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.
New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins – Sunday, January 8th, 12:00 pm CST
The Miami Dolphins are experiencing a major meltdown as they head into the end of the 2022 season. They ended November at 8-3, and looked like one of the best teams in the league. However, five games later, they’re 8-8 and struggling to find the playoffs.
The Fins need this win, and meeting the Jets could prove advantageous. Despite their recent slips, Miami is favored at -130 and will be able to pull off a tight win.
Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks – Sunday, January 8th 3:25 pm CST
The Seattle Seahawks grabbed a recent win against the New York Jets to keep their eye on the playoffs. They were underdogs in that game, and now need a win in Week 18 if they want to see the postseason. They’re getting -303 against the Rams, who aren’t showing any of the skills that led to their Super Bowl last year, and they are going to take this last run.
* 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.