NFL Week 17 Odds at BookMaker.eu
Texans at Titans (-2.5, 40)
Bills (-6) at Jets
Ravens at Bengals (-2)
Giants at Redskins (-7.5)
Packers at Lions (OFF)
Jaguars at Colts (-4.5, 48)
Cowboys at Eagles (OFF)
Bears at Vikings (-5.5, 40.5)
Panthers at Buccaneers (-5, 47)
Browns at Steelers (-9.5, 44.5)
Saints at Falcons (-6.5, 55.5)
Patriots (-9.5, 44.5) at Dolphins
Cardinals (-6, 41) at Rams
Chiefs (-4.5, 45) at Chargers
Seahawks (-9.5, 43) at 49ers
Raiders at Broncos (-3.5)
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (-6.5, 55.5)
Though the Saints held up their end of the bargain last week by taking down the Bucs and covering the game, Drew Brees and his mates won’t be partaking in any playoff festivities for a third straight season. With its playoff fate sealed last week, one can only wonder what type of mind frame the Saints take the field with in this season concluder. On the other hand, Atlanta has much to play for. It’s already clinched a playoff berth and won the NFC South crown, but still needs another win to keep itself in the running for a first round bye. Atlanta has really turned it on at the tail end of the year picking up wins and covers versus the Rams, 49ers and Panthers. The offense has continued to excel even with Julio Jones limited, but it’s the defense that’s taken it to a new level in allowing an average of just 14.3 points per game over the last three weeks. Matt Ryan and company embarrassed New Orleans on Monday Night Football earlier this season, but have fallen two of the last three times they hosted this rivalry.
New York Giants at Washington Redskins (-7.5)
With the GMEN having already secured a spot in the playoffs and the Redskins fighting for their playoff lives, Washington has been installed enormous home favorites for this crucial season finale. Dallas already locked up the division and owns the best record in the NFC, so New York doesn’t have much to play for with upward ascension not a possibility. That makes this game a must win for the Redskins, and linemakers are making you pay dearly to back them. Washington got into this position last week by pummeling the Bears in Chicago, but before that, coughed up a huge opportunity to lock up their playoff bid by falling at home to the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football. For the season, Jay Gruden’s squad has been a major disappointment in front of the hometown faithful where they’ve gone just 4-3 straight up and against the spread. It’s split its three games as a home favorite, and stands 1-1 both straight up and against the spread as 7+ point chalk. New York’s split its last four when dogged and has dropped two in a row as visitors.
Kansas City Chiefs (-4.5, 45) at San Diego Chargers
With the Raiders suffering a catastrophic injury to Derek Carr last week, Kansas City has a shot at leapfrogging Oakland in the standings should it sweep the season series with the Chargers and get some help from the Broncos. If that happens, Andy Reid’s squad would jump up into the AFC’s No. 2 slot and immediately become a major threat to battle New England for AFC supremacy. Save for that hiccup at home against Tennessee, the Chiefs have been playing some brilliant ball. They just eliminated the defending champs on Christmas night by dominating them from the opening kick. The win and cover was the team’s fourth in the last five weeks. San Diego’s season was essentially over after it got out to a disappointing 1-4 start. One of those losses occurred in Week 1 when it coughed up a commanding fourth quarter lead to KC and eventually lost in overtime. Those types of defeats will define their 2016-17 season, and while they’d love to exorcise those demons, they’ll enter this Week 17 tilt losers of four in a row both straight up and against the spread.