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NFL Line Moves: Week 16 Odds

Only four games this week had NFL line movements of one full point or more as most games had lines that either stayed steady or only moved a half of a point. With only two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, bettors and bookmakers seem to see eye to eye on most games down the stretch.

Here’s a look at the exceptions to that rule in the biggest NFL line movements of Week 16.

Philadelphia @ Dallas (from -3.0 to -1.0 at 5Dimes)

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Colts vs Texans Thursday Pick

The Houston Texans lost predictably in Week 15 and may be in line to do it again when they visit the Indianapolis Colts.

After clinching in Week 14, Houston lost at home to Carolina and this week visit the Colts, who come off a big win that broke their imperfect season. Logic dictates the Colts will have more motivation here, while the Texans nurse injuries.

Houston has never won at Indy, going 0-9 SU in their franchise history - but they are 8-2 ATS in their past 10 games as a favorite and they opened at -6 at most online sportsbooks.

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Eagles vs. Cowboys betting

The Eagles remain in the playoff hunt despite starting the year 4-8 and can put huge pressure on Dallas with a Week 16 win visiting the Cowboys.

Dallas opened as small 1-point home chalk and a loss would imperil the Cowboys' NFC East title. If the Eagles win here and next week against the Redskins, while Dallas loses its finale against the Giants, the Eagles would be 8-8 champions because of a better division record.

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Week 16 NFL Picks

Week 15 ended with a 9-7 ATS run for the Odds Shark NFL picks engine and it was 11-5 picking totals.

Heading into Week 16, the computer is picking a bunch of underdogs, so check out the picks and check out the latest lines to find the best wagering value.

Handicappers at Odds Shark don't like the computer's first pick for Thursday, where it has the visiting Texans easily covering the spread. We expect a tough fight from the Colts and a half-hearted effort (along with no Andre Johnson).

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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.

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NFL Injuries: Quarterbacks Down

Down to the final two weeks of the season, many NFL teams still fighting for a playoff spot or playoff positioning must overcome injuries down the stretch. Here is the NFL injury report heading into Week 16.

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Dolphins vs Patriots: Week 16 odds

Miami won its debut under interim coach Todd Bowles but faces a daunting road challenge at Foxboro where they meet the powerful Patriots on the Week 16 NFL betting menu.

OVER bettors immediately grabbed the opening total here as the Pats continue to score in bunches and continue to allow big plays on defense. The Dolphins are actually 5-2 ATS in their past 7 trips here to face their AFC East nemesis and they are 4-0 ATS past 4 road games overall.

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Seahawks host 49ers in Week 16 action

San Francisco 49ersSeattle Seahawks
Dec 24, 4:15 PM | Turf of CenturyLink Field

San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks Odds

11-3TEAM RECORD7-7

Nobody wants to play the improving Seattle Seahawks, who will try to score a rushing TD against a 49ers defense that has not allowed one in 14 games fo far this season.

Watch for the opening number in this one and remember that the 49ers may rest players and also play on a short week after beating Pittsburgh in the Monday Nighter. San Francisco has lost 2 straight on the road, while Seattle is 7-2 ATS in 9 recent home games.

Of note, 11 of 13 Seattle home games have played OVER the total. Expect Seattle to open as NFL dogs, a role they have relished with an 8-1-1 ATS run in 10 recent games.

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Lions battle Chargers in Week 16 odds

San Diego ChargersDetroit Lions
Dec 24, 4:05 PM | Turf of Ford Field

San Diego Chargers vs Detroit Lions Odds

7-7TEAM RECORD9-5

The San Diego Chargers have faced Detroit six times in the past 30 years and never lost, but it's the Lions who are favored on the Week 16 NFL odds menu at most online sportsbooks.

The Chargers are making their perennial second-half push where they are 18-2 SU in their past 20 December games dating back to 2007, but they may have left it too late. They have been OVER machines on the road lately with an 8-1-1 mark in 10 games away from San Diego.

Detroit meanwhile is just 1-4 ATS at home in their past 5 after a stunning run of ATS victories at Ford Field.

The Lions are 11-2 SU in 13 games as a favorite.

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Vikings visit Redskins in Week 16 NFL clash

Minnesota VikingsWashington Redskins
Dec 24, 1:00 PM | Grass of FedExField

Minnesota Vikings vs Washington Redskins Odds

2-12TEAM RECORD5-9

The road team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins but the host Skins seem better equipped to win here in Week 16.

Washington upset the Giants last week and appear primed to finish strong in 2011, while the Vikes seem ready to mail in the season sitting at 2-12.

That sentiment is reflected in the Week 16 point spread where the Vikings are 7-point road underdogs. Minny has also won just 3 of its past 19 road games.

The Vikings have also won just twice in their past 19 games as an underdog.

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