For many football fans, this is the best week of the season, as it falls on Thanksgiving Day in the US. What that means is that we have a full day of football on Thursday, with a trio of games on tap. Trying to pick the winners of those three games is not going to be easy, though, as this season has been a tough one for bettors. We are seeing surprise results and stunning upsets every single week, making it tough to pick winners on a consistent basis. We are seeing favorites fall at an alarming rate, to the point were trying to predict division winners and playoff candidates is a bit of a fool’s game at the moment. It would be easy to throw our hands up and quit on the season, but that is not an option, so let’s see if we can have a better go of things in Week 12 with our ATS NFL Betting picks.
Week 12 ATS Picks for the 2021 Season | NFL Betting
Buffalo Bills (-4 ½) at New Orleans Saints
Prior to the start of the season, a lot of people had the Buffalo Bills penciled in as a potential Super Bowl winner. In the early going, it certainly looked as though that was a smart pick, but the wheels have come off over the past few weeks. After a blowout loss to Indianapolis last weekend, the Bills are now just 2-3 in their last 5 games and have given up the lead in the AFC East. It is a similar story over in New Orleans, with the Saints currently in a 3-game losing skid that has seen them fall to 5-5 on the season. This is a big Thursday night game and one that both teams need in the worst way. The Bills have been a surefire pick when playing teams from the NFC, covering in each of the last 7 versus non-conference foes. They are also 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
Philadelphia Eagles (-3) at New York Giants
From seemingly out of nowhere, the Philadelphia Eagles offense has come to life and helped the team win back-to-back games, as well as 3 of their last 4. Their lone loss in that stretch came against the LA Chargers in a game that could have gone either way before the Chargers won by an FG. On the flipside, the Giants offense is struggling to put up points, and while they have eked out a couple of wins in the past few weeks, it is usually in low-scoring affairs. The Eagles have won 8 of their last 9 meetings with the Giants, and while they are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 road games overall, I still think they are too much for the struggling Giants to handle.
LA Chargers (-2 ½) at Denver Broncos
It has been a bit of an up and down season for both of these teams, but as it stands at the moment, the Chargers would be in the postseason if the season ended today. It is, of course, still too early to be talking about teams in a playoff spot, as a loss or 2 in the coming month could see fortunes change dramatically for the Chargers. This is certainly a tricky one, as it is never easy to go to Denver and come away with a win. If you were going to look for a reason to play LA here, though, look no further than the fact that they have covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 road games. Denver, meanwhile, is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 overall.