More than half of the Week 17 NFL odds feature spreads of 3.5 or fewer points, indicating a high level of uncertainty from oddsmakers and NFL bettors alike. Will the Bengals, already assured of the No. 1 overall draft pick, rise up against the disappointing in-state rival Browns? Will the Ravens, led by backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, send the Steelers into the off-season on a three-game skid? Which teams should you back with your NFL office pool picks? And which NFL confidence pool picks will sink your season? Before you make your NFL picks, you need to see the Week 17 NFL football pool picks from SportsLine's proven model.
This model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has ranked in the Top 10 in straight-up NFL picks on NFLPickWatch for three years running. Last season, it beat more than 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players.
The model likes the Ravens, despite the absence of key starters, to complete a regular-season sweep of the Steelers. Pittsburgh must win to have a chance at the second wild card, but expected starting quarterback Devlin Hodges has looked over-matched lately, tossing six interceptions in the past two games while averaging a paltry 5.2 yards per attempt. The Steelers have mustered a total of 20 points the past two weeks.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh, who never takes his foot off the gas, even in the preseason, made it clear he wants to end the season on a 12-game winning streak. "We want that 14th win," he said. "There's no doubt about that."
The model also made surprisingly confident calls on Jets vs. Bills, Falcons vs. Buccaneers, Browns vs. Bengals and all the other Week 17 NFL games. In fact, the model says one public darling goes down hard. You can only see all of the model's NFL pool picks at SportsLine.
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