NFL odds Week 14: Best bets for Vikings-Lions, Ravens-Steelers

As a lot as I’ve cherished betting Military-Navy “Unders” over the past decade, I’m going to go this time round with that recreation totaled at 32.5. 

It’s no enjoyable when the sportsbooks catch up.

Our greatest bets (32-28-1) are within the inexperienced, and I’m rolling with three performs over the following few days. This house isn’t the place for one million picks or five-team parlays, both. These are the video games I really like essentially the most.

Let’s go to work with odds courtesy of FOX Wager.

Lamar Jackson’s harm is extra devastating for Ravens regardless of contract points

Lamar Jackson's injury is more devastating for Ravens despite contract issues

The Baltimore Ravens held on to defeat the Denver Broncos with a 10-9 closing rating, however not and not using a large blow: dropping Lamar Jackson to a knee harm within the first quarter.

Ravens at Steelers (1 p.m. ET Sunday, CBS)

Lamar Jackson is sidelined with a knee harm, so Tyler Huntley will get the beginning at quarterback for the Ravens in opposition to their AFC North rivals.

“I would say it’s week to week,” head coach John Harbaugh instructed reporters after Jackson sprained his PCL within the first quarter in opposition to Denver.

Clearly, you’d somewhat wager your hard-earned cash on Jackson, however the Ravens’ offense doesn’t actually change a lot with Huntley below heart. Each gamers are dynamic dudes that may tuck it, run it and make one thing out of nothing. It’s not like going from Jackson to Joe Flacco, for those who catch my drift.

Then there’s Pittsburgh. The Steelers’ protection is undoubtedly higher with T.J. Watt on the sector, however their offense stinks. It’s powerful for me to put factors with a workforce that’s solely producing 17.8 factors per recreation.

And these are the video games that Harbaugh finds methods to win.  

PICK: Ravens (+1.5 at FOX Wager) to lose by fewer than 1.5 factors (or win outright)

NFL Week 14: Do you have to wager on the Lions to cowl in opposition to the Vikings this weekend?

NFL Week 14: Should you bet on the Lions to cover against the Vikings this weekend?

FOX betting analyst Sammy P breaks down the Week 14 matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings.

Browns at Bengals (1 p.m. ET Sunday, CBS)

I can’t wait to observe Joe Burrow vs. Deshaun Watson.

Cincinnati’s offense is locked and loaded proper now, averaging 31.5 factors per recreation over the past 4 outings. And star receiver Ja’Marr Chase grabbed eight balls for 97 yards in his return from harm final week. His presence brings stability again to the power, if you’ll.

I count on the Bengals to gentle up the scoreboard early, leaving Watson and the Browns loads of time for some garbage-time touchdowns. And you’d assume Cleveland has a a lot better rhythm after one other full week of prep.

We’re betting on each offenses on this one.

PICK: Over 46.5 factors scored by each groups mixed at FOX Wager

Vikings at Lions (1 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX and FOX Sports activities App)

There’s a motive the Lions are favored right here.

Bookmakers are principally saying the Vikings are fortunate with their 10-2 document and plus-10 level differential. Minnesota has one way or the other received 9 straight video games by one rating, which is sort of mathematically unimaginable. And so they’ve been outgained in a handful of these, together with Sunday’s victory over the Jets. New York racked up virtually 500 yards of offense in defeat.

In the meantime, Detroit has coated 5 straight (4-1 straight up over that stretch) due to a harmful offense that’s getting more healthy by the minute. The offensive line is all healed up, and Jared Goff has his full cabinet of playmakers again. The Lions ought to shred a really overrated Vikings’ protection.

The market is usually -2, so this quantity is good.

PICK: Lions (-1.5 at FOX Wager) to win by greater than 1.5 factors

How the switch portal is impacting faculty soccer as we all know it

How the transfer portal is impacting college football as we know it

Fox Sports activities’ Joel Klatt break down how the switch portal is altering faculty soccer.

Incarnate Phrase at Sacramento State (10:30 p.m. ET Friday, ESPN+)

To the FCS Playoffs we go.

Incarnate Phrase is an absolute juggernaut on offense. The Cardinals averaged over 50 factors per recreation this season and no, that isn’t a typo. They scored 55 in opposition to Nevada, 64 in opposition to Southern Illinois, 66 in opposition to Northwestern State and a whopping 73 vs. Houston Christian.


Clearly, Sacramento State will current a more durable problem, however the Hornets can rating with the perfect of ‘em, too. They racked up three 50-burgers this year and averaged a hair over 40 points a game. As long as one of these teams sets the pace early, it should be a touchdown fest with all the speed and skill.

Don’t be shocked if there are 90 factors.

PICK: Over 76.5 factors scored by each groups mixed at FOX Wager

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Sam Panayotovich is a sports activities betting analyst for FOX Sports activities and NESN. He beforehand labored for WGN Radio, NBC Sports activities and VSiN. He’ll most likely decide in opposition to your favourite workforce. Observe him on Twitter @spshoot.

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