NFL picks, predictions against spread Week 13: Bills stop Patriots; Chiefs slow Broncos; 49ers, Dolphins stay hot


The NFL supplied some coin-flip video games in Week 12, with that, there was sure to some ups and downs the sport picks and predictions in opposition to the unfold. Week 13 presents a number of extra challenges in a slate of 14 extra contests.

There are extra stable favorites this week, some falling into the double-digit unfold realm. There are additionally an uncommon quantity of subject aim (3 factors) spreads, that are the equivalents to home-field benefits

This is how Sporting Information navigates all the newest numbers in one other late-season version of our professional soccer fearless forecast:

(Sport odds courtesy of FanDuel)

Patriots, 49ers, Buccaneers surge as Rams, Steelers tumble into Week 13

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NFL picks in opposition to the unfold for Week 13

Monday 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

Mac Jones faces his hardest take a look at but as a rookie QB, in a hostile surroundings, on the street, within the parts, with first place on the road in opposition to a nasty protection. The Patriots even have a frightening protection that may include the large performs from counterpart Josh Allen. It is a little bit of grinding recreation for either side with restricted dashing success, so the distinctive twin menace playmaking of Allen will make the distinction in a recreation that stays tight and quite ugly deep into the fourth quarter.

Choose: Payments win 23-19 and canopy the unfold.

Thursday 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFL Community and Amazon Prime Video

The Cowboys and Saints each have an everyday week taking part in on Thursday once more after each groups misplaced at residence on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys will probably be occurring the street with out coach Mike McCarthy however ought to have huge receivers Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb again to spice up Dak Prescott. The Saints may get constructive offensive well being information with their operating backs and offensive line to present them a greater probability at residence with Taysom Hill set to begin. Dallas has been nonetheless a greater staff at residence than on the street however is now in just a little extra attrition mode to win video games.

Choose: Cowboys win 27-23 however fail to cowl the unfold.

Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

The Rams can not lose 4 consecutive video games with one of these proficient staff below Sean McVay, can they? Assuming Matthew Stafford can cease his pick-six streak, L.A. will probably be sitting fairly in a much-needed get-well recreation at residence. Former Jaguar Jalen Ramsey will hang-out Trevor Lawrence in protection, who additionally can have loads of Aaron Donald and Von Miller in his face. It is a probability for the Rams to batter a staff with Darrell Henderson and the operating recreation and be much less reliant on Stafford’s deep passing.

Choose: Rams win 31-10 and canopy the unfold.

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  • Upset of the Week: Washington Soccer Workforce (+2.5, 49.5 o/u) over Raiders 

Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

Washington has flashed the offensive expertise that allowed it to win the NFC East as a sub-.500 staff final season. The protection has shored up some basic points even whereas lacking some key items for Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio. Las Vegas is coming off a large street win in Dallas, however simply when the staff seems to be most spectacular is when it begins going again to falling flat due to inconsistency all over the place. 

Choose: Washington wins 27-20.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Vikings appear locked into one-possession video games each week and the eight-point margin of defeat in San Francisco was in impact a blowout for them. Minnesota is trying to be with out operating again Dalvin Cook dinner and its personal wiling run protection will give immediately run-heavy Detroit an opportunity to remain in one other low-scoring recreation. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings’ far more dynamic receiving corps are the distinction late.

Choose: Vikings win 23-17 however fail to cowl the unfold.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Cardinals’ offense ought to look nearer to its explosive and balanced greatest with Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins set to return. The bye was well-timed to relaxation for the stretch run towards nailing down a high seed within the NFC playlffs. The Cardinals additionally should not neglect how the Bears stole the ultimate wild card from them final season. The Bears have restricted talent place firepower in relation to them and have too many defensive holes as effectively.

Choose: Cardinals win 27-17 and canopy the unfold.

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  • Buccaneers (-10.5, 50.5 o/u) at Falcons 

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Buccaneers are reinventing their offensive id on the proper time, with much more emphasis on the operating and brief passing video games. That is been key with them lacking a big-play component with out Antonio Brown and nonetheless eager to restrict the publicity of their struggling move protection. Search for them to floor and pound this one residence as soon as Brady picks aside a weak secondary indoors. Matt Ryan will probably be below duress for a lot of the second half making an attempt to catch up in a one-dimensional assault.

Choose: Buccaneers win 34-20 and canopy the unfold.

  • Colts (-8.5, 46.5 o/u) at Texans

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Colts needed to turn into a pass-happy staff to strive to stick with the Buccaneers final week however can be ok with going again to a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor and the operating recreation as Houston’s defensive entrance can not cease him. Indianapolis will dominate on each strains of scrimmage to get again over. 500 whereas forcing extra key turnovers vs. Tyrod Taylor.

Choose: Colts win 24-10 and cowl the unfold.

  • Eagles (-7, 45.5 o/u) at Jets

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Eagles compelled the problem just a little extra within the passing recreation final week with dangerous outcomes as Jalen Hurts scuffling with interceptions and nailing down connections together with his receivers and tight finish Dallas Goedert downfield. They are going to return to their run-heavy, grinding methods with Hurts and Boston Scott main the change with Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard hurting. Their protection can have little bother irritating Zach Wilson, however the zone will open up sufficient performs for the Jets to maintain it shut. This second consecutive journey to MetLife Stadium works significantly better.

Choose: Eagles win 20-14 however fail to cowl the unfold.

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Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Chargers’ run protection woes rear their ugly heads once more with the Bengals turning their offense over extra to Joe Mixon and the operating recreation with the climate beginning to flip. Joe Burrow will probably be snug for play-action passing downfield consequently. Justin Herbert, his counterpart younger gun from the 2020 first spherical, will face extra of a move rush whereas not leaning on a lot of an influence operating recreation.

Choose: Bengals win 31-27 and canopy the unfold.

Sunday 1 ET, Fox

The Giants beat the Eagles will all protection and nearly zero offense at residence final week. The Dolphins are driving a four-game profitable streak and discovering their offensive pop round Tua Tagovailoa, due to rookie huge receiver Jaylen Waddle breaking out and Myles Gaskin wanting significantly better out of the backfield. Miami’s sturdy intermediate passing recreation and extra energetic playmaking protection vs. Daniel Jones units up one other stable victory.

Choose: Dolphins win 20-16 and canopy the unfold.

  • Ravens (-3, 44 o/u) at Steelers 

Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

The Ravens do not get many type factors of late with Lamar Jackson producing some sloppy passing with extra turnovers. However they’re nonetheless profitable sufficient to be the No. 1 seed within the AFC and the Steelers’ putrid run protection will take strain off Jackson. The Steelers will maintain it shut with their fast passing recreation and difficult operating from Najee Harris, however the Ravens will grind one other one away with Justin Tucker kicking residence the sport winner.

Choose: Ravens win 23-20.

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  • 49ers (-2.5, 46.5 o/u) at Seahawks

Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

The 49ers are in a complete offensive groove and that may proceed with out Deebo Samuel, nonetheless with Elijah Mitchell, George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk. They’re executing within the energy dashing assault and getting huge performs all over the place within the passing recreation. The Seahawks’ protection has few solutions for that multiplicity and flexibility. Russell Wilson and his huge receivers maintain them within the recreation, however that is about it.

Choose: 49ers win 27-24 and canopy the unfold.

  • Broncos at Chiefs (-9.5, 47.5 o/u)

Sunday 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

The Broncos bought off the mat with a robust defensive efficiency in opposition to the Chargers that ought to have happy Vic Fangio. They need to get extra out of their passing recreation right here with Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams giving them extra dependable dashing manufacturing. Teddy Bridgewater will not outduel Patrick Mahomes by any means, as Kansas Metropolis will ship because the extra full AFC West staff at residence.

Choose: Chiefs win 31-23 however fail to cowl the unfold.

Vinnie Iyer’s 2021 picks:

  • Week 12 report in opposition to the unfold: 9-6
  • Week 12 report straight up: 12-3
  • Season ATS: 98-80
  • Season straight up: 118-61



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