NFL Week 16 Betting Lines

The New York Jets got back on track last week with an upset win over the Steelers, and they'll look for another upset this weekend when they travel to Chicago to face the NFC-North-leading Bears.

New York was a 4-point road underdog on the NFL odds last week and went into Pittsburgh and knocked off the Steelers 22-17. That snapped the Jets' two-game winning streak, as their offense finally found the end zone after being held to field goals in those two losses.


NBA Christmas Day Odds

Only five games are on the NBA betting docket for Christmas Day, but it’s packed from start to finish with four division-leading teams in action.

Central-leading Chicago (18-9 SU, 17-9-1 ATS) tips off at noon against the New York Knicks (17-12 SU, 19-9-1 ATS), who are a surprising 7-7 at Madison Square Garden despite such a respectable record. [ Matchup Report and Betting Trends ]


NFL Picks for Week 16

We tried a new score prediction model in Week 15 and it dominated, so we ran it again this week and will share the NFL picks with the class.

In Week 15, through the Sunday night games, the computer running our fancy formula predicted scores and nailed the total 13 times! That's right, 13 correct picks and two wrong ones.

It was almost as good against the spread, with a 10-4-1 ATS mark in 15 games. We don't think this formula will work well early in the season, but from Weeks 10 onward, we think it has great success potential.


McNabb props focus of Redskins Jaguars

Donovan McNabbb won't be the focus of the Redskin offense this week, but he is the focus of plenty of speculation and plenty of prop bets.

One online sportsbook has the odds of him playing in Minnesota as much better than returning to Washington. Check out the McNabb props from Bovada below.


USA favored World Juniors

Sorry Canada - it's Team USA leading the way for the odds to win the World Junior Hockey Championships this year.

The Americans were a holiday Grinch to Team Canada last year, snapping their 5-year run of world championships when John Carlson (currently with the Capitals) scored in OT to beat Canada.

And the odds posted at Bovada reflect the bookmaker's faith in the returning American squad to beat Canada at its own game.


Panthers vs Steelers NFL Odds

The beauty of NFL betting is that a game like the Carolina Panthers versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, which is a clear blowout matchup on paper, still poses a unique challenge at sportsbooks.

A bet for the Pittsburgh Steelers isn’t always just a bet on their NFL odds to beat Carolina; it’s a bet against a huge, tricky spread.


NFL Week 16 Power Rankings

The San Diego Chargers' playoff lives may be hanging by a thread, but they still boast the No. 2 offense and the No. 1 defense in the NFL to secure the top spot in the NFL power rankings this week.

The Top 4 all remains the same this week, but the No. 5 spot is different after the Green Bay Packers jumped up three spots even without Aaron Rodgers at the helm. Can the Packers continue their rise now that their starting QB is cleared to return to action this week?


Spurs, Nuggets on NBA odds

The red-hot San Antonio Spurs will be attempting to run their winning streak into the double digits and pay off for those doing NBA betting on Wednesday night when they take to the hardwood at their own arena for a game against the visiting Denver Nuggets.


NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

The New England Patriots head to Buffalo this week, where the trends say they should have no problem winning and covering the posted NFL spread versus the Bills.

The predictive scoring models employed here at Odds Shark point the same way, projecting a 35-19 result.


Week 16 NFL Opening Lines

Don't listen to people who tell you the Detroit Lions are a lousy team.

Laying down money on the Lions has been a lucrative act by those doing NFL betting so far this season, and they'll get a chance to pad their bankroll this weekend with the Lions listed by the oddsmakers on their opening lines as underdogs in Miami.



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