NFL Week 16 Best Bets. This is a list of the NFL Week 16 Best Bets. The Best Bets are the lines on the board that look to offer the most value based on the teams playing, where the game is and other factors.The NFL Week 16 Best Bets are:
The weather really did a great job ruining some of the good bets in the NFL last week, but it is now another week and time to forget about it. This week should be interesting because several teams that have already made the playoffs should be resting some of their players making the games closer than one might think.
Cowboys -10.5 over PANTHERS
The Panthers are actually playoff contenders now and the Cowboys have something to play for again as they failed to wrap up home-field advantage. Do I dare say this should be a close game? Not so fast. The Cowboys renewed efforts should make them very dangerous. Sure, the Panthers have run their record up to a much more respectable 6-8 but they are pretty much dead as far as the playoffs are concerned so they should start looking towards next year. The Cowboys, embarrassed last week, should be focused and let’s face it, they are the much better team here. If Jessica Simpson isn’t at the game, than take the Cowboys.
BENGALS +3.5 over Browns
The Bengals are having a terrible season, especially since they entered the year with such high expectations and they would love nothing more than to try to ruin their intrastate rivals chance at the division and the playoffs. The Bengals still have a very good offense and the Browns defense is not that good. Also, don’t forget the trouble the Browns have away from home. This should be a close game, and although I see the Browns winning, it is by a field goal or less.
Packers -8.5 over BEARS
The Packers are tied with the Cowboys and now have a shot at home-field advantage in the NFC. I know that this is a nice rivalry game, and those are usually pretty close, but after watching the Bears and the Vikings play I am questioning the Bears pride and their defense. We all know the Bears should have some serious trouble on offense, but Favre won’t make the mistakes Jackson did last week and this should be a stomping if that happens.
TEXANS +7 over Colts
The Colts don’t have anything to play for anymore except some pride. They have wrapped up the AFC South and the second seed in the AFC playoffs and they can officially do no better or worse. I don’t expect the stars, Manning, Addai, Wayne, etc. to play more than a half of this game and it should be a close one, especially if Sage Rosenfels is playing. Houston is going for a non-losing record so there will be some pride on their side of the ball. Indy wins, but not by a touchdown.
Raiders +13.5 over Jaguars
The Jaguars have all but wrapped up the first wild card spot and a date with the Steelers in Pittsburgh so their motivation may be a little bit lacking. This is also a game where you will see some starters sit. The Raiders have been playing better and should not lose this game by two touchdowns. If JaMarcus Russell does not start I would definetly go with the Raiders this weekend.
Buccaneers -6.5 over 49ERS
The Bucs have clinched the playoffs and have nothing real to play for except a better seeding for the playoffs. That will be enough to keep some of their top players in the game for a good portion and even when they sub out there talent is better than that of the 49ers. Shaun Hill has been playing well as the QB of the 49ers, but he has not played a defense the caliber of the Buc yet and he will not cope well. Take the Buces here by more than a touchdown.
Jets +8.5 over TITANS
The Titans are certainly offensively challenged at this point except for Rob Bironas. The Jets have a terrible record and nothing to play for, but Mangini will not let them just go through the motions on Sunday. The Titans will come away with a win, but the Jets will not make it easy on them.
VIKINGS -7 over Redskins
The Vikings and Redskins will be playing a very, very meaningful game on Sunday Night. They will be playing for the advantage on the last spot in the NFC Wild Card race with one game to play, who would have thought that a number of weeks ago. The Vikings are much more offensively talented than the Redskins and they will use their two runningback system to wear out the Redskins, much like they did to the Bears. The Redskins also start Todd Collins at quarterback, so there is another reason to go with the Vikes.
With all the picks made it is time for me to remind you that these are merely the best plays on the board as I see them and they are not guaranteed winners, nothing is guaranteed. I hope you have fun with these NFL selections and good luck this weekend. All lines are gathered from BetUs.com and from Wagerline.com and were accurate at the time of this article being written. Keep in mind, line movement may occur.
Remember not to bet more than you can afford to lose and that wagering should be for fun only. If you have a gambling problem I urge you not to place a wager.