NFL Odds: Computer picks give edge to Steelers, Falcons in Week 17
The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four games on the road. They'll be looking for a road upset when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday night with the AFC North title at stake.
Cincinnati is a 3.5-point road underdog at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. And according to the OddsShark Computer projections, this spread is just about right on the money, with Pittsburgh being picked to barely edge out a win and cover by a score of 29.1 to 24.9. Pittsburgh has enjoyed recent success against the Bengals with a 7-2 SU and ATS edge in the last nine meetings between the two teams.
The Panthers visit the Falcons on Sunday with the NFC South title and the playoff spot that goes with it on the line. The winner of this game will be just the third team in NFL history to advance to the postseason with a losing record. This game is even closer than Steelers-Bengals in computer simulations, churning out a score of 21.7 to 18 in Atlanta's favor, which is pretty much right on the line with Atlanta going off at -4 at home. The Falcons are 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS in its last five games against the Panthers.
The Arizona Cardinals have averaged just 11.7 points over their last six games and have failed to score a touchdown in each of their last two games. As a result, despite their current 0-4 SU and ATS losing streak, the San Francisco 49ers are a six-point home favorite against the Cardinals on the Week 17 NFL betting lines. The computer expects San Francisco's recent troubles to continue, projecting an outright upset of 19 to 14.5 in Arizona's favor. The 49ers are just 2-6 ATS in their last eight divisional home games.
Kansas City hosts San Diego this Sunday in a game in which the Chargers can clinch a playoff spot with a road win. The Chiefs are a 2.5-point home favorite though, and the computer foresees them picking up a comfortable 25.8 to 15.8 victory. Kansas City is 5-1 SU and ATS in its last six games at home.