NFL Week 17: Win, Spread, Over/Under and Game Score Predictions

Welcome Back to The Sports Savant’s Weekly NFL Picks, Week 17 Edition!

It’s the final week of the NFL regular season and it’s been another very successful season of picks for The Sports Savant!  Based on my current record to win, it looks like I will come up just short of last year’s impossible record of 180-87 through the Superbowl, which bested every NFL expert published.  It will take an unprecedented run through the next week and the playoffs to match the loss column from 2011 now that I have 85 losses on the year as of Week 16.

What has been an big plus this year over last is my winning record against the spread, like I did last year, but the real surprise has been my scorching hot success against the over/under, which I finished with a losing record in 2011.  This year if you had put money on all my picks, you made more money than last year’s picks with my increased record in the spread and over/under picks.

Before we look at my picks for Week 17, let’s take a look at how last weeks picks shaped up and my overall records for the 2012 NFL season…

Winner: 11-5 
Winner w/ Spread: 9-6-1
Over/Under: 10-6
Trifecta: 6
Strikeouts: 1
Perfect Team Score Predictions: 2 (Jacksonville, Washington)
Perfect Game Score Predictions: 0


*2012 Overall Record*
Winner: 154-85-1 (.644)
Winner w/ Spread: 121-113-6 (.517)
Over/Under: 124-109-7 (.532)

Trifecta: 62
Strikeouts: 42
Perfect Team Score Predictions: 28   [Week 1]: New England  [Week 2]: Indianapolis, San Francisco [Week 3]: Chicago, Washington, New York(A)  [Week 4]: Cleveland, Philadelphia  [Week 5]: Green Bay, Seattle, San Diego  [Week 7]: St. Louis, Tampa Bay  [Week 9]: Miami, Tennessee, Green Bay, Arizona  [Week 11]: Detroit, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis
[Week 12]: San Francisco  [Week 13]:Chicago, Houston [Week 14]: Detroit  [Week 15]: Miami
[Week 16]: Jacksonville, Washington
Perfect Game Score Predictions: 2   [Week 9]: Arizona @ Green Bay  [Week 11]: Carolina v. Tampa Bay

NOTE: The team with a negative number in parenthesis “(-3)” next to their name is the favorite to win the matchup and the number represents how many points the favorite has to score more than the underdog to count as a winning bet.  The over/under for the game is represented by a number in parenthesis with the letters o and u “(o/u 46)”.  The number represents the amount of points you are wagering whether or not the two team’s combined score will be in excess of or short of.  Official betting lines courtesy of www.footballlocks.comDon’t forget to visit to check my game picks or right here on at The Sports Savant channel.  And now for my Week 17, NFL picks…New York(A) @ Buffalo(-3.5)  (o/u 39)
Savant Spread PickBuffalo and the points to win ~ 23-13
Over/Under Pick: UnderMiami @ New England(-10)  (o/u 46)
Savant Spread PickNew England and the points to win ~ 27-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

Baltimore @ Cincinnati(-2.5)  (o/u 41)
Savant Spread PickCincinnati and the points to win ~ 23-20
Over/Under Pick: Over

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh(-10)  (o/u 34.5)
Savant Spread PickPittsburgh and the points to win ~ 23-10
Over/Under Pick: Under

Indianapolis v. Houston(-7)  (o/u 46.5)
Savant Spread PickIndianapolis with the points;Houston to win ~ 23-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

Jacksonville @ Tennessee(-4)  (o/u 42)
Savant Spread PickJacksonville to win ~ 20-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

Philadelphia @ New York(N)(-7.5)  (o/u 46)
Savant Spread PickNew York and the points to win ~ 27-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

Dallas @ Washington(-3)  (o/u 48.5)
Savant Spread PickWashington and the points to win ~ 27-24
Over/Under Pick: Over

Detroit v. Chicago(-3)  (o/u 44.5)
Savant Spread PickChicago and the points to win ~ 21-16
Over/Under Pick: Under

Minnesota v. Green Bay(-3)  (o/u 44.5)
Savant Spread PickMinnesota to win ~ 26-21
Over/Under Pick: Over

Tampa Bay @ Atlanta(-5)  (o/u 45.5)
Savant Spread PickAtlanta and the points to win ~ 20-16
Over/Under Pick: Under

Carolina @ New Orleans(-5)  (o/u 54)
Savant Spread PickNew Orleans and the points to win ~ 28-20
Over/Under Pick: Under

Kansas City @ Denver(-16)  (o/u 42)
Savant Spread PickKansas City with the points; Denver to win ~ 27-13
Over/Under Pick: Under

Oakland @ San Diego(-9.5)  (o/u 39.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Oakland with the points; San Diego to win ~ 21-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

Arizona @ San Francisco(-16.5)  (o/u 39)
Savant Spread PickSan Francisco and the points to win ~ 31-10
Over/Under Pick: Over

St. Louis @ Seattle(-11)  (o/u 41)
Savant Spread PickSeattle and the points to win ~ 27-13
Over/Under Pick: Under

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