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Week 17 Betting Lines

For week 17, we have some real stinkers that mean nothing, and a few big games that have huge playoff implications. The meaningless games can be fun for betting on though, trying to pick teams who are playing for pride, and against those who’ve given up. Below are all of the betting lines for week 17 of the 2012-13 NFL season.

NFL Week 17 Lines

* If you’re viewing this table from a smartphone, it’s easier to read the betting lines if your phone is sideways instead of upright.

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Spread
Money
O/U
Spread
Money
O/U
Buccaneers
Falcons
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Jets
Bills
+3 (+100)
-3 (-120)
+160
-180
o38.5 (-110)
u38.5 (-110)
+3 (+100)
-3 (-120)
+155
-175
o39 (-110)
u39 (-110)
Ravens
Bengals
+1 (+110)
-1 (-130)
+120
-140
o41 (-110)
u41 (-110)
+2.5 (-110)
-2.5 (-110)
+115
-135
o41 (-110)
u41 (-110)
Browns
Steelers
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bears
Lions
-3 (-105)
+3 (-115)
-150
+130
o45 (-110)
u45 (-110)
-3 (-105)
+3 (-115)
-150
+130
o45 (-110)
u45 (-110)
Jaguars
Titans
+4 (-105)
-4 (-115)
+185
-215
o41.5 (-110)
u41.5 (-110)
+4 (-110)
-4 (-110)
+170
-200
o42 (-110)
u42 (-110)
Eagles
Giants
+7 (-105)
-7 (-115)
+290
-350
o45.5 (-110)
u45.5 (-110)
+7 (-110)
-7 (-110)
+280
-340
o46 (-110)
u46 (-110)
Panthers
Saints
+4.5 (-110)
-4.5 (-110)
+200
-240
o54 (-110)
u54 (-110)
+5 (-110)
-5 (-110)
+190
-230
o54 (-110)
u54 (-110)
Texans
Colts
-7 (-105)
+7 (-115)
-300
+250
o46.5 (-110)
u46.5 (-110)
-7 (+100)
+7 (-120)
-
-
-
-
Packers
Vikings
-3 (-120)
+3 (+100)
-175
+155
o45.5 (-110)
u45.5 (-110)
-3 (-125)
+3 (+105)
-180
+160
o45.5 (-110)
u45.5 (-110)
Rams
Seahawks
+10.5 (-110)
-10.5 (-110)
+475
-605
o41 (-110)
u41 (-110)
+10.5 (-110)
-10.5 (-110)
+460
-610
o41 (-110)
u41 (-110)
Dolphins
Patriots
+10 (-110)
-10 (-110)
+430
-535
o46 (-110)
u46 (-110)
+10 (-110)
-10 (-110)
+425
-550
o46 (-110)
u46 (-110)
Chiefs
Broncos
+16 (-115)
-16 (-105)
+850
-1200
o42 (-110)
u42 (-110)
+16 (-110)
-16 (-110)
+900
-1400
o41.5 (-110)
u41.5 (-110)
Raiders
Chargers
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cardinals
49ers
+16.5 (-110)
-16.5 (-110)
+850
-1200
o38.5 (-110)
u38.5 (-110)
+16.5 (-110)
-16.5 (-110)
+850
-1300
o39 (-110)
u39 (-110)
Cowboys
Redskins
+3 (+105)
-3 (-125)
+160
-180
o48.5 (-110)
u48.5 (-110)
+3 (+105)
-3 (-125)
+160
-180
o49 (-110)
u49 (-110)

Week 17 Games With Playoff Implications

In the AFC, all of the playoff teams are set. Without any AFC teams still alive, seeds are the only thing still on the line. The story in the NFC is a bit different. Two teams could still lose their playoff spots, and three teams are still alive.

The #4 Washington Redskins (9-6) could still still lose their spot, and so could the #6 Minnesota Vikings (9-6). Still in the hunt are the Chicago Bears (9-6), Dallas Cowboys (8-7), and NY Giants (8-7). The NFC East division title comes down to the Sunday night game between the Redskins and Cowboys, although the Redskins could still get in even if they lose. With that said, it wouldn’t be easy for them, needing losses by both Chicago and Minnesota. Obviously they’ll want to just get the win and call it a day.

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The stars are lining up for a huge handle on this Cowboys/Redskins game. The division is on the line on the final week of the regular season, and it’s the Sunday night game on a holiday weekend. On a neutral field this would probably be a pick’em, but as a home game for the Redskins they come in favored by about 3 points. This line is going to bounce around a bit between now and kickoff, so keep an eye on it.

The other game with direct playoff implications is the Packers vs. Vikings game at 4:25pm EST. If the Packers win, they win a first round bye. If they lose, they’ll need losses by the 49ers and Seahawks to keep their bye. For the Vikings, they’ll clinch a playoff berth with the win. If they lose, they’ll need a lot of help. They would essentially need losses by the Cowboys, Giants, and Bears. There are some tie scenarios in there as well, but tie games are too rare to think about.

The NFC West is still up for grabs, with San Francisco (10-4-1) in the drivers seat. The Seahawks could still win it, but they’ll need to win their game against the Rams (in Seattle), and the 49ers to lose against the Cardinals (in SF). The Niners aren’t likely to lose that game, so the Seahawks are likely to be a wild card.

In the AFC, the Denver Broncos could still get the #1 seed. To get it, they need to beat the Chiefs and for the Texans to lose to the Colts. To keep their bye, all they need to do is win. They would also keep their bye if New England loses.

New England could take the Broncos bye, but it’s unlikely to happen. They would need to beat the Dolphins, and for the Broncos to lose to the Chiefs. The Broncos are favored by -16 over the Chiefs, and it’s a Denver home game. Patriots fans – don’t hold your breath.

Cowboys vs. Redskins Week 17 Betting Picks

The Cowboys vs. Redskins game on Sunday night should be a lot of fun. These teams are very closely matched in a number of ways, but Washington is much better in the turnover department. Dallas is a pitiful -10 in turnovers, while the Redskins are +14 (#2 in the NFC). No doubt the Washington defense will be looking to create turnovers and keep Romo off the field. In terms of interceptions, the Dallas secondary isn’t a big threat to the Washington passing game. They’ve only picked off 7 passes all season long, tied with the Chiefs for worst in the NFL. A (more) confident RGIII could spell a lot of trouble for the Dallas defense.

I also like that Washington is on a 6-game winning streak. They’re going to come into this game with a ton of confidence and desire to play well in front of their home crowd. In week 12, the Redskins won 38-31 in Dallas, and that doesn’t hurt either. The Cowboys offense can do some damage, but so can the Redskins offense.

Dallas vs. Washington Point Spread

The latest Cowboys vs. Redskins betting lines have the ‘Skins favored by -3 (-125) on the spread, and -180 on the money line. If the Cowboys weren’t so bad in the turnover department, I’d expect this to be a -3 (-110) game for the Redskins (because it’s a home game). Since there is such a huge discrepancy in turnovers between these teams, -125 for the Redskins looks better to me than -3.5 (-110), so I’m taking Washington on the point spread.

Bet Redskins -3 (-125) at BetOnline.com

Cowboys vs. Redskins Week 17 Over/Under

Right now, the Cowboys vs. Redskins over/under is 48.5 at BetOnline, and 49 at JustBet. I like the over in this one because both teams are capable of big offensive numbers. I won’t be surprised if one or both of these teams put up 30+, and I think we have a clear edge here.

Bet Over 48.5 (-110) at BetOnline.com

I won’t be betting the Dallas/Washington money line, taking the ‘Skins on the spread instead. However, if I wasn’t making this bet, I’d take a real close look at the Cowboys money line of +160. Do they win this game often enough to give us value at +160? Hmmm, it’s very possible.

Packers vs. Vikings Week 17 Betting Picks

Another great game to watch, this Packers vs. Vikings game has serious playoff implications. As I mentioned above, a Packers win means a first round bye. A Vikings win means they’ll clinch a wild card spot. Plus, everyone will be watching Adrian Peterson to see if he can break the 2,000 yard rushing mark, and possibly Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record (2,105).

The Green Bay Packers come into Minnesota favored by 3 points, with a 4 game winning streak and a 4-3 road record. The Vikings are on a 3 game winning streak of their own, and have a home record of 6-1. The Packers are 4-3 ATS on the road, while the Vikings are 4-2-1 ATS at home.

These teams met in week 13 in Green Bay, and the Packers won it 23-14. Peterson ran for 210 yards and 1 TD on 21 carries. Even that wasn’t enough.

For the Packers defense, it’s all about stopping TE John Carlson. Wait, no that’s not right. It’s that guy named Adrian Peterson. All Day is a one-man wrecking crew that leaps tall linemen in a single bound. To put his impact into perspective, the Vikings top four receivers have combined for 1797 yards, 101 fewer than Adrian Peterson has on the ground. The Vikings passing game is dead last in the NFL, making them very one-dimensional.

On the other side of the ball, the Vikings are up against a passing offense that has put up 36 TD’s on the season (#2 in the NFL). To make things worse, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t throw INT’s (only 8 all season), and the runningbacks don’t fumble (4 total). Overall, Green Bay is +8 on turnover, versus -2 for the Vikings.

Packers vs. Vikings Point Spread

The Packers rarely beat themselves, and the Vikings defense will have to create some big plays in order to win this game. The Packers passing defense is good enough to create problems for Christian Ponder and the Minnesota passing offense, and the Vikings passing defense isn’t good enough to stop the Packers. Unless Peterson can grind out a ton of yards and decisively win the TOP battle, this one easily has the potential to be a 7+ point win for Green Bay.

I think the Vikings will get their 2nd home loss of the season, and I clearly expect the Packers to cover the spread. This is one of my favorite bets of week 17, and I recommend getting your bets in before the spread goes to -3.5 or worse.

Bet Packers -3 (-120) at BetOnline.com

Green Bay vs. Minnesota Over/Under

Right now the Packers vs. Vikings over/under is 45.5 points. When these teams met in week 13, the total was just 37. Combined, these teams score 49.4 points/game, and allow 40.8 per game. Based on these vague stats that don’t tell the whole story, the over/under is right where it should be. If you factor in the score of the week 13 game, that tells us to lean to the under.

When I dig deeper into player matchups and other statistics, the over/under is a tough pick. I tend to like the under in this one, but I have one issue with making that bet. The Packers offense is unpredictable this year. They’re capable of some head-scratchers, meaning they could put up 14 or they could put up 30+. Against this Vikings passing defense, I think they’re good for 23+, but then we have to think about the Vikings. Minnesota is also capable of some unpredictable scores.

My brain is telling me to go under, but my gut is saying to stay away from this bet. My gut is right more often than my brain, so I won’t be betting on this one. For the sake of our readers, I would go under if I was forced to make a bet.

Week 17 Let-Downs to Count On

Last week didn’t determine a lot, dragging things out more than anything. Although there were a couple of teams mathematically eliminated, those teams weren’t going anywhere anyway. For bettors, that’s unfortunate because teams who lose their playoff spots in week 16 can usually be counted on for a let-down in week 17. We can usually find a couple of easy-money games in week 17 based almost purely on week 16 results, but not this year.

This year, we don’t have any teams we can point to and say “this team isn’t going to show up” as a result of last week. Of course there will be teams who are already starting their vacations, but week 16 results don’t give us indications on who those teams will be.

The Steelers officially got the boot last week, but the Bengals were in control of the Steelers destiny anyway. If both teams had won-out in weeks 16 & 17, the Bengals would’ve won the wild card regardless, so it wasn’t the same as the Steelers simply blowing it. The Steelers did blow it in the final weeks, but they’re a prideful team that I expect to play hard at home against the Browns. At the time I’m writing this article (Saturday morning at 1:00am EST), none of the major sportsbooks have lines posted on this game yet.

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.


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