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Week 8 NFL Picks: Saturday Odds Report
By: Jordan Sharp
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movement blog update
to the final update of Week 8 of the NFL Odds. This is a very unique week, as
there are several one-point lines, and several hotly contested matchups. We
haven’t seen that much movement in the last 24-48 hours, but let’s take one
last look at the lines, and see if the public is having any affect on the
almost guarantee that the line between the Packers and Jaguars will move before
kickoff, but where is the question I can’t answer. Right now the line sits at
-14 ½ in favor of the Packers at home, and if I had to guess, the line is going
to go up. However, it was bet down when it got up to -16, so don’t expect it to
move too much whichever direction it goes.
we can expect the line between the Panthers and Bears to drop from its -9
status. The Panthers’ struggles on offense are going to get better one of these
weeks, and while I don’t think they are going to upset one of the best defenses
in the NFL on the road this week, they could very well keep it close. Look for
this line to drop down to -8 or even -7 ½ before kickoff.
Falcons are still sitting at +3 road underdogs, and that could have something
to do with the big hurricane heading for the east coast. The latest weather
reports I’ve heard have the heavier parts of the storm coming closer to Monday,
so if you like the Falcons as I do, take them now. I don’t think there is going
to be the high winds and heavy rains everyone is expecting by Sunday afternoon.
Week 8 NFL Picks: Friday Odds Report
By: Jordan Sharp
we’ve made it through another week, and it’s finally Friday. With only 48 hours
left before Sunday’s NFL games, line movement should kick back up, as Joe
Public will start to hit the lines any time now. NFL Odds have mostly settled
down, but there are some that aren’t wound down yet, and some that will
continue to move. There might even be some lines that appear to have settled
down, and are just fooling us.
still shocked by the rollercoaster movement within the Chargers and Browns
spread. After opening at -3 in favor of the road Chargers, the line dropped
down to -1 around the middle of the week, but now that we have reached the end
of the week, the line is back up around where it opened. I understand that the
Browns are better than their record appears, and I know the Chargers’ pass
defense is less than admirable. However, I still can’t help the fact that I
like the Chargers in this one, especially if Trent Richardson is still banged
Find out why the Browns vs. Chargers made it on our Week 8 NFL Fades list.
that hasn’t budged all week is the Raiders going into Kansas City to face the
Chiefs. Stuck at -1 in favor of the Chiefs all week, I can’t help but also like
the slight road underdog in this one. The Chiefs will be starting Brady Quinn,
who is a big wildcard, and even though the Chiefs do have a superior defense,
this game is definitely going to be close. I see the Raiders putting up a
fight, however, I don’t think this line holds too much value either way.
Raiders vs. Chiefs NFL Picks
The Monday Night Football line has settled down to -7 in favor of the
road 49ers, but I can see that line moving before Monday night. The Cardinals
still have a solid team, and my guess is that this line might shrink before
Monday evening. Keep a close eye on it.
How are we betting the total on Monday Night?
Week 8 NFL Picks: Thursday Odds Report
By: Jordan Sharp
Night Football is upon us, so that means the official kick off to Week 8 of the
NFL is tonight. While we haven’t seen too much movement in the line for this
evening, the NFL Odds for this week have been moving a lot. So, let’s take a
look at the start of the late week lines, and see if value is emerging or
Read out picks for tonight's game.
for the Packers and Jaguars are out, and as expected, they are some of the
biggest lines of the entire NFL season. Early week odds opened around -13, but
now, more books have the line at -16 in favor of Green Bay. The Jags are of
course dealing with injuries to Maurice Jones-Drew, as well as their
quarterback, Blaine Gabbert. While this line is susceptible to teasers in favor
of the Jags, this game will most likely have the mercy rule in effect.
Packers vs. Jaguars NFL Picks
all the lines between the Jets and Dolphins have settled down to -1 in favor of
the Jets. I called this line dropping throughout the week, and even though you
can still find some cases where the Dolphins are still higher underdogs, the
money line is going to see the most action in this case, and the best odds you
can get on the Dolphins to win is at Bookmaker at +120.
Jets vs. Dolphins NFL Picks
It looks as if action on the Chargers going the other way is finally
coming in. I predicted early in the week that this line would go up, but
instead it shrunk really fast. However, it is slowly climbing back up to where
it opened. It is looking like it is going to settle at -2 ½ in favor of the
Chargers on the road.
Week 8 NFL Picks: Wednesday Odds Report
By: Jordan Sharp
is at the half waypoint, and NFL betting lines are getting sharper and harder. NFL Odds are
out almost in their entirety for Week 8, so let’s take a look and see where
lines are settling and which ones are moving away from where they started.
predicted yesterday, the Bears have settled to a -9 favorite against the
Panthers this week from Chicago. With all the problems the Panthers have had
this season on both sides of the ball, this game has blow out written all over
it. Cam Newton may have been pouting and down on himself now, but this week may
bring about a whole new meaning to the word, “distraught.”
as if the line between the Lions and Seahawks has settled to just -1 in favor
of the Lions. The Lions’ offense has been bad for the better part of this
season, and for a team with little to no defense behind their front four, this
spells bad news. Although I’m not sold on the Hawks just yet, this could be a
hard week for the Lions.
I was completely wrong about the line between the Chargers and Browns this
weekend. After opening as -3 favorites, the Chargers have dropped all the way
to -1 favorites. I’m not sure who is betting down the Browns, but whoever you
are, if you’re reading this, I would like to let you know that you are insane.
The Chargers are the play here; I don’t know what the hell the sharps are
thinking on this one. This is one week I just have to side with the public.
on Monday Night Football, the 49ers look to have settled to a -7 road favorite
against the Cardinals this week. After opening at -7 ½, this line has shrunk
some, but it hasn’t gone below -6 ½ yet, and I doubt it will.
Week 8 NFL Picks: Tuesday Odds Report
By: Jordan Sharp
is here, and we are just 48 hours away from the start of Week 8. NFL Odds are
not completely out like they were this time last week, but there are still at
least a sample of some of the lines. Let’s see where the lines have moved since
yesterday, and see if more value has opened or closed.
appear the line for Thursday night is going to stay at -6 ½. After dropping a
whole point and a half overnight between Sunday and Monday, it hasn’t budged
since yesterday. You might expect it to move a little more before the game, but
I doubt it drops more than another point if it does at all. The Vikings and
Bucs are both pretty good, so if I had to guess, I think the line will drop
after betting on Tampa.
Read Jason Lakes report on this games opening odds.
suspected, almost all the lines between the Jets and Dolphins have dropped to
just -1 in favor of the Jets. There are still a few books that have the line at
-2 ½, so if you like the Dolphins, which I do, I suggest you jump in now.
wrong yesterday when I thought the line between the Browns and Chargers was
heading up. Overnight, the line has dropped a half point down to +2 ½ Browns in
some cases. With the injury concerns to Trent Richardson, I see no reason why
anyone would bet the Browns here. I know they are at home and they have looked
ok, but I think the Chargers coming off a bye will win this game rather easily.
looks to have settled at -5 over the Redskins this weekend, after opening at
-4. I think this is a pretty sharp number at this point. This game is going to
be very hard to predict, and I don’t have a beat on either of them. I’m staying
away, but I’ll take suggestions!
Week 8 NFL Picks: Opening Odds Report
By: Jordan Sharp
officially met the half way mark in the NFL regular season, and already the
first half has been as wild and crazy as ever. This past week, a lot of home
teams covered, which has ended up being a slight trend so far this season. So,
let’s take a look at the Week 8 NFL betting lines, and see if we think that trend will
continue, or start to even out.
Night Football is once again un-watchable, as the Vikings host the Bucs on a
short week. Minnesota is currently favored at -6 ½, after opening at -8.
Neither team looked great this past Sunday, as the Vikings won against the
Cardinals, and the Bucs lost to the Saints. I understand why the number is
moving, but I’m not buying it. A road game in that dome is an environment the
Bucs have yet to play in together this season. I’m thinking the line will move
back up a bit before Thursday.
the only sportsbook that has a line out for the Packers hosting the Jaguars
this weekend is BetOnline, and their number sits at -13 in favor of the
Packers. I can’t see many scenarios where this line shrinks. Maurice Jones-Drew
was carted off the field yesterday, and Blaine Gabbert was hurt in the game as
well. Don’t expect many other books to have their line out for a few days.
Miami Dolphins travel into New York this weekend to face the Jets, and already
that line is moving down after opening to favor the Jets at -2 ½. Now the line
sits at -1 ½, and I could definitely see it moving closer to a pick em as the
week progresses. I think the Dolphins are a great team to add to your Week 8 NFL picks, and they hold wonderful value if you can continue to
get them closer to even money, or even still as an underdog.
were within ten points of the Packers this past weekend, and now they welcome
in another powerhouse, this time in the New England Patriots. The Pats come in
after winning but not covering a lofty spread against the Jets, and in this
week’s game, the Rams are +7 home underdogs. Much like last week’s line, I
expect this one to drop some, but to the degree of the Rams vs. Packers line,
probably not. That line shifted multiple points throughout the week. Look for this
line to settle somewhere around +6.
that I’m particularly interested in is the Eagles hosting the Falcons this
week. The battle of the birds should be must see TV, and to my surprise, the
Eagles are favored in this game. Both teams had bye weeks in Week 7, but only
Philadelphia had a coaching change. The Falcons are +1 on the road, and I’m
doing everything in my power not to go lay the house on Atlanta +1. I know
about their past road woes, but they have had three road games so far where
they have played exceptionally well. I don’t think the streak ends in Philly,
especially with all the problems Andy Reid and company have been having.
Dallas is a -1 favorite over the Giants for the NFL’s game of the week.
Both teams had solid wins over the weekend, and now get to face off against one
another. These two have to be looked at as the slight division favorites so far
in the NFC East, so this game should be hotly contested, so look for it not to
move an awful lot.