With week 13 now in our rear-view mirror, only four weeks remain in the 2012 NFL regular season. Preparations for the upcoming week are already underway, as we’ve already began analyzing 2012 NFL spreads for week 14 and are in fact ready to reveal some early predictions.
For starters, we are officially done with regular season bye weeks, which means every team will see action on a weekly basis up until the first week of the playoffs. That means that there will be 16 games kicking off this week, beginning on Thursday night.
It’ll be a lopsided AFC West showdown in the East Bay, as the (3-9) Oakland Raiders welcome Peyton Manning and the red-hot (9-3) Denver Broncos to the Black Hole. Kickoff for this Thursday Night Football affair is slated for 8:30 PM ET on NFL Network.
2012 NFL spreads for week 14 list the visiting Broncos as -10.5-point favorites over the Silver and Black and the O/U is set at a total of 49.5 points. Denver is coming off an 8-point victory over Tampa Bay extending its win streak to 7 games, while the Raiders lost their fifth straight to the Browns, 20-17.
After Thursday’s game, we will have an action-packed Sunday of NFL action. Since it’s very early in the week, not every game has been assigned betting odds. Currently, 9 games do have NFL spreads and they go as follows:
As you can see there are plenty of tricky matchups with great potential for ATS upsets. But if I had pick one of those as my early predictions for week 14, I would have to say that the Bears vs Vikings game is probably the most winnable one.
Chicago is coming off an embarrassing loss last week and they should be charged and ready to go against a division rival that struggles to put points on the board. With the Bears doing a solid job against opposing backs, I like them as three-point favorites.
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