Another solid week in NFL betting picks last week as we went 9-7 in Week 12. We will be looking for another winning performance as we take a look at some of the key matchups in the 12 game slate this Sunday and give our betting picks for every game.
NFL Week 13 Sunday Betting Picks
Cleveland at Tennessee
Nissan Stadium, 1.00pm (ET)
The headline game of the early slate sees two AFC contenders facing off as the Browns travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans. The Browns sit in second place in the AFC North division with an 8-3 record and are currently in the box seat to wrap up one of the wildcard places, maintaining a one game advantage over their nearest competitors. They are on a three game winning streak, having beaten the Texans, Eagles and Jaguars over the last three weeks.
The Titans also have an 8-3 record but sit atop their division, leading Indianapolis by just one game after winning their last two over the Ravens and the aforementioned Colts. They have the potential to put a seal on the division with a win here, as their last four games of the season feature really winnable games against the Jags, Lions and Titans.
The Titans start as 4.5 point favorites at home and we are siding with them here. The Browns are just 3-2 straight up on the road this season and only 1-4 against the spread on the road. They have also failed to cover in five of their last six games despite winning four of them. This is the first time since playing the Steelers back in October that they will start as underdogs, so the step up in opposition could be a shock to the system here.
Los Angeles at Arizona
State Farm Stadium, 4.05pm (ET)
The heated battle for the NFC West division will be at fever pitch on Sunday as the Cardinals host the Rams from 4.05pm. The Seahawks top the division currently with an 8-3 record but hot on their heels is both the Rams at 7-4 and the Cardinals at 6-5. This is the first of two meetings between the Cardinals and Rams in the last five weeks of the NFL season, games which will likely shape the NFC West and the wildcard places in the NFC.
The Rams are coming off a loss to the 49ers and will be desperate to bounce back here given they have a tough run home which includes games against the Patriots, Seahawks and Cardinals in the last four weeks. Arizona was a chance to compete for the division title at 6-3 but they have since lost their last two games to the Seahawks and Patriots. They have a much easier run home, with games against the Giants, Eagles and 49ers still to come.
Love the look of the Rams here with so much on the line. They have a tougher run home so should be more desperate here, while the Cardinals are just 2-3 against the spread at home this season and 4-7 against the spread overall. On the contrary, the Rams are 6-5 against the spread this season and have covered in two of their last three.
Denver at Kansas City
The Chiefs can put a bow on the AFC West division and stay in touch with the Steelers with a win on Sunday Night Football against the Broncos. They currently have a 10-1 record and trail the undefeated Steelers by one game. They have won their last six on the trot and have a 6-5 record against the spread.
The Broncos are 4-7 on the season so far and were pulverised by the Saints in Week 12 as all of their rostered quarterbacks had to miss the game through COVID-19 concerns. They started the game with a receiver at quarterback and it showed as they put up just three points in the loss. Drew Lock will be back to start in this game, however, we can’t see the Broncos doing much damage against a rampant Chiefs team that seems at the top of their game.
The Chiefs start as 13.5 point favorites and we like them to cover that line. The Broncos were beaten by 28 points in Week 12 and although they won against the Dolphins the week before, their two losses in Week 9 & 10 came by an average margin of 16 points. They get beaten by multiple scores often, and we expect them to here against arguably the best offense in the league.
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