With only a few weeks remaining in the 2020 NFL regular season, there are still battles to playoff positioning. We’ll take a look at five games with the Steelers and Bills highlighting the action.

Pittsburgh Steelers versus Buffalo Bills

Coming off an upset loss to the Washington Football Team, the Steelers still hold the best record in the league at 11-1. They hold a +31 to +25 advantage on the Power Ranking Indicator against the Bills, who enter at 9-3. Pittsburgh is a 1.80 to 2.09 road favorite with a line of -2.5 and an over/under of 47.5. The Steelers are “burning hot down” versus “average up” on the Team Strength Oscillator. If considering the over/under, the teams have both been trending in games over the line according to the Totals Predictor. In addition, both teams have bene performing consistently according to their favorite/underdog status. The Bills won last year’s meeting between the teams, but I expect the Steelers to come out on top this time and cover the spread.

Arizona Cardinals versus New York Giants

The Cardinals limp into New York having lost three straight, while the Giants have won their last four. Therefore, it’s not a surprise to see the Giants have a +21 to +16 edge on the Power Ranking Indicator and “burning hot” versus “ice cold down” on the Team Strength Oscillator. Despite on the road and their recent problems, the Cardinals are a 1.72 to 2.13 favorite with a line of -2.5 and an over/under of 48.5. Expect a defensive battle, so betting the “under” is a wise play in this one. The Giants have been the more consistent team according to their favorite/underdog status. Arizona won the game last season between the teams by a 27-21 score. Expect much of the same, ending the Giants winning streak.

Houston Texans versus Chicago Bears

The Texans enter with a 4-8 record and the Bears have lost six straight at are at 5-7. Houston is a 1.75 to 2.10 road favorite with a line of -1.5 and an over/under of 45.5. The Texans have a +11 to +9 edge on the Power Ranking Indicator, while both teams are trending in the negative direction at “average down” and “dead” no the Team Strength Oscillator. The over/under should be avoided in this game since teams are trending on opposite sides of the line. The Team Volatility Oscillator shows that the Texans at +9 and the Bears at +5 are both consistently performing according to their favorite/underdog status. I expect the Texans to extend the Bears losing streak and covering the spread.

Denver Broncos versus Carolina Panthers

Both teams enter play at 4-8 and are playing for pride. the Panthers are a 1.55 to 2.47 favorites with a line of -3.5 and an over/under of 44.5. Denver has a slim +8 to +6 edge on the Power Ranking Indicator. The “ice cold down” and “dead” statuses, respectively, indicates how poorly both teams have played. The game should be low scoring, so betting the “under” is a smart play. The Team Volatility Oscillator shows that the Broncos are a bit more stable, at +5, compared to +1 for the Panthers. Carolina should win this one and cover the spread.

Minnesota Vikings versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Vikings have won their last two and are 6-6 on the season, while the Buccaneers have dropped their last two and are at 7-5. Despite the recent trend, Tampa Bay is a 1.34 to 3.28 favorite with a line of -6.5 and an over/under of 52.5 The Totals Predictor indicates that betting the “over” is a prudent play in this contest. Tampa Bay has a +19 to +14 advantage on the Power Ranking Indicator. On the flip side, the Vikings are trending better at the moment, “burning hot” versus “average” on the Team Strength Oscillator. I believe the Vikings have a solid chance to pull off an upset and win outright, but even if they lose, I think they will cover the spread.

 

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