NFL Week 4 Look-Ahead Lines: Bills Home Favorites In Key AFC East Clash

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Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
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NFL Week 4 look-ahead lines are out. The marquee matchup of the week features AFC East contenders Buffalo and Miami facing off in Buffalo. The winner has the early edge in the divisional race, particularly if the Dolphins can pull off the upset and open up a two-game lead with the tiebreak and a home game remaining.

Every week, usually on Friday, TheLines will post look-ahead lines for the following week’s games, pulled from NFL betting sites. These look aheads give an early snapshot of the current market opinions of teams absent the week-to-week bias that can take hold following weekend results. Scroll to the bottom of the page for info on how to use them.

NFL Week 4 Look-Ahead Lines

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Thursday Night Football Odds

The Lions failed to back up their Week 1 upset. If they put together a second straight poor performance and can’t get it done as favorites this week against Atlanta, then with the KC game farther in the rearview, that would probably solidify the Packers as favorites. Even a Green Bay loss, barring a complete blowout, would probably keep the Packers as very short favorites. A lot of preseason hype followed the Lions, and they’ll need to start showing they deserve the market love.

Sunday Night Football Odds

A matchup that once caused excitement among fans now looks like a potential dud. Aaron Rodgers vs. Patrick Mahomes appears fated to never happen — Mahomes was injured in the first scheduled meeting, while Rodgers missed the second with COVID.

As for the market here, Zach Wilson has a chance to show he’s conquered some demons in Week 3. A matchup with Bill Belichick’s defense looks brutal, as the mastermind completely befuddled Wilson in last year’s meetings. It seems like a longshot. But if Wilson can show any ability to move the offense, this would potentially settle with the Chiefs -7 rather than giving the hook.

Monday Night Football Odds

Who should be favored with Seattle heading to New York to play the Giants? That question appears to have sparked some disagreement in the market, as Caesars Sportsbook opened with the home team short favorites. Other shops look to have leaned the other way.

Certainly, few teams have tanked market perception more quickly than the Giants. They followed up a blowout loss with barely escaping the doormat Cardinals. With another awful performance — which certainly looks likely as huge underdogs to the 49ers in Thursday Night Football odds — expect the Seahawks to reopen as favorites here on Sunday night.


Vikings At Panthers

Will the Panthers be a competitive team in 2023? Caesars Sportsbook’s trading team still appears to have some belief. Others, not so much.

Bryce Young followed up a mistake-filled debut with another dreadful game, barely leading the offense anywhere until a final garbage-time touchdown. He has a very plum assignment in Week 3 against the Seahawks, so if he continues to show he can’t move the ball, then even the Vikings -3 here will likely look too short. Say what you want about their defense, but Minnesota is going to get theirs in almost every case on offense, so Young has to establish some base level of competence or the Vikings will be laying the hook, at least.

Dolphins At Bills

Decent to huge underdogs across three 2022 matchups, Miami stood up to the divisional bullies in each case, booking a win and two competitive losses. Even as monster dogs in the playoffs, the Dolphins didn’t make things easy on the Bills, harassing Josh Allen into multiple turnovers that portended doom the following week against Cincinnati.

Yet, despite that success, and despite looking like one of the best teams in the NFL in the early going, the Dolphins are getting +3.5 in early markets here. Both teams are expected to win in Week 3, so if either falters, that could affect the line here. But, it’s certainly hard to see the Bills going any farther past -3.5 barring a key injury.


The look-ahead lines allow you a sneak peek at the projected lines for the following week’s games. This information from a leading online sportsbook will help provide lessons in understanding lines and projections before the current week’s games are played.

Many bettors tend to overreact to the previous week’s scores and results. The NFL Week 4 look-ahead lines provide a sense of stability from the oddsmaker. They sometimes offer a clear, unbiased snapshot of perceived team strength.

Bettors can also gain an edge or find value in the lines once the weekend results take hold. See if you can find any over- or under-reactions by the market.

Of course, always take note of key injuries, travel and scheduling situations, and NFL power rankings. Making adjustments is part of the process, along with accounting for teams’ strengths and weaknesses, against-the-spread angles, and personnel matchups.

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