We have expert betting predictions for Week 12 of the 2020/2021 NFL season, which starts with a Thanksgiving triple-header.
Punters get plenty of quality NRL games to bet on this week, including Ravens vs. Steelers, Titans vs. Colts and Chiefs vs. Buccaneers.
NFL Week 12 Preview
Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions @ Ford Field
The Lions have a poor record on Thanksgiving Day and looking to exploit that will be the Houston Texans.
Houston has been improving throughout the season and despite having a record of only 3-7, they are a better team than the Lions.
Take Houston in the head-to-head market.
Betting tip: Texans to win
Texans by 7
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns @ FirstEnergy Stadium
The Eagles are somehow leading their division with a record of 3-5-1, but that will be tested against a capable Browns side.
Cleveland owns a 6-3 record and they play much better at home with a 4-1 record. Having Odell Beckham out of the side doesn’t help, but they are still playing well.
It should be a close contest but we pick the Browns narrowly.
Betting tip: Browns to win
Browns by 5
Washington vs. Dallas Cowboys @ AT&T Stadium
The Cowboys and Washington are still in with a chance of making the playoffs, despite a poor record of 3-7.
Dallas did their chances a huge favour when beating Minnesota last week, and that would could spur them on for the rest of the season.
Washington have been fair this season, but we’re not confident enough to back them.
Betting tip: Cowboys to win
Cowboys by 10
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Heinz Field
The rivalry continues in Pittsburgh on Friday as the unbeaten Steelers face off against the struggling Ravens.
Pittsburgh are flying at 10-0 and they have already beaten the Ravens this season. Baltimore are struggling, but they have the talent to score an upset.
However, stick with the home side in this matchup.
Betting tip: Steelers to win
Steelers by 10
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Las Vegas were unlucky not to win last week, but they didn’t lose any admirers with the defeat.
Conversely, Atlanta were poor in their loss to the Saints and they haven’t been able to get much traction this season.
The Raiders are the better team and despite odds not being out yet, they should be favoured.
Betting tip: Raiders to win
Raiders by 7
LA Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills @ Bills Stadium
The Bills enjoyed the bye week in Round 11 and that should have them fresh and ready to fire this week.
With a record of 7-3, the Bills are going nicely and a top playoff position beckons. They have the class edge over LA and with a 4-1 home record, they look likely to extend it.
Punters are getting a fair line from bookmakers.
Betting tip: Bills –6.5
Bills by 13
New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals @ Paul Brown Stadium
The Bengals were dealt a massive blow when losing rookie QB Joe Burrow to a serious injury last week.
They will find it tough to win without their star player, which plays into the hands of New York, who need some momentum.
The Giants are 3-7 and despite to win, so take them in a must-win situation.
Betting tip: Giants to win
Giants by 6
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts @ Lucas Oil Stadium
Two quality teams to battle in Week 12, as the 7-3 Titans face the 7-3 Colts.
Indianapolis is coming off a tough overtime win against Green Bay, whereas the Titans also overcome an overtime period to beat Baltimore.
Fatigue could play its part, but the Titans looked better and they are paying value odds for this game.
Betting tip: Titans to win
Titans by 3
Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota lost to the Cowboys last week and it was a costly one. They needed to win to keep in touch, so desperation looms this week.
They face a Panthers side that is on their second-string quarterback, but that didn’t matter last week as they thrashed the Lions 20-0.
Expect a tight game, where the Vikings could edge ahead late.
Betting tip: Vikings to win
Vikings by 7
Arizona Cardinals vs. New England Patriots @ Gillette Stadium
The Patriots haven’t been the same this season without Tom Brady, but they’re still in the hunt.
They are 4-6 with Cam Newton at the QB position, and they’re looking to hold off an inconsistent Cardinals outfit.
Arizona are 6-4, but they have lost some games they should have won. It should be close, but we give the edge to the home side.
Betting tip: Patriots to win
Patriots by 4
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets @ MetLife Stadium
The Dolphins are looking to bounce back from a loss, but they are facing the worst team in the NFL.
New York is 0-10 and clearly playing for the top draft pick. They don’t want to win, so Miami should have this game on a platter.
Bookies are being generous with the lines, so take the value.
Betting tip: Dolphins –6.5
Dolphins by 14
Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars @ TIAA Bank Stadium
Cleveland has a great chance to improve to 8-3 when they take on the hapless Jaguars.
Jacksonville is 1-9 and along with the New York Jets, they are clearly playing for a top draft pick next season.
That plays into the hands of the Browns, who should come out on top.
Betting tip: Browns to win
Browns by 7
New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos @ Empower Field
Denver looked good last week and they could take advantage of a Saints team that’s in a difficult position.
They lost quarterback Drew Brees, but played well last week. However, it’s always harder to adjust the following week.
Therefore, take Denver as a home underdog at value odds.
Betting tip: Broncos to win
Broncos by 10
San Francisco 49ers vs. LA Rams @ SoFi Stadium
The Rams looked good when beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday and they should take care of business this week.
Jared Goff was able to do plenty in the pocket, and despite the Rams run game going missing, they didn’t need it.
The 49ers are bogged down by injuries and their losing ways could continue.
Betting tip: Rams to win
Rams by 10
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Raymond James Stadium
We don’t think the Buccaneers defense can hold out this Chiefs offense, so we’re going with the away team.
Patrick Mahomes could have a field day, given that the Buccs’ defense couldn’t hold out Jared Goff last week.
Tom Brady is past his best, which doesn’t add to the appeal of the home side in this situation.
Betting tip: Chiefs to win
Chiefs by 10
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers @ Lambeau Field
Green Bay gave up a late lead to lose in overtime against the Colts last week. Don’t expect a similar situation against the Bears.
Chicago is 5-5 on the season, but their offensive woes could have them on the back foot throughout this game.
Look for the Packers to establish an early lead and never let go of it.
Betting tip: Packers to win
Rams by 10
Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Lincoln Financial Field
Two division leaders do battle as the 3-6-1 Eagles take on the 7-3 Seahawks. The Eagles have a poor record, but they lead their poor division.
However, Seattle hasn’t been overly impressive over the last few weeks and upsets can often happen in this situation.
If the Eagles can find their best form, an upset could be on the cards.
Betting tip: Eagles +7
Seahawks by 3
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