The penultimate week of the NFL regular season is upon us, and while we won’t get all the answers we want this weekend, we will see some more teams clinch while others officially miss out on the postseason. The Kansas City Chiefs have a shot at clinching the #1 seed in the AFC this weekend, which is not good news for the other teams making in the playoffs in that conference. Having to go to Arrowhead Stadium at any time is tough but being made to go there in a playoff run against the defending Super Bowl champions is even less appealing. It’s going to be another big weekend, so let’s get to started by making some picks against the spread for Week 16 so you can make your bets against their NFL odds.
Week 16 ATS Picks for the 2020 Season | NFL Betting
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (-5)
The 49ers will be joining the growing list of teams that fail to make the playoffs after losing in the Super Bowl the previous season. While their season is essentially over, they would love nothing more than to play the role of spoiler in this one. The reality here is that all the pressure rests on the shoulders of the Arizona Cardinals. They are clinging to the 7th and final playoff spot in the NFC, but they have the Chicago Bears nipping at their heels. They have, though, pulled out of a slump and put together consecutive wins, covering the spread in both games. As for the Niners, they are 0-5-1 in their last 6 games versus the Cardinals.
Chicago Bears (-7 ½) at Jacksonville Jaguars
As we just mentioned, the Chicago Bears are clinging to life in the NFC playoff race, but they probably need to win out to have a real shot at sneaking in. They couldn’t have asked for a better matchup to get the first of those wins, as they will be on the to face a Jacksonville team that has now lost 13 in a row. Furthermore, with the Jets winning last week, the Jags are now in pole position for the first pick in the NFL draft, so how motivated are they going to be to win this one? Jacksonville is just 4-8 against the spread in their last 12 games, while the Bears have covered in 4 of their last 6 meetings with the Jaguars, I think all of that adds up to the Bears winning and covering.
Buffalo Bills (-7) at New England Patriots
There is something very strange about reaching this stage of the season and seeing the New England Patriots eliminated from playoff contention. It looks as though they have a rather daunting rebuild job on their hands starting this offseason, while the Buffalo Bills look like a team that has a legitimate shot at winning the Super Bowl. This is an opportunity for the Bills to clinch the #2 seed in the AFC, so you can bet that they are going to be highly motivated ahead of this game. They have been on fire of late and have now covered the spread in each of their last 6 games. On the flipside, the Patriots are 4-8 ATS int their last 12 games played in the month of December.