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Grabbing a favorite at -2.5 or -2 early could mean the difference in an ATS win or loss. Sure, you could buy a half point or full point, but you wouldn't have to if you put your bet in early. We saw this happen in last week's column, as I encouraged you to take the Philadelphia Eagles at -6.5 over the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers -2 over the Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles are now 7-point favorites while the 49ers are 3-point favorites. The teams still have to do their jobs on Sunday for an appointment with the pay window, but that's the point of this column. To find value early. 

Every Friday, we take a look at the NFL lines a week in advance to determine if we should put money down now in order to get the best bang for our buck. Most of these lines will likely change before we reach Week 14, so we want to go ahead and get our bets in if we see a nice opportunity for an upset, or to jump on a favorite before the line moves even more.

Before we jump into some early bets to consider, here are the lookahead lines for Week 14. All NFL odds come courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. 

Week 14 lookahead lines

Steelers at Vikings (-4)
Seahawks (-6.5) at Texans
Ravens (-1) at Browns
Falcons at Panthers (-2.5)
Jaguars at Titans (-9.5)
Cowboys (-4.5) at Washington (Before 'TNF')
Raiders at Chiefs (-10)
Saints (-6) at Jets (Before 'TNF')
Lions at Broncos (-8.5)
Giants at Chargers (OFF)
49ers at Bengals (-2)
Bills at Buccaneers (-3.5)
Bears at Packers (-11)
Rams at Cardinals (-2.5)

Picks to consider

Ravens (-1) at Browns

Latest Odds: Baltimore Ravens +3

Kind of a weird schedule quirk, right? The Browns played the Ravens, got a bye and then play the Ravens again. Baltimore did virtually all it could last week to give Cleveland an opportunity at the upset, as Lamar Jackson threw four interceptions! Still, it wasn't enough, as the Ravens escaped with a 16-10 victory. Teams had lost 41 straight games when they had a quarterback throw at least four interceptions. The last to win such a game were the Bengals in 2013, and that came against the Ravens. 

I'm not sure how much a bye week is going to help Baker Mayfield in the health department. He's been struggling for weeks now and I don't think it's going to get any better. The Ravens have an important matchup this week against the Steelers, but I think I'm going to take this Week 14 line at a pick'em right now. If the Ravens lose, how much would this line move? Two points at most, barring any notable injury? If you like Baltimore in this rematch, then grab it now. Jackson ain't throwing four interceptions to the Browns again. 

Bills (+3.5) at Buccaneers

Latest Odds: Buffalo Bills +3

The Buccaneers have won two straight games now, and are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the NFL. How about the Bills, though? It's been an up-and-down season thus far, but maybe they exorcised some demons on Thanksgiving against the Saints. This week is going to be incredibly important, as they host Mac Jones and the Patriots -- who are on a six-game win streak. Buffalo could make a huge statement with a victory, and I believe that will happen. If the Bills win, this future line would move in their favor. 

Tom Brady and Co. take on the Falcons this week, and I don't think anything will occur that moves the Week 14 line. I like taking a chance on Buffalo +3.5. This Week 14 bout should be close, and may be one decided by a field goal.

Rams at Cardinals (-2.5)

Latest Odds: Arizona Cardinals -3

The Cardinals could return Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins to the starting lineup this week, and you have to believe they hit the ground running against the Bears. I would bet Murray wants to get back in the MVP race, and I think the Cardinals blow out the Bears -- which would definitely move this line. The Rams play the Jaguars this week, and I don't believe any outcome could move the line in L.A.'s favor if Arizona dominates Chicago. 

The Cardinals beat the Rams by 17 points earlier this season, and now Stafford is reportedly dealing with pain in his throwing arm, his elbow, a sore ankle and chronic back pain, which is something to watch moving forward. Getting Murray and the Cards under a field goal sounds good to me.