2019 NFL Week 16 Must-Bet Games

2019 NFL Week 16 Must-Bet Games

Written by on July 25, 2019

In about 5 weeks, the 2019-2020 NFL Regular Season gets underway. NFL handicapping preparation is the key to success. That’s why it makes perfect sense for NFL handicappers to take a look out to Week 16. Check out games that you should put on your radar for this season’s NFL Week 16!

2019 NFL Week 16 Must-Bet Games

Oakland Raiders at L.A. Chargers

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
  • Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
  • TV: TBD
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Chargers -9

The Chargers are supposed to be a 2020 Super Bowl contender. If that’s the case, Los Angeles most definitely will be in a position to either win the AFC West, or secure a wildcard position in Week 16.

While the Chargers are supposed to be Super Bowl contenders, Oakland will strive to make the playoffs after a terrible 2018. The Raiders could be in a position to secure a wildcard spot. This game could be more relevant than many believe.

Pick: Raiders +9

L.A. Rams at San Francisco 49ers

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
  • Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
  • TV: TBD
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Rams -2

The other Los Angeles team, the Rams, are supposed to battle for homefield advantage in the NFC Playoffs. If the Rams are to lose the NFC West Division, the team most NFL analysts believe they lose it to will be the San Francisco 49ers.

After a disappointing season last year, the Niners are targeting a return to the playoffs this season. This massive matchup should determine NFC playoff seeding.

Pick:  Rams -2

Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: FOX
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Falcons -5

Both the Jaguars and Falcons could be fighting for wildcard playoff spots come Week 16. Jacksonville believes it has what it takes to return to the AFC Championship while the Falcons think they can upset the Saints for the NFC South crown.

Pick: Falcons -5

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: CBS
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Browns -3

If we’re to believe the preseason hype, the Cleveland Browns are a legit contender to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy while the Baltimore Ravens are the Browns’ top challenger to win the AFC North Division. Here’s another Week 16 game that should determine playoff seeding.

Pick: Browns -3

Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: FOX
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Colts -6

Will the Panthers and, or, Colts make the playoffs this season? Their Week 16 matchup could determine the fate of one or both of these high expectation teams. Unless the Colts suffer injuries throughout the regular season, they should be in a position to lock down the AFC South with a win in Week 16.

Pick: Colts -6

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 4:25 PM ET
  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: FOX
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Eagles -3.5

The two projected best teams in the NFC East Division throw down in Week 16. This matchup could determine whether the Cowboys repeat as division winners, or whether the Eagles return to prominence after a disappointing 2018. This could be the most important matchup in the NFC East this season.

Pick: Cowboys +3.5

Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 8:20 PM ET
  • Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: NBC
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Bears -1

Many consider both the Chiefs and Bears are Super Bowl contenders. Both could also be playing for the lead in their respective divisions, homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, or to just make the playoffs when they clash in Week 16.

Pick: Chiefs +1

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

  • When: Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 8:15 PM ET
  • Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: ESPN
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Vikings -3

The NFC North Division is one of the deepest in football. Green Bay, Chicago, and Minnesota all believe they can take the division title this season. Detroit has an outside shot to make the playoffs as a wildcard.

In Week 16, the Packers versus Vikings could be the game that determines who wins the NFC North if Chicago falters. Even if Chicago runs away with the division title, Green Bay and Minnesota should still be in line for an NFC Playoff wildcard berth when they battle in Week 16.

Pick: Packers +3