We have expert betting predictions for Week 17 of the 2021 NFL season, which starts on Monday with a slate of games.
There are 16 games this week for punters to enjoy, so the betting opportunities are endless. We preview every game for all 18 weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.
NFL Week 17 Picks
Atlanta Falcons vs Buffalo Bills @ Highmark Stadium
The Buffalo Bills got back to their best against the Patriots last week, which spells bad news for the Falcons.
It should be one-way traffic for the Bills, who are now in a much better position to make a run at the playoffs.
They have to cover a 14.5 betting line, but they should put a big number on the Falcons.
Betting tip: Buffalo Bills –14.5
Bills by 17
New York Giants vs Chicago Bears @ Soldier Field
Neither the Giants or Bears have been a good bet this season, but the Bears have more upside over the last couple of weeks.
The 5-10 team has had major problems at the quarterback position, but the Giants look like they have given up most weeks.
Take the Bears at a favourable line of –5.5.
Betting tip: Chicago Bears –5.5
Beats by 12
Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals @ Paul Brown Stadium
The winning run for the Kansas City Chiefs was extended to eight last week and we can’t see them slowing down.
Cincinnati is tough to beat on its day, but Joe Burrow and the Bengals offence could struggle to keep up with the impressive Chiefs.
Another Superbowl appearance is looking more and more likely, so the –5.5 line looks good enough to lock in.
Betting tip: Kansas City Chiefs –5.5
Chiefs by 10
Miami Dolphins vs Tennessee Titans @ Nissan Stadium
The Dolphins have come rearing back into playoff consideration, which not many people saw coming.
They are now 8-7 and looking like a real threat, but beating the Titans, who are 6-2 at home, won’t be easy.
Inconsistency has dogged the Titans in recent weeks, but this is a spot where they need to show their best. There is some trepidation in the market, but the current betting line is generous.
Betting tip: Tennessee Titans –3.5
Titans by 7
Las Vegas Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts @ Lucas Oil Stadium
The Colts are surging and it has been pretty to watch. They improved to 9-6 last week and we would be shocked if the Raiders got in their way.
There are some concerns with Carson Wentz in Covid protocols, but backing the Raiders isn’t to do in any situation.
Regardless who plays quarterback for the Colts, we’re backing the better team.
Betting tip: Indianapolis Colts -7
Colts by 10
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New England Patriots @ Gillette Stadium
The poor season continues for the Jaguars and we can’t see them winning any more games.
The New England Patriots are desperate to bounce back from their defeat to the Bills, and the Jaguars are the perfect prey.
It won’t be a close game and the Patriots could put up a massive number.
Betting tip: New England Patriots –16.5
Patriots by 28
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New York Jets @ MetLife Stadium
Bookmakers have posted another big line as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to post a big number on the Jets.
Tom Brady is having another fine season and the defending Super Bowl champs could make another deep playoff run.
There isn’t much to get excited about for Jets’ fans, so prepare for another hefty defeat.
Betting tip: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -13
Buccaneers by 20
Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Football Team @ FedEx Field
We love what the Eagles have produced over the last few weeks and they are a confident team now.
It’s always a close game between Philadelphia and Washington, which makes us nervous about the 3.5 line. Therefore, we suggest backing the Eagles head-to-head.
It’s the safer option and the $1.55 is still a value price.
Betting tip: Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles by 1
Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Ravens @ M&T Bank Stadium
Something needs to change for the Baltimore Ravens to get back on track, but we have a feeling they’ll produce their best on Monday.
The Rams have been playing excellent football this season, but we think they’ll lose a game between now and the playoffs.
If Lamar Jackson is ready to go, the Ravens could pull off the home upset.
Betting tip: Baltimore Ravens +4.5
Ravens by 3
Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers @ SoFi Stadium
It’s hard to know what to expect from the Los Angeles Chargers, but playing at home is a bonus.
They are 8-7 after some inconsistent performances, but if Justin Herbert is anywhere near his best, the Chargers should be winning and covering the spread.
We’re not keen on the Broncos away from home, so stick with the home side.
Betting tip: Los Angeles Chargers –6.5
Chargers by 10
Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys @ AT&T Stadium
The Dallas Cowboys are in a strong position and we like their chances of handling the Cardinals.
Arizona hasn’t been as impressive of late compared to the start of the season, but it is 7-1 away from home.
We’re expecting a close game but we give the one-touchdown edge to the Cowboys.
Betting tip: Dallas Cowboys –6
Cowboys by 7
Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints @ Caesars Superdome
The Saints are desperate for a quality quarterback. It might come next year, but they should have enough to beat the Panthers.
It has been a disappointing season for both teams, but what started well for the Panthers hasn’t ended the same.
We’re going with the Saints to produce the goods and win by at least a touchdown.
Betting tip: New Orleans Saints –6.5
Saints by 10
Detroit Lions vs Seattle Seahawks @ Lumen Field
We think there could be an upset brewing when the Detroit Lions take on the Seahawks.
Seattle hasn’t been playing well at all, and although the Lions are one of the worst teams in the NFL, they have upset potential.
Punters get value odds at $3.46 and it’s worth taking in a game that could be decided on the final drive.
Betting tip: Detroit Lions
Lions by 3
Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers @ Lambeau Field
It’s the biggest rivalry in the NFL and although the Packers are playing better, it’s always a close game.
We expect another close contest between the Vikings and Packers, so the +7 points for the Vikings is a generous line.
We see the Packers winning, but it could come down to a late field goal.
Betting tip: Minnesota Vikings +7
Packers by 3
Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers @ Heinz Field
There isn’t much going right for the Steelers at the moment and we think their pain will continue on Tuesday.
They have fallen to 7-7-1, and with the Browns needing a win to improve to 8-8, we see them taking out the game and tightening the division even more.
$1.54 is a fair price for the visitors.
Betting tip: Cleveland Browns
Browns by 4
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl’s picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.