2018 NFL Week 12 Odds Overview & Predictions for Each Game

Posted by Derrick Harper on November 21, 2018 in

It’s Thanksgiving week, and many fortunate teams are thankful to be in the playoff hunt. Unfortunately, there are many teams that are out of the hunt and are playing for draft position. Man of the unfortunate teams are matched up against the fortunate ones this week. Let’s take a look at the NFL Week 12 games alongside their respective betting odds.

2018 NFL Week 12 Odds Overview & Predictions for Each Game

Chicago (-4) @ Detroit

Chicago is coming off of a big win against Minnesota on Sunday night, where both sides of the ball looked to be in playoff form. Detroit scored the upset over the Carolina Panthers. The Lions will need to protect Matthew Stafford from the Bears pass rush if they want to win this game. This could be a trap game for the Bears. Detroit is 5-0 in their last 5 home games against the Bears. The Lions play well, but the Bears squeak by and win this one by a field goal.

Washington @ Dallas (-7.5)

Dallas has looked good as of late. Ezekiel Elliott has led the Dallas offense with 2 huge games. The addition of Amari Cooper has given Dallas a downfield threat that they were lacking. Colt McCoy takes over for the injured Alex Smith. Washington will depend on the power running game of Adrian Peterson, and will look for Jordan Reed to loosen up the Cowboys stingy defense. Look for Dak Prescott to look downfield more as Washington will do everything to stop Elliott. The Cowboys win this one, but won’t cover.

Atlanta @ New Orleans (-13)

The Saints have been on a roll. They’ve won 9 straight, and they dismantled the defending Super Bowl champs last Sunday. The Superdome will be rocking in this Thursday night game, where in their last 15 prime time starts, the Saints are 12-3. Atlanta’s defense has been atrocious, and they won’t be able to stop Drew Brees and Company. New Orleans has covered the spread in 8 straight games, and after this week, make it 9.

Oakland @ Baltimore (-10.5)

The big question in this game, is who will start at quarterback for the Ravens? Will Joe Flacco be healthy enough to return? Or will Lamar Jackson get the nod again. Either way, the Raiders have been abysmal this season. Derek Carr and the Raiders offense will have a hard time scoring against Baltimore’s top ranked defense. Baltimore wins this game, but not by 10.5.

Jacksonville (-3) @ Buffalo

These two teams were playoff teams last year. This year, it will take a miracle to see either one of them in the postseason. The Jaguars have lost 6 games in a row. Buffalo will struggle against a Jacksonville defense that shut down the high powered Steelers offense for much of last week’s game. Jacksonville wins this one 27-17 and ends their losing streak.

Seattle @ Carolina (-3.5)

The Panthers are 5-0 at home this year, and have won their last 10 home games. In those 10 games, Carolina is 8-2 against the spread. Russell Wilson is 3-0 all time when the Seahawks have played at Carolina. Something’s gotta give here. Carolina keeps their winning streak in tact, but they won’t cover as they edge the Seahawks by a late Graham Gano field goal.

Cleveland @ Cincinnati (-3)

It looks like AJ Green will return this week for the Bengals. The Bengals have owned the Browns recently, and they have won 7 straight. The Browns are winless on the road this season. Cincinnati will prove to be too much for Cleveland, and will win 24-20 and will cover the spread.

New England (-9.5) @ New York Jets

For some reason, the Jets always seem to play the Patriots tough. New England is coming off a loss to the Titans prior to their bye week. With an extra week to prepare, plus the return of Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots will be ready for the Jets. New York has been awful as of late, and playing the Patriots won’t help matters. Look for Tom Brady and the Patriots to win this one by at least two touchdowns.

New York Giants @ Philadelphia (-6)

Both teams are streaking. The Eagles have lost two straight, while the Giants have won two straight. Philadelphia has won four straight against the Giants. Eli Manning and Odell Beckham have gotten on the same page and have looked good the past couple of weeks. The Eagles secondary is a M.A.S.H. unit right now and have struggled in coverage. The Giants are 4-1 against the spread on the road this season. Look for them to get to 5-1. The Giants won’t win, but it’ll be closer than the 6.

Arizona @ Los Angeles Chargers (-12)

Phillip Rivers and the Chargers lost a tough one last week to the Broncos. As for the Cardinals, Josh Rosen has looked like a rookie quarterback. The return of Larry Fitzgerald has helped the progression of the rookie QB. The Chargers will win this game, but they won’t cover the spread.

Miami @ Indianapolis (-10)

Andrew Luck and the Colts are back! They’ve won four in a row, and the offense has been clicking. As for the Dolphins, it’s still unknown if Brock Osweiler or Ryan Tannehill will start at quarterback. It’s not going to matter.

The Colts are favorites for NFL Week 12 against the Dolphins.

The Colts are rolling, and will beat the Dolphins handily to cover the spread.

Pittsburgh (-3) @ Denver

The Steelers are undefeated on the road this year, and have won their last six games. In those 6 games, they’re 5-1 against the spread. Pittsburgh had to rally to beat the Jaguars last week, while the Broncos upset the Chargers. Big Ben doesn’t seem to play poorly two weeks in a row, and he will lead the Steelers to victory by a touchdown.

Green Bay @ Minnesota (-3.5)

Green Bay doesn’t like to travel. They’re 0-5 this year on the road. Not only have they struggled on the road, but they’ve also struggled in primetime games. They’re 2-3, but 0-4-1 against the spread. Minnesota has gone 4-1-1 in their last six games against the Packers. Coming off of a disappointing loss to the Bears, Minnesota needs this game. Look for the Packers road woes to continue, as Minnesota wins 28-24.

Tennessee @ Houston (TBA)

With the status of Marcus Mariota in question, there has yet to be a line set on this game. The Titans have lost their last 6 games in Houston. However, the Titans do play well on Monday nights, as they’ve gone 6-1 in their last 7 MNF showdowns. Houston struggled against a good Washington defense on Sunday. Look for big nights from Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins. Houston wins this one.

There you have it. NFL Week 12 should be a good one! Enjoy the games!