We are back with some more great NFL bets! Last week was a bit rough, but a solid Thanksgiving kept us with a respectable 12-10-1 for the month of November. Let’s see if we can start kick off December by going a perfect 6-0. Here are five of the best bets for this week’s Week 13 NFL action. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Friday evening.
The Best Bets for NFL Week 13
Jaguars at Lions: Lions -1 (-105)
This is a matchup of two teams who are both trending in the right direction. The Jags have won two out of their last three and are coming off a win against a good Ravens team. They would be the pick here, if not for the fact that the Lions are feeling it right now.
Detroit has won three out of the last five, with two close losses to Buffalo and Miami. They look really good. Add in the fact that they are playing at home, getting Jameson Williams for the first time all season, and only laying point, and this is a no-brainer.
Packers at Bears: Bears Moneyline (+155)
Despite some injury concerns for both teams, it does look like we will see Aaron Rodgers taking on Justin Fields this Sunday. Who does that benefit more? It is hard to say. Getting Rodgers back should be massive, but after last week’s game, folks might be ready to turn the page.
The Bears clearly missed Justin Fields against the Jets last week. Before the injury, they seemed to be on the cusp of finally breaking their losing streak. The return of Fields should be a huge boost in a surprisingly winnable contest. Rodgers and the Packers seem headed for a divorce, and their season looks like it is just about over. I think the Bears drive the final nail into the coffin this week.
Dolphins at 49ers: Dolphins Moneyline (+165)
Here we get the return of Mike McDaniel to San Francisco. This is a great matchup between two good teams that both play similar styles of football. For that reason, the four-point spread is a bit surprising. However, that leaves an opportunity to make some money.
When you have two head coaches who are super familiar with one another, it presents unique challenges. Both coaches will have to make a lot of adjustments to not be too predictable. Right now, I don’t think there is any coach in the league scheming better than McDaniel. For this reason, I would lean Miami in a tight one. Add in the value and you have to take it.
Seahawks at Rams: Seahawks -7 (-110)
The Seahawks need a rebound game desperately. They just dropped their second straight game, this time to the lowly Raiders. Seattle could soon be in danger of falling out of the NFC West title hunt. They need to get right in a hurry.
Enter the Rams. They have lost five straight and are now without Matthew Stafford. This team looks like it is falling apart as we speak. Expect the Rams to get thumped again while the Seahawks get back on track. Take Seattle, despite having to lay seven points.
Chargers at Raiders: OVER 50 (-110)
Given what we have seen from both of these teams, I don’t feel comfortable picking a winner at all. The Raiders have looked solid as of late. However, the Chargers haven’t looked bad, either. Also, they are still the better team on paper. Then again, they are still the Chargers and Brandon Staley has a knack for finding ways to lose.
Here is what we do know for sure: the Raiders have figured some stuff out offensively. Guys are starting to buy in, and Derek Carr is beginning to look comfortable in that offense. The Chargers are very ‘meh’ defensively, but Justin Herbert should pick apart the Raiders’ abysmal defense. I think whoever wins this game is going to need at least 30 to do so. Take the over.
NFL Week 13 Best Bets Bonus Pick
Colts at Cowboys: Colts +10.5 (-110)
As we have established before, it is hard to win by double digits in this league. The Cowboys are on a roll right now, but the Colts are not a pushover. The Jeff Saturday era has not had nearly as bad of a start as we expected.
The Colts are still a tough team that plays great defense. The Cowboys will most likely win this game, make no mistake. Nevertheless, it will be more like a 24-13 game or something like that. The Colts will cover.
NFL Best Bets Week 13 Recap:
- Lions (-1)
- Bears ML
- Dolphins ML
- Seahawks (-7)
- Chargers vs. Raiders (o50)
- Colts (+10)