NFL odds, lines, point spreads: Updated Week 18 betting information for picking every game

Week 17 may have been one of the most normal weeks of the 2021 NFL season. There were five double-digit favorites, and while not all covered, none lost. The Buccaneers were close, but there were few surprises that were completely unexpected. The victory for the Raiders, Cardinals and Bengals surprised some, but there were no major upheavals in the NFL ecosystem like there have been in recent weeks.

As such, NFL punters were able to get into Week 18 without too many major losses. Now, they will have to navigate Week 18, one that is known to be among the most difficult to understand.

While some NFL teams are still playing for playoff and seeded spots, most play just to get in the draft. As a result, these teams could choose to seat their headlines and assess the depth of their roster.

Even some of the division winners vying for the seed can seat their starters, especially in the NFC, where the Packers have secured the No. 1 seed. Why? Because the difference between seeds 2 and 4 is not that significant and they will want to be healthy during the postseason.

Because of this, players will have to keep an eye on the odds and betting lines to see if there is any line movement during the week. Point spreads will prove volatile as more news reveals which teams are resting and which teams are not resting on their regular headlines, so don’t be afraid to bet on favorable lines earlier in the week or use advances to create even more favorable margins. .

Injuries will continue to be important to bettors as well. Many teams fighting for nothing will choose to be more cautious in Week 18, as we’ve already seen with Baker Mayfield and the Browns.

For more predictions from NFL experts, check out Sporting News picks directly and against the Week 18 spread.

NFL Odds for Week 18

Below are the latest NFL odds for Week 18, including point spreads, money lines, and over-under totals for each game, based on FanDuel sports betting .

Last update: Wednesday, January 5.

NFL point difference in week 18

Play Smeared
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos KC -10
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles DAL -7
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions GB -2.5
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings MIN -2.5
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars IND -15.5
Tennessee Titans in Houston Texans TEN -10.5
Washington soccer team at New York Giants ERA -6.5
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens BAL -5.5
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns CIN -3
New England Patriots in Miami Dolphins NE -7
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills BUF -16.5
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers TB -8
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons NO -4.5
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals ARI -6.5
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams LAR -4
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders LAC -2.5

NFL Money Lines Week 18

Play Money line
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos DEN +370
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles PHI +250
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions DET +120
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings CHI +120
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars JAX +730
Tennessee Titans in Houston Texans HOU +420
Washington soccer team at New York Giants NYG +250
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens PIT +190
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns CLE +124
New England Patriots in Miami Dolphins MIA +245
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills NYJ +810
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers CAR +295
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons ATL +172
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals SEA +235
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams SF +166
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders LV +120

NFL over-under week 18

Play Below
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos 44
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles 42.5
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions 43.5
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings 44.5
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars 44
Tennessee Titans in Houston Texans 43
Washington soccer team at New York Giants 38.5
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens 42
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns 42
New England Patriots in Miami Dolphins 40
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills 43.5
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41.5
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons 40.5
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals 48
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams 44.5
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders 49.5

The best NFL bets for week 18

Dolphins (+7) vs. Patriots

Well, on paper, the Patriots may seem like the right side here. They are still competing for the AFC East title, while the Dolphins were officially eliminated from playoff contention last week, so the motivating advantage lies with the Patriots.

However, New England has had its share of struggles over the years against the Dolphins, especially playing in Miami. That makes them vulnerable, especially as seven-point favorites.

Since 2013, the Patriots are, surprisingly, just 2-6 when they travel to Miami. They just haven’t been able to win in Miami, fighting even when Tom Brady was their quarterback. How can you expect a rookie Mac Jones to do so much better?

The Dolphins have a solid defense overall. He’s had his share of trouble this year, but they excel as blitzing quarterbacks and do so in nearly 40 percent of their defensive plays. Jones hasn’t seen that kind of pressure this season. In fact, it has only been pressured in 27.8 percent of its setbacks this year. But when pushed, his losing play percentage rises from 2 to 3.7.

The Patriots defense is well-equipped to slow down Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins offense, but this appears to have the makings of a low-scoring game, much like their first meeting, a 17-16 Dolphins win at Gillette Stadium in Week 1. We’re getting a touchdown here, so it’s best to roll with the Dolphins, especially since the Patriots could rest their starters in the second half if the Bills build an insurmountable lead over the Jets and secure the AFC East.

BetQL agrees that Miami is the right side here. They have the Dolphins listed as a four-star bet and their model says they should only be the 5.5-point losers. Professional bettors are also on the side of the Dolphins, as they have a 10 percent professional money advantage.

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49ers (+4) at Rams

Sean McVay doesn’t have many weaknesses, but one of them is playing against the 49ers. McVay has battled fellow offensive prodigy Kyle Shanahan and since the two took over NFC West head coach positions in 2017, McVay’s Rams are 3-6 against Shanahan’s 49ers. This includes five consecutive losses for the Rams.

It was presumed that the recent struggles may have been related to Jared Goff’s performance, but Matthew Stafford was unable to beat the 49ers as favorites on the road earlier in the year. Now, Los Angeles will try to break the streak and win the NFC West, while the 49ers will need to win to stay in the playoff race.

Both teams have a reason to play tough this week, but the 49ers may have the upper hand. Why? Because they can go after Stafford. The veteran quarterback has been hit this season and hasn’t looked good in recent weeks. The Rams have won each of their last two games, but have only done it by eight points combined. During those games, Stafford has committed six combined turnovers, three in each game.

Turnovers were a problem in the Rams’ 31-10 loss to the 49ers in Week 10. Stafford threw a pair of picks in that week, and that was enough to keep him off the pace in the game. Can the 49ers do it again? His cornerbacks aren’t exactly strong right now, and Odell Beckham Jr. has developed better chemistry with Stafford, but the 49ers should still be able to keep him close.

It will be important to watch the spread this week, as we’re still not sure if Jimmy Garoppolo or Trey Lance will be 49ers quarterbacks. If it’s Lance, the 49ers may be more underdog, but that would make them a more attractive pick, since Lance is more explosive than Jimmy G and could make big plays.

Either way, the 49ers are designed to keep this game close by putting pressure on Stafford. If they can do that and generate turnovers, they could win outright. As such, they are another good loser to trust.

Jaguars (+15.5) vs. Colts

I imagine you are probably thinking of something like this right now: This guy is crazy. Why would I recommend betting on the Jaguars here? They have lost eight games in a row and have been beaten by an average of 21.8 points per game in their last five!

That point is well taken. So is the fact that the Colts need to win to make the playoffs.

That said, this difference is still too high, especially considering the amount of trouble the Colts have had against the Jaguars in recent seasons.

Since the start of the 2016 season, the Colts are just 6-5 against the Jaguars. They haven’t beaten the Jaguars twice in a season since 2014, which was the last season the Colts won a game at Jacksonville. Incredibly, they have lost six straight games at TIAA Bank Field, including the first game of the season last year, a game they were favored to win by eight points.

There is no question that the Colts have a superior roster. They should be able to stomp on the Jaguars with Jonathan Taylor and their defense should provoke attacks on Trevor Lawrence. But is that enough to be confident that they will win by two touchdowns? Probably not. After all, the Colts have only done it once in their last 12 meetings with the Jaguars. That includes a 23-17 win from earlier this season.

The Colts should still win, but this competition could end up being tighter than most expect. Most of his recent games against the Jaguars have been. And considering the value of the line that we’re getting in this game, the advanced line in this Colts game (-8.5), which means the line has moved seven points, Jacksonville should be the bet here.

BetQL agrees with us. They have the Jaguars (+15.5) listed for a five-star bet, as their projected margin for this game was Colts (-12). That means we get 3.5 line value points, depending on your model.