Top Five Best Week 14 NFL Bets
2015-12-11 11:00:00 EDT
With only four games left in the regular season, the time we have to bet on football this year is drawing to a close. If there were sad emojis on my keyboard, I’d insert one here. If last night’s wild finish in Glendale is any indication, we’re in for some good games this weekend. Below, you’ll find my top five best bets of Week 14 in the NFL.
Even after last week’s tough loss, the Giants are in a good place in the NFC East right now thanks to Dallas’s win over Washington on Monday night. I don’t think Eli Manning and Co. will let this opportunity go to waste. I look for OBJ to have a big game and for JPP (could this team have more initials?) and his defense to stop Ryan Tannehill’s offense. They’ll get it done by at least a field goal at SunLife.
This is, admittedly, a lot of points in an NFL game. That said, these two teams couldn’t be traveling in two more different directions right now. The Chiefs are trending ever-upward and the Bolts are on the worst downward slide they’ve had in years. I look for Alex Smith and Co. to once again pummel their division rivals like they did a few weeks ago, when the final score was 33-3.
Both of these teams are coming-off wins and the Jets are currently sitting at the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff picture. They need this win badly. I think they’ll get it, but not by as much as the oddsmakers think. Marcus Mariota and Co. have only lost one of their last five games by more than six points. I don’t see it happening again on Sunday.
After nearly losing to the New Orleans Saints in Week 13, I expect this Carolina team to be fired-up and ready to go at home against a faltering Atlanta squad. Luke Kuechly’s defense isn’t one you want to play if you’re as turnover prone as Matt Ryan and Co. have been of late. I think the Panthers win by 10 in front of their citemd in Charlotte.
I know I’m taking a lot of favored teams on the road this week, but I don’t see this one going well for the Ravens. The Seahawks are peaking at exactly the right time and after what they did to the Vikings last weekend, I think they’ll slaughter this beat-up Baltimore team. Look for at least a two touchdown win.