Football Odds – Which Lines Have Moved for Week 1 in the NFL?

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Week 1 football odds for the NFL regular season begin on Thursday, September 9th with New Orleans hosting Minnesota.

As we get ready for NFL action, Yes! What NFL betting lines at Sbg global have moved?

The opener on Thursday night is televised on NBC and the Saints are 4.5 point favorites.  This line moved up and down like a roller coaster with Brett Favre debating on coming back.  The side ended up right where it started at 4.5 points but the total has moved. It opened at 51.5 but the Vikings have lost Sidney Rice and have not looked good on offense in the preseason so the number is down to 49.

Sunday’s Line Movement – This is a unique week when it comes to the NFL.  The NFL betting lines have been up for months for Week 1.  A lot more line movement has occurred than what is normal.  Let’s go in rotation order and look at the moves.  The total on the Panthers and Giants opened at 40 and is up to 41. The side and the total on the Bills and Dolphins moved. The Dolphins opened as a two point favorite and they are now -3. 

Biggest Mover – The game that has moved the most is the Atlanta-Pittsburgh game.  Ben Roethlisberger is out for the Steelers and bettors have pounded the Falcons and the under. They have gone from a pick to a 2.5 point favorite while the total has moved from 41 to 38.

More Line Moves – The Bears went from a seven point favorite against Detroit to a six point favorite.  New England has dropped from a 6-point favorite to a 4.5 point favorite.  Tampa Bay has gone from a one point favorite to a three-point choice vs. Cleveland.  This one is a mystery.  Why would anyone bet the Bucs at home laying points?  The Jaguars have gone from a 1.5 point to a 2.5 point home favorite vs. Denver and the total has dropped from 42 to 39.5.   Tennessee dropped from a 7-point favorite to a 6.5 point favorite vs. Oakland. 

Another Big Move – The public is in love with Green Bay. They opened as a pick vs. the Eagles and now they are laying 2.5 points. 

Last Few Games – The 49ers have gone from a one point favorite to a 2.5 point favorite vs. Seattle in football odds.  The total on the Cardinals-Rams game dropped from 42.5 to 39 and the total on Dallas and Washington went from 43.5 to 40.5. The total on Monday’s game between the Jets and Ravens dropped from 37.5 to 36.5.

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