Sign up to bet on all the games here at the FanDuel SportsBook. Here are my favorite bets of the week:
Chiefs at Dolphins (+7)
Uhh, are they giving this away? Though Vegas continues to make the Chiefs a large favorite every week, they don’t cover. Instead, they barely win.
Over the past four weeks, the Chiefs have beaten the Panthers by 2, Raiders by 4, Bucs by 3, and Broncos by 6. The Dolphins are better than all four previous opponents.
Kansas City either gets out to a large lead then struggles to close, or falls behind and has to win it in the last minute. Either way, the games come down to the final drive. One of these weeks, playing light-switch will catch up with them.
Wednesday, the irreplaceable Tyreek Hill missed practice due to a non-COVID related illness. Just last week, Clyde Edwards-Helaire was in the same position and didn’t play a snap on Sunday.
Week 14, the Dolphins get out to an early lead and don’t let up.
Packers (-7.5) at Lions
I’m not sure Green Bay isn’t collectively playing the best football in the NFL right now, but I do know that Aaron Rodgers is individually.
Green Bay moves the ball and scores so easily that the Lions’ pathetic defense has no shot. Just a sad mismatch.
Check back to FanDuel later this week for the prop bet on Aaron Rodgers’ touchdown total. Take the over, whatever it is.
Steelers (+2.5) at Bills
Originally, I had this game circled as the Steelers’ first — and maybe only — loss. I don’t see back-to-back losses after an 11-0 start, though.
But Buffalo is really good. A Super Bowl team. Aside from Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, there isn’t a QB throwing the ball better than Josh Allen.
This has “Game of the Year” written all over it. When rosters are even, I side with urgency. The Steelers are battling for the conference’s crucial first-round bye. The Bills are either the 3rd or 4th seed, which makes no difference.