2012 NFL Week 10 Odds, Previews & Predictions

by Scott

This past week I went 12-2 and had my best week of the season up to this point. My overall record this season is now 72-54-4 and this week I’ll be looking to increase my win percentage even more with another great week. I’m posting the picks a day late, but I wanted to spend an extra day looking at the match-ups to make sure I put out my best bets for each of the games.

NFL Week 10 Point Spread & Game Total Odds

Away TeamAway SpreadHome SpreadHome TeamGame Total Odds
Away TeamAway SpreadHome SpreadHome TeamGame Total Odds
Indianapolis Colts-3 (-120)+3 (+100)Jacksonville JaguarsO/U 42
Buffalo Bills +10.5 (-110)-10.5 (-110)New England PatriotsO/U 52
New York Giants-4 (-110)+4 (-110)Cincinnati BengalsO/U 48.5
San Diego Chargers+3 (-105)-3 (-115)Tampa Bay BuccaneersO/U 47.5
Denver Broncos-3.5 (-110)+3.5 (-110)Carolina PanthersO/U 47
Tennessee Titans+6 (-110)-6 (-110)Miami DolphinsO/U 44
Oakland Raiders+7 (+100)-7 (-120)Baltimore RavensO/U 46
Atlanta Falcons-2.5 (-110)+2.5 (-110)New Orleans SaintsO/U 53.5
New York Jets+6 (-110)-6 (-110)Seattle SeahawksO/U 38.5
Dallas Cowboys-1.5 (-110)+1.5 (-110)Philadelphia EaglesO/U 44.5
St. Louis Rams+11 (-110)-11 (-110)San Francisco 49ersO/U 38.5
Houston Texans+1 (-110)-1 (-110)Chicago BearsO/U 41
Kansas City Chiefs+12 (-110)-12 (-110)Pittsburgh SteelersO/U 42.5

Best Bets – NFL Week 10 2012

Indianapolis Colts -3 (-120) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars +3 (+100) – Pick: Colts -3

The Colts have a shot at making the NFL playoffs this year with rookie QB Luck leading the way. He just set a single game record for passing yards with 433 yards and now heads on the road to play the Jaguars. Since the Colts have playoff hopes these types of games need to be won and I’m going to take a shot on them although I do have a bit of a bad feeling about this one.

Buffalo Bills +10.5 (-110) vs. New England Patriots -10.5 (-110) – Pick: Bills +10.5

The Patriots blew out the Bills (52-28) earlier this season, but it’s hard to bet on the Pats by this many points. They just had their bye week after dominating the Rams in London back in week 8, but the Pats have been an up and down team this year. The Bills badly need a win in the tight AFC East, so I’m on them this weekend against the spread and it’s one of my best bets this week.

New York Giants -4 (-110) vs. Cincinnati Bengals +4 (-110) – Pick: Giants -4

Cincinnati’s struggles continued this past weekend, as they lost 31-23 to the Broncos. The Giants blew a lead and ended up losing at home against the Steelers (24-20). The Giants still have some breathing room in the NFC East, but I expect Coughlin to ensure his team is focused on Sunday after blowing a lead last week. The Bengals have been terrible defensively and Eli should do well.

San Diego Chargers +3 (-105) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 (-115) – Pick: Chargers +3

The Chargers won at home last week against the Chiefs in one of the only games I had wrong last week on TNF. I’m going with SD in this match-up because their run defence ranks 4th in the NFL (84 RYPG) and should limit rookie RB Martin. If the Chargers can force Freeman to beat them they’ll have a great shot at winning the game SU, but getting a FG on the spread is even better.

Denver Broncos -3.5 (-110) vs. Carolina Panthers +3.5 (-110) – Pick: Under 47

One of my best bets this week is the under 47 in this match-up. I hate betting the under after getting burned a few times earlier in the year, but I can’t pass this one up. The Panthers rank 27th in points scored (18.6 PPG) and I’ve been impressed with Carolina on defence the past few weeks. If they can pressure Manning and stop the run this game should easily stay U47 pts on Sunday.

Tennessee Titans +6 (-110) vs. Miami Dolphins -6 (-110) – Pick: Titans +6

I’m surprised this point spread is up so high at the moment because I thought it’d be around a FG. The Titans lost week against the Bears (51-20), but against the Dolphins they should fare better. The Titans rank near the bottom on defence in the NFL, but the Dolphins haven’t shown much offence this season. I expect a low scoring game that ends in the 20-17 to 23-20 range.

Oakland Raiders +7 (+100) vs. Baltimore Ravens -7 (-120) – Pick: Ravens -7

Baltimore should be able to win easily this weekend against the Raiders at home. McFadden looks like he’ll be out this week for the Raiders and that’s big trouble, as the Ravens can focus on shutting down Carson Palmer. Baltimore has been efficient with their offence this season and they’ve had to be because the defence hasn’t been the same we’re used to from the Ravens.

Atlanta Falcons -2.5 (-110) vs. New Orleans Saints +2.5 (-110) – Pick: Saints +2.5

Well I said I wouldn’t fade the Falcons until they lose, but I think the Saints win SU on Sunday. The Saints have started playing a lot better lately including a big win last weekend against the Eagles. NO is still one of the top home teams despite their record and I think they’re going to want to show everyone that they can still hang with the big boys like Atlanta this weekend.

New York Jets +6 (-110) vs. Seattle Seahawks -6 (-110) – Pick: Seahawks -6

The Seahawks surprised me by covering at home last week against the Vikings (30-20) and was my 2nd loss on the week. Seattle is a solid team at home, but I don’t like betting on them to cover spreads over a FG. This week I’m going to have to take Seattle, as the Jets have been playing very poorly. The Jets just had their bye week, but I don’t think it’s going to help them.

Dallas Cowboys -1.5 (-110) vs. Philadelphia Eagles +1.5 (-110) – Pick: Cowboys -1.5

The Cowboys lost to the Falcons (19-13) last week and the Eagles lost to the Saints (28-13). Tony Romo should have success this weekend against the Eagles secondary as long as he doesn’t make silly mistakes. The Eagles are in a complete mess right now and I don’t expect much to change the rest of the season. I expect the Cowboys to win and move into 2nd in the NFC East.

St. Louis Rams +11 (-110) vs. San Francisco 49ers -11 (-110) – Pick: 49ers -11

These two teams play twice in the next few weeks against each other. The Rams lost by 10 to the Packers and 38 to the Patriots the last two weeks and the 49ers should be able to put up a beating on them at home this week. I hate betting big favourites, but the Rams are going to have trouble finding any offence against this Niners defence and I’m backing the favourite by -11 pts.

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Houston Texans +1 (-110) vs. Chicago Bears -1 (-110) – Pick: Bears -1

On Sunday night the Texans play the Bears in what will be the biggest match-up of the week. The Bears at home are going to be tough to beat, so I’m sticking with Chicago at just a -1 point spread. The Bears defence is going to be pumped up for this game, as they’re going to want to prove on primetime that they can beat-up on quality teams and not just the cupcake teams.

Kansas City Chiefs +12 (-110) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers -12 (-110) – Pick: Steelers -12

This is a tough game to bet on MNF because it’s hard to say what will happen. The Chiefs have been so bad lately that it’s next to impossible to want to bet on them, but at the same time it’s hard seeing the Steelers cover a -12 pt spread. I’d pass on this game or look at the props on Monday once they’re released because I have a feeling this game will play out very strangely.

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