NFL Week 17 ATS Picks

NFL Week 17 ATS Picks

NFL Week 17 ATS Picks

The final week of the season with several playoff positions yet to be finalized which should lead to terrific NFL Week 17 ATS Picks for football handicappers. New Orleans, who could go through some drastic changes during the off-season, battles Tampa Bay on the road before Arizona, fresh off of a Sunday night beating at the hands of Seattle, takes on San Francisco on the road. St. Louis plays Seattle in a key afternoon game as well.

Analyzing My NFL Week 17 ATS Picks

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When: Sunday, Dec. 28 at 1:00 pm ET
TV:  FOX
NFL Week 17 Betting Spread: New Orleans -3.5

Analysis: The Saints appeared to give up against Atlanta. New Orleans has nothing to play for except pride and saving their jobs. That should be enough motivation because Sean Payton is so incensed by his players that he could very well cut any individual that doesn’t show any passion at all on Sunday.

That will be a bad thing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who could be tired after yet another difficult season. The Buccaneers have lost 8 out of their last 9 games. During the losing streak, the Bucs have gone 4 and 5 against the spread. The offense is terrible and to make matters worse for Tampa Bay, New Orleans’ defense is likely to showcase a bunch of tough, hard-nosed, rookies looking to make an impression on the Saints’ coaching staff.

NFL Week 17 ATS Pick: New Orleans -3.5

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49’ers
When:  Sunday, Dec. 28 at 4:25 pm ET
TV: CBS
NFL Week 17 Betting Spread: San Francisco -4.5

Analysis: Arizona doesn’t have much to play for. They can garner the fifth seed instead of the sixth seed if they beat San Francisco and Green Bay loses. That could be important because Arizona will most likely want to play Carolina or Atlanta in Round 1 of the playoffs and not the Dallas Cowboys, who look like the best team in the NFC at this point.

But, will that motivation be enough for the Cardinals after the incredible smack down that they received from Seattle on Sunday night?  Seattle scored 35 points against the Desert Birds, signaling to everybody else in the NFC that the mighty Seahawks are back.

San Francisco is not a very good team, but they get Arizona at home for this one. They should be able to cover the spread.

NFL Week 17 ATS Pick: San Francisco 49’ers -4.5

St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks
When:  Sunday, Dec. 28 at 4:25 pm ET
TV: FOX
NFL Week 17 Spread: Seattle -13

Analysis: The ‘Hawks appear to be on a roll. They absolutely pummeled Arizona 35 to 6 on Sunday night and they’ve won 5 games in a row. The ‘Hawks have also gone 5-1-1 against the spread in their last 7 games.

But they face a team that matches up well with them. St. Louis’ defensive backs couldn’t stop Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. in the Rams’ 27 to 37 loss to the Giants, but the Seahawks have nobody close to being as good as Beckham Jr. If Arizona had covered the tight-end just a couple of times last night, and had played contain against QB Russell Wilson in the first half, they might have been able to keep the game closer than it was.

St. Louis knows Seattle well having beaten them earlier in the season. The Rams will be tough in this matchup.

NFL Week 17 ATS Pick: St. Louis Rams +13