The Daily Steam: NFL Week 17, NCAAF Bowls, NCAAB Conference Play and More

The Daily Steam: NFL Week 17, NCAAF Bowls, NCAAB Conference Play and More

There’s a riveting (and long) weekend coming up in the world of sports– NCAAF Bowls/Playoffs, NFL Week 17, NCAAB Conference matchups, Premier League matches, an NHL outdoor game, full NBA slates, UFC 219 and a whole lot more. Here’s a rundown to get you ready to ring in the new year.

Emotionally Hedge NFL Week 17

Are you worried about your team not making the playoffs like the Ravens or Saints? Evan Abrams breaks down the moneyline parlays that you can bet on in case of a Baltimore or New Orleans final day disaster. Hey, it worked for US Soccer bettors, so why not think about it?

Familiarity Benefits Road Dogs

Many bettors/fans don’t really get into the college basketball season until conference play begins. Now that it has, make sure you read about the differences between conference vs. non-conference matchups and what the historical betting trends can tell us.

Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen?

During the season, BetOnline released odds on 1st QB drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. Now that the season is over, they’ve re-opened odds and they haven’t changed too much:
Darnold +175
Rosen +250
Rudolph +600
Allen +600
Jackson +650

Despite winning the Heisman Trophy, Baker Mayfield is a longshot to be 1st QB selected in the draft at +1400, behind several others. Check out the full list here.

Across the Pond Betting

Our Premier League picks are plugging along at +22.52 units on the season, and we’ve picked out two draws with value for Saturday’s matches.

UFC 219: Holm vs. Cyborg

UFC 219 is headlined by the women’s featherweight bout between Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg. Holm opened as a big underdog (+300) and the line hasn’t budged much since opening. Holm is getting 39% of betting tickets and 77% of the money, indicating that bigger bets have taken Holm to pull off the upset. You can track all the latest MMA odds and percentages with a Sportsbook Insider membership.

Best and Worst of 2017

It was a wild year in sports betting– check out the most profitable teams, title winners, bad beats, DFS booms/busts and a whole lot more in our Year in Betting Review.

NFL and NCAAF Betting Guides

Check out everything you need to know for betting NFL Week 17 as well as College Football New Year’s Bowls.

(Photo via USA TODAY Sports)

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at

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