NFL Week 17 Odds: Browns Flip To Road Underdogs

MNF in Week 17 features an AFC North showdown between disappointing teams in the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns were slim road favorites before being eliminated from the postseason. Now Cleveland is catching points in Pittsburgh.

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022 11:10 AM ET Read Time: 8 min

Week 17 is no longer the finale of the NFL regular season — thanks to a new 18-week schedule — but it does feature the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers squaring off in the season's final Monday Night Football showdown.

With the rest of the week's action officially in the books, the Browns entered Monday as slight, 1.5-point favorites on the road after being favored by as much as 3.5 earlier on Sunday. However, once Cleveland was officially eliminated from the playoffs, this spread has jumped the fence and now has the Browns as 2.5-point road pups in Pittsburgh.

Here is the list of all the NFL Week 17 odds, times, and look-ahead odds.

These are the full opening NFL odds for Week 17, headlined by a Chiefs-Bengals showdown and the Cowboys favored by 4.5 points hosting the Cardinals.

Matchup Time Spread Over/Under
Eagles at Washington Sun, 1 p.m. ET Washington +5.5 44.5
Buccaneers at Jets Sun, 1 p.m. ET Jets +13.5 46
Dolphins at Titans Sun, 1 p.m. ET Titans -3 40.5
Jaguars at Patriots Sun, 1 p.m. ET Patriots -16.5 41
Raiders at Colts Sun, 1 p.m. ET Colts -8 45.5
Chiefs at Bengals Sun, 1 p.m. ET Bengals +3.5 50.5
Giants at Bears Sun, 1 p.m. ET Bears -6.5 36
Falcons at Bills Sun, 1 p.m. ET Bills -14 45.5
Rams at Ravens Sun, 1 p.m. ET Ravens +6.6 46
Texans at 49ers Sun, 4:05 p.m. ET 49ers -13 44
Broncos at Chargers Sun, 4:05 p.m. ET Chargers -8 45.5
Lions at Seahawks Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Seahawks -7.5 41
Cardinals at Cowboys Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys -6.5 51.5
Panthers at Saints Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Saints -7 37
Vikings at Packers Sun, 8:20 p.m. ET Packers -12.5 42
Browns at Steelers Mon, 8:15 p.m. ET Steelers -2.5 43

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 3, 2022

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Opening line

Washington +3, Over/Under 43.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 9:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: The Eagles are available between -5.5 and -6 for their second run-in with Washington in less than two weeks. Covers Consensus is showing 68% of picks on Philadelphia, which echoes the ticket count at sportsbooks. WynnBet is reporting 78% of bets on the Eagles as well as almost 77% of the money.

Opening line

Saints -7, Over/Under 39.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 9:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: The Saints are expected to have dual-threat QB Taysom Hill under center against a Panthers team that has been plagued by COVID in Week 17 and will be very thin in the secondary due to injuries. New Orleans is up as high as a touchdown favorite and this total has slimmed to 37 points – the lowest Over/Under of the season should it close there. DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting 63% of tickets on the Over but more than 83% of handle on the Under.

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Opening line

Jets +13, Over/Under 45.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 9:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: The Buccaneers are expected to have WRs Mike Evans and Antonio Brown for this matchup with the Jets. Tampa Bay is giving 13.5 points on the road in Week 17, and that hasn’t scared away bettors. WynnBet is reporting nearly 91% of the money on the Bucs backed by 85% of the ticket count. Covers Consensus is a bit less bullish on Tom Brady & Co. but still seeing 70% of picks on the road chalk.

Opening line

Titans -3.5, Over/Under 41

Why the line moved

UPDATED 9:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2:  Depending on where you bet, you can find advantageous lines for both sides in this game. Tennessee can be had as low as -2.5 (-125) while Miami +3.5 (-115) is on the board as of Sunday morning. WynnBet sportsbooks, which are dealing the Titans as 3.5-point chalk, have taken 62% of bets and 56% of money on Tennessee.

Opening line

Patriots -15.5, Over/Under 42

Why the line moved

UPDATED 9:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: The Patriots are as big as 17-point home favorites (-105) versus Jacksonville in Week 17 and with 62% of bets and 75% of the handle on the home side, that line may not stop there. Covers Consensus shows 60% of the picks on the Patriots, who are coming off a home loss to Buffalo last week and fighting for the AFC East lead.

Opening line

Colts -8.5, Over/Under 46.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: After a week of COVID chaos and massive line moves, we’re right back to where we started. The Colts are clear of protocols and QB Carson Wentz is back under center versus Las Vegas, and that has Indianapolis anywhere from -7.5 (-110) to -8.5 (-110) as of Sunday morning. This total also went for a ride, opening at 47.5 and nose diving to 44.5 before coming back to 46.

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Opening line

Bengals +4.5, Over/Under 47.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: Action on the home underdog has trimmed this spread from Cincinnati +4.5 to as low as +3.5 Sunday morning. WynnBet books are reporting 64% of bets on the visiting Chiefs but 56% of the money on the Bengals. This total also made some significant adjustments this week, climbing from an opener of 48 points to as high as 51 before some buyback on the Under slim the number to 50.5. DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting 83% of bets on the Over which has collected 76% of the handle on the total.

Opening line

Bears -5.5, Over/Under 38

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: As of Sunday morning, Chicago is bouncing between -6 and -6.5 across the market, so depending on which side you like, make sure you add/avoid that half-point hook. Covers Consensus shows 65% of picks on the Bears which reflects the betting splits at sportsbooks, drawing as much as 81% of tickets on the home team. This total is as low as 36.5, which would be the lowest Over/Under of the 2021 season should it close there. Books are reporting a bigger ticket count on the Over (64%) but a significant amount of the handle on the Under (82%).

Opening line

Bills -13.5, Over/Under 44.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: The Bills opened -13.5 for this non-conference home clash with Atlanta and were bet up as big as -15.5 at some shops before coming back down to as low as -14 (-110) Sunday morning. The total has also made notable moves, jumping a point and a half from 44 to 45.5 this weekend. WynnBet is reporting 71% of tickets on the Over while money is relatively split evenly on both sides of the total. The forecast for Orchard Park is calling for snow flurries and “feels like” temperatures below 20 degrees.

Opening line

49ers -15, Over/Under 44.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: The 49ers are bouncing between -12.5 and -13 for this run-in with the Texans, going with rookie QB Trey Lance under center. San Francisco has garnered only 36% of picks according to Covers Consensus, and sportsbooks are reporting a similar split in betting patterns. DraftKings has taken 63% of tickets and 69% of money on Houston as a big road underdog. This total is sitting at 44 points with 69% of handle on the Under. 

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Opening line

Chargers -5.5, Over/Under 45.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: The Broncos are down as many as six starters for this AFC West war with the Chargers. Denver opened as low as +6 and is now up as high as +8 as of Sunday morning. WynnBet sportsbooks are reporting 76% of tickets on the Chargers but the money is leaning toward the road underdog, with 54% of the handle on the Broncos, who will start Drew Lock at QB in place of the injured Teddy Bridgewater for the second straight week.

Opening line

Ravens +3, Over/Under 45.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: With Lamar Jackson’s involvement in this Week 17 non-conference clash cloudy, the Ravens are sitting between +6 and +6.5 home underdogs versus the Rams. Baltimore will more than likely start Tyler Huntley at quarterback, which has this total sitting around 46.5 points. DraftKings books are reporting 81% of tickets on the Over and 76% of the money on a high-scoring finish as well. The forecast for Baltimore is calling for game-time temperatures in the 60s with potential rain showers on and off.

Opening line

Seahawks -8.5, Over/Under 42

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: This game featured one of the biggest line moves of Week 17, opening as high as Seattle -9 and sliding through the key number of a touchdown to get as low as Seahawks -6.5. As of Sunday morning, sportsbooks are dealing the home side -7.5. According to Covers Consensus, 62% of picks are grabbing the points with Detroit. Sportsbooks are reporting contrasting bet counts – depending on the operator – but there is a noticeable lean to the Seahawks in terms of handle (70% of money on Seattle).

Opening line

Cowboys -3, Over/Under 48.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: With one-sided ticket counts and money on Dallas, this spread has gone through the key number of -6 and sits as high as Cowboys -6.5 (-115) as of Sunday morning. That current price could indicate a move to a touchdown should action continue to take Dallas at home, but expect buyback on Arizona should the spread reach Cardinals +7. While sportsbook operators are showing more bets on the Cowboys, our Covers Consensus is actually recording 52% of picks on Arizona. This total has also jumped around, opening as low as 50 and climbing to 52 points, with heavy ticket and money counts on the Over.

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Opening line

Packers -6.5, Over/Under 47

Why the line moved

UPDATED 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 2: As of Sunday morning, the Packers are between -12.5 and -13.5 for this primetime NFC North matchup, since jumping from Green Bay -6.5 upon news that Vikings QB Kirk Cousins would be out due to COVID. The total has also slumped from 46.5 to 42.5. The forecast for Lambeau Field is calling for frigid temperatures, with winds adding to a “feels like” temp of 3 degrees by kickoff tonight. 

Opening line

Steelers +2.5, Over/Under 41.5

Why the line moved

UPDATED 11:00 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 3: Once Cleveland was officially eliminated from the playoffs Sunday evening, this line started to swing toward the Steelers. Cleveland slipped from -1.5 to as far as +2.5 as of Monday morning, as the Browns' motivation for Monday Night Football is very cloudy. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, will likely put a strong effort in for what appears to be QB Ben Roethlisberger's final career game inside Heinz Field. Covers Consensus shows 55% of picks on the Steelers while sportsbooks like DraftKings are reporting 65% of ticket count and 75% of handle sitting on the home team.

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