The playoff races are heating up as we enter December and begin to make our NFL Week 13 predictions. Each game is becoming more important, and the NFL Week 13 odds present multiple intriguing matchups that have playoff implications riding on them. After looking at the Week 13 betting lines, let’s dive into our NFL picks.
NFL Picks, Predictions for Week 13: Betting lines, odds, and scores
As there is every week, Week 13 features several games with playoff implications. Many teams are looking to win convincingly and bounce back after bad losses, along with many teams on top that look to remain as such and cover convincingly. Take a look at the value in the betting lines and odds and bet accordingly.
Analysis of each game can be found below the table. The Week 13 NFL odds below are from the William Hill Sportsbook and are correct as of 3:00 AM ET Sunday morning.
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|Cincinnati Bengals||425||10.5 (-110)||Over 42.5 (-110)|
|Miami Dolphins||-550||-10.5 (-110)||Under 42.5 (-110)|
|Cleveland Browns||190||4.5 (-110)||Over 53 (-110)|
|Tennessee Titans||-220||-4.5 (-110)||Under 53 (-110)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||400||10 (-110)||Over 51 (-105)|
|Minnesota Vikings||-500||-10 (-110)||Under 51 (-115)|
|Indianapolis Colts||-170||-3 (-115)||Over 51 (-110)|
|Houston Texans||150||3 (-105)||Under 51 (-110)|
|New Orleans Saints||-145||-3 (+105)||Over 45.5 (-115)|
|Atlanta Falcons||125||3 (-125)||Under 45.5 (-105)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||-380||-8 (-105)||Over 46.5 (-110)|
|New York Jets||310||8 (-115)||Under 46.5 (-110)|
|Detroit Lions||150||3 (+100)||Over 45 (-110)|
|Chicago Bears||-170||-3 (-120)||Under 45 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Rams||-140||-2.5 (-110)||Over 48 (-110)|
|Arizona Cardinals||120||2.5 (-110)||Under 48 (-110)|
|New York Giants||425||+11 (-110)||Over 47 (-110)|
|Seattle Seahawks||-550||-11 (-110)||Under 47 (-110)|
|New England Patriots||105||+1.5 (-10)||Over 47 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-125||-1.5 (-110)||Under 47 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||340||+9 (-115)||Over 49.5 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||-420||-9 (-105)||Under 49.5 (-110)|
|Denver Broncos||650||13.5 (-115)||Over 50.5 (-110)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-1000||-13.5 (-105)||Under 50.5 (-110)|
|Buffalo Bills||-105||1 (-110)||Over 47 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||-115||-1 (-110)||Under 47 (-110)|
|Dallas Cowboys||290||7.5 (-110)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|Baltimore Ravens||-350||7.5 (-110)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
NFL Week 13 Sunday Games
Indianapolis Colts (-3) at Houston Texans
The Texans are rolling, with three wins in their last four games, while the Colts lost last time out against the Titans. The Texans come into this one with extra rest but are without their biggest skill-position threat in Will Fuller.
The Week 13 betting line has the Colts as favorites by around a field goal. That should be something they can cover against a Texans defense that has struggled at times this season.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Indianapolis Colts 28, Houston Texans 20
Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins (-10.5)
This should have been one of the most anticipated matchups on the entire Week 13 schedule. Instead, both Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa look set to miss out. Instead, we get a likely matchup of Brandon Allen and Ryan Fitzpatrick, which is disappointing for all neutrals.
The Dolphins offense has been in a bit of a funk lately, but they have a good chance to “get right” in this one. This is one of the biggest mismatches of Week 13, according to the betting lines, and the Dolphins’ defense should give them every chance of covering.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Miami Dolphins 27, Cincinnati Bengals 13
Las Vegas Raiders (-8) at New York Jets
The Week 13 odds should be higher for this NFL game. However, the Jets have shown reasonably well in their last three losses, while the Raiders dropped the ball massively against the Falcons last time out.
This has the feel of the Raiders letting their frustrations out on a Jets team ready for the season to end.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Las Vegas Raiders 34, New York Jets 13
New Orleans Saints (-3) at Atlanta Falcons
It was not pretty in Week 12, but the Saints will not care as they lead the NFC at 9-2. Meanwhile, the Falcons are coming in hot with three wins in their last four. However, that loss was a 24-9 defeat to these very Saints.
The Week 13 betting lines do not believe the Falcons can get revenge on the Saints this week, and neither do I.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: New Orleans Saints 28, Atlanta Falcons 17
Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings (-10)
It would seem as though the Vikings simply cannot do anything the easy way in 2020. Last week they scraped past the Panthers after losing to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are fighting hard in every game, losing by four or less in three of their last four games.
The Week 13 betting lines are wildly overestimating the Vikings here. It may be a back-door cover, but the Jaguars should make this one respectable.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Minnesota Vikings 30, Jacksonville Jaguars 24
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans (-5.5)
Both the Browns and Titans have taken the same offensive philosophy, it would seem. Slug it out on the ground and then open it up only when you need to. Now we see which team can do it better.
The movement of these Week 13 NFL odds this week makes the Browns the 2020 “no one believes in us” team. I am still on the fence about both teams. Give me the Titans, but in a close one as the Browns cover.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Tennessee Titans 23, Cleveland Browns 20
Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) at Arizona Cardinals
Arguably no matchup on the afternoon slate is more important to the playoff picture than this one. If the Rams win, they can still take the NFC West from the Seahawks. If the Cardinals lose, they are at risk of losing their advantage in the NFC playoff race.
Kyler Murray does not look right, and the Rams defense is good enough to take advantage. The Week 13 betting lines have the Rams winning a close one, but I see this potentially getting ugly for the Cardinals.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Los Angeles Rams 30, Arizona Cardinals 17
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks (-10.5)
Even with Daniel Jones, I simply cannot see how the Giants compete in this one. The way the Week 13 NFL odds have swung this week tells you how little anyone trusts Colt McCoy under center.
The Giants’ defense will keep this respectable for a time, but the Seahawks should run away and have a great chance of topping the second-biggest Week 13 betting line.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Seattle Seahawks 30, New York Giants 10
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers (-9)
The Packers struggle against the run game, but will that be enough for the Eagles? David Montgomery had a big week for the Bears, and they were still blown out. The Packers have not always looked convincing, and if Carson Wentz can find some confidence, he can make this tense into the fourth quarter.
The Eagles defense is good enough to keep the Packers under 30 points, but can the offense take advantage? I have the Packers winning, but the Eagles covering a Week 13 betting line that simply looks too high.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Green Bay Packers 27, Philadelphia Eagles 24
New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5)
The New England Patriots as underdogs on the Week 13 betting line to the Anthony Lynn Chargers feels wrong. Sure, the Patriots have been bad, but Bill Belichick loves to bamboozle a rookie QB. I do not see that being different this week.
This game is likely going right down to the wire. In those contests, give me Belichick over Lynn all-day everyday.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: New England Patriots 24, Los Angeles Chargers 20
Sunday Night Football
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (-13.5)
Kansas City has had Denver’s numbers in the recent past, and despite Denver getting their QBs back, I do not see that changing. The only danger here is that the Chiefs let their foot off the gas, as they did against the Buccaneers. Saying that division games tend to have a different, more competitive feel to them than other games.
The Chiefs seem to enjoy piling the misery on Denver, and this week they get the opportunity to virtually eliminate them from the playoff race. A 13-point betting line may not be anywhere near big enough if Mahomes and the offense get rolling.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Kansas City Chiefs 33, Denver Broncos 16
Monday Night Games
Washington Football Team at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)
It has been far from the perfect week for the Steelers. Multiple postponements of their game and now on a short week against a team coming off 11 days rest. If Washington were ever going to have a chance to win this game, this should be it.
The nature of the situation is reflected in this Week 13 betting line being just seven points. However, the Steelers are too talented on defense to let this slip away. Washington is coming back down to earth with a bump in Week 13.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Washington Football Team 17
Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers (-1)
The fact that this is a neutral site game will get all the attention, but it makes very little difference in reality. The key here will be how effective the 49ers’ run game is. The Bills rank 27th in yards per rush attempt and can be exploited heavily on the ground.
As the latest Week 13 NFL odds demonstrate, this should be a close game and the 49ers run game thrives in those types of contests. I have the 49ers winning a close one thanks to their run game.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: San Francisco 49ers 27, Buffalo Bills 24
Tuesday Night Games
Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens (-7.5)
This is a tough spot for the Ravens, coming off a short week and with limited practice leading into Week 12. The Cowboys have had 12 days to prepare for this, but they likely needed it given the way their season is going.
Despite being disadvantaged, it is hard to see the Ravens losing this one. The Cowboys’ offense and defense have major holes all over. Take the Ravens to win this one comfortably, covering the Week 13 betting line in the process.
NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Baltimore Ravens 31, Dallas Cowboys 17