NFL Week 13 Tip Sheet

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The William Hill team preview the televised games in NFL Week 13.

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions

Friday 28th November, 4:30AM AEDT

Ford Field

The Bears and Lions kick off a huge Thanksgiving triple header.

The Lions will be keen to bounce back after being blown away by the in-form Patriots last week while the Bears got the job done over an awful Bucs side.

Despite last week’s blowout loss to the Patriots, the Lions still have one of the best defences in the league and will fancy their chances against a Bears offence that has struggled recently with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler under plenty of pressure.

It’s hard to get a gauge on the inconsistent Bears at the moment and the Lions are playing the better football.

Look for Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson to have a big performance against the struggling Bears secondary.

Prediction: Detroit Lions 24 Chicago Bears 14

Recommended Bet: Detroit Lions -7 ($1.95)


Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys

Friday 28th November, 8:30AM AEDT

AT&T Stadium

It’s a top of the table clash in NFC East when the Eagles (8-3) and Cowboys (8-3) do battle in Texas.

Eagles coach, Chip Kelly’s up tempo offence can test plenty of defences but the Eagles D will have their hands full trying to stop the battering ram that is Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray.

The two QBs in Tony Romo and Mark Sanchez are two of the most criticised in the NFL and it’s no secret whoever has the better day will be on the right end of the scoreboard.

It should be a pretty open contest with gamebreakers on both sides but the home side should get the turkey.

Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 27 Philadelphia Eagles 20

Recommended Bet: Dallas Cowboys ($1.60)


Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers

Friday 28th November, 12:30PM AEDT

Levi’s Stadium

It’s arguably the game of the round as these two bitter rivals go head-to-head with the winner to keep the pressure on the Cardinals in the NFC West.

The 49ers and Seahawks have two of the best defences in the league, so it will be up to quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson to get their respective offences going.

It could also come down to the rushing ability of the QBs who are two of the best in the league at it.

Either way it will be a low scoring affair with the home side getting the victory in a nailbiter.

Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 20 Seattle Seahawks 14

Recommended Bet: Under 39.5 ($1.95)


San Diego Chargers @ Baltimore Ravens

Monday 1st December, 5:00AM AEDT

M&T Bank Stadium

The Ravens got an important win on the road against the Saints last week, while the Chargers did the job over the Rams.

Ravens running back Justin Forsett had a huge day out against the Saints and the Chargers D will need to aim up to limit his impact.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers appears to be playing wounded and will have plenty of traffic coming his way.

Can’t trust the Chargers on the road and the Ravens are a very underrated football team.

Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 30 San Diego Chargers 17

Recommended Bet: Baltimore Ravens -6 ($1.83)


New England Patriots @ Green Bay Packers

Monday 1st December, 8:25AM AEDT

Lambeau Field

If the Thanksgiving clash between the 49ers and Seahawks isn’t the game of the round, this one is!

Brady vs Rodgers! There won’t be a spare seat in Lambeau as two of the elite quarterbacks go head-to-head.

The Patriots have been blowing sides away over the past month and this appears to be their toughest test to date.

Pats QB Brady is in career best form but it’s not often you back against Aaron Rodgers on his home turf and we’re not about to start.

Make sure you don’t miss this one!

Prediction:  Green Bay Packers 30 New England Patriots 24

Recommended Bet: Green Bay Packers ($1.60)


Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs

Monday 1st December, 12:30PM AEDT

Arrowhead Stadium

The Chiefs will be desperate to get back to Arrowhead after their shock loss to the Raiders last week.

The Broncos had to dig deep to run down a gallant Dolphins last week and a win over their divisional rivals in this one will see them take a two game lead over the Chiefs in the AFC West.

The Broncos have one of the best run defences in the league and they’ll need it when they come up against the Chiefs No.1 weapon in Jamaal Charles.

Hard to back against the great Peyton Manning in a game that means so much to the Broncos playoff aspirations.

Prediction: Denver Broncos 24 Kansas City Chiefs 21

Recommended Bet: Denver Broncos ($1.80)