SportsTips’ NFL Best Bets For Week 14

SportsTips’ NFL Best Bets For Week 14
Thu 10th December 2020

Another very successful Sunday last week with our NFL best bets going 2/3 and our only losing bet was the five team parlay, where Seattle was the one leg that let us down.

We are looking to continue the momentum we have built and pick some winners from Week 14 action, including two NFC East underdogs to get the job done!

Check out our NFL picks, place your bets and watch the money come in!

Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants

After heading into Seattle and upsetting the Seahawks, whilst making Russell Wilson look ordinary in the process, the New York Giants are on top of the NFC East and face another NFC West opponent. 

This week, the struggling Arizona Cardinals roll into the Big Apple in an attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive!

The Cardinals were once 5-2 and on top of the NFC West, but have gone just 1-4 since then to sit at 6-6 and are outside of the playoff picture at the moment. 

So what has changed for Arizona? Kyler Murray has been dealing with a shoulder complaint for the last three weeks and his stats have completely dropped off. Murray hasn’t had a completion percentage over 70% in the last four games while in his last two, he hasn’t thrown for 200 yards and had a pick in both.

It isn’t just his passing, his running game has suffered as well. In the first eight games of the season, Murray only ran for less than 65 yards twice. He has been unable to reach that mark in each of his last four, averaging just over 20 yards/game and no rushing touchdowns in his last three.

He now comes up against a defense that sacked Russell Wilson five times and had 23 total quarterback pressures last weekend. The Giants are in the midst of a four game winning streak, are 5-3 in their last eight and haven’t lost by more than three points during that time. 

Their defense has been incredible, giving up an average of 18.9 points per game over their last seven. Blake Martinez has been leading from the front, ranking third for total tackles, while Leonard Williams is tied for sixth in sacks with 8.5 and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Seahawks. 

James Bradberry has been controlling the secondary for New York and looks primed for a matchup with DeAndre Hopkins, who hasn’t had over 55 receiving yards in his last three outings. 

We reckon the Giants will win this straight up, so to be getting three points is an absolute treat!

NFL Best Bet: New York Giants +3 (-112)

New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles

Two teams heading in opposite directions, the 10-2 New Orleans Saints travel to Philly to take on the 3-8-1 Eagles. 

The big storyline heading into this one is the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback change with Jalen Hurts taking over from the struggling Carson Wentz. And what a matchup to get your first start, going up against the best defense in the NFL since week four. 

Hurts took over from Wentz halfway through last week’s loss to Green Bay and gave the offense a spark. He completed five of 12 passes for 109 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception, whilst also rushing five times for 29 yards. 

He now faces a defense that has allowed just 8.8 points per game over their last five, ranking first for total yards allowed, fourth for passing yards allowed, second for rushing yards allowed and fourth for points per game allowed on the season. 

New Orleans likes mixing things up on the defense line and Trey Hendrickson has been able to take advantage with 10.5 sacks on the season, tied for third best in the league, while Cam Jordan has added 6.5 sacks of his own. 

New Orleans has managed to keep their league-leading nine game winning streak alive without Drew Brees in the last three. Taysom Hill has taken over as quarterback and kept the offense rolling, managing to score at least 20 points in each of his three starts, something the Eagles offense hasn’t done in the last four weeks. 

The best bit about having Hill at quarterback is when he and Alvin Kamara are both on the field, they essentially have two running backs and have a wide range of plays to choose from to allow both to thrive. They come up against a rushing defense that is eighth worst in the league, so the pair could be on for monster games. 

This is a scary matchup for Hurts in his first career start, and New Orleans should be able to take care of business before hosting the Kansas City Chiefs next week!

NFL Best Bet: New Orleans Saints -6.5 (-110)

Washington Football Team @ San Francisco 49ers

Everybody’s new favorites, the Washington Football Team, were the first team to knock off the Pittsburgh Steelers, and now travel to Arizona to take on the San Francisco 49ers

That’s right, Arizona. Due to COVID-19 complications, the Niners have had to relocate to the desert to play their home games, meaning this isn’t really a home game for them. 

San Francisco have suffered lately and have seen their playoff hopes slip away because of it. They are just 1-4 in their last five with their only win in that stretch coming over the Los Angeles Rams, who they have the wood over and now have a four game winning streak against. 

The Niners have gotten healthier, with both Raheem Mostert and Deebo Samuel playing in the last two after missing four and three games respectively. Those two along with Brandon Aiyuk make a dangerous trio for the San Francisco offense, however they come up against a defense that is rolling at the moment. 

Montez Sweat is having his way with offensive lines. Against Dallas on Thanksgiving, he had a pick-6 and on Monday he deflected three of Big Ben’s passes, one of which resulted in an interception.

Sweat and Defensive Rookie of the Year frontrunner, Chase Young, have combined for 10.5 sacks on the season, and are part of a defensive line that has five first round picks in it. Ryan Kerrigan is coming off the bench and has 5.5 sacks for the season, showing the depth in the lineup. 

Washington has been a very inconsistent team this season, highlighted in their first and second half splits. In the first half of games, Washington struggles big time, with their defense allowing the 26th most points, 23rd most yards while the offense only manages the 29th most points in the league.

In the second half, the defense is first in the league in points and yards allowed while the offense has scored the seventh most points. Against Pittsburgh, Washington was down 3-14 at halftime before a 20-3 second half got them over the line!

Alex Smith, while not being statistically incredible, has the offense steadied and doing what it needs to do. Terry McLaurin ranks eighth for receiving yards and is third for yards after the catch, while Smith had two receivers with 90+ yards against the Steelers. 

Washington needs to keep winning for a chance at the NFC East crown, are 4-2 in their last six, including 3-0 in their last three, and their two losses have been by just three points. 

They are getting three points against the Niners at a neutral venue, and we reckon they could even win this one. Take the points and watch the defense get to work. 

NFL Best Bet: Washington Football Team +3 (+100)

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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of PointsBet

Tim is a keen follower of all American sports, in particular the NBA and NFL. He has followed both sports for over a decade and would happily sit down and watch every game, regardless of who is playing! No matter the sport, whether it be NFL and NBA or even MLB, NHL, UFC and all sports, Tim covers it from every angle, staying in the loop to bring you the most up-to-date information and the best picks and predictions on the market.