NFL Opening Line Report – Week 4
Pinnacle was the first to open the lines for the NFL Week 4, when it opened the Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders line at 6:37 Sunday night. It was another hour and half before the next book, Olympic, opened lines for week 4 and two hours before Pinnacle opened another line.
Early Line Moves of Interest:
1. Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans
Olympic was the first book to open on this game with the Tennessee Titans giving 7 points to the Denver Broncos. Just 20 minutes after it had opened the line dropped half a point despite the Titans being favored by the public. After that early movement the line has held steady, and we’ll have to wait and see how it goes throughout the rest of the week.
2. Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The perennial solid Indianapolis Colts are coming off a victory over the Denver Broncos in week 3, while the Jacksonville Jaguars were stomped by a Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Jaguars could only get their top back, Maurice Jones-Drew, 88 yards on 22 caries Sunday, and for these reasons the public is all over the Colts. With the public heavily backing the Colts right from the start, they have jumped from being a 7-point favorite when the line opened at 8:10 p.m. Sunday to a 9-point favorite when the line was steamed around 11:00 a.m. Monday.
3. Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders
After a great start to the season in weeks 1 and 2, the Texans lost to state rivals the Dallas Cowboys, while the Raiders had a close loss the the Cardinals. It looks like the public is not too worried about the loss to the Cowboys in week 3, because 82% of spread bets are on the Texans according to our betting trends data. This public support has pushed the line from -2 to -3.5 at 8:37 Sunday night.