NFL Week 16 betting nuggets

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Since 2002 (current divisional format), in the final two weeks of the season, teams that are still alive in the playoff race but have not yet clinched are 57-43-3 against the spread against teams below .500. They are 29-24-2 ATS in the last 10 years. This applies to several games this week (including both sides in Dallas-Philadelphia).

Miami remains the best cover team in the league with an 11-3 record ATS. Dallas has the worst ATS mark at 4-10. Favorites are just 98-123-1 ATS this season (.443).

Here are the top things to know for each game in Week 16.

Odds listed are from Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill and subject to change.

Friday’s game

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints (-7), 4:30 p.m. ET

• Since hiring Sean Payton in 2006, New Orleans is 50-30 ATS after a loss and 19-8 ATS on a losing streak of at least two games.

• Minnesota has failed to cover five straight games. Minnesota was favored in four of those five games.

• Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last five road games and also 4-1 ATS in its last five games

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