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NFL Opening Lines: Week 16

Only two weeks are left in the regular season, and only five playoff spots remain open. Plenty of this week’s NFL odds reflect what is on the line for teams still in the hunt. Here’s a look at some of this week’s NFL opening lines.

One of the biggest games of the week is the New York Giants at New York Jets game. Not only are bragging rights in the city up for grabs, but, more importantly, both teams are trying to take a step towards securing a playoff spot. The Jets are currently a 3-point favorite at TopBet.

Two teams opened as double-digit favorites at Bovada this week as Baltimore is -13.0 at home against Cleveland and New England is -10.0 at home against Miami. Pittsburgh hosts St. Louis and Green Bay hosts Chicago in two games that don’t have lines yet but will also likely have double-digit home favorites.

Totals trended OVER for the third straight week, last week at 8-6-2. The lowest total of the week is in the St. Louis at Pittsburgh game, currently set at 37 at 5Dimes.

Underdogs held the slight edge in Week 15 with a 9-7 ATS record while road teams went 9-7 straight up.

Key matchups with Week 16 odds courtesy of BetOnline:

Broncos -2.5 at Buffalo – Denver is 7-2 SU in its last nine games, and can eliminate San Diego from playoff contention and keep its hold on the AFC West lead with a win over the Bills, who have lost seven straight.

Chargers +1.5 at Detroit – If Denver loses and San Diego wins, the Chargers could keep their playoff hopes alive with a win over Detroit. San Diego is 3-0 SU and ATS in its last three games. Detroit can clinch a playoff spot with a win at home.

Eagles +1.5 at Dallas – With a win over Philadelphia and a Giants loss to the Jets, Dallas could clinch the NFC East this week. Philadelphia of course won’t go down without a fight, as the Eagles have won two straight in blowout fashion and also blew out Dallas in their last meeting earlier this year, 34-7.

Falcons +6.5 at New Orleans – Atlanta could clinch a playoff spot with a win over New Orleans, and the Saints could stay in the hunt for a first-round bye with a win over Atlanta. New Orleans is 6-0 SU and ATS in its last six games and also 6-0 SU and ATS at home this season.

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