NFL Week 18 Odds and Betting Lines: Green Bay -5 Heading Into Finale vs Detroit

The NFL Week 18 odds represent the last full slate of football betting action we'll have until next season, so enjoy. The final game of the week has the Packers -5. If Green Bay wins, it's in. The Lions' fate won't be apparent until after the Seattle game.

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2023 4:20 PM ET Read Time: 8 min
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The NFL Week 18 odds are bittersweet.

We've made it through the entire schedule and the joys of playoff football are right around the corner, but this is the last full slate of NFL action we'll get until next season.

On top of those mixed emotions, the NFL Week 18 odds are among the toughest to handicap due to various motivational factors moving the market in the days leading up to a jammed-packed weekend.

With all games underway but one, we turn our focus to Sunday Night Football between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. For the Packers, it's simple: win and they're in. The Lions, however, could be eliminated from contention before kickoff.

We look at all the current NFL Week 18 odds along with action reports and line moves.

These are the live NFL odds for Week 18, highlighting the best odds available from regulated sportsbooks within your area.

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Buccaneers at Falcons odds

Opening line

Falcons -7.5, 38.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:00 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: With the Bucs bound to play their starters – at least for the first half – this spread is shrinking on Sunday after sitting as high as Atlanta -4.5 entering the weekend. Books are down to Falcons -4 with some shops dealing -3.5, but still not convinced the Buccaneers go all-out in Week 18. According to BetMGM books, 72% of ticket count and 69% of handle are taking Tampa Bay as an underdog. This total is sitting at 40.5 points with 67% of bets and 73% of money on the Over.

Patriots at Bills odds

Opening line

Bills -7.5, 42.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:00 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: This AFC East rivalry carries plenty of weight as well as attention with the Bills coming off a very emotional week following the incident with safety Damar Hamlin on Monday night. As of Sunday morning, Buffalo is an 8-point favorite at most shops after jumping up from -7.5 on Saturday but some are as high as -8.5. BetMGM books are reporting one-sided play on the home team, with 77% of ticket count and 80% of handle on the Bills. This total is at 43.5 points.

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Vikings at Bears odds

Opening line

Bears +1, 46 O/U

Why the line moved

10:00 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: Industry consensus is Vikings -7 but there are a few -6.5 spreads out there as of Sunday morning. Vig on Chicago +7 is rising, so we could see a move to Minnesota -6.5 industry-wide before this 1 p.m. ET kickoff. The Vikings are planning to play their starters but should they get up in the second half, the first team could get pulled. This Over/Under number is between 42.5 and 43 points for Week 18. Weather in Chicago is calling for temperatures at 36 degrees with very little wind. BetMGM books have seen heavy play on the Vikings with 82% of bets and 85% of the money siding with the visitor.

Ravens at Bengals odds

Opening line

Bengals -7, 41.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:15 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: With Baltimore potentially starting QB3 Anthony Brown, this spread is sitting as high as Bengals -10 for an AFC North finale with playoff weight. Cincinnati can make a move to No. 2 in the conference but also had a challenging week following the events of Monday’s cancelled game versus Buffalo. This total is set between 39.5 and 40 points. According to BetMGM books, 77% of bets and 82% of the handle is laying points with Cincinnati, which climbed to -10 after opening as low as -6 in the middle of the week.

Lions at Packers odds

Opening line

Packers -4, 48 O/U

Why the line moved

10:15 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: The Packers are pushing for the playoffs while the motivations of the Lions won’t be known until after Seattle’s matchup with the Rams. While that game could influence the odds before game time, most are confident Dan Campbell’s club will fight to the finish – regardless of playoff chances. This spread sits on the dead number of Green Bay -5, giving books wiggle room for adjustments before the primetime kickoff. According to BetMGM books, 59% of bets are on the Cheeseheads, who have also drawn 67% of the handle. This total is sitting at 49 points and the weather in Wisconsin is calling for “feels like” temperatures in the high teens tonight.

Texans at Colts odds

Opening line

Colts -2.5, 39.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:30 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: The most unsexy matchup of the day comes from the bottom of the AFC South, with the Colts currently pegged between -2.5 and -3 favorites at home in this finale. Sharp money has shown up on Indianapolis, with Houston in line for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft should it lose in Week 18. This total opened as high as 39.5 and is down to 37.5 points at some books. BetMGM books are reporting 70% of bet count and 85% of handle on the Colts.

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Titans at Jaguars odds

Opening line

Jaguars -7, 38.5 O/U

Why the line moved

12:21 P.M. ET, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7: It's game day and as of Saturday morning the Jaguars are big 6.5-point home favorites for this winner-take-all matchup for the AFC South title. DraftKings is reporting good split betting action, with 55% of the bets on the Jags but 51% of the money wagered on the Titans. The total is at an even 40 at most books early in the day.

Jets at Dolphins odds

Opening line

Dolphins -4, 41.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:30 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: This AFC East finale has had some of the wildest line moves in Week 18. Miami opened -4 and dropped to +1.5 with the likelihood of starting QB3 Skylar Thompson. But with Mike White out for the Jets and veteran Joe Flacco announced as the starter, this spread swing back to the Dolphins. As of Sunday morning, the Fins are laying 3.5 points in a must-win game to keep any postseason hopes alive. This total took a tumble, falling from 39.5 to 37. BetMGM books are reporting 52% of bets on New York but 56% of the handle on Miami. The Under has drawn 56% of tickets and 58% of money.

Panthers at Saints odds

Opening line

Saints -4.5, 39.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:30 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: As of Sunday morning, the Saints sit as 3.5-point home chalk at most shops with some -3 lines on the board. New Orleans opened at -4 and jumped to -5 before buyback on the Panthers showed up early in the week. This total opened at 40 points and has seen Over money show up, pumping the number to 41.5 points. According to BetMGM books, Carolina has drawn 60% of tickets and 59% of the money while the Under is holding 66% of bets on the total but the Over has drawn 51% of the handle.

Giants at Eagles odds

Opening line

Eagles -13.5, 40.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:30 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: The Giants were coy about the status of their starters ahead of this meaningless game with Philadelphia, but it looks like QB Daniel Jones with sit and New York will have backup Davis Webb under center Sunday. Jalen Hurts returns under center for the Eagles, who have jumped from -14 to -16.5 with the move starting late Saturday afternoon. This total ticked down from 43.5 to 42.5 points upon that announcement. According to BetMGM books, 82% of tickets are on the Giants along with 68% of the money with rumblings Daboll would start the first teamers early in the week. Gameday will likely bring a pile of bets on Philadelphia in a must-win game to secure the No. 1 seed.

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Browns at Steelers odds

Opening line

Steelers -3, 40.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:45 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: The Steelers are laying -2.5 at home to the Browns with slim postseason hopes still alive. Pittsburgh needs a win over Cleveland and losses from New England and Miami to sneak in as the No. 7 seed. According to BetMGM books, 56% of bets and handle are backing Pittsburgh at home. This total is sitting at 40 points.

Cowboys at Commanders odds

Opening line

Commanders +6, 42 O/U

Why the line moved

10:45 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: After Washington announced it would be going with rookie QB Sam Howell under center, this spread jumped from Dallas -5 to -7.5. The Cowboys have an outside shot of winning the division as well as the No. 1 seed in the NFC, should the Eagles and 49ers lose as big favorites in Week 18. Given that, there is a shot Dallas rest its starters in the second half should Philly and San Francisco hold commanding leads in their games. This total is at 40.5.

Chargers at Broncos odds

Opening line

Broncos +3.5, 40.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:45 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: This spread jumped from Chargers -3 to +2.5 once it was announced the Bengals would play the Ravens at 1 p.m. ET. That means Los Angeles will know if it could improve its postseason positioning before kickoff with the Broncos at 4:25 p.m. ET. Given Cincinnati is big favorite vs. Baltimore, the chances of the Bolts resting their starters in a meaningless game is high. As of Sunday morning, Denver is a 3-point favorite and this spread will climb along with the Bengals’ success in the early window. According to BetMGM books, 62% of bets are on the Chargers and 53% of money is siding with L.A. as well. This total is sitting at 39.5 points and will also move based on that early result. 

Chiefs at Raiders odds

Opening line

Raiders +10, 50.5 O/U

Why the line moved

12:16 P.M. ET, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7: It's game day and the spread for this Saturday afternoon game is a mix of Chiefs -9 and -9.5. DraftKings is one of the books at -9 and is reporting 56% of the bets and 58% of the money wagered on the home underdog Raiders. The total appears to have settled at 52.5.

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Rams at Seahawks odds

Opening line

Seahawks -6.5, 41.5 O/U

Why the line moved

10:45 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: After sitting at -6.5 for most of the week, Seattle has slowly ticked down to as low as -5.5 at some shops on Sunday morning. The Seahawks need to beat the Rams in order to keep their playoff hopes alive (then have Detroit beat Green Bay Sunday night). According to Caesars sportsbooks, Los Angeles is drawing the bulks of bets and handle, with splits of 66% and 84% respectively. This total is at 41.5 points.

Cardinals at 49ers odds

Opening line

49ers -13, 40 O/U

Why the line moved

10:45 A.M. ET, SUNDAY JANUARY 8: San Francisco can make a run at the No. 1 seed in the NFC and secure at least the No. 2 seed with a win Sunday. The 49ers are laying as many as 14.5 points to the Cardinals at home in Week 18, with Caesars sportsbooks reporting a 50/50 split ticket count on this game but 86% of the handle backing San Francisco. This Over/Under is sitting at 40 points. Arizona standouts WR Deandre Hopkins and RB James Connor are out for the final game along with QB Colt McCoy.

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