NFL Betting Preview: Week 16

Charlie Boccanegra | Updated Oct 04, 2017

It’s exciting times for football betting fans, with some must win ties coming up this weekend and with no team yet securing home field advantage for the Playoffs, both odds makers and bettors will have their work cut out to come out on top in week 16.

Crunch time in the NFL has arrived. And with just two weeks remaining in the 2008 regular season several teams have clinched division titles and playoff berths, but no team has yet claimed home-field advantage through the upcoming playoffs. And bunches of teams remain in the running for Wild Card slots in both conferences. Here’s a quick look at some of this weekend’s more important games on the NFL slate, and their NFL betting lines…

The 10-4 Indianapolis Colts won’t win a sixth straight AFC South crown, but they can clinch a playoff berth Thursday night with a win at the 5-9 Jacksonville Jaguars (8:15pm Eastern, NFL Network). is listing Indy as 6-point road chalk for Thursday night, with a total of 44.

Saturday features a great inter-conference matchup with the 9-5 Baltimore Ravens, fresh off blowing a late lead and losing at home to Pittsburgh last Sunday, visiting the 9-5 Dallas Cowboys (8:15pm, NFL Network). Both teams need wins and help from others to reach the playoffs, and a setback Saturday night is probably death for the loser’s postseason chances. Dallas is listed as 4.5-point home chalk for Saturday’s game, with a total of 39.5.

And Sunday’s significant games, along with their odds, include…

– The 9-5 New England Patriots -9/44 at home vs. the 8-6 (and NFC West champion) Arizona Cardinals (1pm, Fox).

– The 12-2 (and AFC South champion) Tennessee Titans -1/35 at home vs. the 11-3 (and AFC North champion) Pittsburgh Steelers (1pm, CBS).

– The 9-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3/42.5 at home vs. the 6-8 and not-dead-yet San Diego Chargers (1pm, CBS).

– The 9-5 Minnesota Vikings -3/44 at home vs. the 9-5 Atlanta Falcons (4:15pm, Fox).

– And the 11-3 (and NFC East champion) New York Giants -3/39.5 at home vs. the 11-3 and surging Carolina Panthers (8:15 pm, NBC).