NFL Week 13 Picks: Three Locks You Can Bet the House on This Weekend

Chris FaigCorrespondent INovember 30, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 25: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 20-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Whether you may like to make parlay bets with the Vegas odds, join NFL pools at wor, or simply just make friendly bets with your buddies, there are three teams that will absolutely win this weekend against the spread.  

The 2012-13 NFL season has been very unpredictable at times, however, recently it has been rather easy to choose which teams will win because of injuries, reoccurring chemistry problems and continuous under-performing.

With a bunch of exciting football games this weekend, there are a few trap games which may tempt you to choose. But pay close attention. There are so many injuries recently, so make sure you check the injury report before you make a nonsense mistake.  

In Week 13 there are quite a few matchups that appear to be easy predictions, whether your a betting man/woman or you just predict games week to week. If you need help choosing which teams you want to add in your parlay, you've come to the right place. There is no doubt that the following three teams will win this weekend against the spread.  


Seattle Seahawks (6-5) @ Chicago Bears (8-3) - Spread is -3.5 Bears

The Chicago Bears are easily one of the best overall teams in the National Football League, and the Seahawks are a solid organization but have struggled of late. The Seahawks have a very good defense, however, their offense is one of the most inefficient throughout the league and the dangerous Bears defense should be able to take advantage.  

The Bears are one of the elite teams around the league and will play like so at home against the Seahawks. Chicago is 5-1 at their own stadium and their only loss was to the Houston Texans by a score of 13-6.  

The Seahawks are a rising young franchise, however, Chicago will be to much for them to handle and Jay Cutler will have a breakout game which he desperately needs to gain a little confidence. 

Prediction: Chicago Bears - 27 Seattle Seahawks - 20


Houston Texans (10-1) @ Tennessee Titans (4-7) - Spread is -6.5 Texans

It is quite obvious that the Houston Texans are superior to the Tennessee Titans, especially the way both teams have been playing so far this season.  Already beating the Titans 38-14 in Week 4, the Texans should have no problem beating them by at least two touchdowns once again.

Tennessee has lost three of their last four games and most of them were against fairly weak competition.  The Titans also have one of the worst overall defenses, ranked 27th in both passing defense and rushing defense, allowing an average of 391.9 yards per game.  You can expect RB Arian Foster, QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson to take complete advantage and have outstanding performances.

The Tennessee Titans have also been intercepted a total of nine times throughout the season and have seven fumbles lost on offense. On the flip side, the Texans have a total of 12 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries, 30.0 sacks and 11 interceptions on defense.  

This game shouldn't be very close and it is very surprising that the spread is only 6.5 points.

Prediction: Houston Texans - 34 Tennessee Titans - 16


Indianapolis Colts (7-4) @ Detroit Lions (4-7) - Spread is +5 Colts

So far both teams have shocked the NFL this season but in very different ways. The Detroit Lions were expected to be a serious playoff contender while the Indianapolis Colts were thought to be in a rebuilding stage, despite the acquisition of quarterback stud Andrew Luck.  

Well, that isn't how things have panned out.  The Detroit Lions are struggling and virtually out of the playoff race, while the Indianapolis Colts are one of the most impressive teams this season and right in the postseason mix.

Everything is pointing in the direction of a fairly easy Indianapolis win, despite the underdog tag given by Las Vegas oddsmakers.  

The Detroit Lions have lost their last three games and have some major problems on offense. Matthew Stafford has thrown 10 interceptions so far this season and been sacked a total of 25 times.  And it doesnt help one bit that the Lions have continuously failed to establish a decent running game.  

Although Andrew Luck has experienced interception and sack problems much like Stafford, Luck has looked like a veteran out there on the field week in and week out.  Even when he loses he just has that Peyton Manning demeanor.  And in a game like this where a win is crucial to remaining in the playoff hunt, you can expect Andrew Luck to be on the top of his game.

Prediction: Indianapolis Colts - 23 Detroit Lions - 22