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Monday, December 2, 2019

CHIEFS VS RAIDERS

Venue: Arrowhead Stadium | Start: 8:25am AEDT

The Oakland Raiders hope to rebound from a crushing loss at the Jets when they visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Oakland was in position for the AFC’s final wild-card spot and could have tied Kansas City for the AFC West lead, but was stomped 34-3 by New York, snapping a three-game win streak. The Raiders remain above .500 at 6-5, but four of their losses have come by at least 18 points, including the first meeting with the Chiefs. That came back in Week 2, when Patrick Mahomes threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter of a 28-10 victory. Carr threw for just 198 yards and two interceptions in the first meeting, his third-lowest yardage total this year and his only multi-interception game. He is coming off another ugly outing, going 15 of 27 for 127 yards and an interception before sitting out the fourth quarter against the Jets. The Chiefs, meanwhile, enter off a bye looking to put together their first win streak since a 4-0 start. They are just 2-3 at home this season, including 1-2 with Mahomes healthy and starting. Despite missing most of the Week 11 win, wideout Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is healthy and will play.

Win: Kansas City Chiefs
Line: Kansas City Chiefs – 10.5
Total Points: Over 50.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Chiefs are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games at home
Chiefs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
Raiders are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Chiefs
Raiders are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games

BENGALS VS JETS

Venue: Paul Brown Stadium | Start: 5:00am AEDT

Don’t look now, but the New York Jets could run their win streak to four when they visit the winless Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Only two teams — the Ravens and Seahawks — have longer active win streaks than the Jets, who hit rock bottom at 1-7 earlier this month after being the first team to lose to Miami. The Bengals hope to foist the same fate upon the Jets this week, as Cincinnati remains the last winless team in the NFL and broke a tie last week for the longest losing streak to open a season in franchise history. The Bengals held a second-half lead against Pittsburgh before falling 16-10, their sixth defeat by seven points or fewer this season. They’ll turn back to veteran Andy Dalton as the starting quarterback this week, after rookie Ryan Finley disappointed in his three-start audition. Dalton will face a Jets defense that has scored two defensive touchdowns over the last three games. Defensive coordinator has unleashed Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams of late, with the safety picking up 6.5 sacks and 10 QB hits over the last four games. The Jets have also righted the ship on offense, with Sam Darnold throwing seven touchdowns and just one interception during the win streak.

Win: New York Jets
Line: Cincinnati Bengals +3.5
Total Points: Over 47.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Bengals are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games
Bengals are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home
Jets are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Jets are 5-6 ATS in their last 11 games:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games

JAGUARS VS BUCCANEERS

Venue: TIAA Bank Field | Start: 5:00am AEDT

The Jacksonville Jaguars will try to avoid their fourth straight loss by 20-plus points when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit on Sunday. The Jaguars have been outscored 101-36 during their three-game skid, which began in London against the Texans in Week 9. Starting quarterback Nick Foles’ return from a broken collarbone after the Week 10 bye has not helped, as the the Jags were blown out in two divisional road games, including a 42-20 stomping at the Titans’ hands on Sunday. Foles had 95 total attempts in the two games, completing 65 for 568 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Meanwhile, Jacksonville’s run defense has fallen apart, allowing a staggering 699 yards, 6.8 yards per carry and eight touchdowns during the three-game slide. The Jaguars now rank comfortably last in yards per carry allowed (5.43). The Bucs’ offense isn’t a huge threat on the ground, but Jameis Winston & Co. continue to produce through the air, albeit with plenty of turnovers. Winston has a league-high 20 interceptions and four lost fumbles, but he’s also thrown 22 touchdowns, with receiver Chris Godwin reeling in a league-best nine scores. Godwin and Mike Evans have each already topped 1,000 yards for the season and rank second and third in receiving yards behind only Michael Thomas.

Win: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5
Total Points: Under 49.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Jags are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
Jags are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games
Bucs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games
Bucs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games against Jacksonville

PANTHERS VS REDSKINS

Venue: Bank of America Stadium | Start: 5:00am AEDT

Carolina has won five of the past six games against the Washington Redskins and the Panthers are the team with something significant to play for in December. At 5-6 the Panthers need to make their own luck the rest of the way and hope a few bounces go in their favor as well. Running back Christian McCaffrey has 1,709 yards from scrimmage this season, the most in 11 games since Priest Holmes in 2002. Both teams have a zero turnover margin, but the Panthers should be able to take advantage of rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who has a 55.9 passer rating. Carolina has been able to compete with fill-in Kyle Allen at quarterback, including his second three-TD game this season last week.

Win: Carolina Panthers
Line: Washington Redskins +10.5
Total Points: Under 39.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Panthers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games
Panthers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games at home
Redskins are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games
Redskins are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games

COLTS VS TITANS

Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium | Start: 5:00am AEDT

The charging Tennessee Titans will look for their fifth win in six games on Sunday when they visit the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans’ surge has coincided with the promotion of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is tied for third among all qualified players in passer rating (111.4) with Lamar Jackson. While very efficient, Tannehill hasn’t had to carry a major load of late, attempting just 37 passes in consecutive wins over the Chiefs and Jaguars, completing 27 for 440 yards and four touchdowns. That’s been the perfect complement to Derrick Henry, who has 52 carries for 347 yards and four touchdowns over the same span. The Colts’ defense ranks eighth in total rushing (97 yards per game) but 18th in yards per carry (4.34). Henry had 15 carries for 82 yards (5.5 average) and a touchdown in the teams’ first meeting of the season, a 19-17 Colts triumph in Week 2 in Nashville. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw for just 146 yards in that game, but he tossed three touchdowns, including the game-winning score to T.Y. Hilton in the final five minutes. Over his last four games, Brissett has just 538 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. Hilton was on a pitch count last week in his return from a calf injury that continues to limit him this week.

Win: Indianapolis Colts
Line: Indianapolis Colts -1.5
Total Points: Over 43.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Colts are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home
Colts are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Titans
Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
Titans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee’s last 5 games

DOLPHINS VS EAGLES

Venue: Hard Rock Stadium | Start: 5:00am AEDT

The Philadelphia Eagles will face a much friendlier opponent on Sunday in Miami, as they look to snap a two-game losing streak against the 2-9 Miami Dolphins. The Eagles’ defense limited New England and Seattle to 17 points apiece over the last two weeks, but the offense mustered just 10 and nine, with quarterback Carson Wentz committing a career-high four turnovers in the latter defeat. The Eagles (5-6) remain a game back of the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East and three games out of the final wild-card spot. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have lost two straight — both by 17-point margins — since their two-game winning streak. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been sacked 11 times over that span, and he threw a pair of interceptions in Sunday’s loss at Cleveland. The Dolphins have topped 100 yards rushing in a game just once all season, back in Week 7, though their 92-yard output on Sunday was their second-best effort of the year. The Miami offense will face a Philadelphia defense that has allowed just 61 points since Week 8, the second-fewest in the league behind only Baltimore. The Dolphins have scored 20-plus points just four times this season, though all have come in the last six games.

Win: Philadelphia Eagles
Line: Miami Heat +10.5
Total Points: Over 45.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Dolphins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
Dolphins are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home
Eagles are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games
Eagles are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games

RAVENS VS 49ERS

Venue: M&T Bank Stadium | Start: 5:00am AEDT

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens host the NFC’s top-seed 49ers in a rematch of the historic 2012 “Harbaugh Bros” Super Bowl XLVII and a potential preview of this year’s championship game. Both teams enter the game red-hot, with the Ravens, winners of an NFL-best seven in a row, dismantling fellow Super Bowl contenders Seattle (30-16), New England (37-20), Houston (41-7) and the Los Angeles Rams (45-6) by a combined score of 153-49 in recent weeks. Meanwhile, since suffering their only loss of the season to the Seahawks Nov. 11, the 49ers righted the ship against divisional opponent Arizona and embarrassed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 37-8 on Monday Night Football, featuring a defense allowing an NFL-least 248 yards per game. A defensive line featuring five former first round picks, including NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite Nick Bosa (eight sacks) and breakout star Arik Armstead (10 sacks) could be the kryptonite to slow down Baltimore’s Superman, Jackson, who leads the NFL with 30 combined touchdowns, including 24 through the air. San Francisco’s talent up front is notable given the Ravens placed starting center Matt Skura (knee) on IR on Tuesday. Owners of the No. 1 (Baltimore) and 2 rushing offenses in the NFL, it goes without saying that the team which owns the line of scrimmage has the decided advantage in this contest. Jackson saw a boost Monday night against the Rams with the return of Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, who returned from an ankle injury to snag two touchdowns. Jimmy Garoppolo saw a similar boost against the Packers but has to hope that standout pass-catchers George Kittle (knee), Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and Deebo Samuel (shoulder) are available Sunday.

Win: Baltimore Ravens
Line: Baltimore Ravens -5.5
Total Points: Under 45.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
Ravens are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games at home
Niners are 2-3-1 ATS in their last 6 games
Niners are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games

GIANTS VS PACKERS

Venue: MetLife Stadium | Start: 5:00am AEDT

There were plenty of wounds to dress for the Green Bay Packers on the way home from a 37-8 lashing at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers last week. The Packers haven’t played in MetLife Stadium since 2013, a 27-13 Giants victory. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has averaged 312.8 passing yards in his career against the Giants and his top target, Davante Adams, has 13 catches for 210 yards (105 per game) and two TDs in two career games against the Giants. Green Bay will be in attack mode looking to spin rookie Daniel Jones into errors.

Win: Green Bay Packers
Line: New York Giants +6.5
Total Points: Over 45.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Giants are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
Giants are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home
Packers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
Packers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Giants’ last 5 games at home

CARDINALS VS RAMS

Venue: State Farm Stadium | Start: 8:05am AEDT

Desperate for a win to keep their scant playoff hopes alive after a humbling 45-6 loss to dynamic dual-threat dynamo Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, the Rams head to the desert to face similarly dangerous Kyler Murray, fresh off a Week 12 bye. The Cardinals, losers of four in a row prior to their bye, certainly do not pose the same threat as Jackson but they are playing better in recent weeks, averaging 24.8 points over their last seven games. That is nearly a touchdown better than the Rams (18.85), by comparison, a franchise which has appeared nothing like the offensive juggernaut that represented the NFC in the Super Bowl a year ago. While Jared Goff and Todd Gurley (among several others) have noticeably declined in their performance for Los Angeles this season, two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald has continued at a strong pace. Murray’s mobility makes it a possibility that he faces a second consecutive poor performance but don’t be surprised if the five-game sack steak which ended against Baltimore resumes again versus the Cardinals. Defense of any kind could be the noteworthy change against these two up-tempo offenses, each of which are hoping to spark their quarterbacks with bell-cow backs Gurley and the Cardinals’ Kenyan Drake. Since acquiring the latter from the Miami Dolphins October 28, Drake has leapt ahead of incumbent standout David Johnson, rushing for 212 yards and a score, as well as catching a combined 16 passes in just three games.

Win: Los Angeles Rams
Line: Arizona Cardinals +3.5
Total Points: Under 47.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Cardinals are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games
Cardinals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Rams are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games
Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games at home

BRONCOS VS CHARGERS

Venue: Empower Field at Mile High | Start: 8:25am AEDT

The Denver Broncos could get a look at their future — or simply the next man in a quarterback carousel — when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Head coach Vic Fangio is giving second-round rookie Drew Lock 75 percent of the practice reps this week and will name a starter late in the week. Unless Lock struggles in practice, he is expected to make his first career start over Brandon Allen, who has gone 1-2 in place of the injured Joe Flacco. Whoever is at quarterback, the Broncos will be looking to sweep the season series from the Chargers, whom they beat 20-13 in Week 5. That was Fangio’s first win as a head coach, and it also started a string of five losses in seven games for Los Angeles, capped by a 24-17 defeat to the Chiefs in Mexico City before a Week 12 bye. Philip Rivers had four interceptions in the loss and is up to 14 on the season, against just 15 touchdowns, but head coach Anthony Lynn doesn’t have any current plans to go to Tyrod Taylor as his starter. The Chargers hope to have offensive tackles Russell Okung (groin) and Sam Tevi (knee) back from recent absences. The road team has won the last three games in the series.

Win: Los Angeles Chargers
Line: Denver Broncos +3.5
Total Points: Over 37.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
Broncos are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chargers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
Chargers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles Chargers’ last 10 games

STEELERS VS BROWNS

Venue: Heinz Field | Start: 5:00am AEDT

Just two weeks after Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett struck Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on his unprotected head with his own helmet, the AFC North rivals renew acquaintances on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Browns won the first meeting 21-7, with the win stained by the Garrett-Rudolph brawl in the final seconds. Garrett is suspended for the rest of the season, while Rudolph won’t play in the rematch because he was benched for undrafted rookie Devlin “Duck” Hodges. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will also be out, finishing a two-game suspension stemming from the Week 11 melee. Cleveland’s win in the first meeting was its first over Pittsburgh since October of 2014, a span of nine games. Another victory would keep the Browns within a game of the AFC’s final wild-card spot and pull them even with the Steelers, while holding the tiebreaker. Baker Mayfield is coming off his first three-touchdown game of the season, though he threw an interception for the first time since Week 8. He’ll be opposed by Hodges, who rallied the Steelers to a 16-10 victory at Cincinnati after entering for Rudolph in the second half on Sunday. Hodges might be without two key weapons, as JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and James Conner (shoulder) missed Wednesday’s practice.

Win: Cleveland Browns
Line: Cleveland Browns -1.5
Total Points: Under 39.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Steelers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
Steelers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
Browns are 2-4-1 ATS in their last 7 games
Browns are 1-7-1 SU in their last 9 games against Steelers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games

TEXANS VS PATRIOTS

Venue: NRG Stadium | Start: 12:20pm AEDT

New England is infamous for skirting the rules in preparation for big games but the so-called “Foxborough Flu” may have caught up with the Patriots this week in the buildup for a showdown with the AFC South-leading Texan. Eight of New England’s top players – including notable defenders Stephon Gilmore, Jamie Collins and Donta Hightower – were officially ruled out for Wednesday’s practice and characterized as questionable for Sunday night’s showdown due to illness. The loss of Gilmore, Collins or Hightower would be significant against a Texans’ squad boasting one of the league’s most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in Deshaun Watson. The Patriots’ lone loss on the season came against a similarly gifted Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in Week Nine. It is worth noting that after running for five touchdowns in his first six games of the 2019 season, Watson has been shut out on the ground since October 20. Resuming his efforts on the ground could be part of the game plan against a Patriots’ defense that literally has five-times as many interceptions (20) as touchdowns allowed through the air (four). New England has proven only slightly more susceptible to the running, giving up a relatively pedestrian 98.4 yards per game on the ground, still ninth-best in the NFL. Gilmore, who has emerged as a true shutdown corner for the Patriots, would be an especially critical loss against Watson and fellow Pro Bowler Deandre Hopkins, a duo which hooked up last Thursday for their fifth and sixth touchdowns of the season in a Week 12 win against the Colts. Hopkins, by comparison, caught 11 and 13 touchdowns the past two seasons for the Texans.

Win: New England Patriots
Line: Houston Rockets +3.5
Total Points: Over 46.5

NFL Betting Trends:

Texans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home
Texans are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Patriots
Patriots are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games
Patriots are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New England’s last 7 games on the road