Week 17 of the NFL is the final week of the regular season and all games are being played on Monday.
Teams fighting for playoff spots will be desperate for the win and it’s going to make for a wild day of NFL action.
We have expert betting tips for all 16 NFL games this week.
NFL Week 17 Preview
5:00am New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills @ New Era Field
The Jets did well to win last week and they face a Bills team which is coming off a narrow loss to the Patriots.
We’re not sure if this will be a full-strength Bills team and looking at the bookmakers’ odds, we don’t think it will be.
Bills are only the –1.5 favourites, when they should be the –9.5 favourites. However, we are confident they can still win.
Betting tip: Bills –1.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Bills by 7
5:00am Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals @ Paul Brown Stadium
What a disappointing season it has been for both teams. The Browns were once Super Bowl favourites and now they’re 6-9.
The Bengals were never expected to do anything and they have lived up to expectations. A dismal 1-14 season is a bit of a joke for this franchise.
Cleveland are the better team by default but we wouldn’t be expecting much from either side this Monday.
Betting tip: Browns -3 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Browns by 7
5:00am Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions @ Ford Field
The Packers are coming off a huge win over the Vikings, where they took charge of their conference.
They won’t need to win this game but we’re thinking they will anyway. Detroit hasn’t shown much all season and the Packers will want to see improved offensive production.
Aaron Rodgers has had a down year, so he will want to have a big game before the playoffs start.
Green Bay to roll home in this one.
Betting tip: Packers -13 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Packers by 18
5:00am LA Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs @ Arrowhead Stadium
Punters are still sleeping on the Kansas City Chiefs and we have no idea why. This is a potent offensive and now the defense is playing lights out.
The problem with the Chiefs was always their defense. However, they are now one of the best in the league and it’s a turnaround no one saw coming.
They will be looking to continue their momentum heading into the playoffs and they should easily handle the average Chargers.
Betting tip: Chiefs -9 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Chiefs by 14
5:00am Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Kirk Cousins is now 0-9 on Monday Night Football. Luckily for him and the Vikings, this isn’t a Monday night fixture.
Vikings need to win this game to retain their spot and not slip further down the rankings. They can’t get past the Packers but it’s important to keep their 6-1 home record intact.
Chicago has taken a massive downward turn this season and they’re not putting up much of a fight now.
Betting tip: Vikings -1 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Vikings by 10
5:00am Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots @ Gillette Stadium
We love that the Dolphins have got to 4-11 on the season after it looked as though they wouldn’t win a single game.
However, they’re about to face a hungry Patriots team looking to continue their momentum heading into the playoffs.
Tom Brady and the Patriots will have too many guns for Miami and we could see a big score line in favour of the home side.
Betting tip: Patriots –15.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Patriots by 22
5:00am Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Raymond James Stadium
The Falcons have been the giant killers over recent weeks but we still like what Tampa Bay offers.
They have a very good team but their whole fate depends on which Jameis Winston turns up. He was awful last week, throwing four interceptions.
However, when he’s not throwing interceptions, he’s usually quite brilliant.
We’re taking a risk that the good Winston turns up this Monday.
Betting tip: Buccaneers to win @ $1.90 Bet Now
Buccaneers by 7
5:00am New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers @ Bank of America Stadium
The Saints are one of the best teams in the NFL and the Panthers are playing like they’re one of the worst.
We’re not surprised to see bookmakers have the line at –13 in favour of the Saints. That will be a big line to cover and we’re not sure the Saints can cover spreads like that.
Carolina only needs to turn up to keep this game close. For that reason, we will side with the home team.
Betting tip: Panthers +13 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Saints by 10
8:25am Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys @ AT&T Stadium
It has been such a disappointing season for the Cowboys, who will likely have a new coach next year.
Their chances of making the playoffs depends on winning this game and hoping the Eagles lose to the Giants.
Dallas should be beating a team like the Redskins by double digits, but somehow, they continue to underperform.
It could be an ugly game to watch but stick with Dallas.
Betting tip: Cowboys -11 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Cowboys by 14
8:25am Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos @ Empower Field at Mile High
It’s tough to weigh up the Oakland Raiders season. They have been good but also a touch unlucky to be at 7-8.
Apart from the attention they received at the start of the season, they haven’t been in the headlines at all, which is surprising for this team.
Denver is 6-9 on the season and that’s about where we expected them to be. They are the favourites for this game and playing at home certainly helps.
Tough game to call so we will side with the home team.
Betting tip: Broncos -3.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Broncos by 7
8:25am Arizona Cardinals vs. LA Rams @ LA Memorial Coliseum
Bookmakers have yet to release their odds for this game but the Rams will be favourites.
They need to win this game to have any chance and they have been playing better towards the end of the season.
Arizona certainly has upset claims but the occasion might get the better of their rookie quarterback.
Rams should win this game comfortably.
Betting tip: Rams to win Bet Now
Rams by 10
8:25am Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants @ MetLife Stadium
We can only imagine the anguish if the Giants were to beat the Eagles and knock them out of the playoffs.
New York is definitely a team that possesses upset qualities and Daniel Jones is coming off a big game at the quarterback position.
Giants also have Saquon Barkley, who has gone about his business this season.
Philadelphia is coming off a big win over Dallas and they could be in for a rude awakening here.
Betting tip: Giants +4.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Giants by 3
8:25am Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars @ TIAA Bank Field
The Colts played well last week and this game is all about protecting the ego.
Neither team can make the playoffs and Jacksonville has been so inconsistent this season, they are tough to back with any confidence.
Bookmakers have the Colts as the 3.5-point favourites and it’s tough to disagree with that line. They are the better side.
Betting tip: Colts –3.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Colts by 7
8:25am Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens @ M&T Bank Stadium
The Ravens are resting most of their starting team so this is a tough situation for punters.
Pittsburgh will be keen to win this game against their rivals and all things being equal, they should win against a second-string team.
Bookies have the Steelers as favourites and we’re not surprised. The Ravens without Lamar Jackson wouldn’t be where they are.
Therefore, go with the Steelers.
Betting tip: Steelers -2 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Steelers by 5
8:25am Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans @ NRG Stadium
The Titans need a win for their playoff chances to stay intact and that should make for a great contest.
The Texans have improved to 10-5 in a tough conference but they’re playing a desperate Titans team, which is out of contention with a loss.
That being said, Houston is by far the better team. Deshaun Watson is a quality quarterback and the former Clemson Tiger has good numbers this season.
Will the full Texans team play? Or will Watson and co be rested? Bookmakers have the Titans as favourites, so that could be a leading guide.
Betting tip: Texans +3.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Titans by 3
12:20pm San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks @ CenturyLink Field
What a massive game we have to close out the regular season. It’s all on the line for these two teams as to who finishes at the top of the conference.
Seattle has been a little disappointing over the last few weeks but they’re tough to beat at home.
The 49ers needed a good comeback to win last week and they’re also looking a touch banged up heading into the playoffs.
Seattle is dead at the running back position and they’re even bringing in Marshawn Lynch. That’s not a good side as Russell Wilson will have to do it all with his arm.
Betting tip: 49ers -3 @ $1.90 Bet Now
49ers by 7