NFL Week 16 Lines & Predictions: This Week's Betting Winners

NFL Week 16 Lines & Predictions: This Week’s Betting Winners

Week 15 was a wild one, with the Colts giving up the largest lead in NFL history on Saturday as the Vikings rallied after trailing 33-0 at the half. Then, the Jaguars stunned the Cowboys in overtime, and the Chiefs pulled off a comeback victory of their own, defeating the Texans in overtime. With three games remaining and teams vying for a postseason spot, Week 16 is set to be even more thrilling. Let’s look at the sure winners in Week 16 so you can get ready to make your bets against the NFL Betting Odds.

Who Are the Sure Winners in Week 16 of NFL Action?

Jacksonville Jaguars (+1) vs New York Jets

Let’s start with Thursday’s game as the Jacksonville Jaguars (6-8) take on the New York Jets (7-7) at Metlife Stadium. Oddsmakers are giving the New York Jets a little too much credit in this one. The Jets have lost three straight contests and four of their last five. Injuries are taking a huge toll on New York as the Mean Green are dropping like flies. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars, on the other hand, are playing their best football down the stretch and could potentially take the AFC South, as they are now one game behind the Titans for the division lead. Jacksonville looks like a completely different team; they toppled the Titans in Week 14 and then upset the Cowboys last week while averaging 38 points over those two contests. 

Jacksonville has covered the spread in three of their last four games, and they will go on the road and surely win this one against a struggling Jets squad. 

Buffalo Bills (-8.5) vs Chicago Bears 

This is a matchup of two teams trending in opposite directions. The Bills are absolutely rolling right now, as they have control of the top overall seed in the AFC East and have won five straight contests. They play excellent defense, surrendering only 17.9 points per game, and their offense has showcased consistently that they are one of the best in the league, averaging the second most yards per game (400.6). 

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears have a budding young offense, but they still can’t find ways to win games. The Beats enter this contest on a seven-game losing streak while failing to cover the spread in four of their last five contests. Clearly they have their eyes on the offseason, and the Bills are primed to come out on top in Chicago.

Detroit Lions (-2.5) vs Carolina Panthers

Let’s continue the trend of road winners in this one as the red-hot Detroit Lions take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. No one wants any part of this Detroit Lions team right now, as Dan Campbell has this team clicking on all cylinders. The Lions enter Week 16 on a three-game winning streak and are winners of six of their last seven contests. Jared Goff has a ton of weapons at his disposal, and the Lions offense is averaging over 30 points in their last six games while covering the spread in seven straight contests. 

The Carolina Panthers magic ran out last Sunday as they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. This Panther team is not talented, but they have shown tremendous fight for interim coach Steve Wilks. Unfortunately, the Panthers run into one of the hottest teams in the league, and they won’t keep pace with their lack of weapons on the offensive side. 


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