For the past 16 weeks of the NFL season I have released my top 3 "Over/Under" picks as part of an ongoing series for Doc's Sports. For the most part the results have been profitable and with last Sunday's 2-1 mark I am 27-20-1 heading into Week 17. The betting trends have been all over the board in the NFL recently with the total going OVER in 10 of the 16 games in Week 15 followed by 11 of 16 games staying UNDER last week. There are quite a few matchups on this Sunday's slate that have major playoff implications so who knows what to expect.
I personally see things tightening up a bit with so much on the line, so look for the UNDER trend to continue in the regular season finale. The one game that could easily go OVER the 52-point total is the Eagles vs. Cowboys' showdown for the NFC East Division title. Philadelphia should be able to move the ball up and down the field and score with ease against one of the most porous defense's in the league, but also look for some big scoring plays by Dallas. It really does not matter whether it is Tony Romo or Kyle Orton behind center as either quarterback should be able to test the Eagles' secondary with their arm.
As far as my top three picks for this week, I did not go with this game so please consider this prediction a belated Christmas gift. To check out my "Over/Under" picks for this Sunday's games in the NFL just click the link below.
NFL Totals Betting: Week 17 Over and Under Predictions