2018 NFL Week 11 Odds Overview & Predictions for Each Game
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (-2.5)Green Bay has won the past three in the series, but those were all at Lambeau Field. In the last meeting in Seattle, it was the NFC title game following the 2014 season. Seattle looked like toast down 19-7 with just over two minutes left but would win 28-22 in overtime. Ask any Packers fan who Brandon Bostick is and they will start crying. His mishap of an onside kick was a big reason for the rally. Take Seattle here.
Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions (+4)Both come off bad losses, but Carolina tied a franchise record by allowing 52 points last Thursday in a blowout in Pittsburgh. Detroit was dominated in Chicago and appears to have quit in losing three straight by double digits. The Panthers have dominated this series, going 6-1 since 2000, including a 27-24 win last season when they covered as a two-point underdog in Detroit. Go Detroit.
Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons (-3.5)Dallas saved its playoff hopes Sunday night with a surprising win at Philadelphia. The Falcons hurt their playoff hopes with a one-sided loss in Cleveland. Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones had seven receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons’ loss at Cleveland. Jones, who has 10,094 career receiving yards, reached 10,000 receiving yards in his 104th career game, surpassing Calvin Johnson (115) for the fewest games in NFL history to reach the milestone. Take Atlanta.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (TBA)No line here because we don’t know who Baltimore’s QB will be out of the bye. Ravens coach John Harbaugh would not disclose his Week 11 starting quarterback at Monday’s press conference. Harbaugh said he is “hopeful” Joe Flacco (hip) will be healthy enough to start. “He’s getting treatment,” said Harbaugh. “We’ll see. We’ll know more as the week goes on.” Flacco was on crutches during Baltimore’s Week 10 bye. It could be Lamar Jackson’s first NFL start. The Bengals, meanwhile, are without top WR AJ Green and were embarrassed at home by New Orleans on Sunday. Go Ravens if Flacco plays.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 21 of 29 passes (72.4 percent) for 285 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 123.5 passer rating in the Colts’ 29-26 victory against Jacksonville. Luck has thrown at least three touchdown passes in each of his past six games and is one of three quarterbacks in NFL history to record at least six consecutive games with three or more touchdown passes in a single season. The first meeting of the season between division rivals. Take Colts.
Houston Texans at Washington Reskins (+2.5)Houston started 0-3 but has won six straight as it comes out of the bye week to lead the AFC South. Washington was a surprise 16-3 winner in Tampa on Sunday. The Redskins are 6-2 both straight-up and ATS in their past eight home games. The Redskins are also 6-3 ATS on the season, which is tied for the third-best mark in the NFL. Take Washington.
Tampa Bay Bucs at New York Giants (pick’em)This line could change depending on what the Giants did Monday night in San Francisco. The Bucs somehow gained 501 yards Sunday but lost 16-3 to the Redskins. That’s the most yards for the fewest points in league history. Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Bucs’ starter for Week 11 against the Giants. Fitz had another turnover-marred debacle in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, but the Bucs believe he gives them their best chance to win. Go Tampa.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars (+5.5)The Jags won in Pittsburgh twice last season: a rout in the regular season and a 45-42 shootout in the playoffs, but Jacksonville currently is on a five-game skid, while Pittsburgh has won its past five. The Steelers are “optimistic” James Conner (concussion) will play Week 11 against the Jaguars. Conner exited Thursday night’s blowout of Carolina due to concussion-like symptoms but will have 10 days to get healthy. Go Jags.
Denver Broncos at LA Chargers (-7.5)First meeting of the season between division rivals. The Chargers have won six straight, while the Broncos are off their bye and going nowhere. The Broncos expect Royce Freeman (ankle) back for Week 11 against the Chargers. Dealing with a high ankle sprain, Freeman has been out since Week 7. He will return to a committee alongside Phillip Lindsay and Devontae Booker. Take Bolts.
Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals (-4)Nothing good to say about this matchup between teams a combined 3-15. Well, the loser has a better shot at the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft. In Sunday’s loss at Kansas City, Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 50 yards.
Fitzgerald has 15,952 career receiving yards and surpassed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens (15,934) for the second-most receiving yards in NFL history. Only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (22,895) has more career receiving yards. Take Arizona.
Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints (-9)This almost was the NFC title game last year, but it would have been in Philly. The Saints are the hottest team in the NFL on an eight-game winning streak. They destroyed the Bengals on Sunday and have scored at least 40 points in five games this season and joined the 2013 Denver Broncos and 2000 St. Louis Rams as the only teams in NFL history to score 40 or more points in five of its first nine games of a season. Take Philly.
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (-2.5)First meeting of the season between NFC North rivals and was flexed into the Sunday night slot. The Bears have a half-game lead on Minnesota for the NFC North lead. They have won three straight. Minnesota is off its bye week. In their past 15 home games, the Bears are 11-4 ATS, and they’re also 4-1 ATS at home this season, which is tied for the best mark in the NFL. Of course, as good as the Bears are at home, the Vikings are almost better on the road. In their past 10 games away from Minnesota, the Vikings are 7-2-1 straight-up and 8-2 ATS. Take Bears.