NFL Week 18 Late Sunday Slate Spread Picks NFL Betting Odds

Alex Murray
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Alex Murray
06 Jan 24
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NFL Week 18 Late Sunday Slate Spread Picks NFL Betting Odds

We fared a lot better at 1PM than we did at 4PM last week, as we dropped three of the four late spreads and hit on seven of the 10 early ones. Here, we’ll handicap a massive seven-game West coast late afternoon slate as well as the juicy Sunday nighter, which will determine the winner of the AFC East. Though we won’t be looking at moneyline favorites, we’ll be making the best value point spread pick for each matchup thanks to all the best NFL betting odds from the top NFL betting sites and betting apps.

Highlights

  • The Bears and Giants should be able to cover underdog spreads
  • Dallas and Miami will win and cover to claim their respective divisions
  • Arizona will run all over Seattle to cover their underdog spread and play spoiler

NFL Week 18 Late Sunday Slate Betting Odds - Sunday, January 7th

All odds provided by Sports Interaction.

Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Commanders - 4:25PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Dallas Cowboys-909-13.0 (-110)O46.5 (-110)
Washington Commanders+600+13.0 (-110)U46.5 (-110)

The Cowboys need to win to hold onto the No. 2 seed, so this one’s not too tough to call. Dallas hasn’t been great on the road this year, but the Commanders have been arguably the worst team in the league over the past month. Dallas is also 3-1 when they’re favored by double digits this year. Take the Cowboys to dominate and cover the -13.0 spread.

Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers - 4:25PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Los Angeles Rams+165+4.0 (-110)O41.0 (-110)
San Francisco 49ers-200-4.0 (-110)U41.0 (-110)

The Rams could drop to the No. 7 seed if they lose, but that didn’t stop them from ruling all of their impact starters out for this one. The 49ers have nothing to play for either, so this will be Carson Wentz vs. Sam Darnold, and that’s an unpredictable matchup. Because of that, we’ll play it safe and take the +4.0 points for the Rams.

Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants - 4:25PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Philadelphia Eagles-250-5.5 (-110)O42.0 (-110)
New York Giants+200+5.5 (-110)U42.0 (-110)

Is there a team that has had a more Jekyll and Hyde season? Since starting 10-1, the Eagles are a shocking 1-4. However, if they beat the Giants and the Cowboys lose to the Commanders, they win the NFC East. The Eagles really struggled against Tyrod Taylor on Christmas Day at home, however, so this will be an even more hard fought battle in N.Y.

The issue here is that if the Cowboys go up big early against Washington, Philly may start sitting their starters, so the safer bet here is on Taylor and the G-Men to cover a +5.5 spread.

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers - 4:25PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Chicago Bears+135+3.0 (-110)O45.0 (-110)
Green Bay Packers-161-3.0 (-110)U45.0 (-110)

This should be one of the more interesting matchups, because while the Packers are playing for a playoff spot, Justin Fields and coach Matt Eberflus will be looking to leave the Chicago brass with a good taste in their mouth going into what promises to be a wild offseason for the Bears. Chicago has been as good as any team of late, covering in five of their last six and six of their last eight. We like the Bears to keep this one very close and at least earn a push on the +3.0 spread.

Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals - 4:25PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Seattle Seahawks-143-3.0 (-110)O47.5 (-110)
Arizona Cardinals+120+3.0 (-110)U47.5 (-110)

The Seahawks still have an outside chance at snagging an NFC Wild Card spot, but much like the Bears, the Cardinals have been extremely frisky for a team with nothing to play for lately. In recent weeks, Seattle barely beat the struggling Eagles and the five-win Titans before getting their teeth punched out by Pittsburgh’s running game last week.

The Cardinals are coming off of a 200+ yard ground performance against Philly, so we’d expect that unit to pummel Seattle’s 30th-ranked rush defense again. Take Arizona to cover +3.0 at home in this one.

Denver Broncos @ Las Vegas Raiders - 4:25PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Denver Broncos+130+3.0 (-110)O37.0 (-110)
Las Vegas Raiders-159-3.0 (-110)U37.0 (-110)

The Broncos are kind of already looking to next season, and with the whole Russell Wilson debacle still hanging over their heads, we’re not expecting an overly inspired effort from them. Meanwhile, the Raiders will be looking to put it in owner Mark Davis’ mind that Antonio Pierce could be their full time head coach next season.

A win to finish 8-9 after a 3-5 start would be a boon to his chances. With Denver going just 2-4 ATS as a road dog this year, we like Las Vegas to finish on that high note and cover a -3.0 spread.

Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Chargers - 4:25PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Kansas City Chiefs+155+3.5 (-110)O35.0 (-110)
Los Angeles Chargers-189-3.5 (-110)U35.0 (-110)

For the first time in a long time, the Chiefs have not locked up the No. 1 seed. However, they have locked up the No. 3 seed, which means Patrick Mahomes and more will be wearing street clothes on Sunday.

Easton Stick has been serviceable, and with a depleted roster on the other side, he and the Chargers should be able to put up enough points to cover a -3.5 spread against a Blaine Gabbert-led offense which is likely to be without Travis Kelce, Isaiah Pacheco, and Rashee Rice as well.

Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins - 8:20PM

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Buffalo Bills-159-2.5 (-110)O48.5 (-110)
Miami Dolphins+130+2.5 (-110)U48.5 (-110)

Here’s the big daddy, the game of the week, the perfect game for prime time. Whoever wins this one, wins the AFC East. However, while the Dolphins will merely drop to the No. 5 seed with a loss, Buffalo could fall out of the playoff altogether if they don’t get a win here.

While Miami has been excellent at home, winning seven of eight games, their roster is significantly depleted, especially on the defensive side of the ball. However, if Jaylen Waddle and Raheem Mostert are fit to play - they both returned to practice on Friday - we like the Dolphins to cover +2.5 points. Miami will be looking to run the ball down Buffalo’s throat, and if they can do that, they’ll be golden.

Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including stops writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of the lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.