Week 18 NFL best bets: Picks, odds for every game

By VSiN Staff  (VSiN.com) 

January 9, 2022 11:29 AM
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Another exciting NFL week is here, bringing with it a lot of games with tremendous importance for playoff positioning to end the regular season.

Our VSiN experts -- Adam Burke, Dave Tuley, Will Hill and Matt Youmans, along with Ben Brown of Pro Football Focus -- combine to give their opinions on every  Saturday and Sunday game in Week 18.

Note: Lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook as of Thursday night.

Here are our Week 18 best bets:

Sunday, Jan. 9

Green Bay Packers (-3.5, 45) at Detroit Lions

Burke: Aaron Rodgers says that he plans to play in Week 18 and that means he’ll be out there for the Packers. The number of series that the likely MVP plays is still up for some debate, but with the bye week, Rodgers cited a desire to stay sharp and end the season on a high note.

Jared Goff is hoping to do the same, as the Lions QB is trying his best to play. That would send Tim Boyle to the bench, which is an upgrade for Detroit. Focus and effort could be a concern for the Packers defense. The presence of Rodgers on offense should be enough to keep that unit humming, but I’d be concerned that the defense, which has had a lot of injuries and COVID issues throughout the season, will be flying around.

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