Sure Picks & Betting Odds for NFL Week 14
What’s notable about Week 14 in the NFL this season? For one, there are no more bye weeks by then. And it also marks the final quarter of the season. Will any teams have division titles wrapped up that early? The week kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 8. Here are my top three picks in online NFL betting.
Taking a Look at the Sure Picks & Betting Odds for NFL Week 14
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (+7.5)
Here’s a hint for the coming season — bet against the Browns every single week. Obviously they won’t go 0-16 against the spread, but I can just about guarantee you that they have a losing record against it and thus you will come out ahead if you bet the same amount every week. Cincinnati has way more talent than its state rival. The Bengals blew out the Browns twice last year. The game in Cleveland was a 37-3 destruction. Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score. Dalton finished 14 of 19 for 220 yards. He eclipsed 3,000 yards on the season in the game, joining Peyton Manning as the only QBs in league history to pass for at least 3,000 yards in each of their first five seasons. Cincinnati’s margin of victory was the greatest in the history of the Browns-Bengals series. It was Cleveland’s most lopsided loss since a 41-0 drubbing by Pittsburgh on Dec. 24, 2005. Cleveland has been outscored 98-13 in its past three games with Cincinnati.
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (-3)
For most of this decade, the Bears controlled this rivalry. But that has all changed of late. The Lions swept the Bears in 2015. I don’t think that happens again, but Detroit will win at home. The score at Ford Field last year was 37-34 in overtime for the Lions. Matthew Stafford threw one of four touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson and found the star receiver for a 57-yard play that set up Matt Prater’s 27-yard field goal with 2:29 left in overtime. Johnson has always killed the Bears so I’m sure they are happy he retired. Stafford finished 27 of 42 for a season-high 405 yards and an interception. Chicago’s Robbie Gould kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired in regulation. Jay Cutler finished 26 of 41 for a season-high 353 yards with a TD and an interception.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (-2.5)
This is the Sunday night game in Week 14 unless it’s flexed. New York beat the visiting Cowboys 27-20 in Week 7 last year. New York snapped a five-game slide against Dallas as Dwayne Harris ran back a kickoff 100 yards for the winning points in the fourth quarter against his former teammates. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had two interceptions, returning one 58 yards for a touchdown. Dallas was without its two best offensive players in quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant. Matt Cassel was Dallas’ starting QB that day. Unbelievably, Dallas didn’t address its backup QB spot this offseason even though Romo is injury-prone. Right now that guy is Kellen Moore. I honestly don’t think Romo will be healthy by Week 14. Thus I like the Giants in online NFL betting here.