The New England Patriots opened as 10-point home favorites for their game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon, but with nothing on the line for either team that matchup has seen the biggest odds movement on the NFL Week 17 betting slate.
The Patriots have already clinched the top seed in the AFC heading into Week 17 so how much Tom Brady and the rest of the New England starters play on Sunday remains to be seen – which has resulted in the line dropping from -10 to just -5 at the online sportsbooks. The Bills have already been eliminated from playoff contention.
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The San Francisco 49ers have already been eliminated from playoff contention as well, but that hasn’t stopped them from moving from -3.5 to -7 at home against the Arizona Cardinals for Sunday. The playoff-bound Cardinals are deciding between third-sting (Ryan Lindley) and fourth-string (Logan Thomas) options at quarterback for this weekend.
As for the division-title showdowns for Sunday, Atlanta has moved from -2.5 to -3.5 at home against Carolina, while Green Bay has shifted from -7.5 to -9 at home against Detroit, and Pittsburgh has improved from a 3-point to a 3.5-point home favorite against Cincinnati. Those games will settle first place in the NFC South, NFC North, and AFC North.
And in the only other game between playoff contenders on Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs have remained steady as 3-point home favorites against the San Diego Chargers, while the Seattle Seahawks have grown from 10-point to 14-point home favorites against the St. Louis Rams as they try to lock down a first-round bye.
Week 17 NFL Betting Lines:
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28
Cleveland at Baltimore (-10) (OPEN -9.5), 1:00pm ET
Dallas at Washington (+5.5) (OPEN +5), 1:00pm ET
Indianapolis at Tennessee (+7.5) (OPEN +7.5), 1:00pm ET
Jacksonville at Houston (-10.5) (OPEN -9.5), 1:00pm ET
San Diego at Kansas City (-3) (OPEN -3), 1:00pm ET
NY Jets at Miami (-7) (OPEN -6), 1:00pm ET
Chicago at Minnesota (-7) (OPEN -7), 1:00pm ET
Buffalo at New England (-5) (OPEN -10), 1:00pm ET
Philadelphia at NY Giants (-2.5) (OPEN -2.5), 1:00pm ET
New Orleans at Tampa Bay (+4) (OPEN +5.5), 1:00pm ET
Carolina at Atlanta (-3.5) (OPEN -2.5), 4:25pm ET
Detroit at Green Bay (-9) (OPEN -7.5), 4:25pm ET
Oakland at Denver (-14.5) (OPEN -14), 4:25pm ET
Arizona at San Francisco (-7) (OPEN -3.5), 4:25pm ET
St. Louis at Seattle (-14) (OPEN -10), 4:25pm ET
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (-3.5) (OPEN -3), 8:30pm ET