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.
Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos – Sunday, January 8th, 3:25 pm CST
The L.A. Chargers are going to the playoffs, which means there’s no pressure as they take on the Denver Broncos. This game is just a game of pride for both teams, but the Broncos are having difficulty with a new interim head coach. The Chargers, at -179, will take the game as the Broncos fail at bringing its offense together.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, January 8th 12:00 pm CST
To say the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having an off-season would be an understatement, but they know they have a lock on the postseason. When they face the Atlanta Falcons, it will be an opportunity to try to fine-tune their operations. Still, it’s hard to imagine Tom Brady not finding his rhythm, and backing the Bucs as +160 underdogs is a smart play.
* 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.