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Top Betting Odds and Picks for 2016 NFL Week 11

Written by on May 30, 2016

Usually, Week 11 of the National Football League season often features strong performances by favorites in the NFL betting odds, owing to the fight for spots in the postseason. Even so, a few solid betting underdogs can also be found at this time, especially in divisional rivalries and grudge matches. Keeping that in mind, here are our top online sportsbetting odds and early football picks for 2016 NFL Week 10.

Top Betting Odds and Picks for 2016 NFL Week 11


New Orleans at Carolina (-10), Thursday, November 17

NFL Week 11 Pick: New Orleans (+10) Yes, the Saints were a pretty poor defensive unit last year and no one expects them to turn things around and become a top-5 defensive team in the 2016 NFL lines. Still, going by their offseason investments on the defensive side of the ball, they should be a much improved team. Meanwhile, Drew Brees and his offense should be as efficient as always. With such better balance on both sides of the ball, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine the Saints causing all kinds of trouble to Carolina in this game. Make no mistake; I believe the Panthers will almost definitely win this Thursday Night matchup but, similarly, I also happen to believe that the improved Saints will keep it close and avoid a blowout of 10-plus points.

Pittsburgh (-8.5) at Cleveland, Sunday, November 20

NFL Week 11 Pick: Pittsburgh (-8.5) The Steelers and Browns are in different football utopias ahead of the new season and things shouldn’t be much different when the season begins. More notably, Pittsburgh has won 10 of its last 12 games against the Browns, with 8 of those wins coming by double digits (including the last two in a row). Add to the fact that the Steelers will likely have everything to fight for at this time of the season as opposed to the Browns who will probably just be waiting for the end of another disappointing year, you should have all the confidence in the world picking Pittsburgh for both the SU and ATS in this fixture.

Tennessee at Indianapolis (-8), Sunday, November 20

NFL Week 11 Pick: Indianapolis (-8) Prior to their injury-filled 2015 campaign that limited their overall efficiency, the Colts were among the best home teams in the league. And with Andrew Luck and Co. returning to full health, the same efficiency should be evidenced in the upcoming season, especially in this Week 12 fixture against a Tennessee team that has been a perennially bad road team in the NFL.

New England (-6) at San Francisco, Sunday, November 20

NFL Week 11 Pick: New England (-6) Okay, I am not trying about favorites in Week 11, but truth is that the Patriots often play their best football in the second half of the season, meaning the Niners will be hard-done in their quest to stop New England in this game. And last time I checked, the Pats have had San Francisco’s number for quite a while (even in the days of Jim Harbaugh. You’d therefore be a fool to expect nothing other than a lopsided win by the Pats in this soft fixture against a currently out-of-sorts and talent-deficient San Francisco franchise. FYI, expect this line to go up in New England’s favor once the 49ers start the season poorly and prove that they barely have much to offer in the NFL this year. Houston at Oakland (-2), Monday, November 21 NFL Week 11 Pick: Houston (+2) Both the Texans and the Raiders have vastly improved their respective squads this offseason, so a big year is predictably very likely for both franchises. The difference, however, is that the Texans have been a much better side over the recent years, especially on the defense, and their offense looks to be better now with the addition of Brock Osweiler. So, even though Derek Carr and his Oakland gang are capable of winning this fixture, I have a feeling that Houston will come better-prepared to shut down the Raiders for a narrow gutsy victory.