NFL Picks Week 16: Breaking Down Favorites Sure to Cover the Spread

December 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With playoff implications weighing heavily on the favorites in Week 16, bettors will be able to comfortably pick some of the NFL's best teams to cover.
It's not as sexy to ignore the underdog and bet the cover, but it still takes savvy to identify the right favorites. Some are too shaky to trust, while others have built spreads too big to trust. Discerning the solid teams in the middle ground is the name of the game.
Out of the 16 games on tap this weekend, five of them stand out as safe covers.
Betting lines courtesy of VegasInsider.com.
Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5) over Indianapolis Colts
Of late, the Kansas City Chiefs haven't touted the same impenetrable defense they did earlier in the season. KC has allowed at least 30 points in three of its last four games, and recent drubbings of the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders have not assuaged concerns.
But people should make more about the Indianapolis Colts' troubling play.

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