If all you want for Christmas is some NFL action, you’re in luck.
With the holiday falling on Sunday in 2022, the NFL decided to schedule the majority of games on Saturday (Christmas Eve). However, the league left a triple-header on the docket for our viewing pleasure.
Here are the current NFL betting lines for the 2022 Christmas Day games.
Christmas NFL Odds & Lines
Christmas NFL odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted and are current as of Monday, Dec. 19 at 1 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 +4.5 (-110) @ Dolphins -4.5 (-110)
The opening game of our NFL Christmas triple-header sees Aaron Rodgers and the Packers visit Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.
When analyzing these two teams, the first thing you should be reminded of is the value that an alpha wide receiver adds in the modern NFL.
Green Bay has largely underdelivered this season, especially on offense, as Rodgers struggled to cope with the departure of Davante Adams. While rookie wideout Christian Watson has taken a big step forward in recent weeks, it’s likely a bit too late for this Packers team that annually has Super Bowl aspirations.
Meanwhile, Miami added Tyreek Hill to its arsenal of pass-catchers this offseason and the move has resulted in the best year of Tagovailoa’s young career. Hill is one of two players to average over 100 yards per game — the other is Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson — and his down-field threat has opened up the Dolphins’ passing attack.
While some defenses have been able to cause Miami some problems in recent weeks, I’m not expecting the Packers to have much of an answer for Hill and Jaylen Waddle. At home and with additional rest, the Dolphins are an NFL pick of the day.
Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles Rams (4:30 p.m. ET)
Broncos -1 (-110) @ Rams +1 (-110)
Well, this isn’t the SoFi Stadium Christmas spectacular that we were expecting when the NFL released its schedule back in May. Instead, it feels like the equivalent of waking up with coal in your Christmas stocking.
Both these teams are well below .500 and have essentially nothing to play for outside of pride, especially since neither possesses its own 2023 first-round pick after including them in trades for their starting quarterbacks.
We will see Russell Wilson (concussion) return this week for Denver, which gives the Broncos an advantage against a Rams team without Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Aaron Donald. Still, laying points with Denver on the road feels like a stretch and I’m not sure I want to give myself a reason to watch this putrid game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals (8:20 p.m. ET)
Buccaneers -4.5 (-110) @ Cardinals +4.5 (-110)
The final game of our NFL Christmas triple-header will see Tom Brady and the Buccaneers head to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.
Kliff Kingsbury‘s team is already without starting quarterback Kyler Murray and veteran backup Colt McCoy left Sunday’s loss to Denver with a concussion, which means third-stringer Trace McSorely could be in line to start this Sunday Night Football showpiece.
That’s not exactly encouraging for the Cardinals, who have lost four straight and already been eliminated from playoff contention. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay is fighting for its playoff life, and actually played pretty well against the Bengals last week, if not for some costly turnovers.
As long as Brady can play a clean game and hold onto the ball, the Buccaneers should pick up a much-needed win. Back Tampa Bay on the road. (Also, read our full Christmas SNF prediction.)