NFL Week 12 Picks Against The Spread 2019: Predictions ATS, Updated Betting Odds For Every Game
There’s only one double-digit favorite in Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season. Three games feature a pair of teams that are currently in the playoff picture. Another contest includes two teams that are a game out of first place in their respective divisions.
Below are picks against the spread for every game in Week 12, as well as updated betting odds at Las Vegas and online sportsbooks. Betting lines and trends are courtesy of OddsShark.
Indianapolis Colts (+3.5) at Houston Texans
With key playmakers hurt and Jacoby Brissett playing like a below-average starter over the last several weeks, Indianapolis might not have the offensive firepower to keep up with Houston. Expect Deshaun Watson and the Texans’ offense to bounce back from a lackluster performance in Baltimore.
Prediction ATS: Houston
New York Giants (+6) at Chicago Bears
Chicago’s offense might make them incapable of beating any team handily. That includes the Giants, who give up a ton of points to just about everyone. The Bears only scored 20 points against the Lions’ 30th-ranked defense a few weeks ago. Chicago’s offense hasn’t produced more than 24 points in any game. The Bears are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games.
Prediction ATS: New York
Carolina Panthers (+9.5) at New Orleans Saints
The Panthers might be the right pick with the Saints laying so many points. Carolina absolutely needs a win if they want any hope of making the playoffs. Kyle Allen should play better, coming off a four-interception day.
Prediction ATS: Carolina
Denver Broncos (+4) at Buffalo Bills
Denver continues to lose close games, and Sunday might continue that trend. The Broncos have been defeated by more than four points just once in their last seven games. All of Buffalo’s easy victories have come against teams with two wins or fewer. Expect a low-scoring affair that’s decided by a field goal. Denver is 5-2 against the spread as an underdog.
Prediction ATS: Denver
Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5) at Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh needs a win to stay in the playoff race. Cincinnati seems glad to lose games and get the No.1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The winless Bengals have lost four straight games by at least a touchdown. Ryan Finley might be the worst quarterback that takes the field in Week 12. Pittsburgh is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games against Cincinnati.
Prediction ATS: Pittsburgh
Miami Dolphins (+10.5) at Cleveland Browns
Even after last week’s drubbing of the Steelers, it’s hard to trust the Browns as double-digit favorites. Baker Mayfield hasn’t had a game with both an above-average passer rating and more than 238 passing yards in almost two months. The loss of Myles Garrett will hurt a defense that’s been good of late. Maybe the Dolphins can stay competitive for a large part of the game.
Prediction ATS: Miami
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+4.5) at Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta has looked like a completely different team during its two-game winning streak, but there’s a reason the Falcons have seven losses. Jameis Winston has thrown for more than 300 yards in five straight games. He leads the league with 18 interceptions, though the Falcons only have six picks this season. It’s going to be a fun, high-scoring game.
Prediction ATS: Tampa Bay
Detroit Lions (-3.5) at Washington Redskins
Jeff Driskel has been a competent quarterback in place of Matthew Stafford. That’s all Detroit needs to beat Washington by a touchdown. The Redskins have one of the worst offenses in recent years. They needed two garbage-time touchdowns in Week 11 to score 17 points for just the second time since Week 2. Washington has lost nine straight home games.
Prediction ATS: Detroit
Oakland Raiders (-2.5) at New York Jets
The Jets have put together a two-game winning streak against two of the NFL’s three worst teams. Let’s see how they do when they host a playoff contender. The Raiders are 5-0 against sub-.500 teams. Derek Carr’s passer rating is 24.1 points higher than Sam Darnold’s rating. New York is 2-8 in its last 10 home games.
Prediction ATS: Oakland
Seattle Seahawks (+1.5) at Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia is untrustworthy, especially against good teams. Carson Wentz is in the middle of a mediocre 2019 campaign, while Russell Wilson is throwing the ball better than any other quarterback. The Eagles’ offense will be hard-pressed to match the Seahawks, who have scored at least 27 points in eight of their last nine games. Seattle is 4-1 against the spread on the road and 3-0 against the spread as an underdog.
Prediction ATS: Seattle
Jacksonville Jaguars (+3) at Tennessee Titans
Tennessee’s offense has been very good with Ryan Tannehill under center, averaging 26.3 points in the quarterback’s four starts. Nick Foles wasn’t particularly good in his return. Jacksonville has totaled 22 points in their last three games against teams that are above .500. The Titans are ninth in scoring defense.
Prediction ATS: Tennessee
Dallas Cowboys (+6.5) at New England Patriots
The Patriots have a 20-game winning streak at Gillette Stadium with nine consecutive wins by double digits. Tom Brady will have more time to throw with starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn returning from injured reserve. Dallas isn’t good enough defensively to snap New England’s streak of home dominance.
Prediction ATS: New England
Green Bay Packers (+3) at San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco still has the best defense in the NFC. Green Bay failed to score more than 11 points in either of their road games against good defenses. The 49ers’ second-ranked rushing attack will control the game against a mediocre Packers’ run defense.
Prediction ATS: San Francisco
Baltimore Ravens (-3) at Los Angeles Rams