It is time to for the final week of the NFL season and that means it is time for some more great bets! Last week was a little rough, but we have some much better matchups this week. Here are five great NFL bets for this weekend’s action. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Friday evening.
NFL Week 18 Best Bets
Chiefs at Raiders: Raiders +9 (-110)
This spread would have been a lot more reasonable a week ago. Now that we have seen the Raiders with Jarrett Stidham, it seems a little generous to spot Las Vegas nine points. The Raiders took a good 49ers team to overtime last week, and their offense moved the ball well against the vaunted San Francisco defense.
While the Chiefs do have more to play for as far as the postseason goes, the Raiders are going to show up. Josh Jacobs, Jarrett Stidham, and Foster Moreau are all up for new contracts this offseason. Also, Josh McDaniels wants to prove himself without Derek Carr. The Raiders are invested in putting on a good showing. The Chiefs just need to win, even it if it is ugly. The Raiders will keep this one within a score.
Browns at Steelers: Steelers -2.5 (-110)
The best way to stay awake during this game might be to get heavily invested in it financially. It should be pretty fruitful as well. The Browns’ offensive “outburst” last week was a fluke powered by Carson Wentz’s picks. They are not going to have the same success in Pittsburgh.
Do we really think this Browns team is going to hand Mike Tomlin his first losing season ever? Not a chance. The Steelers will win this game by a field goal like usual, so make sure that you get this at -2.5. If it goes any higher, you may want to stick with the moneyline.
Buccaneers at Falcons: UNDER 40.5 (-110)
With the Bucs locked into the fourth seed and the Falcons eliminated from the playoffs, this game is meaningless. The only reason Tampa Bay might play their starters is because of how poorly they have been playing. At some point in the game, they may start resting guys.
At best, the Bucs will try to play a safe game and get into a run-heavy rhythm to shorten the game. On the other side, Desmond Ridder is not ready to light up the scoreboard yet — especially if Tampa Bay’s starters are in on defense. Expect this game to be a race to 20. Take the under.
Giants at Eagles: UNDER 43 (-110)
This one might be ugly. The Giants have nothing to play for, as they are locked into the sixth seed. Meanwhile, the Eagles are still looking to secure the top spot. There is a very good chance that we see Philadelphia’s starters taking on New York’s backups.
In that scenario, don’t expect the Giants to get much going offensively. Their first team offense wouldn’t match up that well with the Eagles defense. A unit led by Tyrod Taylor with Saquon Barkley on the bench is going to be lucky to break 10 in this one. Expect the Eagles to get a big lead and shut it down to keep guys healthy. At most, you might see 31-10. Take the under.
Lions at Packers: OVER 49 (-110)
The last game of the regular season may likely determine who gets the final playoff spot. Shockingly that game is between the Packers and [checks notes] the Lions? Even more shocking, this will likely be a tight game. Both teams are playing great football, each having won four of their last five games.
More importantly, both offenses are on fire right now. In their last five games, the Lions are averaging over 31 points per game. In that same span, the Packers are averaging over 30. Even on a cold night at Lambeau Field, expect this one to be a barn burner. Hammer the over.
Best Bets for NFL Week 18 Recap
- Raiders: (+9)
- Steelers: (-2.5)
- Buccaneers/Falcons: Under 40
- Giants/Eagles: Under 43
- Lions/Packers: Over 49