Week 14 of the NFL season is here, and with it comes some great opportunities to pad your bankroll in time for the holiday season. As discussed in last week’s article, many teams in the playoff mix are overpriced late in the season, and we’ll look to grab some generous lines that are being offered again this week.
The Green Bay Packers play host the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field this week. While everyone seems to think the Packers are back in the mix of things following their miraculous win in Detroit last week, we’re not quite sold.
The Packers are just 2–4 in their last six games, but still find themselves as 7.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Say what you want about Matt Cassel, but he hasn’t lost a game by more than a touchdown since taking over the role of starting quarterback for the Cowboys. Dallas is 5–1 against the spread in their last six games after losing the previous game in a matchup, and will have revenge on their minds after being eliminated by Green Bay in the postseason last year. Grab the points with Dallas.
Similarly to the Packers, the Patriots are playing some awful football right now. Sure, Tom Brady is Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is Bill Belichick, but the Pats are simply lacking the personnel on offense to remain competitive right now.
New England heads down to Houston for a Sunday Night Football matchup, and you can bet that NRG Stadium will be rocking.
The Texans are 10–3 against the spread in their last 13 games as home underdogs in December according to the OddsShark NFL Database, and this looks like a great spot against a Patriots squad that is still being valued as an elite team. Take the 3.5 points with Houston at home.
Last but not least, the Giants head to Miami to battle the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. While New York may be in the midst of a playoff race and Miami is all but out of it, there’s really not much separating these two teams.
People seem to constantly make excuses for the Giants and their late game meltdowns, but at some point, we must realize that they’re just not that good.
The Dolphins’ season has been an unmitigated disaster, but this is their chance to gain some respect in front of a national audience. At a pick’em price, we’ll side with the Fish at home.