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NFL Week 11 schedule: 5 best bets on underdogs

If you’re looking to bet underdogs this week on the NFL Week 11 schedule, these five make plenty of sense to consider.

5. Chicago Bears (+6) at Baltimore Ravens

The Bears are all kinds of shorthanded. On the surface, this is a bad pick. Chicago has lost four straight games and is without Akiem Hicks and Khalil Mack, and could be sans receiver Allen Robinson who is listed as doubtful. However, the Ravens have the worst pass defense in the NFL in terms of passing yards allowed per game, and Justin Fields has increasingly looked comfortable. Expect Fields to keep this one close, even if the Ravens ultimately win.

4. New Orleans Saints (+2.5) at Philadelphia Eagles

Why are the Saints getting points here? Yes, the game is in Philadelphia, but the Eagles have struggled all year at Lincoln Financial Field with an 0-4 mark. Also, New Orleans has one of the better defenses in the league and should be able to limit second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, who has flashed potential but remains inconsistent. The Saints are limited offensively, but they’ll rely on coaching, scheme and defense to stay close and potentially win.

3. Seattle Seahawks (+1.5) vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Seahawks are desperately trying to stay in the race. At 3-6, a loss to the Cardinals at Lumen Field essentially put them out of the picture. However, a win and Seattle is back in the conversation, especially with the NFC really being only five squads deep. The Cardinals will be without receiver DeAndre Hopkins once more and while quarterback Kyler Murray is expected to play, is he limited on a balky ankle?

2. Dallas Cowboys (+2.5) at Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs and Cowboys are putting on the game of the week at Arrowhead Stadium. Taking Dallas is basically betting on either Kansas City’s 41-14 performance in Las Vegas last week to be a mirage, or you believe this will be a close game and you’re getting the points. The latter is likely the better bet, and while Kansas City is capable of hanging 35 points, so are the Cowboys. Want to be shocked? The Chiefs haven’t covered once at home this year.

1. Indianapolis Colts (+7) at Buffalo Bills

The Colts should not be laying seven points. The Bills are a very good team, but they’ve largely played the worst teams in football. Meanwhile, the Colts have had a brutal docket throughout. These teams are closer in talent than the standings, and Indy may prove that come Sunday.

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