NFL Opening Line Report – Week 5

The opening lines are out for next weekend’s NFL action, and what does the early betting action say?  Please visit our blog and read our series of Sports Marketwatch articles for updated information during the week.

Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers

In early betting action, this game is currently one of the heaviest-bet games of the week.  At first glance, this looks like a “soft line” with a strong Packers team favored by “just” 2.5 points over the Washington Redskins.  Note, however, that soft lines often mean that public perceptions are playing “mind games” — and in fact, there is value going the other way.  Keep an eye on this game because the constant pounding on Green Bay could cause the line to move even further (it already moved from the opening line of GB -1 to -2.5 at Pinnacle), into the key-3 point area.

Team # Bets Spread % Open Current
Green Bay 3428 84% -1 -2.5
Washington 16% +1 +2.5

Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Betting on this match-up of current NFL under-performers is light.  However, the betting action is very one-sided, with many fans feeling that the 0-4 Buffalo Bills are one of the worst teams in the league.  The line opened with the home team Bills as one-point favorites, but quickly flipped to the Jaguars being favored.  Members may want to keep an eye on the NFL Steam moves.

Team # Bets Spread % Open Current
Jacksonville 1602 83% +1 -1
Buffalo 17% -1 +1

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