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Thursday NFL: Raiders vs Chargers

Thursday night football returns with an AFC West clash where many of the betting trends seem to favor the Oakland Raiders at San Diego.

But the public consensus does not agree as 82% of the betting votes here at OddsShark.com's consensus data have gone to the Chargers.

Both teams come off losses and the Raiders are 0-2 since the Carson palmer trade, but they are 5-1 ATS past 6 games as an underdog and 4-0 ATS past four games vs the Chargers. San Diego was scorched for 45 points by Green Bay last week, while the Raiders were picked apart by Tim Tebow.

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Bears vs Lions Preview

Detroit LionsChicago Bears
Nov 13, 4:15 PM | Grass of Soldier Field

Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD5-3

The playoffs could be on the line for the Chicago Bears as they host the Detroit Lions on the NFL odds menu for Week 10.

After a stirring win at Philly on Monday Night as an 8-point underdog, the Bears still need to gain ground on the Lions to seek out a Wild Card spot. And they have a short week to figure it out, a factor for NFL handicappers this week.

Of note, the Lionns will be rested coming off a bye week and the UNDER is 6-1 in their past 7 seasons following a BYE. The Lions have won 6 straight road games (5-0-1 ATS) and they have also been a good bet within the NFC North, going 5-0-1 ATS past 6 within the division.

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Baltimore favored by 7.5 against Seattle on Sunday

Baltimore RavensSeattle Seahawks
Nov 13, 4:05 PM | Turf of CenturyLink Field

Baltimore Ravens vs Seattle Seahawks Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD2-6

Baltimore falls into a classic letdown spot here on the road in Week 10 odds, making the Seatle Seahawks a possible solid bet at home.

The Ravens come off a huge comeback win on the road over hated rival Pittsburgh and now travel to face the weak Seahawks. They are big favorites and this shapes up as a spot where the Ravens could let down.

As big chalk, the Ravens are just 1-6 ATS in their past 7 games as a fave of 8+ points. That includes a weak Monday Night effort where they lost in Jacksonville this season.

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Miami Dolphins vs Washington Redskins in NFL odds tilt

Washington RedskinsMiami Dolphins
Nov 13, 1:00 PM | Grass of Sun Life Stadium

Washington Redskins vs Miami Dolphins Odds

3-5TEAM RECORD1-7

Miami erased the zero in its win column last week and appears in good shape to add its second in Week 10, as they are favored at home against the tumbling Washington Redskins in NFL odds action.

However, Dolphin bettors have been burned repeatedly when backing their team at home and may be cautious of the Week 10 opening point spread here. The Dolphins are 0-7 SU and ATS in their past seven home games.

Miami has also struggled as a favorite, going 0-5 ATS in their past 5 tries as chalk. Washington meanwhile is winless in four trips to Miami since 1981, although those games from 25 years hardly impact the Week 10 NFL odds menu.

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Broncos vs Chiefs Game Preview

Denver BroncosKansas City Chiefs
Nov 13, 1:00 PM | Grass of Arrowhead Stadium

Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs Odds

3-5TEAM RECORD4-4

The Denver Broncos look for a second straight divisional upset when the visit the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10 NFL betting action.

Denver upset Oakland while the Chiefs handed Miami its first win of the season in Week 9. The Chiefs opened as 3-point home chalk in this one.

Over under bettors find some conflicting angles as these AFC West rivals prepare for battle. KC has played 6 straight unders within the divison, while the Broncos have played OVER to the tune of 10-2 in their past 12 within the AFC West.

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Jaguars visit Colts in Week 10 battle

Jacksonville JaguarsIndianapolis Colts
Nov 13, 1:00 PM | Turf of Lucas Oil Stadium

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD0-9

It might be the best chance for an Indianapolis victory in 2011 as the proud franchise stumbles winless into the second half of the season at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Colts pened as small 3-point home underdogs against a Jags team coming off its bye week. Jacksonville has trended UNDER in that situation lately, going 4-1 past 5 seasons after a BYE.

However, head to head, these teams have played mostly OVERs (6-1 past 7 meetings). This game represents the first time in three years that the Jaguars have been road favorites and they come in on a 6-game road losing skid.

Colts backers don't find much comfort in these trends - they are just 2-8 ATS in their past 10 home games and they have lost 11 straight SU as an NFL underdog.

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Browns battle Rams in Week 10 odds

St. Louis RamsCleveland Browns
Nov 13, 1:00 PM | Grass of Cleveland Browns Stadium

St. Louis Rams vs Cleveland Browns Odds

1-7TEAM RECORD3-5

Its seldom that the Browns are favored and even rarer that many of the NFL betting trends favor them, but that's the scenario in Week 10 as the hapless Rams come to town.

Cleveland has struggled, but they get a Rams team that is winless SU and ATS in its past 6 road games. St. Louis sees other trends working against them here as they are just 1-8 ATS past 9 games as an underdog. The Rams have also lost five in a row SU vs AFC North teams.

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Point spread favors Panthers in battle with Titans

Tennessee TitansCarolina Panthers
Nov 13, 1:00 PM | Grass of Bank of America Stadium

Tennessee Titans vs Carolina Panthers Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD2-6

The Tennessee Titans visit Carolina to face a rested Panthers team coming off its bye week and they are road underdogs on the opening Week 10 line.

These teams have met only three times in their history and the underdog has covered the Titans Panthers spread each time. Bettors get to see how rookie QB Cam Newton reacts with an extra week of practice and rest.

As a favorite, Carolina has trended UNDER the total, with a 9-1 mark in their past 10 games in that situation. Keep an eye on the line moves this week as tthe Chris Johnson situation continues to evole in Tennessee.

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Saints vs Falcons Game Preview

New Orleans SaintsAtlanta Falcons
Nov 13, 1:00 PM | Turf of Georgia Dome

New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons Odds

6-3TEAM RECORD5-3

The New Orleans Saints can take a solid step towads the NFC South title with a road win agaiinst the Atlanta Falcons on the Week 10 NFL odds menu.

But the Saints have struggled on the road against the spread, going just 2-8 ATS past 10 trips away from the Superdome. The Falcons have been heating up and primed to win here at home.

Despite the high-powered offenses, the trend lately in Saints divisional games has been UNDER. They are 12-2 past 14 games within the NFC South.

The game opened up at even odds, with very few head-to-head trends to consider.

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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.

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