If you read my recap article from last week, you know that I am 10-1 in my last 11 NFL picks on DeadHitSports.com – so I am going to brag about it as much as I possibly can. We’re on a roll, baby. This week’s slate of football betting options are also intriguing. So let’s see what kind of damage I can help you inflict on unsuspecting friends and gaming sites with my Week 13 NFL picks.
Editors Note: Check also our NFL Week 13 Preview by DS Williamson
Week 13 NFL Picks
Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5) at Cincinnati Bengals
I said recently that the Bengals are done and that Marvin Lewis should be fired. But, this team still fought valiantly despite injuries last week in Baltimore. They had a chance to tie late in the game, so the competitive play is still there. Now Cincy is at home and an underdog to the Eagles and a rookie QB? Whaaaat? I know that Andy Dalton isn’t Tom Brady, but come on! This line seems a little silly, particularly when the Eagles are coming off a short week and a loss. Even without A.J. Green, the Bengals can play better. Give me the home dogs..err…I mean the home cats in this case.
Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers (-4.5)
The Green Bay Packers have no margin for error and the Texans do, albeit slightly. That’s what it comes down to for me in this matchup. Brock Osweiler is in the bottom third of ranked QBs, while Aaron Rodgers is coming off his best start of the season. Sure, the Pack will give up a lot of points and yards, but they’re at home in a must-win December game against a warm weather team (without J.J. Watt). Give me the cheeseheads to cover.
Denver Broncos (-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags covered for us last week in Buffalo but this is a different week. Denver is wounded and angry, and we love that in the football betting game. Trevor Siemian did enough to beat the Chiefs last week and it was his defense and special teams that let him down. Right now, the champs are on the outside of the playoff picture and that can’t be sitting well with the likes of Von Miller, Aquib Talib and TJ Ward. Blake Bortles always looks like a deer caught in the headlights. Lay the points and take Denver on the road.
Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens (-3.5)
The Fins are in the playoff picture after six straight wins, while the Ravens are atop the AFC North division. But here’s the thing: both of these teams have plenty of flaws and probably won’t contend for a title. The Ravens have fallen flat whenever they have played an elite team. While Miami isn’t elite, they’re better than Cincy, who the Ravens hung on to beat last week. Give me the points in what will be a very competitive, one-possession affair. Take the Dolphins and the points.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.