Week 18 BET MGM NFL Preview
First and foremost, we are praying for Damar Hamlin, who remains in critical condition in the ICU at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering cardiac arrest this past Monday night. He is a Buffalo Bills safety and the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL has been currently suspended.
Anyhow, Week 18 of the 2022-2023 NFL regular season appears to go on as scheduled. There is a lot at stake this weekend for playoff seeding and playoff positioning. There are also a lot of scenarios that need to be played out. What are the best bets this weekend on BETMGM after going 2-1 last weekend with my NFL picks?
Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars
This football game will be played at TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Kickoff will be on Saturday, January 7, with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN/ABC. Jacksonville is favored by (-6.5) with (-110) odds to cover the spread and Tennessee is (+6.5) (-110) odds to cover the spread. Also, the over/under points total is set at 40, with the odds set at (-110). The Jacksonville Jaguars have -275 odds to win out right on the money line and the Tennessee Titans have +220 odds to win out right on the money line.
Josh Dobbs and Trevor Lawrence will be the quarterback matchup. Mike Vrabel and Doug Pederson will be the coaching matchup. Experience will prevail here over youth. The Tennessee Titans will win this football game over the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final score of 23-21. Bet Tennessee (+6.5) (-110) odds over Jacksonville and also bet the over 40 total points (-110) odds. Also, take the Titans' money line at +220 odds as well over the Jaguars.
Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers
This football game will be played at Acisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kickoff will be on Sunday, January 8, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on CBS. Pittsburgh is favored by (-2.5) (-115) odds over Cleveland (+2.5) (-105) odds. The over/under for this football game is set at 40.5 total points, with the odds at (-110) for both. The Pittsburgh Steelers on the money line have -150 odds to win this football game outright and the Cleveland Browns have +125 odds to win this football game outright.
The quarterback matchup in this one will be Deshaun Watson and rookie Kenny Pickett, who is improving week-by-week and has two game-winning drives over the last two weeks. The head coaching matchup in this one is Kevin Stefanski vs Mike Tomlin. In this one, the Pittsburgh Steelers will win this football game over the Cleveland Browns by a final score of 17-10. Bet Pittsburgh (-2.5) (-115) over Cleveland and also bet the under 40.5 total points in this football game between these two teams also at (-110) odds. Also, take the Steelers' money line at -150 odds over the Browns' money line as well.
Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks
This football game will be played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX on Sunday, January 8. Seattle is favored by (-6.5) with (-115) odds to cover the spread. Los Angeles is the road underdog at (+6.5) points with (-105) odds to cover the spread. The over/under points total for this football game is set at 41.5 total points with the odds set at (-110). The Seahawks on the money line have -275 odds to win this football game and the Rams on the money line have +230 odds to win this football game outright as well.
The quarterback matchup is Baker Mayfield vs Geno Smith. As for the head coaching matchup, it is Sean McVay vs Pete Carroll. There will be an upset in this one with the Los Angeles Rams over the Seattle Seahawks by a final score of 26-23. Bet the Rams (+6.5) (-105) odds over the Seahawks and also bet the over 41.5 points total at (-110) odds. Los Angeles money line at +230 is also the play here over Seattle's money line.