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NFL odds, lines, picks, spreads, best bets, predictions for Week 17, 2021: Model loving Cardinals, Steelers

The Eagles appeared to be out of the NFL playoff picture when they won just two of their first seven games this season. However, they have won six of their eight games since, including their last three. They control their own destiny heading into the Week 17 NFL schedule when they travel to Washington for an NFC East battle. Philadelphia is a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Week 17 NFL odds at Caesars Sportsbook.

The Eagles have won their last three games by double-digits and picked up a 27-17 win over Washington in Week 15. Should you back them to complete the season sweep on Sunday and cover one of the smaller NFL spreads of the week? All of the Week 17 NFL lines are listed below and SportsLine’s advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Week 17 NFL picks now.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,100 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 17 of the 2021 season on an incredible 134-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 17 NFL odds and locked in picks for every NFL matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 17 NFL predictions

One of the model’s strongest Week 17 NFL picks is that the Cardinals (+6) cover the spread against the Cowboys. The Cardinals have lost three consecutive games since winning in Kyler Murray’s Week 13 return from an ankle injury. Over those three games, Murray has completed 61 percent of his passes ,but has thrown three interceptions to just two touchdowns.

Still, this spot could favor Arizona after Dallas clinched the NFC East last week. Even though there have been concerns about Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona still has a path to win the division over the next two games. Murray and Kingsbury could both use a win against a team that can already start preparing for the postseason to hush the mounting criticism.

SportsLine’s model predicts Murray will have another up-and-down day, but will pass for just over 260 yards with a better chance to throw two touchdowns than two interceptions. Chase Edmonds is also projected to finish with over 100 total yards and the Cardinals keep the game within a point on the road. 

Another one of its Week 17 NFL predictions: The Steelers (+3.5) cover against the Browns on Monday Night Football. This could be veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s final home game with the Steelers. He has led the team to a 5-0-1 record in their last six home games and will play in front of a raucous crowd. The Steelers still have a shot at making the playoffs with a pair of wins to close the regular season.

SportsLine’s model is projecting Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to throw another interception on Monday Night Football. As a result, the Steelers cover the spread in more than 60 percent of simulations. 

How to make Week 17 NFL picks

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 17 NFL schedule, and it’s calling for a Super Bowl contender to go down hard. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So which NFL picks can you make with confidence, and which Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Check out the latest NFL odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $7,100 since its inception, and find out.

Week 17 NFL odds, spreads, lines

Sunday, Jan. 2

Raiders at Colts (-7, 44.5)

Featured Game | Indianapolis Colts vs. Las Vegas Raiders

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Giants at Bears (-6, 36.5)

Featured Game | Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants

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Buccaneers at Jets (+13, 45.5)

Featured Game | New York Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Falcons at Bills (-14.5, 44)

Featured Game | Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Eagles at Washington (+4.5, 45.5)

Featured Game | Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Chiefs at Bengals (+4, 50.5)

Featured Game | Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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Jaguars at Patriots (-16.5, 41.5)

Featured Game | New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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Dolphins at Titans (-3.5, 40)

Featured Game | Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins

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Rams at Ravens (+5.5, 46.5)

Featured Game | Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Rams

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Broncos at Chargers (-7.5, 45.5)

Featured Game | Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos

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Texans at 49ers (-12.5, 44)

Featured Game | San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans

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Cardinals at Cowboys (-6, 51.5)

Featured Game | Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals

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Panthers at Saints (-6.5, 37.5)

Featured Game | New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

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Lions at Seahawks (-7.5, 41.5)

Featured Game | Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions

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Vikings at Packers (-13, 42.5)

Featured Game | Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

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Monday, Jan. 3

Browns at Steelers (+3.5, 41)

Featured Game | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

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