NFL Week 12 Odds: Betting Matchups Preview

Two teams fighting to make the postseason square off on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks.

Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a big 30-9 win over Cleveland last week as a 7-point favorite. Big Ben passed for 379 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Martavis Bryant had six catches for 178 yards and a touchdown while Antonio Brown caught 10 balls for 139 yards and two TDs.

Seattle got past San Francisco 29-13 as a 14-point favorite last week. With Marshawn Lynch sidelined Thomas Rawls had a huge game and rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.

Seattle is a 4-point home favorite at online sportsbook Bodog but they’re a lousy 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games and 2-4-1 ATS in their last seven at home. The home team is 8-1 SU in the last nine between the Steelers and Seahawks and the final score has gone UNDER the posted total in five of the last six.

In Cincinnati this weekend the Bengals will try to snap a two-game losing streak against the St. Louis Rams.
Cincinnati made it two losses in a row last week when they fell to Arizona 34-31 as a 4-point underdog. Andy Dalton passed for 315 yards with two touchdown passes to Tyler Eifert in the loss.

The Rams have lost three in a row following last week’s 16-13 loss to Baltimore as a 3-point underdog. Case Keenum may have played through a concussion while passing for 136 yards and a TD and Todd Gurley rushed for 66 yards and a TD on 25 carries.

The Bengals are a 9-point favorite at Bodog and despite their back-to-back losses they’re still 8-1-1 ATS on the season. The Rams by comparison are an ugly 4-8-1 ATS in their last 13 games. The UNDER looks to be trending in this matchup. St. Louis is 6-1 UNDER in their last seven games and the UNDER is 5-1 in the last six between the Rams and Cardinals

One other game on tap this weekend that could have major playoff implications down the line is Minnesota at Atlanta.

The Vikings had their five-game winning streak snapped last week following a 30-13 loss to Green Bay as a 1-point favorite. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 296 yards with a touchdown and Adrian Peterson was limited to 45 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.

Atlanta has lost three in a row and four of their last five games since starting the season 5-0. Last week they lost to Indianapolis 24-21 as a 3.5-point favorite. Matt Ryan passed for 289 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions and Devonta Freeman left after only three carries with a concussion that could keep him out this weekend.

Not only have the Falcons lost their last three games SU, they’ve also dropped six in a row ATS. They’re also 5-0-1 UNDER in their last six games. That matches well with the Vikings who are 4-1-1 UNDER in their last five games.

Atlanta is a 1-point favorite at Bodog, but that may mean bettors should take Minnesota. In their last nine games as the underdog the Vikings are 8-1 ATS.