NFL Odds Week 17

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL odds week 17 action concludes the NFL regular season.

All sixteen games are on Sunday, December 28th with no NBC game on Sunday evening and no Monday Night Football game on ESPN. NFL week 17 odds are always a crapshoot with some teams already in the playoffs, some teams out and others fighting for the last spots.

NFL odds week 17 action has 13 early games on Sunday. That is the most 1:00 pm Eastern games there have been all season. There are a number of good matchups including the NFC East rivalry game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. That game will be televised on FOX and the NFL odds week 17 numbers will be influenced by playoff implications. Other early games on FOX have St. Louis at Atlanta, Detroit at Green Bay, Chicago at Houston, New York Giants at Minnesota and Carolina at New Orleans. All of these games will also have their NFL odds week 17 numbers influenced by the different playoff scenarios.

CBS has seven early games including Tennessee at Indianapolis in NFL week 17 odds. The Titans and Colts have usually played some close games in terms of pointspreads and the NFL week 17 odds should be interesting on this game. Other early games on CBS in NFL odds week 17 games are Kansas City at Cincinnati, New England at Buffalo, Jacksonville at Baltimore, Oakland at Tampa Bay, Cleveland at Pittsburgh, and Miami at the New York Jets. Normally with these games you would see teams like New England and Tampa as heavy favorites in NFL odds week 17 action. However, in the last week of the regular season some teams will rest players if their playoff positioning has already been determined. That makes for interesting NFL odds week 17 numbers.

There are only three late games in NFL odds week 17 action. They are Seattle at Arizona, Denver at San Diego and Washington at San Francisco. FOX has two of those games in NFL odds week 17 action with the Seahawks-Cardinals and Redskins-49ers. CBS has what may be the better game in NFL odds week 17 numbers though with the Broncos-Chargers.

NFL week 17 odds present unique handicapping challenges and you must take the playoff scenarios into account when looking at NFL odds week 17 numbers.

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