NFL Week 17 free picks
It wasn’t a good start to the Christmas season for us last week. Our picks for Week 16 came out 1-2 ATS after the Rams and Redskins couldn’t cover as underdogs.
Despite the losing week we’re still in the black on the season at 25-23-2. Barring a horrible Week 17 we should finish the regular season with a winning record.
Jacksonville at Cleveland (-1) at Bovada
I can’t believe I’m betting on the Browns as a favorite. If you had told me that one month ago I would have laughed in your face. But, with Jerome Harrison running over everything in his path the Browns have won and covered in three straight.
The Jaguars need a win to keep their very slim playoff hopes alive, but they’re 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five on the road.
Chicago (-3) at Detroit at Bovada
The Bears likely shredded plenty of bankrolls last week with their upset win over the Vikings. If they can keep playing like they did last week versus the Lions on Sunday they should kill Detroit. The pathetic Lions have beat the spread only once in their last 10 games.
The Bears already thumped the Lions once this season, 48-24 as a 9.5-point favorite back in Week 4 and that was with Matt Stafford playing. No Matt means no Lions offense. Bears win big and cover the point spread.
Cincinnati (+10) at NY Jets at Bovada
I was going to take the Jets to cover the spread in this one before reading that Marvin Lewis plans to plays his starters on Sunday. If that’s the case expect very little scoring with two of the top defense in the league colliding.
With points being at a premium I can’t see how the Jets can cover 10 points. A score of 17-14 going either way looks more probable, which means a Bengals cover no matter who wins