The three prime-time games in Week 11 could go a long way towards ultimately determining the playoff picture in each conference, making them super important for the teams involved.
The Seattle Seahawks (6-3) will kick off the loaded slate on Thursday Night Football when they host the Arizona Cardinals (6-3) as 3-point home favorites on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com with the lead in the NFC West on the line, while the Los Angeles Rams (6-3) will try to keep pace as 3.5-point road underdogs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) to close out the week on Monday Night Football.
The Cardinals won the first meeting with the Seahawks 37-34 in overtime in Week 7, covering the number as 3.5-point home underdogs. Arizona has also gone an impressive 4-1 straight up and 5-0 against the spread in the last five road meetings at Seattle, according to the OddsShark NFL Database. The Cardinals are coming off a 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday thanks to a game-winning Hail Mary touchdown pass from quarterback Kyler Murray to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and the Seahawks fell 23-16 to the Rams as 3-point road dogs.
A sweep of Seattle would put Arizona in prime position to win its first division title since 2015, although Los Angeles will have something to say about that as well. The Rams play the Cardinals twice in the last five weeks of the season and also visit the Seahawks in Week 16.
Los Angeles is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 prime-time games and 6-1 ATS in the past seven meetings with Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers turned in a stinker in their last prime-time game versus the New Orleans Saints (7-2) two weeks ago on Sunday Night Football but rebounded with a 46-23 rout of the Carolina Panthers last week, covering the spread easily as 6-point road favorites at online betting sites.
The Week 11 SNF matchup will pit the Las Vegas Raiders (6-3) against the Kansas City Chiefs (8-1) in a key AFC West showdown. The Raiders are the only team to beat the Chiefs so far this season, and they can improve their chances of earning a playoff berth with a sweep. However, Kansas City (-6.5) has won nine straight divisional road games and gone 20-8 ATS in the last 28 road meetings. Las Vegas has covered five in a row versus AFC West opponents.
Other games of note in Week 11 include the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1) at Cleveland Browns (6-3), Atlanta Falcons (3-6) at New Orleans Saints (7-2), New England Patriots (4-5) at Houston Texans (2-7), Green Bay Packers (7-2) at Indianapolis Colts (6-3), Tennessee Titans (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (6-3) and Miami Dolphins (6-3) at Denver Broncos (3-6). Of those six games, the Patriots (-2) and Dolphins (-3.5) are the lone road favorites, with the Browns (-3.5), Saints (-5), Colts (-2.5) and Ravens (-6.5) all listed as home chalk of less than a touchdown.