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 England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills – Sunday, January 8th, 12:00 pm CST
The Buffalo Bills are hoping for the number-one seed in the AFC, and are close to getting it. They’re riding a six-game winning streak ahead of tough Week 17 and Week 18 games, with their final contest against the New England Patriots. The Pats have had some difficulty this season, and the Bills are going to have an easy game, winning as -345 favorites.
Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday, January 8th 12:00 pm CST
The Cincinnati Bengals have turned up the heat, while the Baltimore Ravens have cooled off. The Bengals, before Week 17, had seven straight wins and are on a roll. The Ravens took a loss in Week 16, but their Week 18 matchup doesn’t change anything in the standings. The Bengals are in front at -345 as the week begins, and they’ll find a way to stop their division rivals.
* 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.