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Opening NFL Lines: Raiders Chargers

This week’s NFL action is loaded with important matchups including four rivalry games in which at least a share of first place in the division is on the line. It starts early with Thursday night’s game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers.

San Diego is a 6.5-point favorite at home at BetOnline over the Raiders. Both teams come into the game cold as Oakland has lost two straight both SU and ATS and San Diego has lost three straight SU and ATS. The Chargers are 13-3 SU and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against the Raiders, but Oakland was 2-0 SU and ATS against San Diego last year.

The only team to open as a double-digit favorite this week was the Green Bay Packers, who host the Minnesota Vikings this Monday night as a 14-point favorite at TopBet.

For the second straight week, totals betting trended UNDER at 8-6 last week. The only total on the board set at over 50 points is the New Orleans at Atlanta game, which is set at 51 at 5Dimes.

Underdogs had the slight edge in Week 9 with an 8-6 ATS record while road teams dominated with a 10-4 SU record.

Key matchups with Week 10 odds courtesy of BetOnline:

Saints -1 at Atlanta – New Orleans is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against Atlanta, and will look to hold on to their lead in the NFC South. The Saints are 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS on the road this season.

Steelers -3 at Cincinnati – At 6-2 SU and 7-1 ATS, Cincinnati has been one of the NFL’s biggest surprises this year, and could take over first place in the AFC North with a win this week. Pittsburgh is 7-2 both SU and ATS in their last nine games against the Bengals.

Giants +3.5 at San Francisco – The 49ers are 7-1 SU and 7-0-1 ATS, but they get a tough test this week against the 6-2 Giants. New York upset New England on the road last week as a 9.5-point underdog.

Patriots +1 at New York Jets – After two straight losses, New England has left the door wide open in the AFC East, and the Jets are 5-3 after winning three straight both SU and ATS. New York is 4-3 SU and ATS in their last seven games against New England.