Free Preview: NFL Pickbook Week 12
With the Thanksgiving slate out of the way, the NFL turns to an 11-game slate on Sunday. Rob Trayah steers towards a few home favorites and a game that should like points.
Week 12 has the playoff races heating up, with some teams looking to distance each other. Plenty of west coast teams traveling to the east coast to play early games and narratives all over the map. For the later games, look to add the Chargers under 14 points as well as the over. Updates will be made when rosters are made active later.
|Team||Opp||Last5||H/A||STR||WG O/U||WG ML||WG Spread||Caesars O/U||Caesars ML||Caesars Spread||CGT O/U||CGT ML||CGT Spread||BreakDown|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||San Francisco 49ers||2-3||4-3||54.5||-130||-2||54.5||-125||-2||54.5||-130||-2||55||-135||-2||55||-130||-2||54.5||-128||-1.5||54.5||-120||-1.5||Tampa keeps playing see-saw with their starting quarterback and turns to Jameis Winston today against the 49ers, who come off their bye. San Francisco gets late word of Reuben Foster's arrest Saturday night and has already released the 31st overall pick in 2017. Nick Mullens makes his first start on the road, after going 1-1 in his two starts at home. Tampa's defense has been awful this year, but it has found a way to be playable at home, managing a 70 yard difference at home versus the road. With the distractions surrounding the 49ers, they also travel to the east coast for a 10am west coast start. A spread under a field goal makes the lean to the home team.|
|Carolina Panthers||Seattle Seahawks||0-5||5-1||46.5||-155||-3||46||-160||-3||46||-165||-3||46.5||-160||-3||46||-165||-3.5||46.5||-164||-3||46.5||-150||-3||Carolina has two straight losses, including last week at Detroit and its missed two-point conversion. The Panthers are 5-0 at home this year, going 4-1 ATS. They will be without Devin Funchess so expect a heavy dose of the running game in an attempt to control the clock. Seattle is 28th in yards per attempt on the ground, giving up 4.9 yards. Seattle has played this road schedule: DEN, CHI, ARI, OAD, DET, LAR. They went 3-3. Guess which ones they won and lost. Carolina needs this win to keep its playoff seed in a tight NFC, so take the home team.|
|Cleveland Browns||Cincinnati Bengals||3-2||1-5||46.5||100||-1||46.5||100||-1||46.5||-105||-1||46.5||100||-1||46.5||-1.5||46||-102||-1||46.5||-101||-1||The Browns get a shot at consultant Hue Jackson at on the road as they travel to Cincinnati seeking a two-game winning streak for what seems like forever. A.J. Green remains out for the Bengals, but putting up points at home shouldn't be a problem. An actual balmy day in Ohio with temperatures in the 50s with little wind should play into the offenses hands. Cincy hasn't lost to the browns since their first meeting in 2014 and has covered in seven straight. The over is 6-1 in the Bengals' last seven against the AFC North and 5-1 for Cleveland on turf. Expect the Browns' offense do the damage to this total with Baker Mayfield coming into his own.|