NFL Opening Lines Report – Week 2

An early look at the lines for Week 2 of the NFL:

Team
Betting %

Open

Current
Notes
Packers 74% -10 -10.5 A surprisingly impressive showing from Cam Newton won’t prevent the Panthers from being big underdogs against the defending champs.
Panthers 26% 10 10.5
Cardinals 47% 4 4.5 A solid division win for the ‘Skins over the Giants has them favored at home against the Cards who have struggled in the past with long flights to the East Coast.
Redskins 53% -4 -4.5
Chiefs 31% 8 9 An embarrassing loss to the Bills for the Chiefs coupled with Matt Stafford looking healthy makes the Lions a big favorite for the first time in who knows how long.
Lions 69% -8 -9
Eagles 83% -1 -1.5 This is likely to be the heaviest bet game in week 2 as the coverage will be all over Vick’s homecoming in Atlanta.  The Eagles open as slight favorites despite the Falcons’ recent success at home.
Falcons 17% 1 1.5
Ravens 90% -4 -5.5 The public will jump all over the Ravens after a high profile win against the Steelers.  The Titans could have some contrarian value by week’s end as the number may grow to offset public money.
Titans 10% 4 5.5
Bears 53% 7 6.5 Apparently a loss to the Packers is more impressive than a win against the Falcons.  Hard to disagree as the Saints looked great at Lambeau and they will be a touchdown favorite at home this week.
Saints 47% -7 -6.5
Seahawks 42% 12.5 14.5 The biggest spread of the week features the Steelers trying to redeem themselves after an ugly loss to Baltimore.
Steelers 58% -12.5 -14.5
Cowboys 89% -3 -3 The Cowboys are always a heavy public favorite and that is likely to continue as they are a 3-point favorite against the 49ers.  San Francisco may have to count on Ted Ginn to bail out the offense again.
49ers 11% 3 3
Browns 45% -1 -1 The Colts looked stagnant without Peyton, and are now slight dogs to the Cleveland Browns who look to rebound after a division loss to the surprise Bengals.
Colts 55% 1 1
Buccaneers 43% 3 3 Despite McNabb having less than 50 yards of passing in week 1, they are a slight favorite over Josh Freeman and the Buccaneers in the newly renovated Metrodome.
Vikings 57% -3 -3
Jaguars 50% 10 10 The Jets sneaked out a win against Dallas in primetime, and are now heavy favorites at home against MJD and the Jags.  The early bets are split and that could be a trend to watch as the week unfolds.
Jets 50% -10 -10

* Betting Percentages reflect Sports Insights’ Spread Betting Trends Data
**Lines are taken from Pinnacle

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