NFL Week 13 Predictions: Straight Up & Against the Spread Picks for Every Game

 | November 29 | 

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Week 12 is officially in the books, and we're onto Week 13...

What a week it was for Adam, who went 10-6 when picking against the spread but a massive 12-4 straight up, he needed that week to catch up.

Elsewhere, Alan also went 12-4 S/U but it was a week to forget for Neil who was 9-7 S/U and 7-9 ATS.

For our full season-long record check out the bottom of the article. Please read on for all of our NFL Week 13 Picks & Predictions...

The Bills, Ravens, Vikings, Bears, Raiders, and Giants have a bye this week, so there are just 13 games to cover.

*Odds accurate as of 12:30, Wednesday 29 November, 2023

NFL Week 13 Predictions

Thursday - 01:30 (Friday):

Game 1: Seahawks (+8.5) @ Cowboys

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Cowboys
  • Alan: Cowboys
  • Jonny: Cowboys
  • Neil: Cowboys

Money Line - Cowboys 2/9 & Seahawks 17/5

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Cowboys
  • Alan: Cowboys
  • Jonny: Cowboys
  • Neil: Cowboys

Comments: The 8-3 Cowboys host the 6-5 Seahawks as two sides sitting 2nd in their respective divisions look to drag backl some ground on the leaders (who also play one another on Sunday night.

Dallas are 5-0 S/U at home and are an average +29 in those games at AT&T. I was surprised to see the line as low as this. - Adam

Sunday - 18:00:

Game 2: Falcons (-2.5) @ Jets

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Falcons
  • Alan: Jets
  • Jonny:  Falcons
  • Neil: Falcons

Money Line: Jets 5/4 & Falcons 4/6

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Falcons
  • Alan: Jets
  • Jonny: Falcons
  • Neil: Falcons

Comments: Two capable (ish) outfits on their day, but predicting when to back either is a tricky affair indeed.

Not much in the seasonal records so far – it’s 4-and-7 for the Jets, and 5-6 for the Falcons. Atlanta overcame the Saints nicely last time, while predictably perhaps the Jets found the Dolphins far too potent.

NY have home field at MetLife, but are struggling to get out of their own way right now. Lots of luck at QB – all bad though, sadly, since the great Aaron Rodgers lasted about 4 snaps way back in September.

Not a great betting heat for me – I’d advise ‘under’ but that’s decently-protected at 33.5. I'm chancing the Jets, if they can at least function, to a point, at QB - Alan.

Game 3: Dolphins (-8.5) @ Commanders

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Dolphins
  • Alan: Dolphins
  • Jonny: Dolphins
  • Neil: Commanders

Money Line: Commanders 17/5 & Dolphins 2/9

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Dolphins
  • Alan: Dolphins
  • Jonny: Dolphins
  • Neil: Commanders

Comments: Is anyone giving Washington a chance here? I'd be very surprised if so...

On paper, this should be a straightforward triumph for Miami - Washington have allowed 30 or more points seven times this season and their defense ranks 29th.

Although the Commanders are not great at home this season, with only one home win, all three of the Dolphins’ losses have come on the road, so perhaps they can make this competitive.

However, it's a comfortable Dolphins victory for me. - Jonny

Game 4: Lions (-4.5) @ Saints

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Saints
  • Alan: Lions
  • Jonny: Lions
  • Neil: Saints

Money Line: Saints 13/8 & Lions 1/2

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Lions
  • Alan: Lions
  • Jonny: Lions
  • Neil: Lions

Comments: Saints were readily dealt with by Atlanta last time, while Detroit were purring along quite nicely before a Thanksgiving defeat to Green Bay. Recovery missions-r-us then at the Superdome.

The Lions have the greater scope but QB Jared Goff enjoyed precious little protection last time and was sacked for fun. The 45.5 total is of interest – and with so many variables and present inconsistencies I’m backing ‘under’ - Alan.

Game 5: Chargers (-6.5) @ Patriots

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Chargers
  • Alan: Patriots
  • Jonny: Patriots
  • Neil: Chargers

Money Line: Patriots 21/10 & Chargers 2/5

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Chargers
  • Alan: Chargers
  • Jonny: Chargers
  • Neil: Chargers

Comments: Good opportunity for the Chargers to get back to winning ways, but they did have surging Baltimore to cope with last time.

New England stand 2-and-9. Let that sink in for a minute. At least they’re at Gillette, but are a 6.5 point dog. Might be a bit wild and nippy I guess, as it’s that time of the year, but let’s take it steady and play the total instead – under 39.5. You’d have to be its Mum to love this one - Alan.

Game 6: Cardinals (+5.5) @ Steelers

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Steelers
  • Alan: Steelers
  • Jonny: Cardinals
  • Neil: Cardinals

Money Line: Steelers 2/5 & Cardinals 2/1

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Steelers
  • Alan: Steelers
  • Jonny: Cardinals
  • Neil: Cardinals

Comments: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a million times and well, here we are again. Why do I do it to myself? I keep thinking the Cardinals can turn things around and actually be half-decent. Kyler Murray looked ok again last week but the Arizona D - especially in the rushing game stunk more than Pepe Le Pew.

Pittsburgh had one of my top 20 all-time Nittany Lions back last week and boy did Pat Freiermuth show everyone just how important he is to the Steelers offense. It may have helped that Matt Canada wasn't calling plays anymore but we'll gloss over that. Big upsets happen all the time in the NFL and I've gone for two this week. We'll see just how wrong I am on them both. I'll take the big road underdog because I'm a fool and even a fool is right twice a day, or something like that anyway... - Neil

Game 7: Colts (-1.5) @ Titans

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Titans
  • Alan: Titans
  • Jonny: Titans
  • Neil: Titans

Money Line: Titans EVS & Colts 5/6

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Titans
  • Alan: Titans
  • Jonny: Colts
  • Neil: Titans

Comments: Short but sweet here. Indy have won three straight but aren't really any good. Tennessee squeaked by Carolina on Sunday but they aren't any good either. In these scenarios where two bang-average (at best) divisional rivals meet, I'll always take the home side - Neil

Game 8: Broncos (+3.5) @ Texans

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Broncos
  • Alan: Broncos
  • Jonny: Broncos
  • Neil: Texans

Money Line: Texans 8/15 & Broncos 6/4

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Broncos
  • Alan: Broncos
  • Jonny: Broncos
  • Neil: Texans

Comments: Houston, we have a problem.

The Texans meet a Broncos outfit that currently have the longest winning-streak in the NFL. Is Russell Wilson back? Perhaps, but Denver's defense has been incredible over the past few weeks. They've forced 16 turnovers, and there are 18 teams that haven't even forced 16 turnovers for the entire season!

C.J. Stroud, for all the plaudits he's received for his performances (and rightly so), he's susceptible to turning the ball over. With those rookie mistakes, and Wilson's re-emergence as a top-quality QB, I'm taking the Broncos here. - Jonny

Sunday 21:05:

Game 9: Panthers (-5.5) @ Buccaneers

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Buccaneers
  • Alan: Buccaneers
  • Jonny: Buccaneers
  • Neil: Buccaneers

Money Line: Buccaneers 4/9 & Panthers 15/8

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Buccaneers
  • Alan: Buccaneers
  • Jonny: Buccaneers
  • Neil: Buccaneers

Comments: These two prop up the NFC South, and surely the Bucs, at home, will fancy disposing of the 1-and-10 Panthers?

TB are a 5.5 point fav, and if they can’t oblige I’m taking up knitting. Pass the crochet hooks (whatever they are), just in case … Alan

Sunday 21:25:

Game 10: Browns (+3.5) @ Rams

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Rams
  • Alan: Rams
  • Jonny: Browns
  • Neil: Rams

Money Line: Rams 8/15 & Browns 6/4

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Rams
  • Alan: Rams
  • Jonny: Rams
  • Neil: Rams

Comments: I've been banging on the 'Rams are much better than their record' drum all season long and last week I threw that drum over the fence and pretended it didn't exist. Of course LA went and smashed Arizona by 23 on the road.

Cleveland have a wonderful defense who can hang with anyone but DTR is not good enough at QB for them to score 20+ - so give me Matthew Stafford and his skill position players to just about squeak this one out. If you are going to bet this game though, the under is the obvious play - Neil.

Game 11: 49ers (-2.5) @ Eagles

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Eagles
  • Alan: Eagles
  • Jonny: 49ers
  • Neil: 49ers

Money Line: Eagles 5/4 & 49ers 4/6

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Eagles
  • Alan: Eagles
  • Jonny: 49ers
  • Neil: 49ers

Comments: What a game we have on our hands here.

The Eagles are entering this match off the back of a excellent win over Buffalo last week, while San Francisco have won their last three.

I haven't been blown away by Philly this season, but they keep winning - the sign of a good team. Jalen Hurts has 10 touchdown passes and zero interceptions when his side are tied or losing in the the second half/overtime - that just goes to show how clutch the Eagles QB has been this season.

The Niners hit a rocky patch a few weeks ago, but they appear to be back on track with emphatic wins over Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Seattle in the past three weeks.

I'm siding with the 49ers here, mainly due to the 10 days of rest they will have had coming into the game, and we know what a huge difference that can make. - Jonny

Monday 01:20:

Game 12: Chiefs (-6.5) @ Packers

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Chiefs
  • Alan: Packers
  • Jonny: Chiefs
  • Neil: Chiefs

Money Line: Packers 9/4 & Chiefs 4/11

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Chiefs
  • Alan: Packers
  • Jonny: Chiefs
  • Neil: Chiefs

Comments: It was looking like a rocky couple of weeks for the Chiefs as they were 14-0 down against the Raiders, following a disappointing loss to the Eagles the week Prior. Then up steps Patrick Mahomes III and they go on to win by two touchdowns.

The Packers were pretty impressive in a narrow win over the Lions on Thanksgiving but a breakout performance from Jordan Love doesn't convince me they can get anywhere near a resurgent Kansas City on Sunday night. - Adam

Tuesday 01:15:

Game 13: Bengals (+8.5) @ Jaguars

Picks ATS:

  • Adam: Jaguars
  • Alan: Jaguars
  • Jonny: Jaguars
  • Neil: Jaguars

Money Line: Jaguars 1/4 & Bengals 3/1

Picks Straight Up: 

  • Adam: Jaguars
  • Alan: Jaguars
  • Jonny: Bengals
  • Neil: Jaguars

Comments: It's been a really disappointing season for the 5-6 Bengals, especially the season long injury to QB Joe Burrow and whilst Jake Browning tried his best against the Steelers, surely they are in for a shellacking in Jacksonville?

The Jags haven't been on Monday Night Football since 2011 and the DUVAL crowd will be bang up for this one. Expect Trevor Lawrence to have a field day - Adam

Season Records:

Against the Spread:

  • Adam: 89-91
  • Alan: 88-92
  • Jonny: 94-86
  • Neil: 91-89

Straight Up:

  • Adam: 107-73
  • Alan: 114-66
  • Jonny: 106-74
  • Neil: 101-79

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