Best ATS Bets to Galvanize Your Week 13 NFL Picks

Doug Upstone

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 6:31 PM GMT

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 6:31 PM GMT

With all the injuries to QBs and skill position players across the NFL, bookiess and those making NFL picks have a tough time setting the NFL betting odds to determine how to make sense of them.

Normally, we would start seeing New England as easy double digit favorites based on their record, but with Tom Brady having fewer assets to use almost every week, even figuring what to do with the Patriots is not getting any easier.

Fortunately, my NFL picks have been quite good all season for the articles and videos and even this area has been coming on strong the last several weeks and I'll look to continue with I think are the best values on the board.

The present listed NFL odds are courtesy of

Chicago Cruises by San Francisco
Impressive effort by San Francisco in almost knocking off Arizona, but a tougher task this week in the Windy City. The 49ers have yet to win on the road this season, have only one cover and essentially are being destroyed, losing by 21 points a game. Chicago has been far better than anyone imagined and off win at Green Bay, the Bears confidence has to be soaring. Here at, I have talked quite a bit this season about what coach John Fox has meant to Chicago, firming up a defense lacking in top talent, but getting them to play more cohesively. Also, Fox is the first coach in Jay Cutler's career who is using him in manner that reduces risk, but still utilizes his talents and arm strength. Situation dictates Chicago in strong position at -7 with good defense and they are 6-0 ATS off one or more Under's and win by 13.

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Denver's D and Steady Offense Thwart San Diego
While Brock Osweiler is still going through the growing phase of being a NFL quarterback, he obviously was paying attention in learning from Peyton Manning. He's been completely under control and not been rattled. It helps having the league's top total defense and while it is hard to say the exact cause, since Osweiler has been installed as quarterback, the running game is averaging 5.1 yards a carry, compared to 3.9 under Manning. San Diego ended their six-game losing streak at Jacksonville, however, there is no indication the Chargers are going to have turnaround like Houston or Kansas City, since their defense is still 30th in points allowed. This football handicapper is on Denver at -4 and knows the Broncos are 9-0 ATS on the AFC West road.

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Kansas City Handles Oakland Yet Again
Going back to the 1960's, there were not many delights bigger for players, coaches and fans of Kansas City than beating Oakland. In the Chiefs organization, it has always been known as - Raiders Week. Though some of the luster is gone with Al Davis's passing and Oakland not being very competitive for awhile, it still matters in Kansas City.

Thanks to the cool head of coach Andy Reid in not allowing his team to give up after five-game losing streak, K.C. is very much alive in the playoff picture. Kansas City has stuck with the running game in assembling 5-0 AU and ATS streak, averaging just over 30 carries a contest. Oakland on the other hand is 0-5 (1-4 ATS) against opposing teams that rush 29 or more times this season. With the Chiefs 15-8 and 16-7 ATS against the Raiders on the road, give the three points with K.C.

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