NFL Week 12 Betting: Locks Of The Week

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! We’re back for the 12th week of NFL betting action. Hopefully, you joined us on our video show breaking down Week 12’s slate of games as well as our locks of the week. If you didn’t, check out the video below:

If you’ve followed along over the last two seasons of the TDN Fantasy Podcast, you know my and Jake Arians’ “Locks of the Week” have paid out—although, you may be better off fading my locks and betting on all my other plays this season. We’re doing them again this season and adding this written component. Let’s dive in, with all odds being supplied by our friends over at BetOnline.

Jaime & Jake’s Lock No. 1: Giants -6 (-110)

Both Jaime and Jake love the Giants to win and cover this week. Why? No faith in the Bengals to score without Joe Burrow. The Bengals averaged 11 points per game last season without Andy Dalton (and without Burrow, obviously) and Brandon Allen only averaged 16.7 points per game when he started games for the Broncos last season. Couple that with the Giants’ ability to pound the rock against the fourth-worst rushing defense in the NFL and New York should be able to cover this spread.

Jaime’s Lock No. 2: Teaser: Giants +0/Under 50  (-110)

Let’s ride this all the way. I expect this to be a low-scoring game since Cincinnati will struggle and the Giants should be content to just run the ball late. Do a six-point teaser and get the Giants down to a pick ‘em and take the under on 49 points. 

Jaime’s Lock No. 3: Saints -6 (-110)

The Saints’ defense is playing outstanding football right now. They have the second-best rushing defense in the NFL and should completely shut down Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay. If they do, that’ll force Drew Lock to throw a ton against this playmaking secondary. That’s bad news for Denver. I’m a little wary of Taysom Hill having a bust game, but as long as he doesn’t turn the ball over, New Orleans should be fine.

Eisner’s Locks 2020: 13-13-3 (50%)

Eisner ATS 2020: 90-71-2 (56%)

Eisner’s Locks 2019: 16-11-0 (59%)

Eisner’s Locks 2018: 25-13-2 (66%)


Arians’ Locks 2020: 10-10-1 (50%)

Arians ATS 2020: 84-77-2 (52%)

Arians’ Locks 2018: 16-14-1 (53%)

To wager on these games and more, head over to BetOnline.

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