The NFL Playoffs are almost here and teams are fighting for their lives in Week 14. Here are the five bets you should make to get rich this weekend.
At this point in the NFL season, there aren’t a lot of things that are going to surprise us. For the most part, we know which teams are good, and we certainly know which teams are bad. Games during Week 14 are about teams trying to solidify their playoff position or save a little pride. That makes it quite interesting from a betting perspective.
The marquee game of the weekend has the Rams travelling to Chicago to take on the Bears. You should certainly make plans to watch that game on television. It’s not a game that you should be putting money on though. No one knows just how Mitchell Trubisky is going to perform on the big state. It could be feast or famine for Chicago.
That’s not the only important game of the weekend though. Several games with significant playoff implications are on our betting list this week. Let’s get started by a game that probably won’t impact the postseason, but should keep one team alive.
5. Bet on the Broncos -4 at the 49ers
The 49ers enter this game 2-10 on the season. They have zero meaningful motivation to win this game. In sharp contrast, the Broncos are 6-6 which means their slim playoff hopes are on life support. We always prefer to wager on the team that has the most motivation.
Specifically, it’s hard to imagine San Francisco generating much offense in this game. If Denver can get out to an early lead, their pass rush should take care of the rest. Von Miller and Bradley Chubb may have an absolute field day on Sunday.
No one should expect Denver’s offense to light up the scoreboard, but their defense will give them a short field on several occasions. Expect Case Keenum and company to do enough to earn a comfortable victory over the hapless ‘Niners.