NFL Week 13 2017 Bookie Betting Report
The favorites dominated Week 12 in the NFL both straight-up and against the spread resulting in a tough day for many of the big offshore sportsbooks taking action online. However, local bookies all across the nation still fared well with the help of their Pay Per Head layoff account.
Turning to the current betting lines for this week’s games, Dallas is 5-6 on the year and it is looking to snap a three-game skid SU and ATS as a slight one-point home underdog when it plays host to the NFC East rival 5-6 Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football on NBC. The total line for this 8:25 p.m. (ET) start from AT&T Stadium has been set at 44.
Sunday’s early betting action features a big showdown in the NFC between the 9-2 Minnesota Vikings and the 7-4 Atlanta Falcons in a 1 p.m. start on FOX. Atlanta is listed as a three-point home favorite with the total set at 47 points. The Vikings are riding a SU seven-game winning streak and they have covered in their last six games.
The other two head-to-head matchups in the NFC in the early games pits 1-10 San Francisco on the road against 3-8 Chicago and 5-6 Green Bay playing host to 4-7 Tampa Bay. The Bears are listed as three-point favorites with a total line set at 39.5. The other game is still off the board with most local bookies waiting on the playing status of Buccaneers’ quarterback Jameis Winston.
The 9-2 New England Patriots will put their SU seven-game winning streak on the line as eight-point road favorites against the AFC East rival 6-5 Buffalo Bills with the total set at 48.5. The Patriots have covered in their last five games to move to 7-4 ATS on the year. Buffalo is 3-1-1 ATS at home this season.
In other early action in the AFC, Miami will play host to Denver in a game that is set as a PICK with a total line of 38.5. The 4-7 Dolphins are 3-6-2 ATS while the 3-8 Broncos are now 2-8-1 ATS after failing to cover in their last seven games. Jacksonville is 7-4 SU and it has been opened as a 9.5-point home favorite against 3-8 Indianapolis in one AFC South tilt this Sunday with the total set at 40.5. In the other game in this division, Houston is 4-7 on the year and it will go on the road as a 6.5-point underdog to face the 7-4 Tennessee Titans. The total for that matchup has been set at 43.
The Kansas City Chiefs have fallen to 6-5 on the year (SU and ATS) with just one win either way in their last six games. This Sunday in a 1 p.m. start on CBS, they will go on the road as three-point favorites against the 4-7 New York Jets. The total line for that game has been set at 44 points.
The lone inter-conference game at 1 p.m. this Sunday sends the 6-5 Detroit Lions on the road as three-point underdogs to tangle with the 6-5 Baltimore Ravens. The betting line for the total in that game stands at 40.5 points.
The highlight of Sunday’s late afternoon games is a big NFC South showdown on FOX at 4:25 p.m. between a pair of 8-3 team when the Carolina Panthers go on the road to face the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans is favored by four points with the total set at 48. The Saints are 5-2 this season ATS when closing as favorites.
Other late action includes 0-11 Cleveland on the road against the 5-6 Los Angeles Chargers as 14-point underdogs with the total set at 42. The 8-3 Los Angeles Rams are on the road as seven-point favorites against the 5-6 Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West and the 2-9 New York Giants head out west to face the 5-6 Oakland Raiders as seven-point underdogs.
Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. on NBC features the high-flying 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles as five-point road favorites against the 7-4 Seattle Seahawks. The total for this NFC clash has been set 47.5 points. Philadelphia as won its last nine games SU and it has covered in its last eight contests.
Monday Night Football rolls into Cincinnati for an AFC North tilt between the 9-2 Pittsburgh Steelers and the 5-6 Bengals. Pittsburgh is a 5.5-point road favorite and the total has been set at 43.5. The Steelers won the first meeting this season 29-14 as four-point favorite at home.