NFL Week 17 Betting Odds
The stakes are high for several teams in Week 17 of the NFL season. With divisions, playoff seeding and postseason berths on the line, here’s a breakdown of the spreads and totals for the critical matchups.
The Games that Matter…
The Chiefs failed to clinch the AFC West and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with their loss to the Seahawks on Sunday night but they’re still in a good spot. They can lock everything up with a victory on Sunday against the horrendous Raiders but a loss, combined with a Chargers victory and Kansas City would be a wild card heading into the playoffs. As of this writing, the point spreads As of this writing, there is no point spread for Sunday’s Oakland-KC matchup.
The Patriots can lock up a first-round bye with a victory over the Jets at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Pats are 13-point home favorites to beat the Jets, who opened as 14-point underdogs. The total for that game sits at 47.5 points. New England still has an outside shot at clinching the No. 1 seed in the AFC as well.
With their last-minute collapse versus the Eagles on Sunday, the Texans slipped back into the third seed in the AFC. They still clinched a playoff berth by virtue of the Steelers’ loss to the saints and they can win the AFC South with a win over the Jaguars. Houston is currently 8.5-point favorites to beat Jacksonville on Sunday.
With their win over the Chargers and Pittsburgh’s loss to New Orleans, Baltimore is now in command of the AFC North crown. The Ravens can now wrap up the division with a win over the Browns, or a Steelers’ loss to the Bengals. Baltimore if a 5.5-point home favorite to beat Cleveland while Pittsburgh is a 14.5-point home favorite to beat the banged-up Bengals.
The Chargers blew an opportunity to put themselves in line to win the AFC West and possibly even home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with their loss to the Ravens on Saturday night. Even with the Chiefs’ loss to the Seahawks, the Chargers will have to root for another Kansas City loss in Week 17. With that unlikely to happen, the Chargers are probably looking at the No. 5 seed in the AFC, with or without a win over the Broncos at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Finally, in the AFC, the Colts-Titans Sunday night matchup is critical for both teams. A win over the Titans and the Colts would clinch a playoff spot, either has the AFC South champion (if the Texans lose), or as the sixth seed. Tennessee meanwhile, can clinch a playoff berth with a win against Indianapolis and could still win the division if Houston also losses.
Moving to the NFC, the Saints have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with their win over the Steelers on Sunday. Their Week 17 line for their game against the Panthers has not been released.
The Rams, meanwhile, are still on track for a first-round bye but they won’t be able to clinch until Week 17. The Bears remain one game behind them and would win the head-to-head tiebreaker if it comes to that, so the Rams need to win this week to sew up the two seed in the NFC. The Bears are 6-point road underdogs to the Vikings (who still need to clinch a playoff berth, either with a win over Chicago or a Philadelphia loss to the Redskins, who are 6.5-point home dogs versus the Eagles) while the Rams are 9.5-point home favorites to beat the plucky 49ers.
The Packers are 7-point home favorites to beat the Lions while the Falcons-Bucs game in Tampa is currently a pick’em. The Bills are also 3.5-point home favorites to beat the Dolphins while there are no lines for the Cowboys-Giants or Cardinals-Seahawks matchups. Be sure to check out our NFL Betting Lines page for spreads and totals leading up to kickoff on Sunday.