Week 12 of the NFL kicks off this Friday with the Colts vs. Texans.
Punters get 14 quality NFL games to bet on in Week 12 and as the playoffs get closer, games take extra importance.
The Packers vs. 49ers and Ravens vs. Rams games close the round and they should be absolute barnstormers.
We have expert betting tips for every game on the NFL Round 12 schedule.
NFL Week 12 Preview
12:20pm Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans @ NRG Stadium
The Colts and Texans head into this game at 6-4 but they’re coming off different Week 11 performances.
Indianapolis were easy 33-13 winners over Jacksonville and the Texans were manhandled by the impressive Ravens.
However, playing at home should help this Texans team, which still has Deshaun Watson. They’re always a chance when he plays.
Should be a close contest where a late touchdown could decide it.
Betting tip: Texans -4 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Texans by 7
5:00am Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta was a team punters wanted to avoid but back-to-back wins has resurrected their season.
The Falcons are now 3-7 and although their playoff hopes are done, they’re playing with great heart and it’s good to see.
The same can’t be said for the 3-7 Buccs, which are far too inconsistent to ever back with confidence.
Ride the wave with Atlanta.
Betting tip: Falcons -4.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Falcons by 10
5:00am Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills @ New Era Field
The Broncos played well last week but it still wasn’t enough to get past the Minnesota Vikings.
It was a choke of sorts and it’s not about to get any easier as they take on the Bills in New York.
Temperatures will no doubt be low in Buffalo and that’s not something the Broncos will be enjoying.
Expect Buffalo to control the tempo of the game and young Josh Allen is doing enough to keep the wins ticking over for the home side.
Bookmakers are being generous with the –4 line for the Bills.
Betting tip: Bills –4 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Bills by 7
5:00am New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears @ Soldier Field
Punters are lacking confidence with both the Giants and the Bears. It has been a tough season for both, but we expected that from the Giants.
We certainly didn’t expect the Bears to struggle and it’s all unravelling for them now. Concerns surround their quarterback and also their kicking situation remains dire.
Bookmakers have the Bears as the –6 favourite, but this could be breaking point for a team on the verge of an ultimate collapse.
Betting tip: Giants +6 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Giants by 3
5:00am Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals @ Paul Brown Stadium
We’ll keep this one short and sweet. The Pittsburgh Steelers should be beating a team that hasn’t won a game this season.
The Bengals are awful at 0-10 and they are playing for a better draft pick. With the worst record in the NFL all but there’s for the taking, the Bengals should be avoided.
Pittsburgh can bounce back and score this one easily.
Betting tip: Steelers –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Steelers by 12
5:00am Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns @ FirstEnergy Stadium
Cleveland has found something to cheer for and they’re holding on to a slim playoff hope.
Back-to-back wins put them at 4-6 on the season and they’re facing a team which is 2-8.
Miami has looked better in recent games, but they have just lost their running back to an arrest and there isn’t much to get excited about.
Browns should be much too good with their talented team.
Betting tip: Browns –11.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Browns by 17
5:00am Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints @ Mercedez-Benz Stadium
The Panthers were rocked last week and how they rebound against the Saints will be interesting this Monday.
Atlanta manhandled the Panthers and Kyle Allen, which had been performing well since he took over from Cam Newton.
The Saints got back to their best form and moved to 8-2 on the season. It’s a good sign going forward and they could give the Panthers more to worry about.
Only decision is whether the Saints cover the 10-point spread.
Betting tip: Saints -10 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Saints by 13
5:00am Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets @ MetLife Stadium
The Raiders are exceeding expectations at 6-4 on the season and although they’re not as good on the road, the Jets are nothing to fear.
New York Jets are 3-7 on the season, which has been marred with injuries and underperforming players.
If Oakland wants to be considered a “good” team, they’ll need to beat the Jets and prove they can win on the road.
Betting tip: Raiders –2.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Raiders by 6
5:00am Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Lincoln Financial Field
It was a perplexing performance from the Eagles against the Patriots last week. They went up 10-0 after a hot start, but that’s all they offered.
They were offensively stunted following the first quarter and although the defense stood up at times, it wasn’t pretty to watch.
They will be tested again this week as the rolling Seahawks come to town with an 8-2 record. They are a perfect 5-0 on the road and that’s not going to please Eagles’ fans.
Seahawks are getting points and that’s too good to pass up.
Betting tip: Seahawks +1.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Seahawks by 3
5:00am Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins @ FedEx Field
The Lions might be 3-6-1 but they are slightly better than advertised. They have suffered some unlucky losses but that could be remedied here with a win.
Detroit plays the 1-9 Washington Redskins and they’re in a battle with the Bengals to see which team is worse.
Home fans have had nothing to cheer about with an 0-5 record and that should be 0-6 following Monday’s game.
Betting tip: Lions –3.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Lions by 10
8:05am Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans @ Nissan Stadium
It’s always a good battle between these two teams and with similar records, it should be a close contest.
The Jaguars come into enemy territory with a 4-6 record and they just haven’t been consistent enough to back with confidence.
Neither have the Titans at 5-5, but at least they have a winning record of 3-2 at home. That could be enough to see them score a narrow win this week.
Betting tip: Titans -3 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Titans by 6
8:25am Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots @ Gillette Stadium
The Patriots have been a spread-covering machine this season and the line is favourable again.
Bookmakers have the 9-1 Patriots as the –6.5 favourites and that’s a good line considering they dismantled the Eagles last week.
Despite owning a great record, there’s still some trepidation with punters. The Patriots are the better team here and should keep their perfect home record (4-0) intact.
Dallas is only 6-4 and they struggle against teams of this class.
Betting tip: Patriots –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Patriots by 12
12:20pm Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers @ Levi’s Stadium
The 49ers have had some close escapes of late but they still remain a team to beat at 9-1 on the season.
They narrowly defeated the Arizona Cardinals last week and that wasn’t a good sign of things to come.
Green Bay could take advantage of them and they’re ready to fire here. At 8-2 on the season and fresh after a bye, the Packers could pick holes in the 49ers defense, which looked good in the early stages of the season.
However, it has looked shaky the last couple of weeks. Expect Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense to come hunting for a big win.
Betting tip: Packers +3 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Packers by 7
12:15pm Baltimore Ravens vs. LA Rams @ LA Memorial Coliseum
The Rams scored a much-needed win over the Chicago Bears last week to stem the tide after some poor recent performances.
It has been a totally different situation for the Baltimore Ravens, which are the highest-scoring team in the NFL. They have posted quality wins this season, including one over the New England Patriots.
There is seemingly no stopping Lamar Jackson, who is this season’s Patrick Mahomes. He could continue his good play and give this stagnant Rams team plenty to worry about.
Stick with the form side.
Betting tip: Ravens -3 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Ravens by 10