NFL Week 12 Opening Line Report

NFL Week 12 Opening Line Report

Tonight the Patriots will look to join the Panthers as the only undefeated 10-0 teams in the NFL as they host the Bills to conclude Week 11.

Looking ahead to Week 12, we have three games on Thanksgiving to begin a crazy week of football, and below we’ve compared how current odds at Pinnacle have differed from lookahead lines at CG Technology over the summer.

MatchupCurrent Line (11/23)Opening Line (11/22)Look Ahead (4/25)
CAR at DALDAL pkDAL -1.5DAL -4.5
CHI at GBGB -8GB -8GB -7.5
MIN at ATLATL -2.5ATL -2.5ATL -1.5
ARZ at SFARZ -10.5ARZ -10.5SF -2
PIT at SEASEA -4.5SEA -4SEA -5.5
TB at INDIND -3IND -3IND -9.5 (w/Luck)
SD at JAXJAX -4JAX -5SD -4.5
NE at DENNo LineNo LineDEN -2.5 (w/Manning)
BUF at KCNo LineNo LineKC -2.5
MIA at NYJNYJ -3.5NYJ -3.5MIA -1.5
STL at CINCIN -8CIN -9CIN -2.5 (vs. Foles)
BAL at CLECLE -2.5CLE -1BAL -3 (w/Flacco)

The Cowboys opened -1.5 at Pinnacle but are down to a pick ’em with 80% of early bets coming in on the Panthers. Oddsmakers weren’t quite expecting Carolina to be as dominant as they have been, which is why we’re seeing such a big difference since April.

The next game that really jumps out is Arizona-San Francisco. Of course back in April it would have been tough to predict the plethora of injuries and suspensions that the 49ers would endure, but this matchup is now nearly a 2-touchdown difference. We’d expect the public to hammer the road favorites but the real value may be on San Fran, as double-digit home dogs have gone 38-24 ATS since 2003 (via

Other big discrepancies from April include the Colts, Jaguars, and Bengals but all can be attributed to different factors. The Colts are now only -3 because Matt Hasselbeck is starting for the injured Andrew Luck. The Jags are now -5 because the Chargers have severely underperformed throughout the season and plainly just aren’t very good, while Jacksonville is somehow in the middle of the AFC South title race. Finally, the Bengals are -8 due to their solid performance all year coupled with the Rams’ QB woes, and it’s still unclear who St. Louis will turn to.

We’ll be posting our Week 12 Line Moves that Matter and as always, you can keep up with the latest odds moves, betting percentages, injuries and more at our Free Live Odds page.

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at

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