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Week 14 Road Dog Bets – Great Value Away From Home

Posted by Matthew Forrester on 12/13/2015 8:52:24 AM

All of the value this weekend comes in the form of the Week 14 road dog bets, as some of the big home favorites are obvious choices. You’re automatically taking teams like Kansas City -10.0 over San Diego, Tampa Bay at -3.5 over New Orleans (without Ingram) and Carolina at -7.5 over New Orleans. So which teams are worth a chase as they travel down the home stretch? Read on to find out.

Buffalo Bills +1 at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Sunday, December 13th --- 1pm EST

The Eagles special teams and defense emerged with some of the biggest plays of the weekend against New England, and expecting those types of game changing efforts to repeat themselves against one of the stronger Week 14 road dog bets is lunacy. The Eagles went 0-3 SU and ATS prior to their wild upset of the Patriots, and won’t enjoy the same type of production against a well-drilled Bills defense that just beat Houston. Buffalo is undoubtedly a bubble team that you can’t whole heartedly trust, but they’re 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December and Le’Sean McCoy’s revenge game looms large.

San Francisco 49ers +1 at CLEVELAND BROWNS

Sunday, December 13th --- 1pm EST

Johnny Manziel makes his sort-of-triumphant return to the starting post at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, but it might be too-little, too-late. The Browns seem like a team that is blatantly giving up on coach Pettine, and you can tell by the way they’ve performed during a 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS streak, notching a terrible -16.7 point differential. Manziel could offer reprieve for a team that desperately needs a jolt from the defibrillator but I just don’t see any of it mattering for a team that just needs a better coach.

You could easily say the same about San Francisco, but they’ve been playing remarkably well under the guidance of Blaine Gabbert. The west-to-east coast thing should make you nervous, but I love that the Niners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against teams with a losing record. The defense is more than capable of murdering Manziel because nobody does their best work with crosshairs on their back.

Detroit Lions -3 at ST. LOUIS RAMS

Sunday, December 13th --- 1pm EST

The Rams just lost the most important part of their defense, with Robert Quinn getting assigned to IR with a back injury. On top of that, the Rams have been one of the worst teams to bet on this calendar year despite some early upsets in the first handful of weeks. Recently, they’ve gone just 0-5 SU and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Detroit is 3-1 SU and ATS in the last month, and the only reason you’d wager against one of my favorite Week 14 road dog bets is because you believe that the insanely unlucky loss to Green Bay last weekend took the wind out of their sails. This team should be perfect In their past four games. They get back on the right side of the tracks against a Rams team that has essentially given up on the 2015 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers +1.5 at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday, December 13th --- 1pm EST

The last time Cincinnati and Pittsburgh played, the Steelers lost Le’Veon Bell and any momentum they had in that matchup. Despite that crippling loss to their roster, Pittsburgh had more first downs, more passing yards and more rushing yards against a good Cincinnati defense. Now, Pittsburgh has embraced their identity with DeAngelo Williams and are airing it out with the most unstoppable passing attack currently reigning in the NFL. This weekend, they get a secondary that doesn’t have Pacman Jones, and may not have Leon Hall either. Cincinnati has been a lock every week at 10-1-1 ATS this season, but they are running in to a steel curtain that is one of the Week 14 road dog bets you have to lean on this weekend.

Washington Redskins +3.5 at Chicago Bears

Sunday, December 13th --- 1pm EST

People love the Chicago Bears this year. I love the Chicago Bears this year. But the problem is that Martellus Bennett is out for the season, giving Jay Cutler one less weapon in a season where he’s desperately needed good weapons. The Redskins are abysmal on the road at 1-4 ATS, but Chicago is 2-4 ATS when playing at home so don’t be too scared of what seems like a “gimme line”. Washington matches up extremely well Chicago despite having a rough rushing defense that ranks 25th in the league. Forte and Langford can definitely impact this game, but with a good point cushion, and the ability to press in the fourth quarter, Washington is one of the more comfortable Week 14 road dog bets considering Chicago’s lacking weaponry in the scoring department.

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