As the NFL enters Week 17, only two of the 12 playoff spots are up for grabs. The New York Jets and Houston Texans can clinch those postseason berths with victories in their final regular season games, and both are favored to do so.
New York is a three-point favorite in their visit to Buffalo. The Jets are in the playoffs with a win or a loss by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are 10-point favorites in Cleveland, though Pittsburgh lost in Week 16 as 10-point favorites in Baltimore.
Houston is virtually guaranteed to make the playoffs. The Texans are giving the Jacksonville Jaguars 6.5 points, but they don’t need a win to clinch the AFC South. Even if Houston loses and the Indianapolis Colts win, several things would have to break right to give Indianapolis the tiebreaker for first place.
Because it’s unknown whom the Colts will start at quarterback, there is no betting line for their contest with the Tennessee Titans. There is no point spread as of Tuesday morning for Washington vs. Dallas, as well.
The contest between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons features the week’s highest over/under. The lowest scoring affair is expected to be the game between the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 17 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas, via vegasinsider.com.
New York Jets (-3) at Buffalo Bills, 43
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+10.5) at Carolina Panthers, 47
New England Patriots (-9) at Miami Dolphins, 47.5
Baltimore Ravens (+7.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, 42.5
New Orleans Saints (+4) at Atlanta Falcons, 52
Jacksonville Jaguars (+6.5) at Houston Texans, 45
Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) at Cleveland Browns, 47
Oakland Raiders (+6.5) at Kansas CIty Chiefs, 43.5
Tennessee Titans (N/A) at Indianapolis Colts
Washington Redskins (N/A) at Dallas Cowboys
Detroit Lions (+1) at Chicago Bears, 45
Philadelphia Eagles (+3) at New York Giants, 52
Minnesota Vikings (+3) at Green Bay Packers, 48
San Diego Chargers (+7.5) at Denver Broncos, 41
St. Louis Rams (-3.5) at San Francisco 49ers, 37.5
Seattle Seahawks (+4.5) at Arizona Cardinals, 47.5