NFL Football: The Most Exciting Week 12 AFC Spreads and Odds

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Nov 23, 2021, 10:14 PM

Week 12 is approaching in the NFL, with games every week becoming more and more significant.

BetMGM has the latest NFL odds, and bettors are keeping a close eye on games this week, looking for the best NFL spread bets.

These are some NFL spreads and lines that you should look at for Week 12 in AFC games.

Bengals (-4.5) vs. Steelers

I think the Bengals match up very well with the Steelers, and they have already proven that earlier in the season by beating Pittsburgh on the road. But no AFC North team has won a divisional game at home this year, so Cincinnati looks to break that curse here.

One thing the Bengals do well is take away the run. They rank fifth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (98), and they held Steelers RB Najee Harris to just 40 rushing yards in their last meeting.

I think the Steelers must get Harris going in this game because when he puts up 80+ rushing yards, the team is 3-0-1. However, I do not believe that Pittsburgh can pull this off against this Bengals defense, so I take Cincinnati and the points.

Titans (+6.5) at Patriots

When it comes to this pick, it comes down to me not turning down a talented team like Tennessee getting this many points. How often do you see a squad with the best record in the AFC getting almost a touchdown?

This season, the Titans are also 5-0 ATS as underdogs, and they have proven they can play with the league’s best teams, such as the Bills, Chiefs, and Rams.

Admittedly, New England is playing great football right now, winning their last five games.

One concern I would have to back the Titans is the status of WR A.J. Brown, but with negative x-rays on his ribs, it looks like there is a chance he might play in this game.

Chargers-Broncos Under 47.5

Denver is one of the most reliable under this year, with eight games under the total. Now, they face a Chargers team that has the worst rushing defense in the NFL, allowing 145 yards per game.

The Broncos already like to manage the clock, averaging 31:34 in time of possession per game. So I would expect Denver to attack Los Angeles’ defense on the ground here, limit offensive opportunities by running the ball, and try and control the clock.

Browns-Ravens Under 46.5

Another under I like is in the SNF game this week between the Browns and Ravens.

Let’s face it, neither of these teams has put up a lot of points in their last two weeks. Cleveland has 20 points combined in their previous two games, and Baltimore is not much better with 26.

Talking about the time of possession above, these are two teams that are even better at that. Baltimore clocks in at 34:55 per game, while Cleveland averages 31:48.

Plus, both teams love to run the ball. The Browns lead the NFL in rushing yards per game (156.8), and the Ravens are third (151).

I would expect a lot of time-consuming drives, and if these offenses continue playing like they have been, for points to come at a premium.

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These are some of the best NFL spreads and lines that I would look at in AFC games this week. Do you agree or disagree with these picks?

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