Week 14 NFL Picks For Sunday December 9
By: Don Best Staff
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The stretch drive for the 2012 NFL regular season is upon us with just four weeks left before the postseason, and Don Best is ready with picks and analysis on seven games on this Sunday's slate.
Cleveland looks to extend its modest two-game winning streak when the Browns are visited by the Chiefs. Action on the Browns has pushed them to -6½ after opening as 5-point favorites, and the total is 37½ (click to check updated NFL odds).
Pittsburgh hopes to extend San Diego's losing streak to five when the teams meet at Heinz Field. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable on the NFL injury report, so make sure to check the Don Best Real-Time Odds screen for the latest odds, as Pittsburgh will be looking to win its fourth straight vs. the Bolts.
Indianapolis can take a big step towards securing a playoff spot with a win at home Sunday against the Titans. The Colts are favorites of 5-5½ points, and the scoreboard tally is 48.
The Jets are traveling south to Jacksonville as 2½-point favorites with 38½ for the total. Both teams are 6-6 against the spread this season, and the Jaguars have covered six of the last seven in this series.
NFC North rivals collide in Minneapolis where the Bears are favored by three against the Vikings. Chicago scored a 28-10 win and cover at home vs. Minnesota just two weeks ago, and Sunday's total is in the 39-40 point range.
Atlanta takes aim at its sixth straight win over the Panthers when the Falcons visit Carolina. The Birds just got past Cam Newton and company in Week 4 as 7-point favorites, 30-28, and are favored by 3½ this week with a 47½-point total.
San Francisco is coming off a tough overtime loss at St. Louis last week, and oddsmakers believe the 49ers will have little trouble bouncing back as 10-point home chalk this Sunday vs. Miami. Totals bettors are looking at 39 for this match, and four of the last six between the Niners and Dolphins finished "under."
SUNDAY, Dec. 02 (All Times Eastern)
107 Kansas City at 108 Cleveland - 1:00 p.m.
109 San Diego at 110 Pittsburgh - 1:00 p.m.
111 Tennessee at 112 Indianapolis - 1:00 p.m.
113 NY Jets at 114 Jacksonville - 1:00 p.m.
115 Chicago at 116 Minnesota - 1:00 p.m.
117 Atlanta at 118 Carolina - 1:00 p.m.
125 Miami at 126 San Francisco - 4:05 p.m.