Week 14 NFL Betting Picks 2021 | Odds, Previews, And Predictions For Every Game

Posted By Brian Sausa on November 27, 2021

As Week 14 arrives, we are beginning to come down the home stretch of the inaugural 18-week NFL season. The deeper into December we go, the more eyes are starting to look toward the postseason.

But first, there’s a 14 game slate to be played in, which means tons of betting opportunities at online sportsbooks all over the United States. There are four teams on bye and 14 games on the schedule, with 12 on Sunday including some great divisional matchups. So let’s dig into the slate and check out some Week 14 NFL opening lines.

Week 14 NFL Betting Lines

Whether you’re signed up for DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, or another one of the many reputable mobile sportsbooks out there, you’ll undoubtedly be able to access a wide range of NFL odds and markets. Below are the opening lines for Week 14.

NFL Week 14 matchups and predictions

Thursday, Dec. 9 (8:20 p.m. ET)

Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings (-3)

Week 14 begins with the Steelers visiting the Vikings in Minneapolis on Thursday Night Football. Minnesota opened as a three-point favorite, which signals that oddsmakers see this game as an even matchup. The Vikings’ prolific offense in the dome is dangerous, but Pittsburgh does have one of the elite scoring defenses in the NFL. The Steelers were also 3-1 as a road underdog in 2020 and have a strong track record against the spread as an underdog in general under Mike Tomlin. With that said, the late-window game in Week 13 against Baltimore plus the short week and the travel have us

Sunday, Dec. 12 (1 p.m. ET)

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team (-1.5)

The NFC East is always a compelling division but that could be the case late into December as the Cowboys and WFT meet twice in a three-week span starting in Week 14. It’s the second of three straight road games for Dallas, which opened as a slight underdog. This matchup is one of strength vs. strength with the Washington defense up against the Cowboys’ dynamic offense. That said, this is a great spot for the WFT with the short line to pull off a win at home.

San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals (+3.5)

The Niners and Bengals are an interesting matchup just because you rarely ever see it. In Week 14, San Francisco travels across the country to play in Cincinnati, which could be frigid around this time. There’s no question about which roster is strongest top-to-bottom, but we worry about the Niners in this game. This is the third of four trips east this season and with an early bye, fatigue can set in. The Bengals opened at +3.5 despite being closer to a touchdown worse than San Francisco, but that should tell you what the oddsmakers might think.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-6)

The Titans’ first matchup with Jacksonville comes in Week 5, but the second leg in Tennessee is in Week 14. We should know much more about Trevor Lawrence, Urban Meyer, and the direction the Jags are headed come this point. For the Titans, it’s all about winning games and reaching the postseason. Tennessee opened at -6 and at six points or less, we’ll stick with an offense that should be able to overwhelm the Jags’ defense.

Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans (+7)

The Houston Texans are at home against Seattle in Week 14, yet still opened as a touchdown underdog. Houston is not a team that we’d be willing to back as presently constituted, so this is all about whether you trust the Seahawks on the road. Because that’s not really an interesting proposition either, we’ll pass on this game entirely.

Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (-10.5)

The Chiefs are playing three divisional opponents in a row in December, and the second one is the Raiders in Week 14. We have no illusions about Las Vegas being able to slow down Kansas City enough to win a game at Arrowhead in December, but we do think the Raiders can score enough to keep it close. The Chiefs have a tendency to win without blowing teams out, and this spread has the hook going with the Raiders.

New Orleans Saints at New York Jets (+3)

The Saints are on the road in Week 14 against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. New York is outmatched by New Orleans in almost every facet of the game, even if the Saints regress a bit on offense with Jameis Winston. New Orleans also has 10 days of rest after playing on Thursday in Week 13. The Jets need to be getting a couple of more points here in our mind so if you manage to get New Orleans at a field goal or less, take the Saints.

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (-3.5)

The AFC South is a difficult division to figure out this season and when two teams from this division play one another, it somehow feels even tougher to predict. Atlanta is a team that needs to prove its game travels before being trusted on the road, but the Panthers don’t exactly have the firepower to run away and hide. Carolina opened at -3.5 and we’d probably side with the home team here, but we wouldn’t go further than four points.

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (-2.5)

The Week 14 theme of big-time divisional matchups continues with the Ravens and Browns in an AFC North clash. These two teams played one of the most entertaining games of the season when they last met in Cleveland, with Baltimore winning 47-42. This is also the second time they play in a three-week span. The Browns being under a field goal favorite has us willing to back the home team to make one stop more than it could last December.

Sunday, Dec. 12 (4:05 p.m. ET)

New York Giants at Los Angeles Chargers (-6)

The team that drafted Eli Manning and the team that he won two championships with face off in Week 14, each with their own young franchise quarterback. For New York, it’s Daniel Jones and he’s got Saquon Barkley. On the other side, Justin Herbert has a whole stable of weapons for the Chargers. We’re thinking points, so keep an eye out for the over. And an eventual Los Angeles win, though the spread is tricky.

Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos (-7.5)

The Detroit Lions are an underdog in every game this season and in Week 14, the opening line was +7.5 against the Broncos. Even though Denver should win this game at home, more than a touchdown does feel like a ton of points to give up. Siding with Jared Goff in cold weather doesn’t feel good, but Detroit is bound to keep a few games close and Denver’s offense is capable of stalling out enough to stay within range of a back-door cover here.

Sunday, Dec. 12 (4:25 p.m. ET)

Buffalo Bills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4)

In one of the more interesting matchups of the week, the Buffalo Bills visit the Bucs in Tampa Bay in the afternoon window. The total is likely to be in the mid-50s, but we’d probably take the over anyway knowing these offense in ideal December conditions in Florida. The Bucs’ have the versatility on both sides of the ball to stick with the Bills or make a few stops, but four points is still too many. Anything at over a field goal, take the road ‘dogs led by Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs.

Sunday, Dec. 12 (8:20 p.m. ET)

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-5.5)

There are few better ways to close out a Sunday slate than with an NFC North rivalry game. In Week 14, the Bears go to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in December for a matchup with the Packers. Honestly, this looks like a terrible matchup for the Bears. It’s already tough to fade Green Bay at home at this point in the season ,but they’re also coming off a bye. Giving away less than a touchdown on the opening line, this is an easy bet on the Packers.

Monday, Dec. 13 (8:15 p.m. ET)

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals (+2.5)

The Week 14 schedule closes with an NFC West matchup between the Rams and Cardinals in Arizona and despite being the road team, Los Angeles opened as 2.5-point favorites. These two play in early October and we’ll know more about both of these teams by that point. Even though both teams are getting the extra day of rest, we can’t help but think the Rams are prepared to do more with it than the Cardinals are. If the Los Angeles defense travels just a little bit, we think the Rams do enough to win and cover anything under a field goal.

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Brian Sausa is a longtime sports writer with extensive betting experience and knowledge of the industry. A journalism graduate with an extensive sports background, Brian has been employed by multiple professional leagues including MLB, MiLB (Minor League Baseball), and the NHL.

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