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NFL Week 16: Lions vs Panthers & Giants vs Vikings

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.

Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers – Saturday, December 24th, 2022 1:00 pm CST 

The Detroit Lions are not on a lucky streak. This team is good, having now won six of their last seven games. They have deserved favorites (-3) on the road at the Carolina Panthers.

The Lions have a good chance to make the playoffs as a Wild Card, and as wild as it sounds, the 5-9 Panthers can also make the postseason. They are just one game back in the NFC South, and they need this win just as much as Detroit.

New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings – Saturday, December 24th, 2022 1:00 pm CST 

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With the Giants’ win on Sunday, they are now 87% likely to make the playoffs. Even as +3.5-point underdogs this week at the Vikings, the Giants are favorites to make the postseason for the first time since 2016.

Minnesota is the newly crowned champion of the NFC North, their first division championship since 2017. A moneyline bet on the Vikings pays -189. The total points line for this Saturday’s game in Minneapolis is 47.5. The Vikings have hit the OVER in four straight games.

* 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.

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