NFL Week 14 Predictions & Picks

Doug Bonjour
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2023

We’re on to Week 14 in the NFL.

The traditional Sunday schedule is a bit lighter because of a doubleheader on Monday Night, but there are still a few enticing matchups to choose from.

Let’s break down our NFL Week 14 best bets.

NFL Week 14 Predictions

All NFL betting odds used for these Week 14 predictions are current as of Monday, Dec. 4, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rams vs Ravens Prediction

Best Bet: BAL -7 (-115)

With a revival that seemed unlikely following a midseason swoon, the Los Angeles Rams have played their way back into the NFC playoff picture with three straight victories. At 6-6, they’re just one win from surpassing their projected total of 6.5.

Matthew Stafford threw three touchdowns in a 36-19 victory over Cleveland in Week 13, giving him eight in three games since returning from a thumb injury.

But the Rams did most of that damage against the last-place Arizona Cardinals and a Cleveland Browns team that was missing both its starting quarterback (Deshaun Watson) and No. 1 cornerback (Denzel Ward).

The Rams won’t be so fortunate versus the Baltimore Ravens, who are well-rested coming off a bye and need every win to grab the AFC’s No. 1 seed.

Lions vs Bears Prediction

Best Bet: DET -3.5 (-102)

The Chicago Bears have played much better of late, winning two of their last three games thanks to a resurgent defense led by Montez Sweat. The blockbuster trade acquisition has been everything Chicago needed and has recorded sacks in back-to-back games.

Divisional games can be tricky to predict, especially in December in the Windy City. But that shouldn’t faze the Detroit Lions, who have been formidable on the road (5-1 ATS).

For the second straight week, I’m backing Detroit to cover.

Texans vs Jets Prediction

Best Bet: HOU -6.5 (-112)

A playoff favorite in the preseason, the New York Jets are cratering three months later following a slew of injuries and uninspired quarterback play. Losers of five straight, the Jets are now 4-8 and have the second-worst point differential (minus-80) in the AFC.

It doesn’t matter who’s at quarterback. The Jets will have trouble keeping pace with C.J. Stroud and the Houston Texans, who have scored at least 21 points in five straight games.

Seahawks vs 49ers Prediction

Best Bet: SEA +10.5 (-110)

The San Francisco 49ers separated themselves as the clear Super Bowl favorite in Week 13, hammering the Eagles 42-19 in Philadelphia. They’ve now won four straight since their bye week to move to 9-3.

Yet as dominant as they’ve looked, this spread feels a bit high for a divisional game.

The Seattle Seahawks (6-6) are coming off a tough 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football and have been more competitive than they’re getting credit for.

Sure, San Francisco bullied them 31-13 just a few weeks ago, but I like the Seahawks to keep this within single digits.

Broncos vs Chargers Prediction

Best Bet: DEN +3 (-120)

Both teams have struggled against the spread, with the Los Angeles Chargers going 5-7 and the Denver Broncos 4-7-1. Justin Herbert is the better quarterback, but Los Angeles always seems to play to the level of its competition.

This week is no different. Expect the Broncos to stay within a field goal.


Doug Bonjour

Doug covered college and prep sports in Connecticut for more than a decade, including stints as the UConn women’s basketball and UConn football beat reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media. During his time reporting on the 11-time national champion Huskies, he covered three NCAA Final Fours. He also has written for the Associated Press and New York Times.

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