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December 5, 2017 Staff Writer

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NFL Betting Lines: Week 14 Odds, Trends, and Top Matchups Preview

Week 14 of the NFL season gets going Thursday night with an NFC South clash between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.

The Saints are a 2-point road favorite and they’ve been a smart pick for betters on the road lately at 11-3-1 against the spread in their last 15 games. Following last week’s upset loss to the Minnesota Vikings the Falcons are 4-2 straight up and 3-3 ATS in their last six games, and at home they’ve struggled to a 2-3 record SU and ATS in their last five.

On Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs will try to end their recent slide when they host the Oakland Raiders as a 4-point favorite. The Chiefs have lost four straight SU and ATS, but they’re 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last six versus Oakland. Oakland has rebounded lately to go 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four, but on the road they’re 2-5 SU and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven.

After firing their head coach and general manager earlier this week the New York Giants get a home game against the Dallas Cowboys as a 6-point underdog. New York is 2-11 SU and 5-8 ATS in their last 13 games, but as a home underdog they’re 4-2 ATS in their last six. Dallas is a lame 3-5 ATS in their last eight as a road favorite, and against the Giants they’re 6-3 SU and 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine.

The red-hot Minnesota Vikings are 3-point road favorites this week against the Carolina Panthers. Minnesota has won eight straight at 7-1 ATS, and they’ve dominated the NFC South lately having won their last eight games SU and ATS against the division. Carolina had a four-game winning streak SU and ATS snapped last week, and as a home underdog they’ve underwhelmed with a 2-5 record SU and 4-3 mark ATS in their last seven.

Division leaders square off in Los Angeles when the Rams host the Philadelphia Eagles as a 2-point favorite. The Rams are 6-1 SU and ATS in their last seven, but at home they’re still only 3-8 SU and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11. Philadelphia had their nine-game winning streak snapped last week, but against the Rams they’ve won four in a row both SU and ATS, and they’re 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 against them.

This week’s Sunday Night Football matchup sees the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens as a 6.5-point home favorite. Pittsburgh has won seven straight but they’re only 4-3 ATS. Baltimore has won three in a row at 2-1 ATS, but on the road they’re 3-8 SU and 4-6-1 ATS in their last 11. In the head-to-head matchup, Baltimore is 6-3 SU and 5-3-1 ATS in the last nine.

Finally, on Monday night the New England Patriots are 11.5-point road favorites against the Miami Dolphins. New England has won eight straight at 7-1 ATS, and as a road favorite they’ve won 12 in a row while going 10-2 ATS. Miami is 1-5 SU and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six and against New England they’re 3-12 SU and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15.