For the first time in NFL history, the regular season will wrap up in Week 18. Every single matchup will be a divisional rivalry, so correctly picking the winner of each game will be a serious challenge. Teams like the Packers, Titans, Buccaneers and Chiefs have all clinched their spot in the 2022 NFL playoffs. However, playoff positioning is still on the line in Week 18, with matchups like Rams vs. 49ers, Titans vs. Texans and Chargers vs. Raiders having serious implications.
With a win over the Texans, the Titans will clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC. Tennessee enters Sunday’s AFC South clash as a 10-point favorite, according to the latest Week 18 NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Should you back the Titans in your Week 18 NFL bets, or should you look elsewhere for value on the NFL odds board? Before making any Week 18 NFL bets or NFL parlays, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 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, the model has locked in five confident NFL best bets for Week 18. If you successfully parlay its picks, you’d be looking at a massive payout of around 25-1. You can only see the model’s Week 18 NFL picks at SportsLine.
Top Week 18 NFL picks
After simulating every game 10,000 times, the model is high on the Buccaneers to cover as eight-point favorites at home against the Carolina Panthers. The Buccaneers avoided one of the most surprising upsets of the season last week against the Jets, eventually winning 28-24. Despite a lackluster performance against New York last week, the Buccaneers will enter Sunday’s NFC South matchup confident they can secure a dominant win as they look to upgrade their NFC playoff positioning.
Tampa Bay has won three straight against Carolina, which includes an emphatic 32-6 win over the Panthers two weeks ago. Tampa Bay’s rushing attack had a field day in that victory, as Ronald Jones and Ke’Shawn Vaughn combined for 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Plus, the Buccaneers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven meetings against an opponent from the NFC South.
The model is predicting that Tom Brady has a huge performance against a Carolina defense that has given up 29 or more points in four of its last five games. Brady is projected to throw for 278 yards and 2.3 touchdowns, helping the Buccaneers cover the spread in almost 60 percent of simulations.
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The model also jumped on four other NFL matchups where it says the line is way off, including an underdog that wins outright. You can only see the model’s NFL Week 18 best bets and parlay at SportsLine.
What are the model’s top Week 18 NFL picks? And which other NFL matchups should you target for a strong 25-1 payout? Visit SportsLine now to see the Week 18 NFL best bets from a model on a 135-96 run on its top-rated picks, and find out.