Titans & Redskins
The Titans welcome in the Texans to finalize both of their seasons, and the NFL Odds have the Titans as a -6 favorite. I really like the teaser value the Titans have teasing them to a pick em’, and I am taking it as the first part of our first teaser. The Titans’ defense has been wildly undervalued at times this season, and all good things start with their secondary. If they play well against the run, I see no reason not to like them here. The Texans’ offense is already struggling a lot over their last few weeks, so look for the Titans to take care of business. Even though the Texans won the first meeting between these two teams, the Titans ended up winning ATS, and I see them doing that again.
The Redskins are my only road team for my Week 17 teasers, as they are in New York to play the Giants. The NFL Odds have Washington as a +2 ½ underdog this week, which makes their teaser number +8 ½. The Redskins have been born again on offense with Kirk Cousins on offense, and even going into the Meadowlands shouldn’t slow them down. Washington should run right at the Giants, and as long as Cousins stays upright, the Redskins should stay in this game. Washington is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Giants, and I see them covering their teaser odds on the road.
My Pick: 2-team teaser: Titans PK & Redskins +8 ½
Patriots & Cardinals
New England is back at home this week, and with a win they can secure a first round bye in the AFC playoffs. In their last 20 games against the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots have won 19 of them SU, and this week they are -8 ½ NFL Odds favorites. Teasing them down to -2 ½ is more of a value play than anything, and getting under the field goal mark was crucial in the Pats getting added. New England is not out of danger in the AFC, and even though they will have the ability to know the outcome of the Bengals and Colts before they kick off, I see them coming away with the victory by three or more.
The Cardinals are coming off of their biggest win of the season, and now they have put themselves in a position to play for their playoff lives in Week 17. The task is not easy, as the Cardinals have to beat the 49ers at home. The NFL Odds have the Cardinals as +1 home underdogs, and teasing them to +7 home underdogs looks like a no-brainer. These NFC West games have been close all season, and we all saw what the Cards did last week on the road. I see a similar style of game from the Cardinals, and as long as their offense can score three or four times, they put themselves in a good spot to win, let alone cover +7 for our teaser.
My Pick: 2-team teaser: Patriots -2 ½ & Cardinals +7