NFL Week 13 Opening Odds
(The Spread) – As we head down the back stretch of the 2012 NFL season, let’s check out the opening point spreads and over/under totals for Week 13.
NFL fans won’t have to wait very long to see a marquee matchup this week. That’s because the 10-1 Falcons will host the only team that has beaten them in 2012, division rival New Orleans. The Saints are coming off a 31-21 loss to the 49ers and essentially have to win out if they have any shot of making the playoffs. Meanwhile, Atlanta could go a long ways to ensure that its most hated foe won’t be playing deep into January if it can secure a win on Thursday night.
The Falcons opened as a 3-point favorite against the Saints, while the over/under total opened at 55.5. While the total has pretty much stayed put, Matt Ryan and the Falcons are now either a 3.5 or 4-point favorite depending on what sports book you view.
A rematch of a 2010 playoff game will take place in Chicago this Sunday when the Bears host the Seahawks at 1:00PM ET. Seattle is coming off a 3-point loss in Miami while Chicago was impressive in a 28-10 win over the Vikings last Sunday. Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Bears as a 3-point favorite while the over/under total is currently sitting at 38 points.
NFC North rivals will clash in Green Bay when the 7-4 Packers host the 6-5 Vikings at 1:00PM ET on Sunday. Following their embarrassing loss to the Giants last Sunday night, the Packers are 9-point favorites over the Vikings, while the over/under opened at 46.5 points.
One intriguing non-conference matchup features the Buccaneers traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos at 4:05PM ET. Tampa Bay is coming off its first loss in five games, while Denver is one of the hottest teams in the league at 8-3. The Broncos opened as 7-point favorites while the total is sitting at 51.5 points.
The two primetime games feature NFC East opponents this week. The Cowboys will host the Eagles at 8:20PM ET on Sunday Night Football, while the Giants will visit the Redskins on Monday Night Football at 8:30PM ET. Dallas opened as a 7.5-point favorite versus Philadelphia while Washington opened as a 2.5-point underdog versus New York.
For a complete list of opening odds and totals for Week 13 in the NFL, see below.
2012 NFL Week 13 Odds & Over/Under Totals
301 New Orleans +3 (55.5)
302 Atlanta Falcons –3
339 Seattle Seahawks +3 (38)
340 Chicago Bears –3
341 Minnesota Vikings +9 (46.5)
342 Green Bay Packers –9
343 San Francisco 49ers –6.5 (41.5)
344 St. Louis Rams +6.5
345 Arizona Cardinals +3 (38)
346 New York Jets –3
347 Carolina Panthers PK (39.5)
348 Kansas City Chiefs PK
349 Indianapolis Colts +4.5 (51)
350 Detroit Lions –4.5
351 Jacksonville Jaguars +7 (45)
352 Buffalo Bills –7
353 New England Patriots –6.5 (51.5)
354 Miami Dolphins +6.5
355 Houston Texans –5.5 (48)
356 Tennessee Titans +5.5
357 Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7 (51.5)
358 Denver Broncos –7
359 Pittsburgh Steelers
360 Baltimore Ravens
361 Cleveland Browns +1.5
362 Oakland Raiders –1.5
363 Cincinnati Bengals +2 (48)
364 San Diego Chargers –2
365 Philadelphia Eagles +7.5
366 Dallas Cowboys –7.5
367 New York Giants –2.5 (51)
368 Washington Redskins +2.5