Well, over the last two weeks I’ve underestimated how bad the Cowboys are and it’s cost me four games. If the Cowboys showed up last night, Prescott wouldn’t have needed to be airing out over 50 times in the game. So I chalk up a bad night last night to just the fact the Cowboys are no longer a good team and my futures bet of the Eagles winning the division is looking better. Anyways, I have two of my best week 14 plays for you today as well as a Pac-12 Championship play in college football. Each day here on CA Betting News, I will give you the best insight on the games for the week with the best angles to play in both the NFL and college football. Here are my top plays for week 14 using the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKing Sportsbook.
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Detroit Lions UNDER 15.5 Team Points @ Minnesota Vikings
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Det UNDER 15.5 team points
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Det UNDER 15.5 team points
The Lions will ride to Minnesota with David Blough under center, who came off a solid first game at home on Thanksgiving. However, doing it on the road in Minnesota will be a much tougher task. The Lions are already down to their third string running back and will rely on their receiving corps to try and score some points. The concern is how much will Detroit get the ball in this game? The Vikings will provide a heavy dose of Dalvin Cook and Alex Mattison in this game and should control the time of possession throughout the 60 points. As talented as the Lions receiving corps is, I have a hard time seeing them scoring a lot in this game against a Vikings team who needs this win badly to stay in the NFC North race. The Vikings will give their top performance this weekend. I like the Vikings to hold the Lions under 15.5 total points in this game. My concern, of course, is the backdoor cover here should the Vikings get up big and empty out their bench, so proceed with some caution.
Prediction: Vikings 27, Lions 10
Tennessee Titans @ Oakland Raiders +3
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Oak +3
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Oak +3
This spread is based a lot on momentum, with the Raiders losing two blowouts on the road in Kansas City and New York and the Titans coming off impressive wins in Indianapolis and at home against Jacksonville. However, the Raiders have been a solid home team this season. They are 4-2 in home games, with their only losses coming to the Chiefs and a narrow one against the Texans where they blew a late lead. They have won their last three home contests. This is also more of a must-win game for the Raiders who are slipping out of playoff contention and are likely out of the race with the loss. I love home underdogs and here’s another case of one. I’ll take the Raiders to cover the three points.
Prediction: Raiders 24, Texans 23
#14 Oregon Ducks @ #5 Utah Utes UNDER 45 points
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Ore-Utah UNDER 45
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Ore-Utah UNDER 44.5 points
Weather will be a major factor tonight at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco and that only plays into the No. 5 Utes’ hands who already come in with the nation’s 3rd ranked defense. The weather calls for rain and wind gusts over 30 or 35mph Friday night. This will help inhibit Oregon’s top weapon, their passing game. They will already have a hard time running it on Utah’s incredible defensive front which ranks No. 1 in college football. On the other side of things, Oregon has been good stopping the run this year as well, ranking No. 18 in college football, which is Utah’s best strength offensively. This is just not a recipe for a lot of points in this game, given the weather and the defensive strengths of these teams, in particular Utah. I lean towards Utah and the 6 points because they need the style points, but I’m more convinced they keep the scoring down in this game and this more of a grind it out championship game, which fits Utah’s style.
Prediction: Utah 24, Oregon 14