with losing records. It is also 5-2 in the Patriots’ last seven overall and 5-1 in their last six at home. Go with the under.

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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Sun 29 Nov
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DEN Broncos Win +6.0 Point Spread
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Under 43.5 Game Totals
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Taysom Hill will look to follow up on his promising first start at quarterback when the New Orleans Saints visit the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately for Saints fans, I don’t think he’ll have as much success here. After getting to play Atlanta’s defense at home, he’ll now be going on the road to play a much tougher unit. This Broncos’ defense is better than a lot of people realize, and they made Tua Tagovailoa look so bad last week that Brian Flores benched him midway through the game. Drew Lock finally made some strides last week, and although I doubt he lights it up here he should be competent enough to help cover this inflated spread. Jerry Jeudy has shown plenty of flashes, and with Noah Fant, Tim Patrick (who had 119 yards last week), and K.J. Hamler at his disposal, he quietly has some solid weapons. Denver is a really tough place for visitors to play with the altitude, and there’s a little bit of value in this number. I’m betting it small, though.

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The play here that I really like is the under. As I just detailed above, I think Hill is going to struggle–especially now that teams have a week of film to see what Sean Payton’s game-plan with him is. The Falcons were essentially going in blind last week. Justin Simmons is one of the league’s best safeties, A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan are both healthy now at corner, and they still have a ferocious pass-rush that sacked Tagovailoa six times. Vic Fangio is a defensive genius and should be able to scheme well against Hill. On the flip side, the Saints’ defense is playing better than any other in the league right now and they just held the Falcons to nine points last week. In their two games prior to that effort, they gave up only 13 to the 49ers and three to the Bucs.

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Sun 29 Nov
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SF 49ers Win +6.5 Point Spread
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Under 45.0 Game Totals
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The San Francisco 49ers’ season has been all but curtailed due to a catalog of injuries, but I think they can at least keep things respectable when they take on the Los Angeles Rams. Let’s not forget that the 49ers won 24-16 when these teams met earlier this season, and have had an extra week to prepare following their bye week. San Fran will also be boosted by the news of Richard Sherman and Deebo Samuel returning to practice, among others. As hot as the Rams looked against the Buccaneers on Monday night, they still only won that game by three points, and their backfield trio was unable to get any sort of run game going. Given the 49ers have allowed the sixth-fewest yards per carry this season, and a longest run of just 25 yards, it will likely be up to Jared Goff to guide the Rams offense to victory. In among his brilliance with Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods were a few shaky passes, and the potential return of Sherman could see those mistakes punished. Sure, the Niners will likely struggle against Los Angeles’ elite defense as well, but I think they will have enough to keep this one within a touchdown.

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A lot of the points I mentioned above are also why I think the under is the way to go in this one. The 49ers should be able to take care of the Rams’ rushing offense, and cornerbacks K’Waun Williams and Richard Sherman can cause Jared Goff all sorts of problems in the passing game. Goff completed just 50 percent of his passes for 198 yards when these two teams faced off last month. The Rams defense speaks for itself and has allowed more than 24 points just once this season (two of Miami’s touchdowns came on defense and special teams in that 28-17 loss). It’s hard to see an offense led by Nick Mullens cracking that figure. Go with the under.

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Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sun 29 Nov
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KC Chiefs Win -3.5 Point Spread
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Under 56.0 Game Totals
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped to 7-4 with defeat to the Rams on Monday Night Football last week, and they could be in for another tough time when they host the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite their record, the Bucs have been very inconsistent this year with quarterback Tom Brady not quite looking like his old self. Tampa was embarrassed at home against New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, and just prior to that they went down to the wire against a 3-7 Giants team. They may be able to get away with it against weaker teams, but not against the Chiefs. Kansas City improved to 8-1 with a victory against Las Vegas, and their scoring lately has been out of this world — averaging 36.5 points in their last four games. While the Bucs boast a mean defense, they were somewhat found out against the Rams as Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods carved them apart inside the slot, combining for an insane 275 yards off 23 receptions. Now they face another uphill battle with Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to contend with. That said, I’d feel a lot better about this pick if the Chiefs were just a 3-point favorite, so it’s just a lean for now.

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Despite saying how hot the Chiefs offense has been, I think you still have to go with the under on this one. First off, this is a huge total to cover, and it could easily be a shootout and still not go over. In addition, the Buccaneers do still have one of the best defenses in the NFL, and I expect them to be looking to make a statement after getting torched by Jared Goff last week. Granted, Kansas City has given up 31 points in its last two games, but they have allowed the sixth-fewest passing yards per attempt this season, and Brady had an absolute howler against the Rams last week. Lean towards the under in this one.

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Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Sun 29 Nov
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CHI Bears Win +9.5 Point Spread
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Under 44.5 Game Totals
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NFC North action here on Sunday Night Football here as the Chicago Bears visit the Green Bay Packers. If the Packers can win this one, they’ll have a three-game lead in the division with only five left to play. While I think they’ll win, there is some value in this line on Chicago. Mitchell Trubisky will make his return to the lineup in place of Nick Foles, and I think the offense will get a boost of energy from his presence. At the very least, his scrambling ability will help open up an otherwise stagnant offense. Remember, the Bears did win their first two games of the season when Trubisky played the whole game. The Packers aren’t quite as good as their record suggests, and only one of their seven wins have come against a team that isn’t below .500. Chicago’s defense has been one of the best in the league throughout all the tumult, and there’s no way you could lay this many points with a total this low.

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Speaking of that Chicago defense, the under also makes some sense here. The Bears’ pass defense is still elite, as they’re allowing only 61.1 percent of passes to be completed against them, the second-best mark in the league. Khalil Mack can make any quarterback’s life miserable, and he often seems to play his best when going up against Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay’s offense has quietly pulled back a bit across the board after their red-hot start. Obviously Trubisky is far from guaranteed to have success, and the Bears have topped 17 points only once in their last four games. Perhaps not surprisingly, the under is 6-1 in their last seven games. This is also a division rivalry game in primetime, so it should be very physical and hard-fought.

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New England Patriots Arizona Cardinals
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ARZ Cardinals @ NE Patriots

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Minnesota Vikings Carolina Panthers
CAR Panthers Win, Money Line
CAR Panthers @ MIN Vikings

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Cincinnati Bengals New York Giants
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NY Giants @ CIN Bengals

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Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Chargers
BUF Bills Win, Money Line
LA Chargers @ BUF Bills

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Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans
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TEN Titans @ IND Colts

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Atlanta Falcons Las Vegas Raiders
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LV Raiders @ ATL Falcons

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Philadelphia Eagles Seattle Seahawks
SEA Seahawks Win, Money Line
SEA Seahawks @ PHI Eagles

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Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Chargers
LA Chargers Win +5.5, Point Spread
LA Chargers @ BUF Bills

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The Los Angeles Chargers will travel across the country to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Chargers have been a big disappointment this year, but once again most of their losses have been heartbreakers in games they often led early on. They don’t often get beat by lopsided margins, and as such I love grabbing points with them as a sizable underdog. Despite being just 3-7, their point differential is only -13 for the year. Conversely, Buffalo’s is only +7 despite being 7-3, and I think they’re pretty overrated. The Bills are just 3-3 in their last six games, with two of those wins coming against the lowly Jets and Patriots. Justin Herbert has been playing at an elite level, and I think finally getting a win against the Jets this past week will have the Chargers headed in the right direction. The Chargers are going to cover this spread and I think they’ve got a good shot to win this one outright, as well.

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Cincinnati Bengals New York Giants
NY Giants Win, Money Line
NY Giants @ CIN Bengals

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Minnesota Vikings Carolina Panthers
CAR Panthers Win +3.5, Point Spread
CAR Panthers @ MIN Vikings

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Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak with a shutout of Detroit last week and now the Panthers go on the road looking to claim the scalp of another NFC North outfit. Despite being without Teddy Bridgewater, the Panthers still moved the ball well with DJ Moore quickly getting on the same page as stand-in QB PJ Walker. Bridgewater should return from injury on Sunday to face the team that picked him in the first round of the 2014 draft and will find his receiving core all in form — Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, and Moore each caught at least seven passes against the Lions.

That trio could carve up a defense that has given up the ninth-most passing yards and struggled to put Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton under pressure in the 31-28 Week 11 loss to the Cowboys. The Vikings threw that game away last week in a damaging blow to their playoffs hopes and have now failed to cover in three of five games when starting as the favorite. Their chances of covering in this game haven’t been helped by Adam Thielen potentially being ruled out with COVID, meaning Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson’s plates could be pretty full.

If Thielen is out, the Panthers have what it takes to keep this close against a Minnesota side who have lost four out of five at home this season.

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New England Patriots Arizona Cardinals
ARZ Cardinals Win, Money Line
ARZ Cardinals @ NE Patriots

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New York Jets Miami Dolphins
NY Jets Win +7.0, Point Spread
MIA Dolphins @ NY Jets

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The Miami Dolphins’ hopes of winning the AFC East were dealt a blow with defeat to the Broncos last week, and they bid to get things back on track when they take on the New York Jets. Miami stormed to an easy 24-0 victory when these teams faced off last month, but I expect it to have a much tougher game this time around. For starters, the Jets are finally looking like having all of their key offensive starters playing together (i.e. Darnold, Becton, Crowder, Mims, and Perriman). At least one or more of those have been absent all season, and it’s really affected the Jets’ offense. However, those three receivers have played in the last two games and the Jets have been much improved, scoring a combined 55 points. Both of those resulted in one-score defeats against the Patriots and the Chargers, and I think they can keep things close here even against a top-notch Dolphins defense. Despite winning five of its last six, Miami’s offense hasn’t been all that great and even resulted in Tua Tagovailoa being benched during that loss to Denver. A date with the Jets’ secondary should be just what he needs to get his confidence back, and although it will be a surprise if the ‘Fins don’t win outright I think the Jets keep this within a touchdown.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Cleveland Browns
CLE Browns Win, Money Line
CLE Browns @ JAX Jaguars

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Las Vegas Raiders Kansas City Chiefs
KC Chiefs Win, Money Line
KC Chiefs @ LV Raiders

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Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Chargers
LA Chargers Win +5.5, Point Spread
LA Chargers @ BUF Bills

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The Los Angeles Chargers will travel across the country to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Chargers have been a big disappointment this year, but once again most of their losses have been heartbreakers in games they often led early on. They don’t often get beat by lopsided margins, and as such I love grabbing points with them as a sizable underdog. Despite being just 3-7, their point differential is only -13 for the year. Conversely, Buffalo’s is only +7 despite being 7-3, and I think they’re pretty overrated. The Bills are just 3-3 in their last six games, with two of those wins coming against the lowly Jets and Patriots. Justin Herbert has been playing at an elite level, and I think finally getting a win against the Jets this past week will have the Chargers headed in the right direction. The Chargers are going to cover this spread and I think they’ve got a good shot to win this one outright, as well.

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New York Jets Miami Dolphins
NY Jets Win +7.0, Point Spread
MIA Dolphins @ NY Jets

Pick Reasoning

The Miami Dolphins’ hopes of winning the AFC East were dealt a blow with defeat to the Broncos last week, and they bid to get things back on track when they take on the New York Jets. Miami stormed to an easy 24-0 victory when these teams faced off last month, but I expect it to have a much tougher game this time around. For starters, the Jets are finally looking like having all of their key offensive starters playing together (i.e. Darnold, Becton, Crowder, Mims, and Perriman). At least one or more of those have been absent all season, and it’s really affected the Jets’ offense. However, those three receivers have played in the last two games and the Jets have been much improved, scoring a combined 55 points. Both of those resulted in one-score defeats against the Patriots and the Chargers, and I think they can keep things close here even against a top-notch Dolphins defense. Despite winning five of its last six, Miami’s offense hasn’t been all that great and even resulted in Tua Tagovailoa being benched during that loss to Denver. A date with the Jets’ secondary should be just what he needs to get his confidence back, and although it will be a surprise if the ‘Fins don’t win outright I think the Jets keep this within a touchdown.

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Minnesota Vikings Carolina Panthers
CAR Panthers Win +3.5, Point Spread
CAR Panthers @ MIN Vikings

Pick Reasoning

Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak with a shutout of Detroit last week and now the Panthers go on the road looking to claim the scalp of another NFC North outfit. Despite being without Teddy Bridgewater, the Panthers still moved the ball well with DJ Moore quickly getting on the same page as stand-in QB PJ Walker. Bridgewater should return from injury on Sunday to face the team that picked him in the first round of the 2014 draft and will find his receiving core all in form — Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, and Moore each caught at least seven passes against the Lions.

That trio could carve up a defense that has given up the ninth-most passing yards and struggled to put Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton under pressure in the 31-28 Week 11 loss to the Cowboys. The Vikings threw that game away last week in a damaging blow to their playoffs hopes and have now failed to cover in three of five games when starting as the favorite. Their chances of covering in this game haven’t been helped by Adam Thielen potentially being ruled out with COVID, meaning Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson’s plates could be pretty full.

If Thielen is out, the Panthers have what it takes to keep this close against a Minnesota side who have lost four out of five at home this season.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Ravens
PIT Steelers Win -5.0, Point Spread
BAL Ravens @ PIT Steelers

Pick Reasoning

Note: This preview was written prior to Lamar Jackson testing positive for COVID-19. It will be updated once we have further clarity on the status of the game, and when oddsmakers reopen lines.

Sadly the Thanksgiving feast between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers was postponed from Thursday Night Football to Sunday, but hey, at least it’s still likely to go ahead at all this week! The Ravens have been dogged by coronavirus issues and are already going to be without running backs JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram. As if Baltimore didn’t already have enough problems! Since starting the season 5-1, this team is 1-3 in its past four outings–a stretch that includes a loss to none other than Pittsburgh. The Steelers, on the other hand, have just kept rolling. They improved to 10-0 with this past week’s 27-3 drubbing of Jacksonville, marking their third blowout of at least 24 points in the last six contests. Even if the Ravens were 100 percent, Pittsburgh would still have a good chance of covering this alarmingly small spread. Baltimore is 1-4 ATS in its last five overall, 1-4 ATS in its last five against opponents with winning records, and 1-8 ATS in its last nine following a loss. The Steelers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight overall, 4-0 ATS in their last four at home, and 6-0 ATS in their last six against the AFC. Go with Pittsburgh and do so with confidence.

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Cincinnati Bengals New York Giants
NY Giants Win -5.5, Point Spread
NY Giants @ CIN Bengals

Pick Reasoning

The New York Giants are firmly in the playoff hunt despite being 3-7 and they can bolster their hopes when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincy’s season was already written off, but having quarterback Joe Burrow go down with a season-ending knee injury will likely result in this team losing out. The Bengals had already suffered a stinging loss to the Steelers where their offense showed virtually nothing, and that continued with a woeful effort against Washington last week. Ryan Finley posted just 30 yards off 10 attempts after he came in for Burrow, and since losing Joe Mixon the Bengals’ run game has also been non-existent. The Giants, meanwhile, have been much improved–winning three of their last five and losing by more than a score only twice all season. Daniel Jones has been solid at quarterback, while Wayne Gallman has stepped up nicely out of the backfield. That’s bad news for a Bengals defense that is giving up five yards per carry this season–the second-most in the NFL. All things considered, I have no idea how Cincinnati will be able to score points in this one. The Giants’ offense hasn’t been spectacular, but even a modest performance should see them win this one by a touchdown. Go with New York.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Cleveland Browns
CLE Browns Win -6.5, Point Spread
CLE Browns @ JAX Jaguars

Pick Reasoning

Browns teams of old would have definitely fallen on their face in this trap game against the Jaguars, but this iteration of Cleveland are made of much sterner stuff. They had to battle the weather and the Philadelphia Eagles last week to move to 7-3 and are closing in on a first playoff berth in 18 years. Even with Baker Mayfield still blowing hot and cold, the Browns rushing attack has been enough to see them over the line and Sunday’s clash in Florida should be a case of rinse and repeat for the Cleveland running backs against the Jags.

Jacksonville have proved durable on defense, limiting Pittsburgh to 27 points in Week 11 as they slumped to a ninth straight loss. The bigger problems were on offense, where rookie quarterback Jake Luton looked out of his depth and it is no surprise to see him benched for this game. Rather than a return for ‘Minshew Mania’ though, Mike Glennon, who has a career record of 6-16, will get the start against the Browns. Glennon should lift the level of the Jags offense slightly but it is still tough to take the Jags to cover, which they’ve only managed four times this season. Even with Cleveland missing their two best defensive players in Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward, the Browns are still more than a touchdown better than Jacksonville.

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NFL Week 12 Picks Against The Spread & Straight Up For 2020

The home of our free NFL Picks and Predictions for week 12 of the 2020-21 NFL season.

Our expert NFL handicappers, research the entire NFL Week 12 schedule to bring you the best week 12 NFL picks, predictions, and best bets.

A full slate of matches in week 12, with no teams on a bye week, we have 16 matches, including three as per tradition on Thanksgiving Day.
This page contains all things week 12, including the NFL week 12 spreads, betting lines, moneyline odds, and our week 12 NFL picks and predictions.

Our expert NFL handicappers research, analyze, and preview every game to find you the best free Picks and NFL Betting lines for week 12.

NFL Week 12 Schedule –  NFL Games Week 12

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day)

12:30 p.m. ET – Houston Texans at Detroit Lions

4:30 p.m. ET – Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys

8:20 p.m. ET – Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday, Nov. 29

1 p.m. ET – Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons

1 p.m. ET – Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills

1 p.m. ET – New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals

1 p.m. ET – Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

1 p.m. ET – Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars

1 p.m. ET – Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings

1 p.m. ET – Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots

4:05 p.m. ET – Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

4:05 p.m. ET – New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos

4:05 p.m. ET – San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

4:25 p.m. ET – Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8:20 p.m. ET – Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Monday, Nov. 30

8.15 p.m. ET – Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night Football)

NFL Odds Week 12

Our experts look at all of the Week 12 schedule along with the NFL Week 11 odds, to find the best Week 11 NFL picks.

There are many different betting markets to choose from when wagering on a match, and while our main focus here is on the three most popular markets among NFL bettors – Moneyline, Against the Spreads, and Points Totals, be sure to check out our NFL Parlays and NFL Prop Bets for our best alternative NFL Week 12 predictions.

NFL Week 12 Spreads and Moneyline Favorites

The emboldened team denoted the favorite, with the points they are favored by against the spread also shown.

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day)

12:30 p.m. ET – Houston Texans -2 at Detroit Lions

4:30 p.m. ET – Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys -2.5

8:20 p.m. ET – Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers -3

Sunday, Nov. 29

1 p.m. ET – Las Vegas Raiders -1.5 at Atlanta Falcons

1 p.m. ET – Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills -5.5

1 p.m. ET – New York Giants -5 at Cincinnati Bengals

1 p.m. ET – Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts -3.5

1 p.m. ET – Cleveland Browns -6.5 at Jacksonville Jaguars

1 p.m. ET – Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings -4.5

1 p.m. ET – Arizona Cardinals -2.5 at New England Patriots

4:05 p.m. ET – Miami Dolphins -6.5 at New York Jets

4:05 p.m. ET – New Orleans Saints -6 at Denver Broncos

4:05 p.m. ET – San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

4:25 p.m. ET – Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8:20 p.m. ET – Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers -8

Monday, Nov. 30

8.15 p.m. ET – Seattle Seahawks -5.5  at Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night Football)

Over-under NFL Week 12 Betting Lines

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day)

12:30 p.m. ET – Houston Texans at Detroit Lions O/U 51

4:30 p.m. ET – Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys O/U 48

8:20 p.m. ET – Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers O/U 46

Sunday, Nov. 29

1 p.m. ET – Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons O/U 53.5

1 p.m. ET – Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills O/U 53.5

1 p.m. ET – New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals O/U 43.5

1 p.m. ET – Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts O/U 50.5

1 p.m. ET – Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars O/U 46.5

1 p.m. ET – Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings O/U 50.5

1 p.m. ET – Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots O/U 48.5

4:05 p.m. ET – Miami Dolphins at New York Jets O/U 46.0

4:05 p.m. ET – New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos O/U 45.5

4:05 p.m. ET – San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams N/A

4:25 p.m. ET – Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers N/A

8:20 p.m. ET – Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers N/A

Monday, Nov. 30

8.15 p.m. ET – Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles O/U 52

Key Week 12 NFL Matchups To Watch

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers -3, O/U 46

Thanksgiving Day games always have an extra special feel to them, a day of thanks, food, and football, and what a clash this looks to be between the two AFC North Powerhouses.

The Steelers are the NFL’s only remaining undefeated team, a perfect 10-0 record heading into what looks to be their toughest test yet. The Ravens/Steelers rivalry is steeped in history and always a physical, hard-fought game and one in which usually goes right down to the wire, with 8 of the last 10 meetings being decided by one score. The Ravens haven’t soared to the heights of last season and arrive here having lost 3 of their last 4, included to the Steelers back in Week 8. As such, Pittsburgh arrives here four games ahead of Baltimore in the AFC North and three ahead of the Cleveland Browns and will look to keep both at arm’s length with an 11th win this season.

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