Meaningful NFL Games in 2016-2017 Week 17: Odds Packers, Lions, More

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Dec/29/2016

Most teams have already solidified their spot in the Playoffs but the a few NFL Week 17 games are still meaningful.  Let’s take a look at Which one’s.

Lions @ Packers

It’s crazy to think that what is probably the most critical game of 2016-2017 NFL Week 17 just happens to be the final game of the regular season to be played.

It’s the Lions vs. Packers with both teams competing for a win in the NFC North.  Win and their in the Playoffs.  A tie means both teams advance and the Washington Redskins get denied.

The Packers are a -3 to -3.5 favorite in this game.  The sharper shops have moved the line from -3 to -3.5.  60 percent of the betting action was on Green Bay so it does make sense to move the line upwards.

Giants @ Redskins

Being locked into the fifth seed in the NFC playoffs will not stop the New York Giants from starting quarterback Eli Manning, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.  Whether they come to play with little to play for other than rivalry pride remains to be seen. 

Washington is a -7 home favorite here but seeing just 30 percent of the action at this number. 

Washington gets into the Playoffs with a win provided the Lions-Packers game does not end in a tie.

Panthers @ Bucs

Tampa Bay still has a long shot chance of making the post season. They will need a win against the Panthers, a Packers loss to the Lions and a Redskins tie against the Giants, the later of which is highly unlikely to occur. But remarkably, there is another less likely scenario that needs to occur.

The Bucs would need two teams that they previously beat to win –- the Chiefs (against the Broncos on Sunday) and the 49ers (against the Seahawks in Week 17).

And they’d need four teams that the Packers beat to lose – the Lions (against the Cowboys on Monday), plus the Jaguars (against the Colts), Eagles (against the Cowboys) and Texans (against the Titans) in Week 17.

This is the equivalent of having to win a nine-team parlay. 

The Bucs are a -5 point home favorite.

Positioning For Best Playoff Spots

Atlanta and Seattle are each competing for an NFC first-round bye along with Detroit, thus making the Saints-Falcons and Seahawks-49ers games a bit more intriguing. 

Atlanta clinches a first-round bye if they win, or if both Seattle and Detroit lose, so the Saints-Falcons game will likely see more audience and bettor interest.

Oakland at Denver and Kansas City at San Diego also have meaning as the Raiders and Chiefs compete for a first-round bye in the AFC. 

The Raiders clinch with a win or a tie, Kansas City needs a win and an Oakland loss.  Assuming the Broncos come to play at home and Oakland will be without its starting quarterback Derek Carr, the Chiefs appear to have an edge here.

The Patriots at Dolphins with a line of New England -10 will also be one to watch as this game will determine home field advantage in the AFC.    

The Patriots clinch the top seed with a win or tie, or an Oakland loss or tie in Denver.

NFL WEEK 17 - Jan 01

01/01/2017

301

HOUSTON TEXANS

+3-105

o40-110

+145

10:00:00

302

TENNESSEE TITANS

-3-115

u40-110

-165

01/01/2017

303

BUFFALO BILLS

-3½-110

o42-110

-193

10:00:00

304

NEW YORK JETS

+3½-110

u42-110

+163

01/01/2017

305

BALTIMORE RAVENS

PK-110

o41½-110

 

10:00:00

306

CINCINNATI BENGALS

PK-110

u41½-110

 

01/01/2017

307

NEW YORK GIANTS

+7-110

o45-110

+240

13:25:00

308

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

-7-110

u45-110

-290

01/01/2017

309

GREEN BAY PACKERS

-3½EV

o49½-110

-180

17:30:00

310

DETROIT LIONS

+3½-120

u49½-110

+160

01/01/2017

311

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

+5-110

o47-110

+190

10:00:00

312

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

-5-110

u47-110

-230

01/01/2017

313

DALLAS COWBOYS

+3½-115

o43-110

+155

10:00:00

314

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

-3½-105

u43-110

-175

01/01/2017

315

CHICAGO BEARS

+5-110

o41-110

+195

10:00:00

316

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

-5-110

u41-110

-235

01/01/2017

317

CAROLINA PANTHERS

+4½-110

o46-110

+180

10:00:00

318

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

-4½-110

u46-110

-220

01/01/2017

319

CLEVELAND BROWNS

+6-110

o43-110

+215

10:00:00

320

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

-6-110

u43-110

-255

01/01/2017

321

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

+7-110

o56½-110

+260

13:25:00

322

ATLANTA FALCONS

-7-110

u56½-110

-320

01/01/2017

323

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

-10EV

o44½-110

-475

10:00:00

324

MIAMI DOLPHINS

+10-120

u44½-110

+375

01/01/2017

325

ARIZONA CARDINALS

-6-110

o40½-110

-255

13:25:00

326

LOS ANGELES RAMS

+6-110

u40½-110

+215

01/01/2017

327

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

-6-110

o44½-110

-250

13:25:00

328

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

+6-110

u44½-110

+210

01/01/2017

329

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

-9½-110

o43½-110

-417

13:25:00

330

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

+9½-110

u43½-110

+342

01/01/2017

331

OAKLAND RAIDERS

+1½-110

o40½-110

+105

13:25:00

332

DENVER BRONCOS

-1½-110

u40½-110

-125

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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