Week 11 of the 2012 NFL season is looking like a potentially lucrative one, as we have identified a number of juicy point spreads and over/under totals that are worth a big bet.
Let’s take a closer look at three of the highest-rated wagers we think you could make on this week’s slate of exciting action.
*Point spreads and over/unders courtesy of ScoresAndOdds.com. Home teams in CAPS.
Miami Dolphins (+2.5) vs. BUFFALO BILLS
Which team will cover?
The ‘Phins may have had one of the worst outings of any team in Week 10, but they are hungry for redemption and will have no problem getting it against the Bills.
This Miami squad has Buffalo’s number, beating them twice in the 2011 season and getting a career-high 203-yard performance from RB Reggie Bush in Week 15.
Considering Bush was benched in the first half against the Tennessee Titans, you know he’s hungry to get back on the field and prove his doubters wrong. We fully expect he’s going to go off on Thursday Night Football, helping the Dolphins to a straight up and against the spread victory.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS vs. Indianapolis Colts (Over 53.5)
We love the over in this one, as the Patriots simply love to score and be scored upon. In the last seven games that New England has been involved in, the total has gone over all seven times.
While the Colts tend to run towards the under, Andrew Luck’s emergence in the past two weeks as an elite NFL signal-caller should further alleviate any doubts that this contest is going to be a back-and-forth affair with a ton of points going up on the scoreboard.
We’d take the over on this if it was as high as 60 points, so make the play while it’s still around 53.5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1.5) vs. CAROLINA PANTHERS
It doesn’t make much sense that a potential playoff team like the Bucs are only giving 1.5 points on a short road trip to take on a lowly bottom-feeder like the Panthers.
It makes even less sense when considering Tampa Bay dominated Carolina’s rushing attack in Week 1 and have only improved in all other facets since then, while the Panthers have regressed considerably.
For some reason, the public loves getting behind Cam Newton and his exciting style of play, but it’s just not working in 2012. Josh Freeman is looking like a Pro-Bowl caliber signal-caller and won’t have a problem against one of the least effective defenses in the league.
Lay the points and get paid with the Bucs.