NFL Opening Line Report – Week 14
Every Monday, we take a look at the opening lines for next week’s NFL games:
|Browns||25%||13.5||13.5||Lone Thursday night matchup puts AFC North in the national spotlight. With no line movement thus far, the betting public remains heavily in favor of the home favorite Steelers winning by at least 14-points in front of their home crowd.|
|Colts||52%||16.0||16.0||Great value here, with the betting public nearly split down the middle as to who to take. With the line remaining static, spread bettors are taking the points and giving the slight edge to the winless Colts keeping it relatively close on the road.|
|Texans||73%||3.0||3.0||The public pounding of Arian Foster and the 9-3 Texans continues here, with nearly three out of four spread bets expecting Houston to either win straight up or lose by two or less on the road in Cincinnati.|
|Raiders||13%||12.0||10.5||In one of the most lopsided bet games of the week, nearly nine out of ten spread bets are going with Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Packers to cover at Lambeau, especially after the sportsbooks adjusted their lines to take an additional 1.5 points away from road dog Oakland.|
|Chiefs||43%||9.5||9.0||With the sportsbooks adjusting their lines to take a pivotal half-point away from road dog Kansas City, the betting public is giving the slight edge to the 7-5 Jets winning by ten points or more in front of their home crowd.|
|Saints||25%||-4.5||-3.5||Despite the sportsbooks taking a big point away from home dog Tennessee, three out of four spread bets are going with the 7-5 Titans to keep it within a field goal at home.|
|Patriots||88%||-8.5||-7.0||Despite the Patriots nearly imploding last week at home against the winless Colts, nearly nine out of ten spread bets are sticking with New England to cover in DC, especially after the sportsbooks adjusted their lines to take a pivotal 1.5 points away from the home dog ‘Skins.|
|Falcons||66%||-3.0||-3.0||With the line remaining static for this NFC South matchup, nearly seven out of ten spread wagers remain confident in the 7-5 Falcons winning by four points or more on the road against Cam Newton and the 4-8 Panthers.|
|49ers||91%||-3.5||-3.5||The public love affair with Jim Harbaugh and the streaking 49ers continues here, with more than nine out of ten spread bets expecting San Fran to cover on the road in the most lopsided bet game of the week.|
|Bears||15%||4.0||3.5||Tim Tebow has his teammates believing in him and apparently the betting public is coming around as well. With the sportsbooks adjusting their lines to take a half-point away from road dog Chicago, nearly nine out of ten spread bets are going with the 7-5 Broncos to win by at least four points at Mile High.|
|Giants||85%||3.5||3.0||Even with the sportsbooks adjusting their lines to take a pivotal half-point away from road dog New York, the betting public remains heavily in favor of the G-Men covering on the road against the Jeckyll and Hyde Cowboys.|
|Vikings||N/A||N/A||N/A||With the status of injured playmakers Christian Ponder and Adrian Peterson in question, the sportsbooks have yet to release their lines for this game. It’s safe to say Detroit will be the favorite at home, however the question remains: by how much?|
|Eagles||N/A||3.0||3.0||The spread for this matchup comes from Pinnacle, with no spread percentages available at this time. It will be interesting to see if the betting public gives the “Dream Team” any love for this matchup or dismisses them completely in favor of the streaking Dolphins at home.|
* Betting Percentages reflect Sports Insights’ Spread Betting Trends Data
** Opening and Current Lines from CRIS unless otherwise stated.
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