PlayUSA NFL Bets Navigator Week 17: Can The Dolphins Keep The Winning Streak Alive?

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on December 31, 2021

Welcome back to the PlayUSA Bets Navigator!

We hope you enjoyed your Christmas vacation as much as we did. Week-16 saw some teams clinch playoff berths, including Kansas City, Dallas, Arizona, LA Rams, Green Bay, and Tampa Bay.

This week, teams like Indianapolis, New England, and Miami will try and hold on to the last three playoff spots in the AFC. While San Fransisco, Philadelphia, and Minnesota are battling it out for the final two spots in the NFC.

Covid-19 continues to cause headaches for teams off-field and on the field. Luckily, the staff here at PlayUSA has put together a Covid-19 Live Updates page detailing every player that will be out this week.

For those needing a refresher, each week, PlayUSA will gather three bets we are watching throughout the NFL betting season.

You should know, were are not professional oddsmakers in any way, shape, or form. Although we follow the legal US betting market and NFL odds, this content is strictly personal. In short, we want to have a little fun with it.

Now, let’s dive into NFL Week 17.

Bets we are watching: NFL Week 17

Returning from Christmas vacation after going 1-2 during week-15 feels good. There are only two more weeks left in the regular season, so we will make them count.

So let’s dive in.

This week’s bets come by way of DraftKings Sportsbook. More odds below:

Season record: 6-18

Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots

  • Point Spread: -16 Patriots

New England is the superior team in every area of the game, offense, defense, and special teams. On top of this, the Patriots thrive in cold weather. The real question is, will they open the flood gates against Jacksonville and win by at least three touchdowns? On paper, they should, but this is sports betting, so anything can happen.

The Jaguars come into Foxborough on a seven game losing streak, with the one bright side being the continued development of QB-Trevor Lawrence.

This will be a battle between No.1 picks and franchise saviors.

Remember, this is a point spread bet. The Patriots need to win by more than 16 points to win the bet.

Miami Dolphins over Tennessee Titans

  • Moneyline: +155 Miami

The Dolphins are HOT right now. How hot? Well, they became the first team in NFL history to lose seven games in a row and win seven games in a row. Sure, they have beaten the Jets twice, the Giants, Houston, and struggling Carolina at the tail end of their season. But they managed to take down New Orleans 20-3 and Baltimore 22-10.

Tennessee is trying to fine toon its team for a deep playoff run. They beat an excellent San Fransisco team 20-17 but looked lost entirely against Pittsburg in week-15, falling 13-19.

The Titans are the better team, but the Dolphins are the scrappy underdog looking to cause chaos.

This is a classic moneyline bet. Thus, the Dolphins have to win the game to win the bet.

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Miami Dolphins + Cincinnati Bengals + Arizona Cardinals all to win

  • 3-Leg Parlay: +1992

Taking a different route with this week’s 3-leg parlay. Instead of selecting individual players to score, I’m going with three teams to win.

Miami is riding a seven game winning streak, and I think they can make it eight against Tennessee. Cincinnati has proven itself a worthy opponent and is clicking right before the playoffs. Yes, they do take on a Kansas City team that is returning to Super Bowl form, but I think the Bengals have what it takes to win.

Lastly, Arizona, once the hottest team in the NFL, is trying to recapture the magic that made it so great. Dallas always struggles against teams they should beat, so this might be a trap game for America’s team.

Since this is a parlay bet, all three teams listed above need to win.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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