December has arrived, which means NFL teams have little time to make their playoff push. Week 13 features three games between teams with records of better than .500. One of those is the 7-4 Cincinnati Bengals hosting the 6-5 Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals occupy the fifth seed in the AFC playoff picture, while the Chargers hold the seventh and final spot. The game will be the first meeting between two of the league's brightest young quarterbacks, the Bengals' Joe Burrow and the Chargers' Justin Herbert. Cincinnati is a three-point favorite in the latest NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook, but which side should you back with your NFL bets and NFL parlays?
The game is one of 14 on the Week 13 NFL schedule. Other key NFL matchups include the Bills and the Patriots battling for AFC East supremacy on Monday Night Football and the Steelers and Ravens renewing their rivalry in Pittsburgh. Before making any Week 13 NFL picks or predictions, you need to check out the NFL best bets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,100 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021 season on an incredible 131-94 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has locked in five confident NFL best bets for Week 13. If you successfully parlay its picks, you'd be looking at a massive payout of 25-1. You can only see the model's Week 13 NFL picks at SportsLine.
Top Week 13 NFL picks
After simulating every NFL game 10,000 times, the model is high on the Raiders to cover as 2.5-point road favorites against Washington. Las Vegas (6-5) is in a three-way tie with the Chargers and Broncos for the third and final wild card spot in the AFC, but loses the tiebreaker to the Chargers. Washington (5-6) is coming off a 17-15 victory over a struggling Seahawks squad.
The Raiders enter the game with a significant rest advantage over Washington. Las Vegas last played on Thanksgiving, giving the Raiders nine days between games. Washington played on Monday night, giving the team just five days off. In addition, Washington had to spend one of those days traveling to Las Vegas.
How to make Week 13 NFL parlays
The model also jumped on four other matchups where it says the line is way off, including a divisional battle and a game between two teams fighting for their playoff lives. You can only see the model's NFL Week 13 best bets and parlay at SportsLine.
What are the model's top Week 13 NFL picks? And which other NFL matchups should you target for a 25-1 payout? Visit SportsLine now to see the Week 13 NFL best bets from a model on a 131-94 run on its top-rated picks, and find out.