NFL Line Moves: Rams huge underdogs

Some weeks, bettors and bookmakers see eye to eye on most games. A few games have a minor adjustment here or there, and most of the board stays put. With four games seeing line movements of over three points, Week 6 is clearly not one of those weeks.

Here’s a look at four games with big line movements in Week 6.

St. Louis Rams @ Green Bay Packers (from -10.5 to -15.5 at 5Dimes)

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NCAAF Line Moves: LSU bigger favorite

Generally speaking, the biggest line movements on the college football card tend to come from games in non-BCS conferences. That’s what makes this week’s line movements so interesting; four games featuring BCS conference foes have had line movements of over four points.

Here’s a look at those four games which had the most severe line movements in Week 7.

BYU @ Oregon State (from +2.0 to -3.0 at Bovada)

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Spartans vs Wolverines Preview

The Michigan Wolverines will face their toughest test yet on the road this week against the in-state rival Michigan State Spartans.

Michigan State has given Michigan plenty of trouble lately, winning all three of their last three meetings both SU and ATS.

Denard Robinson racked up 454 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to top Northwestern last week despite three interceptions.

View Michigan vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

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Jets, Coyotes on NHL betting board

The Phoenix Coyotes will be the home favorites on the NHL betting lines on Saturday night when they play host to the Winnipeg Jets.

When the Jets were based out of Atlanta they struggled against Phoenix, losing four straight games - albeit by one goal each time they met. The Jets will be charged up for this contest, but expect the Coyotes' record against them to sway most bettors to wager on Phoenix at shops like 5Dimes.

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Saints consensus pick to beat Bucs

A team that lost 48-3 last week opened as just 3.5-point underdogs against the high-powered Saints?

Is this an oddsmaker error as New Orleans visits Tampa Bay on the Week 6 NFL odds menu? Maybe, as the Saints are 7-2 ATS in their past nine trips to Tampa, which got killed by the 49ers in Week 5.

The Buccaneers have been a tough dog lately, going 6-2 ATS while the OVER has been a reliable wager when the Saints are small faves of 4 or less points (14-2 past 16 times).

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Raiders Browns Odds Preview

The Raiders look to win a second straight game in the wake of owner Al Davis' death last week as they host the Cleveland Browns.

Oakland earned a tough road win at Houston on Sunday and they opened as 6-point home chalk against the rested Browns. Cleveland seems to learn from its bye week, going 4-1 ATS in the past 5 seasons after their bye. Of note, the OVER is 4-1 in those games.

But the Raiders historically have trouble with the Browns - they are 0-5 ATS in their past five meetings with only one victory.

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Ravens have never lost to Houston

Houston has never beaten the Baltimore Ravens in four career attempts and they opened as 7-point underdogs on the Week 6 NFL odds menu for their fifth attempt.

Houston suffered a home loss to the emotional Raiders (who lost owner Al Davis last Saturday) and will be without WR Andre Johnson again. The Ravens meanwhile come off a bye week, a situation where they have thrived recently (8-1 ATS in the past nine seasons following a bye week).

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Jaguars Visit Steelers as Big Dogs

Call it a surprising trend, but the Jacksonville Jaguars have been a terrific bet when they visit Pittsburgh over the years.

The Jags are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their past 6 trips to face the Steelers. And they get 14 points from oddsmakers who seem to believe the Steelers are back after their Week 5 thumping of Tennessee.

Jacksonville meanwhile has lost four in a row, sits at 1-4 ATS for the season, and is 0-5 ATS in their past five games as a dog of 9 or more points.

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Giants host Bills in NFL betting

The Giants and Bills have faced each other four times since 1996 and the home team has never won.

Oddsmakers installed host New York as a 3-point favorite against the surprising 4-1 Bills, who come in off a win over Philly. Both teams head for the bye week and both should be hungry for a victory to sustain some momentum.

The Giants look to rebound from a horrible home loss to Seattle when Charlie Whitehurst beat them up. Of concern, they are giving up almost 160 rushing yards per game over their past three games.

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Winless Rams Face Unbeaten Packers

St. Louis has been a good bet following a bye week, but their situation on the Week 6 NFL odds menu doesn't make them a good bet to win the game.

The winless Rams visit Lambeau to take on the unbeaten (5-0) Green Bay Packers. The Rams have covered four straight post-bye week games and they get a lot of points on the opening spread this week - 15.5 points at most shops tracked by OddsShark.

And it's a challenge for the Packers who are 11-3 ATS in their past 14 games as chalk to see if they can cover a huge number.

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