NFL Week 13: Patriots-Texans on Sunday Night Football

It’s Thanksgiving Week, which means it’s time for the NFL’s annual tradition of wall-to-wall football. The Turkey Day triple-header is the centerpiece of the Week 13 schedule, but this year’s spread isn’t quite as appetizing as usual; the best games on the NFL lines at Bovada Sportsbook won’t happen until Sunday, and go figure, the New England Patriots are back in the spotlight for the fourth week in a row.

2019 NFL Week 13 Best Odds and Matchups

1. New England Patriots at Houston Texans (Sunday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

Last week, the Patriots (10-1 SU, 7-4 ATS) held the Dallas Cowboys’ offense in check and won 13-9, although they didn’t beat the NFL betting odds as 6-point home favorites. They’ll be on the road this time to take on another high-octane division leader in Houston (7-4 SU, 5-6 ATS), with the defending champs laying 3.5 points at press time.

2. San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens (Sunday, 1 PM ET, FOX)

In another battle between division leaders, the red-hot Ravens (9-2 SU, 6-5 ATS) are 6-point home favorites on the NFL odds board for their game against the 49ers (10-1 SU, 6-4-1 ATS). This is one of those dreaded “West Coast team playing an early afternoon game out East” scenarios for San Francisco.

3. Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (Monday, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN)

The Seahawks (9-2 SU, 6-5 ATS) and Vikings (8-3 SU, 6-5 ATS) are way ahead in the NFC Wild Card race, but they still have division titles very much in their sights. Seattle has the edge as 3-point favorites with a total of 49 on what should be a wet and chilly Monday night; they’re also 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS versus Minnesota under the Pete Carroll-Russell Wilson regime.

4. Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys (Thursday, 4:30 PM ET, CBS)

This is easily the best of the three Thanksgiving games, although the Cowboys (6-5 SU, 7-4 ATS) appear to be in crisis mode after losing to New England. They’re still 7-point home favorites over the Bills (8-3 SU, 7-3-1 ATS), whose record may not reflect their true talent level in the weak AFC East.

5. Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

The Raiders (6-5 SU and ATS) got humiliated by the New York Jets in Week 12, but they can still take a share of the AFC West lead from Kansas City (7-4 SU, 6-5 ATS), who are 10-point home favorites coming off the bye.

6. Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 1 PM ET, CBS)

It’s a tight race in the AFC South, where Indianapolis (6-5 SU, 6-4-1 ATS) maintain the slimmest of edges over Tennessee (6-5 SU, 5-5-1 ATS) for second place behind Houston. The Colts are laying 2.5 points at home against a Titans team that’s 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS since Ryan Tannehill took the starting gig from Marcus Mariota.

7. Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, 1 PM ET, CBS)

There’s a non-zero chance the Steelers (6-5 SU, 7-4 ATS) and/or Browns (5-6 SU, 4-6-1 ATS) will make the playoffs, but this game is all about revenge after what happened between these two teams in Week 11. Cleveland won that brouhaha 21-7 as 3-point home favorites; they’re –2.5 for Sunday’s rematch at Heinz Field, and if you want to lay a bet on the NFL specials market, the Browns are also –180 to commit more penalties than Pittsburgh (+140).

8. New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (Thursday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

It’s been mostly smooth sailing for New Orleans (9-2 SU, 7-4 ATS) in the AFC South, but they did lose their first game against the Falcons (3-8 SU, 4-7 ATS) in Week 10, falling 26-9 as 14-point home favorites. The Saints are 7-point road favorites for Thursday’s rematch.

9. Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)

Time is running out on the Rams (6-5 SU, 7-4 ATS). They might not be as mediocre as their record indicates, but a loss Sunday to the Cardinals (3-7-1 SU, 7-3-1 ATS) as 3-point road favorites could stick a fork in their hopes of returning to the Super Bowl.

10. Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (Thursday, 12:30 PM ET, FOX)

For die-hard Turkey Day fans, the Bears (5-6 SU, 3-8 ATS) will try to salvage their season at Ford Field against the wayward Lions (3-7-1 SU, 4-7 ATS), who are getting four points to open the Thanksgiving triple-header.