NFL Odds: Week 17 Betting Trends

Raise your hand if you had the Arizona Cardinals going into Seattle and knocking off the Seahawks last weekend.

Now raise your hand if you have them making it two straight weeks with a huge win over an NFC West rival. Looking to keep its bleak playoff hopes alive, Arizona is a pick at home against the San Francisco 49ers, according to Bovada.


NFL Week 17: Potential Upsets

The favorites made their presence known last week in the NFL, as 10 of the 16 chalk covered, including eight double-digit winners. The favorites are now 121-110-8 on the year, while the season tally for outright pups improved to 72 in Week 16.

With playoff slots still open, and every qualified team still jockeying for position, there are two underdogs - one from each conference - that are worth looking at, as they could very well win their games outright.


Spurs take on the Mavericks in Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks are just 2-8 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the San Antonio Spurs as those teams meet in NBA betting action at the sportsbooks on Thursday night.

And the Mavericks are on a five-game SU losing skid against the Spurs heading into Thursday, covering the spread in just one of those contests. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in three of the last five games between the teams.

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Heat vs. Lakers in Christmas matchup

LeBron James and the Miami Heat will be in action at the Staples Center on Wednesday as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Christmas Day betting action at the sportsbooks.

The Heat are 7-3 SU in their past 10 games against the Lakers, and they've been even better ATS with a 9-1 mark in those contests. The UNDER is 5-1 in their past six meetings.

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Nets host Bulls in a Christmas tipoff

The Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets will tip off the Christmas Day slate of games on Wednesday afternoon as those teams hit the hardwood together at the Barclays Center.

The Bulls are 6-4 both SU and ATS in their past 10 games against the Nets, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors in each of the last four games between the teams.

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Rockets take hardwood against Spurs

The Houston Rockets have paid off on the NBA odds in each of their last three games against the San Antonio Spurs as those teams meet in a Texas matchup on Christmas.

Overall the Rockets are 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS in their past 10 games against the Spurs, with Houston 2-1 SU and 3-0 ATS in the last three games between the teams.

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Clippers vs. Warriors Wednesday night

The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0 both SU and ATS against the Golden State Warriors already this season as those Western teams meet once again in NBA action on Christmas.

The Clippers topped the Warriors 126-115 as a 6.5-point home favorite when the teams met for the first time this season on October 31. That matchup was an OVER result.

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Thunder meet with the Knicks at MSG

The Oklahoma City Thunder have paid off just three times in their past 10 games against the New York Knicks as those two teams hit the floor in NBA odds action on Christmas.

The Thunder are 7-3 SU but just 3-7 ATS in their past 10 games against the Knicks dating back to their time in Seattle, with the OVER/UNDER 1-4 in their past five meetings.

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Iowa State vs. Boise State in Hawaii

The Iowa State Cyclones will be in action at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu on Christmas as they take on the Boise State Broncos in the Diamond Head Classic title game. Iowa State got past Akron 83-60 in the semifinal round of the tournament on Monday, while Boise State is coming off an 80-54 victory over South Carolina in their semifinal game.

This season, the Broncos are 10-2 overall and 2-5 ATS, while the Cyclones are 10-0 and 6-2 ATS. As for the totals, Boise State boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Iowa State is 5-3.

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NFL Opening Betting Lines: Week 17

The status of two key starting quarterbacks had the NFL betting world’s full attention as spreads for Week 17 of the season began showing up at sportsbooks this week.

Dallas Cowboys starter Tony Romo will reportedly miss Sunday’s crucial game against the Philadelphia Eagles with back issues. The Eagles, who opened as 2-point road favorites, are now 7.5-point favorites over the Cowboys, who likely will be quarterbacked by journeyman Kyle Orton.



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