NFL betting: 5 picks against the spread for Week 17
Zach Brunner makes his NFL betting picks for Week 17 of the 2021 season, with five picks against the spread.
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Tom Brady has been beating up on the Jets his entire career. It will be like old times this week, facing a Jets team that is counting down the days until the NFL Draft. They have no reason to win this game. However, even if they wanted to, they don’t have much of a chance.
Look for Zach Wilson to look like a rookie, while Brady looks like an MVP.
The Dolphins are hot right now, and Tua Tagovailoa is playing well. He should be able to pick on the cornerbacks for Tennessee on Sunday.
For the Titans, they won last week due to A.J. Brown. While he is a good player, the strong cornerback duo for Miami should slow him down, forcing the other Titans weapons to beat them. They will struggle with that task.
It turns out the Jaguars have many more problems than Urban Meyer. This team is terrible, losing to the Texans and Jets in back-to-back weeks.
Now, they will face a tough defense and the brain of Bill Belichick. The Jaguars are 2-5 against the spread in road games. Look for that trend to continue on Sunday.
The Cowboys are on a roll, while the Cardinals are not. However, this is a dangerous spot for Dallas. Their strength is very clearly their pass rush. However, Kyler Murray is quick and tough to catch. This neutralizes that rush a little bit, weakening their defenses and exposing some of the weaknesses in the secondary.
On top of that, Murray loves playing at AT&T Stadium, where he is a perfect 8-0. The Cardinals are also 7-1 against the spread in road games.
In Ben Roethlisberger’s final home game at Heinz Field for his career, he is not going to lose to the Cleveland Browns. Look for the Steelers to commit the full attack to stopping the Browns rushers, forcing Baker Mayfield to beat them. As shown by his four interceptions last week, it is a good strategy.
I like the Steelers to win outright, but the spread protects us from a game-winning field goal.