It's already Week 16 of the 2020 NFL schedule. With the NFL playoff picture coming into focus, bettors have the added responsibility of keeping playoff scenarios in the back of their minds as they place their NFL bets. The Browns are 6.5-point favorites over the Jets in the Week 16 NFL odds from William Hill Sportsbook and can clinch a playoff spot. Can you trust a Browns team that will be without wide receivers Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones, KhaDarel Hodge, and Rashard Higgins with your NFL best bets?
Meanwhile, the Chiefs and Steelers play at the same time, and Kansas City needs at least a tie or a Pittsburgh loss to clinch a first-round bye in the NFL playoff picture. As 10.5-point favorites over the Falcons in the current Week 16 NFL spreads, the Chiefs are candidates to pull starters late if the Steelers get off to a poor start. Before making any Week 16 NFL picks or football predictions, see the NFL best bets from legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg over at SportsLine.
A beloved national treasure, Hammer enters NFL Week 16 on a stunning run: Over the final 10 weeks of last season and through 15 weeks this season, he is a blistering 45-27 on his NFL best bets, a 63 percent cash rate. He's 7-3 on his best bets the past four weeks.
This is the same prognosticator who enjoyed 15 winning seasons in his 17-year ESPN run. In 2017, Hammer competed against 10 top handicappers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's NFL Challenge and beat them all, finishing 50-29-6 on against-the-spread NFL picks. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hammer has locked in three confident best bets for Week 16. If you parlay his picks, you could be looking at a 6-1 payout. You can only see them here.
Top Week 16 NFL expert picks
Breaking down the Week 16 NFL schedule, Hammer jumped on Indianapolis (-1.5) to cover at Pittsburgh. The Steelers have clinched a spot in the NFL playoff bracket and are still fighting for an AFC North title, but they've run out of gas down the stretch as losers of three in a row after an 11-0 start.
Pittsburgh has scored just 49 points during its current losing streak and only mustered up 468 yards of total offense in back-to-back losses to Cincinnati and Buffalo. Now, this stagnant offense will take on a Colts defense that ranks 11th in points allowed and seventh in yards allowed.
To make matters worse for the Steelers, the Colts haven't turned the ball over in three weeks and generated eight takeaways of their own during that span. Meanwhile, the Steelers have become more giveaway-prone during their losing streak, giving the ball up three times in the loss to the Bengals last week.
How to make Week 16 NFL parlays
Hammer, who has inside sources throughout the league, also jumped on two critical matchups: Rams vs. Seahawks, and Bills vs. Patriots on Monday Night Football. In one of those games, Hammer says, there is a complete mismatch, creating a spread that's way off. You can only see his best bets here.
What are Hammer's top Week 16 NFL expert picks? Which side of Rams vs. Seahawks and Bills vs. Patriots do you need to jump on? Visit SportsLine now to see Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's Week 16 NFL best bets, all from the legendary handicapper on a 45-27 heater, and find out.