2019 NFL Week 16 Preview

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New England Patriots Vs Buffalo Bills

KICKOFF TBA, Gillette Stadium

Denver Broncos Vs Detroit Lions

KICKOFF TBA, Broncos Stadium

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Houston Texans

KICKOFF TBA, Raymond James Stadium

San Francisco 49ers Vs Los Angeles Rams

KICKOFF TBA, Levi’s Stadium

Los Angeles Chargers Vs Oakland Raiders

KICKOFF TBA, Dignity Health Sports Park

Washington Redskins Vs New York Giants

Monday 23 December, 5:00am, FedEx Field

New York Jets Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday 23 December, 5:00am, MetLife Stadium

Tennessee Titans Vs New Orleans Saints

Monday 23 December, 5:00am, Nissan Stadium

Atlanta Falcons Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday 23 December, 5:00am, Mercedes Benz Stadium

Indianapolis Colts Vs Carolina Panthers

Monday 23 December, 5:00am, Lucas Oil Stadium

Cleveland Browns Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday 23 December, 5:00am, FirstEnergy Stadium

Miami Dolphins Vs Cincinnati Bengals

Monday 23 December, 5:00am, Hard Rock Stadium

Seattle Seahawks Vs Arizona Cardinals

Monday 23 December, 8:25am, Centurylink Field

Philadelphia Eagles Vs Dallas Cowboys

Monday 23 December, 8:25am, Lincoln Financial Field

Chicago Bears Vs Kansas City Chiefs

Monday 23 December, 12:20pm, Soldier Field

Minnesota Vikings Vs Green Bay Packers

Tuesday 24 December, 12:15pm, US Bank Stadium

 


2018

You can smell the Super Bowl from here, and with just two weeks remaining, it doesn’t get any bigger than Week 16 in the NFL.

For teams like the Colts, Eagles, Titans and Seahawks, just about everything is on the line, and with the Wild Card picture far from set, we’re in store for plenty of upsets.

We’ve previewed all 16 games and are confident we’ve backed some winners, so be sure to check out our complete 2018 NFL Week 16 Preview below.

Tennessee Titans Vs Washington Redskins

Sunday 23 December, 8:30am, Nissan Stadium

Tennessee 25 – Washington 16

This meeting between the 8-6 Titans and the 7-7 Redskins might not appear very exciting, but keep in mind both of these sides are still gunning for a potential Wild Card spot in the playoffs.

Tennessee are riding a three-game winning streak after defeating the Giants 17-0 last week. It was another huge 100-plus yard day for running back Derrick Henry, who has seen his yards-per-attempt increase from 2.3 to 5.0 over the course of two straight games.

The Redskins also pulled off a win last week over the hapless Jaguars. It was a big day for the Washington defence racking up two turnovers in the 16-13 victory, but with the Redskins quite literally limping their way toward the finish line, there’s not a lot to get excited about.

Since this is in an inter-conference battle, it’s not surprising to learn these two teams last met way back in 2014. The Redskins squeaked out a 19-17 win that day, but they’ll have their work cut out for them this time around in Tennessee – the Titans are 5-1 at home on the season.

Tip: Back Under 37 Total Points @ $1.95

Los Angeles Chargers Vs Baltimore Ravens

Sunday 23 December, 12:20pm, StubHub Centre

LA Chargers 10 – Baltimore 22

The Chargers put the whole league on notice last week with one simple message during their 29-28 road win over the Chiefs: this team won’t die wondering.

Los Angeles scored what could have been the game-tying touchdown with four seconds on the clock. It looked like we were headed for overtime, but in a shock turn of events, head coach Anthony Lynn opted to go for two, a decision that ultimately won the Chargers not only the game, but also a playoff spot.

The Wild Card is locked in and the division crown is still a chance for LA – which is something we might be saying about Baltimore this time next week.

It took all four quarters for the 8-6 Ravens to knock off the Bucs at home last week, but there were once again some encouraging signs from the running game as Lamar Jackson, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon combined for over 250-yards on the ground.

This game shapes up as a tough one to predict between two of the league’s top defensive teams.

The Chargers are 5-2 at the StubHub Centre, so home field is vitally important to LA’s hopes this week. But can they really penetrate the Ravens’ run defence, a unit that has allowed the third-fewest rushing yards all year?

All signs indicate star running back Melvin Gordon will return this week for LA, giving the Chargers offence a much needed boost. With a 4-2 record against the spread vs. Baltimore, look for the Chargers to cover against a very one dimensional Ravens attack.

Tip: Back the Chargers to Cover the Line (-5 Points) @ $1.95

Cleveland Browns Vs Cincinnati Bengals

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, First Energy Stadium

Cleveland 26 – Cincinnati 18

Cleveland? Try Believeland.

The Browns are still in the hunt for a spot in the AFC Wild Card picture if they win out from here. Last week’s narrow one-point win over the Broncos was hardly convincing, but there’s no denying how far this team has come since firing former head coach Hue Jackson.

Fortunately for the Browns the schedule works in their favour with the Bengals coming to town. Cincinnati’s misery came to an end last week in a 30-16 win over the Raiders, but with fill-in quarterback Jeff Driskel showing zero accuracy and confidence in the pocket, things could get ugly this week.

A lot depends on Cleveland’s defence going forward, although it did stand up strongly against Denver on the final drive of last week’s game.

The Bengals know all too well about the Browns’ defence, having lost by 15-points to Cleveland back in November. On the flip side, with running back Nick Chubb meeting a Bengals defence that has allowed the third-most rushing touchdowns, the Browns could be looking at three straight wins for the first time since 2014.

Tip: Back the Browns 7-12 @ $4.75

Dallas Cowboys Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, AT&T Stadium

Dallas 27 – Tampa Bay 20

It’s hard to win games when you can’t score points.

The Cowboys laid a goose egg last week against the Colts on the road, falling by 29-points to Indianapolis in a game that highlighted the red zone struggles on offence.

Compared to the rest of the league, the Cowboys rank second last in redzone scoring percentage, which doesn’t bode well ahead of the playoffs. To make matters worse, the offensive line continues to cause headaches for Dak Prescott after allowing another three sacks last week.

The 5-9 Bucs have nothing to play for, however they are the kind of team capable of pulling off an upset on any given week.

On the other hand, Tampa Bay haven’t won on the road in Dallas since 2001, and with an awful defence incapable of stopping the pass, this should be the perfect turnaround game for the Cowboys at home.

Tip: Back the Cowboys to Cover the Line (-7 Points) @ $1.91

Detroit Lions Vs Minnesota Vikings

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, Ford Field

Detroit 9 – Minnesota 27

The 5-9 Lions sunk to new lows last week losing to the Bills 14-13 on the road.

It was yet another lacklustre performance from quarterback Matthew Stafford who threw for just 208-yards and a touchdown, while the defence was shredded for 117 rushing yards against a fairly weak Buffalo ground game.

The Vikings enjoyed quite the opposite last week defeating the Dolphins 41-17. Just when we thought we could write Minnesota out of the playoff picture, suddenly the Vikings look as dangerous as ever.

A week on from firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, interim replacement Kevin Stefanski appeared to have the offence back to its very best. The Kirk Cousins-Stefon Diggs connection was clicking, but most importantly, running back Dalvin Cook finally enjoyed some sturdy blocking to run for 136-yards and two scores.

The Vikings made short work of the Lions back in November walking away with a 24-8 home victory. Minnesota haven’t lost in Detroit since 2016, and with Stefanski relying squarely on the running game against the Lions’ miserable interior line, this should be nothing short of a blowout.

Tip: Back the Vikings 7-12 @ $5.00

New England Patriots Vs Buffalo Bills

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, Gillette Stadium

New England 24 – Buffalo 12

Are the wheels finally falling off in New England?

Back-to-back losses for the second time this season has the panic button well and truly pressed with a tough road ahead in the playoffs.

It’s worth nothing the Patriots haven’t even clinched the AFC East just yet, but it’s safe to say a win over the Bills will seem them wrap up the division.

There were plenty of factors in play during last week’s loss to the Steelers. The main one has to be Tom Brady, who overthrew two receivers in the back of the end zone on the final drive of the game.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski also endured a day to forget catching just two passes for 21-yards. After so many weeks of scrutiny surrounding the defence, suddenly it’s New England’s offence that has everyone puzzled.

Fortunately, the Patriots hold a convincing 22-3 record against the Bills in their last 25 meetings. The Bills last won at Gillette in 2016, but with rookie quarterback Josh Allen facing his first big test on the road, the odds of the Patriots losing this game remain almost impossible.

Tip: Back the Patriots to Cover The Line (-13 Points) @ $1.95

New York Jets Vs Green Bay Packers

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, MetLife Stadium

NY Jets 38 – Green Bay 44

Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold played perhaps the best game of his young career in the Jets’ agonising 29-22 loss to the Texans last week.

Passing for 253-yards and two touchdowns, Darnold made some clutch throws to wide receiver Robby Anderson, flashing signs of what the future might hold on offence for New York.

For the Packers, things weren’t quite so encouraging against the Bears. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams hooked up for their usual triple digit total, but the 24-17 scoreline wasn’t the only loss Green Bay felt on the day – they’ve now lost running back Aaron Jones for the remainder of the season.

That leaves the Packers relying heavily on the passing game, which could spell trouble against a Jets pass rush that sacked Deshaun Watson six times last week. To make matters worse, Green Bay are now toying with the idea of resting the oft-injured Rodgers for the remainder of the season.

The Packers haven’t traveled to Metlife to face the Jets since 2010, a game Green Bay won 9-0 on a very dull day from Rodgers in the pocket.

This game figures to be just as low-scoring, and with the Jets high on confidence and the Packers low on play-makers, the Points market is your best bet.

Tip: Back Under 44.5 Total Points @ $1.91

Philadelphia Eagles Vs Houston Texans

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia 32 – Houston 30

The Eagles enter this game as the favourites at home, and who can blame the bookies? The Nick Foles fanfare is running riot for the second season in a row.

You can’t compare this year’s team to last year’s, but the Eagles are still a serious playoff chance at 7-7.

They’ll have to take care of the 10-4 Texans this week though, who are also looking to clinch the AFC South – but given Houston’s performance last Sunday, the market looks just about right.

Houston’s offensive line was atrocious in the win over the Jets, allowing six sacks on quarterback Deshaun Watson. On the opposite side the defensive line was equally poor allowing Sam Darnold plenty of time to escape from the pocket and make a play.

Much of this game does come down to Foles, however. If he can find Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz as often as possible, the Eagles will be tough to beat. But if Philly has to rely on their offence, things look less than encouraging.

The Eagles are 15-4 in their last 19 games at home while the Texans are 5-2 on the road this year. It doesn’t help that these two haven’t met since 2014, but with the Eagles basically hoping history repeats itself, roll with the Texans in a close one.

Tip: Back the Texans To Win @ $2.10

Carolina Panthers Vs Atlanta Falcons

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, Bank of America Stadium

Carolina 10 – Atlanta 24

It’s now or never for the Panthers as the light continues to dim on their almost lost season.

At 6-8 Carolina need a miracle to make the playoffs, but all hope looks lost after the team announced Cam Newton will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.

We’ve already seen how hard it is for the Panthers to win at home this year though, and despite their 5-6 record, we’ve also seen how difficult it can be for Carolina to defeat Atlanta.

The Falcons walked away 31-24 winners when these two sides met earlier in September, and are fresh from a 40-14 blowout over the Cardinals last week.

Carolina are 4-2 in their last six home games against the Falcons, however their 1-5 record against Atlanta at the line makes it tough to back the favourites.

With the Falcons’ defence completely non-existent, you’ll be happy to know the Total has resulted in the Under in four of Carolina’s last five games against Atlanta.

Tip: Back Under 44 Total Points @ $1.91

Indianapolis Colts Vs New York Giants

Monday 24 December, 5:00am, Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis 28 – NY Giants 27

It would be a crying shame if the Colts were to somehow miss the playoffs from here.

Indy’s 23-0 shutout win over the Cowboys last week saw them improve to 8-6 on the season, and with a very winnable game against the Giants in hand, Frank Reich looks certain to win the Coach of the Year award.

Speaking of shutouts, the Giants have nothing left to play for following their 17-0 loss to the Titans last week. It was a quiet game for Rookie of the Year shoo-in Saquon Barkley who rushed for just 31-yards, while the passing game struggled with Odell Beckham Jr. out injured.

New York haven’t played Indianapolis since 2014 and are 4-12 in their last 16 road games. Beckham looks likely to return this week, but with the Colts a near perfect 4-1 against the line against the Giants, this look a bit beyond Big Blue.

Tip: Back the Colts to Cover The Line (-9 Points) @ $1.91

Miami Dolphins Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday 17 December, 5:00am, Hard Rock Stadium

Miami 7 – Jacksonville 17

This game might look a little unappealing on paper, but when you consider what’s on the line for the Dolphins this week, it’s certainly worth watching.

A win for Miami and a Colts or Titans loss could put them in the driver’s seat for a spot in the AFC Wild Card game, and after Jacksonville’s last minute meltdown against the Redskins last week, you have to like their chances.

The Dolphins are 4-2 at the line in their last six games and are 6-1 in their last seven home games. Jacksonville’s offence tallied only 192-yards last week, and although Miami’s run defence is one of the worst in the league, it’s hard to see the Jags winning against one of the top turnover teams in the league.

Tip: Dolphins to Cover The Line (-4.5 Points) @ $1.91

Arizona Cardinals Vs Los Angeles Rams

Monday 24 December, 8:05am, State Farm Stadium

Arizona 9 – LA Rams 31

Three turnovers from the Rams last week saw them lose back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Two of those came from quarterback Jared Goff who threw a pair of interceptions in the 30-23 loss to the Eagles. It’s far from panic stations, but it’s safe to say this Rams team hardly looks like the side that started the season 8-0.

A game against the 3-11 Cardinals is a perfect chance to turn things aroundthough, and that’s exactly what the Rams should do considering they defeated Arizona 34-0 back in Week 2.

Not surprisingly Los Angeles enter this game as the heavy favourites, and they should win this game comfortably – even with star running back Todd Gurley listed as day-to-day.

The Rams are 4-1 in their last five games against Arizona and are 6-2 in their last eight games when playing at State Farm Stadium.

Tip: Back the Rams to Cover The Line (-14 Points) @ $1.91

San Francisco 49ers Vs Chicago Bears

Monday 24 December, 8:05am, Levi’s Stadium

San Francisco 9 – Chicago 14

The 10-4 Bears clinched their first NFC North crown since 2010 last week thanks to a seven-point win over rivals Green Bay.

Chicago are arguably playing the best defence in the league right now after holding Aaron Rodgers scoreless, and they should have no trouble pressuring a Niners offensive line that has allowed 44 sacks this year.

San Francisco showed they are capable of the unthinkable by defeating the Seahawks in overtime last week, but the defence deserves full credit. The Niners forced a turnover and held Seattle to just three third down conversions, which adds another layer of interest to this week’s game at home.

The Bears are 3-3 on the road this season, and they haven’t travelled to San Francisco since 2014. The odds also tell a story – the Bears open as minor four-point favourites.

We’ve seen Nick Mullens on more than one occasion come through with a big game in the air, and perhaps a healthy Matt Breida can challenge the Bears’ interior line.

Most importantly, if San Francisco can contain Mitch Trubisky like they did Russell Wilson on the ground last week, the upset should be on.

Tip: Back the Niners at the Line (+4 Points) @ $1.91

New Orleans Saints Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday 24 December, 8:25am, Mercedes Benz Superdome

New Orleans 31 – Pittsburgh 28

The Steelers’ 17-10 victory over the Patriots last week wasn’t pretty, but it was the upset Pittsburgh needed to keep the AFC North crown within reach.

New Orleans already had the NFC South locked up prior to last week, but a 12-9 victory over the Panthers earned them some serious bragging rights against a rival.

Both results set up a massive blockbuster this week between two teams that could very well meet in the Super Bowl.

The last time we saw these two duke it out was back in 2014, a game that saw the Saints steal a narrow 35-32 win on the road. Only this time around, New Orleans will be helped out by home-field advantage, a factor that can’t be stressed enough.

The Saints have lost just one of their games in the Superdome this year, and are also 5-1 at the line in their last five home games.

Pittsburgh will be relying heavily on the status of running back James Conner, who still remains questionable with an ankle injury. Even if Conner does play though, the Steelers don’t stand a chance against a Saints defence that has allowed the fewest rushing yards in the league.

Tip: Back the Saints to Cover The Line (-5.5 Points) @ $1.91

Seattle Seahawks Vs Kansas City Chiefs

Monday 24 December, 12:20pm, Century Link Field

Seattle 38 – Kansas City 31

It’s only fitting that these two teams, both of which come off of devastating losses, meet this week in Seattle.

Despite owning a playoff spot, the Chiefs are still trying to clinch the AFC West with two games remaining. Meanwhile, the 8-6 Seahawks are fighting for their spot in the NFC Wild Card picture following an overtime loss to the Niners last week.

Kansas City’s defence is causing real issues as the playoffs approach, and so is the lack of a ground game following Kareem Hunt’s release.

As for Seattle, you can’t chalk last week’s loss up to bad luck – the Seahawks had their opportunities, but failed to convert on third down.

There’ll be no hiding for either side this week on the primetime stage of Sunday Night Football. The Seahawks have won just six of their last 25 games against the Chiefs, but more importantly are 4-2 at home against Kansas City.

If the Seahawks can grind it out on the ground and execute some blocks, Seattle should make short work of Kansas City’s horrible run defence.

Tip: Back the Seahawks To Win @ $2.15

Oakland Raiders Vs Denver Broncos

Tuesday 25 December, 12:15pm, Oakland Coliseum

Oakland 27 – Denver 14

This time-honoured rivalry isn’t what it used to be, and it’s fair to suggest it’s not even worthy of the second-last Monday Night Football game of the year.

Even so, the Broncos put on a show last week in their narrow one-point loss to the Browns. It all but cancelled out their playoff hopes however, leaving this game with nothing but bragging rights to contend.

The Raiders fell by 14-points to the Bengals last week in a game Oakland would like to forget. Similarly, the Raiders’ one-point loss to the Broncos back in September probably isn’t a game Oakland hold fond memories of either.

Defensively the Broncos hold a huge advantage, and with the sixth most sacks and the sixth most turnovers in the league, it spells nothing but bad news for Jon Gruden’s side.

Denver are 5-2 in their last seven games at the line when playing in Oakland, which makes them a safe bet to cover in what could be the final game at the historic County Coliseum.

Tip: Back the Broncos to Cover the Line (-3 Points) @ $1.95


2017

Christmas morning is sorted for NFL fans in Australia.

The NFL action gets underway with two games on Christmas Eve before Christmas morning is packed full of a host of big games.

We have analysed every game set to take place in the NFL this weekend and our complete 2017 NFL Week 16 tips can be found below.

Baltimore Ravens Vs Indianapolis Colts

Sunday December 24, 8:30am, M&T Bank Stadium

The Baltimore Ravens are the shortest-priced favourites in the NFL this weekend.

Baltimore have won four of their past five games as home favourites and they are 3-2 against the line in this scenario.

It has been a season to forget for the Indianapolis Colts and they have won only one of their 13 games as away underdogs, while they are 2-6 against the line away from home.

Back Baltimore To Beat The Line (-13.5 Points)

Green Bay Packers Vs Minnesota Vikings

Sunday December 24, 12:30pm, Lambeau Field

Aaron Rodgers is back on the injured reserve and it is the high-flying Minnesota Vikings that will start this clash as clear favourites.

Minnesota have won three of their past four games as away favourites, but they are only a middling 2-2 against the line in this scenario.

The Green Bay Packers have lost their past three games as home underdogs and they are tough to back with any confidence without Rodgers in the side.

This is a game that the market looks to have gotten just about right.

No Bet

Tennessee Titans Vs Los Angeles Rams

Monday December 25, 5:00am, New Era Field

The Los Angeles Rams recorded a massive win over the Seattle Seahawks last week and they will start this clash as clear favourites.

Los Angeles have won their past three games as away favourites and they are 2-1 against the line in this scenario.

The Tennessee Titans remain in the NFL Playoffs hunt, but desperately need to turn around their form after losing two games on the trot.

Tennessee have lost their past three games as underdogs and it is tough to back them off their recent efforts.

Back Los Angeles To Beat The Line (-6.5 Points)

New England Patriots Vs Buffalo Bills

Monday December 25, 5:00am, Gillette Stadium

There is plenty on the line for both the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills in this clash.

The Patriots won a thriller over the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend and they have won six of their past eight games as home favourites, while they are 5-3 against the line in this scenario.

Buffalo have gotten themselves back in the Playoffs race with two wins on the trot and they have won two of their past five games as away underdogs for a clear profit.

This is another game that I am happy to stay out of from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Chicago Bears Vs Cleveland Browns

Monday December 25, 5:00am, Soldier Field

The Chicago Bears have won only one of their past seven games, but they will still start this clash as favourites against the winless Cleveland Browns.

Chicago have lost their past two games as home favourites, but they have won their past two games against Cleveland.

The Browns losing streak continued at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens last weekend and they have been a losing betting proposition across every metric.

It is impossible to back either of these teams with any confidence.

No Bet

New Orleans Saints Vs Atlanta Falcons

Monday December 25, 5:00am, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

This is a massive game between these NFC South rivals.

They played out a thriller that was won by the Atlanta Falcons a fortnight ago and there is sure to be very little between these two sides once again.

The Saints have won their past six games as home favourites and they are 7-2 against the line as the punter’s elect over the past 12 months.

Atlanta have won one of their past three games as away underdogs, but they have won their past three games against the Saints.

The Saints can end their losing streak against the Falcons and cover the line of 5.5 points in the process.

Back New Orleans To Beat The Line (-5.5 Points)

Cincinnati Bengals Vs Detroit Lions

Monday December 25, 5:00am, Paul Brown Stadium

This is a must-win clash for the Detroit Lions and they will start it as favourites.

Detroit have won their past three games as away favourites and they have been a profitable play against the line in this scenario.

The Cincinnati Bengals have lost three games on the trot and they are a team that look to have given up on this season, but they generally do save their best football for their home fans.

No Bet

Carolina Panthers Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday December 25, 5:00am, Bank Of America Stadium

The Carolina Panthers will clinch a place in the NFL Playoffs with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Carolina have won three of their past five games as home favourites for a small loss and they are only a middling 2-1-2 against the line in this scenario.

Tampa Bay have lost four games on the trot in heartbreaking fashion and there is no doubt that this season has been a disappointment.

They have lost their past four games as away underdogs and their record against the line is no better.

Back Over 46.5 Points

Kansas City Chiefs Vs Miami Dolphins

Monday December 25, 5:00am, Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the shortest-priced favourites in the NFL this weekend.

Kansas City have won six of their past nine games in front of their home fans and they have beaten the line in each of these wins.

The Miami Dolphins have won two of their past seven games as away underdogs and their record against the line is no better.

Kansas City have returned to a semblance of their best form and they can win this game comfortably.

Back Kansas City To Beat The Line (-10.5 Points)

Washington Redskins Vs Denver Broncos

Monday December 25, 5:00am, FedEx Field

The Denver Broncos have won two games on the trot, but it is the Washington Redskins that will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Washington have won three of their past four games as home favourites, but they are only a middling 2-2 against the line in this scenario.

Denver have won only one of their past eight on the road and their record against the line is not any better.

Back Washington To Beat The Line (-3.5 Points)

New York Jets Vs Los Angeles Chargers

Monday December 25, 5:00am, MetLife Stadium

The Los Angeles Chargers must win this game to remain in NFL Playoffs contention.

Los Angeles have won their only game as away favourites this season, but their overall record on the road is poor.

MetLife Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for the New York Jets this season and they have won five of their past eight games as home underdogs for a huge profit, while they are 7-1 against the line in that scenario.

In saying that, they have not looked like the same team without Josh McCown under centre and Bryce Petty was poor in his first game as starter this season.

No Bet

San Francisco 49ers Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday December 25, 8:05am, Levi's Stadium

The Jimmy Garoppolo era in San Francisco has gotten off to an outstanding start, but it is still the Jacksonville Jaguars that will start this clash as favourites.

Jacksonville have struggled for consistency on the road somewhat this season and they have won only two of their past four games as away favourites.

San Francisco have recorded upset wins over both the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans with Garoppolo under centre and they have won their past two games against the Jaguars.

It is hard not to be impressed by the football that the 49ers have played in recent weeks and they are capable of pulling off an upset.

Back San Francisco To Win @ $2.70

Dallas Cowboys Vs Seattle Seahawks

Monday December 25, 8:25am, AT&T Stadium

This is a must-win game for both the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks.

The Cowboys have won three games on the trot and they will be buoyed by the return of Ezekiel Elliot.

Dallas have won only three of their past six game as home favourites and they have been a losing betting play in general this season.

Seattle have won only one of their past five games as away underdogs and their record against the line in this scenario is no better.

This should be a fascinating clash, but it is one that I am happy to stay out of from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Arizona Cardinals Vs New York Giants

Monday December 25, 8:25am, University Of Phoenix Stadium

It is the Arizona Cardinals that will start this clash with the New York Giants as favourites.

Arizona may have had a tough season, but they have been a profitable betting play in front of their home fans at the University Of Phoenix Stadium.

The Giants have now lost seven of their past eight games, but they have covered the line in five of their past eight games as away underdogs.

Both offences could struggle in what should be a low-scoring game.

Back Under 40.5 Points

Houston Texans Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday December 25, 8:30am, NRG Stadium

The Pittsburgh Steelers are dominant favourites to return to winning form following their heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans.

Pittsburgh have won five of their past six games as away favourites, but they are a poor 2-4 against the line in this scenario.

Houston’s season hit a new low when they were flogged by the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend and they are impossible to trust in just about any betting scenario.

This is a game that Pittsburgh should win comfortably, but there is no value at their current price.

No Bet

Philadelphia Eagles Vs Oakland Raiders

Tuesday December 26, 12:30am, Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Eagles will convince the number one seed in the NFC with a win over the Oakland Raiders, while the Raiders are all but out of NFL Playoff calculations.

Philadelphia have won their past seven games as home favourites and they are a most impressive 6-1 against the line in this scenario.

The Raiders have been particularly poor away from home this season and they have won only one of their past six games as away underdogs, while their record against the line is no better.

Backing the Eagles all season long has been a highly profitable play and there is no reason to jump off.

Back Philadelphia To Beat The Line (-9.5 Points)


2016/2017

It may be Christmas, but there is no rest in the NFL.

You can spend Christmas morning in Australia watching NFL action and most of the teams in the league will be in action.

There are an unlucky two teams that will actually play on Christmas Day in the United States – perfect Boxing Day viewing for those of us in Australia – and the action concludes on Tuesday when the Dallas Cowboys host the Detroit Lions.

Philadelphia Eagles Vs New York Giants

Friday December 23, 11:25am, Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia Eagles 24 - New York Giants 19

The Philadelphia Eagles have won just one of their past eight games and the New York Giants are 3-0 as away favourites this season.

Back New York To Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

Buffalo Bills Vs Miami Dolphins

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, New Era Field

Buffalo Bills 31 - Miami Dolphins 34

The Buffalo Bills have won four of their past five games as home favourites, while the Miami Dolphins are 2-4 as away underdogs.

Back Buffalo To Beat The Line (-4 Points)

New Orleans Saints Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

New Orleans Saints 31 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24

The New Orleans Saints have won just three of their past seven games as home favourites for a clear loss, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won five of their past eight games as away underdogs.

The Buccaneers are one of the best value bets of the week.

Back Tampa Bay To Win @ $2.25

New England Patriots Vs New York Jets

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, Gillette Stadium

New England Patriots 41 - New York Jets 3

The New England Patriots are the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend and they have beaten the line in six of their past eight games as home favourites.

New York have played some awful football in recent weeks and they are 2-4 as away underdogs this season.

Back New England To Beat The Line (-16.5 Points)

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Tennessee Titans

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, EverBank Field

Jacksonville Jaguars 38 - Tennessee Titans 17

Jacksonville have fired head coach Gus Bradley after yet another loss at the hands of the Houston Texans.

The Jaguars are 1-3 against the line as away underdogs and the Tennessee Titans have won their only game as home favourites this season.

Back Tennessee To Beat The Line (-4.5 Points)

Green Bay Packers Vs Minnesota Vikings

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers 38 - Minnesota Vikings 25

The Green Bay Packers have won four games on the trot, but they have still been a losing betting proposition as home favourites this season.

Minnesota are 2-2 as away underdogs and they are over the odds at their current price.

Back Minnesota To Win @ $3.40

Cleveland Browns Vs San Diego Chargers

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, FirstEnergry Stadium

Cleveland Browns 20 - San Diego Chargers 17

The Cleveland Browns have lost their past eight games as home underdogs and the San Diego Chargers are 5-3 against the line away from home.

Back San Diego To Beat The Line (-6 Points)

Chicago Bears Vs Washington Redskins

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, Soldier Field

Chicago Bears 21 - Washington Redskins 41

The Washington Redskins have been inconsistent as away favourites in recent seasons and the Chicago Bears have won three of their past six games as home underdogs for a clear profit.

Back Chicago To Win @ $2.55

Carolina Panthers Vs Atlanta Falcons

Sunday December 25, 4:00am, Bank Of America Stadium

Carolina Panthers 16 - Atlanta Falcons 33

This will be the first game that the Carolina Panthers have started as home underdogs in the past 12 months, but they have won seven of their past 10 games in front of their home fans.

Atlanta have won their past two games as home favourites and they are 6-1 against the line away from home.

Back Atlanta To Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

Oakland Raiders Vs Indianapolis Colts

Sunday December 25, 7:05am, Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Raiders 33 - Indianapolis Colts 25

The Oakland Raiders have won seven of their past eight games, but their record against the line in this scenario is not particularly strong.

Indianapolis have won five of their past eight games as away underdogs for a big profit.

Back Indianapolis To Win @ $2.55

Seattle Seahawks Vs Arizona Cardinals

Sunday December 25, 7:25am, CenturyLink Field

Seattle Seahawks 31 - Arizona Cardinals 34

The Seattle Seahawks have won seven of their past eight games as home favourites and they are 4-1-3 against the line in this scenario, while the Arizona Cardinals have failed to cover the line in their past four games as away underdogs.

Los Angeles Rams Vs San Francisco 49ers

Sunday December 25, 7:25am, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles Rams 21 - San Francisco 49ers 22

The Los Angeles Rams have won just one of their past five games at home, while the San Francisco 49ers have lost their past seven games as away underdogs.

These teams are both impossible to trust from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Houston Texans Vs Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday December 25, 11:25am, NRG Stadium

Houston Texans 12 - Cincinnati Bengals 10

The Houston Texans have won their past six games as home favourites and the Cincinnati Bengals have won just one of their past five games as away underdogs.

Back Houston To Win @ $1.87

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday December 26, 7:25am, Heinz Field

Pittsburgh Steelers 31 - Baltimore Ravens 27

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won five games on the trot and they are 4-1 as home favourites in both head-to-head and line betting markets.

The Baltimore Ravens have lost their past five games as away underdogs and they are 1-4 against the line in this scenario.

Back Pittsburgh To Beat The Line (-4.5 Points)

Kansas City Chiefs Vs Denver Broncos

Monday December 26, 11:30am, Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs 33 - Denver Broncos 10

The Kansas City Chiefs have won seven of their past nine games as home favourites, but they are 2-1-6 against the line in this scenario.

Denver have won two of their past three games as away underdogs and they have the same record against the line.

Back Denver To Beat The Line (+3.5 Points)

Dallas Cowboys Vs Detroit Lions

Tuesday December 27, 11:30am, AT&T Stadium

Dallas Cowboys 42 - Detroit Lions 21

The Dallas Cowboys returned to winning form last weekend and they have now won five of their past six games as home favourites, while Detroit have won three of their past six games as away underdogs.

No Bet