Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary pass that ended Thursday night’s game against the Detroit Lions helped the Green Bay Packers cover the betting line, and it pushed the final score past the over/under of 47 points. The point spread shifted from three points to 2.5 points right before kickoff, but it was far from the biggest change of Week 13.
The betting line in the contest between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns moved more than any other point spread. Cincinnati, who was once a seven-point favorite, is giving Cleveland 9.5 points as of Friday afternoon. The Bengals beat the Browns by 21 points when Johnny Manziel started at quarterback in their first meeting. Austin Davis gets the call for Cleveland this week.
Despite losing their fourth game in five weeks, the Miami Dolphins began the week as 5.5-point favorites over the visiting Baltimore Ravens. But the betting public seems to have some faith in Baltimore and Matt Schaub, who are coming off a win over the Browns. After winning three of their last four games, the Ravens are now 3.5-point underdogs.
The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings are set to meet in what might be the best game on the Week 13 schedule. The contest is expected to be so competitive that it started the week as a pick’em. But the public is on Seattle, who’s won four of their last five games and is looking more like the team that reached the last two Super Bowls. The Seahawks are now one-point favorites in Minnesota, where the Vikings have won eight of their last nine games.
There was no betting line for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game with the Indianapolis Colts earlier this week because Ben Roethlisberger hadn’t been cleared to play. But the veteran quarterback will start on Sunday, making the Steelers seven-point home favorites.
Below are updated betting lines for all the Week 13 games ahead of the weekend. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas, via vegasinsider.com.
San Francisco 49ers (+7) at Chicago Bears, 43
Cincinnati Bengals (-9.5) at Cleveland Browns, 43.5
Jacksonville Jaguars (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans, 43.5
Houston Texans (+3) at Buffalo Bills, 41.5
Baltimore Ravens (+3.5) at Miami Dolphins, 43.5
Carolina Panthers (-7) at New Orleans Saints, 49.5
Seattle Seahawks (-1) at Minnesota Vikings, 42
Arizona Cardinals (-6) at St. Louis Rams, 43
Atlanta Falcons (+1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 46
New York Jets (-2) at New York Giants, 45
Denver Broncos (-4) at San Diego Chargers, 43.5
Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Oakland Raiders, 44
Philadelphia Eagles (+9.5) at New England Patriots, 49
Indianapolis Colts (+7) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 49
Dallas Cowboys (+4.5) at Washington Redskins, 42