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NFL Week 11 Game by Game Guide: Matchups, Stats and Trends, Injury Report, and Odds

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NFL Week 11 Game by Game Guide: Matchups, Stats and Trends, Injury Report, and Odds

Get set for week 11 NFL betting with this comprehensive NFL betting cheat sheet, a guide to all 14 matchups, complete with stats, trends, injury updates, odds, and more.

NFL Betting Recap Week 10

Favorites came out strong in week 10, going 11-3-0 SU and 7-6-1 ATS over underdogs; home teams went 11-3-0 SU and 7-6-1 ATS over road teams, and the UNDER cashed in 8 of 14 games (the total went 6-8-0 overall).

The largest underdogs to come through with the upset were the Patriots (+7), with a 23-17 win over the Ravens, and the Giants (+4.5) came through for NFL bettors with the 27-17 win over the Eagles. The largest underdogs to cover were the Jaguars, who covered as the closing 13-point road underdogs in a 24-20 loss to the Packers.

The largest favorites to come through on the NFL odds were the Saints (-9.5) with a 27-13 win over the Niners; the Steelers (-7) with a 36-10 win over the Bengals; and the Bucs (-6) with a 46-23 win over the Panthers.

Week 11 serves up 14 matchups, which we breakdown below. This week, the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers are on a bye week.

Thursday Night Football, Week 11

Arizona Cardinals (6-3-0) vs. Seattle Seahawks (6-3-0)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 8:20 PM ET at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

The NFC West features a three-way tie at the top, with the Arizona Cardinals, on account of a favorable tiebreaker, nudging slightly ahead of the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks at the close of week 10 NFL betting action. The Seattle Seahawks, who were leading the field up until week 9, slip into third-place.

The Cardinals are 6-3-0 SU on the season and 2-0-0 SU in division play, improving their overall record with a come-from-behind 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills last Sunday that was capped by a thrilling Hail Mary pass in the dying seconds of the game. Kyler Murray blindly tossed a 43-yard touchdown pass into the endzone only for DeAndre Hopkins to make the improbable catch.

The Seahawks are coming off a disappointing 23-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, a setback that sees the Seahawks extend their negative trend to back-to-back games and take a third loss in their last four games. Indeed, the beginning of the slide goes back to week 7, when the Seahawks succumbed to a 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals on the road.

Somewhat fittingly, the pair are set to reprise hostilities in a much-anticipated Thursday night showdown. Across various betting sites, the Seahawks opened as the firm home faves, laying a field goal to the Cardinals. Clearly, the market stands in stark contrast to current trends that sees Arizona enjoying ascendancy in the NFC West.

Key Injuries:

Arizona: CB D. Kirkpatrick (hamstring), RB K. Drake (ankle), S B. Baker (groin), TE M. Williams (ankle), S C. Washington (groin), LB H. Reddick (neck), DT C. Peters (knee), TE D. Daniels (ankle), LB D. Campbell (calf), OL J. Murray (hand), DE J. Phillips (hamstring), S D. Thompson (knee), and DT R. Lawrence (calf) are questionable Thursday.

Seattle: WR T. Lockett (knee), LB K. Wright (ankle), TE G. Olsen (foot), CB D. Reed (hand), T D. Brown (knee), CB N. Thorpe (groin), G J. Simmons (calf), C K. Fuller (ankle), RB T. Horner (hand) are questionable Thursday; S J. Adams (shoulder) is probable Thursday.

TV Network: NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, NFL Network
Opening Line: Seahawks -3 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Cardinals vs. Seahawks Picks

Sunday, Week 11 NFL Games

Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (6-3-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a 27-17 loss to the New York Giants, slipping to a woeful 3-5-1 SU mark in the NFC East. The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, are flush off a 10-7 win over the Houston Texans, a slugfest that was influenced by extreme winter weather conditions in Cleveland.

The Eagles may be currently leading the NFC East, but they’re without a doubt playing below their perceived potential. The dire state of affairs in Philly transcends any injury woes they may be dealing with this season, prompting serious questions to be raised about Carson Wentz, the team in general, and the coaching staff. Unless Philly can somehow turn things around in 2020, serious changes could be on the horizon.

The Browns are punching above their perceived weight class, giving their lofty neighbors – the Ravens and Steelers – a run for their money in the AFC North. As it is, the Browns are 6-3-0 SU on the season, on par with the Ravens and just three wins behind the Steelers. Last Sunday’s win over Houston saw Cleveland improve to 4-1 SU at home. However, they did fail to cover as the closing 4.5-point home chalk, marking their fourth-straight missed cover and bringing their overall ATS record to 3-6-0 on the season.

Baker Mayfield’s play is modest enough, but he’s not exactly wowing viewers and fans with his arm. Cleveland can thank a solid run game for what’s been a positive start to Kevin Stefanski’s tenure in Cleveland. As well, suspect opposition has played a part – four of their six wins have come against teams that are below .500.

Philly falls into that category; hence, the Browns quite predictably enter week 11 betting markets as the solid home faves, priced at -2 with multiple sportsbooks. Since betting markets opened, the Browns have been bet up to -3.5 across the NFL odds board.

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Key Injuries:

Philadelphia: OL I. Seumalo (knee), S R. Ford (hamstring), and TE Z. Ertz (ankle) are questionable Sunday; CB C. James (hamstring) and DE G. Avery (elbow) are out indefinitely.

Cleveland: LB J. Philips (knee) is day-to-day; FB A. Janovich (illness) is out indefinitely.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Browns -2 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Eagles vs. Browns Picks

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints attempts a pass. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Atlanta Falcons (3-6-0) vs. New Orleans Saints (7-2-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

While the Atlanta Falcons were on a bye in week 9, divisional rivals, New Orleans Saints, were busy securing their seventh win on the season to improve to a 7-2-0 SU record. Thus, the Saints remained at the top of the NFC South pile at the close of week 10, staying ahead of their biggest threat, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3-0).

The bad news for the Saints though is the fact that Drew Brees suffered multiple injuries during the Saints’ 27-13 win over the Niners, which are likely to see him miss some time. Jameis Winston took over for Brees in the second half, doing well enough in his first start as the backup to maintain the Saints’ lead in the game and finish the job.

Whether Winston gets the start in week 11 or whether Sean Payton will turn to multi-talented Taysom Hill remains to be seen. Payton is keeping his cards close to his chest, in a bid to thwart Atlanta’s preparations for their pivotal divisional showdown at the Superdome. Last season, when faced with a similar predicament, Payton turned to Teddy Bridgewater, who proved to be an able replacement. Bridgewater went on to a perfect 5-0 SU mark as the starter, a run of form that earned him a second crack at an NFL career with the Carolina Panthers.

Winston’s resume leaves much to be desired. During his five years with the Bucs, Winston’s stats weren’t encouraging, and not even the famed quarterback whisperer, Bruce Arians, was able to turn around the career of the former No.1 draft pick in his fifth year at Tampa Bay.

Given the uncertainty facing the Saints in the absence of Brees, the NFL line on this game swiftly dropped from an opening -7.5 to -4.5 with multiple top-rated sportsbooks.

Key Injuries:

Atlanta: DE D. Fowler Jr. (hamstring) is out indefinitely.

New Orleans: LB C. Hansen (hip), RB D. Washington (back), S C. Gardner-Johnson (arm), TE J. Hill (concussion), DT M. Brown (calf), and WR T. Smith (concussion) are questionable Sunday; QB Drew Brees (ribs) is out until early December.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Saints -7.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Falcons vs. Saints Picks

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Joe Burrow - Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cincinnati Bengals (2-6-1) vs. Washington Football Team (2-7-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 1:00 PM ET – FedEx Field, Landover

Alex Smith’s first start in two years surpassed expectations. The veteran quarterback passed for 390 yards, and very nearly pulled off a come-from-behind win over the Lions before settling on a 30-27 loss to the Lions – a win that came in the dying seconds when the Lions set up a game-winning field goal.

Although the Washington Football Team is coming off a loss in week 10, Alex Smith’s bright performance and the team’s rally in the second half of the game bodes well going forward. Washington is merely 2-7-0 SU, but with the NFC East representing the worst division in the league, they’re very much still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Washington takes a 4-5-0 ATS mark into week 11, which includes a 4.2 losing margin. At home, Washington is 3-2-0 ATS at home with a 1.0 losing margin.

The Bengals were dealt a sobering experience by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 36-10 loss at Heinz Field. The 26-point losing margin marks the biggest losing margin of Joe Burrow’s fledgling NFL career. It also snapped a three-game run of covers for Cincy, failing to even come close to the 6.5-point closing point spread in Sunday’s loss to the Steelers.

That said, the Bengals remain amongst the better teams with a 6-3-0 ATS mark, which includes a 5.1 losing margin on average. On the road, though, the Bengals are 3-2-0 ATS with an 11.8 losing margin on average.

Not surprisingly, this game opened on a PK line, essentially allowing NFL bettors to temper the market. As it is, Washington has improved to -2 with several top betting websites, which is telling.

Key Injuries:

Cincinnati: CB M. Alexander (concussion), CB L. Sims (concussion), DT G. Atkins (personal), DE T. McKinley (groin), T J. Williams (Stinger), T B. Hart (knee), HB J. Mixon (foot), and G X. Su’a-Filo (ankle) are questionable Sunday.

Washington: T G. Christian Sr. (knee), WR D. Inman (hamstring), LB J. Norris (hamstring), T C. Lucas (ankle), S D. Everett (ankle), and RB B. Love (knee) are questionable for Sunday.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: PK (-117) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Bengals vs. Washington Picks

Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Carolina Panthers. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Detroit Lions (4-5-0) vs. Carolina Panthers (3-7-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

The Detroit Lions returned to winning form last Sunday in nail-biting fashion, knocking a game-winning field goal through to thwart the Washington Football Team in the final seconds of the game. On the heels of the win, the Lions improved to 4-5-0 SU and ATS, a run of form that includes a 4.4 losing margin on average.

Obviously, clinching their fourth win of the season was welcomed with much celebration and bonhomie – especially given it marked Detroit’s first home win of the season as well. However, the Lions very nearly blew a 24-3 advantage over Washington in the process, raising what’s been an on-going concern during Matt Patricia’s three-year tenure in Detroit: a shoddy defense. Flying by the seat of their pants isn’t a reliable winning strategy, and against better teams, those issues are exposed to their detriment.

The Carolina Panthers succumbed to their fifth straight loss in week 10, losing an uneven 46-20 affair against divisional rivals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at Bank of America Stadium. On the heels of the loss, the Panthers slipped to a 3-7-0 SU mark and a 5-5-0 ATS mark, which includes a 3.9 losing margin on average. More concerning for Matt Rhule is the status of Teddy Bridgewater, who left the game with a knee injury. Bridgewater is listed as day-to-day.

Currently, the Carolina Panthers are laying -3 points to the Detroit Lions, after opening as the nominal -1.5 home faves.

Key Injuries:

Detroit: QB M. Stafford (thumb) and CB J. Coleman (knee) are listed as day-to-day.

Carolina: QB T. Bridgewater (knee) and RB C. McCaffrey (shoulder) are listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Panthers -1.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Lions vs. Panthers Picks

A fan waves a terrible towel in the stands. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-0-0) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville

The Pittsburgh Steelers are soaring behind a 9-0-0 SU mark, a record-breaking start in franchise history that was extended with a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, despite Ben Roethlisberger’s absence from practice last week due to “high risk” exposure to coronavirus. In the victory, the Steelers improved to a 7-2-0 ATS mark, a league-leading record in ATS betting that includes an 11.1 winning margin on average.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a respectable 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, a game in which they were practically written off as the 13.5-point closing road underdogs. For a stretch, the rookie quarterback Jake Luton had the Jaguars in the lead, before Aaron Rodgers and the Packers surged back with what proved to be a game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Although the Jaguars are flush off a loss that sees them slip to a 1-8-0 SU mark on the season, they’re 4-5-0 ATS with an 8.0 losing margin on average. The Jaguars have covered their last two games, both of which featured Jake Luton as the starter. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville’s 9 games this season.

For the Steelers, this is another mismatch on paper that is firmly being cornered in their camp. In fact, the Steelers are the only double-digit faves going into week 11 betting. This is the second time the Steelers are being favored in double-digits – the first time was against the Dallas Cowboys when the Steelers failed to cover as the 14-point road chalk in a 24-19 win.

Key Injuries:

Pittsburgh: CB M. Hilton (shoulder), DE I. Buggs (ankle), and RB A. McFarland Jr. (illness) are questionable Sunday.

Jacksonville: QB G. Minshew (thumb) is listed as day-to-day; RB C. Thompson (back), and K. J. Lambo (buttocks) are out indefinitely.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Steelers -10 (-105) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Steelers vs. Jaguars Picks

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images/AFP

Tennessee Titans (6-3-0) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

Something’s gotta give when the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens collide in week 11 at M&T Bank Stadium, a game that marks the reprisal of their clash in the divisional round of the 2019 playoffs that culminated with a shocking upset by Tennessee over Baltimore, defying the NFL odds at the time that had the Ravens almost runaway favorites to advance into the AFC Championship game.

The Titans are coming off a Thursday night loss to the Indianapolis Colts, a 34-17 defeat that cost them top spot in the AFC South. As it is, the Titans are 6-3-0 SU but only 3-6-0 ATS on the season, a run of form that includes a 1.6 winning margin on average. The latest setback marked Tennessee’s third defeat in the last four games, prompting many to.

The Ravens succumbed to a 23-17 upset by the New England Patriots on a rain-drenched Sunday night clash at the Foxboro, failing to come through as the 7-point road chalk in the process. It marked yet another game in which Lamar Jackson proved incapable of rallying his side to victory, after falling behind on the scoreboard.

The loss marked only the third defeat on the season for the Ravens but it was also the second in the last three games. Most recently, the Ravens fell to the Steelers 28-24 at home. The Ravens are 4-5-0 ATS on the season with an 8.8 losing margin on average.

As far as the betting is concerned, the Ravens enter this marquee matchup as the firm home chalk. However, after opening as the touchdown faves, the NFL line is on the move with the Ravens now bet down to -6 or -6.5, depending on the choice sportsbook.

Key Injuries:

Tennessee: RB S. Perry (undisclosed), CB A. Jackson (knee), WR A. Humphries (concussion), G R. Safford III (ankle), TE M. Pruitt (knee), DL L Murchison (back), LB D. Long Jr. (illness), and RB D. Evans are questionable Sunday.

Baltimore: CB T. Bonds (knee) is out indefinitely; TE N. Boyle (knee) is out for the season; DT B. Williams (ankle), LB L. Fort (finger), and CB J. Smith (ankle) are questionable Sunday.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Ravens -7 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Titans vs. Ravens picks

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images/AFP

New England Patriots (4-5-0) vs. Houston Texans (2-7-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at NRG Stadium, Houston

The New England Patriots bounced back to form with a second straight win on Sunday night, improving to 4-5-0 SU in the process. Bill Belichick’s side remains in third-place in the AFC East, but the season holds some hope as they are on the fringe of the playoff frame, still in the hunt with an outside chance.

The Patriots boosted their chances in 2020 with an upset win over the Ravens, edging the highly-fancied AFC rivals in a 23-17 win at Gillette Stadium. Cam Newton isn’t wowing fans with his passing game, but the Patriots seem to have found something with the ground game that is working for the time being. The Patriots are 4-5-0 ATS with a 2.4 losing margin on average.

The Texans, meanwhile, are coming off a seventh loss on the season, failing to strike an audible chord against the Cleveland Browns in a woeful 10-7 loss that was hindered by challenging weather conditions. Indeed, the game was stuck on a 3-0 score for the better part of three quarters before both sides managed to get something going in the fourth quarter.

Lookahead NFL betting lines had this game cornered with the Texans, but after their lackluster outing in week 10, the NFL line has flipped. The Patriots are now installed as the road chalk, at -2.5 with most top-rated betting websites in the market. Going against the Texans is a 2-7-0 ATS mark that includes a 5.8 losing margin on average.

Key Injuries:

New England: CB S, Gilmore (knee), LB J. Bentley (groin), and RB J. Taylor (illness) are questionable Sunday.

Houston: QB J. McCown (personal), G S. Kelemete (concussion), DE C. Omenihu (hamstring), TE K. Warring (undisclosed), and WR I. Coulter (neck) are questionable Sunday.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Texans -3 (-105) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Patriots vs. Texans Picks

Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins prepares to snap the ball. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images/AFP

Miami Dolphins (6-3-0) vs. Denver Broncos (3-6-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 4:05 PM ET at Empower Field at Mile High, Denver

Tua Tagovailoa is off to a stellar start in his rookie season, reeling off three straight wins to lift the Miami Dolphins to a 6-3-0 SU mark. Any misgivings about the decision to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of the No.5 draft pick has been put to bed well and truly now. Heck, Brian Flores is currently in the running for coach of the year award, with his timely decision now held up as a stroke of genius.

Most recently, the Dolphins edged the Los Angeles Chargers in a 29-21 win to come through for NFL bettors that backed Miami as the nominal -1.5 home chalk. In defeating the Chargers, the Dolphins also improved to a 7-2-0 ATS mark, which includes a 7.7 winning margin on average. The Dolphins are level with the Steelers as the best performers in point spread betting markets ahead of week 11, which is quite impressive all things being considered.

The Denver Broncos succumbed to a sixth loss on the season, losing to the Las Vegas Raiders 37-12 at Allegiant Stadium. The loss marked the second straight loss for Denver in as many weeks, since clinching a come-from-behind 31-30 win over the Chargers in week 8 that had Drew Lock busting the moves.

How quickly things change. In the last two games, Lock has struggled something awful – throwing five interceptions, four of which came against the Raiders. However, it’s not just the Broncos offense that is causing concern, the defense has seemingly taken a step back too. Overall, the Broncos are 5-4-0 ATS with a 7.6 losing margin on average.

With the Dolphins soaring in the AFC East standings, nipping at Buffalo Bills’ heels, this game looms as a pivotal game for Miami in the broad spectrum of the divisional title race. The premium on the win couldn’t be any greater than it is as such. The weight of expectation too for that matter, as the Dolphins enter as the firm field goal faves after opening on a PK line.

Key Injuries

Miami: RB M. Breida (hamstring) and LB K. Van Noy (hip) are questionable Sunday.

Denver: QB D. Lock (ribs), CB D. Harris (concussion), LB J. Jones (calf), T J. Rodgers (shoulder), T D. Dotson (groin), WR T. Cleveland (concussion) and RB L. Bellamy (knee) are listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: PK (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Dolphins vs. Broncos Picks

Keenan Allen #13, Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

New York Jets (0-9-0) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-7-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 4:05 PM ET at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood

The New York Jets remain the only winless team in the league, taking a 0-9-0 SU record into week 11 after a bye last Sunday. Most recently, the Jets played the Patriots close in a 30-27 loss at MetLife Stadium in week 9. It represented the team’s closest and most competitive game of the 2020 season, but, importantly, Joe Flacco started the game instead of Sam Darnold, who is dealing with a shoulder injury.

Overall, the Jets are winless and merely 2-7-0 ATS on the season, a run of form that includes a 16.3 losing margin. Not surprisingly, the Jets own the biggest losing margin in the league after nine games played.

The Los Angeles Chargers, meanwhile, are coming off a 29-21 loss to Miami Dolphins, a highly anticipated showdown between two of the most promising young quarterbacks in the league – No.5 draft pick Tua Tagovailoa and No.6 draft pick Justin Herbert. The former won the battle this time, but it’s not likely to be the last time this pair collides.

Herbert has impressed many NFL observers in his rookie season with his offensive prowess. The Chargers defense though hasn’t lived up to preseason expectations, which is partly behind their disappointing record thus far.

The Jets have been the league’s personal punching bag thus far. Will they prove to be so when they descend on the Chargers at SoFi Stadium in week 11? According to the NFL odds, it does look that way with the Chargers courting favor on the odds board, tipped as the whopping 9-point home chalk.

Key Injuries:

NY Jets: LB P. Onwuasor (knee), K S.Ficken (groin), LB B. Cashman (hamstring), T C. Clark (illness), DL Q. Williams (hamstring), WR V. Smith (groin), T M. Becton (chest) and QB S. Darnold (shoulder) are day-to-day.

LA Chargers: T S. Norton (knee) and DE J. Bosa (concussion) are listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Chargers -10.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Jets vs. Chargers Picks

Justin Houston #50 of the Indianapolis Colts speaks with his teammates. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFP

Green Bay Packers (7-2-0) vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-3-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 4:25 PM ET – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers got a lucky escape in week 10, edging the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 24-20 win at Lambeau Field. The score was too close for comfort, the game more competitive than the oddsmakers had it (the Packers closed as the 13.5-point faves with various sports betting sites).

Nevertheless, the Packers got the win, which is all that matters. In so doing, they improve to a stellar 7-2-0 SU mark in the NFC North. Putting much-needed distance between themselves and their divisional foes, namely their nearest threat the Chicago Bears, who slipped to a 5-5-0 SU mark after suffering a narrow 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

The Indianapolis Colts quelled their critics behind a convincing 34-17 win over the Tennessee Titans in Thursday’s week 10 curtain-raiser. It was a pivotal divisional victory that catapulted the Colts to the top of the AFC South, ahead of the Titans with a 6-3-0 SU mark. The Colts' offense was solid while the defense, which ranks amongst the best in the league, continued its dominating ways.

All told, this matchup sets up intriguingly for week 11 bets. The Colts opened as the -2.5 home chalk, but since early betting has come down the wire, a few sportsbooks are already hanging the Colts on a field goal.

Key Injuries:

Green Bay: WR A. Lazard (abdominal) is probable Sunday; S W. Redmond (shoulder), CB J. Alexander (concussion), WR D. Shepherd (shoulder), and RB T. Ervin (ribs) are listed as day-to-day.

Indianapolis: DE K. Turay (ankle) is probable Sunday; TE J. Doyle (concussion) and CB K. Moore II (ribs) are listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Colts -2.5 (-115) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Packers vs. Colts Picks

Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

Dallas Cowboys (2-7-0) vs. Minnesota Vikings (4-5-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 4:25 PM ET at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a week 10 bye, looking to turnaround their woeful 2-7-0 SU start on the season in an NFC East division which is so inexplicably off-kilter that they’re still very much in the title hunt. Whether Mike McCarthy’s side can capitalize in a division that is totally wide open remains to be seen.

Next up are the surging Minnesota Vikings, who are riding a three-game winning streak ahead of week 11, and they figure to be a tall ask; that is if the NFL odds were any indication where the Vikings are laying 8.5 points after opening as the 10-point home chalk.

One of the biggest knockbacks for the Cowboys is the fact that their starting quarterback is up in the air. Andy Dalton is looking likely to start, but in his first few starts with the Cowboys – before suffering a concussion – his contribution on offense left much to be desired (1 TD to 3 INT). McCarthy might turn to backup Garrett Gilbert, who made the Cowboys look semi-decent in a narrow loss to the Steelers a couple of weeks ago.

The Vikings are flush off a 19-13 win over the Chicago Bears. As far as wins go, it wasn’t pretty. Erratic play from the Vikings offense – a couple of turnovers and an interception – resulted in several momentum swings. However, the Vikings eventually righted the ship on the offensive side of the ball, and Kirk Cousins finally notched a Monday night victory in his career (Cousins is 1-9 SU in MNF).

Although the Vikings are merely 4-5-0 SU, they’re riding a three-game winning streak since coming out of a week 7 bye. They beat the Packers 28-22 in week 8, the Lions 34-20 in week 9 and the Bears 19-13 win in week 10. Previously, the Vikings took advantage of a struggling Houston side to take the 31-23 win.

Overall, the Vikings may have just four wins on the season, but they’re a good bet in point spread betting markets – the Vikings are 6-3-0 ATS on the season, which includes a -1.2 losing margin on average. The OVER has also cashed in 6 of Minnesota’s 9 games.

Minnesota’s run positive run of form is built exclusively on the back of divisional opponents. This is the first time since week 6 the Vikings face a team that’s outside of their division. However, Mike Zimmer has locked heads with Mike McCarthy many times before, during the latter’s long stint with the Packers.

Key Injuries:

Dallas: DL T. Crawford (illness) is out indefinitely C. Awuzie (hamstring) is questionable Sunday; CB T. Diggs (foot) and C T. Biadasz (hamstring) are out until December

Minnesota: LB E. Kendricks (upper body) is day-to-day.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Vikings -10 (+100) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Cowboys vs. Vikings Picks

Sunday Night Football

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs jokes with Clyde Edwards-Helaire #25. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Kansas City Chiefs (8-1-0) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (6-3-0)

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 8:20 PM ET at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

The revenge game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders is arguably one of the most anticipated NFL betting games of the week. The Chiefs succumbed to the Raiders in a surprising 40-32 defeat at Arrowhead Stadium last month, a game that to date marks their lone defeat in an otherwise unblemished season.

Since losing to the Raiders, the Chiefs reeled off four straight wins at the expense of the Bills, Broncos, Jets, and Panthers – the latter of which was a narrow 33-31 win that saw Patrick Mahomes rally the troops in a come from behind that avoided a second defeat on the season. Most recently, the Chiefs are coming off a bye last Sunday.

The Chiefs are 6-3-0 ATS on the season, a run of form that includes an 11.4 winning margin on average. The UNDER has cashed in 4 of Kansas City’s 9 games.

The Raiders, meanwhile, improved to 6-3-0 SU on the season behind a win over the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium. It marked their third straight win since coming off a bye in week 7. The Raiders edged the Browns 16-6, then dismissed the Chargers 31-26 and the Broncos 37-12.

The Raiders are 6-3-0 ATS on the season with a 1.6 winning margin on average. The total however has gone OVER in 6 of Las Vegas’ 9 games.

By the NFL odds, the rematch between these AFC West rivals is squarely tipped in Kansas City’s camp. However, the NFL line has dropped to 6 points after opening with the Chiefs laying -7.

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Key Injuries:

Kansas City: DB L. Sneed (collarbone), CB R. Fenton (ankle),CB A. Hamilton (hamstring) and OL M. Remmers (ribs) are questionable Sunday.

Las Vegas: CB T. Mullen (hamstring), FB A. Ingold (ribs), RB T. Riddick (illness), T K. Miller (ankle), DT M. Hurst (ankle), DE A. Key (foot), S D. Leavitt (ankle), CB D. Arnette (thumb), and QB Marcus Mariota (pectoral) are day-to-day.

TV Network: NBC
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, NBC
Opening Line: Chiefs -7 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Chiefs vs. Raiders Picks

Monday Night Football, Week 11

Chris Godwin #14 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles Rams (6-3-0) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3-0)

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 8:15 PM ET at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to winning form in a big way, dismantling the Panthers in a 46-20 win on the road to improve to a 7-3-0 SU mark on the season. As it stands, the Buccaneers are second in the NFC South, behind the Saints (7-2-0) in the standings.

The Buccaneers have plenty of weapons on offense – some might say almost too many. In last Sunday’s victory, Tom Brady, however, used all his offensive weapons to great effect and notched another four-touchdown performance to his credit in the victory over divisional rivals, Carolina Panthers.

Although much of the focus is on Bruce Arians, Tom Brady and the Bucs offense, Todd Bowles’ defense deserves much of the plaudits for Tampa Bay’s early success this season. On the back of which, the Bucs are well in the hunt for the divisional title. To date, the Bucs have only lost to two teams Saints (twice) and Bears. They take a 5-5-0 ATS mark into week 11, which includes a 7.0 winning margin on average.

The Los Angeles Rams are coming off a solid 23-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks, a victory that has narrowed the field of play in the highly contested NFC West. As it stands, the Rams are mired in a three-way tie with the Cardinals and Seahawks (both of which are 6-3-0 SU too), however, with a 1-1-0 SU mark in divisional play, the Rams are second in the standings.

The biggest takeaway from Los Angeles’ victory over Seattle was that Sean McVay’s defense is legit. The manner in which the defense stifled Russell Wilson and Co. was something to behold – indeed, in some NFL betting circles that performance may have eliminated Wilson in the MVP race.

Going into week 11, the Buccaneers strike a convincing stance on the NFL odds board as the firm 3.5 point faves, but at the same time, they’re not runaway faves against a defense that could prove disruptive.

Key Injuries:

LA Rams: WR T. Jackson (illness) and OL B. Allen (knee) are questionable Monday.

Tampa Bay: LB J. Cichy (hamstring) and G A, Marpet (concussion) are questionable Monday.

TV Network: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, ESPN
Opening Line: Bucs -3.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Coming soon