NFL Week 13 Betting Preview and Trends

Week 13 features a battle for top spot in the NFC South, as the Carolina Panthers take on the New Orleans Saints.

The Panthers and Saints both enter Week 13 at 8-3, but the Saints are a 4-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook. The Saints had an eight-game straight-up winning streak snapped last week, and it dropped them to 6-3 against the spread in those nine games. The Panthers have won four straight both SU and ATS, and they’re 7-1 ATS in their last eight on the road. In September, New Orleans defeated Carolina 34-13 as a 5.5-point favorite.

The Atlanta Falcons, the other NFC South team in contention, are in tough this weekend at home to the Minnesota Vikings as a 3-point favorite. The Falcons are finding their groove, having won three straight SU and ATS. Minnesota has won seven straight at 6-1 ATS but as an underdog is 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in the last six. What does bode well for the Vikings is that the favored team in this matchup is 1-3 SU and 0-3-1 ATS in the last four games.

The New England Patriots visit the Buffalo Bills this weekend as an 8-point road favorite. New England has won seven in a row SU with a 6-1 ATS mark, and on the road the Pats have won 12 straight at 10-2 ATS. Buffalo upset the Kansas City Chiefs last week as an 8.5-point underdog, and at home the Bills are 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five.

Speaking of the Chiefs, they’ll look to turn things around this week as a 3.5-point road favorite against the New York Jets. Kansas City has lost three straight SU and ATS, and has also dropped three in a row SU on the road, two as the favorite. The Jets are 1-5 SU in their last six, but are a profitable 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games.

Fresh off their upset win over New Orleans, the Los Angeles Rams are a 7-point road favorite this week against the Arizona Cardinals. The Rams are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six and in October they smoked the Cardinals 33-0 as a 3-point favorite. Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last seven against divisional opponents, but 0-6-1 ATS in the last seven games against division foes at home.

On Sunday night a potential playoff preview is on tap when the Philadelphia Eagles face the Seattle Seahawks as a 6-point road favorite. The Eagles have won nine straight at 8-1 ATS, but they’re 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three versus Seattle. The Seahawks are 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS in their last six games as a home underdog.