NFL Opening Lines Report – 9/14/2010

NFL Opening Lines Report – 9/14/2010

Olympic was the first of the market-setting sportsbooks to post Week 2 NFL Lines, opening most games just before 8:00 p.m. ET Sunday.

Early Line Moves of Interest:

1. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns opened their week as a 3-point home favorite against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City beat division rival San Diego on Monday Night Football, and the national audience certainly took notice. This game opened Tuesday at 11:39 a.m. ET and, within 12 minutes, dropped a full two points to -1. Eighty-one percent of spread bets have come down on the Chiefs, explaining this drastic early line-movement.

Team # Bets Spread Current
Kansas City Chiefs 402 81% 1 3
Cleveland Browns 19% -1 -3

2. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans

After watching Tennessee light up Oakland Sunday, the public has jumped behind the Titans in this week’s game against the Steelers. Pittsburgh will be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the second week of his four-game suspension, but there are signs sharp bettors were impressed with the Steelers’ overtime victory against the Falcons. The Titans opened as a 6.5-point home favorite and are garnering 72% of spread bets, yet the line has dropped to -5, indicating there are big bets backing the Steelers in this week’s early action.

Team # Bets Spread Current Open
Pittsburgh Steelers 2589 28% 5 6.5
Tennessee Titans 72% -5 -6.5

3. New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts

In Sunday night’s clash between The Brothers Manning, the Indianapolis Colts opened as a 3.5-point home favorite over the New York Giants. In just over 3 minutes, this game moved 1 point to -4.5, suggesting the betting public is not at all concerned after Indy’s loss Sunday to Houston. With 65% of spread wagers backing the Colts, the line has continued to grow, moving up to where it currently sits at -5.5.

Team # Bets Spread Current Open
New York Giants 2666 36% 5.5 3.5
Indianapolis Colts 64% -5.5 -3.5
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