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NFL Week 17 odds: Patriots are listed as huge favorites over the Jaguars despite back-to-back losses

Related: What losing to the Bills means for the Patriots’ playoff outlook

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The New England Patriots may have lost two straight games but they are still listed as the heavy betting favorite for their Week 17 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Patriots open as 15.5-point road favorites — the biggest spread in the league this week.

It is not hard to see why the oddsmakers like New England in this game. Despite their back-to-back defeats, the Patriots still have a superior team and coaching staff. They are 9-6 for a reason, while the Jaguars are headed straight for their second straight No. 1 overall draft pick — all while having fired their head coach, Urban Meyer, earlier this month.

The Patriots may not have been playing their best football since coming out of their Week 14 bye, but they sure face a golden opportunity to turn their fortunes around in Jacksonville.

The over/under for the contest has been set at 42.5.


NFL Week 17 spreads

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Football Team

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets

Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans

Las Vegas Raiders at Indianapolis Colts

Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals

New York Giants at Chicago Bears

Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Bills

Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys

Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers