PointsBet Releases Opening NFL Lines For Every Game Of 2020 Season

Posted By Juan Carlos Blanco on May 18, 2020 - Last Updated on May 19, 2020
nfl lines every week 2020

The NFL remains months from on-field competition even if the regular season begins on time. However, it’s successfully going about its offseason business for the most part. Late-April’s draft was followed by the onset of virtual OTAs and an early-May 2020 season schedule release.

Most major regulated sportsbooks have already released select lines for notable games throughout the season. PointsBet Sportsbook is the first to roll out odds for each game over the first 16 weeks of the 2020 campaign. As customary, Week 17 lines will be kept off the board for the foreseeable future. That’s due to the high degree of uncertainty associated with the final week of the regular season, even under normal circumstances.

Bets on these early lines have limits in contrast to those in the regular season. This is due to the amount of risk at play for sportsbooks, considering how far in advance these odds are set. Specific game lines naturally could undergo significant shifts over the coming months depending on a multitude of factors such as key injuries and teams exceeding expectations or underachieving relative to preseason outlook.

Opening NFL lines 2020

With even more uncertainty than usual attached to the just-released season schedule, let’s nevertheless delve into a first take on each of the first 16 weeks of the 2020 season. The tables below also include opening spreads for select games at DraftKings Sportbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.

Week 1

NFL Week 1 Opening Lines

Houston
Kansas City
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+10
-10
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+10
-10
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+10
-10
Seattle
Atlanta
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-1
+1
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-1
+1
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-1
+1
Cleveland
Baltimore
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+9
-9
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+8
-8
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+8.5
-8.5
Las Vegas
Carolina
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-1
+1
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-1
+1
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-1
+1
Miami
New England
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+6.5
-6.5
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+6.5
-6.5
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+6.5
-6.5
NY Jets
Buffalo
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+6
-6
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+6.5
-6.5
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+6.5
-6.5
Philadelphia
Washington
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-6.5
+6.5
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-6.5
+6.5
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-6.5
+6.5
Chicago
Detroit
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+1.5
-1.5
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+1.5
-1.5
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+2.5
-2.5
Green Bay
Minnesota
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+3.5
-3.5
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+3.5
-3.5
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+3.5
-3.5
Arizona
San Francisco
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+8
-8
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+8.5
-8.5
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+8.5
-8.5
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
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-6.5
+6.5
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-7
+7
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-7
+7
LA Chargers
Cincinnati
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-3
+3
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-3.5
+3.5
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-3.5
+3.5
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
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+4
+4
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+4
+4
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+4.5
-4.5
Dallas
LA Rams
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-2.5
+2.5
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-2.5
+2.5
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-2.5
+2.5
Pittsburgh
NY Giants
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-3.5
+3.5
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-4
+4
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-4
+4
Tennessee
Denver
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+2
-2
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+1.5
-1.5
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+1.5
-1.5

The season kicks off at the home of the defending Super Bowl champs as usual, with an AFC Divisional Round Game rematch between the Texans and Chiefs. Other notable games include first overall pick Joe Burrow’s debut (vs. the Chargers) and Tom Brady’s first game in anything other than a Patriots uniform in the late window, along with Mike McCarthy’s Cowboys coaching debut in a Sunday night showdown against the Rams.

These odds will change throughout the offseason. For current odds, visit our NFL Week 1 betting preview.

Week 2

NFL Week 2 Opening Lines

CIncinnati
Cleveland
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+8
-8
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OTB
OTB
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+7.5
-7.5
Carolina
Tampa Bay
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+8
-8
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+8.5
-8.5
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+8.5
-8.5
Buffalo
Miami
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-3
+3
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OTB
OTB
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-3.5
+3.5
Denver
Pittsburgh
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+5.5
-5.5
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+4.5
-4.5
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+5.5
-5.5
NY Giants
Chicago
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+5.5
-5.5
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+4.5
-4.5
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+5.5
-5.5
LA Rams
Philadelphia
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+4
-4
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+4.5
-4.5
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+3.5
-3.5
Detroit
Green Bay
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+6.5
-6.5
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OTB
OTB
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+6
-6
Jacksonville
Tennessee
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+11
-11
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OTB
OTB
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+10.5
-10.5
Minnesota
Indianapolis
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+2.5
-2.5
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+3
-3
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+3
-3
Atlanta
Dallas
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+7
-7
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OTB
OTB
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+7
-7
San Francisco
NY Jets
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-5.5
+5.5
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-5.5
+5.5
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-5.5
+5.5
Washington
Arizona
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+6.5
-6.5
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OTB
OTB
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+6.5
-6.5
Baltimore
Houston
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-6
+6
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OTB
OTB
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-6.5
+6.5
Kansas City
LA Chargers
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-6.5
+6.5
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OTB
OTB
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-6.5
+6.5
New England
Seattle
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+3.5
-3.5
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+3.5
-3.5
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+3.5
-3.5
New Orleans
Las Vegas
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-4.5
+4.5
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OTB
OTB
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-4.5
+4.5

OTB = Off the board

There are intriguing divisional, conference and interconference matchups on the ledger, including the first Baker Mayfield-Burrow showdown to kick off the slate Thursday night. Additionally, the revamped Lions — presumably with a healthy Matthew Stafford — visit Lambeau, the Ravens and Texans battle in Houston, Kirk Cousins and Philip Rivers face off in Indy and Drew Brees makes his first visit to Sin City to face the Raiders.

Week 3

NFL Week 3 Opening Lines

Miami
Jacksonville
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+1.5
-1.5
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OTB
OTB
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-1
+1
Cincinnati
Philadelphia
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+12
-12
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+7.5
-7.5
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OTB
OTB
Dallas
Seattle
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+1.5
-1.5
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OTB
OTB
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OTB
OTB
Tampa
Denver
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-3
+3
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-1.5
+1.5
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OTB
OTB
Carolina
LA Chargers
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+5.5
-5.5
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OTB
OTB
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OTB
OTB
LA Rams
Buffalo
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+2.5
-2.5
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OTB
OTB
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OTB
OTB
Washington
Cleveland
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+9
-9
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OTB
OTB
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OTB
OTB
Las Vegas
New England
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+5
-5
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+5.5
-5.5
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OTB
OTB
San Francisco
NY Giants
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-7.5
+7.5
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-5.5
+5.5
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OTB
OTB
NY Jets
Indianapolis
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+6
-6
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+7
-7
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OTB
OTB
Houston
Pittsburgh
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+4.5
-4.5
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+4.5
-4.5
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OTB
OTB
Detroit
Arizona
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+4
-4
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OTB
OTB
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OTB
OTB
Tennessee
Minnesota
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+3
-3
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OTB
OTB
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OTB
OTB
Chicago
Atlanta
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+1.5
-1.5
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OTB
OTB
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OTB
OTB
Green Bay
New Orleans
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+6
-6
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+6.5
-6.5
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+5
-5
Kansas City
Baltimore
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+1
-1
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+2.5
-2.5
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+2.5
-2.5

The week is highlighted by the two primetime matchups that close it out in Packers-Saints (Sunday night) and Chiefs-Ravens (Monday night). However, Sunday brings some interesting matchups in a Titans-Vikings interleague clash, a Texans-Steelers encounter at Heinz Field and a Cowboys-Seahawks tilt in Seattle that should be a good early test for both clubs.

Week 4

NFL Week 4 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Denver
NY Jets
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-1
+1
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-1
+1
NY Giants
LA Rams
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+6.5
-6.5
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+6.5
-6.5
New England
Kansas City
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+8
-8
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-6.5
-6.5
Minnesota
Houston
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+1
-1
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OTB
OTB
Pittsburgh
Tennessee
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+1
-1
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+3
-3
Cleveland
Dallas
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+5.5
-5.5
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OTB
OTB
Indianapolis
Chicago
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+1
-1
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+1
-1
Jacksonville
Cincinnati
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+3.5
-3.5
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OTB
OTB
New Orleans
Detroit
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-8.5
+8.5
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OTB
OTB
Miami
Seattle
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+6
-6
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OTB
OTB
LA Chargers
Tampa Bay
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+8
-8
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-6
-6
Baltimore
Washington
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-13
+13
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OTB
OTB
Arizona
Carolina
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-1.5
+1.5
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OTB
OTB
Buffalo
Las Vegas
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-1
+1
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OTB
OTB
Philadelphia
San Francisco
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+4.5
-4.5
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+5.5
-5.5
Atlanta
Green Bay
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+4
-4
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OTB
OTB

The marquee matchup of the week arguably comes Sunday night when the Eagles and 49ers face off in San Francisco. Prior to that, there’s also an old guard-new blood conference battle between the Patriots and Chiefs at Arrowhead, yet another tough early-season challenge for the Texans versus the Vikings and Mayfield’s first trip to AT & T Stadium to tangle with the Cowboys.

Week 5

NFL Week 5 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Tampa Bay
Chicago
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-2.5
+2.5
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-2.5
+2.5
Denver
New England
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+5
-5
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+5
-5
Las Vegas
Kansas City
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+11
-11
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OTB
OTB
Buffalo
Tennessee
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-.5
+.5
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OTB
OTB
Arizona
NY Jets
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+1
-1
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+1
-1
Cincinnati
Baltimore
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+16.5
-16.5
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OTB
OTB
Jacksonville
Houston
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+9.5
-9.5
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OTB
OTB
Tampa Bay
Chicago
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-2.5
+2.5
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OTB
OTB
Minnesota
Seattle
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+3.5
-3.5
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OTB
OTB
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
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-.5
+.5
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+1.5
-1.5
Indianapolis
Cleveland
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+1
-1
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+1
-1
Miami
San Francisco
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+13
-13
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OTB
OTB
Carolina
Atlanta
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+7
-7
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OTB
OTB
LA Rams
Washington
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-7
+7
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OTB
OTB
NY Giants
Dallas
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+8.5
-8.5
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+7.5
-7.5
LA Chargers
New Orleans
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+9.5
-9.5
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OTB
OTB

Bye weeks: Detroit, Green Bay

The bye weeks begin with NFC North mates Detroit and Green Bay idle. However, a strong slate includes a Raiders-Chiefs meeting in KC, a Browns-Ravens divisional showdown, a conference clash of perennial playoff hopefuls in Minnesota and Seattle and the typically entertaining battle of Pennsylvania between the Eagles and Steelers.

Week 6

NFL Week 6 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Kansas City
Buffalo
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-4.5
+4.5
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OTB
OTB
Cincinnati
Indianapolis
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+9.5
-9.5
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+8.5
-8.5
Green Bay
Tampa Bay
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+4.5
-4.5
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OTB
OTB
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
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+3.5
-3.5
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+3.5
-3.5
Houston
Tennessee
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+2.5
-2.5
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OTB
OTB
Miami
Denver
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+6.5
-6.5
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OTB
OTB
NY Jets
LA Chargers
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+3.5
-3.5
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+5.5
-5.5
Detroit
Jacksonville
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-2.5
+2.5
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OTB
OTB
Atlanta
Minnesota
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+3.5
-3.5
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OTB
OTB
LA Rams
San Francisco
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+6.5
-6.5
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OTB
OTB
Washington
NY Giants
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+6
-6
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+4
-4
Baltimore
Philadelphia
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-2.5
+2.5
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-2.5
+2.5
Chicago
Carolina
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+3.5
-3.5
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OTB
OTB
Arizona
Dallas
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+7.5
-7.5
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OTB
OTB

Bye weeks: Las Vegas, New England, New Orleans, Seattle

It’s hard to ask for a better game to start off the week than a Chiefs-Bills battle in the Thursday night slot, a game that sets up as an excellent litmus test for Buffalo and a potential AFC Championship Game preview. Then, even with the Raiders, Patriots, Saints and Seahawks on bye, there’s plenty of heavy-hitting matchups on the docket in the form of Packers-Bucs, Rams-49ers and Ravens-Eagles.

Week 7

NFL Week 7 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
NY Giants
Philadelphia
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+8.5
-8.5
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+7.5
-7.5
Dallas
Washington
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-8.5
+8.5
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OTB
OTB
San Francisco
New England
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-2
+2
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-1
+1
Tampa Bay
Las Vegas
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-3.5
+3.5
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OTB
OTB
LA Chargers
Miami
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-1.5
+1.5
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OTB
OTB
Seattle
Arizona
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-3.5
+3.5
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OTB
OTB
Kansas City
Denver
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-7.5
+7.5
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-4.5
+4.5
Cleveland
Cincinnati
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-4.5
+4.5
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OTB
OTB
Detroit
Atlanta
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+6
-6
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OTB
OTB
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
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+8
-8
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+6
-6
Carolina
New Orleans
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+13.5
-13.5
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OTB
OTB
Green Bay
Houston
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-1
+1
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OTB
OTB
Buffalo
NY Jets
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-3.5
+3.5
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-1.5
+1.5
Chicago
LA Rams
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+3.5
-3.5
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OTB
OTB

Bye weeks: Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Tennessee

Divisional rivalry games are a staple of the week, with Browns-Bengals, Bills-Jets, Cowboys-Redskins, Steelers-Ravens and Chiefs-Broncos especially standing out. Those are complemented by a trio of particularly intriguing interconference battles in Packers-Texans, 49ers-Patriots (featuring Jimmy Garoppolo’s return to New England) and Buccaneers-Raiders.

Week 8

NFL Week 8 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Atlanta
Carolina
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-3.5
+3.5
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OTB
OTB
Las Vegas
Cleveland
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+2.5
-2.5
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OTB
OTB
New England
Buffalo
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+1.5
-1.5
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+2.5
-2.5
Jacksonville
LA Chargers
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+8.5
-8.5
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OTB
OTB
Indianapolis
Detroit
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-3
+3
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-1
+1
LA Rams
Miami
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-5
+5
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OTB
OTB
San Francisco
Seattle
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-1.5
+1.5
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OTB
OTB
Dallas
Philadelphia
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+2
-2
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+2.5
-2.5
Atlanta
Carolina
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-3.5
+3.5
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OTB
OTB
NY Jets
Kansas City
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+13.5
-13.5
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+11.5
-11.5
Tennessee
Cincinnati
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-5
+5
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OTB
OTB
New Orleans
Chicago
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-4
+4
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OTB
OTB
Minnesota
Green Bay
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+2.5
-2.5
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OTB
OTB
Tampa Bay
NY Giants
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-3.5
+3.5
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-3.5
+3.5

Bye weeks: Arizona, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Pittsburgh, Washington

A Stafford-Rivers interleague meeting in Detroit is one of the more interesting matchups of a Week 8 that will see AFC heavy hitters like the Steelers, Ravens and Texans on bye. Patriots-Bills and Rams-Dolphins should capture the attention of fans and bettors in the early window as well, while Sunday wraps up with heavyweight divisional bouts in the form of 49ers-Seahawks and Cowboys-Eagles.

Week 9

NFL Week 9 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Green Bay
San Francisco
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+6.5
-6.5
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OTB
OTB
Detroit
Minnesota
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+7.5
-7.5
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OTB
OTB
New Orleans
Tampa Bay
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+.5
-.5
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+2.5
-2.5
NY Giants
Washington
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-2.5
+2.5
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+2.5
-1
Carolina
Kansas City
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+16
-16
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OTB
OTB
Denver
Atlanta
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+2
-2
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+3
-3
Seattle
Buffalo
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+1
-1
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OTB
OTB
Houston
Jacksonville
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-6
+6
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OTB
OTB
Baltimore
Indianapolis
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-5
+5
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-2.5
+2.5
Chicago
Tennessee
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+2
-2
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OTB
OTB
Pittsburgh
Dallas
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+3.5
-3.5
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+3.5
-3.5
Las Vegas
LA Chargers
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+1
-1
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OTB
OTB
Miami
Arizona
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+4.5
-4.5
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OTB
OTB
New England
NY Jets
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-4
+4
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OTB
OTB

Bye weeks: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia

The Pack looks to extract some revenge on a 49ers team that beat them twice last season, including in the NFC Championship Game, to start off the week Thursday night. Then, clashes between the Seahawks and Bills and Ravens and Colts make for some early-window intrigue, while Sunday’s late-afternoon/night slate is headlined by Steelers-Cowboys and Saints-Buccaneers meetings, respectively.

Week 10

NFL Week 10 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Indianapolis
Tennessee
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+1
-1
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+2.5
-2.5
Seattle
LA Rams
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+.5
-.5
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OTB
OTB
NY Jets
Miami
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-.5
+.5
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+2.5
-2.5
Baltimore
New England
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-3.5
+3.5
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-3
+3
Washington
Detroit
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+5
-5
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OTB
OTB
Buffalo
Arizona
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-2.5
+2.5
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OTB
OTB
Jacksonville
Green Bay
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+12.5
-12.5
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OTB
OTB
Tampa Bay
Carolina
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-8
+8
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OTB
OTB
Philadelphia
NY Giants
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-5
+5
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OTB
OTB
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
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+10
-10
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+7.5
-7.5
Houston
Cleveland
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+2.5
-2.5
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OTB
OTB
Denver
Las Vegas
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+1.5
-1.5
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+2
-2
San Francisco
New Orleans
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+1.5
-1.5
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+2.5
-2.5
Minnesota
Chicago
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+.5
-.5
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OTB
OTB

Bye weeks: Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers

Joe Burrow gets his first taste of the Steel Curtain in Pittsburgh in the early window of a week where byes sideline the star power of the Cowboys and Chiefs. The action heats up late with NFC marquee battles in Seahawks-Rams/49ers-Saints before a Sunday night main event of Ravens-Patriots at Foxboro.

Week 11

NFL Week 11 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Arizona
Seattle
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+7
-7
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OTB
OTB
Philadelphia
Cleveland
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-2
+2
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+1
-1
Green Bay
Indianapolis
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+1
-1
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+3
-3
New England
Houston
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-1.5
+1.5
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+1
-1
Atlanta
New Orleans
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+8
-8
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OTB
OTB
LA Chargers
Denver
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+3
-3
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+2.5
-2.5
Cincinnati
Washington
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+1.5
-1.5
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OTB
OTB
Tennessee
Baltimore
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+9.5
-9.5
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OTB
OTB
Dallas
Minnesota
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-.5
+.5
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OTB
OTB
Pittsburgh
Jacksonville
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-8.5
+8.5
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-4.5
+4.5
Detroit
Carolina
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+.5
-.5
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OTB
OTB
LA Rams
Tampa Bay
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+4.5
-4.5
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OTB
OTB

Bye weeks: Buffalo, Chicago, Miami, New York Giants, New York Jets, San Francisco

As the stakes start to get higher with each passing week, the Cardinals will be looking to make an NFC West statement versus the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in a Thursday night encounter. Sunday’s early window then features a pair of classic quarterback faceoffs in the Packers-Colts and Falcons-Saints tilts, while Titans-Ravens, Cowboys-Texans and a Rams-Buccaneers Monday night matchup are among other notable games.

Week 12

NFL Week 12 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Houston
Detroit
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+1.5
-1.5
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+2.5
-2.5
Washington
Dallas
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+12.5
-12.5
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+8
-8
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
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-3.5
+3.5
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-2.5
+3.5
Las Vegas
Atlanta
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+2
-2
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OTB
OTB
Carolina
Minnesota
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+8.5
-8.5
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OTB
OTB
San Francisco
LA Rams
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-3
+3
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OTB
OTB
Cleveland
Jacksonville
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-6.5
+6.5
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OTB
OTB
Kansas City
Tampa Bay
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-2.5
+2.5
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OTB
OTB
Chicago
Green Bay
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+4
-4
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OTB
OTB
NY Giants
Cincinnati
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-1.5
+1.5
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+1
-1
Arizona
New England
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+7
-7
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+5.5
-5.5
New Orleans
Denver
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-4.5
+4.5
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-4.5
+4.5
Tennessee
Indianapolis
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+2.5
-2.5
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+3
-3
Miami
NY Jets
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+3.5
-3.5
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+3.5
-3.5
Seattle
Philadelphia
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+2.5
-2.5
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+2.5
-2.5

The annual three-game Thanksgiving slate is bookended by a Texans-Lions duel to kick off the day and a Ravens-Steelers primetime main event in Pittsburgh. Sunday and Monday night both bring plenty of exciting Turkey Day leftovers too, including Saints-Broncos, 49ers-Rams, Chiefs-Buccaneers and a Seahawks-Eagles NFC Wild Card Game rematch to close out the week and November.

Week 13

NFL Week 13 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Dallas
Baltimore
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+6.5
-6.5
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OTB
OTB
Washington
Pittsburgh
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+10.5
-10.5
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+8.5
-8.5
LA Rams
Arizona
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-2
+2
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OTB
OTB
Cincinnati
Miami
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+3.5
-3.5
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OTB
OTB
Indianapolis
Houston
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-.5
+.5
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+1
-1
Jacksonville
Minnesota
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+11.5
-11.5
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OTB
OTB
Philadelphia
Green Bay
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-.5
+.5
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+2
-2
New Orleans
Atlanta
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-4.5
+4.5
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OTB
OTB
Detroit
Chicago
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+6
-6
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OTB
OTB
Cleveland
Tennessee
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+2
-2
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OTB
OTB
Las Vegas
NY Jets
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-.5
+.5
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+1.5
-1.5
New England
LA Chargers
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-2.5
+2.5
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+1
-1
Denver
Kansas City
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+11
-11
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+10.5
-10.5
NY Giants
Seattle
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+8
-8
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-7.5
-7.5
Buffalo
San Francisco
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+6
-6
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OTB
OTB

Bye weeks: Carolina, Tampa Bay

It would be difficult for the NFL to start off its final month with a better offering than Cowboys-Ravens in a Thursday night battle that will see both Thanksgiving teams come in with a full week of rest. Then, we could be in for the first Burrow-Tua Tagovailoa showdown when the Bengals visit South Florida for an early game Sunday, pivotal divisional matchups in Colts-Texans, Rams-Cardinals and Broncos-Chiefs, and contests with significant postseason implications in Eagles-Packers and Bills-49ers.

Week 14

NFL Week 14 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
New England
LA Rams
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+1
-1
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+1.5
-1.5
NY Jets
Seattle
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+8
-8
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-7.5
-7.5
Atlanta
LA Chargers
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+.5
-.5
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OTB
OTB
Minnesota
Tampa Bay
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+5
-5
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OTB
OTB
Houston
Chicago
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+2.5
-2.5
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OTB
OTB
Tennessee
Jacksonville
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-6.5
+6.5
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OTB
OTB
Green Bay
Detroit
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-4.5
+4.5
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OTB
OTB
Dallas
Cincinnati
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-8
+8
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OTB
OTB
New Orleans
Philadelphia
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-.5
+.5
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-1.5
+1.5
Indianapolis
Las Vegas
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+.5
-.5
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-1
+1
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
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+2.5
-2.5
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+2.5
-2.5
Baltimore
Cleveland
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-6
+6
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OTB
OTB
Denver
Carolina
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-3
+3
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-1.5
-1.5
Arizona
NY Giants
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+1.5
-1.5
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+1.5
-1.5
Kansas City
Miami
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-12
+12
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OTB
OTB
Washington
San Francisco
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+15.5
-15.5
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OTB
OTB

An early-window ledger includes a Packers-Lions NFC North battle, a potential Patrick Mahomes-Tua duel in Miami and what could be a key to the NFC playoff picture in Vikings-Buccaneers. There’s an excellent encore in the form of a big six-game late afternoon/Sunday night slate featuring Colts-Raiders, Saints-Eagles and Steelers-Bills showdowns.

Week 15

NFL Week 15 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
LA Chargers
Las Vegas
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+3
-3
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OTB
OTB
New England
Miami
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-5.5
+5.5
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OTB
OTB
Seattle
Washington
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-8.5
+8.5
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OTB
OTB
Carolina
Green Bay
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+9
-9
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OTB
OTB
Cleveland
NY Giants
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-2.5
+2.5
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-1.5
-2.5
Jacksonville
Baltimore
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+18
-18
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OTB
OTB
Philadelphia
Arizona
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-4
+4
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OTB
OTB
Buffalo
Denver
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+1
-1
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+1
-1
Chicago
Minnesota
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+3
-3
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OTB
OTB
Houston
Indianapolis
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+3.5
-3.5
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+5
-5
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
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-3
+3
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OTB
OTB
Detroit
Tennessee
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+6
-6
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OTB
OTB
NY Jets
LA Rams
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+6.5
-6.5
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+6.5
-6.5
Kansas City
New Orleans
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-1
+1
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OTB
OTB
San Francisco
Dallas
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-1
+1
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OTB
OTB
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
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-6.5
+6.5
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OTB
OTB

With the playoffs firmly on the horizon, the postseason hierarchy could continue taking shape with the outcomes of the Texans-Colts, Buccaneers-Falcons, Patriots-Dolphins and Bears-Vikings matchups. The Sunday late afternoon and primetime schedule has plenty to offer as well, as Eagles-Cardinals, Chiefs-Saints and 49ers-Cowboys should all reel in plenty of interest and action.

Week 16

NFL Week 16 Opening Lines

(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Minnesota
New Orleans
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+6.5
-6.5
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+6
-6
Miami
Las Vegas
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+6
-6
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OTB
OTB
Chicago
Jacksonville
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-6.5
+6.5
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OTB
OTB
LA Rams
Seattle
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+3
-3
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OTB
OTB
Philadelphia
Dallas
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+1.5
-1.5
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+3.5
-3.5
NY Giants
Baltimore
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+12.5
-12.5
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+10.5
-10.5
Cleveland
NY Jets
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-1
+1
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-1.5
+1.5
Tennessee
Green Bay
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+3.5
-3.5
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OTB
OTB
Carolina
Washington
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-.5
+.5
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OTB
OTB
Indianapolis
Pittsburgh
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+2.5
-2.5
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+2.5
+2.5
San Francisco
Arizona
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+7
-7
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OTB
OTB
Tampa Bay
Detroit
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-7
+7
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OTB
OTB
Denver
LA Chargers
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+1
-1
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+2.5
-2.5
Cincinnati
Houston
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+7.5
-7.5
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OTB
OTB
Buffalo
New England
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+2
-2
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-3.5
-3.5

The fascinating penultimate slate of the regular season kicks off Christmas Day with a rare Friday afternoon matchup, one featuring projected NFC contenders Minnesota and New Orleans. The rest of the schedule holds plenty of promise as well, with Buccaneers-Lions, 49ers-Cardinals, Broncos-Chargers, Colts-Steelers, Rams-Seahawks, Eagles-Cowboys, Titans-Packers and Bills-Patriots all particularly likely to heavily influence the playoff picture.

Home-field advantage at risk in a COVID-19-affected season

Even if the NFL proceeds with its season in normal/semi-normal fashion, the coronavirus will naturally cast a commanding shadow over the proceedings. One of the more prominent ways could well be in attendance. There’s a chance it will be exactly zero each week across the league for the entirety of the season as a safety measure. Alternatively, stadiums may be filled to only a quarter of capacity, for example.

Such developments will have an impact of varying degree in the betting realm if they come to pass. Home-field advantage, often manifested in the form of a default three-point tilt on the spread for the home team, will potentially be adjusted in many cases.

The ramifications will likely be slightly less if stadiums are allowed to be at least partially filled. And, with a potential high degree of concern over airplane travel still likely to be present this fall, ticket sales may lean much stronger in the direction of the home team than in a normal season.

Naturally, talent will still be a pivotal factor in how games play out. But, there’s no denying certain teams which particularly rely on the intangible advantages their raucous home crowds generate – the Saints, Chiefs and Ravens come to mind – could see that edge dulled in 2020.

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Juan Carlos Blanco

Juan Carlos Blanco has served as a freelance writer for a wide variety of online publications and websites, with an intensive focus on fantasy sports. Juan has provided analysis and comprehensive coverage of the MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, AAF and AFL while also reporting on news and developments in the daily fantasy sports and online gaming industries.

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