NFL Week 17 Odds: Computer Odds Like Cowboys, Ravens

BALTIMORE - DECEMBER 24: Ricky Williams #34 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 20-14. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

It's Week 17, the Packers are underdogs, the Giants and Cowboys are playing the playoffs early, the football world makes no sense. So let a computer sort it out. Get ready for the weekend with some help from OddShark.com. All content comes courtesy of OddsShark.com.

The 14-1 Packers are underdogs at home and the 2-13 Colts are only five-point underdogs on the road. It must be Week 17 of the NFL betting season when strange looking odds and scenarios appear at Las Vegas sportsbooks.

The fact Green Bay is dogged at home of course means their top players will watch from the sidelines as the visiting Detroit Lions try to lock down a higher playoff seed. It’s a nothing game for Green Bay, but doesn’t mean they are incapable of winning as 3.5-point pups – it just means they won’t break a sweat trying and certainly won’t risk an injury.

It makes the Odds Shark NFL scores prediction computer’s job much tougher as it attempts to make ATS Week 17 picks. The computer struggled to a 9-7 ATS mark in Week 16 and it predicts the Packers will still win, the Patriots won’t cover the spread against Buffalo and Atlanta will rebound to cover a 13-point spread against Tampa Bay.

Watch also the playoff ramifications of each game. While the ‘must-win’ angle is often overstated in handicapping circles, you should be aware of each team’s situation. Here are the Week 17 NFL predictions and results from the previous week below that.

(Opening spread and total information courtesy of Bovada )

Road

Score

Home

Score

Spread

ATS

Total

OU

Chicago

24.3

Minnesota

16.7

EV

CHI

41

P

NY Jets

22.9

Miami

22.8

-2

NYJ

41.5

O

Washington

17.8

Philadelphia

24.4

-9

WAS

46

U

Tennessee

20.6

Houston

27.1

1.5

HOU

40.5

O

SF 49ers

27.7

St. Louis

4.3

12

SF

35.5

U

Indianapolis

7.6

Jacksonville

13.6

-5

JAC

37

U

Carolina

26.9

NewOrleans

38.6

-9.5

NO

55

O

Buffalo

23.1

NE Patriots

34.9

-13

BUF

51.5

O

Detroit

32.9

Green Bay

39.9

3.5

GB

46.5

O

Kansas City

11.8

Denver

15.3

-3

DEN

36.5

U

Seattle

20.8

Arizona

17.6

-3

SEA

41

U

San Diego

25.2

Oakland

20

-3

SD

49

U

Baltimore

27.5

Cincinnati

22.4

3

BAL

39

O

Tampa Bay

10.8

Atlanta

25.3

-13

ATL

46.5

U

Pittsburgh

23.5

Cleveland

11.5

OFF

-

OFF

-

Dallas

26.3

NY Giants

22.1

-3

DAL

48

O


Week 16 picks, resulting in 9-7 ATS run by the Odds Shark computer.

Road

Score

Home

Score

Spread

ATS

Total

OU

Actual

Houston

28.8

Indianapolis

8

6.5

HOU

40

U

19-16 IND

Arizona

18.5

Cincinnati

22.4

-5.5

ARI

40

O

23-16 CIN

Cleveland

12.9

Baltimore

25.6

-13.5

CLE

39

U

20-14 BAL

Tampa Bay

13.2

Carolina

22.3

-7

CAR

49

U

48-16 CAR

Minnesota

14.4

Washington

18.9

-5.5

MIN

43.5

U

33-26 MIN

Miami

24.2

NE Patriots

33

-10.5

MIA

48.5

O

27-24 NE

St. Louis

5.3

Pittsburgh

22.9

-16.5

PIT

39

U

27-0 PIT

Denver

19.9

Buffalo

19.2

3

BUF

42.5

U

40-14 BUF

Oakland

17

Kansas City

12.5

-1

OAK

43

U

16-13 OAK

NY Giants

21.7

NY Jets

26.6

-3

NYJ

47

O

29-14 NYG

Jacksonville

12.7

Tennessee

18.9

-7.5

JAC

39

U

23-17 TEN

San Diego

28.2

Detroit

29.5

-3

SD

50.5

O

38-10 DET

Philadelphia

25.4

Dallas

26.9

-3

PHI

50.5

O

20-7 PHI

SF 49ers

29.2

Seattle

19.9

3

SF

38

O

19-17 SF

Chicago

26.3

Green Bay

37.8

-14

CHI

44

O

35-21 GB

Atlanta

29

NewOrleans

35.5

-7.5

ATL

53

O

45-16 NO


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