NFL Week 14 Marquee Games
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts
The Bengals and Colts have a couple of things in common, as they are both 8-4 and the only teams in their division with a winning record. While the Colts look to have the AFC South wrapped up the Bengals only lead the Ravens, who have won 3 of their last 4 games, by 2 games in the AFC North and they face them at home in the season finale.
The Bengals are 5.5-point favorites in this game with a total of 44. After losing 2 straight the Bengals have regrouped and won 2 in a row. Andrew Luck and the Colts offense will face a Cincy D that ranks 8th in both pass and run defense. The Bengals have covered the spread in their last 6 home games.
Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Both of these teams need a win, as while each is in first place in their division they are in tight races. The Eagles have won 4 straight and they are getting great play from 2nd year QB Nick Foles. The Eagles are 2.5-point home betting favorites with a total of 54.5.
Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson lead the Lions and their 2nd ranked passing offense and they will face an Eagles’ pass defense that ranks dead last in the league. The Eagles are only 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Seahawks have won 7 straight, are coming off an impressive blowout win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, and can wrap up the NFC West with a win over the 49ers. The 49ers are in good position for the Wild Card, but need a win to keep it that way and to have any chance to win the division.
The 49ers’ defense has been superb in their last 2 games and odds makers have them as 2.5-point home favorites in this game with a total of 2.5. Earlier this season in Seattle the Seahawks laid a 29-3 beat down on the 49ers.
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
With the Saints loss on Monday night they are now tied atop the NFC South with the red-hot Panthers, who have won 8 straight. The Saints are undefeated at home this season and they are 4-point favorites in this game with a total of 48.5.
Drew Brees and the Saints offense will have a tough task facing a Carolina defense that ranks 6th in the league against the pass and 2nd against the run. The Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and in an interesting betting trend they are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games against the Saints in New Orleans.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears
The Cowboys have won 2 in a row and they are tied atop the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, they are only 2-4 on the road and face a Bears’ team that is 4-2 at home. Chicago has lost 2 straight and 3 of their last 4 and they need a win to keep pace with the Detroit Lions, who lead the Bears by 1 game in the NFC North.
The Cowboys are 1-point road favorites in this game with a total of 49.
Tony Romo is the big gun on offense, but the Cowboys may want to run the ball against a Chicago run defense that ranks dead last in the league. On the other side of the coin the Cowboys have the league’s 31st ranked pass defense and 27th ranked run defense.
This game is on Monday night and the Cowboys have covered the spread in only 1 of their last 8 Monday night games.