January 25, 2022

NFL Who’s Hot and Who’s Not – Week 17

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We have reached the final Sunday of the 2016 NFL regular season which means that sports bettors at BetAnySports will have one last shot at cashing in on a full slate of games before the race to Super Bowl LI gets underway next week with the start of the playoffs.

Betting this Sunday’s games can be a bit tricky since some teams already have their spot in the postseason set, some teams are still fighting for their lives to get in and the rest of the teams are left riding out the string to the start of a long offseason of rebuilding. Coach’s jobs could be on the line and some high-profile players could be auditioning for a new team as potential free agents. With all of this going on at the same time, it is still a smart play to look at a few hot teams that have a good chance to stay on a roll.

The New England Patriots come into Week 17 at 13-2 straight-up with a 12-3 record against the spread as the hottest NFL team both on the field and at the betting window. They still need to win this Sunday at Miami as 10-point road favorites to clinch the top playoff spot in the AFC so do not expect the Patriots to take their foot off the gas in the midst of a SU six-game winning streak while going 5-1 ATS.

Atlanta has been one of the hottest betting teams in the NFC at 4-1 both SU and ATS in its last five games. The Falcons (10-5 SU and ATS) clinched the NFC South Division title last week with a 33-16 pasting of Carolina as three-point road favorites with BetAnySports. This Sunday they will wrap things up as 6.5-point home favorites against New Orleans with hopes of clinching a first round bye in the NFC. The total line for that game has been set at 56 and it has gone OVER in 13 of 15 games for Atlanta as the highest scoring team in the NFL.

If you are looking for a team to go against this Sunday, you might want to take a look at the fading Detroit Lions. They just got waxed by Dallas 42-21 on Monday night as 6.5-point road underdogs to fall to 0-3 ATS in their last three games and this Sunday night they have to face a Green Bay team that is 5-0 SU (4-1 ATS) in its last five games for the NFC North Division title.

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