NFL Week 13 Expert Picks: Vikings Top Consensus Bookies Battle Play

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With nearly 78% of pool sentiment, Vikings -3 (vs. Jets) comes in as the top consensus pick in NFL Week 13 among experts competing in Bookies Battle 2022.

It’s hard to envision the spread moving off a field goal for this inter-conference clash. As of Friday, multiple sportsbooks are dealing -115 vigorish on Jets +3, but the favorite was juiced to -120 on some NFL oddsboards early in the week.

Three of the next four most popular Week 13 picks are on pace for solid closing-line value. Packers -3 (at Bears), Rams +8 (at Seahawks), and Cowboys -9 (vs. Colts) have all seen moves in their direction since our contest lines were posted Tuesday.

Here are the consensus picks for the entire 15-game slate:

NFL Week 13 Expert Consensus Picks, Bookies Battle 2022

PickContest lineFri. marketOpp.
Vikings-3-3vs Jets77.8%
Browns-7-7at Texans68.9%
Packers-3-3.5at Bears68.9%
Rams+8+7vs Seahawks68.9%
Cowboys-9-10.5vs Colts66.7%
Lions-1PKvs Jaguars62.2%
Chiefs-2-2at Bengals62.2%
Giants+2.5+2.5vs Commanders62.2%
Raiders+2.5-1vs Chargers60.0%
Dolphins+3.5+3.5at 49ers60.0%
Buccaneers-3.5-3.5vs Saints60.0%
Ravens-8.5-9vs Broncos55.6%
Titans+5.5+4.5at Eagles55.6%
Steelers Falcons+1-1.5at Falcons53.3%
Patriots+5+3.5vs Bills51.1%

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Season Snapshot

Craig Steppach (Gold Strike) heads into Week 13 with a two-game lead in the Bookies Battle 2022 season standings and in a tie for first with Michael Smoller (Wildfire Boulder Casino) in the third-quarter mini-contest, which wraps up this week. Craig and Michael have each picked 28 winners over the last three weeks.

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Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, and the Vikings are the most popular NFL Week 13 pick among our experts (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Edwin Ruvalcaba (The Orleans) and Socrates Cherry III (Aliante Casnio) are a game behind Steppach and Smoller in the third quarter, and several contestants are one great week away from claiming the $500 prize and a spot in the playoff portion of the contest.

Kyle Wainscott (Rivers Casino Des Plaines), who won the second-quarter mini-contest, is in second in the season-long race for the $3,000 first prize with 101 correct calls.

Jason Scott (BetMGM) and Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s Casino) are tied for third with 99 winners, and then it’s first-quarter winner Casey Degnon (Westgate) with 97.

Bookies Battle is an NFL picks contest among bookmakers throughout the US sports betting industry, including some of the most expert oddsmakers in the business.

Check out the standings and contestants’ picks here.

Bookmaker Spotlights

We’ve been catching up this season with bookmakers about their careers and industry insights. Here are links to those conversations:

Q&AsSouth 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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