2014 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS) - Week 17

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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.

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Starting in 2014, we have switched to a new format allowing each handicapper to make between two to five picks versus the spread. 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 tracked both wins/losses and units (+/-) against the spread throughout the season.

Through Week 17, we finished the season with a combined 124-111-6 (52.8 percent) ATS and a cumulative +48 units.

Cumulative results from previous three seasons: Week 17 lines from Sportsbook.com are in the table below:

DateFavoriteSpreadUnderdogO/U
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMTEXANS9.5Jaguars40.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMColts7TITANS46.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMRAVENS13.5Browns39
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMPATRIOTS5Bills43.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMDOLPHINS6Jets42
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMFALCONS3.5Panthers47.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMVIKINGS6Bears45
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMChargers1CHIEFS40.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMGIANTS2.5Eagles52.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMCowboys4REDSKINS49
Sun., Dec. 28 at 1:00 PMSaints4Buccaneers46.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 4:25 PMPACKERS7.5Lions47.5
Sun., Dec. 28 at 4:25 PMSEAHAWKS12Rams41
Sun., Dec. 28 at 4:25 PM49ERS6.5Cardinals37
Sun., Dec. 28 at 4:25 PMBRONCOS14Raiders48
Sun., Dec. 28 at 8:30 PMSTEELERS3.5Bengals48.5
Odds as of Sunday, December 28th at 2:31 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
John Trifone
2014: 31-34-3 (47.7%), +3 units
2013: 26-22-3 (54.2%)
2012: 20-28-3 (41.7%)
2011: N/A

Chicago Bears +6 over Minnesota Vikings (4 units)

I've picked against Chicago for several weeks now, but I actually think they will go out with a win. I expect Jay Cutler to have a good game after the embarrassment of getting benched last week.

[View all of John's Week 17 picks here.]
Sean Beazley
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%)

Green Bay Packers -7.5 over Detroit Lions (4 units)

Aaron Rodgers and the Pack have struggled the past two weeks on the road, but should get some home cooking this week vs. the Lions. Don't let the Lions defensive numbers scare you. They haven't played a good QB in over a month, and Tom Brady ...

[View all of Sean's Week 17 picks here.]
Kevin Hanson
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%)

Minnesota Vikings -6 over Chicago Bears (3 units)

When it comes to Week 17 in the NFL, motivation is a key factor in trying to predict outcomes. While neither of these two teams will be playing January football, the Bears seem as ready as any team in the league for the season to end. Whether Jay Cutler, who ...

[View all of Kevin's Week 17 picks here.]
Dan Yanotchko
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%)

Atlanta Falcons -3.5 over Carolina Panthers (4 units)

Yes, neither of these teams can finish with a winning record, but the winner of this game will win the NFC South, and host a first-round playoff game as sad as it seems. I always try to go with games that matter in Week 17, as you never know ...

[View all of Dan's Week 17 picks here.]
Note: All lines used will be as of the time picks are made.



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