NFL Week 13 Totals: Big Number For Bengals-Chargers But ‘Over’ In Play

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The surging Cincinnati Bengals host the L.A. Chargers in a game that features the biggest total (tied with Bucs-Falcons) on the NFL’s Week 13 slate.

The Bengals have been prolific in their last two games since coming off a bye week. They scored a combined 73 points in wins over Las Vegas and Pittsburgh, respectively.

The Chargers have played the role of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde during that span. L.A. exploded on offense two weeks ago at home in a 41-37 comeback win over the Steelers, only to fall flat in a 28-13 loss at Denver last Sunday.

The consensus number across the sports betting industry Thursday afternoon was 50.5, but PointsBet offered a more attractive total of 50 for OVER bettors. The total has gone OVER in four of Cincy’s last five games.

Let’s review the rest of the Week 13 slate with all lines current as of Thursday afternoon.

Game Time Teams Open
Thu (12/2) @ 8:20pm ET DAL Cowboys o47.5 -110 o33.5 -105 o37.5 -110 o45.5 -110 o46.0 -109 o44.5 +230
NO Saints u47.5 -110 u33.5 -125 u37.5 -110 u45.5 -110 u46.0 -112 u44.5 -313
Sun (12/5) @ 1:00pm ET TB Buccaneers u50.5 -110 u50.5 -105 u52.5 -130 u50.5 -110 u50.5 -109 u47.5 -2500
ATL Falcons o50.5 -110 o50.5 -125 o52.5 +105 o50.5 -110 o50.5 -112 o47.5 +900
Sun (12/5) @ 1:00pm ET ARI Cardinals o46 -110 o53 -115 o58.5 -110 o43 -110 o43.0 -112 o55.5 +265
CHI Bears u46 -110 u53 -115 u58.5 -110 u43 -110 u43.0 -109 u55.5 -370
Sun (12/5) @ 1:00pm ET LA Chargers u50.5 -105 u67 +100 u64.5 -110 u49.5 -110 u50.0 -114 u62.5 -114
CIN Bengals o50.5 -115 o67 -130 o64.5 -110 o49.5 -110 o50.0 -108 o62.5 -114
Sun (12/5) @ 1:00pm ET MIN Vikings u47.5 -115 u51.5 -110 u51.5 -278 u47.5 -110 u47.0 -106 u56.5 0
DET Lions o47.5 -105 o51.5 -120 o51.5 +220 o47.5 -110 o47.0 -114 o56.5 +1000
Sun (12/5) @ 1:00pm ET IND Colts u46 -110 u31 -125 u30.5 +110 u45.5 -110 u45.0 -110 u15.5 -114
HOU Texans o46 -110 o31 -105 o30.5 -135 o45.5 -110 o45.0 -110 o15.5 -114
Sun (12/5) @ 1:00pm ET NY Giants u42.5 -115 u30 -115 u29.5 +105 u40 -110 u40.0 -114 u28.5 +290
MIA Dolphins o42.5 -105 o30 -115 o29.5 -125 o40 -110 o40.0 -108 o28.5 -385
Sun (12/5) @ 1:00pm ET PHI Eagles u45 -110 u58.5 -135 u54.5 -135 u44 -110 u44.0 -109 u51.5 -435
NY Jets o45 -110 o58.5 +105 o54.5 +110 o44 -110 o44.0 -112 o51.5 +300
Sun (12/5) @ 4:05pm ET JAX Jaguars o47.5 -115 o47.5 -105 o49.5 -120 o48 -110 o48.0 -114 o44.5 +1000
LA Rams u47.5 -105 u47.5 -125 u49.5 +100 u48 -110 u48.0 -108 u44.5 -10000
Sun (12/5) @ 4:05pm ET WAS Washington u48.5 -110 u32 +100 u29.5 -105 u47.5 -110 u47.5 -114 u32.5 -10000
LV Raiders o48.5 -110 o32 -130 o29.5 -115 o47.5 -110 o47.5 -108 o32.5 +1000
Sun (12/5) @ 4:24pm ET BAL Ravens o44.5 -110 o31 -120 o29.5 +100 o44.0 -110 o40.5 -111
PIT Steelers u44.5 -110 u31 -110 u29.5 -120 u44.0 -112 u40.5 -115
Sun (12/5) @ 4:25pm ET SF 49ers o46.5 -110 o63 -125 o66.5 -115 o44.5 -110 o44.5 -109 o60.5 -128
SEA Seahawks u46.5 -110 u63 -105 u66.5 -105 u44.5 -110 u44.5 -112 u60.5 +100
Sun (12/5) @ 8:22pm ET DEN Broncos o49.5 -110 o31.5 -115 o25.5 -175 o46.5 -109 o31.5 +460
KC Chiefs u49.5 -110 u31.5 -115 u25.5 +145 u46.5 -112 u31.5 -769
Mon (12/6) @ 8:15pm ET NE Patriots u44.5 -110 u27 -130 u35.5 -110 u40 -110 u40.0 -120 u24.5 -3333
BUF Bills o44.5 -110 o27 +100 o35.5 -110 o40 -110 o40.0 -105 o24.5 +1000

Thursday: Cowboys at Saints (O/U 47)

Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy is out with Covid, but that’s not what concerns us about this total. The Cowboys have gone UNDER in four of their last five tilts. Taysom Hill will start at QB for the Saints, who will once again be missing their most dynamic player in RB Alvin Kamara (knee).

Vikings at Lions (O/U 46.5)

Minnesota is 5-1 to the OVER in road games this year. The Vikings are playing their second straight away game after a 34-26 loss at San Francisco that went OVER.

Cardinals at Bears (O/U 44)

Kyler Murray (ankle) was limited in Wednesday’s practice, so you wonder if he’ll ever return at this point. Seriously, though, it’d be nice to know his status beforehand, as the Bears have cashed four UNDER bets in their last five games at home.

Bucs at Falcons (O/U 50.5)

This appears to be an obvious OVER play based on Tampa Bay’s recent resurgence. The Bucs have put up a combined 68 points in their past two games (both wins) since losing to Washington. Atlanta has been underwhelming on offense, though, so pump the brakes a bit here.

Broncos at Chiefs (O/U 47)

Kansas City has returned to Super Bowl contender status, but its defense has been largely responsible for that development. Aside from a 41-14 win at Las Vegas, the Chiefs have failed to score more than 20 points in their last five games.

Colts at Texans (O/U 45.5)

Perhaps Indy will take out its frustration on Houston after that heartbreaker of a loss to Tampa Bay. I just don’t trust the Texans to do enough in this spot.

Eagles at Jets (O/U 45)

Speaking of trust issues, betting the Jets in any capacity is a scary proposition. NYJ has gone UNDER in two straight games to firmly end a previous run of six consecutive OVERS. No, thanks.

Giants at Dolphins (O/U 40.5)

Tua Tagovailoa connected on every single pass against the Panthers in a 33-10 win last week. Or, at least it seemed that way to this hard-bitten Carolina fan. With a total so low, this is the sneaky OVER play of the week.

WFT at Raiders (O/U 49.5)

The Footballers continued their recent roll with a 17-15 MNF win against Seattle. This total seems a tad high, but the Raiders are 4-2 to the OVER at Allegiant Stadium.

Ravens at Steelers (O/U 44)

This game just feels like a big old welt. The Ravens have been scoring very little and winning ugly in the process. They’ve averaged 16 points in wins the past two weeks after scoring just 10 in a loss at Miami.

Jags at Rams (O/U 48)

The Rams must have some serious pent-up frustration after dropping their last three games. But Jacksonville is cashing UNDER tickets on the regular, going 5-0 in its last five games.

49ers at Seahawks (O/U 45.5)

Coincidentally, Seattle has matched Jacksonville in UNDERS during that recent five-game span. It’s a dubious distinction, of course, and there’s little left to play for in Seattle.

Monday: Patriots at Bills (O/U 43)

This is an intriguing number. It’s worth noting that the Pats have gone 6-0 ATS during their six-game winning streak, and they’ve also played to the OVER in four of those games.

Also read:  TNF Preview: Take Coach-less Cowboys To Cover Against New Orleans

 

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Kris Johnson is a Senior Writer at Gaming Today with more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist. Kris' work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also authored a sports betting novel entitled The Endgame.

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