While there are still the playoffs to come, this is the last week of the year when we have a full slate of games to choose from in the NFL regular season. It’s also one of the toughest weeks of the season to handicap, as you never really know who is going to be playing and who will be rested ahead of the playoffs. We already covered some ATS and SU picks for Week 17 in a separate piece, but for the purposes of this one, I think we are going to focus on the point totals. There are a few games that look like very good bets, so let’s review our selection of betting predictions for NFL Week 17.

Washington Redskins vs New York Giants (OVER 39 ½)

Date/Time: December 31, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium

Redskins vs Giants

Will this be the last time that we see QB Kirk Cousins in a Redskins jersey, and will it be the end of the road in for Eli Manning in New York? These two have been linked to several different teams over the past couple of weeks, and both will want to put on an impressive display for potential suitors in the final week of the season. There is nothing at stake here but pride, which is why I think we might see a little bit of gunslinging from both QB’s. I think that will help take this one OVER the 39 ½ point total.

Predicted Score: Washington Redskins 24 New York Giants 17

San Francisco 49ers vs LA Rams (OVER 43 ½)

Date/Time: December 31, 2017, 4:25 PM ET
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Niners vs Rams

One of the best pieces of business this season was the acquisition of Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots. The 49ers brass look like geniuses after that move, as this team has thrived with him under center, and are suddenly the dark horse pick for 2018, even before we see who they get in the draft. The LA Rams have been great all year, and with a shot at getting a bye next week, will likely start all their big guns. I think this one gets OVER the point total quite easily.

Predicted Score: San Francisco 49ers 23 LA Rams 27

Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons (OVER 45)

Date/Time: December 31, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Panthers vs Falcons

This has to go down as one of the games of the weekend, as it will determine whether the Atlanta Falcons head into the playoffs or not. The Carolina Panthers could still win a division title with a win and a loss by the Saints, so they are going to come out with all guns blazing in search of a victory. While this one may start out a little nervy, I think we are going to see both offenses open things up as the game progresses, which should help take this one OVER the 45-point total set by the bookies.

Predicted Score: Carolina Panthers 21 Atlanta Falcons 27

New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (UNDER 50 ½)

Date/Time: December 31, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium

It’s almost fitting that the final week of the season should feature all the NFC South teams going head to head, as it has been one of the most entertaining divisions in the NFL all season long. The Saints have already punched their playoff ticket but can secure a division title, as well as home field in the Wild Card, with a win here. While the Bucs have lost 5 in a row, they have played things very tight, losing each of their last 3 games by 3 points. This will be another close one, with the point total going UNDER.

Predicted Score: New Orleans Saints 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21