Some of the highest-powered offenses in the NFL have hit some stumbles of late, which has resulted in many “under” totals in the past few weeks. Now bettors must determine whether or not it is a trend that will continue once again in NFL Week 16 or if the “over” will be back in play.
Here are some of the best scoring total plays of this week. Odds provided by Bookmaker.eu.
Washington Redskins vs Tennessee Titans (O/U 37)
Our pick: OVER 37
The Washington Redskins somehow won a game last week over the Jaguars, but that hasn’t done much to change the oddsmakers’ thoughts on them. Washington is a 10-point underdog against the Tennessee Titans this week and the scoring total is listed at only 37 points. The Redskins are down to their third-string quarterback and the points total is extremely low. The Titans should be able to score a good number of points to help this reach the “over” on the scoreboard.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys (O/U 46)
Our pick: UNDER 46
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the road this week against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys were shut out last week by the Colts, and it’s a surprise that the scoring total is listed at 46 points. The Buccaneers are a high-scoring team with a bad defense but Dallas does not score at nearly the same rate and has a pretty good defense. The “under” is the clear choice in this matchup.
Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots (O/U 44.5)
Our pick: UNDER 44.5
The Buffalo Bills will face off against the New England Patriots in a matchup of opposites. New England can really score but Buffalo has one of the worst offenses in the NFL. The oddsmakers have split the difference in this one and placed the scoring total at 44.5 points. The “under” is the better play because the Bills are not going to score much and their defense is good enough to keep the Patriots a bit in check.
Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers (O/U 42.5)
Our pick: OVER 42.5
The Chicago Bears are hitting the road this week and looking to pick up a win over the San Francisco 49ers. They have a solid defense but are facing a San Francisco team which is still scoring points even with third-string quarterback Nick Mullens. The total for this contest is listed at 42.5 points but that number is low. The Bears are scoring at a nice clip and the 49ers will be able to put up some touchdowns of their own as coach Kyle Shanahan is a master play-caller. The “over” is definitely the pick in this one.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Seattle Seahawks (O/U 53.5)
Our pick: OVER 53.5
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the road this week against the Seattle Seahawks. The scoring total is high at 53.5 points, but that’s not a surprise with the type of offense Kansas City rolls out. The Seahawks like to run the ball but if Kansas City gets ahead this could turn into a shootout. The “over” is the pick even despite the high total. Look for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to face off in a fantastic display of talent, as both have strong arms and the legs to get out of trouble when pressured.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns (O/U 45)
Our pick: OVER 45
The best scoring total comes in the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns. Both teams have shown the ability to score in recent contests and this one could be a pretty fun back-and-forth affair. The scoring total is listed at 45 points, but that number seems quite low.
Look for Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield to have a big outing and help his team to the victory. These teams will go back and forth on the scoreboard throughout the afternoon. The “over” is the correct call as the oddsmakers have underestimated the amount of scoring that will go on in this one.
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