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


The NFL provided some coin-flip video games in Week 12, with that, there was certain to some ups and downs the sport picks and predictions towards the unfold. Week 13 gives 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 discipline aim (3 factors) spreads, that are the equivalents to home-field benefits

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

(Recreation odds courtesy of FanDuel)

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

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NFL picks towards 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 atmosphere, on the street, within the parts, with first place on the road towards a nasty protection. The Patriots even have a frightening protection that can include the massive performs from counterpart Josh Allen. It is a little bit of grinding sport for each side with restricted dashing success, so the distinctive twin risk playmaking of Allen will make the distinction in a sport that stays tight and moderately 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 dwelling on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys might be occurring the street with out coach Mike McCarthy however ought to have extensive receivers Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb again to spice up Dak Prescott. The Saints may get optimistic offensive well being information with their operating backs and offensive line to provide them a greater likelihood at dwelling with Taysom Hill set to begin. Dallas has been nonetheless a greater staff at dwelling than on the street however is now in somewhat 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 any such proficient staff beneath Sean McVay, can they? Assuming Matthew Stafford can cease his pick-six streak, L.A. might be sitting fairly in a much-needed get-well sport at dwelling. Former Jaguar Jalen Ramsey will hang-out Trevor Lawrence in protection, who additionally could have loads of Aaron Donald and Von Miller in his face. It is a likelihood for the Rams to batter a staff with Darrell Henderson and the operating sport 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 elementary 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 seeking to be with out operating again Dalvin Prepare dinner and its personal wiling run protection will give all of the sudden run-heavy Detroit an opportunity to remain in one other low-scoring sport. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings’ way 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 finest 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 overlook how the Bears stole the ultimate wild card from them final season. The Bears have restricted ability 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 quick passing video games. That is been key with them lacking a big-play component with out Antonio Brown and nonetheless desirous to restrict the publicity of their struggling go protection. Search for them to floor and pound this one dwelling as soon as Brady picks aside a weak secondary indoors. Matt Ryan might be beneath duress for a lot of the second half attempting 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 grow to be 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 sport as Houston’s defensive entrance can not cease him. Indianapolis will dominate on each traces 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 somewhat extra within the passing sport final week with dangerous outcomes as Jalen Hurts scuffling with interceptions and nailing down connections along 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 could 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 a lot 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 sport with the climate beginning to flip. Joe Burrow might be snug for play-action passing downfield in consequence. Justin Herbert, his counterpart younger gun from the 2020 first spherical, will face extra of a go rush whereas not leaning on a lot of an influence operating sport.

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

Sunday 1 ET, Fox

The Giants beat the Eagles will all protection and virtually zero offense at dwelling final week. The Dolphins are using a four-game successful streak and discovering their offensive pop round Tua Tagovailoa, because of rookie extensive receiver Jaylen Waddle breaking out and Myles Gaskin trying a lot better out of the backfield. Miami’s sturdy intermediate passing sport and extra lively 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 don’t get many fashion factors of late with Lamar Jackson producing some sloppy passing with extra turnovers. However they’re nonetheless successful sufficient to be the No. 1 seed within the AFC and the Steelers’ putrid run protection will take stress off Jackson. The Steelers will hold it shut with their fast passing sport and difficult operating from Najee Harris, however the Ravens will grind one other one away with Justin Tucker kicking dwelling 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 can proceed with out Deebo Samuel, nonetheless with Elijah Mitchell, George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk. They’re executing within the energy dashing assault and getting large performs all over the place within the passing sport. The Seahawks’ protection has few solutions for that multiplicity and flexibility. Russell Wilson and his extensive receivers hold them within the sport, 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 obtained off the mat with a powerful defensive efficiency towards the Chargers that ought to have happy Vic Fangio. They need to get extra out of their passing sport 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 dwelling.

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

Vinnie Iyer’s 2021 picks:

  • Week 12 document towards the unfold: 9-6
  • Week 12 document straight up: 12-3
  • Season ATS: 98-80
  • Season straight up: 118-61



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