With four weeks left in the NFL season, teams are fighting for position.
Some are clamoring for a playoff spot. Others are trying to stay as close to perfect as possible in order to secure a first round bye. The rest are looking forward to next April and the 2018 NFL Draft.
Week 14 presents another great slate of games to gamble on, including a few matchups pitting the top teams of the NFC against each other, and other games that may go on to decide a division title. After a middling week of 7-9 against the spread last weekend, this week we look to get back to our winning ways and take the books for all they got.
Below are our best bets of Week 14 of the NFL season.
All lines courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.
LAST WEEK: 7-9
New Orleans Saints (PK) at Atlanta Falcons (Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ET)
The pick: Falcons PK
The logic: The Saints are one of the hottest teams in football right now, but the idea of the Falcons losing two straight at home seems like a good one to bet against.
Indianapolis Colts (NO LINE) at Buffalo Bills (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)
The pick: Colts
The logic: Still no line on this game as it’s unclear whether or not Tyrod Taylor will be able to play after going down with a knee contusion last week against the Patriots. While he participated in limited practice on Thursday, bettors or either getting a half-healthy Taylor on Sunday or another game from Nathan Peterman, so I’m just closing my eyes and backing Indy.
Chicago Bears (+6.5) at Cincinnati Bengals (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)
The pick: Bears +6.5
The logic: The Bengals five wins have come over the Browns, Bills, Colts, Broncos, and Browns. That’s not a team I want to lay a touchdown with.