While many people will be enjoying their new Christmas presents and enjoying a relaxing holiday weekend, the penultimate week of the NFL regular season will be taking place. Week 16 promises to be an exciting one, as playoff spots and seeding are still very much up for grabs across the AFC and NFC.
The biggest games of Week 16 see the Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams in a matchup that could decide the NFC West, the Pittsburgh Steelers welcoming the Indianapolis Colts in a game that both teams need to win for their respective division title hopes, and Green Bay hosting the Tennessee Titans in a game between two of the best teams in the league.
It will be four days in a row of NFL action, with games taking place from Friday to Monday. Everything gets underway on Christmas Day, with the New Orleans Saints hosting the Minnesota Vikings. Saturday features a trio of games, while Sunday’s slate features 11 games. In the last Monday Night Football matchup of the season, Buffalo travels to New England looking to wrap up the AFC East title.
With a number of great matchups in store, there will be plenty of NFL betting taking place. With that in mind, FanDuel Sportsbook is already offering a couple of NFL betting odds boosts for the games that will be taking place on Friday and Saturday.
Week 16 NFL Promotions from FanDuel
The first odds boost is for New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara to score 2+ touchdowns in Friday’s game against the Vikings. The bet without the boost is +250, but the boosted bet now sits at +300. Kamara, who is one of the NFL’s top all-purpose threats, has run for 777 yards and ten touchdowns and has caught 80 passes for 739 yards and five touchdowns this season. Kamara has four multi-touchdown games this season and 14 in his four-year NFL career. The maximum bet amount allowed for that boosted bet is $50.
The other odds boost that is currently being offered features the game that Kamara is playing in and one of the trio of games that takes place on Saturday. With that boost, you can take over 50.5 in the Saints-Vikings matchup, the Las Vegas Raiders to cover +4.5 points in their meeting with the Miami Dolphins in Vegas, and for over 48.5 points to be scored in that game between the Dolphins and Raiders. Without the boost, the bet is +420, but it takes quite the jump with the boost, going to +500. $50 is also the maximum bet amount allowed for that boosted bet.
Of note for those interested in that boosted bet, the Saints average 28.4 points per game, which is ninth in the NFL, while the Vikings average 25.7 points per game, which is 14th in the league. Meanwhile, the Raiders average 26.9 points per game, which is 11th in the league, while the Dolphins average 25.1 points per game, which ranks 16th. Over 50.5 points have been scored in ten of the Vikings’ 14 games and in seven times for the Saints.
In the other matchup, over 48.5 points have been scored in all but one of the Raiders’ 14 games this season, while it has occurred six times in the Dolphins’ games this season. The 7-7 Raiders, who could see Marcus Mariota start in place of an injured Derek Carr at quarterback, are 2-5 at home and have lost four of their last five games to all but fall out of the playoff race. The 9-5 Dolphins are 4-2 on the road this season and have been one of the NFL’s hottest teams since a 1-3 start.
New Orleans and Minnesota kick off at 4:30 pm ET/3:30 pm local time on FOX on Friday. Las Vegas and Miami kick off at 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm local time on the NFL Network. Along with the two boosted NFL bets that are being offered at the moment, FanDuel is offering a host of wagers on both of those games and on the rest of the NFL slate for Week 16. That includes Dalvin Cook, who is tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with 15 and total touchdowns with 17, being available at -130 to find the end zone at any time against New Orleans and +440 to find the end zone 2+ times.