Noteworthy Bets And Decisions in NFL Week 17 Includes Season Win Totals

Key Playoff Impacting Games And Season Win Total Bets For NFL Week 17

The final NFL season win total bets come down to Week 17, and you can read my article and insight at Forbes.

Teams with season win totals in the balance include the Patriots, Redskins, Bengals, Broncos and Bills.

There are also some key games with playoff implications, including three games with ‘win and you’re in’ scenarios in Week 17. The Vikings, Ravens and Colts have all taken money and the market has moved them up a full point as favorites since Saturday morning.

  • Chicago at Minnesota (-5.5) – A Vikings victory puts Minnesota in the playoffs as an NFC wild card, and a likely return visit to Soldier Field to face Chicago.
  • Cleveland at Baltimore (-7) – A Ravens victory secures the AFC North for Baltimore, and the Ravens would host a playoff game next week against one of the two AFC wild card teams.
  • Indianapolis (-4.5) at Tennessee – The winner secures the 2nd wild card spot in the AFC and a road playoff game if Houston beats Jacksonville at home. A loss by Houston would make the Colts or Titans winner the AFC South champions and Indianapolis or Tennessee would host a wild card team in next week’s playoffs.

In addition, the Ravens are taking some big bets, and Baltimore has moved up to a 7-point favorite against the Browns, who I made a case for in my weekly Fairway’s Football Forecast underdog picks – now 34-19 ATS this season.

Edited and updated with William Hill US betting activity for NFL Week 17 games.

On game day Sunday, the Ravens are taking 65% of the side bets at Fanduel Sportsbook in New Jersey. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas reports that “A lot of the action is on Baltimore.” Yet at the 7 biggest online sportsbooks including BookMaker and 5Dimes, the Browns are taking 54% of the bets according to Sports Insights, which tracks betting activity and provides consensus data through its partner The Action Network.

Author: FairwayJay

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