NFL Week 17 Power Rankings

For everyone who pegged the Eagles as Super Bowl contenders, pay attention to their recent slide in our power rankings here.

And the thought that a Seattle win in Week 17 would put them in the playoffs makes us gag. They are rated 31st here and would be a 7-9 NFC West champion, ugh!

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Heat, Rockets: NBA Betting

The Miami Heat have been a popular pick in NBA betting circles of late, and that won’t change when they visit the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

LeBron James and the Heat have heated up in NBA betting, beating the spread 11 times during their recent 14-1 run. On Christmas Day, they were 3.5-point underdogs visiting the Lakers at Bovada and Bovada but they prevailed and then some, winning 96-80.

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Eagles favored big over Vikes

For the first time since 1946 there will be an NFL betting game played on a Tuesday night and the Eagles have plenty of impetus to win and win big here. 

The Minnesota Vikings visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday in a game that was supposed to be played on Sunday but a snowstorm caused the game to be moved to Tuesday night.  NBC will still be televising the game and the Eagles are still heavily favored.

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NFL Week 17 Betting Trends

The Giants are smarting following a beatdown by the Packers last week, but if the trends are right they should bounce back with a big win against Washington in Week 17.

New York was a 3-point underdog last week against Green Bay but in the end it wasn't even close as the Packers rolled to a 45-17 win. This week the Giants get a rematch against the Redskins after hammering them 31-7 in Week 13 as an 8-point favorite.

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NFL Week 17 Opening Odds

Week 17 of NFL betting marks gut-check time for several teams who must win to make the playoffs, but that matters little to fans betting the games.

We just want to know who is going to cover the Week 17 point spreads.

The New York Giants have somewhat shaky NFL odds after two straight disastrous losses. They visit the Washington Redskins, who have played surprisingly well with Rex Grossman at quarterback.

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Flyers, Canucks in NHL betting

Philadelphia has not lost in 14 trips to Vancouver, yet sportsbooks still have the Canucks as favorites when they host the underdog Flyers on Tuesday night in NHL betting action.

Vancouver (-145 at Sportsbook.ag) is the hottest team over the past 10 games, posting a 7-1-2 record, and it might be where the smart money goes - despite the Flyers' domination. Roberto Luongo also shut out Philly 3-0 in their only meeting last season in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Monday Night Football Lines

On an eight-game winning streak and having already booked their ticket to the playoffs, the favored Atlanta Falcons can tie up the NFC South title on Monday when they take on the New Orleans Saints.

The Falcons improved to an NFC-best 12-2 last week by slamming Seattle 34-18 as a 6-point home favorite. Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes for Atlanta, and Michael Turner rushed for 82 yards on 25 carries.

With the win Atlanta remained undefeated at home this season at 6-0 SU, and they're also 4-2 ATS at home on the NFL odds.

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NFL Week 16 Prop Bets

Tim Tebow gets another start at QB for the Broncos, and NFL prop bettors get another shot at making some cash on the one player everyone seems to either love or love to hate.

Tebow made his first-ever NFL start last week in Denver's 29-23 loss to Oakland. He completed 8 of 16 passes for 138 yards with one touchdown strike. Tebow's biggest strength is his rushing ability and he displayed that last week as well with 78 rushing yards and a TD on eight carries.

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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.

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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 ]

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