The NFL got Week 13 started with the annual Thanksgiving triple-header, and it did not disappoint. We saw an unexpectedly entertaining QB duel between Mitchell Trubisky and David Blough. We saw the Bills pound Dallas and then Jerry Jones get emotional after the game. And we saw the Atlanta Falcons somehow convert three straight onside kicks. Not a bad start to the week.
We’re back for a Sunday slate that features some critical contests on both the top and bottom of the standings. The Bengals host the Jets in one of their last winnable games. On the other end, the Texans host the Patriots with Houston looking to stay alive in the race for a first round bye. The Chiefs host the Raiders with the AFC West lead on the line. And of course, we get arguably the game of the week with the red-hot Ravens hosting the NFC leading 49ers.
We’re back once again with picks against the spread. It’s been a struggle of late for my picking skills, but I bounced back a bit in Week 12. I went 9-5 last week and now sit at 84-89-3 on the season. We’ll see if I can build some momentum for Week 13.
I got off to a solid start with my picks, going 2-1 on Thanksgiving. I’ve got a wagers in for Sunday, with more to come. The grabbed the 49ers +6 vs. the Ravens and under 45 in Packers-Giants. Given how good the 49ers have been playing, it’s hard to not take some potential value in them as a sizable underdog. As for Packers-Giants, I think both teams are struggling enough that this ends up more a defensive competition.
Here’s my full list of picks for Week 13. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, and are subject to change.
Bears @ Lions (+6): Lions — WIN
Bills @ Cowboys (-6.5): Cowboys — LOSS
Saints @ Falcons (+6.5): Saints — WIN
Packers @ Giants (+6.5): Giants
Eagles @ Dolphins (+10): Dolphins
Jets @ Bengals (+3): Bengals
49ers @ Ravens (-5.5): 49ers
Browns @ Steelers (+2): Browns
Washington @ Panthers (-10): Washington
Titans @ Colts (-2.5): Titans
Buccaneers @ Jaguars (+1): Jaguars
Rams @ Cardinals (+3): Rams
Raiders @ Chiefs (-10): Chiefs
Chargers @ Broncos (+3): Chargers
Patriots @ Texans (+3): Texans
Vikings @ Seahawks (-2.5): Seahawjs
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