NFL Week 17 Outlook; Sunday, Jan. 2, 12:00 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!
New York Giants Travel to Chicago to Face the Bears
The New York Giants (4-11) got off to a tremendously slow start to the NFL season, but regained some confidence in the middle of the season. They’ve since lost all of it, losing four in a row and five of their last six. This team is in full rebuild mode.
The Giants and Bears are two of the worst teams in the NFL. Chicago nearly knocked off the Seahawks, losing in a late-game rally by one point. The Giants will be the opponents this week at Soldier Field.
The Chicago Bears (5-10) are in a similar spot. Like the Giants, they are looking to rebuild around their own young quarterback Justin Fields. Neither of these teams had any sort of expectations coming into the season, so this outcome makes sense. This game will not be a game you want to watch, but let’s find some value within the odds in this NFL pick of the day series.
Joe Judge’s squad is ready for the season to be over the way they are playing. They have lost four straight games and will likely lose again on Sunday. The Bears opened at -6, and 88% of bettors are taking this side of the line.
The total is a meager 37.5, which is making 78% of bettors take the over. Do not make a mistake in thinking these teams score a lot of points.
* 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.