So, it comes down to this final week. For a lot of the teams, this is the end of the road. Some teams are still fighting to get into the playoffs while others are already planning family vacations. Some players, however, have that will to win no matter the circumstances and you need to think about that when making your final picks of the regular season.
Who we will take will be based on all the things listed above so be sure to double-check and make sure we aren’t missing some reasoning. Last week had some interesting turn of events. This week should have a few so be ready.
Let’s look at some interesting Facts from last week.
- Texans clinch the AFC South for the fourth time in five seasons
- 11 Straight AFC East titles for the Patriots
- The Ravens are the #1 seed for the first time in their history
- The Bengals secured the Number One draft pick in the 2020 draft
- Adrian Peterson surpassed Walter Payton with 111 rushing TD’s
Although we had plenty of stat facts pop up this week, we have to focus on the future to keep things going. We take a lot of our bets at FanDuel and DraftKings so if you are interested in opening account please use our reviews first. The picks this week can be difficult so be ready for some weird scores. Guys don’t want to get hurt while other guys may be playing for a job next year. Let’s get into it and see what happens.
Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Let’s start off with a pretty meaningless game. These are two teams that could have 500 records but just couldn’t put things together. Currently, the money is on the Bucs, but we actually like the Falcons getting +1. They’ve been more consistent of the two teams and on the road, they want to leave with a win. It could be a tight NFC South battle but it’s the pride they are playing for until next year. Taking the Falcons +1 on the road.
Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings
We put a lot down on the Packers last week against the Vikings. Kurt Cousins doesn’t know how to win the big game as of yet. In the case against the Bears, this isn’t a big game. They are only giving one point. However, they really don’t have much to play for other than being at home. They will have a road playoff game the following week but still, the Vikings will want to win. We are taking the Vikings at home -1.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Although we think the Chiefs will win, we don’t think they will win by nine. In fact, you can make a small wager the Chargers win on the Moneyline of +320. Why? Because the Chiefs are in. They will want to rest some key players. The Chargers want to build up for next year. Build the fan base. Say we beat the potential super bowl champions on the road last year. We are taking the Chargers +9.
New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers
This is a tough one. The Saints only need a win. They don’t need to win by 13. To make a long story short based on playoff scenarios we think the Saints win but the Panthers who are playing for nothing take the points. We are taking the Panthers at home +13.
Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
Dallas has been sucking wind but now they have the Redskins coming to town. In most cases, we would take the Skins against the Cowboys getting this many points. You know what, we are still going to take the Skins. Why, because the Books don’t want you to take the Skins. We are taking the Skins on the road +11.
This pretty much sums up a pretty interesting week 17 in the NFL. Get your picks in and watch for the lines to shift. Also, if you see some weather forming you may want to consider some slop games if they are out there. Good Luck.