NFL Betting - Week 11 Wrap Up

Monday, November 28, 2016 4:27 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 4:27 PM UTC

The battles for divisional supremacy rage as all but a few teams have a firm hold on the top spots. Let’s take a look back on the week that was with a view towards cashing our NFL picks for the coming weekend.

<p> </p><h2>Close Covers and Near Misses</h2><p>Week 11 featured plenty of hotly contested contests where just half a point one way or the other in the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nfl-football/" title="Know The Best Odds By Using SBR">NFL odds</a> could determine whether you were a winner or loser in your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/" title="Get Free NFL Picks From The Best Handicappers">NFL picks.</a> That is why we continue to stress that in order to get the best line available it is imperative you have more than one account at a <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/best-sportsbooks/" title="SBR's Official Best Online Sportsbooks List">premium offshore sportsbook</a>. Let’s take a look at those games and how a bad beat on one side was a narrow cover on the other.</p><p>Thanksgiving Day action saw the Lions escape with a 16-13 victory over the Vikings but unless you were a chalk eater with a penchant for taking bad numbers, in this case, Detroit -3, then all those backing the Lions at -2 or even -2 ½ survived when Minnesota’s Sam Bradford tossed a critical interception with under a minute to play. Detroit’s Matt Prater would eventually convert that costly error into a game-winning field goal with no time remaining, giving the Lions a huge victory over their NFC North rival and sole possession of first place.</p><p>The second course that was the NFL Thanksgiving buffet gave us an even closer ATS nail-biter. The Washington Redskins opened as seven-point road dogs to the Dallas Cowboys but by the time the game kicked there were many shops dealing Dallas at -5. The difference in those numbers decided whether you got an underdog cover or a favorite to push. The ‘Skins fell to the Boys 31-26 and the five point differential made a world of difference depending on what side you backed and what number you got.</p><p>On Sunday, the following games all landed on critical numbers which made money for the sharps who plucked a favorable point spread early in the week and sent the squares home crying if they waited to bet the same side close to kickoff:</p><p>Bills 28 Jaguars 21 (Spread: Bills -7 to -8)</p><p>Dolphins 31 49’ers 24 (Spread: Dolphins -7 to -7 ½)</p><p>Raiders 35 Panthers 32 (Spread: Raiders -3 to 3 ½)</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;">Swinger’s Top 10 NFL Power Rankings</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">1. Dallas Cowboys (10-1 SU, 9-2 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">2. New England Patriots (9-2 SU, 8-3 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">3. Oakland Raiders (9-2 SU, 7-4 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">4. Seattle Seahawks (7-3-1 SU, 9-2 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">5. Atlanta Falcons (7-4 SU, 7-4 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">6. Kansas City Chiefs (8-3 SU, 5-6 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">7. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5 SU, 6-5 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">8. New York Giants (8-3 SU, 6-5 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">9. Denver Broncos (7-4 SU, 7-4 ATS)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">10. Washington Redskins (6-4-1 SU, 8-3 ATS)</h2>
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