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Sports Betting Odds: NFL Key Matchups for Dec. 23
Pro Football Sports Lines and Odds
We're almost here. Just two more days before Christmas and seeing the family and friends. But hold off on wrapping the gifts for a second and treat yourself to the gift NFL Sunday. Fortunately, we have two more weeks left and if you are wagering on the games, don't forget about the NFL Playoff scenarios. That's a key to winning these next two weeks. We'll have the latest matchups listed below that have a playoff implications.
Have a happy holidays and good luck on Sunday!
Minnesota (8-6 SU, 6-7-1 ATS, 6-8 O/U) at Houston (12-2 SU, 9-5 ATS, 7-7 O/U)
The Minnesota Vikings could win out and still not make the playoffs. But they need a win here and some help. The Vikes are coming off a 36-22 road win over St. Louis last week, getting 1. Houston is coming off a 29-17 home win over Indianapolis, giving 10.5. They are looking to clinch home field advantage with just one win. Adrian Peterson is going for nine straight 100-yard rushing games and is closing on 2,000-rushing yards and needs 188. Arian Foster is having a good year for Houston with 1,313 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS last 5 road games. NFL Odds: Houston is a 8-point favorite. Total: 45.
Washington (8-6 SU, 9-5 ATS, 8-6 O/U) at Philadelphia (4-10 SU, 3-10-1 ATS, 7-7 O/U)
Last game: WASHINGTON (-3.5) over Philadelphia, 31-6. The Washington Redskins are getting rookie QB Robert Griffin III back for an important matchup in Week 16. Washington is coming off a 38-21 road win over Cleveland getting 4, while Philadelphia (4-10 SU, 3-10-1 AT, 7-7 O/U) is coming off a 34-13 home loss to Cincinnati at home last Thursday. LeSean McCoy returns to aid the Eagles' rushing attack, though their offensive line has been their Achilles' heel all season no matter who runs or throw behind it. Washington is 12-4 ATS L16 vs. division opponents. NFL Lines: Washington is a 6.5-point favorite. Total: 43.5.
Cincinnati (8-6 SU, 7-6-1 ATS, 6-8 O/U) at Pittsburgh (7-7 SU, 5-8-1 ATS, 7-7 O/U)
Last game: Pittsburgh (-1) over CINCINNATI, 24-17.The Cincinnati Bengals are in a must-win situation, while the Pittsburgh Steelers can still win the division if they win out and Baltimore loses their last two games. In other words, one team can still make the playoffs with a win and the other can get a home game for the first round of the playoffs. The Bengals are coming off a 34-13 win laying 4.5 at Philadelphia, while Pittsburgh fell at Dallas last week, 27-24 in overtime, getting 1. The Bengals need a strong game from the law firm: BenJarvus Green-Ellis,who has 1,086 yards and six TDs to take pressure off of QB Andy Dalton. Favorite is 5-0 ATS L5 in series. Pro Football Line: Pittsburgh is a 3-point favorite. Total: 41.5.
NY Giants (8-6 SU, 6-7-1 ATS, 4-10 O/U) at Baltimore (9-5 SU, 5-8-1 ATS, 9-5 O/U)
The Baltimore Ravens have clinched a playoff spot but need one more win to clinch the AFC North. They fell at home to Denver last week, 34-17, getting 3. The New York Giants need a win to stay alive in their quest to get back to the postseason. They laid an egg last week at Atlanta, falling 34-0. The Ravens will be without S Bernard Pollard and LB Ray Lewis. The Giants have some health issues on the defensive line but if DEs Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck are healthy, they should have a big day against Baltimore's woeful offensive line, which does get a boost from the return of RG Marshall Yanda. Baltimore is 0-6 ATS last six in December. NFL Line: NY Giants are a 2.5-point favorite. Total of 47.
San Francisco (10-3-1 SU, 9-5 ATS, 7-6-1 ATS) at Seattle (9-5 SU, 10-4 ATS, 7-7 O/U)
Last game: SAN FRANCISCO (-7) over Seattle, 13-6. The Seahawks have won three straight but need a win here to clinch a playoff berth. Nobody is playing better than Seattle right now in the NFC and now the Seahawks end the season at home, where they are 6-0 SU this year. Seattle has won with a balanced offense that averages 161ypg ion the ground and allows just 304ypg overall (106.3ypg on the ground, 198ypg in the air). San Francisco is coming off an emotional win last week against New England, 41-34 getting 4 and they are back in the spotlight again this week. Seattle is coming off a 50-17 road win over Buffalo, laying 4.5. The Seahawks have scored 108 points the last two weeks. Seattle is 9-4 ATS L13 in Week 16. Football odds: Seattle is a 1-point favorite. Total: 38.5.