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NFL Odds: Week 16 Line Moves Roundup

The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions will continue their battle for first place in the NFC North standings on different fronts this weekend, and both teams find themselves as increasing favorites on the NFL betting lines for Week 16.

The Lions opened as just 4.5-point road favorites against the Chicago Bears for Sunday, but with Chicago in disarray that line has moved to Detroit -9.5 at the sportsbooks. The Packers opened as 10-point road favorites against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with that line having moved to Green Bay -12.5 over the last few days.

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NFL Consensus Betting Picks for Week 16

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are still fighting for top spot overall in the AFC and home-field advantage in the playoffs, and the wagering public at OddsShark.com thinks they'll be able to help their cause on Monday night as we look at the NFL Consensus Picks for Week 16.

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NFL Betting Trends: Week 16 Trends List

The Dallas Cowboys are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games against teams from the AFC as they prepare to host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in one of the marquee Week 16 matchups on Sunday afternoon and we take a look at the Week 16 NFL betting trends.

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Arizona is the biggest 11-3 underdog ever

If you looked at the standings and saw Arizona at 11-3 and then looked at the Week 16 odds and saw them as 9.5-point underdogs, you’d have to wonder – has any team with such a great record been an underdog of so many points.

Spoiler alert – the answer is no.

Not since we gathered the data from 1983 to present anyway. Two other occasions an 11-3 team was a 7-point underdog, and it happened on the same day. Atlanta laid a TD in 2004 at New Orleans and the Chargers were disrespected by the sportsbooks at Indianapolis (both lost).

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NFL Week 16 OddsShark Computer Picks

The Philadelphia Eagles have fallen out of first place in the NFC East standings thanks to their current two-game SU losing streak, but the OddsShark Computer doesn't think they'll have a problem winning and covering in their Week 16 matchup in Washington on Saturday afternoon.

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NFL Opening Betting Lines: Week 16 Odds

The Seattle Seahawks trail the Arizona Cardinals by one game in the NFC West standings heading into Week 16 of the season, and they'll get a chance to close that division gap on Sunday Night Football as 7.5-point road favorites on the opening betting lines at the sportsbooks.

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Oakland Raiders Open as Week 16 Betting Underdogs vs Bills

The 8-6 Buffalo Bills are 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS in their last four, but are winless in their last two on the road. The Bills have surrendered an average of less than 15 points per game in their last six, with the total playing UNDER in all six. Buffalo's defense has also held opposing passers to 175 or fewer yards in three of their last five.

The 2-12 Oakland Raiders are 2-0 SU and ATS in their last two home games, winning outright as heavy underdogs. The Raiders are 4-3 ATS in their last seven, but have averaged just 15.6 points per game in their last six outings. Despite their inconsistent offensive performance, the total has finished OVER in five of Oakland's last seven games.

Oakland battles the Buffalo Bills, currently with a 8-6 mark (8-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 8-6 for the Raiders and 2-12 for the Bills.

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Giants visit St. Louis Rams in Week 16 NFL Betting Clash

The 5-9 New York Giants are gunning for a third straight win, SU and ATS, after losing seven straight, 1-6 ATS. The Giants are 2-5 SU on the road this season, 3-4 ATS, and are a dismal 1-5 ATS as underdogs. New York is 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five against the Rams, but just 2-5 SU in their last seven visits to St. Louis.

The 6-8 Rams allowed four field goals in a 12-6 loss to Arizona last week, but have not surrendered a touchdown in over three games, including back-to-back shutout victories over Oakland and Washington. St. Louis is a strong 3-2 SU in their last five, 4-1 ATS, and are 2-1 SU and ATS in their last three as favorites.

The St. Louis Rams sport a record of 6-8 and 7-7 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the New York Giants sit at 5-9 and 6-8 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 7-7 for the Rams and 8-6 for the Giants.

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NFL Betting Preview and Pick - Cleveland Browns Underdogs vs Panthers at Carolina

The 5-8-1 Carolina Panthers have won two straight SU, ending a seven-game SU winless streak to get back into the NFC South division race. The Panthers have scored more than 21 points just once in their last eight. However, the total has finished OVER in eight of their last 12 games.

Since briefly grasping top spot in the AFC North, the 7-7 Cleveland Browns have lost four of five SU, severely damaging their playoff chances. The Browns have alternated between ATS wins and losses for the past 10 weeks, but are 3-1 ATS in their last four as underdogs. The total finished UNDER in nine of the Browns' last 10, with the point total finishing under 40 in seven of their last nine.

The Carolina Panthers currently sport a record of 5-8-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-7 ATS. The Cleveland Browns are 7-7 and 7-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Carolina Panthers post a 8-6 over under record this season, while the Cleveland Browns have gone 5-9 against the number.

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NFL Betting Preview and Pick - Chicago Bears Underdogs vs Lions at Chicago

The Detroit Lions are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Chicago Bears as they look to strengthen their chances of winning the NFC North division title on Sunday afternoon as road betting favorites on the gridiron at Soldier Field.

The Lions topped the Bears 34-17 as a 7-point home favorite in their first meeting of the season on November 27 in an OVER result for totals bettors. Detroit and Green Bay are tied atop the NFC North standings at 10-4 SU on the season, with the Lions holding the tiebreaker in that division race.

The Chicago Bears sport a record of 5-9 and 5-9 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Detroit Lions sit at 10-4 and 7-7 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 8-6 for the Bears and 4-10 for the Lions.

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