Bookies Battle Consensus Picks Stay Hot, as Participants Look at NFL Week 12 Contest Lines

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Momentum continues for Bookies Battle 2022 consensus picks, which tallied a 9-4-1 ATS record in Week 11 to run their season-long mark to 85-73-5, a winning 53.8% clip.

Unfortunately, all four losses, plus the push, came among the most popular plays of the week. The top six consensus picks went 1-4-1 ATS.

Giants -3 (vs. Detroit) lost outright 31-18, a bad result for 86% of pool participants. Bears +3 (at Falcons) pushed on 68% of sheets, and that same percentage lost on Broncos -2.5 (vs. Raiders) and Vikings +1 (vs. Cowboys). On Monday night, 66% of our competing bookmakers watched Cardinals +8 (vs 49ers) go down by a 38-10 count.

Commanders -2.5 (at Texans), a winner, was the outlier as the second-most popular pick.

nfl week 12 contest lines
Taylor Heinicke and the Commanders were a win for Bookies Battle consensus picks last week (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Usual Suspects at the Top

While Michael Smoller (Wildfire Boulder Casino) led the way with 10 winners in Week 11, there are a lot of familiar names atop the season-long standings for those who have been following along with Bookies Battle this season.

Craig Steppach (Gold Strike) is in front heading into Week 12 with 93 winners. He’s followed by Jason Scott (BetMGM) with 92, and we have a tie for third between Kyle Wainscott (Rivers Casino Des Plaines) and Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s Casino) with 91 apiece. Casey Degnon (Westgate Las Vegas) is next with 89 correct calls.

With two weeks to go in the third-quarter mini-contest, Kenny Martin (Caesars Sportsbook, Horseshoe Tunica) is in first with 19 winners and is followed by four contestants a game back.

Bookies Battle is an NFL picks contest among bookmakers around the legal US sports betting business. Follow along right here.

NFL Week 12 Contest Lines

We have a full slate of games this week, with all 32 teams in action, beginning with a Thanksgiving Day triple-header. Here are the point spreads for Bookies Battle contestants.

NFL Week 12 Contest Lines, Bookies Battle 2022
BUF Bills (-9) @ DET Lions
NY Giants @ DAL Cowboys (-9)
NE Patriots @ MIN Vikings (-2.5)
ATL Falcons @ WAS Commanders (-4)
BAL Ravens (-4) @ JAX Jaguars
DEN Broncos (-2.5) @ CAR Panthers
CHI Bears @ NY Jets (-4.5)
CIN Bengals (-1.5) @ TEN Titans
TB Buccaneers (-3) @ CLE Browns
HOU Texans @ MIA Dolphins (-12.5)
LA Chargers (-3.5) @ ARI Cardinals
LV Raiders @ SEA Seahawks (-3.5)
LA Rams @ KC Chiefs (-14.5)
NO Saints @ SF 49ers (-8)
GB Packers @ PHI Eagles (-7)
PIT Steelers @ IND Colts (-2.5)

Bookmaker Spotlights

Throughout this season, we’ve been chatting with bookmakers about their careers and industry insights. Click through these links to read some of the fantastic conversations.

Q&As: South Point’s Chris Andrews | BetMGM’s Jason Scott | Bally Bet’s Jay Rood  | Golden Nugget’s Tony Miller | Station’s Jason McCormick | Baldini’s Robert Kowalski | Westgate Young Gun Casey Degnon  | Rivers’ Kyle Wainscott

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