The NFL regular season chugs onward with Week 14. Four teams are on byes, as the Colts, Dolphins, Patriots and Eagles all drew the short straw with the latest off weeks of the season. That may not be a bad thing, though, as they’ll have a chance to rest up for the playoff push.
Lookahead lines are always worth a few minutes of your time to see how the teams are priced before game week, just to try and spot some overreactions. Then you can compare those with the lines that come out on Sunday night to see if what happened in the previous game is properly accounted for in the markets.
Here are a few early lines I like for Week 14:
New Orleans Saints (-6, 44) at New York Jets
Taysom Hill was 19-of-41 with four interceptions against the Cowboys last week and he is also suffering from “Mallet Finger”, which sounds like a ska band from the ‘90s. Hill will try to play through the injury, but the Saints could opt to go back to Trevor Siemian with his 57.2% completion rate.
The Saints have a complete mess at the quarterback position. So do the Jets, which is unfortunate because they used the No. 2 pick on Zach Wilson, who has thrown 11 interceptions against six touchdowns.