NFL Week 18 Betting Odds Preview
The NFL regular season concludes this weekend with the first-ever Week 18, which is loaded with divisional matchups.
In the AFC East, the New England Patriots have a shot at the division title if they can defeat the Miami Dolphins. At Bovada Sportsbook, the Patriots are 7-point road favorites.
Dolphins have beaten Patriots in 6 of last 8 in Miami
New England is 8-2 straight up and against the spread in its last 10 games following last week’s 50-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars as a 17-point favorite. On the road, the Patriots are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven, and as road favorites they’ve won four straight at 3-1 ATS.
The Dolphins had a seven-game winning streak snapped last week when they fell to the Tennessee Titans 34-3 as 3-point underdogs. The Dolphins have won five straight at home with a 4-1 ATS record, and as a home underdog they’re 6-3 ATS in their last nine.
In Week 1, Miami upset New England 17-16 as a 3.5-point underdog. In their last eight games against the Patriots, the Dolphins are 5-3 SU and ATS, and at home against New England they’re 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight.
Ravens, Steelers collide clinging to slim playoff hopes
In the AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers as 5.5-point favorites with both sides still barely alive in the playoff race.
The Ravens head into this week on a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 ATS record. Last week, they came up short against the Los Angeles Rams in a 20-19 loss as 7-point underdogs. At home, Baltimore has won three in a row ATS, and when favored the Ravens are 3-7 ATS in their last 10.
Pittsburgh stayed alive in the playoff race last week with a 26-14 win over the Cleveland Browns as a 1-point favorite. On the road, the Steelers have lost four straight at 1-3 ATS, and they’re 2-8 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road games.
In Week 13, the Steelers edged the Ravens 20-19 as 4-point underdogs. That was the Steelers’ third straight win against the Ravens, during when they’re 2-1 ATS. In their last 10 games against Baltimore, Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU and 4-5-1 ATS.
Colts have covered spread in 11 of last 13 road games
In the AFC South this weekend, the Indianapolis Colts are huge 16-point road favorites when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars. A win locks up a playoff spot for the Colts.
Indianapolis is coming off a 23-20 upset loss to the Las Vegas Raiders as an 8.5-point favorite. On the road, the Colts have won four in a row SU, six straight ATS, and they’re 11-2 ATS in their last 13. When favored by two touchdowns or more, the Colts are 10-0 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10.
Jacksonville has dropped eight straight and seven in a row ATS following last week’s 50-10 loss to New England as a 17-point underdog. When listed as an underdog by at least two touchdowns, the Jaguars are 1-11 SU and 7-5 ATS in their last 12.
In Week 10, Indianapolis defeated Jacksonville 23-17 as a 10.5-point favorite. In their last 13 games against the Colts, the Jaguars are 11-1-1 ATS, and at home they’ve won six straight against Indianapolis with a 6-0 ATS record.