The NFL season is entering the home stretch and the NFL betting highlights the fact that plenty of teams are still alive, as the battle for a play-off spot intensifies. There is plenty on the line then as Jeff Bachrach picks out his best NFL tips for Week 14.
Saints -3.5 handicap @ 13/10 - BET NOW
Atlanta face a must-win encounter against NFC South rivals New Orleans if they are to hang on to their divisional crown on Thursday night. A three-game winning run for the Falcons was ended by the Minnesota Vikings last week and the Saints are fancied to inflict what could be a fatal blow to Atlanta’s season.
Drew Brees and co rolled over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday to make it nine wins from 10 matches, and their high-powered offence looks unstoppable at this moment in time. The Falcons won both meetings between these two last season in high-scoring affairs and this Thursday’s game could be another treat of touchdowns given the talent on show.
With the defences looking evenly matched, the Saints’ offensive quality, spearheaded by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, should give them the edge so look to the best price on offer in the NFL odds for New Orleans to improve their record to 10-3.
Chiefs to win @ 20/39 - BET NOW
Few expected the battle for supremacy in the AFC West to be much of a contest given the way the Chiefs started the season. However, having been 5-1 at one stage, they now find themselves in a three-way tie with Oakland and the LA Chargers at the top of the division after slipping to 6-6.
This clash between two fierce rivals is therefore vital in the fight for the play-offs and the Chiefs are taken to get back to winning ways after the narrow loss to the New York Jets last week. Kansas City’s offence got back on track in the Big Apple and should be too good for Oakland’s ropey D-line.
The Chiefs also owe the Raiders one after losing a thriller earlier in the season by a point after a last-second score. That was Oakland’s only win in the last seven meetings between the two and a noisy Arrowhead will expect the home side to get back to winning ways.
Eagles to win @ 23/20 - BET NOW
The final one of my NFL tips surrounds the game of the weekend, which takes place in LA on Sunday night when the Rams entertain the Eagles in what could be a preview of the NFC Championship game. Not many expected these two to be topping their respective divisions at this stage given their problems last term, with Philadelphia even able to clinch the NFC East with a win.
The Eagles slipped up in Seattle last Sunday and are a tempting price to bounce back in the City of Angels, especially when you take in to consideration they still have the best record in the NFL.
Philadelphia have also won the last four meetings with the Rams, who might find it tough to lean on star running-back Todd Gurley given he’ll be facing the meanest rushing defence in the league.