NFL Betting: Week 16 Odds & Trends

There are just two weeks left in the NFL regular season but only four teams have clinched a spot in the playoffs so the action should remain intense in many of this week’s games. The following is a look at some of the key matchups on Week 16’s slate with NFL odds provided by Bodog.

There are no more Thursday night games on the schedule so the first big matchup of the week pits New Orleans against Carolina in an early Sunday start with both teams knotted at 10-4 straight-up on the year. The football betting odds in this NFC South division clash have the Panthers favored by 3 points at home with the total set at 47.

The Miami Dolphins are coming off a huge 24-20 victory over the Patriots last Sunday to stay right in the thick of things in the AFC playoff race at 8-6. This Sunday they will travel to Buffalo to square off against the Bills as 2.5-point favorites in this AFC East matchup. The total line for this game has been set at 43 on the current Bodog Week 16 NFL betting board.

Dallas is riding a two-game skid into this Sunday’s NFC East clash with Washington, but at 7-7 the Cowboys are still in position to win their division if they can win their final two games. They have been listed as 2.5-point road favorites over the Redskins, who have lost their last six games. The total line for this contest has been set at 53.5.

Later in the day, New England will try and clinch the AFC East with a victory on the road against Baltimore. The Patriots are 10-4 on the year after last week’s loss to the Dolphins and the Ravens improved to 8-6 after beating Detroit 18-16 this past Monday night. The football odds for this showdown have Baltimore favored by a point and the total line set at 45.

In the final Monday night game of the year, the Atlanta Falcons will try and keep San Francisco’s playoff plans on hold for at least one more week despite the fact they are 4-10 this season and 12-point road underdogs in this game. The total for this NFC tilt has been set at 45 on the NFL odds board.