NFL Week 17 Outlook; Sunday, Jan. 2, 3:25 PM CST
The 17th week of the NFL season has arrived. We have no Thursday Night Football but 15 games on Sunday, which is epic. In Week 18, all 16 games will occur on Sunday. There are countless games with playoff implications this week, which should make for some exciting football.
Before you place your bets, you better prepare to win. We have a lot of data to look at this week, so let’s not waste the stats. Here is your Week 17 betting outlook!
Las Vegas Raiders Travel to Indianapolis to Face the Colts
The Las Vegas Raiders are good, but they are not great even with an 8-7 record. The Raiders are 6-9 ATS and 8-7 SU compared to the Colts at 9-6 and 10-5 ATS.
The Indianapolis Colts are coming into this matchup on a three-game winning streak (and six of their last seven) while the Raiders have claimed victories in their last two games. Each squad, like nearly every team in the NFL at this point, is facing availability concerns. The Colts are hoping quarterback Carson Wentz can clear COVID protocols before Sunday, while the Raiders added star tight end Darren Waller to their COVID list on Wednesday and will be hoping to avoid a late-week spread.
With the Wentz and Waller news, those two variables will come into play as the line has fluctuated, so let’s have a look at how they’ll affect this matchup in our NFL pick of the day series.
The Colts are playing sensational, and they have won three straight games against Houston, New England, and Arizona. They are playing so well because they are running the ball efficiently.
Thanks to the team’s tremendous offensive line, Jonathan Taylor looks like an MVP running back. 88% of bettors like the Colts at -7.5, even though this is a bad number to lay. The over of 45 points is a near-unanimous wager as of Tuesday.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.