2017 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS) - Week 17

Since we began, all of our handicappers have made exactly three picks each week. No more, no less. By limiting our picks to three per week, the goal was to narrow down our picks to only those we thought were quality plays.

Starting in 2014, we have switched to a new format allowing each handicapper to make between two to five picks versus the spread each week. In addition, we will use units to better designate each handicapper's confidence in their picks ranging from one to five units.

For tracking purposes, we have tracked (and will track) both wins/losses and units (+/-) against the spread throughout the season.

Cumulative results since 2011: Week 17 lines are from Sportsbook.ag:

DateFavoriteSpreadUnderdogO/U
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMDETROIT LIONS7Green Bay Packers43.5
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMNEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS15New York Jets43.5
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMINDIANAPOLIS COLTS6Houston Texans41
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMPITTSBURGH STEELERS6.5Cleveland Browns37
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMWashington Redskins3.5NEW YORK GIANTS40
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMMINNESOTA VIKINGS12Chicago Bears38
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMDallas Cowboys3PHILADELPHIA EAGLES40
Sun., Dec. 31 at 1:00 PMBALTIMORE RAVENS9Cincinnati Bengals40
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMBuffalo Bills2.5MIAMI DOLPHINS42.5
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMATLANTA FALCONS4Carolina Panthers45.5
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMNew Orleans Saints5.5TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS48.5
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMTENNESSEE TITANS2.5Jacksonville Jaguars41
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMLOS ANGELES CHARGERS7Oakland Raiders42
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMSEATTLE SEAHAWKS8.5Arizona Cardinals38
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMDENVER BRONCOS4.5Kansas City Chiefs37.5
Sun., Dec. 31 at 4:25 PMSan Francisco 49ers5.5LOS ANGELES RAMS44
Odds as of Sunday, December 31st at 7:04 AM ET.

Our Week 17 NFL Picks Against the Spread

All of our Week 17 NFL picks against the spread will be centralized in the table below:

ContributorPicks
Sean Beazley (@XtremeDynasty)

2017: 26-19-0 (57.8%), +30 units
2016: 30-29-3 (50.8%), -2 units
2015: 31-33-0 (48.4%), -10 units
2014: 36-26-3 (58.1%), +32 units
2013: 23-26-2 (46.9%)
2012: 31-20-0 (60.8%)
2011: 27-21-3 (56.3%)

Steelers -6.5 over Browns (4 units)

Letís face it, the Steelers have no chance to wrap up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs because there is no way the Jets beat New England. The No. 2 seed is locked up, so I could see a bunch of people resting here. That being said, they will still hammer the Browns at ...

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Kevin Hanson (@EDSFootball)

2017: 21-24-1 (46.7%), -3 units
2016: 24-25-4 (49.0%), +1 unit
2015: 25-25-1 (50.0%), +6 units
2014: 32-23-0 (58.2%), +22 units
2013: 25-24-2 (51.0%)
2012: 22-28-1 (44.0%)
2011: 33-14-4 (70.2%)

Saints -5.5 over Buccaneers (3 units)

The Panthers and Saints head into Week 17 with identical 11-4 records and a pair of playoff berths already clinched. Who wins the division and hosts a playoff game next weekend is yet to be settled, however. Since the Saints swept the Panthers in the regular season, they would ...

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John Trifone (@JohnTrifone)

2017: 26-20-1 (56.5%), +16 units
2016: 27-34-1 (44.3%), -29 units
2015: 29-25-0 (53.7%), +18 units
2014: 31-34-3 (47.7%), +3 units
2013: 26-22-3 (54.2%)
2012: 20-28-3 (41.7%)
2011: N/A

Bills -2.5 over Dolphins (4 units)

Week 17 is always tricky but the Bills have everything to play for while the Dolphins have nothing to play for. The Bills are the better team anyway so even as a small road favorite, I think the extra motivation will help them get the win. ...

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Dan Yanotchko (@TheTipDrill_Dan)

2017: 22-22-4 (50.0%), +4 units
2016: 23-25-3 (47.9%), -7 units
2015: 24-28-1 (46.2%), -16 units
2014: 25-28-0 (47.2%), -9 units
2013: 15-34-2 (30.6%)
2012: 28-23 (54.9%)
2011: 24-21-6 (53.3%)

Colts -6 over Texans (3 units)

Usually in these Week 17 games, I am looking for the teams that really need the win going up against teams that have their car engines running in the parking lot. This game just really boils down to who Indianapolis has to line up, versus who the Texans do not. The Texans have ...

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Note: All lines used will be as of the time picks are made.

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