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For home teams, ’tis the season to give

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If you like home favorites, Sunday is the day for you.

Thirteen of the 14 games on the board feature the home team laying points. This is unusual. We’ve had an average of five home underdogs per week 1n 2013, but in Week 14, we have only three. Thursday night, Houston was favored at Jacksonville, Kansas City is favored at Washington on Sunday, and on Monday night, Dallas is a slight favorite in Chicago.

This is the season’s lowest number of home teams catching points. The high was eight, in Week 5 (Week 4 had seven). So with 93 percent of Sunday’s contests involving a home favorite, it’s worth noting that home teams laying points are 65-55-3 against the spread.

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