NFL Week 14 Odds: Mismatch Outlook
Last month the Kansas City Chiefs were the last undefeated team in the NFL. Now they're looking to snap a three-game losing streak this week in Washington D.C. against the Redskins, and it's the biggest mismatch for Week 14 when it comes to this week's OddsShark.com Power Rankings.
Ranked 8th, the Chiefs are laying -3 points to the 27th-ranked Redskins at Bovada. Aside from snapping its losing skid, Kansas City can clinch a playoff spot with a victory over Washington coupled with a loss by the Miami Dolphins or Baltimore Ravens. The Chiefs, who became the first team in NFL history to win its first nine games and then lose the next three when they fell to the Denver Broncos last week, lead the NFL with a plus-14 turnover differential. Kansas City coach Andy Reid is 3-0 versus his old division, as his Chiefs have already defeated the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and his former team the Philadelphia Eagles. Last on the list for the sweep of the NFC East are the Redskins, who have lost four straight.
The next biggest mismatch on the board is defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore, which is ranked No. 11 in this week's poll and hosts No. 29 Minnesota. The Ravens, who have won 10 of 11 against the NFC since 2008, have held their visitors to an average of 12.3 points at home. The Ravens come into this one after moving into the second AFC wild-card slot with a Thanksgiving win over Pittsburgh. But with the race for the wild-card berths tighter than it’s been in years, the Ravens remain in must-win mode against a Vikings team that comes in after tying Green Bay and beating Chicago their last two times out.
As for the consensus plays at OddsShark, 89 percent of the bettors like the New England Patriots to defeat the Cleveland Browns. There is no line currently on the game. Next up is Kansas City, which 70 percent of the bettors believe will defeat the Redskins. Sixty-nine percent are taking Green Bay over Atlanta, another game with no current line. Rounding out the top five are Pittsburgh (-3) vs. Miami (63 percent) and San Diego (-3) vs. the Giants (60 percent).