The NFL season continues to fly by, with the Super Bowl now only two months away. Taking a look at this past week, it was up and down for the team. After a historic Week 12, the Pro Football Network betting team ended up giving a little back to the books. Analyzing the NFL Week 13 betting recap, we see another strong performance from our Prop Master and a step in the right direction for Ben Rolfe. Ben has slowly climbed out of the hole he was in to start the season and is approaching a profitable football year! Some other members of the team struggled, but we are still up nearly 22 units nonetheless! On top of that, we’ve continued to be able to capitalize with help from our very own OSM metric and film room.
Moving on to Week 14, there are two early line matchups with Baltimore Ravens heading to the Buffalo Bills and the suddenly surging Miami Dolphins heading to the New York Jets that have piqued our interest. Here are some of the other early lines for next week.
NFL Week 14 opening lines (BetOnline):
DAL @ CHI +3
BAL @ BUF +6.5
WAS @ GB -14
DET @ MIN N/A
DEN @ HOU -7
SF @ NO -3
CIN @ CLE N/A
CAR @ ATL N/A
MIA @ NYJ -7
IND @ TB -2
LAC @ JAX +1.5
KC @ NE -3.5
PIT @ ARI +1
TEN @ OAK +2
SEA @ LAR +2.5
NYG @ PHI -8.5
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) December 2, 2019
PFN’s Week 13 NFL betting recap
Whether it be on our Against the Spread podcast, numerous articles on the site, or our live Twitter plays, we will always do our best to bring profitable NFL picks to our subscribers. Sports betting is not easy, and we are here to ensure that you have all the information necessary to give you a chance to win. Here is our Week 12 NFL betting recap and a breakdown of how each handicapper did in their respective category.
Ben Rolfe: Totals Expert
It wasn’t much of a dent, but it was positive nonetheless. Ben was +0.33 units in the green this week. He returned to what started working for him, focusing on two team totals that he hit with ease. He was on the right side of both the Tampa Bay offensive explosion, as well as that of Green Bay. He also projected a low scoring, defensive battle in the second matchup between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. That is precisely what transpired in that game.
2019 Record: -2.15 units
Jason Sarney: The Prop Master
Another week of football, another week of profit for our Prop Master. Jason is reading things clearly and has been able to get on the right side of several plays. Using his crystal ball, he was able to get on the David Montgomery train before most and hit on both his over yardage prop and anytime scorer prop.
2019 Record: +9.5 units
Chris Smith: Handicapping Specialist
Pro Football Network’s Expert Handicapper had a tough week. Thanksgiving was tough as the Dallas Cowboys decided not to show up against the Buffalo Bills. It was unexpected and made an impact on Chris’ bottom line.
He was able to predict an offensive explosion from Miami wide receiver DeVante Parker and hit on his anytime TD scorer. He also was able to save his Monday night by live betting Seattle +3 when Minnesota was up. Either way, Chris fell under the positive mark on the year for the first time in the 2019 season! Expect a big bounce back next week.
2019 Record: -3 units
James Aguirre: The Volatility Expert
Our Volatility Expert fell victim to the volatile NFL betting market. His best play on the week was jumping on San Francisco +6 early in the week. If they had kicked the game-winning field goal instead of Baltimore, his Moneyline bet would have come in as well. After an impressive Week 12, James gave a little back this week!
2019 Record: +9.75 units
Against the Spread Podcast NFL Picks
With Thanksgiving weekend and some technical difficulties, unfortunately, we did not have a podcast this week. We will return in for our Week 14 NFL picks this week.
2019 Record: +5.75 units
Week 14 NFL betting preview
Taking a look at some of the opening lines for our Week 14 NFL game picks preview, there are two games that the public and sharps have jumped on. Will we join the herd or break away?
Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills
77% of the bets and 87% of the money on the Baltimore Ravens (-6.5)
The Baltimore Ravens are coming off of one of the biggest games of their season with a win against the San Francisco 49ers. It was a fiercely fought battle that came down to a game-winning field goal by the most reliable kicker in the NFL, Justin Tucker. Many pundits believe that the matchup between the 49ers and Ravens could have been an early preview of what we might see in this year’s Super Bowl.
The most impressive aspect of this Baltimore team is their ability to beat opponents in a number of ways. Lamar Jackson did not have his usual impressive aerial performance. However, he did have 101 rushing yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. He did this against one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Ravens, who are putting up 33.8 points per contest, are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games.
They will be going up against a Buffalo team who proved that they might actually be legit contenders after beating the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Allen went 19 of 24 for 231 passing yards and a touchdown. He also had 43 rushing yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Allen and the Bills’ rushing attack will be the key to success for them against the Ravens, which got slashed for 178 rushing yards by the 49ers last Sunday. The Bills are 3-0 ATS in their last three games overall.
Even if this looks like an obvious play on the Bills at home, I have to agree with the public on this one. Most of the money is coming in on Baltimore, and for good reason. They are the more talented team on both sides of the ball. Their defense is once again falling under the elite status, and the offense is clicking. Buffalo struggles against the run and will find it hard to contain Jackson. Expect another big performance on the ground for him. Join the herd and bet Baltimore.
Miami Dolphins at the New York Jets
77% of the bets and 72% of the money on the over 44
Woah, the Miami Dolphins are now up to three wins on the season! They are coming off of a surprising victory against the Philadelphia Eagles at home where Ryan Fitzpatrick put up elite numbers. The Eagles’ terrible pass defense, who were heading in the right direction, regressed in a big way. This week, Miami will be heading into New York, where they will be playing an even worse pass defense.
However, the Jets are a different team at home than they are away. Sam Darnold, coming off a terrible game against the lowly Bengals, will rebound against a non-existent pass rush. Miami also lacks defensive weapons in their secondary, which Darnold should be able to take advantage with the weapons he has. Both these teams can score, and both have no chance of making the playoffs. I expect to see an offensive explosion, one to remind their fans why they are still buying tickets! Join the herd once again, take the over before it climbs!