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Week 17 NFL Point Spreads: Betting Tips & Expert Free Week 17 Picks

Expert NFL Cappers – Week 17 Projections

The final week of the 2014 NFL Regular Season is on tap this weekend – a ton is still on the line in a number of games! The NFC South Championship will be decided, the AFC North crown will be determined, and even the NFC North victor will be crowned – all in head-to-head matchups this weekend! It doesn’t get any better than that!

Week 17 Pointspreads & Handicappers Insight

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Let’s take a look at all of the games on the scintillating Week 17 schedule, the odds that accompany those games and what could play out in each.

Sunday December 28th

Lions at Packers
Week 17 Point Spread: Packers -7

The Packers are 7-0 at home this season and have been absolutely blowing teams out of the building on home turf. It’s true that the Lions have won four straight game but they have looked anything but impressive in those wins. Green Bay is unstoppable at home – I’m expecting an easy win Sunday.

Jaguars at Texans
Week 17 Point Spread: Texans -10

Houston seemed to take their defensive game to a new level in Week 16 and now get to face a turnover-prone Jags in the finale. Houston made Joe Flacco look silly on Sunday – Blake Bortles will have an equally tough time. Expect Houston’s running game to dominate en route to a double-digit win.

Bengals at Steelers
Week 17 Point Spread: Steelers -3

The Bengals were mighty impressive on Monday night but got the win largely without Andy Dalton having to do much. Dalton may have to do more in Week 17 – I have zero faith that he can get it done. Take Pittsburgh at home to make a big statement.

Titans at Colts
Week 17 Point Spread: Colts -7

Indianapolis laid an enormous egg in Week 16 and should be eager to start a little momentum heading into the playoffs. The spread is a little light mostly because the Colts are expected to rest a few guys. Still, my guess is that the veterans on this team want to erase the memory of the Dallas debacle and get a convincing win here.

Browns at Ravens
Week 17 Point Spread: Ravens -8 1/2

Baltimore also laid a huge egg last week but is still alive in the playoff hunt. Firstly they will need to take care of business and then hope for some help. The Browns are in a free-fall – they can’t score and they can’t protect their QB, whomever that happens to be. I like the proud Ravens to come out and make a statement on home turf – where they have been very good this year.

Bills at Patriots -10
Week 17 Point Spread: Bills +10

With the Broncos loss Monday night the Pats have clinched home field throughout the playoffs. Expect the Pats to rest a few guys and for the Bills to keep it close against a bunch of New England backups.

Jets at Dolphins
Week 17 Point Spread: Jets +4.5

Something tells me the Jets come out with something special for their coach’s swan song in this one. New York played a terrific game in Week 16 and now get to face a Fins team whose defense has all but disappeared the last month or so. This has close game written all over it – an outright Jets win wouldn’t be a surprise.

Panthers at Falcons
Week 17 Point Spread: Falcons -3 1/2

The brutal NFC South comes down to this! The Panthers enter this game as one of the hotter teams in the NFL while the Falcons offense has come alive. Simply put the Falcons have more weapons at their disposal – expect them to outscore the Panthers and advance hanks to Matt Ryan’s heroics.

Bears at Vikings
Week 17 Point Spread: Vikings -7

The Vikings have looked very good – only some bad luck has them with a losing record. Teddy Bridgewater has me sold – he should easily outplay Jay Cutler – Yes Jay Cutler in this one. Despite going 8-2 in the last 10 meetings with Minnesota, does anyone have any faith in the Bears?

Chargers at Chiefs
Week 17 Point Spread: Chiefs -2 1/2

A potential Wild Card spot is on the line in this one – the Chiefs haven’t been playing great while the Chargers keep dodging bullets. Philip Rivers reportedly has a bad back and now faces the league’s second best passing defense – my guess is that the Cinderella Chargers run is over!

Eagles at Giants
Week 17 Point Spread: Giants -2 1/2

The Eagles have lost three straight and just can’t stop the pass. Now they face Odell Beckham who has made the Giants formidable all by himself! Eli Manning and the Giants defense are playing their best ball of the season – a deflated Eagles team will be their latest victim.

Cowboys at Redskins (no line)
Week 17 Point Spread: Cowboys

The Cowboys still have something to play for – playoff seeding is still up in the air. My guess is that Dallas rests a few players but still have the talent to get it done Sunday. Revenge will also be on their minds – Washington is one of four teams to beat Dallas this year.

Saints at Bucs
Week 17 Point Spread: Saints -3 1/2

Somehow the Saints have lost five straight games at home – five! The good news is that this week they are on the road to take on a BAD Bucs team. The Saints will want to finish up strong here and against a team that is averaging 17.1 points per game (3 last week at home to Green Bay), I like their chances.

Rams at Seahawks
Week 17 Point Spread: Seahawks -10

The Hawks have been as dominant as any team in the game this year. They are killing teams and are coming off a 600 yard offensive explosion against one of the best defensive teams in the game. At home, Seattle won’t be denied home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Unless they rest their studs this could be the blowout of the weekend.

Cardinals at 49ers
Week 17 Point Spread: 49ers -3 1/2

The Cardinals will likely have to go with Ryan Lindley again this week and save Drew Stanton for the playoffs. It’s pretty hard to like a Cardinals team with Lindley at the helm. Add in the fact that the 49ers are likely to play the game of their lives for outgoing coach Jim Harbaugh and this looks like a 49ers win here.

Raiders at Broncos (no line)
Week 17 Point Spread:

The Raiders have been playing some better ball toward the end of the season. I am anticipating a double digit spread here – take the Raiders to keep this game closer than most think. The Broncos just haven`t looked the same the last few weeks!

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