It’s a pivotal Week 12 in the National Football League. Every game is crucial at this stage of the season. For many playoff hopefuls, the margin for error is getting smaller each week.
In looking at the latest NFL betting lines, there are several tight spreads and even matchups. So what are some NFL best bets to consider for favorites in Week 12?
The Surging Patriots
New England (-6.5) enters Week 12 on an impressive five-game winning streak. During the last five games, the Patriots have outscored their opponents 175-50 (a 25-point average margin of victory). The Patriots are lighting teams up and look like a tough team to fade at the moment.
The New England defense has been dominant and is now ranked #1 in average points allowed this season. Mac Jones has outshined all other rookie quarterbacks, leading an efficient and balanced offense that ranks sixth in points scored per game (27.3).
The Tennessee Titans are coming off their worst performance of the season, an embarrassing home loss to the Texans. Ryan Tannehill had a rough game with four interceptions.
The Titans’ performance has raised questions about the offense’s capability to move the ball without Derrick Henry. This week, getting back on track will be an arduous task when facing a stout New England defense that allows an average of only 16.1 points per game.
Among all NFL favorites this week, The red hot Patriots stand out. So consider riding their momentum in Week 12.
The Packers At Lambeau
Green Bay (-1) hosts the LA Rams in a marquee showdown we may see again in January.
After a 7-1 start, the Rams have come crashing back to earth with back-to-back double-digit losses. Their high octane offense has hit the skids, scoring only 26 points combined in the last two games. Despite some high-profile mid-season acquisitions, the Rams appear to be trending in the wrong direction.
If Rams QB Matthew Stafford hopes to get back on track this week, he has his work cut out for him.
Green Bay enters this game 4-0 at home and has covered the spread in each game. The Packers’ defense has played exceptionally well at Lambeau this season allowing just 11 points per game.
I believe Aaron Rodgers will be the difference-maker in this game. He’s playing at a high level while Matthew Stafford has hit some bumps in the road. If he stays clean and avoids Aaron Donald, he should lead the Packers to another home victory.
In looking at NFL betting favorites in Week 12, keep Green Bay on your radar.
The Washington Football Team (-1)
Washington welcomes the Seattle Seahawks to FedEx Field for Monday Night Football. WFT is coming off back-to-back victories and is now back in the NFC playoff picture.
Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke has played well, throwing for four touchdowns and no interceptions over the past two weeks. Despite early-season struggles, the Washington defense has improved over the last month, even after losing DE Chase Young.
The Seahawks have lost five of their last six and are now 3-7 on the season. Russell Wilson has struggled since returning in Week 10. The offense has averaged just 6.5 points the last two weeks.
Washington and Seattle look like teams heading in opposite directions. So when looking at the NFL Week 12 betting slate, consider WFT as slight home favorites.
Week 12 NFL Best Bets
With many tight spreads this week, New England, Green Bay, and Washington are some potential NFL best bets to consider. These home favorites play some of their best football and look poised to build on their momentum in Week 12.
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