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NFL Odds: Week 14 NFL Line Moves

With their hold on first place in the NFC East standings loosening, the New York Giants are smaller favorites for their game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon than they were at the outset of the week.

The Giants were opened as 7-point home favorites at 5Dimes for their game against the Saints this week, but that line has shrunk to New York -4.5 since Eli Manning and company were edged by Robert Griffin III and the Redskins on Monday night.

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Broncos vs Raiders: Thursday Night Pick

The Denver Broncos will be looking for their eighth straight win Thursday night when they visit the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum.

They will also be seeking their ninth straight SU victory as a favorite. But beware Denver's weakness as a big favorite here. In 11 games as a favorite of 8+ points, the Broncos are 0-11 ATS!

The Broncos are 5-2 ATS over the course of their current seven-game winning streak, but is there a letdown spot, a week after clinching the AFC West?

Oakland meanwhile is 0-5 SU and ATS over its last five games including three losses at home. The total has gone OVER in five of the last six games between the Raiders and Broncos.

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Giants Redskins Monday Night Betting

The Washington Redskins have covered the spread in each of their last four games against the New York Giants and will be hunting for an outright upset this Monday night when they host the Giants at FedExField.

The Redskins are 2-2 SU over their 4-0 ATS streak.

The total has gone UNDER in eight of the last 11 games between these two NFC East rivals. Washington is just 5-15 SU in its last 20 games at home.

Monday Night Football trends have been hard to locate for either team.

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Steelers line off board on Big Ben status

The Pittsburgh Steelers had hoped to get Ben Roethlisberger back in time for Sunday's road game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

If they did, it was expected to make a 7-point difference in the point spread. He was declared 'out' on Friday and the line indeed opened at -9.5 in favor of the Ravens.

The game remained off the board as of Thursday, while his status was still in doubt. Oddsmakers predicted a -3.5 spread favoring the Ravens if Big Ben is active and -9.5 to -10 if he is not. They were bang on.

The Steelers are 0-2 SU and have not thrown a touchdown pass without Roethlisberger over the last two games.

Pittsburgh is just 2-8 ATS over its last eight road games. The Ravens are 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS over their last nine home games against the Steelers.

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Cowboys vs Eagles Sunday Night Betting

The Philadelphia Eagles have suffered through seven straight losses and will try to avoid an eighth when they visit the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday night.

Dallas will try to avoid its ninth straight ATS home loss at the same time.

The Eagles are 0-6 ATS over their last six games.

Dallas is 0-8 ATS in its last eight games at Cowboy Stadium. The total has gone UNDER in five of the last eight games between these two NFC East rivals.

The line opened late in the week after Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson were all declared inactive. The Eagles also cut Jason Babin, further depleting their roster.

Dallas was a 10-point favorite at Bovada, leaving plenty of back-door-cover wiggle room for Eagles bettors.

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Patriots vs Dolphins: OVER the total

The New England Patriots will try to extend their winning streak to six when they visit the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium this Sunday.

The Patriots are 3-1 ATS over their last four games, but its the total that sees the biggest trend. The Pats have played nine straight OVERS and 16 of the past 17 against AFC East divisional rivals.

The total has gone OVER in each of the last four games between these two teams as well. The Patriots are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS against the Dolphins over that stretch.

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NFL Week 13 Trends: Cowboys Lose

In the recent past, you could blindly bet the Cowboys to lose at home without even knowing the point spread and still win.

The past eight Dallas home games have produced the same betting results – a Cowboys loss and a 0-8 ATS mark.

They host the hated Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13, in a game that remained off the board early in the week due to the injury situation in Philly with Mike Vick and LeSean McCoy. Betting against the Cowboys means betting for the Eagles, who ride an 0-6 ATS streak overall.

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NFL Week 13 Picks: Computer Predictions

If the computer is correct, betting every road team to cover the spread in Week 13 will produce a 12-2 ATS (in 14 games where there was a spread as of midweek).

That’s right. Don’t bother handicapping the games, don’t even check the point spread. After the Falcons cover Thursday night at home, only the Bears will cover as a home team the rest of the way.

Sound crazy? Maybe. But Houston and New England are seemingly locks to cover and the Jaguars are 6-0 ATS in their past six road games. The computer says they will lose 17-13 in Buffalo, but cover the 7-point spread.

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Buccaneers vs. Broncos Betting Odds

The Denver Broncos have won six straight games and will look for a seventh straight win when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday at Mile High Stadium.

The Broncos are 4-2 ATS over their 6-0 SU stretch, but Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its past five road games and holds a 4-0-1 ATS in five games at Denver since 1982. Tampa is also 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog.

Tampa Bay is 8-2-1 ATS this season with a 6-5 SU record. The total has gone OVER in five of Denver's last seven games and in six of Tampa Bay's last eight.

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NFL Odds: Week 13 NFL Line Moves

The biggest NFL line move on the board for this week comes out of Tennessee, with the Texans moving from 4.5-point to 7-point favorites for their road game against the Titans on Sunday.

Houston already beat up on Tennessee once this season, winning 38-14 at home and having no trouble covering the 13.5-point spread posted at the sportsbooks that day. That made the Texans 3-0 ATS over their last three games against the Titans.

So far this season the Texans are 10-1 SU and 7-4 ATS, while the Titans are back at 4-7 both SU and ATS heading into Week 13.

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