With December upon us we are approaching the final stretch of the season and with it the playoff picture is starting to finalize in front of us. There are some major games taking place this week as the battle for the top seeds are up for grabs.
These games could be precursors to the upcoming games in january so let’s take a look at these matchups. Let’s take a look at the latest NFL Odds while making some predictions.
Top 2019 NFL Week 14 Odds, Overview & Predictions
San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints -3.5 O/U 45This is an important game due to the fact that the winner of this game will likely have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. When two of the top teams in the NFC play it usually is a good one, especially when it is a matchup of great defense vs great offense. The Drew Brees led Saints have been rolling this season as they have won three straight since their upset loss at the Falcons. They have already clinched their division after a win last week.
The 49ers have to get a win this week after they lost to the Baltimore Ravens last week. If they dont then they could be looking at the fifth seed in the playoffs compared to a probable first round bye if they can manage to keep pace and win their division. The Saints play incredible at home though and luckily that is where this game takes place. Look for the saints to capitalize on -3.5 point favorites and send a message to NFC teams.
Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills +6 O/U 44Baltimore is the hottest team in the league right now and have beat the two teams with the best record in the NFL. Lamar Jackson has morphed into the favorite as the MVP race hits the home stretch. The defense has been the impressive part as they have only given up more than 20 points once over the past 8 games.
This will be a true test for Buffalo at home as they one game back for the best record in the AFC and a game back of the Patriots for first in the division with a head to head matchup still looming in the distance. This team plays an old smash mouth type football as they have a top five rushing unit and a top level defense. Lamar and the Ravens are playing too well right now to bet on anyone other than them. Ravens -6 is the pick in this game.
Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots -3.5 O/U 49.5An AFC championship game rematch from last season takes place as the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Foxborough. The Pats have the third longest home winning streak in NFL history as they have been victorious in their last 21 games which also includes the playoffs. They are Tied for the best record in the league but with the Bills right on their heels in the division there is no room for a slip up.
Only problem is it looks like the sleeping giant may have awoken last week as the Chiefs look to be healthy with Mahomes at the helm. New England simply finds ways to win at home but have lost two of their last four. Kansas City will go on the road, break the streak and set the tone for them to make a run just as the playoff run heats up. Kansas City +3.5 in New England as that entire offense finally gets healthy.