Week 14 NFL Odds Report: Opening Lines Offer Value Picks

Jordan Sharp

Monday, December 1, 2014 5:27 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 5:27 PM UTC

Week 13 was a crazy week of football. There were three, one-point games, and there were nine teams that scored 29 points or more. This week’s NFL Odds are shaping up to be as good, and I am here to help you navigate through your Week 14 NFL Picks. 

Cowboys vs. Bears
The Cowboys need a win after getting dominated by the Eagles on Thanksgiving, while the Bears are basically out of it after getting beaten pretty badly on Turkey Day as well. This week they play one another on Thursday, and the NFL Odds have the Bears as +3 ½ home dogs, with a total of 50 ½. As long as the Cowboys bring their defense with them to Chicago, they should cover here.

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Colts vs. Browns
The only reason this one is making my Opening Odds report is because there’s a solid chance that Johnny Manziel will make his first regular season start. He came in the game late afer Brian Hoyer threw two picks, and ran one in for a touchdown on his first drive. This may be a reason why the Browns are only +3 ½ home dogs in the NFL odds, with a large total of 50 points. Keep an eye on this one, because Manziel starting could make the line move a lot.

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Steelers vs. Bengals
The Steelers are starting to falter after last week, while the Bengals probably should have gotten beat, but they escaped Tampa with a win despite Andy Dalton’s three picks. This week the NFL Odds have the Bengals as -3 ½ favorites, with a total of 47 ½. The AFC North is an amazing story this season, and this game could go a long way in deciding the champ.

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Seahawks vs. Eagles
Two teams with some long rest are facing off after big Thanksgiving wins. The Seahawks are traveling across the country to play the Eagles, and the NFL Odds have the Eagles anywhere from a slight pick em’ favorite, to a -2 favorite against the Hawks. The total is sitting around 48 ½, and by all accounts this should be one of the better games of the week.

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Patriots vs. Chargers
Another game that should be really good is the Chargers playing host to the Patriots. The NFL Odds have the Chargers as +3 ½ underdogs, even after they had a huge comeback win over the Ravens, and after the Pats lost to the Packers in Green Bay. The total is sitting right around 50 points at most shops, and if the Chargers can beat the Pats’ secondary, this could be another home dog with a chance to win outright in Week 14. While it is not a divisional game, this Sunday night contest could also have some big playoff implications if the Chargers win.

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Falcons vs. Packers
The finale of Week 14 is Monday Night Football between the Falcons and Packers. Atlanta has been up and down this season, but they pulled off a huge win yesterday afternoon against the Cardinals, and now they are +11 ½ NFL Odds underdogs on the road in Green Bay. It’s not surprising after the Packers’ win over the Patriots, as well as the Falcons’ inconsistencies on the road compared to home. While I am not all over the Packers like I suspect most of the public will be, I do think they should come away with the win here so take this in consideration when making your NFL picks this week. The total of 56 points is by far the largest of the week. 

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