NFL Week 4 Opening Line Report

Welcome to the Opening Line Report for Week 4. Below  shows the lookahead lines from April via CG Technology, and we’ve compared them to the opening and current odds at Pinnacle.

Matchup Current (Sep 28) Opener (Sep 27) Lookahead (April 25)  
BAL at PIT BAL -3 (vs. Vick) Pick 'em (vs. Vick) PIT -2.5 (w/Roethlisberger)
HOU at ATL ATL -6.5 ATL -4 ATL -1
DAL at NO Pick 'em (w/ Brees + Romo)
CAR at TB CAR -3 CAR -3 CAR -2.5
STL at ARZ ARZ -6.5 ARZ -6.5 ARZ -3.5
GB at SF Pick 'em
JAX at IND IND -8.5 IND -8.5 IND -10.5
MIN at DEN DEN -7
CLE at SD SD -7.5 SD -7 SD -6
OAK at CHI OAK -2.5 OAK -2.5 CHI -6 (w/ Cutler)
NYG at BUF BUF -6 BUF -5.5 BUF -3
KC at CIN CIN -3
NYJ vs. MIA (in London) NYJ -1.5 MIA -1 MIA -3.5
PHI at WAS PHI -3.5 PHI -2.5 PHI -2.5
DET at SEA SEA -9 SEA -9 SEA -6

There’s no line out for Cowboys-Saints with Drew Brees questionable for New Orleans, and Brandon Weeden starting for Dallas. The lookahead line was a pick ’em over the summer and if Brees is out, the line will likely remain around a pick ’em.

The Raiders opened as favorites in Chicago, first time since 2012 they’ve been road faves. This line truly shows how poor the Bears have been this year, and with the loss of Jay Cutler last week things don’t appear to be getting better. On the lookahead line during the summer, Chicago was listed at -6, so there’s now an 8.5-point difference. Oakland has won two in a row and getting over 80% of early spread bets. This line could easily move to -3 during the week so if you like the Raiders, now may be the time to bet them.

The Cardinals now have the 4th-best Super Bowl odds at 5Dimes (+1100) and open -6.5 against the Rams. Arizona has shown they can put up points as well as stopping other teams, and bettors are taking notice getting nearly 90% of early bets. Behind that much public support, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Cardinals move to -7 but sharps may be biting on St. Louis at that point.

Pinnacle has yet to release a line for Vikings-Broncos but some books around the market have Denver at -6.5.

The Dolphins haven’t looked great this year while the Jets have been pleasantly surprising even with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB. The lookahead had this line at MIA -3.5 in the preseason but NYJ is now at -1.5. Early bettors are taking the Jets, and a reminder that this game takes place in London, England so it’ll be an early start in the States.

Check out our Free Live Odds page to view all the opening odds, current odds, line moves, betting percentages and more.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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