The FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey and the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas release NFL advance look-ahead lines, and Week 17 is usually filled with much uncertainty. That’s the case 11 days in advance of the games with the difference in point spreads by the two sportsbooks providing look-ahead lines.
There are no Thursday or Saturday games and no Sunday night game in Week 17. Every game in Week 17 a division game. The motivational and situational angles will change based on Week 16 results and playoff potential of teams. Same with other teams that will have nothing to play for and some coaches preparing their teams for a final regular season game knowing they too will be given a pink slip the following week.
Many sportsbooks will hold off releasing betting odds on selected Week 17 games until more information is available. Review the NFL Week 17 look-ahead lines below but understand there will be more to consider as the Week 16 results come in along with other information throughout next week.
Adjusting to market moves
Last week, two road favorites went down in defeat as New England lost at Pittsburgh 17-10 and Seattle fell in overtime at San Francisco 26-23. The Patriots were an underdog on the advance look-ahead line, and then became the short favorite leading into Week 15 action. Sharp money came in on San Francisco, and also on the Tennessee Titans, who went from a 2.5-point underdog to a 2.5-point favorite on game day and in their road win against the New York Giants.
Over the last three weeks, road favorites are just 9-11 SU and 7-12-1 ATS. Teams that took the highest percentage of bets in Week 15 and lost ATS were road favorites New Orleans, New England and Seattle with the Patriots and Seahawks losing outright. The other big bet team was the Texans, who closed a 7-point road favorite on Saturday and were losing 22-19 with less than 3 minutes remaining before a miraculous ATS push or even a win for early Houston bettors in a 29-22 win against the NY Jets.
There are plenty of market moves and adjustments for Week 16, and the market will move and adjust faster in Week 17 with more information and situations to consider.
NFL Week 17 look-ahead betting lines
All 16 games are division contests in Week 17. Key games likely still impacting playoff positions includes Chicago at Minnesota with a line that reflects the Bears will likely be resting starters and a slim chance to improve their No. 3 NFC playoff seeding. Minnesota will likely need a win to make the playoffs. Philadelphia at Washington could be a key game for the final NFC wild card pending Week 16 results. Same with Indianapolis at Tennessee in the AFC.
Much to look forward to as the final two weeks play out. Stay tuned.
|Game||Westgate Line||FanDuel Line|
|Dallas at NY Giants||NYG -2.5||NYG -1|
|Oakland at Kansas City||KC -13||KC -14.5|
|Carolina at New Orleans||NO -5.5||NO -9.5|
|NY Jets at New England||NE -13||NE -12.5|
|Philadelphia at Washington||PHI -5.5||PHI -5.5|
|Detroit at Green Bay||OFF||GB -4|
|Jacksonville at Houston||HOU -7.5||HOU -7.5|
|Cleveland at Baltimore||BAL -4.5||BAL -6|
|Atlanta at Tampa Bay||ATL -3||TB -1|
|Miami at Buffalo||BUF -3||BUF -1|
|Indianapolis at Tennessee||IND -2.5||TEN -1|
|Cincinnati at Pittsburgh||PIT -13||PIT -10.5|
|Chicago at Minnesota||MIN -6.5||MIN -1.5|
|LA Chargers at Denver||LAC -5.5||LAC -4.5|
|Arizona at Seattle||SEA -10.5||SEA -10|
|San Francisco at LA Rams||LAR -9||LAR -9.5|