NFL Regular Season Week 16 Betting Outlook
We are seeing many teams getting ready for the playoffs as we head into the final weeks of the NFL regular season. Some teams are starting to take the lead, while others fall into the background.
This next week, there are many games that are up in the air. You never know what will happen heading into each game. Many times, the underdogs can surprise you and come out ahead.
It is Week 16, with just three more weeks of regular season football on the schedule. The games mean more, the wins and losses are now deciding playoff spots, and the intensity of the betting is at a season-high. Here are the NFL matchups for Christmas weekend.
All odds and lines are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook.
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots – Saturday, December 24th, 2022 1:00 pm CST
The Cincinnati Bengals fell behind 17-0 on Sunday. Then they scored 34 unanswered points, and the struggle at the beginning of the game was wholly forgotten. At 10-4 and in first place in the AFC North, they are the favorites (-3.5) in New England.
The Bengals need this game to stay ahead of the Ravens, the Patriots need this game to stay in the playoff hunt, and Jakobi Meyers needs this game to exorcize the demons of his game-losing lateral in Las Vegas. That is one thing that happened in Vegas that didn’t stay there. It will be the main topic of conversation in Boston all week long.
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Saturday, December 24th, 2022 1:00 pm CST
Four straight losses have the Titans scrambling in the AFC South. But with the Texans in town, Tennessee (-7) is a touchdown favorite. But these Texans are playing tough, hard-nosed football, having nearly pulled off upsets over the Cowboys and Chiefs in the last two weeks.
With a moneyline paying -345, the expectations are high for a Titans win. But it was just a one-score game the last time these teams played, and this one might also be close.
* 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.