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NFL Betting Tips: Seahawks to level with Rams in race for NFC West, Steelers to lose second straight?

| 11.12.2020
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Odds and preview ahead of this weekend’s NFL matches

New England Patriots sub-par season continued in their Thursday Night Football fixture with Los Angeles Rams, never really getting going in a 24-3 defeat.

Thursday’s win saw the Rams replace Seattle Seahawks at the top of the NFC West with three regular season fixtures remaining, though a win for Seattle against the winless Jets would draw them level.

That’s one of just 14 matchups we’ve got to look forward to on Sunday, with defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs looking to become the first team to 12 wins this season against Miami Dolphins.

There’s an interesting fixture between Indianapolis Colts and Las Vegas Raiders too, before Pittsburgh Steelers look to return to winning way at Buffalo Bills in the late game. Before any of our games kick-off, we’ve previewed our pick of week 14’s matchups.

Kansas City Chiefs @ Miami Dolphins (Sun 18:00)

It’s the battle between two of the most exciting quarterbacks in the league at Hard Rock Stadium, as Tua Tagovailoa and Patrick Mahomes face off.

The Dolphins rookie showed plenty of promise in week 13’s matchup with the Bengals, throwing for 296 yards. Despite managing only one TD pass, he managed over 7.5 yards per throw most importantly, and is still yet to throw an interception in his early NFL career.

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Mahomes’ stat sheet just edged Tua’s, throwing for 318 yards and one TD, but they struggled in the red zone against the Broncos, failing to convert any of their four attempts.

Kansas City are 3/10 favourites on the Money Line to secure their 12th win of the season, while you can find 27/10 on the Dolphins securing a home win.

The last meeting between the pair came on Christmas Eve in 2017, where the Chiefs won 29-13. Fancy under 42.5 points in the game again here? That’s 19/10, while a Chiefs win on the -12.5 spread is 13/8.

New York Jets @ Seattle Seahawks (Sun 21:05)

Two home games against the two New York teams in a row for the Seattle Seahawks, but can they avoid dropping the second game to the winless Jets?

Giants defence nullified the threat of a usually potent Seahawks attack in their 17-12 win, but we’ve barely seen the Jets defence turn up all season and we could expect the Seahawks to get back on track here.

Seattle are odds-on 1/8 favourites to win on the Money Line and keep pace with LA Rams at the top of the NFC west, while the winless NY Jets are 11/2 to grab their first win.

Russell Wilson is yet to go through a game this season without being sacked, with the Giants taking him down five times last weekend, making that 40 sacks for the season. Head coach Pete Carroll could look to utilise their running game to get this game won.

RB Chris Carson came back in to score the Seahawks only TD in that defeat, and he’s 9/2 to open the scoring, or you can find 667/1000 anytime.

For the Jets, Ty Johnson’s 22 rushes gave the Jets their first individual 100 yard running game of the season, but still only managed one TD. He’s an 8/5 anytime scorer here.

Indianapolis Colts @ Las Vegas Raiders (Sun 21:05)

The 8-4 Indianapolis Colts are in a race to the finish with AFC South rivals Tennessee Titans, but they’ll head to Las Vegas Raiders knowing a defeat could see them slip a game behind the Titans.

Raiders come in off the back of a Hail Mary winner against the Jets last week, with Derek Carr finding a wide-open Henry Ruggs with seconds remaining to steal the win from the New York side.

We could be in for a close encounter here, but it’s the travelling Colts who are 13/20 favourites to get the job done on the Money Line, while the Raiders are 13/10 to go 8-5 for the season.

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Raiders won 31-24 in this fixture little over a year ago, and we’re going 6/5 for over 54.5 points in this match too.

Carr went for 381 passing yards and three TD’s against the Jets, with Darren Waller grabbing a brace. Waller’s 8/1 to open the scoring, while there’s 11/2 on another brace.

T.Y. Hilton was the most impressive Colts WR in their win over the Houston Texans last weekend with one TD and 110 receiving yards. He’s 10/1 to score first, or you can find 6/5 on him anytime.

Washington Football Team @ San Francisco 49ers (Sun 21:25)

Who’d have thought we’d be looking back at Week 13’s NFL fixtures and seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers 11-game run ended by Washington? They’ve got the NFC East in their sights now, just one season after their 3-13 finish leaving them bottom of the NFC conference.

They’ll need to battle past the 5-7 San Francisco 49ers to keep their divisional title challenge alive, while the 49ers have seen a huge drop off from the form that saw them all the way to the Super Bowl last year.

49ers are the 4/7 favourites to win on the Money Line, with Washington outsiders at 29/20.

Down 17-10 with little over 13 minutes remaining in the last quarter, a Logan Thomas touchdown levelled the scores before two Dustin Hopkins field goals sealed the win. Fancy a late Thomas TD again here? He’s 9/1 to score the final TD of the match.

The last meeting between the pair in October 2019 was a low scoring battle, with no touchdowns throughout in a 9-0 San Francisco win. 49ers on the -8.0-point spread is available at 19/10, while under 33.5 points in the game is 5/2.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills (Mon 01:20)

With the Cleveland Browns still hot on the tails of the Steelers for the AFC North title, Pittsburgh will need to brush off last week’s shock defeat to overcome the Bills if they’re to maintain their dominance in the division.

But the Bills won’t be easy to turn over, coming in off the back of two straight wins, including an impressive 34-24 win over San Francisco last time out.

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Buffalo Bills are 4/5 favourites on the Money Line to send Pittsburgh to a second straight defeat, while there’s 21/20 on the Steelers moving to 12-1 for the season.

Josh Allen impressed against the 49ers, completing 32 of his 40 attempted passes, going for 375 yards and four TD’s, with Cole Beasley gaining the most receiving yards and one TD. Allen’s 8/1 to grab the first TD, while Beasley is 7/4 to score anytime.

Steelers will need their stars to be back to their best. RB James Conner is 15/2 favourite to score first, while JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool are 9/1 and 10/1 anytime respectively.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.

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Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate who closely follows American sports, focussing on the NBA and NFL. He also has a keen interest in all things football, paying regular attention to the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.