The 2018 NFL regular season concludes with plenty of drama around the league as there are two playoff spots available in the AFC – including two division titles – and one postseason opening in the NFC but no division crowns up for grabs.
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There is one winner-take-all game and it was flexed to the prime-time window as the Indianapolis Colts visit the Tennessee Titans, who are 3.5-point underdogs. The winner is in the playoffs as at worst a wild-card team and would win the AFC South Division if the Houston Texans lose as 7-point home favorites against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Will the Titans have starting quarterback Marcus Mariota? That’s the big question after he left Week 16 with an elbow injury, a problem that has plagued him all year. Last thing the Titans need considering they are 2-12 SU and 3-11 against the spread in the past 14 against the Colts. The Titans-Colts winner probably won’t be taking the division if recent history is any indication as the Jaguars are 2-13 SU in their past 15 road games inside the AFC South.
The Kansas City Chiefs are 14-point home favorites over the Oakland Raiders, and a Chiefs victory would clinch the AFC’s top seed and home-field advantage throughout. A loss would be nothing short of an epic choke job and would slide Kansas City into the No. 5 seed in the AFC if the Los Angeles Chargers win as 6.5-point favorites at the Denver Broncos. Kansas City has won its past five at home against Oakland and covered four of them. The Chargers have lost their past five in Denver.
We don’t have an AFC North champion yet, but the Baltimore Ravens will be if they win as 6-point home favorites over the Cleveland Browns. Should the Ravens lose, the Pittsburgh Steelers would take the division with a victory as 14.5-point home favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals. Cleveland has won just three of its past 21 against Baltimore, while Cincinnati has lost its past seven against Pittsburgh.
Just a wild-card spot available in the NFC and that will either go to the Minnesota Vikings or defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Minnesota claims that with a victory and is a 4-point home favorite over the Chicago Bears, and the Vikings are on a six-game home winning streak in the series. The Eagles, in with a win and Vikings loss, are -7 at the Washington Redskins, who are 7-3 ATS in their past 10 at home.