NFL Week 13 2021 Betting Predictions
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NFL Week 13 2021 Betting Predictions

Get ready for this weekend of football with our best bets for Week 13 of the 2021 National Football League Season.

As the calendar flips to December and the weather gets colder, the NFL Playoff race is only heating up. There are some great games this weekend – including the Indianapolis Colts looking to bounce back from a loss to the Bucs and Washington aiming to reach .500 for the season. Get ready for all the action with our NFL Week 13 2021 betting predictions.  

Best Favourite Bet: Colts should Gash Texans Soft Rush Defence for Easy Win

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While the top NFL betting lines on this game are not mind-blowing, the Indianapolis Colts are a great favourite to pick this week (and worth parlaying with another bet). The Colts and Texans played earlier in the season – with the Colts blowing out the Texans 31-3.

What the Colts did to win the game was run the ball down the Texans' throat. Indy ran the ball 26 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Jonathan Taylor did most of the work, picking up 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns on only 14 carries.

The Colts’ rushing attack is one of the best in the NFL. Since their victory against the Texans, two have two games with at least 260 rushing yards. The Texans rank 31st in rushing yards allowed and 24th in opponent’s yard per rush. We do not see the Texans stopping Jonathan Taylor and the Colts on Sunday.

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Best Underdog Bet: Washington Rounding into Form after Sluggish Start to Season

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After a bad start to the season – especially on defence – Washington is looking much better and currently holds the third Wild Card spot in the NFC. While you can attribute some of it to improvements running the ball, it is the defence lately the is playing much better.

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Washington’s defence was dreadful to start the season, giving up at least 369 yards in their first six games. Since then, it has improved significantly – and is a major reason why they are on a three-game winning streak. In their last three games, Washington ranks fourth in yards allowed. In four straight games, no opponent cracked 300 yards of total offence.

The Raiders – coming off a big win in Dallas – are inconsistent this season. After putting up 34 and 33 points before their bye week, the Raiders failed to reach 17 points in three straight games (before putting up 36 on the Cowboys).

The Raiders defence is also struggling this season. They are 30th in points allowed per game this season, and worst in the NFL (35.3) over their last three games. Take Washington as underdogs in Week 13.

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Best Over Bet: Buccaneers and Falcons Games are Always High-Scoring

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Over 50.51.91
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Even if it is one of the higher game totals on Week 13, our favourite over to bet this week is 50.5 on the Falcons/Buccaneers game. There is something about when these two NFC South Division rivals play that breeds points. Going back to 2016 (11 games), the over has hit ten times.

During the Tom Brady era in Tampa Bay, the over has hit every time. The lowest-scoring of the three matchups totals 58, while the other two games cleared 70 points.

Both teams have defensive issues entering Week 13. The Falcons have struggled throughout the season and rank 31st in points allowed per game (27.5). Although, we were right about Atlantas defence playing well (for once) in our best bets on NFL Week 12.

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While Tampa’s rush defence remains elite, the unit has issues in the secondary. Tampa Bay allows the most completions per game this season and ranks 27th in opponent completion percentage. Expect both teams – especially the Bucs – to put up points this week.

Game Total Over 50.5
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Best Under Bet: All Signs are Pointing to the Under in Bears/Cardinals Game

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There are a few reasons we love the under on the Cardinals versus Bears game in Chicago. For starters, the forecast looks bad. Currently, the weather in Chicago on Sunday is calling for rain, cold, and wind. Wind is the worst element for football. It impacts passing and kicking, making it harder for teams to move the ball and score points.

We also are not sure about who is quarterbacking for the Cardinals. Even if Kyler Murray returns in Week 13, we cannot be sure he plays effectively. Some of the quarterbacks returning from injury this season (Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott) did not look good in their first game back. We cannot know what Murray will look like on Sunday – assuming he plays.

The last reason to bet the under – can you trust the Bear offence? The Bears’ offence has topped 20 points twice in their last six games. That includes Thanksgiving against the lowly Lions. Even with Andy Dalton throwing 300 yards in that game (first Bears QB to top 300 yards since Week 9 2020) the Bears could only score 16 points. Bet the under.

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