This is the hardest week to handicap the NFL for some people, because different scenarios dictate what players will suit up for the game. This also has an effect on the Vegas line. Some of the opening lines for week 17 were unable to be posted early, but others were delayed.
After reviewing the odds here are three best bets for the NFL week 17 schedule.
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The Cardinals are out but playing at home in the last week of the season gives a team motivation to play well. Seattle came close to making a run at the playoffs, but fell short and now will be less than motivated to put forth a strong effort in the desert. The Seahawks are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games on grass and that will neutralize any advantage they may have had coming into this game. The Seahawks are just 1-4 ATS in the last five games at Arizona and the Cardinals are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0.
The Raiders are still in a position to make the playoffs and with the Chiefs inspired to beat Denver; Oakland has to beat the Chargers. Luckily for the Raiders, the Chargers have thrown in the towel. A great NFL betting angle is to go against a team in week 17 when they were eliminated from the playoffs in week 16. The Chargers will be flat after getting hammered in Detroit, and ready to end the season. The Chargers are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss and the Raiders are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 against the AFC West. The Chargers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings and they win and cover.
The Washington Redskins battle the Philadelphia Eagles in week 17 and there is nothing on the line for either team. The Eagles are battered and bruised and they are sick of hearing about the dream team. In short, they want this season to be over with. The Redskins are still playing hard and Mike Shanahan is cutting players. That gives the Redskins extra motivation going into this game. The Eagles are 2-8 ATS in the last ten home games and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 games as a favorite.
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