Bookies Battle, Week 17 Picks: Contestants Fade Backup QBs

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Bookies Battle contestants are on the lookout to take benefit of groups whose starting up quarterbacks are sidelined in 7 days 17 of the NFL season, as four of the top five consensus picks in shape that angle.

The outlier of that group — the Colts —  are privileged to have avoided that situation, as Carson Wentz exited COVID protocols Sunday early morning. Still, Raiders +7.5 drew the sentiment of 88.9% of the contest area, tying Las Vegas as the most well-known perform.

Chargers +5 (vs. Broncos) garnered that same share, as Los Angeles welcomes a Denver staff trotting out Drew Lock in place of concussed Teddy Bridgewater for a second consecutive week.

The cheapest hanging fruit in the contest this 7 days is Environmentally friendly Bay -6 (vs. Vikings). With QB Kirk Cousins out owing to COVID, the level distribute for Sunday night’s game at frigid Lambeau Discipline skyrocketed to -13. Sean Mannion gets the nod at QB for Minnesota.

In Baltimore, Lamar Jackson remains out with an ankle damage, and with Tyler Huntley set to start off, the line closed in the community of Rams -7 (-120), that means 81.5% of the subject grabbed outstanding worth laying Rams -3.5

No closing-line worth here, but our bookmakers are using the 13 details with the Texans, who stop by a 49ers workforce sans Jimmy Garoppolo and starting up rookie Trey Lance in his place.

Below are the top rated five Bookie Battle plays for 7 days 17, with contest traces when compared to closing market consensus quantities.

Team Proportion of picks Contest line
(Tuesday)
Industry line
(Friday early morning)
Chargers 88.9% -5 -7.5
Raiders 88.9% +7.5 +8.5
Packers 81.5% -6 -13
Rams 81.5% -3.5 -7 (-120)
Texans 74.1% +13 +13.5

Standings Update

After 16 months, Duane Colucci from Rampart Casino continues to direct the way. His 136 winners are one far better than second-place Nick Smith (Snoqualmie). There is a two-way tie for third amongst Max Schmerin (Rivers Pittsburgh) and Mike Lewis (Suncoast), just about every with 132 winners on the period.

Whilst to start with spot pays $3,000 and $1,000 goes to next, the prime 10 finishers progress to compete in the NFL Playoff part of our contest, with $1,000 heading to the winner.

Artwork Heun (Gold Strike) and Edwin Ruvalcaba (The Orleans) are tied for the ninth and 10th location and have a 5-game cushion on John Lindheimer (Harrah’s) and Richard McInerney (New York New York).

Test the whole standings here.

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