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Blazing Five: Colin Cowherd Gives His 5 Best NFL Bets For Week 13 (Dec. 5)

Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 13


Last Week's Blazin' 5 record: 1-4

2021 Blazin' 5 record: 27-34-1 (Colin made bonus picks in Week 4 & 5)

Chargers (6-5) at Bengals (7-4) (SPREAD: CIN -3)

“I’m going to take the Chargers and the points. I’ve made a lot of money betting against the Chargers this year, but outside of Minnesota, the Chargers play more close games than any team in the NFL. Justin Herbert is top 5 in the NFL in virtually everything: completions, first downs, and passing touchdowns. The Bengals are a really good team coming off their most dominating performance in 20 years over the Steelers. REGRESSION TO THE MEAN, they’ll pull back. The Bengals are 4-0 this year against the Steelers, the Jaguars, and the Lions, and 3-4 against everybody else. Burrow has been sacked 13 times over the last month, second most in the league, and the Chargers have a pass rush. I think this is a fun and entertaining game, Chargers – take the points – win it outright in an upset, 27-26.”

Colin's prediction: Chargers 27, Bengals 26.

Colin's pick: Chargers +3

Eagles (5-7) at Jets (3-8) (SPREAD: PHI -6.5)

“Favorite bet of the week, I love Philadelphia -6.5. It’s the best rushing team in the league which is remarkable, it’s all about Jalen Hurts. They don’t have a single player with a 100-yard rushing game this year, and yet they lead the NFL in rushing. They lead it in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, rushing differential, and it’s not even close. This is a Jalen Hurts story, if you haven’t faced him, he’s a handful. They’ve outrushed their opponents by 130 yards per game over the last 5 games, and nobody in the NFL is even in the 100’s. The Jets defense is the worst scoring defense in the NFL, and second worst yards per play. Philadelphia is going to go in there, dominate the clock, and be a nightmare for the Jets defense, take the Eagles to win handily, 33-23.”

Colin's prediction: Eagles 33, Jets 23.

Colin's pick: Philadelphia -6.5

Ravens (8-3) at Steelers (5-5-1) (SPREAD: BAL -4)

“Folks, these games are always close. What’s my rule? When good organizations are humiliated, take them the next week. Pittsburgh +4, I’m going with them. Since John Harbaugh arrived in Baltimore, the average Steelers vs. Ravens difference in a game is one point. This is one of the best rivalries in football. Six of the last seven Steelers games have been decided by one possession. The Ravens offense is struggling and it can be AWFUL, they’ve been held under 18 points in four of their last five games. Lamar Jackson had four picks last week. Lamar’s turnovers have gone way up this year and he’s in a rut, he’s in a slump. The Steelers and Mike Tomlin are a proud defense and a proud organization. The Ravens defense allows six yards a play. Najeh Harris is going to have himself a little afternoon if you play fantasy football. I’m going to take an upset, take the points, Steelers over Baltimore, 23-21.”
Colin's prediction: Steelers 23, Ravens 21.

Colin's pick: Pittsburgh +4

Broncos (6-5) at Chiefs (7-4) (SPREAD: KC -9)

“Everybody loves Andy Reid after the bye but it doesn’t mean he covers the spread. Kansas City has become one of the worst Against the Spread teams in the league, even off a bye, and the Broncos defense this year with Vic Fangio is outstanding. It’s a really good Broncos defense and nine points is way too many for a rivalry game in-division. Opposing quarterback’s passer ratings against Denver is 82, and Mahomes’ passer rating in four of his last five games is 80 or below. I like Kansas City to win here, but this is a rivalry game, Denver has an excellent defensive staff with good personnel, and I think it’s choppy. I take the Chiefs to win 26-23, but 9 is way too many points here.”

Colin's prediction: Chiefs 26, Broncos 23.

Colin's pick: Denver +9

Patriots (8-4) at Bills (7-4) (SPREAD: BUF -2.5)

"Depends on the line but right now it’s Buffalo -2.5 at home in a snow storm, I’m going to take Buffalo in this instance. Earlier in the week it was a bigger number but I’m going to take -2.5 with Buffalo. Their defense is great and it’s going to be a snow storm. The Bills defense is first or second in yards, points, opposing passer rating, and the weather is bad. So a defense has the curtain of bad weather behind it. Josh Allen has 7 games with a 100+ passer rating. Last year against the Patriots, Allen was 2-0, 5 TD’s and one pick. Belichick has struggled in the last couple games against Josh Allen. This really felt like Buffalo’s division and here comes the rookie quarterback, but I think the snow and the Bills push back and New England struggles to move ball, 27 Buffalo, 20 New England. I’m not a huge fan of snow games unless it helps me in betting, but I will say it’s going to be fun, and I think this is going to be the game of the weekend."

Colin's prediction: Bills 27, Patriots 20.

Colin's pick: Buffalo -2.5

All spreads are provided by Fox Bet.

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