There are a ton of big games on the NFL Week 13 schedule, and the playoff races are really starting to heat up in each conference. Not only are there going to be some great games to watch this weekend, but you are also going to see some great betting options.
Here is a look at each of the NFL Week 13 matchups, and a betting pick and prediction for each.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 13 of the NFL season will begin on Thursday Night Football as the Seattle Seahawks visit the Dallas Cowboys. There is a pretty big spread in this game even though both teams look like solid playoff contenders.
Seattle has not been playing well of late, and they are now facing one of the hottest teams in the league. Dallas can score on both offense and defense, and they are going to roll to a big win over the Seahawks to cover the nine-point spread.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots
The 4-7 Los Angeles Chargers on the road to face the 2-9 New England Patriots in a battle of two struggling teams. Los Angeles is running out of time to get things back on track, while New England appears to be focused on the future.
Ultimately some team is going to have to win this game, and the Chargers are still the much better overall team. Bet on Los Angeles to not only win this game on Sunday afternoon, but to also cover the spread in this game.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
It’s been another miserable season for the Arizona Cardinals, and they are now heading to Pittsburgh to face a surging Steelers team. Arizona has gone just 2-10 through the first 12 games of the season, and they are really going to struggle on offense in this game.
It hasn’t been easy for the Steelers to win games this season, but they just continue to find ways to win a close game. This spread is set at 5.5 points on Sunday afternoon, but the Steelers are going to come up with a win and also cover the spread.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
The Indianapolis Colts are set to visit the Tennessee Titans for a big game in the AFC South Division. These two rivals are both currently out of the playoff picture in the AFC, but there is still enough time to turn things around in a positive way.
Indianapolis has rattled off three straight wins and they are coming into this game as a slim one-point betting favorite. Tennessee just hasn’t been able to score enough points to win with any consistency and taking the visitors to win and cover the spread is the way to go.
Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans
A pair of 6-5 teams are set to meet up in Houston on Sunday afternoon, and this game is going to have a huge impact on the playoff standings in the AFC. Denver has rattled off five straight wins to get back to the positive side of .500 and the Texans have been a major surprise all season long.
The Texans are 3.5-point betting favorites in this game, and playing at NRG Stadium should give them a significant boost in this matchup. Taking the points is actually going to be the way to go on Sunday, but it will be the Texans that are able to move to 7-5.
Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints
The Detroit Lions are going to be looking to get back on track when they make a visit to New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. Detroit comes into this game with a record of 8-3, but they just had a rough time on Thanksgiving Day against the Green Bay Packers.
New Orleans is currently sitting at 5-6 on the season, but they are still very much a part of the NFC South Division race. The Saints aren’t going to have a ton of luck in this game though as Detroit is going to win the game and cover the four-point betting spread.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets
The New York Jets will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Atlanta Falcons for this Week 13 matchup. The Falcons are coming into this game as a three-point betting favorite, and they have some momentum after a huge win over the New Orleans Saints.
Don’t expect a ton of points in this game, and that is exactly how the Jets prefer to play football games. This will be a chance for the Jets to get back on track, and taking them to pull off the upset is going to be the wager to make in this game.
Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Commanders
The 8-3 Miami Dolphins are set to visit the 4-8 Washington Commanders on Sunday and this will be an interesting game. Miami just continues to rack up the points this season, but they are also a team that prefers to play in warm weather climates.
Washington is currently playing for some pride,and they are also going to have a new defensive coordinator for this game. Miami is going to move to 9-3 with a win, but you will want to grab the 9.5 points and bet on the Commanders to cover the spread at home.
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The 1-10 Carolina Panthers will be on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for a matchup between NFC South rivals. Carolina is coming into Week 13 without its head coach as there has already been a change after just 11 games.
Everything seems to be going wrong for the Panthers this season, and they are a team that doesn’t score many points at all. Tampa Bay needs to find a way to get back on track, and they are going to win big against the lowly Panthers to make that happen.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The best game of the weekend will take place in Philadelphia as the Eagles are set to host the San Francisco 49ers. While there are some other solid teams in the NFC this season, this game has the potential to be a preview of the NFC Championship Game.
San Francisco wants to run the football to take control of a game, but they are also going to have to hit on some deep plays to win this one. It doesn’t really make sense that the Eagles are underdogs in this game, and that offense is going to allow them to pull off the upset to move to 11-1.
Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams
The 7-4 Cleveland Browns hit the road to visit the 5-6 Los Angeles Rams in what should be a very interesting game. It is the Rams that are actually the betting favorites in this game, but it’s hard to ignore how great the Browns can be on defense.
Cleveland is not a team with a ton of talent on offense, but they have a defense that will keep them in this one. Take the points and bet on the Browns, but the Rams should be good enough to escape with a very important win.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers
Sunday Night Football will feature the Kansas City Chiefs traveling North to face the Green Bay Packers. Kansas City comes into this game with a record of 8-3, while Green Bay has gone 5-6 so far this season.
The Packers are a team that has started to turn things around a bit, but they still have an offense that struggles to put points on the board. Kansas City should have a big game on offense in this one, and taking the Chiefs at -6.0 is the way to go in this game.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Monday Night Football matchup in Week 13 is going to be interesting as the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati is currently playing without quarterback Joe Burrow, and it has really impacted how this offense has been playing this season.
Jacksonville hasn’t exactly been dominating this season, but they have been good enough to move to 8-3 on the year. Taking the eight points and backing the Bengals is the right play in this game, but it will be the Jaguars that come away with a win.