NFL betting tips: 4 best bets for Week 12
Jack Green makes his NFL betting picks for Week 12 of the 2021 season, with four picks against the spread.
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CINCINNATI BENGALS (-4) vs Pittsburgh Steelers
The Bengals beat the Steelers 24-10 in Pittsburgh back in Week 3 and look the team to back in this crucial divisional game on Sunday.
Cincinnati beat the Las Vegas Raiders 32-13 last week and is now 6-4 for the season despite a schedule that has included six road games, while the Steelers are 5-4-1 and managed only a tie against the still-winless Detroit Lions.
Pittsburgh struggled defensively in a 41-37 defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers last week as running back Austin Ekeler amassed 115 total yards and four touchdowns, so this could be a huge game for the Bengals’ Joe Mixon, who is on a seven-game scoring streak and has scored six TDs in the past three weeks.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (+2) vs Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons have looked like the worst team in football over the past two weeks, losing 43-3 to the Dallas Cowboys before last week’s 25-0 shutout against the New England Patriots.
Starting running back Cordarrelle Patterson is banged up, and the Falcons will be desperately short of offensive weapons if he misses Sunday with star receiver Calvin Ridley currently taking some time away from the game.
The Jaguars are not a good team, but they have won two of their last five games, with both of those victories coming at home.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (-3.5) at New York Giants
The Eagles have won back-to-back games for the first time this season and could now make a push for the playoffs thanks to a kind end-of-season schedule, starting with this trip to New York.
The Giants are coming off a 30-10 defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the return of running back Saquon Barkley providing little to no spark for an offense that ranks 25th in the NFL in points per game.
The Eagles’ offense, meanwhile, has clicked into gear over the past four weeks, averaging 37 points per game during that period.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (+3) at San Francisco 49ers
The Vikings earned a huge divisional win over the Green Bay Packers last week, kicking a last-second field goal to win 34-31 and move to 5-5 for the season.
Minnesota also beat the Los Angeles Chargers two weeks ago and has been very tough on the road all season. Despite going 2-3, their three road defeats have all been by a margin of three points or less, and two went to overtime.
The 49ers are also coming off back-to-back defeats but they’re also 5-5 and have gone 1-4 at home, so the Vikings should keep this one close at the very least.