NFL odds, lines, picks, spreads, best bets, predictions for Week 18, 2021: Model backing Buccaneers, Seahawks

As the NFL season winds down, several of the teams on the Week 18 NFL schedule are expected to make coaching changes. One matchup featuring two coaches that could be on the hot seat takes place in the NFC North when Chicago visits Minnesota. The Bears are 3.5-point underdogs in the latest Week 18 NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The Jacksonville Jaguars have already fired their head coach, and are among the week’s biggest underdogs at +15.5 when they host their AFC South rivals, the Indianapolis Colts.

Are teams that are in coaching purgatory better or worse to include in your Week 18 NFL bets? Between the three teams mentioned, Chicago was the only team to win or cover against the spread last week. All of the Week 18 NFL lines are listed below and SportsLine’s advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Week 18 NFL picks now.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 18 NFL odds and locked in picks for every NFL matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 18 NFL predictions

One of the model’s strongest Week 18 NFL picks is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cover as eight-point favorites at home over Carolina on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. The Panthers have tried everything in their power to disrupt the NFC South and make a playoff push, but it simply hasn’t worked. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule heads into Week…

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