NFL Week 16 Prime Time Betting Picks
The NFL has wrapped four prime-time games around the Christmas Holiday in Week 16. All four have playoff implications for at least one team.
Friday Christmas Football- Minnesota Vikings (6-8) at New Orleans Saints (10-4)
In a Christmas afternoon special, BetOnline.ag has opened the Saints as seven-point home favorites. The total for this NFC clash has been set at 52 points.
Minnesota’s run at a playoff spot came to an end with last Sunday’s loss to Chicago. The Vikings have lost three of their last five games straight-up. They have failed to cover the spread in all five of those games.
The Saints lost ground for the No. 1 seed in the NFC with last week’s loss to Kansas City. They need to win their last two games to have any shot at a first round bye. New Orleans is still 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven games. Take the Saints to cover again.
Saturday Night Football- Miami Dolphins (9-5) at Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)
Miami has been opened as a slight 2 ½-point road favorite in this AFC tilt. The betting line for the total is 47 ½ points.
The Dolphins are in excellent position for a wild card spot in the playoffs but they still need to win on Saturday to help the cause. With last Sunday’s 22-12 win against New England, they are 9-1 ATS over their last 10 games.
The Raiders are not mathematically eliminated from the postseason. But their chances are more than thin. The main concern with winning this game is just one SU victory in their last five contests. Bet on Miami to keep things rolling SU and ATS.
Sunday Night Football- Tennessee Titans (10-4) at Green Bay Packers (11-3)
The Packers are set as 3 ½-point home favorites with a 56-point total line.
This should be a highly entertaining inter-conference clash. Tennessee is tied with Indianapolis for the lead in the AFC South. With last Sunday’s 46-25 rout over Detroit, the Titans moved to 4-1 both SU and ATS in their last five games. The total has gone OVER in five of their last six outings.
Green Bay can clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win on Sunday night. The Packers have won their last four games SU. Yet, they are 2-4 ATS in their last six games. They are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against the AFC South.
This looks like a three-point game either way, so take the extra half point favoring Tennessee.
Monday Night Football- Buffalo Bills (11-3) at New England Patriots (6-8)
The Bills go on the road to a very familiar locale as seven-point favorites. The total for this AFC East showdown is 45 points.
Buffalo won the first meeting at home as part of its run to a division title. Capping the season off with a sweep would be fitting against such a bitter rival.
New England was eliminated from the playoffs in last Sunday’s loss to Miami. Even with Bill Belichick as coach, you have to question just how motivated this team will be. The best bet is Buffalo minus the seven points.