2016 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., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMTENNESSEE TITANS4Houston Texans40
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMBuffalo Bills3.5NEW YORK JETS42.5
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMBaltimore Ravens1.5CINCINNATI BENGALS41.5
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMINDIANAPOLIS COLTS4.5Jacksonville Jaguars47
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMPHILADELPHIA EAGLES5.5Dallas Cowboys43.5
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMMINNESOTA VIKINGS6.5Chicago Bears43
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMTAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS3.5Carolina Panthers46.5
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMPITTSBURGH STEELERS5.5Cleveland Browns43
Sun., Jan. 1 at 1:00 PMNew England Patriots9.5MIAMI DOLPHINS45
Sun., Jan. 1 at 4:25 PMWASHINGTON REDSKINS7.5New York Giants45.5
Sun., Jan. 1 at 4:25 PMATLANTA FALCONS8New Orleans Saints58
Sun., Jan. 1 at 4:25 PMArizona Cardinals6.5LOS ANGELES RAMS40.5
Sun., Jan. 1 at 4:25 PMKansas City Chiefs5SAN DIEGO CHARGERS44.5
Sun., Jan. 1 at 4:25 PMSeattle Seahawks9SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS43
Sun., Jan. 1 at 4:25 PMDENVER BRONCOS1.5Oakland Raiders40
Sun., Jan. 1 at 8:30 PMGreen Bay Packers3.5DETROIT LIONS50
Odds are as of Saturday, December 31st at 11:48 PM 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)

2016: 28-28-3 (50.0%), -7 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%)

Saints +8 over Falcons (5 Units)

Too many points here. Drew Brees does have notable home/road splits, but he actually isn't too bad in road dome games. This game has a total of 58 for a reason. I think the Saints upset the Falcons on the road here...

[View all of Sean's Week 17 NFL picks.]

Kevin Hanson (@EDSFootball)

2016: 21-24-4 (46.7%), -4 units
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%)

Chiefs -5 over Chargers (3 Units)

A win over San Diego -- coupled with an Oakland loss -- would allow the Chiefs to leapfrog the Raiders for the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Nobody should confuse the Chiefs for being a high-flying offense, but ...

[View all of Kevin's Week 17 NFL picks.]

John Trifone (@JohnnyT1022)

2016: 25-31-1 (44.6%), -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

Bears +6.5 over Vikings (5 Units)

In a meaningless game from a playoff perspective, both teams will still have individuals looking to show off talent. The Bears have been surprisingly competitive of late while the Vikings have been a pretty big disappointment. An ...

[View all of John's Week 17 NFL picks.]

Dan Yanotchko (@TheTipDrill_Dan)

2016: 22-23-3 (48.9%), -5 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%)

Dolphins +9.5 over Patriots (4 Units)

Happy New Year to all, and as always, Week 17 gives us divisional matchups, but most of the playoff questions have already been answered. The Patriots will either be the No. 1 or 2 seed, so I really think with Tom Brady and Malcolm ...

[View all of Dan's Week 17 NFL picks.]

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

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