Welcome back to our Five Favorite Bets For Week 12 of the 2021 season! Last week we went 3 for 5, which is an improvement, but we can do better. We are now at 28-32 for Best Bets. So it’s time to rebound and get back on the board in Week 12.
Chicago Bears (-3.5) at Detroit Lions
We get Andy Dalton vs. Tim Boyle to kick off Thanksgiving day. Yes, even as a Bears fan, that makes me a little sick too. Rumors are looming that this may be Matt Nagy’s last game as coach in Chicago. The Lions are wrong, and the Bears are not much better, but they can do enough to win here. This matchup won’t be pleasant. I love the under here—Yay for bad football.
Pick: Under 41.5 (Bonus Bears ML)
Buffalo Bills (-7) at New Orleans Saints
Last week, one of our best bets was the Colts covering a touchdown against the Bills, and the Colts won outright. The Bills have not done well when they face average to above-average teams (Or the Jags). I love the Saints to cover the 7 points on a short week at home. Josh Allen and the Bills need to beat someone worthwhile before they enter the contender conversation.
Pick: Saints +7
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots (-5.5)
The Titans have beaten seven playoff teams from last year but have losses to the Jets and Texans. That’s the 2021 NFL season in a nutshell. They are still the one seed in the AFC, so getting 5.5 points on the road is too much for me to pass up. The Patriots are rounding into form and winners of 5 in a row. They may make it six, but the Titans step up when they play a good team.
Pick: Titans +5.5
Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers (-1)
The Rams are coming off a bye week and a disappointing pair of losses. They cant afford to lose three in a row. The Packers lost a last-minute game last week to the Vikings, and their injuries are piling up. Give me the Rams in this game as the one-point dogs and to win outright. The over at 48 is intriguing and is in play.
Pick: Rams Money Line (Bonus over 48)
Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (-3)
We have two teams battling for a spot in the playoffs. The Vikings are coming off a massive win against the Packers at home and have a lot of momentum. I think Kirk Cousins and company will continue with another win. I like the Vikings getting the 3 points.
Pick: Vikings +3
Best of luck to everyone this week, and thank you for reading our Five Favorite Bets For Week 12!
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