If you’re looking for NFL Week 14 betting picks, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re about to give you five wagers — encompassing spreads, moneylines, and over/unders — that you should gamble on this coming NFL football weekend.
But first, let’s take a close look at the current odds. The below betting lines for Week 14 are provided by BetOnline:
|Away Team||Home Team|
|New England Patriots||+220||-260||Los Angeles Rams|
|Green Bay Packers||-375||+305||Detroit Lions|
|Tennessee Titans||-350||+280||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Dallas Cowboys||-204||+160||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Arizona Cardinals||-139||+112||NY Giants|
|Houston Texans||-125||+105||Chicago Bears|
|Minnesota Vikings||+245||-290||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-330||+275||Miami Dolphins|
|Indianapolis Colts||-135||+115||Las Vegas Raiders|
|NY Jets||+520||-700||Seattle Seahawks|
|Atlanta Falcons||-140||+120||LA Chargers|
|New Orleans Saints||-315||+265||Philadelphia Eagles|
Over/under 44.5 points: New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams
Over at BetOnline, the under is favored ever-slightly here at -105 odds, whereas the over is 115. We have to agree with the online bookmakers and call this one an under.
Somehow, someway the Patriots have clawed themselves back in the playoff picture at 6-6. However, despite the resurgence, its offense has looked anything but pretty as of late. In the last two games out, quarterback Cam Newton has thrown just 153 total yards for one TD and two interceptions.
New England has been carried by one of the best running attacks in the NFL. However, the Pats’ lack of passing efficiency will make it very one-dimensional against a Rams defense led by Aaron Donald, who could soon earn Defensive Player of the Year honors for the third time in his already-Hall-of-Fame-caliber career.
For what it’s worth, the Rams are only so-so at scoring points themselves. While they rank third in the league for offensive yardage, they’re just 17th in scoring. This game has the makings of a bowling-shoe-ugly affair.
Betting pick to make: Under 44.5 points (-105)
Houston Texans (-115) at Chicago Bears (+105)
Chicago looks like a team that’s all but given up on their head coach, Matt Nagy. After starting the year 5-1, “Da Bears” have now lost six in a row — the last one in choke-job fashion, allowing Detroit to score two touchdowns within a one-minute span late in the fourth quarter. Things might get even worse in the Windy City.
DeShaun Watson is becoming a top-5 quarterback in front of our very eyes. Despite the dysfunction in Houston, he’s put up eye-popping numbers that include just under 3,900 total yards from scrimmage, 27 total touchdowns, and a career-high QB rating of 110.
Already elite as is, Watson will be especially motivated against a Chicago franchise that spent a second-overall pick on Mitch Trubisky over himself back in the 2017 Draft. You better believe he’s been chomping at the bit for payback and he’s very well capable of doing so against a team on the verge of complete collapse.
Betting pick to make: Houston (-115)
Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5) at Miami Dolphins
The defending champion Chiefs have failed to cover the spread in its last four matchups. That trend will continue in this one.
It’s flown under the radar, but the Dolphins happen to have one of the stingiest defenses in all of football. Get this, Miami is giving up just 17.7 points per game thus far — second-best league-wide.
The Phins’ defense is bookend by two standout defensive backs. First, there’s Xavien Howard, an absolute ballhawk of a corner with an NFL-high eight interceptions. Then there’s the big offseason signing, Byron Jones, who rarely gets thrown at by opposing quarterbacks.
Of course, Patrick Mahomes is not your regular NFL signal-caller. Still, he should at least be slowed down enough to keep this game within a touchdown. Follow the trend and bet Miami to cover the spread.
Betting pick to make: Dolphins (+7.5)
Tennessee Titans (-7.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars
At this point, Jacksonville is seemingly more preoccupied with the Jets play than their own. That’s because the two bottom-feeder franchises are vying for the number-one overall pick (and a likely choice of Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence), which New York has an edge on. Seriously, though, the Jags are an absolute dumpster fire.
And while they struggle in almost all categories, Jacksonville’s run defense is especially porous. Only two teams (Dallas and Houston) have allowed more yardage on the ground than the Jaguars. Unfortunately for them, that plays right into the strength of Tennessee and it’s smash-mouth offensive attack.
Behind Derrick Henry, the Titans rank fourth overall in run offense. Tennessee fell in a quick hole last week out versus Cleveland, forcing them to abandon the run game too early. That slap-face of a loss should be a reminder to “feed Henry” come Sunday versus Jacksonville. A gameplan like that should shred a team that probably wants to lose given the future-changing circumstances.
Betting pick to make: Tennessee (-7.5)
Over/Under 45 points: New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles
We thought about skipping this game until we know for sure who’ll be under center for the Eagles — Carson Wentz or Jalen Hurts? A quarterback has yet to be named, but one has to think Hurts will get the nod given the dire state of Philadelphia.
Either way, we think Saints will torch ’em and push this game into over territory. With Drew Brees sidelined and Taysom Hill at starter, New Orleans has morphed the playbook to suit Hill’s running style. Read-option packages are all the norm with the Saints, which should take advantage of a bottom-10 Eagles’ run defense.
Philly is giving up an average of 129.9 yards on the ground this season. A mastermind coach like Sean Payton should have zero problems exploiting that for an abundance of points.
Betting pick to make: Over 45 points