Fairway’s Football Forecast – NFL Week 17 Underdog Picks And Preview
The Bills winner in Week 16 gave us our 18th outright underdog winner, and a 2-1 week on our underdog picks runs the 2021 record to 24-12 ATS (66.7%). Now we move onto NFL Week 17 underdog picks with more COVID news affecting players and teams.
Check out the NFL Playoff picture heading into Week 17 and my coverage at TheLines. I add more details, analysis and information you can bet on in my NFL Week 17 coverage for Forbes, which includes the Game of the Week between Cincinnati and Kansas City.
The five year run picking underdogs is now 124-91 (57.7%) with 64 outright winners.
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NFL Week 17 Underdog Picks
Cincinnati (+5.5) vs Kansas City – Bengals moneyline +190 at DraftKings
Kansas City at Cincinnati
My projections and rushing stats have the Bengals ground game churning out more yards, and Joe Burrow having another big day through the air in what I expect to also be a higher scoring game. I bet over 49.5, and also recommend betting the Bengals over their team total points of 22 or 22.5. Read more in Forbes.
Minnesota at Green Bay
This line has reached Vikings +7 as of Thursday, and then the big news Friday that Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is out and on the Reserve/COVID list. The line has shot up to Packers -13 and even -13.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook. I’m not longer on this game until further updates, as even the Vikings backup QB Mannion is questionable as he returns from the COVID list. Read more in my initial release and status update on Offshore Gaming Association.