December play in the NFL has almost arrived and we will soon start to get a clearer picture as to which teams will be playing in the postseason. Sportsbooks have posted NFL Week 13 odds to view and bet on. The slate will kick off with a Cowboys versus Saints battle in New Orleans. Sunday will feature Chargers versus Bengals, Ravens versus Steelers and Broncos versus Chiefs. It will conclude with a key Patriots versus Bills AFC East face-off in Buffalo on Monday night.
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NFL Week 13 odds
Check out the NFL Week 13 odds below. Compare the point spreads, moneylines and totals for each game.
Thursday, Dec. 2
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints – 8:20 p.m. ET
The Cowboys gave a valiant effort Thanksgiving Day at home against the Raiders before falling, 36-33, in overtime. It was a game Dallas played without Amari Cooper (COVID-19 protocols) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion). The Saints were also served up a Turkey Day loss, as they were dominated by the Bills, 31-6.
Dallas is now 7-4 following the loss to Las Vegas and will be facing the Saints without head coach Mike McCarthy, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and will be replaced by defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for the contest. That’s not the only extent of Dallas’ troubles either as Ezekiel Elliott is dealing with a lingering knee issue and the defense is coming off a performance where it allowed 509 total yards to what had been a struggling Raiders offense.
The Saints haven’t exactly been moving the ball well in their own right, but they’re at least expected to get some reinforcements back for this game. Running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who both missed the loss to Buffalo on Thursday due to knee injuries, are slated to make their returns Thursday. The infusion of explosiveness and talent is clearly needed on an offense that looks more pedestrian the longer it has to make do with a makeshift receiving corps.
With Lamb cleared for a return and Cooper back in the Cowboys’ practice facility this week, the Cowboys are solid road favorites. Their projected advantage has actually been bet down slightly though from the original look-ahead number of 5 points.
Sunday, Dec. 5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – 1 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers had another scare Sunday before prevailing in Indianapolis, 38-31. Atlanta had a bit of an easier time in their own road victory, toppling the hapless Jaguars by a 21-14 score.
Tampa Bay relied heaviest on Leonard Fournette and Rob Gronkowski against a Colts team that’s been very good about limiting receiver production all season. The formula worked to great effectiveness, with Fournette racking up four total touchdowns. The competition gets less stiff this week in the Falcons, who the Bucs already throttled by a 48-25 score back in Week 2. Atlanta is also just 1-4 at home overall.
The Falcons once again corroborated how important Cordarrelle Patterson is to their offense Sunday, when the hybrid star returned from an ankle injury to give Atlanta a boost by rushing for 108 yards and two touchdowns. There’s still no Calvin Ridley return in sight, however, which continues to leave Matt Ryan devoid of his most explosive weapon.
Despite both teams notching Week 12 wins, the Buccaneers’ projected advantage has been bet up from the original (-9.5) number.
Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears – 1 p.m. ET
The Cardinals were off in Week 12 after notching a 23-13 win over the Seahawks in Week 11, one that marked Colt McCoy’s third start in place of Kyler Murray (ankle). The Bears squeaked out a win on Thanksgiving over the Lions behind a backup quarterback as well, with veteran Andy Dalton stepping in for Justin Fields (ribs) and throwing for 317 yards and a touchdown.
Arizona has proven itself to be elite with consistent play and the ability to function without their two biggest weapons in Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. The Cardinals are also missing Chase Edmonds (ankle) for that matter. Although Edmonds isn’t going to make it back for this game, coach Kliff Kingsbury noted Monday he’s hopeful both his star quarterback and receiver will be healthy enough to return following what is now essentially a month-long absence for each.
Fields had yet to resume throwing at the end of last week, so his status appears to be more in the air. Dalton is certainly a proven and adequate replacement, especially considering the rookie remains fairly inconsistent. Whichever of the two players is under center for this tough matchup, though, could be working short-handed again. Allen Robinson will have to battle back from a hamstring injury after missing the last two games with the issue. To make matters worse at receiver, speedy Marquise Goodwin, who’s been solid in the No. 3 role, hurt his foot on Thanksgiving and will likely be questionable at best entering the weekend.
Arizona remains a heavy road favorite entering the week despite the uncertainty regarding Murray and Hopkins. Their projected edge has actually grown slightly since the look-ahead line.
LA Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals – 1 p.m. ET
The Chargers continued their up-and-down play Sunday in Denver, falling to the Broncos by a 28-13 score. It was a game Justin Herbert threw two interceptions in while also taking three sacks. The Bengals had the satisfaction of trampling a divisional rival, blasting the Steelers in Cincinnati by a 41-10 score in a game that saw Joe Mixon put together a second straight 100-yard effort.
Los Angeles is now 6-5, and that’s a record that’s heavily front-loaded with wins from the first five games of the season. The Chargers have gone 2-4 since its 4-1 start, with Herbert throwing seven of his 10 picks on the season over that span. Austin Ekeler, who struggled to just 2.6 yards per carry Sunday, is mostly floundering as a lead back. He is still contributing plenty through the air but has topped 66 rushing yards just once all year.
Joe Burrow hasn’t had to do much through the air the last two games thanks to Mixon and the defense, but there is still plenty of firepower in his receiving corps for him to draw up on if needed. The matchup against the Chargers lines up as a great one for the ground attack, however, especially on the road. LA is allowing an NFL-high 164.4 rushing yards per road game. Factoring in that the Chargers remain a tough matchup for wideouts, Mixon could be in for another busy day.
The Bengals’ projected advantage has doubled from the look-ahead figure.
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions – 1 p.m. ET
The Vikings fought valiantly against the 49ers in Santa Clara on Sunday before falling, 34-26, while also losing Dalvin Cook to a shoulder injury that has him labeled as day-to-day for the moment. The Lions so-close-and-yet-so-far season took another cruel turn on Thanksgiving, when they fell to the Bears by a 16-14 score on a last-second field goal.
The Kirk Cousins-Adam Thielen connection was humming again Sunday to the tune of two touchdowns, but the rest of the offense couldn’t contribute sufficiently. Minnesota already narrowly defeated Detroit by a 19-17 score back in Week 5, a game that Cook coincidentally missed but that fill-in Alexander Mattison contributed 153 total yards in. Mattison could naturally be called upon again Sunday if Cook’s injury is as serious as it appeared Sunday, and he’d be poised for another successful outing against a defense giving up the third-most rushing yards per home game (138.6).
Jared Goff did manage to return from his oblique injury on Thanksgiving and turned in a two-touchdown, interception-free performance, although he did lose a fumble. Detroit played all but nine snaps of Thursday’s game without star running back D’Andre Swift, who suffered a shoulder injury that head coach Dan Campbell has conceded will likely keep him out Sunday. Jamaal Williams did an admirable job filling in with 65 yards on 15 carries and another 18 on five catches, but he’ll now have the disadvantage of a defense preparing to face him as the likely starter.
With both teams losing in Week 12, the line hasn’t moved much from the original look-ahead line of Vikings -7.
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins – 1 p.m. ET
The Giants played their first game since firing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Sunday but didn’t really look much better in a narrow 13-7 win over the Eagles. The Dolphins continued their unlikely surge, winning their fourth in a row by a 33-10 score against the Panthers.
New York’s offense still looked positively pedestrian most of the afternoon Sunday, with the team still struggling to turn playmakers like Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay loose. Part of the credit certainly goes to the Eagles defense, but the matchup doesn’t get any easier in Week 13. The Dolphins defense has been at its best by far at home, where it’s allowed the third-fewest total yards per game (305.7).
Tua Tagovailoa may be the most under-the-radar story at quarterback this season, completing 72.9 percent of his passes and forging a 9:5 TD:INT over his first six games since returning from injured reserve. His solid play has been key to Miami’s current win streak, and he and his teammates on the offensive side of the ball will enjoy a favorable matchup in this contest. Much like Miami’s own Jekyll-and-Hyde unit, the Giants defense has been excellent at home yet a sieve on the road, giving up an NFC-high 419.4 total yards per game when traveling.
Although both teams won in Week 12, the public is high on the Dolphins, pushing their projected advantage up by a half-point as the week begins.
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets – 1 p.m. ET
The Eagles offense continued to display some worrying signs Sunday against the Giants, dropping a 13-7 decision in which Jalen Hurts once again struggled through the air. The Jets got the best of another inferior squad in the Texans, notching their first road win of the campaign in Houston by a 21-14 score.
Hurts threw for three interceptions and just 129 yards. While he continued to offset his poor production through the air with plenty on the ground (77 rushing yards), the Eagles’ air attack is nearly non-existent outside of DeVonta Smith, and occasionally, Dallas Goedert. That may prove troublesome even against the Jets suspect secondary, which has played better of late by allowing nearly 24 passing yards less per game over the last three compared to their season-long figure.
Zach Wilson returned from his PCL injury in Week 12 and threw for just 145 yards but did contribute a rushing touchdown. The rookie was playing without Corey Davis as a result of the wideout’s groin injury, an issue that could keep him out of this game as well. New York is also without impressive rookie Michael Carter for at least the next two games as well due to an ankle injury, but the Eagles do present as a decent matchup for the ground game with 112.7 rushing yards per game allowed.
Given Week 12 results, the betting public has gained at least a tick of confidence in the Jets, betting down the initial Eagles -7 number slightly.
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – 1 p.m. ET
The Colts suffered another heartbreaking loss Sunday, blowing a late lead to fall to the Buccaneers by a 38-31 score. The Texans ended up in the loss column as well, blowing a good opportunity for a win at home by falling to the Jets, 21-14.
Carson Wentz turned the ball over three times against Tampa Bay, with the first two miscues leading to Bucs touchdowns. Nevertheless, the reclamation project of the one-time No. 2 overall pick has largely been a success, even with Wentz playing with a somewhat limited pass-catching corps. Jonathan Taylor wasn’t a factor until late in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay’s notoriously stingy run defense, but the matchup against the Texans shapes up as infinitely more palatable – Houston is allowing 135.6 rushing yards per contest.
Tyrod Taylor struggled for a second straight game through the air Sunday in what would have been considered a reasonably favorable matchup against the Jets secondary. Taylor does have a healthy receiving corps at his disposal and the backfield seems to have finally settled on Rex Burkhead and David Johnson as its top backs, yet Houston’s offensive line continues to struggle to open up running room regardless of opponent. The matchup shapes up better for Taylor on paper in this divisional clash, as Indy is allowing a modest 100.6 rushing yards per road game.
Following Sunday’s outcomes, the Colts’ initial projected advantage of -7.5 has actually shrunk slightly.
Washington Football Team at Las Vegas Raiders – 4:05 p.m. ET
Washington is right back in the thick of the NFC playoff picture as it is now 5-6 on the season after toppling the Seahawks, 17-15, Monday night. The Raiders are coming off a thrilling 36-33 overtime win on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys.
The Raiders offense came alive on Thursday against Dallas, with Derek Carr’s 373 yards harkening back to his red-hot start to the season under then head coach Jon Gruden’s tutelage. Hunter Renfrow and DeSean Jackson powered the air attack against Dallas with 236 combined receiving yards, and while Josh Jacobs still struggled to find consistent running room on most carries, he played a key role by recording 87 rushing yards and a touchdown. The matchup against Washington will be an interesting one for the entire Vegas offense, as the Football Team has held opponents to 21 points or less in four straight games.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams – 4:05 p.m. ET
The Jaguars suffered another loss where their offense wasn’t up to the task, as they fell to the Falcons by a 21-14 score. The Rams continued to struggle in their own right, falling to the Packers by a 36-28 score at Lambeau for their third straight loss.
Jacksonville’s story is a recurring one at this point. The defense is capable of playing competitively for stretches, but Trevor Lawrence and a lackluster group of receivers can’t offer adequate support. Lawrence did throw his first touchdown pass in four games Sunday, but that in itself speaks to how pedestrian the air attack has been. James Robinson continues to do what he can on the ground, yet a savvy and ornery Rams defense playing at home shapes up as a bad matchup all the way around, irrespective of L.A.’s recent struggles.
The Rams have had issues on both sides of the ball during their current skid, and Sunday, the offense was in solid form statistically – even Odell Beckham got involved to the tune of a 5-81-1 line — while the defense faltered too often against Aaron Rodgers and his air attack. Los Angeles should be set up for success against Jacksonville on both sides of the ball, however, and the Jags defense comes in having given up 364.8 total yards per game on the road.
Interestingly, despite the Jaguars’ loss Sunday, the Rams’ initial line of -13.5 has been bet down.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – 4:25 p.m. ET
The Ravens toughed out another victory Sunday, topping the struggling Browns by a 16-10 margin at home. Pittsburgh had a much more unpleasant experience, getting pasted by the Bengals, 41-10.
It was a true team effort for Baltimore on Sunday night, as it was just enough for the Ravens’ eighth win. Lamar Jackson’s four interceptions were alarming to say the least, although in fairness, also an outlier. The backfield combo of Devonta Freeman and Latavius Murray wasn’t able to get much going against the Browns’ stingy run defense, either, but the matchup is surprisingly much more appealing for this contest.
The Steelers have been abysmal against the run without Stephon Tuitt and Tyson Alualu, allowing an NFL-high 195.3 rushing yards per contest in the last three. The placement of T.J. Watt on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday only adds to Pittsburgh’s troubles.
There’s plenty of turmoil in Pittsburgh following Sunday’s debacle, with Mike Tomlin once again facing questions about his aging quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger continued to make questionable throws Sunday, including one that was returned for a pick-six. The veteran’s numbers still look respectable overall, and the Ravens do at least present as a favorable matchup on paper with an AFC-high 275.7 passing yards per contest allowed.
The public is on the side of the Ravens as the week begins, already bumping up their look-ahead early line of -2.5 up slightly.
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – 4:25 p.m. ET
The 49ers came up big at home against a tough opponent in Week 12, outlasting the Vikings by a 34-26 score. Seattle may be demoralized after dropping something of a must-win Monday night against Washington. Pete Carroll’s group is now 3-8 on the season and it is highly likely that they will miss the postseason.
The Niners had Elijah Mitchell back from his finger injury Sunday, and the rookie played a key role by 133 rushing yards and a touchdown, along with another 35 through the air. Nevertheless, San Francisco suffered a major loss when Deebo Samuel, who’d contributed 66 rushing yards and a score of his own during the contest, suffered a groin injury during the second half of the game that will keep him out of at least this game. Samuel had enjoyed an outsized role in the first meeting with Seattle, furnishing an 8-156-2 line through the air in that 28-21 loss for San Fran.
The Niners’ look-ahead -2.5 line had shrunk slightly ahead of Seattle’s MNF matchup versus the Football Team.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – 8:20 p.m. ET
The Broncos continued to flummox prognosticators in Week 12, navigating a temporary in-game absence from Teddy Bridgewater to notch an important divisional win over the Chargers, 28-13. Kansas City was off in Week 12 after a 19-9 home win against the Cowboys in Week 11.
The one consistent aspect of the Broncos seems to be their Melvin Gordon-Javonte Williams 1-2 backfield punch, which performed well again Sunday while combining for 137 rushing yards, not to mention Williams’ 57 receiving yards as well. Bridgewater was able to reenter Sunday’s game after suffering a shin injury in the first half, and his steady hand will be needed against a second straight defense that’s adept at taking away receivers in the Chiefs.
Kansas City is now 7-4, and even though Patrick Mahomes and company still don’t look completely right, Andy Reid’s squad has now won four straight. While the Chiefs have produced 20 points or less in three of those victories, the defense has stepped up in timely fashion. Kansas City has yielded the sixth-fewest total yards per game over the last three (292.0), including an outstanding 84.7 rushing yards per contest in that span.
The Chiefs’ initial -9.5 line remains unchanged following the Broncos’ win in Week 12.
Monday, Dec. 6
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – 8:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots continued their unlikely tear through the league in Week 12, notching a 36-13 throttling of the Titans. The Bills bounced back from a 41-15 defeat at the hands of the Colts in Week 11 by notching a 31-6 win on Thanksgiving Night in New Orleans.
Mac Jones continued his stellar rookie season Sunday. Jones posted a 310-yard, two-touchdown effort versus Tennessee. Jones has been able to deftly pivot between game manager and gunslinger when required, making New England’s offense a dangerous unit to defend. The Pats defense did give up 240 rushing yards and a touchdown to D’Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard in the big win, but the unit remains one of the league’s best and appears to be up to the challenge of facing a Buffalo offense that’s had trouble with consistency as the season has unfolded.
Notably, Josh Allen has completed just 56.4 percent of his passes and generated a 7:6 TD:INT in five career games against Belichick’s defenses, so he figures to have an uphill battle in trying to put together a successful encore to his 260-yard, four-touchdown effort versus the Saints. One somewhat under-the-radar aspect of Allen’s recent performances is the turnovers have returned, as he’s thrown seven interceptions in the last four games. A Pats defense that’s snagged an NFL-high 19 interceptions certainly presents as a major hazard for the talented but still erratic signal-caller.
In a game that should have an abundance of betting interest, the Bills’ look-ahead advantage of -3.5 shrunk to -3 as the week began.
How NFL Week 13 odds are changing
Nine games this past week closed with point spreads that were 3 points or less. This week has many more sizable spreads, notably the Rams favored -13.5 over the Jaguars and the Chiefs -9.5 over the Broncos. Tampa Bay was also a -9.5 road favorite over the Falcons Sunday night. Some of the tighter lines of the week involve the 49ers (-2.5) versus Seahawks (+2.5) and Patriots (+3) versus Bills (-3).
Below we will look at how the NFL Week 13 odds change from the lines that were posted on Nov. 24 up until kickoff. First are the lookahead lines followed by updated spreads.
- Dallas Cowboys -5 at New Orleans Saints +5
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -9.5 at Atlanta Falcons +9.5
- Minnesota Vikings -7.5 at Detroit Lions +7.5
- Indianapolis Colts -7 at Houston Texans +7
- Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 at New York Jets +6.5
- Arizona Cardinals -7 at Chicago Bears +7
- New York Giants +2.5 at Miami Dolphins -2.5
- Denver Broncos +9.5 at Kansas City Chiefs -9.5
- LA Chargers +1.5 at Cincinnati Bengals -1.5
- Washington Football Team +1.5 at Las Vegas Raiders -1.5
- Jacksonville Jaguars +12.5 at LA Rams -12.5
- Baltimore Ravens -3 at Pittsburgh Steelers +3
- San Francisco 49ers -2 at Seattle Seahawks +2
- New England Patriots +3.5 at Buffalo Bills -3.5
Here are current NFL Week 13 odds.
- Dallas Cowboys -4.5 at New Orleans Saints +4.5
- Indianapolis Colts -9.5 at Houston Texans +9.5
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -10.5 at Atlanta Falcons +10.5
- New York Giants +6.5 at Miami Dolphins -6.5
- Philadelphia Eagles -5.5 at New York Jets +5.5
- Arizona Cardinals -7.5 at Chicago Bears +7.5
- LA Chargers +2.5 at Cincinnati Bengals -2.5
- Minnesota Vikings -7 at Detroit Lions +7
- Washington Football Team +2 at Las Vegas Raiders -2
- Jacksonville Jaguars +13 at LA Rams -13
- Baltimore Ravens -4 at Pittsburgh Steelers +4
- Denver Broncos +8.5 at Kansas City Chiefs -8.5
- San Francisco 49ers -3.5 at Seattle Seahawks +3.5
- New England Patriots +3 at Buffalo Bills -3