NFL Opening Line Report – Wild Card Weekend
Every Monday, we take a look at the opening lines for next week’s NFL games:
|Bengals||56%||3.0||3.0||No line movement thus far for this Saturday afternoon showdown (4:30 PM ET). As a result, the betting public remains just slightly in favor of the underdog Bengals keeping it within a field goal on the road against the AFC South champion Texans.|
|Lions||37%||9.5||10.5||Lone Saturday night game (8 PM ET) presents the largest spread of the week. However, even with the sportsbooks adjusting their lines to give road dog Detroit an additional point, more than six out of ten spread wagers are sticking with Drew Brees and the 13-3 Saints to win by at least 11-points in front of their home crowd.|
|Falcons||42%||3.0||3.0||Similar to the Bengals/Texans showdown, the line has yet to move for this Sunday afternoon (1 PM ET) tilt. As a result, nearly six out of ten spread bets remain committed to Eli and the G-Men picking up at least a four-point victory at the Meadowlands against the 10-6 Falcons.|
|Steelers||77%||-8.0||-8.0||This Sunday afternoon (4:30 PM ET) matchup at Mile High is already the most lopsided and heavily bet game of the week. Despite Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall (doubtful, knee) likely to miss the game, the betting public remains heavily in favor of the 12-4 Steelers putting an end to the Tebow-Mania and escaping Denver with at least a nine-point win.|
* Betting Percentages reflect Sports Insights’ Spread Betting Trends Data
** Opening and Current Lines from CRIS unless otherwise stated.