2017 NFL Week 14 Preview

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There are only four weeks left in the NFL regular season and every game has some level of importance.

The action starts with a genuine blockbuster between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints – a vital clash in the AFC South – and there are a host of other huge games set to take place over the weekend.

We have analysed every game in the NFL this weekend and our complete 2017 NFL Week 14 tips can be found below.

Atlanta Falcons Vs New Orleans Saints

Friday December 8, 12:25am, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Both the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints have been in excellent form and there is very little between these two sides in betting.

It is New Orleans that will that this clash as narrow favourites and a victory would extend their lead at the top of the NFC South.

The Saints have won their past three games as away favourites and they are 3-0 against the line in this scenario.

Atlanta produced a disappointing performance against the Minnesota Vikings last weekend and they will need to improve to have any chance against the Saints.

The Falcons have been inconsistent at their new stadium this season and that has been the case with their offence in general.

New Orleans continue to impress and they can record a vital win over their rivals.

Back New Orleans To Win @ $1.83

Cleveland Browns Vs Green Bay Packers

Monday December 11, 5:00am, FirstEnergy Stadium

It is the Green Bay Packers that will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Green Bay recorded an overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend, but they continue to be a tough team to trust without Aaron Rodgers.

The Cleveland Browns are still chasing their first win of the NFL season and they desperately need to record a victory to avoid going down as one of the worst sides in the history of the NFL.

Cleveland have been a losing play across every single metric and there is no way you can back them with any confidence.

This is a game that I am more than happy to stay out of from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Detroit Lions

Monday December 11, 5:00am, Raymond James Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs Vs Oakland Raiders

Monday December 11, 5:00am, Arrowhead Stadium

There are three 6-6 teams in the AFC West and these are two of them.

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost four games in a row, but they are still set to go into this clash with the Oakland Raiders as clear favourites.

Kansas’ form slump hit a new low when they went down to the New York Jets last weekend and it is tough to back them off that effort.

The Chiefs have now won only four of their past eight games as home favourites for a clear loss and they have won only one of their past six games.

Oakland have got themselves back into the NFL Playoffs picture with two straight wins and a victory over the Chiefs will give them the lead in the Division.

The Raiders have won only one of their past five games as away underdogs and their record against the line in this scenario is no better.

Defence has been an issue for both these sides throughout this season and this looks set to be a fairly high-scoring clash.

The Over has saluted in 15 of the past 23 games played between these two sides and the Total Points line of 47.5 points does not look like anywhere near enough.

Back Over 47.5 Points

Carolina Panthers Vs Minnesota Vikings

Monday December 11, 5:00am, Bank Of America Stadium

This is another massive game in a weekend that is packed full of them.

The Carolina Panthers may have the home-ground advantage, but it is the Minnesota Vikings that will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Minnesota made it eight wins on the trot with their win over the Atlanta Falcons and their defence continues to be one of the toughest in the NFL.

The Vikings have won their past four games as away favourites and they are 3-1 against the line in this scenario.

Carolina had their winning run ended by the New Orleans Saints and they need to win the rest of their games to have a legitimate chance of winning the NFC South Title.

The Panthers have won four of their past seven games at home and they are only a middling 3-1-3 against the line in this scenario.

Minnesota can give this Carolina offence plenty of trouble and help their side cover the line of 2.5 points.

Back Minnesota To Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

Houston Texans Vs San Francisco 49ers

Monday December 11, 5:00am, NRG Stadium

The Houston Texans have won only one of their past six games, but they will still start this clash as favourites.

Houston have won five of their past seven games as home favourites for a small profit, but they are a poor 3-4 against the line in this scenario.

The Jimmy Garoppolo era at the 49ers got off to a winning start and the promising quarterback could prove to be the difference between these two teams.

San Francisco have won only two of their past eight games as away underdogs, but they are 5-3 against the line in this situation.

This shapes as being as fairly close clash and I am keen to back the 49ers with the insurance of a three point start.

Back San Francisco To Beat The Line (+3 Points)

Buffalo Bills Vs Indianapolis Colts

Monday December 11, 5:00am, Ralph Wilson Stadium

Cincinnati Bengals Vs Chicago Bears

Monday December 11, 5:00am, Paul Brown Stadium

The Cincinnati Bengals are one of the shortest-priced favourites in the NFL this weekend.

Cincinnati went down to the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend, but they played some solid football in the process and a repeat of that effort would likely be enough to beat the Chicago Bears.

The Bengals have won three of their past five games as home favourites, but they are only 2-3 against the line in this scenario.

Chicago slumped to their fifth straight defeat when they went down to the San Francisco 49ers last weekend and it has been another season to forget for Bears fans.

The Bears have won only one of their past seven games as away underdogs and their record against the line is not much better.

This is a game that the market has gotten just about right and I am happy to stay out of this clash from a betting perspective.

No Bet

New York Giants Vs Dallas Cowboys

Monday December 11, 5:00am, MetLife Stadium

This will be the first game that the New York Giants have played since they sacked head coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese,

Arizona Cardinals Vs Tennessee Titans

Monday December 11, 8:05am, University Of Phoenix Stadium

The Tennessee Titans remain on top of the AFC South and they will start this clash with the Arizona Cardinals as clear favourites.

Tennessee made it seven wins from their past eight games with a comfortable victory over the Houston Texans and their chances of making the Playoffs remain in their hands.

The Titans have won three of their past five games as away favourites, but they have covered the line in only two of these wins.

Arizona’s lacklustre season continued with a defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams and they have now lost three of their past four games.

The Cardinals have won two of their past five games for a small profit and are a middling 2-1-2 in this scenario.

This is a game that Tennessee should win, but there is no value at their current price.

No Bet

Denver Broncos Vs New York Jets

Monday December 11, 8:05am, Mile High

At the start of the season it would have been considered close to impossible for the Denver Broncos not to start this game as clear favourites, but there is no splitting these teams in betting.

The Broncos produced another horrid performance to go down to the Miami Dolphins last weekend and they have now lost eight games on the trot.

Denver have won four of their past eight games in front of their home fans and they have covered the line in only three of their past 16 games.

The New York Jets were excellent against the Kansas City Chiefs last week and there is no doubt they are a side that has defied expectations this season.

New York have won only two of their past seven games on the road and their record against the line in this scenario is poor.

The betting play that does standout in this clash is the Under in Total Points betting markets.

The offensive production from both these teams has been inconsistent all season long and backing the Under in Broncos home games as well as Jets away games has been a profitable betting play.

Back Under 41.5 Points

Los Angeles Chargers Vs Washington Redskins

Monday December 11, 8:05am, StubHub Centre

The Los Angeles Chargers are back in the mix for the NFL Playoffs and they will start this clash with the Washington Redskins as clear favourites.

Los Angeles avoided a potential bogey game against the Cleveland Browns, but they should face a tougher challenge from the inconsistent Redskins.

The Chargers have won only two of their past four games as home favourites and they are a poor 1-3 against the line in this scenario.

Washington produced a lacklustre performance against the Dallas Cowboys last weekend, but that could prove to be a positive in this clash as they are 6-3 on the back of a win.

The Redskins have won two of their past five games as away underdogs and they are 3-2 against the line in this scenario.

There is not as much between these two teams as their current betting market suggests and they can cover the line with a start of six points.

Back Washington To Beat The Line (+6 Points)

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Seattle Seahawks

Monday December 11, 8:25am, EverBank Field

This is an interesting clash between two teams that are heading to the NFL Playoffs.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have the home-ground advantage in this clash and they will start this game as somewhat surprise favourites.

Jacksonville made it five wins from their past six games with a comfortable victory over the Indianapolis Colts, but this is the biggest challenge they have faced for two months.

The Jaguars have won three of their past four games as home favourites and they are a middling 2-2 against the line in this scenario.

The Seattle Seahawks stamped themselves as genuine Super Bowl contenders with their win over the Philadelphia Eagles and Russell Wilson could not have been more impressive.

Seattle have been a fairly predictable betting team this season – they have won when they have been expected to, but they have generally struggled as underdogs.

The Seahawks have won only one of their past four games as away underdogs and their record against the line in this scenario is no better.

This is set to be an interesting game, but I will be staying out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Los Angeles Rams Vs Philadelphia Eagles

Monday December 11, 8:25am, L.A. Memorial Coliseum

This is a huge test for both these sides heading into the NFL Playoffs.

The Los Angeles Rams have won six of their past seven games and they will start this clash with the Philadelphia Eagles as favourite.

Los Angeles have won four of their past seven games as home favourites and they have covered the line in each of these wins.

The Eagles had their winning run ended by the Seattle Seahawks and they are a much better side that that performance suggests.

Philadelphia have won two of their past four games as away underdogs for a profit and they are 3-1 against the line in this profit.

The Eagles can bounce back to their very best and if they do that they are well and truly over the odds at $2.15.

Back Philadelphia To Win @ $2.15

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday December 11, 12:30pm, Heinz Field

A win in this clash will secure the AFC North for the Pittsburgh Steelers and they are favourites to do just that.

Pittsburgh did not play particularly well against the Baltimore Ravens, but they were still able to come away with the win  and they have now won seven games on the trot.

The Steelers have won seven of their past eight games as home favourites, but they are only a middling 4-4 against the line in this scenario.

Baltimore made it three wins on the trot with a victory over the Detroit Lions and they really need to keep winning to remain in the NFL Playoffs mix.

The Ravens have won only two of their past six games as away underdogs, but they are 3-1-2 against the line in this scenario.

Baltimore have won four of their past six games against the Steelers and they are capable of covering the line with a healthy start.

Back Baltimore To Beat The Line (+5 Points)

Miami Dolphins Vs New England Patriots

Tuesday December 12, 12:30pm, Hard Rock Stadium

It should come as no surprise that the New England Patriots are the shortest-priced favourites in the NFL this weekend.

The Patriots made it eight wins on the trot with a typically dominant win over the Buffalo Bills and there is nothing to suggest that their dominance will not continue against the Miami Dolphins.

New England have won their past nine games as away favourites for a big profit and they have covered the line in eight of these nine wins.

Miami ended their losing streak with a big win over the Denver Broncos, but they will face a much tougher challenge against the Patriots.

The Dolphins have won only one of their past five games as home underdogs and they are a poor 1-1-3 against the line in this scenario.

Backing the Patriots continues to be a profitable betting play and there is no reason to jump off this weekend.

Back New England To Beat The Line (-11 Points)


2016/2017

There are a number of crucial clashes between divisional rivals in NFL week 14.

The Philadelphia Redskins will face the Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Browns will tackle the Cincinnati Bengals, the Detroit Lions will play the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts will host the Houston Texans  on Monday morning.

The Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks do battle in a crucial clash before the New York Giants square off with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

Kansas City Chiefs Vs Oakland Raiders

Friday December 9, 11:25am, Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs 21 - Oakland Raiders 13

Back Oakland To Beat The Line (+3 Points)

Buffalo Bills Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday December 12, 4:00am, New Era Field

Buffalo Bills 20 - Pittsburgh Steelers 27

Back Buffalo To Win @ $2.05

Tennessee Titans Vs Denver Broncos

Monday December 12, 4:00am, Nissan Stadium

Tennessee Titans 13 - Denver Broncos 10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs New Orleans Saints

Monday December 12, 4:00am, Raymond James Stadium

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 - New Orleans Saints 11

Back New Orleans To Win @ $2.20

Philadelphia Eagles Vs Washington Redskins

Monday December 12, 4:00am, Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia Eagles 22 - Washington Redskins 27

Back Washington To Win @ $1.87

Miami Dolphins Vs Arizona Cardinals

Monday December 12, 4:00am, New Miami Stadium

Miami Dolphins 26 - Arizona Cardinals 23

Back Miami To Win @ $1.83

Carolina Panthers Vs San Diego Chargers

Monday December 12, 4:00am, Bank Of America Stadium

Carolina Panthers 26 - San Diego Chargers 16

Back Carolina To Win @ $1.82

Cleveland Browns Vs Cincinnati Bengals

Monday December 12, 4:00am, FirstEnergy Stadium

Cleveland Browns 10 - Cincinnati Bengals 23

No Bet

Detroit Lions Vs Chicago Bears

Monday December 12, 4:00am, Ford Field

Detroit Lions 20 - Chicago Bears 17

Back Detroit To Beat The Line (-7.5 Points)

Indianapolis Colts Vs Houston Texans

Monday December 12, 4:00am, Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis Colts 17 - Houston Texans 22

Back Indianapolis To Beat The Line (-5.5 Points)

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Minnesota Vikings

Monday December 12, 4:00am, EverBank Field

Jacksonville Jaguars 16 - Minnesota Vikings 25

No Bet

San Francisco 49ers Vs New York Jets

Monday December 12, 7:05am, Levi’s Stadium

San Francisco 49ers 17 - New York Jets 23

No Bet

Los Angeles Rams Vs Atlanta Falcons

Monday December 12, 7:25am, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles Rams 14 - Atlanta Falcons 42

Back Atlanta To Beat The Line (-6 Points)

Green Bay Packers Vs Seattle Seahawks

Monday December 12, 7:25am, Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers 38 - Seattle Seahawks 10

Back Green Bay To Beat The Line (+3 Points)

New York Giants Vs Dallas Cowboys

Monday December 12, 11:30am, MetLife Stadium

New York Giants 10 - Dallas Cowboys 7

Back Dallas To Beat The Line (-3 Points)

New England Patriots Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday December 13, 11:30am, Gillette Stadium

New England Patriots 30 - Baltimore Ravens 23

Back New England To Beat The Line (-7 Points)