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Each week we will provide a betting trend for every NFL game. Some trends will be team specific and others situational. Our database goes back to 2003, the trends include all games in that time frame unless otherwise mentioned.
Falcons (-7) vs. Saints
Atlanta has clinched the NFC South and now has an opportunity to get a first round bye. A win against the Saints gives Matt Ryan’s squad the No. 2 seed.
Eagles (-6) vs. Cowboys
This game has no playoff implications. Dallas has clinched the top seed in the NFC and a first round bye. The Eagles were eliminated from the postseason weeks ago. You might think this game lacks drama but there is a good chance we see Tony Romo play.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
There is Pro System pick for this game that is 262-201 (57%) ATS
Redskins (-8) vs. Giants
New York is locked into the fifth seed in the NFC, so it is likely that the Giants will rest some of their starters. Washington on the other hand has to win to make the playoffs. It should be easy for the Redskins, right?
49ers vs. Seahawks (-10)
Seattle shot itself in the foot by losing to Arizona on Christmas Eve. All the Seahawks had to do was win its final two games of the season to secure the a first round bye. Now Russell Wilson and crew need a win and a Falcons loss to get the No. 2 seed.
Dolphins vs. Patriots (-10)
Who would have guessed before the season started that this Week 17 meeting would have playoff implications for both teams? If New England wins they secure the top seed in the AFC. A win for Miami would move the Dolphins into the 5th seed.
Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
There is Pro System pick for this game that is 146-85 (63%)
Lions vs. Packers (-3.5)
The NFC North will be decided in this winner-take-all showdown between the Packers and Lions. Green Bay might be the hottest team in football while Detroit could finish the season on a three game losing streak. Ironically, if this game ends in a tie then both teams make the playoffs.