A wide-open chase for the final playoff spots continues when Week 17 of the NFL schedule kicks off Sunday. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, 24 teams have clinched a postseason berth or remain alive for one. That's the most teams remaining in contention for the playoffs with two weeks to play since 2006. One team that can clinch a spot in the postseason is Cincinnati. The Bengals (9-6) lead the AFC North and can clinch the division with a win in one of their final two games. They face the Kansas City Chiefs (11-4), who own the best record in the AFC. Kansas City is a four-point favorite in the latest NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook.
The game is one of 16 on a loaded Week 17 NFL schedule. Other key NFL matchups include the red-hot Dolphins invading Tennessee and Kyler Murray returning home when the Cardinals travel to face the Cowboys. Before making any Week 17 NFL bets or NFL parlays, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,100 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 17 of the 2021 season on an incredible 134-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
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Top Week 17 NFL picks
After simulating every game 10,000 times, the model is high on the Colts to cover as seven-point favorites at home against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Colts (9-6) enter the week as the top wild card team and the No. 5 seed in the AFC. Meanwhile, the Raiders (8-7) enter the week tied with the Dolphins, Ravens and Chargers for the final wild card berth in the AFC but lose the tiebreaker to all of those teams.
Indianapolis has been the much better team in terms of turnovers this season. The Colts rank second in the league in takeaways (31), while the Raiders are 28th (13). Indianapolis also is seventh in giveaways (17), while Las Vegas is 22nd (22). The Colts' plus-14 turnover margin is second in the NFL, while the Raiders' minus-nine margin is better than just four teams.
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The model also jumped on four other NFL matchups where it says the line is way off, including a divisional battle and games between teams fighting for their playoff lives. You can only see the model's NFL Week 17 best bets and parlay at SportsLine.
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