2018 NFL Week 16 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game.

2018 NFL Week 16 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game

Written by on December 18, 2018

As we hit the second-to-last week of the 2018 NFL regular season, there have been just two playoff spots clinched in the AFC (Chiefs and Chargers) and only three in the NFC (Rams, Saints, Bears). A handful more could be clinched in Week 16, which is the last week of Saturday and Monday games. Here’s a quick look at each with NFL odds

2018 NFL Week 16 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game

 

Washington at Tennessee (-10), Saturday

Both clubs are alive for a wild-card spot and the division title in their respective divisions, but the loser is definitely done and even should the Redskins or Titans win out, they would need help for the playoffs. Expect plenty of Derrick Henry here as he has totaled 408 yards rushing the past two weeks, a franchise record for the Titans/Oilers. Back Tennessee but buy this down to -9.5. 

Baltimore at LA Chargers (-4.5), Saturday

It’s the Ravens’ first-ever game in Los Angeles and it’s big for both. Baltimore is battling for the AFC North title and a wild-card spot, while the Chargers have clinched at least a WC spot but could be the AFC’s No. 1 overall seed by winning out. Bolts hoping to have injured top RB Melvin Gordon back after missing past three games. Top WR Keenan Allen (hip) is in question. Take Baltimore. 

Cincinnati at Cleveland (-6.5)

Browns look for the first season sweep of their state rivals in a long time. Cleveland won 35-20 in Cincinnati in Week 12. Baker Mayfield had a career-high four TD passes. The win snapped Cleveland’s streak of 25 straight road losses that was one shy of the Lions’ NFL record. The Browns also ended a run of seven straight losses to their intrastate rival. Go Browns. 

Tampa Bay at Dallas (-7)

Bucs just playing out the string, while Cowboys can clinch NFC East with a win. The Bucs are 1-11 in their last 12 games in Dallas and 0-9 SU in their last nine games on the road vs teams with winning records. Dallas has lost at home just once this season and figures to play angry off a 23-0 loss at Indy. Go Dallas, but buy down to -6.5. 

Minnesota at Detroit (+5.5)

Vikes trying to lock down a wild-card spot, while the Lions are playing out the string. Detroit lost at Minnesota in Week 9, 24-9. Danielle Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota’s franchise-record 10 sacks plus a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown. The Lions had just 214 yards. Take Vikings. 

NY Giants at Indianapolis (-9)

Colts in the hunt for a wild-card spot and AFC South title but they have to win out and get some help. Will the Giants have Odell Beckham Jr. for this meaningless game for them? Giants coach Pat Shurmur is “hopeful” Odell Beckham (quad) will play this week after missing the past two. Shurmur announced Eli Manning will start Week 16 instead of getting a look at rookie Kyle Lauletta. Go Colts. 

Jacksonville at Miami (-4)

Been a lousy football season in Florida. Both these teams come off yet another loss and there figure to be major changes in both organizations. The Jaguars are 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four games vs the Dolphins so we like Miami. 

Buffalo at New England (-13)

Hard to believe the Pats haven’t clinched the AFC East yet – they will with a win here. New England goes for yet another season sweep of Buffalo, winning 25-6 there in Week 8. Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown to clinch it. Tom Brady continued his string of career-long dominance over the Bills by improving to 29-3, extending the NFL record for most wins by a quarterback against one opponent. Go New England. 

Green Bay at NY Jets (+1)

Will Aaron Rodgers play? Says he wants to play the final two even though the Packers have been eliminated from the playoffs. If Rodgers plays, he might be without two more key players: receiver Randall Cobb and running back Aaron Jones. Both left Sunday’s loss to Chicago with an injury. We think Rodgers sits. Take the Jets. 

Houston at Philadelphia (-1)

Philly played fantastic Sunday night in winning as nearly 14-point underdogs at the Rams to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Eagles look like a good NFL Week 16 Betting pick.

Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Nick Foles will remain the team’s starting quarterback in Week 16 against the Houston Texans. Carson Wentz is still dealing with a back injury. Go Eagles. 

Atlanta at Carolina (-4)

Carolina looks to split the season series as it lost in Atlanta 31-24 in Week 2. Matty Ryan threw a pair of scoring passes and also ran for two touchdowns for the first time in his career. The Falcons ran the ball 32 times for 170 yards. Cam Newton threw for three scores in the loss. Take Carolina this time. 

LA Rams at Arizona (+13.5)

The Rams have lost back-to-back game as their offense is suddenly in a major funk. They shouldn’t have much trouble with the sorry Cardinals, though. LA beat Arizona 34-0 in Week 2. Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns while Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and a touchdown. Go Rams. 

Chicago at San Francisco (+4)

This feels like a trap game for Bears off clinching their first NFC North title since 2010 and basically locked into the No. 3 seed in the. Niners are decent at home and just upset Seattle there on Sunday. San Francisco won in Chicago last season on a last-second field goal. We like Niners here. 

Pittsburgh at New Orleans (-6)

Could be the final-ever meeting between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees. In Sunday’s upset of the Patriots, Roethlisberger ensured the Steelers’ 15th straight non-losing season with him as a quarterback. Antonio Brown became the league’s 35th member of the 11,000-yard receiving club, joining Hines Ward as the only Steelers in the group. Go Saints. 

Kansas City at Seattle (+2.5)

Chiefs still playing for AFC’s top seed, while Seattle is looking to clinch a wild-card spot, which it would do with a win. Kansas City is 0-3 ATS since releasing 2017 NFL leading rusher Kareem Hunt. We like the Seahawks in a mini-upset. 

Denver at Oakland (+2.5), Monday

Meaningless Monday night finale. Could, though, be the final-ever game in Oakland. The Broncos beat the Raiders 20-19 in Week 2. Brandon McManus kicked a 36-yard field goal just inside the right upright with 6 seconds left, capping a comeback from a 12-point second-half deficit. Go Raiders.
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