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Opening odds for Week 18 of the NFL season

We’ve got an early look at Week 18 point spreads as the NFL wraps up Week 17.

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The NFL is headed into Sunday Night Football, but we’ve got some early odds to get you ready for Week 18. The final week of the 2023 NFL season includes some pivotal playoff implications — headlined by the Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills showdown for the AFC East title.

DraftKings Sportsbook unveiled opening odds for all 18 weeks back in May after the schedule was released. Those were pulled once the regular season got underway. Below, we’ve included the offseason opening odds and the current line once it re-opens.

Here’s our full list of Week 18 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. We’ll update once the odds re-open Sunday evening.

Steelers vs. Ravens

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Ravens -1.5
Point total: 43.5
Moneyline: Ravens -120, Steelers +100

May 12

Point spread: Ravens -3.5
Moneyline: Ravens -175, Steelers +150

The Steelers went with Mason Rudolph under center, and it paid off. Pittsburgh picked up the 30-23 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Running back Najee Harris had 122 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, while George Pickens brought in seven of his nine targets for 131 yards.

The Ravens grabbed one of the most dominant wins of the season in Week 17, defeating the Miami Dolphins 56-19 to secure the AFC North and the No. 1 seed in the AFC. They will likely be starting their backups this week and giving their starters a rest ahead of the playoffs. Lamar Jackson passed for five touchdowns in the win.

Pick: Ravens -1.5

Chiefs vs. Chargers

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Chargers -1
Point total: 35.5
Moneyline: Chargers -112, Chiefs -108

The Chiefs locked down yet another AFC West division title with their 25-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Isiah Pacheco had 18 carries for 130 yards in a game that Kansas City was expected to be reducing its playbook to find a more consistent offensive presence. Los Angeles struggled on offense against the Denver Broncos defense and mustered only nine points in its loss.

Pick: Chiefs +1

May 12

Point spread: Chiefs -2
Moneyline: Chiefs -125, Chargers +105

Jets vs. Patriots

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Patriots -1.5
Point total: 38
Moneyline: Patriots -122, Jets +102

May 12

Point spread: Jets -1
Moneyline: Jets -115, Patriots -105

This game will be for playoff positioning and a little bit of ego. The Patriots are looking at a top-five pick with a shot as high as the No. 2 pick after a 27-21 loss to the Bills in Week 17. The Jets could pick anywhere from No. 5 to just outside the top ten after a 37-20 loss to the Browns in Week 17. It’s not a particularly entertaining matchup, but there is some long-standing rivalry between the two teams.

Pick: Jets +1.5

Cowboys vs. Commanders

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Cowboys -13.5
Point total: 49.5
Moneyline: Cowboys -750, Commanders +525

May 12

Point spread: Cowboys -3
Moneyline: Cowboys -150, Commanders +130

The Cowboys barely eked out a 20-19 win over the Lions in Week 17 after several negated two-point conversions from Detroit, breaking a two-game losing streak. They defeated the Commanders 45-10 earlier this season, and despite having their playoff berth locked in, we can expect to see a similar result this week.

The Commanders are eliminated from playoff contention and fell 27-10 to the 49ers in Week 17.

Pick: Cowboys - 13.5

Bills vs. Dolphins

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Bills -1.5
Point total: 48.5
Moneyline: Bills -120, Dolphins +100

Wednesday, December 27

Point spread: Dolphins -1.5
Point total: 48.5
Moneyline: Dolphins -122, Bills +102

May 12

Point spread: Dolphins -1.5
Moneyline: Dolphins -120, Bills +100

The AFC East will be on the line for this. The Dolphins' loss to the Ravens coupled with the Bills' win over the Patriots leaves Buffalo a game back heading into what should be the Sunday Night Football finale. The Bills would clinch the division by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker if they beat the Dolphins in Week 18.

Neither team impressed in Week 17. The Bills beat the Patriots but only did it just barely 27-21. The Dolphins were crushed by the Ravens 56-19. Baltimore is playing incredible football right now, so it’s easy to look at that as a one-off result. This game will come down to who can turn things around. The biggest question is whether or not Raheem Mostert will be good to go in time for the game. But I’ll take Miami getting points at home.

Pick: Dolphins +1.5

Jaguars vs. Titans

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Jaguars -3.5
Point total: 41
Moneyline: Jaguars -180, Titans +150

May 12

Point spread: Jaguars -2.5
Moneyline: Jaguars -135, Titans +115

The Jaguars shut out the Panthers in Week 17, 26-0. With the win, they move to 9-7 on the season. The Colts and Texans each sit at 9-7 as well after this week. The Titans fell 26-3 against the Texans this week.

The Jaguars defeated the Titans 34-14 earlier this season, and the result of this matchup should look largely similar. The Jaguars are aiming for an AFC South title, and the Titans are eliminated from playoff contention. As Tennessee begins to look toward the 2024 draft and season, go ahead and take the Jaguars to cover.

Pick: Jaguars -3.5

Bears vs. Packers

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Packers -1.5
Point total: 44
Moneyline: Packers -120, Bears +100

May 12

Point spread: Packers -2
Moneyline: Packers -125, Bears +105

Broncos vs. Raiders

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Raiders -1
Point total: 37.5
Moneyline: Raiders -115, Broncos -105

May 12

Point spread: Broncos -1
Moneyline: Broncos -115, Raiders -105

The Raiders fell to the Colts this week 23-20 to move to 7-9 on the season. The Raiders have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Aidan O’Connell passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

The Broncos didn’t end up needing quarterback Russell Wilson after all. Jarrett Stidham finished 20-of-32 for 224 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t put up showy numbers, but it was enough to secure the 16-9 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Pick: Raiders -1

Eagles vs. Giants

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Eagles -6.5
Point total: 46.5
Moneyline: Eagles -270, Giants +220

May 12

Point spread: Eagles -2.5
Moneyline: Eagles -130, Giants +110

Seahawks vs. Cardinals

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Seahawks -3
Point total: 47
Moneyline: Seahawks -155, Cardinals +130

May 12

Point spread: Seahawks -4.5
Moneyline: Seahawks -195, Cardinals +165

The Seahawks are on the fringe of the NFC playoff picture as they couldn’t hold strong at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. DK Metcalf finished with 106 yards on five receptions, but the rest of the offense floundered. Arizona showed they don’t care about their draft pick as head coach Jonathan Gannon picked up an upset victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Pick: Seahawks -3

Vikings vs. Lions

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Lions -4
Point total: 45
Moneyline: Lions -205, Vikings +170

May 12

Point spread: Lions -2.5
Moneyline: Lions -130, Vikings +110

Browns vs. Bengals

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Bengals -4
Point total: 40
Moneyline: Bengals -175, Browns +145

May 12

Point spread: Bengals -4
Moneyline: Bengals -190, Browns +160

The Browns grabbed a 37-20 win over the Jets in Week 17 to move to 11-5 on the season. They have already clinched a Wild Card berth.

The Bengals hung tight with the Kansas City Chiefs but couldn’t hold on for the win. Cincinnati lost 25-17 and were eliminated from playoff contention. Cleveland may be resting players, but the Bengals will be playing for pride in their final game of the season.

Pick: Browns +4

Texans vs. Colts

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Colts -1.5
Point total: 46
Moneyline: Colts -122, Texans +102

Wednesday, December 27

Point spread: Colts -1.5
Point total: 46
Moneyline: Colts -122, Texans +102

May 12

Point spread: Colts -1.5
Moneyline: Colts -120, Texans +100

The Texans, Colts, and Jaguars all won in Week 17, which means we have a three-way tie for first in the AFC South heading into Week 18. The Jaguars travel to face the Titans in Week 18 and can clinch the division with a win. The Texans and Colts need help, but this could be for at least a wild-card berth.

C.J. Stroud was quietly solid in his return from injury. The Colts have a more veteran presence, but I like getting points with Stroud getting back on track.

Pick: Texans +1.5

Falcons vs. Saints

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Saints -3.5
Point total: 42.5
Moneyline: Saints -175, Falcons +145

May 12

Point spread: Saints -2.5
Moneyline: Saints -130, Falcons +110

New Orleans kept its playoff hopes alive with a victory over Tampa Bay while Atlanta got buried in the snow in Chicago. Both rivals still have a shot at winning the NFC South and if the Bucs lose to the Panthers, then this game will be for the division crown. This should be the definition of a hard-fought Falcons-Saints game where the margins between a victory and a loss will be razor-thin.

Pick: Falcons +3.5

Buccaneers vs. Panthers

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: Bucs -6
Point total: 37
Moneyline: Bucs -238, Panthers +195

May 12

Point spread: Panthers -2.5
Moneyline: Panthers -130, Bucs +110

Tampa Bay had a chance to clinch the NFC South on Sunday and fell short in a 23-13 loss to New Orleans. The offense couldn’t get anything going until the fourth quarter and their four-game win streak came to an end in disappointing fashion. The Bucs could still clinch in next week’s season finale and I think they’ll come out with a sense of urgency against the league’s worst team.

Pick: Bucs -6

Rams vs. 49ers

Sunday, December 31

Point spread: 49ers -2.5
Point total: 44
Moneyline: 49ers -148, Rams +124

May 12

Point spread: 49ers -6
Moneyline: 49ers -240, Rams +200

This is a tough one to call with the early line. The 49ers clinched the No. 1 seed on Sunday, so they have nothing to play for in Week 18 against the Rams. They’ll likely give playing time to starters, but how much is unclear. They don’t want to go into the Divisional Round rusty, but they also have a lot of players who could use some rest.

The Rams barely beat the Giants on Sunday, but can get into the playoffs if the Seahawks lose to the Steelers. If the Rams don’t have anything to play for, they’ll be likely to sit players as well since they won’t have a bye week and will be locked into a wild-card berth.

Pick: 49ers -2.5