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)
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted he was scared of the Philadelphia Eagles this week, and many bettors seem to agree that he should be as Philadelphia has received the majority of the game’s action. Philadelphia has won two straight games in blowout fashion, and beat Dallas 34-7 when the two teams met in Philadelphia earlier this season. Dallas is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight games.
Jacksonville @ Tennessee (from -9.5 to -7.5 at TopBet)
Despite the fact that Jacksonville was demolished 41-14 by the Falcons last week, bettors are still siding with the Jaguars in their matchup against Tennessee this week after the Titans handed the Indianapolis Colts their first win of the season. Bettors may also be factoring in that Jacksonville has had a longer week to rest and prepare since the Jaguars played last Thursday night, and that Chris Johnson is banged up with an ankle injury.
Oakland @ Kansas City (from -1.0 to -2.0 at [custom:bodog-link])
Kansas City was considered left for dead a few weeks ago, but beating the best team in the NFL can do wonders for your image. With Kansas City’s win over Green Bay last week, the Chiefs have earned bettors’ confidence this week at home against the Oakland Raiders. Oakland has lost three straight games and is 1-2 ATS over that stretch. Kansas City beat Oakland 28-0 in their last game this season.
Miami @ New England (from -10.5 to -9.5 at BetOnline)
New England has won six straight games (4-1-1 ATS), but some early bettors still sided with Miami at +10.5 to bring them down to +9.5 at BetOnline. Miami is 5-2 straight up in its last seven games and has covered the spread in seven of its last eight games. The Dolphins also proved they could play in the cold last week with a win in the snow over Buffalo.