Thursday, December 25, 2008

NFL Week 17 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

The last week of the 2008 NFL regular season is here! Hope everyone is having a great Christmas holiday, and maybe you can win a few wagers this week to pay for all those gifts you charged on your credit card.

Last week, I went a horrible 4-11. That’s my worst week of the season. That brings my season total to 87-82-3. Yuck.


Before you start making wagers, be sure to see who’s injured or resting in Week 17. While some teams will still be giving it their all, others will be mailing it in or resting starters for a playoff run. Proceed with caution when wagering on Week 17 NFL games.

Ben Roethlisberger had his ankle heavily wrapped after last week's game, so expect Byron Leftwich to start.

Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) could be inactive, as the Bills have no shot at the playoffs.

Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jaguars (knee) might miss the game.

Calvin Johnson of the Lions has a bruised knee.

Anquan Boldin of the Cardinals (shoulder) is out.

Bengals WR Chad Johnson (hamstring) is likely to be inactive.

Cowboys RB Marion Barber (toe) did not participate Wednesday and will likely be out.

The Broncos plan to start RB Tatum Bell with Cory Boyd and Alex Haynes getting some touches too.

Clinton Portis is expected to play for the Redskins in week 17 but his workload could be limited.


And just in case you’re wondering, the following NFL teams have already clinched a spot in the playoffs:

Tennessee Titans

Indianapolis Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers

New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons

The rest of the playoff contenders will be decided this week.


For more games, check back regularly with Bodog’s sports book. My picks for the week are in bold print.

Raiders +13 @ Buccaneers -13

Lions +10 @ Packers -10

Giants +7 @ Vikings -7

Bears +3 @ Texans -3

Panthers -3 @ Saints +3

Rams +14 @ Falcons -14

Chiefs +3 @ Bengals -3

Titans -3 @ Colts +3

Browns +10 ½ @ Steelers -10 ½

Cowboys +1 ½ @ Eagles -1 ½

Jaguars +13 @ Ravens -13

Dolphins +3 @ Jets -3

Broncos +8 @ Chargers -8


Here are some of the odds for the major NCAA bowl games courtesy of Bodog.

(Rose Bowl) Penn State +9 ½ vs. USC -9 ½

(Orange Bowl) Virginia Tech +2 ½ vs. Cincinnati -2 ½

(Cotton Bowl) Mississippi +5 ½ vs. Texas Tech -5 ½

(Liberty Bowl) East Carolina -3 vs. Kentucky +3

(Sugar Bowl) Utah +10 ½ vs. Alabama -10 ½

(Fiesta Bowl) Ohio State +9 vs. Texas -9

(BCS Championship Game) Florida -3 vs. Oklahoma +3

For more NFL and NCAA action, click on the following links:

NFL Week 16 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

NFL Week 15 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

NFL Week 17 - Bodog Odds and Predictions