A Look at NFL Football Week 13 Lines

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Dec/02/2017

Last week I wrote about a larger than ordinary amount of double-digit spreads in the NFL this season. There have been 25 games so far with a spread of 10 or more, including five last week. Favorites as a whole murdered bookies last weekend, but overall the double-digit spreads have been pretty even. So where are the numbers this week?

NFL Week 13 has two games with double-digit spreads. Can you guess who the favorites are? I bet you can’t. It’s the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers. That’s right; the only two teams that are favored by 10 or more are the Jags (-10) at home to the Colts with the Chargers a 14-point home favorite against the Cleveland Browns.

The Jaguars opened a 9.5-point favorite, but have been bet up to 10. The Chargers opened at 13, and can be found at some sportsbooks at 13.5 currently, but my online sportsbook got them at -14.

Is this the week the books bounce back after what has been a terrible year? There are six games with spreads of three or less, with eleven of the 15 Sunday games all within one score.

There are a few lines and moves that have caught my eye. The Chiefs opened as a 5-point road favorite against the Jets, but has moved to -3. I really don’t know what to think of either of these teams. After winning their first five games, the Chiefs have lost five of their last 6, including their last three. They are a well coached team that is balanced on both sides of the ball.

Then we have the Jets. They weren’t even supposed to win a game this season. Although they also have lost 5 of their last six, they have been within one score in each of those losses, and really should have beaten a good Carolina squad last week.

The top three games on my sportsbook’s odds list are very interesting to me. Lions at Ravens, 49ers at Bears and Vikings at Falcons. The home team in these three games are all 3-point favorites. If you go by the old rule that the home team always gets 3-points for home field advantage, these are all basically Pick Em’s.

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These three pairs of teams are very close. The Lions and Ravens both have identical records, both Straight Up (6-5) and Against the Spread (5-5-1). Just because they have the same numbers doesn’t mean they are getting there the same way. The Ravens are doing it on defense, ranking 6th in total team defense, but are struggling on offense rankings 31st.

The Lions haven’t really excelled on either side of the ball, rankings 16th in total offense and 24th in total defense. Baltimore and Detroit have only played each other five times, with the last one coming almost four years ago in December of 2013. The Ravens hold a slight edge with a 3-2 record both SU and ATS.

The other two are also very intriguing, as the 49ers and Bears are both starting their future at QB, while the Falcons and Vikings are both playing great ball right now.

Come back Monday morning when I will dig deep into the numbers that came out of Week 13. If you have any predictions please comment in the section below. Let’s keep beating the book sports bettors!

Date Time # Team Spread Total Money Line
NFL - Dec 03
12/03/2017 351 DETROIT LIONS +3-110 o43½-115 +140
10:00:00 352 BALTIMORE RAVENS -3-110 u43½-105 -160
12/03/2017 353 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS +3EV o41-110 +150
10:00:00 354 CHICAGO BEARS -3-120 u41-110 -170
12/03/2017 355 MINNESOTA VIKINGS +3-120 o47-110 +125
10:00:00 356 ATLANTA FALCONS -3EV u47-110 -145
12/03/2017 357 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -9-110 o48½-110 -438
10:00:00 358 BUFFALO BILLS +9-110 u48½-110 +363
12/03/2017 359 DENVER BRONCOS -2-110 o40-110  
10:00:00 360 MIAMI DOLPHINS +2-110 u40-110  
12/03/2017 361 HOUSTON TEXANS +6½-108 o43-110 +240
10:00:00 362 TENNESSEE TITANS -6½-112 u43-110 -280
12/03/2017 363 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS +10-115 o40-110 +375
10:00:00 364 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS -10-105 u40-110 -475
12/03/2017 365 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS +2½-110 o45½-110 +115
10:00:00 366 GREEN BAY PACKERS -2½-110 u45½-110 -135
12/03/2017 367 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -3-120 o43½-110 -165
10:00:00 368 NEW YORK JETS +3EV u43½-110 +145
12/03/2017 369 CAROLINA PANTHERS +5-110 o48-110 +190
13:25:00 370 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -5-110 u48-110 -230
12/03/2017 371 CLEVELAND BROWNS +14-115 o44-110  
13:05:00 372 LOS ANGELES CHARGERS -14-105 u44-110  
12/03/2017 373 LOS ANGELES RAMS -7-105 o44-110 -300
13:25:00 374 ARIZONA CARDINALS +7-115 u44-110 +250
12/03/2017 375 NEW YORK GIANTS +8-110 o41½-110 +305
13:25:00 376 OAKLAND RAIDERS -8-110 u41½-110 -365
12/03/2017 377 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -5-110 o47-110 -230
17:30:00 378 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS +5-110 u47-110 +190

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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