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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 14 Games

Here are some suggestions when trying to beat the odds.

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Before the fourteenth Sunday of the 2019 NFL regular season kicks off, let’s have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for the Week 14 games. You can CLICK HERE for straight up NFL picks without regard to the spread. You can find all of the NFL betting lines via DraftKings SportsBook.

My overall record so far is 91-97-5 after going 5-11 last week (ugh) and 0-1 on this week’s Thursday night game. I’m still doing better than the collective BGN community, which is 85-103-5 so far.

NFL WEEK 14 GAMES

BALTIMORE RAVENS (-6) at BUFFALO BILLS: The Bills are tougher than some have given them credit for. They also have a rest advantage in this matchup after last playing on Thanksgiving. But the Ravens are red hot with Lamar Jackson and I can’t help but think about how Philly’s rushing attack previously bullied the Bills in Buffalo. It’s tempting to take the points but I have to imagine the Ravens can run on this team. PICK: Ravens -6

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  • 73%
    Ravens -6
    (48 votes)
  • 26%
    Bills +6
    (17 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (-2.5): The Saints are being disrespected here; they shouldn’t be less than standard 3-point home favorites. New Orleans is coming off extra rest and Sean Payton will have his team ready for such an important game that could essentially secure the No. 1 seed. PICK: Saints -2.5

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  • 53%
    49ers +2.5
    (35 votes)
  • 46%
    Saints -2.5
    (30 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

CINCINNATI BENGALS at CLEVELAND BROWNS (-7): The Bengals finally won a game but this Browns team (14th in DVOA) is a slightly better opponent than last week (NYJ 28th in DVOA). PICK: Browns -7

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  • 20%
    Bengals +7
    (11 votes)
  • 79%
    Browns -7
    (42 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now

WASHINGTON at GREEN BAY PACKERS (-13.5): Aaron Rodgers over Dwayne Haskins is a huge mismatch but Washington can neutralize that to some extent by relying on their ground game. Green Bay’s defense is vulnerable against the run and Washington isn’t checked out on the season since they’re still alive in the NFC East. I’ll take the points. PICK: Washington +13.5

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  • 50%
    Washington +13.5
    (27 votes)
  • 50%
    Packers -13.5
    (27 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now

DETROIT LIONS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS (-12.5): You can always count on Kirk Cousins to beat up on bad teams. The Lions aren’t threatening anybody with third string quarterback David Blough under center. PICK: Vikings -12.5

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  • 48%
    Lions +12.5
    (23 votes)
  • 51%
    Vikings -12.5
    (24 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

CAROLINA PANTHERS at ATLANTA FALCONS (-3.5): Kinda weird how the 3-9 Falcons are significantly favored over a 5-7 Panthers team that just blew out Atlanta by a score of 29 to 3 a few weeks ago. I like the Falcons to win but this could still be a close game so I’ll take the points. PICK: Panthers +3.5

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  • 34%
    Panthers +3.5
    (16 votes)
  • 65%
    Falcons -3.5
    (31 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

MIAMI DOLPHINS at NEW YORK JETS (-5): The Jets are coming off a blowout loss to a previously winless team. They also lost in Miami last month. The Dolphins have been fighting hard lately; they’re not just going to lay down and die. Hard not to like the points. PICK: Dolphins +5

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  • 69%
    Dolphins +5
    (32 votes)
  • 30%
    Jets -5
    (14 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (-3.5): Jameis Winston has 24 combined interceptions and fumbles in his last seven starts. It’s hard to love betting on a turnover machine to play well. PICK: Colts +3.5

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  • 68%
    Colts +3.5
    (30 votes)
  • 31%
    Buccaneers -3.5
    (14 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

DENVER BRONCOS at HOUSTON TEXANS (-9): Give me Deshaun Watson at home over Drew Lock making his first NFL road start. PICK: Texans -9

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  • 39%
    Broncos +9
    (17 votes)
  • 60%
    Texans -9
    (26 votes)
43 votes total Vote Now

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (-3) at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Gardnew Minshew will give the Jags a spark and the Chargers are masters of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. PICK: Jaguars +3

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  • 61%
    Chargers -3
    (26 votes)
  • 38%
    Jaguars +3
    (16 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (-3): It’s hard to bet against the Pats at home and Bill Belichick usually has Andy Reid’s number. But, screw it, Tom Brady looks washed. He’s outmatched by Patrick Mahomes. Chiefs win outright. PICK: Chiefs +3

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  • 73%
    Chiefs +3
    (34 votes)
  • 26%
    Patriots -3
    (12 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now

TENNESSEE TITANS (-3) at OAKLAND RAIDERS: The Titans are 5-1 with Ryan Tannehill starting. The Raiders rank fifth worst in point differential. Tennessee is the easy bet. PICK: Titans -3

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  • 68%
    Titans -3
    (28 votes)
  • 31%
    Raiders +3
    (13 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (-2.5) at ARIZONA CARDINALS: Kind of weird to be picking the team starting an undrafted rookie free agent over the No. 1 overall pick at quarterback but the Steelers have a lot more to play for. PICK: Steelers -2.5

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  • 83%
    Steelers -2.5
    (35 votes)
  • 16%
    Cardinals +2.5
    (7 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at LOS ANGELES RAMS (PK): Why would you bet on Jared Goff over Russell Wilson? PICK: Seahawks (PK)

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  • 68%
    Seahawks (PK)
    (32 votes)
  • 31%
    Rams (PK)
    (15 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

NEW YORK GIANTS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (-9): The Eagles are getting way too much respect for a team that’s lose three games in a row ... and most recently to Miami. And yet the Giants have lost eight in a row and are now starting a washed up, soon-to-be 39-year-old at quarterback. For as bad as the Eagles are, they always own the Giants. I’ll go back to that well for this one. PICK: Eagles -9

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  • 53%
    Giants +9
    (42 votes)
  • 46%
    Eagles -9
    (36 votes)
78 votes total Vote Now