Colts, Ravens, Bengals among favourites on NFL Week 12 Odds


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws the football. (Michael Conroy/AP)

The Indianapolis Colts will be gunning for a fifth straight victory and a return to playoff contention when they host the struggling Miami Dolphins on Sunday as clear 7.5-point favourites on the NFL Week 12 odds at sportsbooks monitored by

After stumbling to a 1-5 straight-up (SU) start, Indianapolis has tallied four straight wins, capped by last weekend’s 38-10 rout of the Tennessee Titans as 1.5-point home chalk to move into a five-way tie for the second AFC wild card going into Sunday’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

While the Colts have averaged 37 points per game during their 4-0 SU run, the Dolphins have struggled. Miami enters Sunday’s contest as one of the four AFC squads deadlocked with the Colts at 5-5, but the Dolphins have gone 2-5 SU in their past seven games and averaged just 12.5 points per game over their past two outings including a 31-12 loss in Green Bay as a 12.5-point underdog two weeks ago.

Already faced with the daunting task of snapping their current slide, the Dolphins have also had little recent success against the Colts, losing outright in five of six meetings but posting a 24-20 victory as 1-point underdogs in their last visit to Indianapolis in 2013.


Elsewhere, the Baltimore Ravens will be looking to cement their position in the AFC wild card hunt as they host the Oakland Raiders as 10.5-point betting favourites, while the Cincinnati Bengals also look to improve to 6-5 SU in their home date with the Cleveland Browns as 3-point betting favourites.

The Ravens ended a three-game SU slide with last weekend’s 24-21 win over the Bengals as 6.5-point home favourites, a victory that gives Baltimore the edge in tiebreakers in the battle for the second AFC wild card. Oakland ended a dismal 0-5 SU run with last weekend’s 23-21 win in Arizona as a 4.5-point underdog, but has posted just one win in six all-time road dates with the Ravens, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

The Bengals sit second on tiebreakers among the 5-5 squads in the AFC playoff hunt, but have lost SU and against the spread in four of five, including two of three on home turf. However, they face a Browns squad that has lost 25 straight games on the road.

As well, the 5-5 Tennessee Titans sit last in playoff tiebreakers ahead of their Monday Night Football matchup with the Houston Texans as 6.5-point underdogs. The Titans have won two of their last three games overall, but visit a red-hot Texans squad that has vaulted to +2000 on the Super Bowl odds during a sizzling seven-game SU win streak.

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