When you're looking for advice on whom to pick on gameday in the NFL, nobody beats R.J. White. In fact, if you placed $100 on each of R.J. White's NFL spread picks since the start of the 2017 season, you'd be up more than $3,000. Smart bettors tail his selections.
White has been SportsLine's top pro football analyst for three-plus seasons. Over that span, the CBS Sports NFL editor and nationally recognized NFL Draft expert has gone 347-285 on against-the-spread picks, returning $3,038. He enters Week 17 on a sizzling 73-47-5 run on spread picks (including a 18-6-2 record since Nov. 30), returning $2,050.
Anyone who has followed him is WAY UP.
In the last five years the stats guru, whose picks are coveted by fans everywhere, has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. From 2015 through '19 White went 233-174-18 in the SuperContest, nailing more than 57 percent of his picks and cashing in 2015 and '17.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, White did not travel to Las Vegas to enter this year's contest. But he is still offering his five weekly SuperContest picks to SportsLine members.
Using the Las Vegas SuperContest lines for Week 17, we can tell you White loves the Carolina Panthers (+6.5) to cover against the New Orleans Saints. (See the current NFL lines for every Week 17 game on our NFL odds page.)
"Motivation is a key concern for teams with nothing to play for in Week 17, but I have no such worry about the Panthers," White tells SportsLine. "Matt Rhule has had this team playing hard for weeks, leading to close losses in Minnesota and Green Bay as well as against the Broncos at home, before upsetting Washington last week behind a strong performance by the improving defense. The Panthers came close to beating the Saints in their first meeting -- a game Michael Thomas also missed -- even though New Orleans was coming off its bye. The Saints offense should regress one week after running all over the Vikings, and that should open the door for Teddy Bridgewater and Co. to chase a signature win to end the year."
White also loves a team that could turn its game "into a rout" and cover easily. Which team it is may surprise you. Anyone who uses this team could hit it BIG.
So which teams should you back in Week 17? And what team could turn its game into a rout and cover easily? ... Join SportsLine right now to see whom you should back in Week 17, all from the expert who has crushed the world's most prestigious handicapping tournament twice!