NFL Week 18 – Preview and Betting Picks

Last Updated on January 6, 2023 3:41 pm by Erwin Noguera

We finally reached it, we are at the very end of the NFL’s regular season, going right into the last out of an 18-week campaign for every team.

With this last football weekend coming up, 8 teams still have a chance at capturing one of the 3 available playoff spots, so they are likely ready for war.

The following teams have already managed to advance to the playoffs:

From AFC: Bills, Chiefs, Bengals, Ravens, and Chargers.

From NFC: Eagles, Cowboys, Vikings, Buccaneers, and 49ers. 

There is not much time left, so prepare the cold ones and get everything set up for an exciting weekend filled with entertaining matches as the smoke clears out and the playoffs begin.

We will analyze and follow the main games of the round below so that you have good information to make your predictions. Jaguars vs. Titans, Patriots vs. Bills, and Seahawks vs. Rams will be the main games of the round, but there are other 4 teams on the hunt in the other matches, so keep your eyes open.

NFL Week 18 – Jaguars vs. Titans – Betting Odds & Free Pick – Info


Saturday, January 7th at 7:15 pm ET at the TIAA Bank Field

Moneyline odds:

Jaguars -300

Titans +234

Where Can I Watch it? 

NFL Network

We get a true division championship game in the AFC South this season with the 8-8 Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the 7-9 Tennessee Titans.

The winner will be the No. 4 seed in the AFC Playoffs, and the loser heads home. 

Unless of course, New England, Miami and Pittsburgh all lose, then Jacksonville can sneak in even with a loss.

Is not sure Doug Pederson and Trevor Lawrence want to leave it up to those other teams though, we think they’d rather win and complete the turnaround from the worst team in the NFL, to the playoffs in just one year.

These are two teams headed in opposite directions.

Jacksonville is on a serious roll, it has won four straight including a 36-22 win over Tennessee in Week 14.

That was when Tennessee still had Ryan Tannehill, now they’re down to Joshua Dobbs because Malik Willis can’t throw a football at all, but the bigger problem for Tennessee is stopping the quarterbacks that actually can.

Trevor Lawrence absolutely can, he’s been spinning it this year, and he’ll end the year with over 4,000 yards passing and has 24 touchdowns to eight interceptions heading into this game. 

Derrick Henry isn’t as scary to opposing defenses as he used to be and Jacksonville has an above-average run defense.

Trevor Lawrence is now the most terrifying player to game plan for in the AFC South and his reign will be a lot longer than King Henry’s was.

Look for a straight win on the Moneyline for Jaguars. If you put $100 on the Jaguars at +300, you’ll be looking at a $33 win with a total payout of $133.

NFL Week 18 – Patriots vs. Bills – Betting Odds & Free Pick – Info


Sunday, January 8th at noon ET at the Bills Stadium

Moneyline odds:

Patriots +260

Bills -340

Where Can I Watch it? 

NFL Network

The NFL has yet to announce how they’re going to handle the suspended game between the Bengals and Patriots, but it goes without saying that if the Bills want any chance at the number one seed in the AFC, a win this weekend is a must.

Meanwhile, the Patriots can win the game and lock up the No. 7 seed in the AFC, without help from any other team in the league.

New England is eighth in the NFL in net yards per play this season, with its defense leading the way. 

Their secondary has been its strongest suit, ranking seventh in the NFL in opponent yards per pass attempt. 

If they can slow down Josh Allen and the Bills’ pass attack, they’ll be able to keep this game close.

It’s anyone’s guess where the Bills’ head will be at this game, an argument could be made for both sides. 

For this matchup we are going with the underdogs; the Patriots, as they are likely to go all out and just secure their spot already.

Look for a straight win on the Moneyline for the Patriots. If you put $100 on the Patriots at +260, you’ll be looking at a $260 win with a total payout of $360.

NFL Week 18 – Seahawks vs. Rams – Betting Odds & Free Pick – Info


Sunday, January 1st at 3:25 pm ET at the Lumen Field

Moneyline odds:

Seahawks -255

Rams +202

Where Can I Watch it? 

NFL Network

The Seattle Seahawks, despite a subpar second half of the season, can still make the NFL Playoffs this week.

If they can beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon, it will all come down to Sunday Night Football. 

The entire city of Seattle will be cheering for the Lions against the Packers because if Detroit pulls off the upset, the Seahawks will get the final wild-card spot in the NFC.

But, before they can even concern themselves with the Lions and Packers, they’ll have to get past the Rams.

Unfortunately, just because a game means more for a team doesn’t mean they’re going to win the game, let alone cover the spread.

Let’s not forget the Seahawks needed a last-second drive to come from behind and beat the Rams back in early December. 

Now, the Rams have an upgrade at quarterback in Baker Mayfield, who is playing with a chip on his shoulder.

With everything said, we believe that the Seahawks will be able to get the victory, but it won’t be as easy as the betting odds might show.

Look for a straight win on the Moneyline for Seahawks. If you put $100 on the Seahawks at -255, you’ll be looking at a $39 win with a total payout of $139.

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