NFL Week 18: The Final Week of the 2021/22 Regular SeasonPublished January 8, 2022 by Sol FH
NFL Week 18 game preview, playoff picture, odds, injuries, and more. Don't miss this wild weekend in the NFL.
The NFL heads into its final week of regular-season action and there are some pivotal matchups that you need to watch out for. Many of the team's playoff hopes rest on what happens on the gridiron today and on Monday night, and we are going to take a look at a few of the biggest games on the schedule.
Steelers (8-7-1) at Ravens (8-8), 18:00 GMT
Both teams in this game have a slight chance of making the playoffs but their fate does not only rest on a win today. Baltimore would need a win and losses by the Colts, Chargers, and Dolphins in order to make the offseason. Pittsburgh needs a win today, and for the Colts to lose and anything but a tie for the Chargers-Raiders game. These are all longshots and do not expect either team to make it to the playoffs.
At bet365 Sports, the Ravens are at 2.65 for a win. The Steelers are favorites to win at 1.54.
Colts (9-7) at Jaguars (2-14), 18:00
Jacksonville has had the Colts' number when playing at home, winning six in a row., including a near-win in Indianapolis earlier this season. But, tonight, a Colts win would mean they are in the playoffs and they will be throwing everything they've got at the home team. In the event that they lose their seventh in a row while visiting the Jaguars, they would need a loss by the Chargers on Monday night, and a Dolphins win over the Patriots.
For all of these games, bet365 will be offering live in-play NFL betting markets throughout all 4 quarters of action.
The Colts are very far ahead of the Jaguars even with their history of losing in Jacksonville. bet365 Sports lists them at 1.10, while the home team is at 7.50.
49ers (9-7) at Rams (12-4)
This is one of the most meaningful games of Week 18. If the Rams can pull out a victory they will win the division title under Sean McVay for the third time in five years. For the 49ers, a win means they would be in the playoffs. The 49ers have had the Rams' number for the last five games beating them on each meeting. Tonight at 21:45, the 49ers will try to make it 6 wins in a row against the Rams who are on their own six-game win streak.
At bet365 Sports, the Rams are in the drivers' seat at 1.45. This is quite surprising due to the 49ers' record against them and what is riding on the game for San Francisco. The 49ers are at 2.80 and could be the best bet.
All of the odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing on Sunday, January 9 at 7:00 GMT.