Week 17 NFL Predictions

It’s the most unpredictable week for betting NFL games but that doesn’t mean Week 17 odds are not ripe for making a profit.

You’ll see strange odds like the 14-1 Packers underdogs at home to Detroit. That point spread means Green Bay will be resting their starters in a game that doesn’t mean anything to them, except the chance of getting injuries.

And you can expect to see line moves during the week as players are declared active and inactive. With all these factors to weigh, our Odds Shark NFL scores prediction computer takes a swipe at the Week 17 picks while considering the NFL playoff picture more fully.

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The computer was 9-7 ATS last week, although our handicapping experts disagreed strongly on two games and we picked the Colts to cover the Texans and we believed San Diego would win in Detroit.

You should also take heed of the playoff implications of each game, although this is sometimes a deceiving handicapping angle to pursue – the old ‘must-win motivation’ angle. It doesn’t always mean very much, but it is a factor to consider before making your bets.

And in some cases, a late game that had playoff ramifications will be rendered moot by an early game’s result. Case in point is last week’s Philly-Dallas game which started out as an important clash, but was rendered a useless game by kickoff when the Giants win over the Jets eliminated the Eagles.

Here are the Week 17 NFL picks and below are the results of the Week 16 predictions.

Road

Score

Home

Score

Spread

ATS

Total

OU

Chicago

24.3

Minnesota

16.7

EV

CHI

41

P

NY Jets

22.9

Miami

22.8

-2

NYJ

41.5

O

Washington

17.8

Philadelphia

24.4

-9

WAS

46

U

Tennessee

20.6

Houston

27.1

1.5

HOU

40.5

O

SF 49ers

27.7

St. Louis

4.3

12

SF

35.5

U

Indianapolis

7.6

Jacksonville

13.6

-5

JAC

37

U

Carolina

26.9

NewOrleans

38.6

-9.5

NO

55

O

Buffalo

23.1

NE Patriots

34.9

-13

BUF

51.5

O

Detroit

32.9

Green Bay

39.9

3.5

GB

46.5

O

Kansas City

11.8

Denver

15.3

-3

DEN

36.5

U

Seattle

20.8

Arizona

17.6

-3

SEA

41

U

San Diego

25.2

Oakland

20

-3

SD

49

U

Baltimore

27.5

Cincinnati

22.4

3

BAL

39

O

Tampa Bay

10.8

Atlanta

25.3

-13

ATL

46.5

U

Pittsburgh

23.5

Cleveland

11.5

OFF

-

OFF

-

Dallas

26.3

NY Giants

22.1

-3

DAL

48

 

Week 16 predictions, resulting in 9-7 ATS run by the Odds Shark computer.

Road

Score

Home

Score

Spread

ATS

Total

OU

Actual

Houston

28.8

Indianapolis

8

6.5

HOU

40

U

19-16 IND

Arizona

18.5

Cincinnati

22.4

-5.5

ARI

40

O

23-16 CIN

Cleveland

12.9

Baltimore

25.6

-13.5

CLE

39

U

20-14 BAL

Tampa Bay

13.2

Carolina

22.3

-7

CAR

49

U

48-16 CAR

Minnesota

14.4

Washington

18.9

-5.5

MIN

43.5

U

33-26 MIN

Miami

24.2

NE Patriots

33

-10.5

MIA

48.5

O

27-24 NE

St. Louis

5.3

Pittsburgh

22.9

-16.5

PIT

39

U

27-0 PIT

Denver

19.9

Buffalo

19.2

3

BUF

42.5

U

40-14 BUF

Oakland

17

Kansas City

12.5

-1

OAK

43

U

16-13 OAK

NY Giants

21.7

NY Jets

26.6

-3

NYJ

47

O

29-14 NYG

Jacksonville

12.7

Tennessee

18.9

-7.5

JAC

39

U

23-17 TEN

San Diego

28.2

Detroit

29.5

-3

SD

50.5

O

38-10 DET

Philadelphia

25.4

Dallas

26.9

-3

PHI

50.5

O

20-7 PHI

SF 49ers

29.2

Seattle

19.9

3

SF

38

O

19-17 SF

Chicago

26.3

Green Bay

37.8

-14

CHI

44

O

35-21 GB

Atlanta

29

NewOrleans

35.5

-7.5

ATL

53

O

45-16 NO

 

 

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