NFL Week 16 odds offer plenty of betting opportunities, with several key games on the schedule. A couple of games are wire-to-wire affairs while others may be blowouts. The spreads on five games are double-digits, with two of them having playoff implications. The remaining contests have spreads of 7.5 points or less. Injuries and winter weather could impact the outcome of some games. Overall, eight games are projected to go under 45 points, which is a trend that could continue through the week.
The Indianapolis Colts are another team with big potential. While the Colts have not been as dominant as their recent past, they do have plenty of talent. They’re strong in the trenches and can run the ball well. They’ve been impressive at home this season, as well. However, they’ve had a bye week before their last game and are still looking to prove themselves in a tough division.
The Chargers are in desperate need of a win and they have a couple of options. First, they are the favorite at home. Their defense is a major concern. They allow 251.4 passing yards per game. If they can win that game, they’ll be in great shape.
The Colts are coming off a huge win over their AFC rivals, while the Detroit Lions are in the midst of a miserable stretch. They let Craig Reynolds rush for 112 yards last week and have to deal with Jonathan Taylor. With these two teams in the mix, the odds are for a lopsided game.
In addition to the aforementioned teams, two teams are in the midst of concussion protocol. The Steelers have lost their starter Daniel Jones, while the Lions are missing key players like tight end Leonard Fournette. The New York Giants opened as 10-point underdogs, then shortened to +7.5 by midweek. On Friday, they were favored by two points.
Another game to consider is Dallas against the Saints. They’ve clinched a postseason berth, but they have yet to lock up their division. Washington has the chance to be a spoiler, but it’s unlikely to happen. A ‘dog’ in this game is still a good deal.
Sunday night football is prime time for games in the NFL. The Chiefs and Steelers game at Arrowhead could decide whether the Chiefs or Steelers reach the playoffs. The game will kick off at 4:25 PM ET. The NFC East is also in play, with the Steelers and Saints in the middle of a five-game losing streak. In addition to the Chiefs and the Steelers, the Cowboys and the Washington Redskins face each other in a game that will have major playoff implications.
A game with a high betting total has potential for upset. The Saints and Dolphins games opened with a low total of 40.5, but that number has since fallen to 38.5 and split bettors.