NFL Week 17 Point Spread Winners: Unusual Undertakings In Vegas-Land

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer IJanuary 3, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 27:  Jim Caldwell the Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts is pictured during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Colts are (gulp!) underdogs this week, as they play Buffalo. The Bills are favored by 8.5.  Somehow, I still like the Colts to cover 8.5.

Minnesota has the Giants at home and the Vikings are favored by nine. I like the Giants to cover in this game for a number of reasons.

The Saints rest Drew Brees this week, so you have to take Carolina in this one. It will be hard to get a bet on this game, as there is no line as of Saturday night.

Pittsburgh will beat Miami but needs a huge amount of help to get in the playoffs, namely the Jets losing to Cincinnati and Oakland beating the Ravens. Not too likely. The Steelers cover the three points.

New England has Houston at home  Houston is desperate and also needs help to reach the postseason. Houston is favored by eight. Take Houston as New England will rest starters.

Chicago is in Detroit and will cover the three points.

Atlanta hosts Tampa Bay and will reach 8-8 with a win over the Bucs. This is a strong play with Atlanta only giving 2.5 points. Take the Falcons.

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The division title is up for grabs as Dallas has Philadelphia in Jerry's house. I like the Eagles to win the division, and play Dallas again next week. The Cowboys are favored by three at home. I 'll take the visiting Eagles.

The 49ers will cover at home against the still-hated Rams. The 49ers must win by seven, and they will.

Jacksonville can finish at 8-8, an improvement over last season, with a victory over Cleveland. Cleveland had improved also. Cleveland is favored by 1.5. I like the Jags at home.

Here's a contrversial game, especially in the NFL moving the time up: The Bengals have nothing to play for, perhaps, while the Jets win and are in.

I think Cincinnati will play in this game, however. The Jets are favored by 10. Take the Bengals with that many points.

San Diego has Washington, and should win this game also, in a tune up for the playoffs. Give the four points and take the Chargers.

Baltimore must win to make the playoffs, so take them in this game to get it done. Baltimore by 10.5 .

Denver is probably out of the playoffs, but should handle Kansas City by two touchdowns this week.

Arizona will probably lose to Green Bay as they feel this team out and take notes. Arizona is favored by 3.5, but I think Green Bay wins this week. They play again next week.

Tennessee finishes up at 8-8 for the season as they destroy Seattle in Tennessee.

That's about it. Have a great weekend and I 'll pick some playoff winners for you next week.

Thomas [NFL Mikee] Moreland


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