2018 NFL Week 13 Odds Overview & Predictions for Each Game

Posted by Derrick Harper on November 27, 2018 in

As teams are making their pushes to get into the playoff picture, the NFL Week 13 should be exciting. There are a lot of potentially high scoring games, with some big number point spreads. Let’s see what Week 13 Betting action has to offer.

2018 NFL Week 13 Odds Overview & Predictions for Each Game

New Orleans Saints (-7) @ Dallas Cowboys (Thursday Night)

The Saints haven’t lost since Week 1. Drew Brees has the offense firing on all cylinders. The Saints will be coming to Dallas, and the Cowboys are 4-1 at home this year. The addition of Amari Cooper has opened up new avenues for the Cowboys offense.

Look for Dallas to utilize Ezekiel Elliott as much as possible to keep the Saints offense off the field. The problem with that strategy is that New Orleans has the #1 run defense in the NFL, only allowing 73 rushing yards per game. Look for Dallas to put up a good fight, but the Saints win this one by 10.

Chicago Bears (-4) @ New York Giants

The Bears are 8-3 and are leading the NFC Central division. They are coming off of a mini-bye, as they last played on Thanksgiving. It’s uncertain if Mitchell Trubisky will be ready for this game. If not, Chase Daniel will once again be under center for the Bears.

Eli Manning and the Giants offense had looked better recently, but they struggled in the second half of the Eagles game. Look for a heavy dose of Saquon Barkley. The Bears #2 ranked rushing defense will be ready for him. This is a lost season for the Giants, and the Bears are gaining momentum by the week. The Bears win this by a touchdown, regardless of who is under center.

Baltimore Ravens (-2.5) @ Atlanta Falcons

The main question surrounding this game is who will the Ravens start at quarterback? Lamar Jackson has started the last two games, winning both of them. If Joe Flacco is healthy, what will John Harbaugh do? As for the Falcons, their season is pretty much over. With virtually no running game and a shoddy defense, the Falcons have struggled. Their passing game could struggle against Baltimore’s #2 rated pass defense. The Ravens win this one, but won’t cover the 2.5, and stay alive in the playoff race.

Carolina Panthers (-3.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Carolina comes off of a heartbreaking loss to the Seahawks. The Panthers can’t afford too many more slip-ups if they want to make the playoffs. Christian McCaffrey has been playing well and should be able to rack up the yards against a suspect Tampa Bay defense. Tampa is going nowhere, and the Panthers are a team in desperate need of a win. Look for Carolina to win this one 28-20.

Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins (-5)

With the return of Josh Allen, the Bills looked good in their victory over Jacksonville. Miami played well against the Colts but lost on a last-second field goal. The main difference in this game will be the Buffalo defense. They have been playing well, and should be able to shut down a lackluster Miami offense. The Bills upset the Dolphins in this one.

Indianapolis Colts (-3.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Andrew Luck and the Colts are in playoff contention. They have been on a roll as of late. While the Colts are trending upwards, the Jaguars are headed in the opposite direction. They just fired their offensive coordinator, and have benched Blake Bortles again.

Will Cody Kessler be able to score against an improved Indianapolis defense? Another question to ask is what will Leonard Fournette’s status be? He was ejected for fighting late in last Sunday’s game, could a suspension be looming? The Colts will be too much for the Jags and will win by a touchdown.

Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals (TBA)

With the uncertain status of Andy Dalton, there is no line on this game as of yet. Denver has upset two potential playoff teams the last two weeks. The Denver defense has been forcing turnovers, and rookie RB Phillip Lindsay has looked good in their wins. The Bengals look like a team that can’t wait for the season to be over. Look for the Broncos to win this one.

Los Angeles Rams (-10) @ Detroit Lions

The Rams are coming off of a bye week, and head to Detroit to take on the struggling Lions. The Rams offense will give Detroit fits, and Matthew Stafford and crew don’t have enough firepower to keep up with the Rams. The Rams win this one by at least two touchdowns.

Arizona Cardinals @ Green Bay Packers (-14)

Green Bay is in desperation mode. Their playoff hopes are dim, and they can’t afford to lose another one. Arizona is bringing the NFL’s worst offense into Lambeau.

They’re averaging 14.5 points per game, and they look like the season can’t get over soon enough. Rookie QB Josh Rosen has had a lot of growing pains this season, and this will show against the Packers. Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers win, but they won’t cover.

Cleveland Browns @ Houston Texans (-4.5)

Now that Hue Jackson is no longer in charge, the Browns are looking like the team that many thought they could be prior to the season. Baker Mayfield played well in the Browns throttling of the Bengals. Nick Chubb has been made an integral part of the offense, and combine that with Mayfield playing well, the Browns are a dangerous team.

Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Texans offense has been playing well. Led by Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans have been on a roll. The Houston defense is one of the best in the league, and they’ll give Mayfield problems. Houston wins by 6.

Kansas City Chiefs (-15) @ Oakland Raiders

There’s not a lot be said for this one. The Raiders are terrible on both sides of the ball. Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs offense will go wild against the Raiders. Kansas City wins this one by at least 3 touchdowns.

New York Jets @ Tennessee Titans (-9.5)

More than likely, Josh McCown will lead the Jets into Tennessee. Neither of these teams has high powered offenses. The Titans have been inconsistent this year on offense, but their defense will be the difference in this one. The Titans win, but won’t cover.

San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks (-10)

Every week, the Seahawks seem to be getting better. They went into Carolina and gave the Panthers their first home loss of the season. The Seahawks are in playoff contention in the NFC.

The Seahawks are favorites for NFL Week 13 against the Niners.

Meanwhile, the 49ers are now playing for draft position. The 49ers offense will struggle against the much-improved Seattle defense. Playing in Seattle is always tough, but it will be even tougher for the Niners. Seattle wins 30-14.

Minnesota Vikings @ New England Patriots (-5.5)

This should be one of the week’s best matchups. The Vikings offense has been moving the ball well as of late, while the New England defense has been struggling. Tom Brady hasn’t looked like himself as of late. This game will come down to the wire, but look for the Vikings to sneak out of Foxboro with the victory.

Los Angeles Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5)

The Chargers have quietly become one of the best teams in the AFC. Phillip Rivers has been playing at an MVP level. The Steelers are at the top of their division, but they have struggled as of late on offense.

They barely snuck out of Jacksonville with a win, and then some costly turnover lost them the game at Denver. The Chargers defense will get to Big Ben and force him to make some bad decisions. The Chargers will come to Pittsburgh and upset the favored Steelers.

Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5)

Colt McCoy will lead the Redskins into the Monday night game in Philadelphia. McCoy is turnover-prone, and this should be huge for the depleted Philadelphia defense. Although Washington has a stingy defense, Carson Wentz will find ways to put points on the board. The Eagles win this one 24-17.