NFL odds, picks, lines, spreads for Week 17
With only two weeks to go in the regular season, Week 17 presents us with plenty of games that have massive playoff implications. Arguably, none are bigger than the Monday Night Football meeting between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium.
Before the Bills try to lock up the top seed in the AFC, we have some other intriguing games, such as the crucial AFC East meeting between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to Baltimore for a prime-time showdown with the Ravens.
It should be another exciting week of NFL football, so let’s take a look at our NFL best bets for Week 17.
All odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Week 17 NFL Lines
- Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans: +10.5
- Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -3
- Cleveland Browns @ Washington Commanders: -1.5
- New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles: -6.5
- Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons: -3.5
- Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans: +4.5
- Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions: -5.5
- Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots: -3
- Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs: -13.5
- Indianapolis Colts @ New York Giants: -5.5
- New York Jets @ Seattle Seahawks: +1.5
- San Francisco 49ers @ Las Vegas Raiders: +8.5
- Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers: -3
- Los Angeles Rams @ Los Angeles Chargers: -6.5
- Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens: -3
- Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals: +1.5
NFL Best Bets
Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Buffalo Bills currently hold the top seed in the AFC and have won six straight games. At most sportsbooks, they are the Super Bowl favorites slightly ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals are not far behind them, coming in with the fifth-best odds to win it all, and have won their last seven games.
As much as this game is headlined by the two quarterbacks, the defenses are a big reason these teams own their impressive records.
The Buffalo Bills only allow 17.5 points per game, which ranks second-best in the NFL, while the Bengals only give up 20.4 points, which is ninth-best in the league. Cincinnati also allows the seventh-fewest rushing yards per game while Buffalo gives up the fourth-fewest rushing yards.
I think this will be a low-scoring, cold, playoff-type game on Monday night. Both teams know how important this game is and I anticipate them being locked in early, specifically on defense. This is a surprisingly high total and we will take the under.
The play: Under 49.5
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
The Minnesota Vikings just continue to win week after week. They sit at 12-3 and already have clinched the NFC North thanks to their 11-0 record in one-score games. They are a good team but do not blow anyone out, leading people to believe they are a tad overrated compared to what their record says.
Minnesota’s defense is still struggling at stopping the pass and the run. They rank 31st in total yards per game allowed (402.3) and last in the league in passing yards per game allowed (281.5).
The Packers have been clicking the last few weeks and have put themselves back into postseason contention. The Packers have won three of their last four as the offense has come alive late in the season. In the last four games, Green Bay is averaging just below 28 points per game and about 340 yards per game.
As a dome team going to Green Bay in December, I expect the Packers to jump on them early and get revenge from the season opener.
The play: Green Bay Packers: -3