NFL Christmas Odds | Opening NFL Moneyline, Spread, & Total Betting Lines

Posted: Jul 12, 2022Last updated: Aug 3, 2022

Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, but the NFL decided to put a majority of their games on Saturday (Christmas Eve) for Week 16. However, they kept three games on Christmas Day for our viewing pressure.

So what games will be played on Christmas and what’s the best early bet you should make on these contests? Here are our favorite bets and picks for the NFL schedule on Christmas Day 2022.

Christmas NFL Odds & Lines

Christmas NFL odds are courtesy of Betway Sportsbook unless otherwise noted and are current as of Thursday, July 14 at 5 p.m. ET. Be sure to keep tabs on all of our current NFL odds leading into NFL Week 16.

Christmas NFL Games

Green Bay Packers @ Miami Dolphins (1 p.m. ET)

Packers -1 (-110) @ Dolphins +1 (-110)

While there is a lot of optimism that the Miami Dolphins could be much improved this season, they are still playing in one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL. Plus, the AFC is going to be as deep as ever and that could lead to a few good teams being out of playoff contention by Week 16.

We know that the Packers will be in the thick of things by December and they could be looking to clinch either the NFC North or the No. 1 seed in the NFC. For that reason alone, take the Packers as they are far more likely to have something to play for here in Week 16.

Plus, it’s never a bad idea to bet on Aaron Rodgers over Tua Tagovailoa on a primetime stage.

Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles Rams (4:30 p.m. ET)

Broncos +3.5 (-110) @ Rams -3.5 (-110)

Arguably the best game of the day features Russell Wilson and the Broncos taking on the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. Wilson has historically struggled against the Rams, posting an 8-12 record against them during his time in Seattle.

Wilson has a career passer rating of 101.8, but that number dips down to 92.4 when facing the Rams. He’s just never had a lot of success against Sean McVay and Aaron Donald, so that makes it hard to get too excited about them in this spot.

Take the Rams -3.5 and don’t be surprised if that number moves further in the direction of the Super Bowl champs by kickoff.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals (8:20 p.m. ET)

Buccaneers -2.5 (-110) @ Cardinals +2.5 (-110)

The final game on Christmas Day will feature the Buccaneers traveling to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. The Bucs open as 2.5-point road favorites, which seems low as the Cardinals have struggled in December in the Kliff Kingsbury-Kyler Murray era (5-8 since 2019).

On the flip side, Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history in December. He has a total record of 69-17 (79.3 win %) in the month of December. His teams just don’t lose very often late in the season, especially not to teams like the Cardinals.

Whenever you get to bet on Brady as less than a field-goal favorite, you have to bet it. The Buccaneers have the far better roster and shouldn’t have any problem moving the ball against the weak secondary of the Cardinals, making this our NFL pick of the day.

Author

Marcus Mosher

Marcus Mosher is an NFL analyst at The Game Day, residing in Erie, PA. He covers the NFL from a betting and fantasy perspective, producing written and video content. Marcus currently hosts multiple football-related podcasts and is a managing editor at USA Today’s Sports Media Group covering the Las Vegas Raiders. He has previously worked at The Athletic and Bleacher Report.

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