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NFL picks against the spread, Week 17: Looking at the full slate plus 5 SuperContest picks

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The 49ers are nine point home underdogs against the Seahawks in Week 17. We break down that game against the spread, along with my ATS picks, and five LVH SuperContest picks.

Finally, the 2016 regular season comes to an end, and that means my misery in the SuperContest comes to a close. I will continue making picks for the playoffs, but it will be entirely for fun. OK, maybe I’ll bet a few bucks here or there, but there will be no contest.

This week, the San Francisco 49ers are facing the Seattle Seahawks in their season finale. The 49ers are a nine-point underdog heading into the game, but the line was 9.5 points for the SuperContest. It is a pretty big line, especially for a road team, but I decided to run with it in this week’s final picks. The 49ers have not covered against the Seahawks since a 33-17 win back in September 2011. Given the 49ers talent issues and injury woes, I see no reason to think they cover in this game. I expect a double digit loss, and I’m thinking something like 26-10.

For the third straight season, I am back for the LVH SuperContest. SB Nation's partners over at Odds Shark are sponsoring my entry again. The contest requires selecting 5 games each week and picking them against the spread. This year's contest is expected to have over 1,800 participants, which is a new record for the SuperContest. SB Nation is represented by myself and Matt Ufford, and there are folks from all over the blogosphere involved. Everybody picks their own five games and there will be a running leaderboard HERE. You can follow my standings under the name "Fooch.”

Here are my Week 17 SuperContest picks.

JETS (+3.5) over Bills
Panthers (-6) over BUCCANEERS
RAMS (+6) over Cardinals
CHARGERS (+6) Chiefs
Seahawks (-9.5) over 49ERS

Here are all my picks for Week 17:

TITANS vs. Texans (+3.5): Titans
JETS vs. Bills (-3.5): Jets
BENGALS vs. Ravens (+2): Ravens
WASHINGTON vs. Giants (+7.5): Washington
LIONS vs. Packers (-3.5): Packers
COLTS vs. Jaguars (+4.5): Jaguars
EAGLES vs. Cowboys (+4): Eagles
VIKINGS vs. Bears (+5): Vikings
BUCCANEERS vs. Panthers (+6): Panthers
STEELERS vs. Browns (+6): Browns
FALCONS vs. Saints (+6.5): Falcons
DOLPHINS vs. Patriots (-9.5): Patriots
RAMS vs. Cardinals (-6): Rams
CHARGERS vs. Chiefs (-6): Chargers
49ERS vs. Seahawks (-9.5): Seahawks
BRONCOS vs. Raiders (+1): Broncos