Week 14 NFL Picks: Top Over-Under and Against the Spread Bets

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2012

HOUSTON - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 and wide receiver Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots chat during warm ups at Reliant Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Bob Levey/Getty Images

Week 14 of the NFL season has already begun, and those of you gamblers that haven’t placed down your Sunday wagers must seriously start considering which plays to make.

We are here to help, and have identified a number of solid point spreads and over/under bets that should help you win some serious moola this weekend.

If you decide to play any of these, make sure you get them in sooner than later, before the public bets them away from your favor. With that said, let’s take a look at the lines.

Point spreads and over/unders courtesy of ScoresAndOdds.com, home team in CAPS.


Chicago Bears (-3) at MINNESOTA VIKINGS

The Bears suffered a heartbreaking defeat at home to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13, but we expect them to exact their revenge in the Metrodome against an NFC North rival.

Chicago took care of business at home just two weeks ago, dismantling the Vikings 28-10. We foresee a similar result in this one, as the Bears have too much on the line and can’t afford to fall out of a tie with the Packers atop the division.

While Minnesota’s players know that this game would put them even with the Bears and give them a leg up in the NFC wild-card race, they just don’t have the personnel to overcome their opponent.

The ferocious Chi Town D will shut down Adrian Peterson, while Christian Ponder will consistently turn the ball over to an opportunistic secondary.

Look for Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler and the rest of the Bears to have a field day and cover this spread easily.


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS vs. Houston Texans Over 51.5

Aside from last week and a Week 2 blunder against the Arizona Cardinals, the Pats have gone over in every single game they participated in.

It’s safe to say we’re counting on them to produce points once again in what should be a shootout of a Monday Night Football contest.

Houston’s defense is nothing to scoff at, but Tom Brady and co have been able to hang up huge numbers on every single opponent they have faced.

The Texans' offense is also no slouch, as it has arguably the best RB in football—Arian Foster—an elite QB in Matt Schaub and a top-notch WR in Andre Johnson.

Expect a back-and-forth affair that goes over 60 points, which is well over the set total for this one.


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (-10) vs. Arizona Cardinals

It’s hard to believe, but the Cardinals started out the 2012 season with an overtime victory against Seattle. 14 weeks later, the Birds are 4-8 and haven’t won since a Week 4 overtime game at home vs. Miami.

Needless to say, the team isn’t going to pull out a victory at CenturyLink Field against a surging Seahawks squad hell-bent on getting into the playoffs and avenging that earlier loss against their NFC West opponent.

After watching Russell Wilson led this team to an overtime victory on the road, our faith in the rookie signal-caller is at an all-time high.

Don’t sleep on the Seahawks, as they are going to win this and win it by at least two touchdowns.