Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2) at Carolina Panthers
In nine games this season. Carolina has played three games in which the opposing team scored under 20 points. Tampa Bay has scored 30 or more points in four of the last five games and looks like an offensive juggernaut right now.
The Bucs have the ground advantage on both sides of the ball. It seems like no one is ever going to stop Doug Martin while Tampa is on offense, and the defense is only allowing 80 rushing yards per game—the best in the league.
This line is a rare gift from the oddsmakers—Tampa Bay wins this game by way more than two.
Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5) at Kansas City Chiefs
Don't let Monday night's close game against the Steelers fool you: Kansas City is still a terrible team. The Chiefs have only scored over 20 points three times this season and have yet to eclipse 30.
The Bengals are coming off a blowout win against the New York Giants and have an unstoppable force on offense in A.J. Green. The Bengals need to win to keep any slim chance of playoff hope alive and won't overlook the Chiefs like Pittsburgh might have done last week.
Also, last time I checked the Chiefs were still led by Romeo Crennel and Matt Cassel.
Take the Bengals.
St. Louis Rams (-3.5) vs. New York Jets
The Rams are coming off a hard-fought tie against the San Francisco 49ers, while the Jets have lost three in a row and five of their last six.
The Jets offense right now is playing like everyone on that side of the ball is an anonymous player, scoring nine and seven points in the last two games.
Coming from the person who built the Rams bandwagon this season, it's tough to not like them against the Jets, especially after putting up 24 points against the 49ers defense last week.
*Bonus: Cleveland (+8) at Dallas is an intriguing line—not quite enough to call it a "safe" bet, but too close to Cleveland's advantage to put it on the next page.