Football Spreads: Which Favored Teams Can Cover in NFL Week 14?

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Dec 09, 2021, 9:19 PM

Time is running out for NFL teams to stamp their tickets to the playoffs. As a result, there are some exciting football spreads on the NFL Week 14 schedule this week.

Are you looking for games where the favorite has the best chance to cover the NFL point spreads? Then take a look at these Week 14 games before placing your bets.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-9)

Since their surprising 9-6 win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 9, the Jacksonville Jaguars have lost four in a row. During those four losses, the Jaguars were outscored by a combined  score of 111-48.

In last week’s 37-7 thrashing at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams, the Jaguars managed only 197 yards in total offense. Meanwhile, the Rams ended a two-game skid to keep pace in the NFC playoff hunt.

Now, for the seventh straight game, Jacksonville will face a team in position for a playoff spot. The Tennessee Titans are also coming off two consecutive losses and need a win to better their position in the playoff hunt.

The Jaguars haven’t found much success on offense this year. They’re 26th in passing yards per game and 18th in running yards per game. Tennessee should be able to contain their running attack, as it allows the sixth-fewest yards in the NFL on the ground.

I believe that Tennessee will bottle up the Jaguars’ running game, forcing the offense to rely on their passing attack. Trevor Lawrence has one touchdown and one interception in his past five games. I don’t have faith in his ability to score if all the pressure is on him this game.

Seattle Seahawks (-7.5) at Houston Texans

Seattle finally found its scoring touch again with a crucial 30-23 win over the 49ers last week. Russell Wilson went 30-for-37 for 231 yards and 2 TDs to beat the Hawks’ division rival. The Seattle Seahawks defense also played a considerable role, holding Eli Mitchell to only 66 yards on the ground.

Now Seattle’s defense faces off against the worst offense in the NFL. Last week, in the shutout loss to the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Tyrod Taylor got benched. Replacement Davis Mills didn’t do much, going 6-for-14 for 49 yards against the Colts’ defense.

At 4-8, the Seahawks need a lot of help to get a wild-card spot, but they’re focused on winning every game left on the schedule.

Seattle’s defense might give up a lot of yards, as it’s given up the second-most in the NFL, but it doesn’t allow teams to score a lot of points. They’re sixth in points allowed per game, while the Houston Texans are last in scoring offense. I believe that Houston will have some success on offense, but I don’t believe they’ll score more than ten points in this game.

Arizona Cardinals (-3) at Los Angeles Rams

The Arizona Cardinals are getting key players back at the right time.

Kyler Murray only went 11-for-15 for 123 yards in his return to the field against the Bears, but he did throw two TDs to help lead the Cardinals to a 33-22 victory in Chicago. James Conner scored his 12th TD of the season on one of those passes.

The first time these two met this season, Arizona beat the Los Angeles Rams by 17 points in Los Angeles. The Cardinals are 9-3 against the spread, which ties them for 2nd overall.

The Rams haven’t beaten a team with a winning record since Week 3. They won 34-24 in a game over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This week, they’ll take on the Cardinals, who have a defense that ranks fourth in points against and pass yards against, ninth in interceptions and sixth in sacks.

Meanwhile, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown five interceptions in his last four games.

This NFL Week 14 game is for the NFC West divisional lead. With a win, Arizona will all but seal the win and maintain the No. 1 seed in the conference.

Football Spreads For Favorites

The NFL Week 14 schedule has given several favorites higher football spreads, but I do like these three games for their very reachable targets.

Putting NFL point spreads aside, I believe these three favorites are playing with more on the line this week. So I’m taking the Titans, Seahawks and Cardinals to cover in Week 14.

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