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NFL Week 13 Opening Odds – By the Numbers

If you love potential playoff showdowns, we’ve got a bunch of them for you on tap in Week13. The Patriots and Bills meet in what could reasonably be a Divisional Round showdown should Buffalo sneak into the back of the playoffs in the AFC. Plus, the NFC has two potential conference title game clashes with the Panthers and Saints going at it in the afternoon and the Eagles and Seahawks doing battle on Sunday Night Football.


The Numbers

2: The number of consecutive road games the Seahawks are set to be underdogs in. CenturyLink Field has always been known for being one of the toughest places for visitors in the NFL. Yet after Atlanta came to Cascadia and clipped the Hawks, the Eagles are three-point favorites to do the very same thing. It’s the first time Seattle has opened up as an underdog at home since 2012, the year that also marks the last time the Seahawks were underdogs in consecutive home games.

4: The number of consecutive games the Bears have lost when they were favored. The first of these losses came two seasons ago when Chicago hosted the same San Francisco team that is coming to Soldier Field on Sunday. The Bears are now giving five-points to the Niners, the most points they’ve been favored by in a game since December 6, 2015 – which happens to be the last time San Francisco came to the Windy City.

7: The number of points the Rams are favored by over the Cardinals in the desert in Week 13. The last time Los Angeles was favored by a touchdown or more on the road was back in 2003 when the “Greatest Show on Turf” was still around. This might seem like a surprising line given the fact that the Cardinals just upset Jacksonville here at home in Week 12 to save their season. Still, the Rams have been blowing through just about everyone in their way of late, and this game shouldn’t intimidate them.

13: The number representing the highest point spread of Week 13. The Chargers are, of course, the only team to lose to the Browns in the Hue Jackson era. Cleveland is staring down the barrel of a potential 0-16 season once again, and it’s going to hope to get the donut out of the loss column against the Bolts for the second straight season. This game, though, is being played in Los Angeles instead of at the Dawg Pound. Cleveland hasn’t won a road game since October 11, 2015, making it a loser of 18 straight away games. This is the first time the Chargers have been double-digit favorites in a game since November 16, 2014.

49: The number of points in the over/under of the Patriots/Bills game, the highest total amongst the Week 13 betting odds. Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns last week against Miami, and he’s looking for more this week against a team that he has historically dominated. Buffalo has won just one game in this series at home since 2003. Three straight and five of the last six between these two at New Era Stadium have gone over the total. The Patriots have averaged 33.7 points per game at Buffalo since 2004.

Opening Week 13 NFL Odds

Redskins at Cowboys (-1, 44)
Lions at Ravens (-3)
49ers at Bears (-5, 39.5)
Vikings at Falcons (-3, 47.5)
Patriots at Bills (+9, 49)
Broncos at Dolphins (-1, 38)
Texans at Titans (OFF)
Colts at Jaguars (-9.5, 41)
Buccaneers at Packers (OFF)
Chiefs at Jets (+5, 44)
Panthers at Saints (-4, 47.5)
Browns at Chargers (-13, 42.5)
Rams at Cardinals (+7, 45.5)
Giants at Raiders (-7.5, 44)
Eagles at Seahawks (+3, 48)
Steelers at Bengals (+6.5)

(Odds Courtesy of

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