NFL Picks of the Day: Two Winning Selections for Week 17

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, January 2, 2016 10:52 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 10:52 PM UTC

The final week of the NFL regular season is finally here. Follow along with these two winning NFL picks for some extra profit potential here in Week 17’s NFL odds.

Ravens vs. Bengals
The Bengals looked like they could not be stopped earlier in the season, but some injured to their offense have hurt their chances, but definitely not killed them. Even though they will be without Andy Dalton once again in this game, the Bengals should be getting back Tyler Eifert, who has been almost as important as Dalton this season. This week the Ravens come in as +9 underdogs to the Bengals, and while Dalton won’t play, he will play a factor in this one.

The Bengals need this win to secure a first round bye, something they have never accomplished in the Dalton era. However, even though AJ McCarron will be starting this week, if he can get the win over the lowly Ravens, Dalton’s chances of coming back and starting the divisional round look like a possibility. However, the Bengals have to hope that they win and the Broncos lose this week, and with the Broncos playing the Chargers it seems like a long shot.

However, this is still a divisional game, and the Bengals will surely win it, and probably dominate it. The Ravens’ offense has been in tatters ever since Joe Flacco went down, and the Ravens have seemingly already gotten a win this week with the news that Steve Smith will return next season and not retire. Either way it goes in this one, I see the Bengals coming out and running up the score against the Ravens despite starting their back up, and even if they don’t play their best, the Ravens are bad enough to give the Bengals a win and cover heading into the New Year.

NFL Pick: Bengals -9.5

Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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Jets vs. Bills
The New York Jets have given their fan base a reason to be hopeful heading into the playoffs, and this week they have one more game to take care of before that happens. However, the game is in Buffalo against their ion-state rivals, the Bills, and the NFL odds have the Bills as +3 home underdogs, with a total of 41.5. While the total has dropped some since it opened, and while my guy, Swinging Johnson really likes the Bills this week, the better play might be the over in this one.

I am slightly scared by the line movement, but not enough to get me off this pick. The over has now cashed in four of the last six home games for the Bills, and even though Buffalo’s offense did not look good last week against the Cowboys, neither did the Jets for that matter. With both teams averaging over 24 points per game, and both defenses with their separate issues, I could see a higher scoring game between these teams. Neither one of these two teams has a good pass defense, and I see that being the final straw. Look for a final score of about 24-21, and look for the over to cash for your Week 17 NFL picks.

NFL Pick: OVER 41.5

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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