NFL Week 17 Las Vegas Odds
(The Spread) – The odds for Week 17 in the NFL have been posted by Las Vegas oddsmakers. Let’s see where the current point spreads sit in Sin City!
The only thing settled right now in the NFC is that the Atlanta Falcons will have home field advantage throughout the postseason after clinching the No. 1 seed last weekend. As far as the rest of the sitting, that will all be determined this weekend in what should be a wild Week 17 in the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers can clinch the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a win over the Minnesota Vikings, who could clinch a playoff spot with a victory themselves. Oddsmakers from the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas currently list the Packers as a 3-point road favorite for this crucial matchup, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46.5. Green Bay had opened at –3.5, but the line has been bet down at most Las Vegas sports books.
Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins will win the NFC East and clinch the fourth seed in the NFC with a win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. But if the Cowboys win, they win the division and the Redskins would only get in if the Vikings and Bears both lost. Oddsmakers have installed the Cowboys as 3-point road favorites this Sunday night versus the Vikings, while the over/under is currently sitting at 50 points.
Speaking of those Chicago Bears, they need to beat the Detroit Lions and have the Vikings lose to the Packers and the Cowboys lose to the Redskins in order to clinch the No. 6 seed in the NFC. They’re currently a 3-point favorite versus the Lions, who seemingly gave up on their season two weeks ago but still pose a threat to Chicago’s postseason hopes thanks to Calvin Johnson.
In the AFC, the seedings are the only thing left to be determined. The Texans and Broncos are both 12-3 but if Houston beats Indianapolis this Sunday, the Texans will have home field advantage throughout the postseason. If the Texans lose to the Colts and the Broncos beat the Chiefs, then Denver would own the top spot. The Patriots still have an outside chance at the top spot and the No. 2 seed, while the Ravens can only be the third or the fourth seed. The Colts and Bengals are both locked in to the fifth and sixth seed.
All of the posted odds in Las Vegas for Week 17 in the NFL are below.
2012 NFL Week 17 Las Vegas Odds
301 New York Jets +3.5 (41)
302 Buffalo Bills –3.5
303 Miami Dolphins +10.5 (49.5)
304 New England Patriots –10.5
305 Baltimore Ravens +3 (41.5)
306 Cincinnati Bengals –3
307 Cleveland Browns
308 Pittsburgh Steelers
309 Houston Texans –4.5 (46.5)
310 Indianapolis Colts +4.5
311 Jacksonville Jaguars +4 (42.5)
312 Tennessee Titans –4
313 Philadelphia Eagles +8.5 (46.5)
314 New York Giants –8.5
315 Dallas Cowboys +3 (50)
316 Washington Redskins –3
317 Chicago Bears –3 (44.5)
318 Detroit Lions +3
319 Green Bay Packers –3 (46.5)
320 Minnesota Vikings +3
321 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
322 Atlanta Falcons
323 Carolina Panthers +4 (54)
324 New Orleans Saints –4
325 Kansas City Chiefs +16 (42.5)
326 Denver Broncos –16
327 Oakland Raiders
328 San Diego Chargers
329 Arizona Cardinals +14.5 (38)
330 San Francisco 49ers –14.5 (38)
331 St. Louis Rams +10 (41)
332 Seattle Seahawks –10