Welcome to Week 13 of the NFL season! It’s officially December, and that means there is only a few weeks remaining before the playoffs begin. But before we get into any playoff talk, let’s focus on this action-packed Week 13 slate. I’ve crafted this NFL mega parlay at FanDuel Sportsbook which pays out at over 8/1 odds. Make sure to also check out our NFL Week 13 predictions.
Chargers -5.5 (-110)
Dolphins -13.5 alternate spread (+140)
Titans ML (+100)
Los Angeles Chargers -5.5 over New England Patriots (-110)
Things are going from bad to worse in New England. Last week, the Patriots became the first team in over 30 years to lose back-to-back games while allowing 10 or fewer points in both games. Three weeks ago, the Patriots lost 10-6 to the Colts in Germany, and last weekend, Tommy DeVito and the Giants beat them 10-7. Mac Jones has been benched in both of those games, but the problem is that Bailey Zappe hasn’t looked much better. For Week 13, Bill Belichick is holding his cards tight to his chest as he has yet to announce who will be the starting quarterback against the Chargers. With that said, it seems hard to believe that Jones will get another shot.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room with the Chargers — their defense is terrible. The defensive line doesn’t get a lot of pressure on the quarterback and the secondary is atrocious. Those two attributes are why the Chargers are 4-7 this season. However, last week, the Los Angeles defense finally showed some life. Although they lost 20-10, the Chargers had held the Ravens to 13 points for the majority of the game before a Zay Flowers touchdown to seal the game late in the 4th quarter. If Justin Herbert gets the Bolts to 20 points, they should win by at least 7 points.
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Miami Dolphins -13.5 over Washington Commanders (+140)
Miami is a heavy favorite to be the highest-scoring team on Sunday, and with all things considered, it makes a lot of sense. First of all, the Dolphins are close to double-digit favorites, which means oddsmakers expect the Fins to be scoring a lot. Secondly, they are facing the Commanders. Sam Howell and the Commanders were attracting a lot of attention in the middle of the season since they showed signs of turning the organization around, but the last few weeks have shattered that dream. Washington has lost 3 straight games, and in those losses, the Commanders have lost by 35 to the Cowboys, by 12 to a Tommy DeVito-led Giants and by 3 to the Seahawks. The common theme in all 3 games? Washington’s terrible defense. The Commanders have surrendered 1,212 total yards in their last 3 games.
It’s Week 13 of the season, and the Miami offense is still healthy and roaring to go. The Fins are even expected to get De’Von Achane back this week, so the backfield will be packed between him, Jeff Wilson Jr. and Raheem Mostert. Also, when the Dolphins win, they usually win by a lot. Last week, the Fins dominated the Jets by a score of 34-13. That means 5 of Miami’s last 6 wins have come by 14 points or more. I’m confident backing the Dolphins by at least 2 touchdowns on Sunday.
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Tennessee Titans ML over Indianapolis Colts (+100)
The final leg of this parlay involves a small underdog to win outright. It’s been a disappointing season for the Titans, who are 4-7 coming into Week 13, but they get a chance to add a win to their record against a Colts team that just lost Jonathan Taylor. Last week, Taylor ran for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns, so it’s safe to say he’s an intricate part of the offense. That means Zack Moss will once again be the starting back, and he has a difficult matchup against a Tennessee defensive line that is allowing the 8th-fewest rushing yards per game at home. However, the real story of this game will be Will Levis.
The rookie quarterback had a stellar debut, but he’s thrown a touchdown pass in only 1 of the next 4 games. If the Titans want to salvage a win on Sunday, they are going to need Levis to step up. Levis has a decent matchup against a Colts secondary that has been hit or miss in the last few weeks, and I expect a few deep shots into the secondary throughout the game. But the main way the Titans will attack the Colts is on the ground since, one, they have Derrick Henry, and two, the Colts are allowing the 7th-most rushing yards per game. If all goes to plan, the Titans should be able to squeeze out the win.
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