NFL’s Week 13 Picks

NFL Week 13 picks

By Tom Matthews

*Confidence scale picked for each game is from 1-10*

Saints @ Falcons (+3)

Falcons will come back and play much better than they did against the Saints 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, not well enough to take the W.

Saints win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (8)

Spread Confidence (7)

Lions @ Bears (-3)

Darrell Bevell, Lions interim head coach and offensive coordinator, will be motivated to prove his worth. The Bears’ defense will hold Stafford and company on a few drives, but as usual the offense will fail them.

Lions win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (7)

Spread Confidence (7)

Colts @ Texans (+3)

The Texans overall team has been improving on a weekly basis. They will once again prove that at home this Sunday. Colts defense will make a few moves, but will overall struggle to contain Watson and company. Texans defense has been looking better each week and they will shake up Rivers’ game plan. This might be a surprise turnout for many.

Texans win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (6)

Spread Confidence (7)

Bengals @ Dolphins (-10.5)

Bengals put up a fight against the Giants and were less than a field goal away from victory. If the Giants can hold off the Bengals without their starting quarterback, then, Bengals will struggle badly against the Dolphins, who are fighting for a wild card spot to show their worth.

Dolphins win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (9)

Spread Confidence (6)

Jaguars @ Vikings (-10.5)

This will be similar game as the Jaguars Browns game. Though the score will not be as close, it will be within 10 points. With the Vikings’ strong running game and play action, they will perform slightly better than the Jaguars.

Vikings win but will not cover the spread

Win Confidence (9)

Spread Confidence (8)

Raiders @ Jets (+8)

Carr was pressured and Raiders took an embarrassing loss from the Falcons last week. This unfortunately means the Jets are going to pay the price. Gruden will not go back to back weeks with losses from teams with losing records.

Raiders will win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (9)

Spread Confidence (7)

Browns @ Titans (-5)

Both teams are fighting to keep their wild card spots. Both will run the ball a lot and try to feed off play action passes. I simply have more confidence in the Titans shutting down the run game first and making Baker miss throws.

Titans win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (7)

Spread Confidence (6)

Rams @ Cardinals (+3)

This will be an interesting game. Both teams are coming off unexpected losses to teams with worse records than they do. I believe McVay will bounce back a little better than Kingsbury making them one step closer to the number 5 seed for the playoffs.

Rams win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (6)

Spread Confidence (4)

Giants @ Seahawks (-10)

Giants will put up a good fight even without Daniel Jones. But, the Seahawks are just too good. Seahawks had some defensive struggles in the first half of the year. They have made adjustments and their defense have stepped up its game big time.

Seahawks win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (9)

Spread Confidence (5)

Eagles @ Packers (-8.5)

Aaron Rodgers played MVP level football against the Bears last week, and will prove his worth one more time this week against the Eagles. The Eagles offense is not stable enough to keep getting the best of the Packers defense for 4 quarters.

Packers win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (9)

Spread Confidence (8)

Patriots @ Chargers (-1.5)

Patriots did not look like they were going to make the playoffs 4 weeks ago. Now, they are two games away from a wild card spot. Although they won against the Cardinals last week, it was a sloppy win and Belichick will come back stronger this week. He is also too good against rookie QBs

Patriots win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (7)

Spread Confidence (7)

Broncos @ Chiefs (-13.5)

Last time these two teams played the score was 43-16. This week the Broncos QB will come back after being out for a week due to Covid protocol and play in Kansas City and hope for a win. This is too big of a mismatch.

Chiefs win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (9)

Spread Confidence (8)

Washington Football team @ Steelers (-7)

If the Steelers didn’t have such a horrible game last week against the Ravens, I would have picked the Washington Football Team to beat the Steelers this week. Yes, you read that right. Tomlin was very upset with the Steelers’ performance last week and therefore will make sure his team comes to play this week. With Washington being better than the Ravens’ backup team last week, they will have the game within one possession and cover the spread. Unfortunately, for Washington, the Steelers will still pull away in the 4th quarter.

Steelers win but won’t cover the spread

Win Confidence (8)

Spread Confidence (5)

Bills @ 49ers (-1)

This is a hard pick. Bills have less to lose in this game. They are currently winning the division and worst case will make wild card this year. The 49ers on the other hand need every win they can get to make wild card. With the 49ers great running game and the Bills’ not having the best run defense, the 49ers will win time of possession and successfully keep Josh Allen on the sidelines.

49ers win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (5)

Spread Confidence (5)

Cowboys @ Ravens (-7.5)

Ravens will bounce back. Lamar and Ingram will come back strong this week and play well against Dallas at home. Dallas had a surprise win against the Vikings two weeks ago putting them 1-5 in the last 6 games. Dallas followed the Vikings win with an embarrassing loss to Washington. They will lose two ways this week. They will get beat by the Ravens and they will at times beat themselves.

Ravens win and cover the spread

Win Confidence (9)

Spread Confidence (8)

All spreads are pulled from Fox bet app

All the bets/ picks are for entertainment purposes only

Week 12 results

Win/ Loss: 12-4

Against the spread: 10-6

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