The Baltimore Ravens can still improve their playoff seeding in the AFC heading into the final weekend of the NFL's regular season, and they're involved in the biggest move of the week so far on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks.
The Ravens opened as 3.5-point underdogs in Cincinnati for their Week 17 contest at 5Dimes, but that line has shrunk to just Baltimore +1 over the last few days. Baltimore is the No. 4 seed in the AFC right now but can move up to No. 3 if they beat the Bengals and the Patriots lose to the Dolphins on Sunday.
The Bengals are locked in as the No. 6 seed in the AFC and will play the No. 3 seed in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Baltimore is 4-1 SU and 2-2-1 ATS over its past five games against Cincinnati, including a 44-13 home win back in September. Each of their last three matchups have turned into OVER results.
Elsewhere, the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks are both still in the running to win the NFC West title this weekend, with the Niners moving from 17-point to 17.5-point home favorites against the Cardinals and the Seahawks moving from 11-point to 11.5-point home favorites against the Rams.
San Francisco can claim the NFC West crown with a win or a tie against Arizona, while Seattle takes that division title if they win and the Niners lose on Sunday. Both teams are also still alive in the race to earn a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.
Week 17 NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)
Line Moves of 2.5 Points:
Sun - Baltimore at Cincinnati (OPENER -3.5) NOW -1
Line Moves of 1.5 Points:
Sun - Philadelphia at NY Giants (OPENER -10.5) NOW -9
Line Moves of 1 Point:
Sun - Miami at New England (OPENER -12) NOW -11
Line Moves of 0.5 Points:
Sun - Houston at Indianapolis (OPENER +7.5) NOW +7
Sun - Green Bay at Minnesota (OPENER +3) NOW +3.5
Sun - Carolina at New Orleans (OPENER -4.5) NOW -5
Sun - Arizona at San Francisco (OPENER -17) NOW -17.5
Sun - St. Louis at Seattle (OPENER -11) NOW -11.5
Sun - Dallas at Washington (OPENER -3.5) NOW -3
No Line Moves:
Sun - Chicago at Detroit (OPENER +3) NOW +3
Sun - Jacksonville at Tennessee (OPENER -4) NOW -4
Sun - Cleveland at Pittsburgh (OPENER off) NOW off
Sun - Tampa Bay at Atlanta (OPENER off) NOW off
Sun - NY Jets at Buffalo (OPENER -3.5) NOW -3.5
Sun - Kansas City at Denver (OPENER -17) NOW -17
Sun - Oakland at San Diego (OPENER off) NOW off
Week 17 NFL Betting Props (from )
Dallas Cowboys - Will they make the playoffs?
Washington Redskins - Will they make the playoffs?
Chicago Bears - Will they make the playoffs?
Minnesota Vikings - Will they make the playoffs?
New York Giants - Will they make the playoffs?
Who will win the 2012 NFL Regular Season MVP?
Peyton Manning (DEN) QB 1/2
Adrian Peterson (MIN) RB 3/2
Odds to Win 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year
Andrew Luck (IND) QB 10/13
Robert Griffin III (WSH) QB 8/5
Russell Wilson (SEA) QB 11/4