2016-NFL-Week 14-Sunday football-Full betting preview

Texans at Colts (-6, 46 ½) – 1:00 PM EST

Record: 6-6 SU, 5-6-1 ATS, 7-5 UNDER
Super Bowl Odds: 100/1

The Texans continue to stumble away from NRG Stadium as their road record dropped to 1-5 following last Sunday’s 21-13 setback at Green Bay as 6 ½-point underdogs. Houston has been held to 13 points or fewer in four of five road defeats, while quarterback Brock Osweiler has yet to throw for more than 270 yards in a game this season. The Texans go for the crucial season sweep of the Colts to grab the tiebreaker inside the AFC South as Houston rallied past Indianapolis, 26-23 in overtime back in Week 6.

Record: 6-6 SU, 6-5-1 ATS, 8-4 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 50/1

The Colts embarrassed the Jets on Monday night, 41-10 to pull back to .500 and into a three-way tie for first place in the division alongside the Texans and Titans. Indianapolis will be looking to win consecutive games for the second time this season, but the Colts are listed at their highest favorite number with their previous high chalk mark coming against the Bears in Week 5 as four-point favorites. The Colts have cashed the UNDER in three straight games at Lucas Oil Stadium, but each of those totals closed at 50 or higher.

Best Bet: Houston +6

Steelers (-2, 47) at Bills – 1:00 PM EST

Record: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 9-3 UNDER
Super Bowl Odds: 12/1

The Steelers have come alive of late by winning three straight games, while holding opponents to a total of 30 points in those victories. The Giants were the latest victim to fall to Pittsburgh, 24-14 at Heinz Field last Sunday as the Steelers cashed as 6 ½-point favorites. Pittsburgh owns a 3-3 SU/ATS mark in the role of a road favorite this season, while going for its sixth consecutive win over Buffalo dating back to 2001. The Steelers are making their first trip to Buffalo since 2010 when Pittsburgh pulled out a 19-16 overtime triumph as 6 ½-point favorites.

Record: 6-6 SU, 5-7 ATS, 9-3 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 200/1

The Bills were on their way to a third straight victory at Oakland after grabbing a 24-9 third quarter lead last Sunday. However, the Raiders ran off 29 consecutive points to smoke the Bills, 38-24 and send Buffalo to its fourth loss in the last six contests. Buffalo has eclipsed the OVER in all five home contests this season, while putting up at least 25 points in each of those games. The Bills have participated in high-scoring affairs off a loss, going 4-1 to the OVER in this situation.

Best Bet: Pittsburgh -2

Cardinals (-2, 43 ½) at Dolphins – 1:00 PM EST

Record: 5-6-1 SU, 4-8 ATS, 6-6 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 125/1

The Cardinals travel east looking to snap a three-game road losing streak. Arizona is still outside the NFC Wild Card race, but picked up a crucial home victory over Washington last Sunday, 31-23 as 2 ½-point favorites. Carson Palmer threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns, the third game this season the Arizona quarterback has put up three touchdown passes. The Cardinals haven’t fared well on the highway this season by losing four of five road games, as all five away contests have sailed OVER the total.

Record: 7-5 SU, 6-6 ATS, 8-4 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 125/1

The Dolphins return home following a 38-6 beatdown at Baltimore last week to snap a six-game winning streak. Miami has taken care of its business at home this season by compiling a 5-1 SU and 3-3 ATS record at Hard Rock Stadium, as the Dolphins have eclipsed the 27-point mark in all five home victories. The Dolphins have dropped each of their last three meetings against the Cardinals as Arizona is making its first trip to Miami since a 24-23 triumph back in 2004.

Best Bet: Miami +2

Redskins (-2, 46 ½) at Eagles – 1:00 PM EST

Record: 6-5-1 SU, 8-4 ATS, 10-2 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 85/1

Two weeks ago, the Redskins owned a 6-3-1 record and were in a prime position to be a Wild Card team in the NFC. Following losses at Dallas and Arizona the last two weeks, Washington has slipped to seventh place in the NFC, one half-game behind Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card spot. The Redskins are currently on a five-game OVER streak, while allowing 31 points in each of the past two defeats. Washington knocked off Philadelphia as a three-point home underdog in Week 6 by a 27-20 count, the fourth straight win by the Redskins over the Eagles since 2014.

Record: 5-7 SU, 5-7 ATS, 6-6 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 1000/1

The Eagles began the season at 3-0, but have stumbled to a 2-7 record the last nine games. Philadelphia dropped a 32-14 decision at Cincinnati last week, as rookie quarterback Carson Wentz threw a career-high three interceptions. The Eagles’ offense has been grounded of late by scoring 15 points or fewer in the last three games, but Philadelphia returns home where it owns a 4-1 SU/ATS mark at Lincoln Financial Field. In two opportunities as a home underdog this season, the Eagles have put together a pair of terrific defensive efforts by holding the Steelers and Vikings to a total of 13 points in a two double-digit wins.

Best Bet: Philadelphia +2

Seahawks (-3, 46 ½) at Packers – 4:25 PM EST

Record: 8-3-1 SU, 7-5 ATS, 6-6 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 5/1

The Seahawks knocked the Packers out of a potential Super Bowl appearance two seasons ago with a walk-off victory in overtime. Lightning couldn’t strike twice for Seattle last season at Green Bay, as the Seahawks erased a 10-point deficit but ultimately lost, 27-17 as 3 ½-point underdogs. The Seahawks are currently rolling by winning four of their last five, while routing the Panthers in a double-revenge spot last Sunday night, 40-7 as eight-point favorites. Seattle has been an inconsistent team on the road by compiling a 2-3-1 mark, while cashing only once in four tries in the away favorite role.

Green Bay
Record: 6-6 SU, 6-5-1 ATS, 6-6 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 30/1

The Packers aren’t normally a home underdog in December as this is just the third time they are getting points at Lambeau Field in this month since 1991. Since Aaron Rodgers took over at quarterback for Brett Favre, the Packers have received December points at home once in 2013 against the Steelers, but Rodgers didn’t play in a 38-31 loss. The Packers look to begin a December surge after picking up their second straight win last Sunday over the Texans, as Green Bay owns a 4-2 SU and 3-2-1 ATS mark at home. After Green Bay allowed at least 31 points during each loss of a four-game skid, the Packers’ defense has stepped up by yielding 13 points in each of the past two victories.

Best Bet: Green Bay +3

Saints at Buccaneers (-1 ½, 51) – 4:25 PM EST

New Orleans
Record: 5-7 SU, 8-4 ATS, 6-6 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 200/1

The Saints step up when they are listed as an underdog, plain and simple. New Orleans has covered in all six opportunities as a ‘dog this season, including outright home victories over Carolina and Seattle. The Saints are coming off their worst performance of the season in last Sunday’s 28-13 home defeat to the red-hot Lions as 6 ½-point favorites. Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees was intercepted three times and failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time this season. New Orleans has seen plenty of success at Raymond James Stadium by winning each of its past four visits to Tampa since 2012.

Tampa Bay
Record: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 6-5-1 OVER
Super Bowl Odds: 50/1

The Buccaneers are on the doorstep of taking sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a victory on Sunday paired with an Atlanta loss at Los Angeles. Tampa Bay continued its road domination in last Sunday’s 28-21 comeback victory at San Diego to improve to 5-1 away from Raymond James Stadium. However, the Bucs have stumbled to a 2-4 home mark with both victories coming in the underdog role against the Bears and Seahawks. Since Jameis Winston took over at quarterback for Tampa Bay last season, the Bucs have compiled a 2-5 SU/ATS record in the favorite role.

Best Bet: New Orleans +1 ½