Week 13 is going to look slightly different from a typical NFL week, but three days of football still presents plenty of opportunities to identify appealing player prop bets. This article will break down various angles through all of Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday’s games, as we continuously update our selections as more US bookmakers lines become available. We will also kick off the article with some potential NFL futures bets that may offer value right now.
Week 13 offers three straight days of NFL football
With no Thursday Night Football, Week 13 gets underway at 1 PM ET with a seven-game slate, including a blockbuster between the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans, followed by an afternoon slate that includes a crucial NFC West battle between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals.
Three straight days of primetime football
Week 13 also brings with it three straight days of prime time games. Sunday Night Football sees the Denver Broncos face the Kansas City Chiefs before the Buffalo Bills face the San Francisco 49ers in Arizona on Monday Night Football. In between those games is another Monday afternoon game between the Washington Football Team and Pittsburgh Steelers.
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The week ends with a Tuesday Night Football matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys, as both teams look to keep themselves in the playoff hunt. Let’s dive into some of our favorite NFL prop bets for Week 12 of the season, but first, let’s look at the futures bets which stand out as we enter the final stretch of the regular season.
NFL Futures Bets
There aren’t many lucrative futures left as the season draws closer and closer to an end, but there are still moneymaking angles to pursue.
The Tennessee Titans are on a roll heading towards the playoffs
There is not much value in the Super Bowl odds heading into Week 13 of the NFL season, but the AFC Championship futures do offer some tempting value. The Tennessee Titans have demonstrated how they will try and beat teams this season, and it is a method that could be effective in the AFC.
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We have seen the Steelers struggle against the run at times this season, and the Chiefs also had their issues facing up to the Titans last season. At +1000, the Titans are attractive odds to upset the two favorites in January.
Can the Miami Dolphins get level atop the AFC East?
The Dolphins have an excellent opportunity to draw level atop the AFC East. They face a woeful Cincinnati Bengals team, while the Buffalo Bills face a strong San Francisco 49ers team. At +400, the odds are favorable to back the Dolphins to win the AFC East, with a potential division decider in Week 17.
NFL Week 13 prop bet selections
Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins | Sunday, December 6, 2020, 1:00 PM
The Miami Dolphins picked off Sam Darnold twice last week to give themselves 11 interceptions on the season. They have an excellent chance to repeat that feat this week against the Brandan Allen-led Cincinnati Bengals. Allen to throw over 1.5 interceptions at +170 is a juicy option for your NFL Week 13 prop bets.
Las Vegas Raiders @ New York Jets | Sunday, December 6, 2020, 1:00 PM
The Las Vegas Raiders dropped the ball in a big way in Week 12, and they will be looking to bounce back. The Raiders are without Josh Jacobs and face a New York Jets defense that has been stout against the run. However, the Jets allow an average of 7.3 net yards per passing attempt and 284 passing yards per game. Those numbers make Derek Carr over 261.5 passing yards another tempting option for your Week 13 NFL prop bets.
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears | Sunday, December 6, 2020, 1:00 PM
The Detroit Lions currently allow the joint-third most receiving yards to the RB position. The Bears have regularly used David Montgomery as a receiver and had success with it in Week 12. Look for them to do the same this week, making Montgomery’s over/under line of 20.5 receiving yards a potentially useful addition to your Week 13 NFL prop bets card. The over on his receptions line of 3.5, available at +130, is a number he would have hit in four of the last six games.
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs | Sunday, December 6, 2020, 8:20 PM
Last week was a terrible performance for the entire Broncos offense, and KJ Hamler suffered to the tune of zero targets. However, in the three games before that, he had seen 26 targets and 14 receptions. In Week 13 of the NFL season, his prop bet line is set at 3.5 receptions. He would have hit that number in all of his past three games, excluding the Saints debacle.
Week 13 team prop bet selections
The New Orleans Saints have scored over 23.5 points in every game this season, so setting their line so low in a dome game seems too easy. Even with Taysom Hill under center, they have scored 55 total points through the past two weeks. Sure it looked ugly last week, but that was a strange game in less than ideal offensive conditions. Look for Hill to throw more this week against a bad Falcons secondary. The Saints to go over 23.5 seems like a solid option for you to consider as part of your Week 13 NFL prop bets.