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Giants upset Cowboys to put themselves in position to win NFC East

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Giants upset the Cowboys 23-19 in a must-win game on Sunday... View More

Betting Impact:

The Giants got the victory, and they head into Sunday Night Football with a chance to wrap up the division crown. The Cowboys had numerous opportunities, and they will certainly be unhappy with the Wayne Gallman fumble call, but they fell short in Sunday's must-win game. If the Eagles win on Sunday night, the Giants will win the NFC East at 6-10.

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Vikings win shootout over the Lions but fail to cover

by Phil Wood | Vikings Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Vikings defeated the Lions 37-35 in the season finale... View More

Betting Impact:

Neither defense seemed interested in tackling on Sunday, which made the over an easy bet. Detroit ended up covering as three-point underdogs, losing because of two failed two-point conversions. Kirk Cousins threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

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Ravens blowout Bengals to advance to playoffs

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Ravens beat the Bengals 38-3 to advance to the playoffs... View More

Betting Impact:

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens have won five straight games and forced their way into the 2020 NFL playoffs. They will get a matchup against the Titans, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. JK Dobbins rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

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John Wolford leads the Rams to the playoffs

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Rams won 18-7 in John Wolford's first start... View More

Betting Impact:

The Rams are going to the playoffs thanks to a phenomenal defensive performance and a solid game from rookie John Wolford. Kyler Murray suffered an injury early in the game, and he, unfortunately, was on the sideline for most of the game. The Rams will take on the Seahawks next week, while the Cardinals will be the first team left out of the playoffs.

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Cowboys are 4-1 ATS against teams with losing records

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS against teams with losing records this season... View More

Betting Impact:

The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS against teams with losing records this season. That's great news for Dallas who are favored over the Giants Sunday in a must-win game. Worth noting is that the Giants are 4-1 ATS against the NFC East this season. The game is getting closer to a pick-em as kickoff nears.

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Underdogs 9-4 ATS in last 13 matchups between Ravens and Bengals

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The underdog has had the advantage in the last 13 meetings between the Ravens and the Bengals... View More

Betting Impact:

The underdog has covered ATS in nine of the last 13 meetings between the Ravens and the Bengals. While many may be waiting for the Ravens spread to get to -14 before taking the Bengals, this trend definitely favors Cincinnati. It would become an even better bet if the line does hit the key number.

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Giants are Even money to win against Cowboys

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Giants moneyline currently pays out +100 against the Cowboys... View More

Betting Impact:

The Giants are 1.5-point underdogs against the Cowboys. While this makes the game essentially a pick-em, if you're on the Giants, it might not be a bad idea to take a look at the moneyline instead. The payout is currently even money, which isn't bad for a team that must win their final home game of the season.

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Vikings now favored by 3.5 over the Lions

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Vikings are now favored by just 3.5 over the Lions... View More

Betting Impact:

Matthew Stafford is playing again for the Lions, and because of it, bettors are backing the Lions as kickoff inches closer. The Vikings will be without Dalvin Cook, and there is generally a rule of thumb in the NFL that a team that gets blown out comes out and plays inspired the next game. If you're on the Vikings, maybe wait and see if this line gets under the key number of three.

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Cardinals now favored by 2.5 over Rams

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cardinals line has dropped from -3 to -2.5... View More

Betting Impact:

It looks like sharps like the Rams after all. After the news broke that Jared Goff wasn't playing, the line shifted over seven points in favor of the Cardinals, but late money has moved this line below the key number of three. The Rams dominated the Cardinals the first time these two teams met, and while they will be limited on the offensive end, bettors like the Rams' defense to keep them in this one.

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Cardinals are 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven vs Rams

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cardinals have failed to cover ATS in their last seven games against the Rams... View More

Betting Impact:

While the Cardinals have certainly improved over the course of the last few seasons, they have not gotten any better at covering the spread against the Rams. They are 0-6-1, including a failed cover earlier in the season when they lost 38-28. However, the game will look much different this time with Jared Goff on the bench, and the Cardinals are favored. The favorite is 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams.

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Ravens inching closer to key number against the Bengals

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Ravens are now favored by 13.5 over the Bengals... View More

Betting Impact:

After a brief push in favor of the Bengals, it seems that this line is back on track to push through the key number of 14 ahead of tomorrow's season finale. The line has moved a full point in just the last 24 hours and is just a half-point away from hitting 14. If you want to get in on the Bengals, wait this one out and try to get it at +14, or just buy the half-point right before kickoff tomorrow.

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Vikings back down to 6.5-point favorites

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Vikings are back to 6.5-point favorites over the Lions... View More

Betting Impact:

The Vikings were briefly favored by seven points, and it seemed like the betting public was finally going to push them beyond the key number, but the line has moved back in favor of Detroit. At under one touchdown, the Vikings feel like the correct play even without Dalvin Cook, but with no motivation for either side, this is a very difficult game to predict. Experts are heavily backing the Vikings ATS.

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Over is 5-2 in last seven meetings between Giants and Cowboys in New York

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The over has hit in five of the last seven games in New York... View More

Betting Impact:

When the Cowboys and Giants meet in New York, the over has hit in five of the past seven seasons. The Giants have been stagnant offensively of late, and the Cowboys have been without Dak Prescott for most of the season, but with a low number, the over could hit again on Sunday. With both teams needing a win on Sunday, there will likely be more chances taken in a regular football game, which could benefit the over.

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Ravens now favored by 12.5

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Ravens are now favored by 12.5 over the Bengals... View More

Betting Impact:

It looked like this line was going to continue to grow to two touchdowns, but it has actually moved in the opposite direction toward the Bengals. The key number that the line is closest to is still 14, so if this line is going to pass through any key numbers, it would be that one. However, it is surprising to see the line moving back towards a team that is playing for nothing.

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Vikings now favored by one touchdown over the Lions

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Vikings are now seven-point favorites over the Lions... View More

Betting Impact:

There hadn't been any line movement throughout the week, but on Friday, the line moved a half-point to the key number. Perhaps this has something to do with Kenny Golladay being officially ruled out for the Lions, though that is hardly surprising news to anyone. It just seems that bettors don't trust the Lions at all after their recent performances. Look for this line to continue to grow.

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Cowboys now favored by just 1 over Giants

by Phil Wood | Giants Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cowboys are now favored by just one over the Giants... View More

Betting Impact:

After opening as 2.5-point favorites, the Cowboys have seen the spread shrink all the way to just one. Clearly, the betting public is favoring the Giants as they look to give themselves a chance to win the NFC East. This game looks like it's essentially going to go off at a pick-em, so a moneyline play may be best.

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Majority of experts supporting Cowboys ATS over the Giants

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

82% of experts are supporting the Cowboys ATS over the Giants... View More

Betting Impact:

Despite the line dropping to 1.5, a large majority of experts are supporting the Cowboys ATS over the Giants this week. The spread is very small, and it is likely that a lot of the bettors taking the Cowboys ATS just think the Cowboys will defeat the Giants. Perhaps most Giants' bettors are backing them on the moneyline instead of the spread.

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Cowboys now favored by 1.5 over the Giants

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cowboys are now favored by just 1.5 over the Giants... View More

Betting Impact:

The Cowboys opened as 2.5-point favorites, and though the Giants have had no offensive firepower over the last three weeks, bettors are actually supporting New York. The Cowboys are now favored by just 1.5, and this game has the potential to go off as a pick-em. The winner of this game will head into Sunday night in first place in the NFC East, so this is essentially a playoff game.

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Dalvin Cook out for Week 17 vs Lions

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

Dalvin Cook will miss Week 17's game due to his father's death... View More

Betting Impact:

The second-leading rusher in the NFL will miss Week 17's game against the Lions due to his father's death. This will likely have an impact on the total, considering Cook as the ability to bust off explosive running plays. This news also means that Derrick Henry will win the NFL rushing crown for the second consecutive season.

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Majority of experts backing the under in Vikings/Lions game

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

73% of experts are backing the under in the Lions vs Vikings game... View More

Betting Impact:

Nearly three-quarters of experts are backing the under in the Lions vs Vikings game this weekend, and this percentage could increase if Matthew Stafford is announced as out. The Lions' offense was absolutely atrocious last weekend when Stafford went out with injury, and it's hard to imagine them providing much support to a 54.5 number without Stafford. The Vikings will be without Dalvin Cook.

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72% of experts backing the Vikings ATS against Lions

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

72% of experts are backing the Vikings as less than touchdown-favorites against the Lions... View More

Betting Impact:

Neither the Lions nor the Vikings have had much success this season, but experts are overwhelmingly supporting the Vikings as favorites over the Lions. Interestingly, this line has not moved at all since opening at 6.5, but it seems likely that this line could cross through the key number before kickoff. The Lions are coming off the most embarrassing performance of their season, while the Vikings have lost three straight games.

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Majority of experts supporting over in Cardinals/Rams game

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

82% of experts expecting the Rams and Cardinals to clear 40.5 points... View More

Betting Impact:

Even with rookie QB John Wolford under center for the Rams, a vast majority of experts are expecting this game to clear 40.5 points. The Cardinals' offense was able to put up 28 points the last time they played the Rams, but they were playing from behind for nearly the entire game.

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Rams going with rookie QB against Cardinals in Week 17

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Rams will be starting rookie QB John Wolford against the Cardinals in Week 17... View More

Betting Impact:

The Rams need to win to ensure that they get into the playoffs, and they will be relying on a rookie QB making his first NFL start to do so. Vegas is not expecting the young QB to have much success, as they shifted the line a full touchdown and the total is all the way down at 40.5. The only thing working in the Rams' favor is that the Cardinals will really have no clue what to expect with Wolford under center.

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Rams/Cardinals total down to 40.5

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Rams and Cardinals total is down to 40.5... View More

Betting Impact:

The first time these two teams met, the final score was 38-28. However, without Jared Goff, Vegas is expecting a much lower affair in the rematch. The total is set all the way down at 40.5, for a game where the winner is in the playoffs and the loser may find themselves sitting home in January. Whether this number clears will likely depend on how well John Wolford plays this week.

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Almost all experts expecting Ravens/Bengals game to go over

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

94% of experts are backing the over in the Bengals vs Ravens game... View More

Betting Impact:

The experts have spoken, and they're expecting the Ravens and Bengals to clear 44.5 points. However, Vegas must be happy with the action they're getting on the under because this line has not moved even a half-point yet. Look for this number to rise as we get closer to kickoff.

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89% of experts backing Ravens ATS

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

89% of experts are backing the Ravens ATS against the Bengals... View More

Betting Impact:

The Ravens are favored by less than two touchdowns, and experts love them to cover against the Bengals this week. The line continues to move to reflect this betting trend as well. With this type of support, the line should continue to grow.

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Cardinals now favored over the Rams

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cardinals are now favored by three over the Rams... View More

Betting Impact:

The Rams opened as small favorites, but with the news that Jared Goff is out for the matchup, the line has moved over a full touchdown. The Cardinals are now favored by a field goal, which makes this a very tricky game to bet. The Rams' defense certainly has the ability to win this for them, and the Cardinals' offense has struggled in recent weeks, but all signs are pointing to Arizona getting the win here.

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Ravens now favored by 13 over the Bengals

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Ravens are now favored by 13 over the Bengals... View More

Betting Impact:

The betting public continues to love the Ravens this week in their win-and-in game against the Bengals. The spread has grown to 13 points from 11.5, and it would not be surprising to see it swell to two touchdowns or more. If you want in on the Ravens, now is a good time.

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Ravens have covered in five straight games

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Ravens are 5-0 ATS in their last five games... View More

Betting Impact:

Not only have the Ravens won four straight, they've also covered ATS in their last five. This, after being one of the worst teams ATS to begin the season. Vegas likes the Ravens by double-digits this week as they look to wrap up a playoff berth. The line has not moved, likely because the Bengals have also gotten hot over the last few weeks.

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Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last seven vs Giants

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against the Giants... View More

Betting Impact:

The Cowboys have been dominant ATS in their last seven matchups against the Giants, covering in six of seven contests. No matchup will be bigger than this one, however, and the Cowboys find themselves favored by 2.5. With how the Giants' offense has looked recently, and how Dallas looked last week, this number could start to rise.

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Favorite is 6-0 ATS in last six Lions vs Vikings matchups

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The favorite has covered six straight times in the Lions vs Vikings series... View More

Betting Impact:

This bodes well for the Vikings who are favored by just under one touchdown against the Lions this week. Minnesota has lost three straight games, but they have not been getting destroyed the way the Lions have. Matthew Stafford's status is still up in the air, but if he is unable to go, this line should swell.

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Rams still favored despite Goff's injury

by Phil Wood | Rams Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Rams are 1.5-point favorites even with Jared Goff out Sunday... View More

Betting Impact:

Vegas still likes the Rams to take down the Cardinals even without Jared Goff under center. Goff's struggles have been apparent this season, and some may argue the Rams are better off without his turnovers and poor decision-making of late. However, heading into a near must-win, it's hard to imagine LA wants anyone under center except their QB who has started every game this season. Look for this line to drift in favor of the Cardinals as the public writes off the Rams without Goff.

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Jared Goff to have surgery, miss Sunday's game

by Phil Wood | Rams Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Rams will be without their starting quarterback in Sunday's season finale against the Cardinals... View More

Betting Impact:

Jared Goff broke his thumb this past weekend, and the Rams will be without him this week against the Cardinals. The Rams don't necessarily need to win, but if they lose, they will need help from the Packers in order to make the postseason. The Rams are in the process of signing Blake Bortles.

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Lions vs Vikings total opens at 54.5

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Vikings and Lions total has opened at 54.5... View More

Betting Impact:

The game is meaningless, but Vegas is expecting it to be an exciting shootout. The line is one of the highest of the week, though it could see a lot of movement if Matthew Stafford is officially ruled out for the contest. The Lions' offense was inept without him in Week 16.

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Bengals vs Ravens total set at 44.5

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Bengals and Ravens total is set at 44.5... View More

Betting Impact:

Vegas is expecting a low-scoring game in Cincinnati when the Bengals host the Ravens in Week 17. The Ravens' defense has been playing very well, handling two very bad offensive teams with ease. However, the offense has also been much better of late, and with a playoff spot on the line, it's hard to imagine them backing off if they get any type of lead.

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Patriots are 5-2-1 ATS in last eight vs Bills

by Phil Wood | Bills Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Patriots have covered in five of their last eight games against the Bills... View More

Betting Impact:

The Patriots have owned the Bills ATS over the last four seasons. They have covered five times and only allowed the Bills to cover twice. However, most of those games were being played with Tom Brady at quarterback, though the Patriots did cover against Buffalo earlier this season. The line has not moved off of one touchdown.

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Giants vs Cowboys total opens at 47

by Phil Wood | Cowboys Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Giants and Cowboys total has opened at 47... View More

Betting Impact:

The Giants haven't scored 20 points in their last five games, and they have managed just 26 in their last three games combined. The Cowboys, meanwhile, have started to find their offensive stride, but they have also been playing better on the defensive end. It's hard to predict where this line will move, but since the game is being played in New York, weather could be an issue, which could drive this total lower.

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Packers defeat Titans 40-14; still haven't locked up one seed

by Phil Wood | Packers Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Packers defeated the Titans 40-14 on Sunday Night Football... View More

Betting Impact:

It was played up as the game of the week, but it was anything but. The Packers easily dispatched of the Titans and put themselves into a win-and-clinch position for the number one seed. The Titans' performance makes it so that they enter Week 17 without having locked up a playoff berth. With a win next week, they would win the AFC South.

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Vikings open as 6.5-point favorites over the Lions

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Vikings have opened as 6.5-point favorites over the Lions in Week 17... View More

Betting Impact:

The Lions are coming off one of the biggest blowout losses of the season, and Vegas thinks they're in trouble again this week. While there is nothing on the line for either team, Minnesota has been competing as the finish line approaches while the Lions have not. This line should clear one touchdown before long.

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Cowboys open as 2.5-point favorites over the Giants

by Phil Wood | Giants Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cowboys open as 2.5-point favorites over the Giants... View More

Betting Impact:

The Cowboys and Giants find themselves in a surprisingly meaningful game in Week 17. Despite both teams being guaranteed to finish below .500, if the Washington Football Team loses, the winner of this game will win the division. Vegas likes the Cowboys at the moment, especially since the Giants have been inept offensively of late.

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Ravens open as 11.5-point favorites in win-and-in game

by Phil Wood | Ravens Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Ravens open as 11.5-point favorites over the Bengals... View More

Betting Impact:

After relying on so many other teams all season, the Ravens are finally in control of their own destiny. With a win over the Bengals in Week 17, they will wrap up a playoff berth. Vegas likes them to get it done, as they have set them as 11.5-point favorites. Look for this line to move toward two touchdowns as the week progresses.

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Rams open as 4.5-point favorites over the Cardinals

by Phil Wood | Rams Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Rams open as 4.5-point favorites over the Cardinals... View More

Betting Impact:

The Rams and Cardinals faceoff this week in a game that will be very consequential for both teams. The Cardinals absolutely need to win in order to have a shot at the postseason. If the Bears win, things get a bit confusing, but the Rams would be in danger of missing out on the playoffs altogether. Look for this spread to move a lot, especially since neither team has been consistent for bettors this season.

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Bills and Patriots total up to 46.5

by Phil Wood | Bills Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Bills and Patriots total is up to 46.5... View More

Betting Impact:

The Bills and Patriots total is up from 45.5 to 46.5 ahead of kickoff. Buffalo needs to win this game to maintain the second seed in the AFC postseason. This movement could have something to do with the fact that Came Newton and not Jarrett Stidham is expected to get the start this weekend.

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Titans can clinch AFC South with victory Sunday night

by Phil Wood | Titans Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

With a win over the Packers on Sunday night, the Titans would clinch the AFC South... View More

Betting Impact:

The Colts blew a 24-7 lead against the Steelers, which means the Titans can now wrap up the AFC South by simply winning. Of course, that will be a lot easier said than done. The Titans will have to take down the Packers at snowy Lambeau Field. With a loss, the Titans will have clinched nothing heading into Week 17. The line has not moved.

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Packers and Titans total down to 53.5

by Phil Wood | Packers Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Packers and Titans total continues to drop ahead of kickoff... View More

Betting Impact:

The total in the Packers and Titans game continues to drop as kickoff approaches. After opening at 56, the line is now all the way down to 53.5. This game has all the makings of an over, but being that it is a night game at Lambeau Field, it seems that bettors are wary of points being scored.

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Cam Newton to start vs the Bills

by Phil Wood | Patriots Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

Cam Newton is set to start for the Patriots even though New England has been eliminated from the playoffs... View More

Betting Impact:

Rumors had been circling that Cam Newton would be replaced by Jarrett Stidham with the Patriots being eliminated from the playoffs, but word out of New England is that Newton will be starting this week. What this means for the spread and total depends entirely on how you feel about Newton's play this season. The QB has been inconsistent so far this season, but he did keep the Patriots competitive in their 24-21 loss to Buffalo earlier this season.

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Packers and Titans total down to 54.5

by Phil Wood | Titans Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Packers and Titans total is now down to 54.5... View More

Betting Impact:

The Packers and Titans total opened at 56, but it has since dropped to 54.5. Experts aren't backing the under at a high rate, and most trends are pointing toward an over, but the high total has dropped from where it opened. Look for it to move back up ahead of game time tomorrow.

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49ers upset Cardinals; total goes under

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The 49ers upset the Cardinals 20-12 on Saturday... View More

Betting Impact:

The Arizona Cardinals no longer control their own destiny. If the Bears win out, the Cardinals will be spending the playoffs sitting at home. The upset was unexpected as the 49ers were missing numerous players on the defensive end, and they had CJ Beathard starting at QB. But Jeff Wilson Jr. had a great game and set up the win for the underdogs. Arizona will need to defeat the Rams next week to have any shot at the playoffs if the Bears defeat the Jaguars as many expect they will.

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Bucs destroy Lions; clinch playoff berth

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Bucs demolished the Lions and clinched a playoff spot in the process... View More

Betting Impact:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked like a well-oiled machine on Saturday, as they wrapped up a playoff spot. Matthew Stafford went down in the first half with an injury, and the Lions looked like they gave up after that. The Bucs easily covered the 12.5 point spread, and the total went under thanks to Ryan Succop's three missed kicks and the Lions' total incomeptence on the offensive side. Week 17 will be all about seeding for Tampa Bay.

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Tom Brady throws for 348 yards and four touchdowns in one half

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

Tom Brady set franchise records with 348 yards and four touchdowns in the first half... View More

Betting Impact:

The Bucs are still in the midst of decimating the Detroit Lions, but Tom Brady's day is long over. In the first half, he threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns, both franchise records for the Bucs. Bruce Arians decided to sit Brady in the second half, as the Bucs had built a 34-0 lead.

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Experts split on total in Bills and Patriots game

by Phil Wood | Bills Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

Experts are 50/50 on the total in the Bills and Patriots game... View More

Betting Impact:

Experts are split right down the middle on the total in the Bills and Patriots game. The total is currently set at 46, up from 45.5, and experts like it exactly where it is. However, there is no consensus, which makes this a tough line to bet.

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73% of experts backing the over in Packers vs Titans game

by Phil Wood | Packers Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

73% of experts are backing the over in the Packers and Titans game... View More

Betting Impact:

Nearly three-quarters of experts are backing the over in the Packers and Titans game. Despite this, the total has actually dropped by .5. With experts backing the over, there is a good chance this line could go up as sharps jump in late.

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Cardinals now favored by 6.5 over the 49ers

by Phil Wood | Cardinals Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cardinals are now favored by 6.5 over the 49ers... View More

Betting Impact:

With just hours before kickoff, the line has swelled all the way to 6.5. All week, this line has been sitting in the middle of nowhere, but it is now close to pushing to the key number of seven. If you're on the 49ers, you can probably tease this up .5 to get the key number and it won't cost much.

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Experts split on total in Lions vs Bucs games

by Phil Wood | Lions Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

Experts are split on the total in the Lions vs Bucs game... View More

Betting Impact:

Experts are having a hard time deciding what side of the total to back in Saturday's game between the Bucs and the Lions. There is a slight edge to the under, which is receiving 52% of the action, but that is hardly enough to call it a confident bet. The line has not moved at all since opening at 54.

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70% of experts backing Bills ATS against the Patriots

by Phil Wood | Patriots Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

70% of experts are backing the Bills ATS against the Patriots... View More

Betting Impact:

A vast majority of experts are backing the Bills ATS this week against the Patriots. However, the line hasn't moved much at all, and it seems like it will continue to sit right at the key number of seven. The Patriots are coming off two of their worst performances of the season, while the Bills look they have completely hit their stride.

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Cardinals now favored by 4.5 over the 49ers

by Phil Wood | 49ers Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The Cardinals are now favored by 4.5 over the 49ers... View More

Betting Impact:

After moving in favor of the Cardinals all week, the line has finally corrected itself a bit. It settled at five for a few days, and it is now back down to 4.5. This could be due to the George Kittle news, but it is more likely that bettors just have faith in a 49ers' team that has played hard despite being undermanned.

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Ronald Jones out vs Lions

by Phil Wood | Buccaneers Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

Ronald Jones will miss his second consecutive game... View More

Betting Impact:

Ronald Jones will miss his second consecutive game due to injury. This would have been a monster matchup for Jones as the Lions are in the bottom three of rushing yards allowed this season. This has not, and likely will not, move the line at all.

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George Kittle expected to return Saturday

by Phil Wood | 49ers Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

George Kittle is expected to play this weekend against the Cardinals... View More

Betting Impact:

All signs are pointing to tight end George Kittle playing this weekend. Even though the 49ers have been eliminated from the playoffs, it is still good to see the All-Pro tight end healthy enough to get back on the field after breaking a bone in his foot. This news has not moved the line, but it certainly makes the 49ers' offense better.

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Bills and Patriots face off in a matchup of opposing styles

by Phil Wood | Bills Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

the Bills have been one of the best over teams this season, while the Patriots have been one of the worst... View More

Betting Impact:

The over is 10-4 in Bills' games this season, but they will face a challenge this week, as the under is 10-4 in Patriots' games this season. These are two of the best teams for each side of the total, so it will be a battle of which style of play works in this game. The Patriots' offense has been struggling a lot of late, while the Bills' offense has been fantastic.

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Over is 10-3-1 in Titans' games this season

by Phil Wood | Packers Correspondent |
Mon, Aug 8th 1:29pm EDT

The over has hit in 10 of the Titans' 14 games this season... View More

Betting Impact:

The over has hit in 10 of the Titans' 14 games this season, the most of any team in the league. Their offense has been unstoppable of late, but their defense has not been great at stopping teams. This week, the defense will be tasked with the chore of slowing down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense.

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