The Ravens (8-7) were the No. 1 seed in the AFC a month ago, but four straight defeats have them fighting for their playoff lives. Life won’t get any easier in the Week 17 NFL schedule with Lamar Jackson still hobbled and the Rams (11-4), who have won four straight games, coming to town. Los Angeles has gotten back to its ground-based offense with plenty of Cooper Kupp sprinkled in. Caesars Sportsbook lists L.A. as a 3.5-point favorite over Baltimore in the latest Week 17 NFL odds.
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Top Week 17 NFL picks
After simulating every game 10,000 times, the model is high on the Colts to cover as seven-point favorites at home against the Las Vegas Raiders. After weeks of Jonathan Taylor carrying Indianapolis to victory, it was Carson Wentz’ clutch throws that propelled the Colts to a Christmas win over the Cardinals. Wentz ranks third in the NFL in touchdown-to-interception ratio and has been making timely plays all year, even if they’ve gone under the…