If you’re an NFL betting aficionado and you’re looking for some early 2018 NFL betting insight that could help you in your quest to cash in over the course of the coming season, you’re about to be treated to some expert NFL betting analysis on every Week 13 matchup there is on the 2018 NFL regular season schedule.
A quartet of intriguing contests will headline the Week 13 lineup, with Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5) going at it in a matchup of expected title contenders. The Kansas City Chiefs play on the road against the Oakland Raiders (-2.5) in one of their two annual AFC West conference clashes.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (-4.5) host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings in a pair of Super Bowl 53 title favorites while, last, but not least, Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers visit Russell and the Seattle Seahawks (-1) in one of their two annual NFC West conference clashes.
Now, let’s get to every NFL Week 13 pick there is.
2018 NFL Week 13 Early Betting Picks for Every Game
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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys (-1.5)
I don’t think I matters where these two Super Bowl hopefuls play, Drew Brees will be the best quarterback on the field. Right now, New Orleans is better in all three phases, unfortunately for Cowboys fans. Saints 31 Cowboys 24
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons (-3.5)
With both teams in this Week 13 matchup looking to take the next step in 2018, I like Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ improved defense to both, have their way against a Ravens team they’re now better than in both phases of the game in what I believe is going to be a Week 13 dismantling. Falcons 31 Ravens 21
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals (+1)
Who would you rather have as your starting quarterback? Houston’s Case Keenum or Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton? I’m going with Dalton and the Bengals at home! Bengals 27 Broncos 21
Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions (+2)
How well will the Lions take to their new approaching under first-year head coach Matt Patricia against a now, dangerous Los Angeles Rams built to win – now. Rams get the win on the road. Los Angeles 28 Detroit 20
Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers (-11)
I’m not expecting a whole lot out of the Arizona Cardinals as they rebuild a bit under first-year head coach Steve Wilks, but I know how difficult it is to beat the Green Bay Packers in cold weather on the Frozen Tundra that is Lambeau Field. Packers win but the Cards cover the spread as huge road dogs. Green Bay 31 Arizona 23
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (-1)
The Bills enter the 2018 preseason period still looking to identify their starting quarterback, whether that’s veteran A.J. McCarron or second-year QB, Nathan Peterman. The Miami Dolphins have their share of problems – and question marks at quarterback, where, Brock Osweiler is the backup. Still Miami is the pick to win this one simply because they’re at home and almost even with the Bills in talent and are playing at home in a divisional showdown. Dolphins 23 Bills 21
Chicago Bears at New York Giants (-3.5)
Both of these NFC teams are in Year 1 of their respective rebuilds playing under a first-year head coach. I’m going with Eli Manning and the G-Men to win and cover the spread. Giants 28 Bears 24
Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5)
Led by their ‘Killa B’s’ I’m going with the Steelers to eke out the narrow win against what I believe will be a very good Chargers team led by veteran gunslinger Phillip Rivers in 2018. Steelers 28 Chargers 24
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1)
I don’t have any faith that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have much of a chance of improving on their underachieving 5-11 record last season. Even at home Jameis Winston and the Bucs fall to Cam Newton and a superior Carolina Panthers squad. Panthers 28 Buccaneers 20
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (-7.5)
It’s pretty stunning to see how much these two franchises have changed since the end of the 2016 season. The Colts were once almost perennial conference favorites, almost up until that point. The Jacksonville Jaguars were coming off another
Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans (-10)
Deshaun Watson shows the Cleveland Browns how they blew it with the 2017 top pick by lighting up Cleveland’s secondary while Houston’s defense keeps the Tyrod Taylor and Cleveland’s offense mostly in check. Texans 31 Browns 21
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans (-8.5)
Tennessee is looking to improve on a ‘good, but not great’ 2017 campaign that saw them go 9-7 and reach the playoffs. Marcus Mariota and company are the easy pick at home over a Jets team that is entering 2018 on the heels of consecutive 5-11 seasons. The Titans win and cover the spread. Tennessee 27 New York 17
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders (-2.5)
The rebuilding Raiders are home in this one against a Chiefs team playing under a first-time starting quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. I’m thinking the Raiders take pick up a hard-fought home win in this divisional rivalry as part of a regular season split. Raiders 28 Chargers 24
Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots (-4.5)
The Minnesota Vikings were two wins away from claiming Super Bowl 52 last season and the New England Patriots were just one win away from being NFL champions with both teams getting their seasons ended by Philadelphia. I’m expecting this one to be a brawl that the Patriots narrowly win because they’re at home. Patriots 23 Vikings 21
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-1)
While it’s possible that San Francisco could be as good or better than a semi-rebuilding Seattle Seahawks team, I’m going with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to get the big division home win to likely give their playoff hopes a boost at this juncture of the regular season.
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)
The Eagles are the better team in all three phases right now and have the added incentive of beating a division rival. Carson Wentz or Nick Foles operate an explosive offense in Philly and the Eagles now have a bunch of Super Bowl savvy veterans and younger performers that are all still quite hungry. Eagles 31 Redskins 23