NFL Week 17 Best Bet Picks
Heading into the final Sunday of games in the NFL regular season, there are still two division titles in play. All three wild card spots in each conference are also up for grabs. This only adds even more drama to Week 17.
NFL Week 17 Top Early Afternoon Matchup
Dallas Cowboys (6-9) at New York Giants (5-10)
The Cowboys have been opened as slight 2 ½-point road favorites by the best online sportsbook. The betting line for the total is 45 points.
This is basically a single elimination game for these two NFC East rivals. The winner will claim the division title if Washington loses its final game of the season.
Momentum would appear to favor the Cowboys behind a three-game winning streak (straight-up and against the spread). However, all three victories were against teams with losing records. Dallas has lost eight of its last 10 road games SU. It has failed to cover in four of its last five division games.
The Giants have lost their last three games both SU and ATS against much tougher competition. They are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the NFC East. New York is 6-2 SU in its last eight games played in January. It should also win this January game SU in a mild upset.
NFL Week 17 Top Late Afternoon Matchup
Arizona Cardinals (8-7) at Los Angeles Rams (9-6)
The current betting line for this NFC West clash is a PICK either way. The total is listed at 39 ½ points.
The Cardinals need to win this game and get some help to secure one of the three NFC wild card spots. They lost the first meeting against the Rams by 10 points on Dec. 6 as slight 2 ½-point home underdogs. To Arizona’s credit, it has won 10 of its last 14 road games against Los Angeles SU.
With back-to-back losses to the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks, the Rams’ playoff hopes took a major hit. The bigger loss was veteran quarterback Jared Goff due to a thumb injury. John Wolford will take his place in this game. Los Angeles was struggling before Goff went down. This should open the door for a SU Arizona win.
NFL Week 17 Sunday Night Matchup
Washington Football Team (6-9) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-10-1)
Washington comes into this NFC East tilt as a slight 1 ½-point road favorite. The total for the game is 43 points.
The Football Team has already blown two chances to clinch the watered-down NFC East. Back-to-back losses to Seattle and Carolina have made this game a must-win situation. The good news is the possible return of Alex Smith at quarterback. However, he remains questionable on the latest injury report.
Philadelphia blew its chance at winning the division title with losses to Arizona and Dallas on the road. Playing the role of spoiler on Sunday night, the Eagles can still impact which team claims the crown.
Given just how bad the NFC East has been this season, a Washington loss would be a fitting end.