2017 NFL Week 17 Betting Tips

December 27, 2017 by Posted in NFL Tips


Week 17 of the NFL regular season is here and the schedule has a few interesting matchups that can alter the playoff race. In this NFL preview, BetKing will look at the four best bets around the NFL this week.

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Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (Monday, 5:00am AEDT)
In the early games of Week 17, the Falcons and Panthers will be the most watched based on the playoff implications. The Panthers are 11-4 and can potentially finish 2nd in the NFC playoffs due to their record over the Vikings. While for the Falcons, they need to win at home to make the playoffs or hope the Seahawks lose. The two sides met earlier this season and the Panthers just won 20-17. But the Falcons are 2-0 at home against them. In the end, this game will be decided by Cam Newton and Matt Ryan. Both defences allow 20.33 points per game so they matchup well together. The Falcons scored just 13 points on the road last week and have struggled on offence all season. In their last two home games against the Saints and Vikings, they’re averaging just 14.5 points. The Panthers are a similar team, so we’re expecting a playoff type game that’s dominated by defence. So the under total is worth taking. The Falcons are 4-0 against the under and 5-1 against it at home. It’s also 7-2 in this matchup and 5-2 when the Panthers head to Atlanta.

TIP: Under 46.5 points – $1.93 at CrownBet

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (Monday, 5:00am AEDT)
This is another huge game for the Titans in Week 17 as they can seal a playoff berth with a victory. They were gallant in defeat against the Rams last week as they lost 27-23. They’ve lost three games in a row, but they’ve all been decided by under 6 points. While for the Jaguars, their defence was dominated by Jimmy G and the 49ers as they lost 44-33 on the road. They also don’t have a great record in Nashville having lost 5 of the last 6 games. But we’re going to look at the over total. It’s 5-1 when the Titans play the Jaguars at home. The Titans also put up 37 points on them in the first meeting of the season. The Jaguars D was disappointing last week and they’ll likely struggle again on the road. The Titans are also 5-1 against the over at home and showed good signs against the Rams tough defence last week. So we’ll be backing the over total here.

TIP: Over 41 points – $1.92 at Sportsbet

Oakland Raiders At Los Angeles Chargers (Monday, 8:25am AEDT)
The Chargers will likely know if they need to win this game, based on the Titans/Jaguars result. If the Titans lose, the Chargers will make the playoffs if they beat the Raiders here. Which is amazing considering they started the season 0-4. But this game is still interesting for the Raiders as the last 4 meetings between the sides has finished under a 4 point margin. They battled hard against the Eagles last week and were again let down in the fourth quarter by the offence. They’re 7-1 ATS when facing the Chargers on the road and have won the last two meetings. But again the under total points should be the best bet. In a three game losing streak, the Raiders haven’t scored over 20 points. They’ll also struggle to pass the ball against the Chargers D. But the Chargers haven’t been much better on offence as they’ve scored a total of 27 points in their last two games. The under total has a massive trend in this matchup as it’s 13-4 when the Chargers play against the Raiders. It’s also 5-0 in the Chargers and Raiders last 5 games. That’s enough for us.

TIP: Under 44 points – $1.91 at Ladbrokes

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (Monday, 8:25am AEDT)
This game has a similar feel to the Chargers game as the Seahawks will know if this game matters. They need the Falcons to lose at home against the Panthers to earn a wildcard spot if they beat the Cardinals. But this should be a close game regardless. The Cardinals are 3-1 in Seattle since 2013. They beat them 34-31 in the last meeting here as well. In the first meeting of the season, the Seahawks just got over the line in a 22-16 result. The Cardinals defence is coming off a shutout against the Giants and will be fired up against Russell Wilson. They would also love nothing more than ending the Seahawks playoff chances. On the other hand, the Seahawks responded from a 42-7 home loss against the Rams with a 21-12 win in Dallas. But the Seahawks are just 1-4 ATS at home and these two sides love to play close games. So the Cardinals at +8 is good value in this Week 17 matchup.

TIP: Cardinals +8 – $1.95 at Sportsbet

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