Big favorites managed to cover big spreads in Week 12 of the NFL betting slate, including Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts knocking off the Jacksonville Jaguars and picking up the ATS victory in the process.
The Colts had been listed as 15-point favorites against the Jaguars, and rolled to a 23-3 victory to improve to 7-4 SU and 8-3 ATS on the season. Jacksonville, meanwhile, is down to 1-10 SU and 2-8-1 ATS through 11 games, and they’ve now lost four games in a row SU.
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Elsewhere, the Philadelphia Eagles covered a 12.5-point spread in a 43-24 win over the Tennessee Titans, the New England Patriots covered a 7.5-point spread in a 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions, and the Seattle Seahawks covered a 7.5-point spread in a 19-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle cut Arizona’s lead to two games in the NFC West standings with that victory.
The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, couldn’t cover a 9.5-point spread in a 24-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings, while the Denver Broncos were 7.5-point favorites against the Miami Dolphins but only managed a 39-36 win. The San Francisco 49ers, favored by 10 points against Washington, were tagged with an ATS loss in a 17-13 win.
The Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20 as a 6-point underdog, with the Cleveland Browns topping the Atlanta Falcons 26-24 as a 3-point underdog, and the Cincinnati Bengals beating the Houston Texans 22-13 in a pick’em. The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 31-28 on Sunday night, in a game that some sportsbooks had set at Dallas -3 heading into kickoff.
Here are all the SU and ATS results for the Week 12 NFL schedule . . .
Oakland 24, Kansas City 20 (Kansas City -6)
Cleveland 26, Atlanta 24 (Atlanta -3)
Philadelphia 43, Tennessee 24 (Philadelphia -12.5)
New England 34, Detroit 9 (New England -7.5)
Green Bay 24, Minnesota 21 (Green Bay -9.5)
Indianapolis 23, Jacksonville 3 (Indianapolis -15)
Cincinnati 22, Houston 13 (pick’em)
Chicago 21, Tampa Bay 13 (Chicago -5.5)
Seattle 19, Arizona 3 (Seattle -7.5)
San Diego 27, St. Louis 24 (San Diego -5)
Denver 39, Miami 36 (Denver -7.5)
San Francisco 17, Washington 13 (San Francisco -10)
Dallas 31, NY Giants 28 (Dallas -3)
Buffalo 38, NY Jets 3 (Buffalo -2.5)
Baltimore 34, New Orleans 27 (New Orleans -3)