Week 13 NFL Odds: Point Spreads & Predictions

Week 12 of the NFL season is in the books and we are starting to get a more concrete playoff picture.  Currently the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints, and Rams are projected as division winners, receiving the top seeds in the playoffs. No team has officially captured a playoff berth, but it would take a major collapse for these teams to miss out on the postseason completely.

The Wild Card is still very much up for grabs.  If the season ended today, here would be the Wild Card pairing for each conference:

AFC

NFC

With that said, there are still a lot of teams in the hunt. The Colts, Seahawks, and Panthers all have six wins and could easily slide into a Wild Card slot by finishing with a better record and any of the current seeds. Notably, the Ravens, Redskins, Vikings, and Cowboys are vulnerable.

Last week was a bit of a bounce back week for sportsbooks, with the public taking a hit on some of their favorite bets of the week. Notable upsets against the spread (in some cases straight up), included the Browns over the Bengals, the Bills over the Jags, the Seahawks over the Panthers, and the Broncos over the Steelers. Now let’s see what the oddsmakers have on tap for this week.

Week 13 NFL Betting Lines & Free Picks Against the Spread

The lines are posted for almost every NFL match up this week. The lone exception is the Bears at the Giants. Chicago still hasn’t announced their starting QB for the game. Mitch Trubisky is still recovering from a shoulder injury in Week 11. You would still have to assume the Bears will be favored in the game, but they’ll be slightly bigger favorites if Trubisky is cleared to play.

Week 13 kicks off with a Thursday Night game between the Saints and Cowboys in a crucial spot for Dallas and their playoff hopes. The Saints have been cruising through their competition of late, but don’t be surprised if the Cowboys come out with a bit of urgency and passion at home in this spot.

The odds are showing some big favorites this week, including a 4-6-1 Packers team listed as 14.5 point favorites over the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are currently the second-worst team in the league in terms of scoring margin. Their average game is a 12.5 point loss (only the Raiders at 12.7 are worse), so it is not surprising that the Packers are big favorites at home here as Green Bay has a +9 scoring margin at home in 2018. The Chiefs are also bigger than two touchdown favorites on the road against probably the worst team in the league in the Oakland Raiders. Teams are rarely more than 14 point underdogs at home in the NFL (it’s happened just 15 times since 1989) and those teams are just 5-9-1 against the spread, including a 1-4 ATS mark when that team has 2 or less wins this late in the season.

Monday Night Football features a very important NFC East matchup between Washington and Philadelphia. The defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles are projected to miss the playoffs right now, but a win here drastically improves their chances to earn a Wild Card spot.

For free picks on this weeks games you can find our expert’s predictions here. Each game also comes with a free betting preview and pick on the game from one of our staff writers. Lines are current as of this posting, but if you need more current NFL odds you can click here and compare options at several top online books.

Week 13 NFL Odds (From 5Dimes)

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Time (TV) Matchup Open Current Total Preview
8:30pm (FOX) New Orleans Saints
Dallas Cowboys
-7.5
+7.5
-8
+8
 53  Preview

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Time (TV) Matchup Open Current Total Preview
1:00pm (CBS) Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
-3.5
+3.5
-4.5
+4.5
 47.5  Preview
1:00pm (FOX) Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
-3.5
+3.5
-3.5
+3.5
 56  Preview
1:00pm (CBS) Baltimore Ravens
Atlanta Falcons
+1
-1
+1
-1
 48.5  Preview
1:00pm (CBS) Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
+6
-6
+6
-6
 48  Preview
1:00pm (CBS) Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
+6
-6
+4.5
-4.5
 40.5  Preview
1:00pm (FOX) Chicago Bears
New York Giants
-4
+4
-4
+4
 44.5  Preview
1:00pm (CBS) Denver Broncos
Cincinnati Bengals
-4.5
+4.5
-4.5
+4.5
 44  Preview
1:00pm (FOX) Los Angeles Rams
Detroit Lions
-10
+10
-10
+10
 54.5  Preview
1:00pm (FOX) Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
+14.5
-14.5
+14.5
-14.5
 44  Preview
4:05pm (CBS) Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
-15
+15
-15
+15
 55.5  Preview
4:05pm (CBS) New York Jets
Tennessee Titans
+7.5
-7.5
+7.5
-7.5
 40.5  Preview
4:25pm (FOX) Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
+5.5
-5.5
+5.5
-5.5
 48.5  Preview
4:25pm (FOX) San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
+10
-10
+10
-10
 46  Preview
8:30pm (NBC) Los Angeles Chargers
Pittsburgh Steelers
+3.5
-3.5
+3.5
-3.5
 52  Preview

Monday, December  3rd, 2018

Time (TV) Matchup Open Current Total Preview
8:30pm (ESPN) Washington Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles
+6.5
-6.5
+6.5
-6.5
 44  Preview

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