The NFL betting season is just beyond the midway point and the remaining Week 12 games all feature competitive lines of 7 points or less. The largest NFL point spread of the weekend has been granted to the New England Patriots who are favored to win against the visiting Tennessee Titans by a touchdown.
The next highest margin for Week 12 is the 4 points that the Cincinnati Bengals are favored by to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a battle for postseason relevance in the AFC North Division.
Technically, all NFL franchises remain in play for postseason contention, as none of the league’s 32 teams are mathematically eliminated as of this writing.
18 and over online gamblers that are interested in betting on NFL teams and their point spreads over the weekend should do so sooner than later, especially on the above two mentioned games.
The reason is that we anticipate more action coming in for the Steelers and Titans over the next 48 hours which will cause a shift in the lines at 18+ NFL betting sites. Once spreads draw closer to even, there’ll be less clearance for Pittsburgh and Tennessee to lose by, so consider betting now if you’re thinking about laying some action on either to cover.
Other NFL odds that have our staff intrigued for this Sunday include the line on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Indianapolis Colts
- Point Spread: Bucs -3.0, Colts +3.0
- Moneyline: Bucs -160, Colts +135
- Over/Under: 53.0
Both the Buccanneers and Colts are projected to score above 20 points each if the above NFL betting line paints an accurate picture of Sunday’s game, with Tampa Bay narrowly escaping by a margin of a field goal.
The Colts are on a tear right now, with running back Jonathan Taylor posting a 5 touchdown performance last weekend against the Buffalo Bills in an improbable 41-15 rout. Indy has won 5 of their last six games, but the Bucs defense is likely the most formidable run-stopping force that Taylor has faced in some time.
Indianapolis is red hot at 6-5 and back in the hunt for the playoffs, and they desperately need a win at home against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers to stay alive.
Tampa Bay’s lead in the NFC South Division just got a little roomier as the New Orleans Saints lost to the Bills last night in the final NFL game on Thanksgiving Day, so perhaps there’ll be just a little less competitive fire under their collective bellies when then face the Colts.
Super Bowl betting sites are still collectively favoring an outcome where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hoist another Lombardi Trophy on the evening of February 13, 2022, but that doesn’t mean the Colts don’t stand a chance on Sunday.
A glance at the remaining schedule for the Bucs does reveal a fairly easy road to the playoffs, with the Indianapolis Colts providing the most sizable speed bump along the way.
Don’t be shocked if the Tampa Bay and Indianapolis moneyline odds and spread pulls closer to even by kickoff, so think about laying some action earlier than later.
Bovada, Sports Illustrated