We’ve made it! There’s still a month of playoff football to watch, but the 2019 regular season is just about to come to a close. Week 17 is upon us and we get a final look at the playoff picture and the top 20 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft order by the time Sunday is a wrap.
We get a full 16-game slate on Sunday with no short or long rest. The 1:00 p.m. games will determine the top two seeds in the AFC and the 4:25 p.m. games will determine the second AFC wild card team and the NFC East champ. The 49ers-Seahawks Sunday Night Football finale game will settle the top seed in the NFC and several other seeding possibilities.
We’re back once again with picks against the spread. I struggled much of the season to hang around .500, but I’m on a roll the last couple weeks. I went 10-5-1 last week, and enter Week 17 sitting at 123-109-4 on the season. We’ll see if I finish strong or go in the tank this final Sunday before the playoffs.
I’ve got a few wagers in place for the Sunday slate. I think we see the Cowboys end up claiming the NFC East. I was able to get the Cowboys at -11.5 against Washington, and took the Giants +4.5 against the Eagles. For the final game of the day, I am picking the 49ers to win, but as a 49ers fan, I’m going with the emotional hedge and betting the Seahawks +3. I’d happily take the betting loss for the 49ers to get the win, but we’ll play it both ways.
Here’s my full list of picks for Week 17. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, and are subject to change.
Chargers @ Chiefs (-8.5): Chiefs
Dolphins @ Patriots (-16.5): Dolphins
Packers @ Lions (+12.5): Packers
Jets @ Bills (-1): Jets
Bears @ Vikings (+3.5): Bears
Saints @ Panthers (+13.5): Saints
Browns @ Bengals (+3): Browns
Falcons @ Buccaneers (PK): Bucs
Steelers @ Ravens (+2): Ravens
Titans @ Texans (+6): Titans
Eagles @ Giants (+4): Giants
Cardinals @ Rams (-6): Cardinals
Washington @ Cowboys (-10.5): Cowboys
Raiders @ Broncos (-3.5): Broncos
Colts @ Jaguars (+4.5): Colts
49ers @ Seahawks (+3.5): 49ers
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