NFL Regular Season Week 18 Betting Outlook
Week 18 in the NFL has arrived, with several teams still making a push toward the playoffs. One playoff spot remains to be decided in each conference, and several games will determine the seedings when the playoffs begin in less than two weeks. Many teams will rest players this week in preparation for the postseason, while others will do the same to ensure their top players are healthy heading into next season.
This means that the betting lines for Week 18 will move around while teams determine who will be in and out of their lineups in the final game of the regular season. However, with the top seed yet to be decided in both conferences, top teams like the Chiefs, Bengals, and Bills in the AFC and the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys in the NFC are battling for the top spot and a first-round bye. There’s also a chance to find value in this week’s betting lines based on the early odds for this week.
So, with that, let’s take a look at our week 18 betting outlook.
Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday, January 8th, 12:00 pm CST
The Pittsburgh Steelers are another team that needs some help if they’re going to make it to the postseason. Fortunately, they’re going up against the Cleveland Browns as -149 favorites, and have had a lot of success against their long-standing rivals. They’ll take another victory in Week 18.
Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts – Sunday, January 8th 12:00 pm CST
The Indianapolis Colts are bringing in Sam Ehlinger to start against the Houston Texans. That could make a difference, but not enough to think the Texans can pull off the upset. Indianapolis has had a lot of trouble this season and has no postseason aspirations but, at -164, will look to finish on a high note against a team that has struggled even more.
* 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.