Underdogs are enjoying plenty of success in NFL circles this season, and bettors are taking notice. However, home underdogs have fared even better, and there are a handful of chances for that trend to continue in Week 12. The New England Patriots (+1) welcome Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals to town. Elsewhere in the AFC, the Jacksonville Jaguars (+6.5) host the Cleveland Browns, while the New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins. The Jets are touchdown underdogs according to the latest NFL odds from William Hill Sportsbook, but can you trust New York with your NFL parlays?
In a cross-conference battle, the Cincinnati Bengals (+6) welcome the New York Giants in the team's first game since No. 1 pick Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury. Which NFL bets can you bank on this week, and which NFL spreads are way off? Before making any Week 12 NFL picks or football predictions, see the NFL best bets from legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg over at SportsLine.
A beloved national treasure, Hammer enters NFL Week 12 on an impressive run: Over the final 10 weeks of last season and through 11 weeks this season, he is a strong 38-24 on his NFL best bets.
This is the same prognosticator who enjoyed 15 winning seasons in his 17-year ESPN run. In 2017, Hammer competed against 10 top handicappers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's NFL Challenge and beat them all, finishing 50-29-6 on against-the-spread NFL picks. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hammer has locked in three confident best bets for Week 12. If you parlay his picks, you could be looking at a 6-1 payout. You can only see them here.
Top Week 12 NFL expert picks
Breaking down the NFL Week 12 schedule, Hammer jumped on the Bills (-5.5) to come off their bye and cover against the visiting Chargers. The Bills are a strong offensive team, and the linchpin of their attack is the connection between quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Allen ranks in the top eight of the NFL in both passing yards (2,871) and passing touchdowns (21).
Diggs is also a breakout star, ranking second in the league in both receptions (73) and receiving yards (906) through 11 weeks. That pairing has led the Bills to a top-four passing offense, while the Chargers are near the bottom of the NFL in multiple defensive categories, including touchdown passes allowed (20) and scoring defense (27.3 points allowed per game).
How to make Week 12 NFL parlays
Hammer, who has inside sources throughout the league, also jumped on two critical matchups: Saints vs. Broncos, and Seahawks vs. Eagles on Monday Night Football. In one of those games, Hammer says, there is a complete mismatch, creating a spread that's way off. You can only see his best bets here.
What are Hammer's top Week 12 NFL expert picks? Which side of Saints vs. Broncos and Seahawks vs. Eagles do you need to jump on? Visit SportsLine now to see Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's Week 12 NFL best bets, all from the legendary handicapper on a 38-24 heater, and find out.