Robert Griffin III is currently expected to play for the Washington Redskins in their game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon, and that has the NFL betting line for that NFC East matchup on the move at the sportsbooks.
Griffin reportedly worked at full speed at Redskins practise on Wednesday afternoon, putting him on course to return from his knee injury against the Eagles this weekend. Washington beat Cleveland 38-21 in Griffin's absence last weekend.
With some uncertainty around Griffin's status the Redskins opened as 4-point road favorites on the NFL betting lines at 5Dimes against the Eagles, but with the news on his knee getting better that line has since moved to Washington -7.
The Redskins are 8-6 SU (9-5 ATS) on the season and tied with both the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC East standings. The Eagles (4-10 both SU and ATS) have been eliminated from playoff contention, and they lost 31-6 on the road in Washington as a 3.5-point underdog back on November 18.
Meanwhile, line moves of two points have been seen in the Saints/Cowboys and Chargers/Jets matchups for Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys and Jets both opened as 3-point home favorites on the NFL betting lines at 5Dimes for those contests, but now sit as just 1-point home favorites.
New Orleans is still alive in the NFC playoff race - but at 6-8 SU (7-7 ATS) they're just barely hanging in. The Jets were eliminated from postseason contention with their loss to the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football.
Finally, the key Niners/Seahawks battle on Sunday Night Football hasn't moved from its opening pick'em listing at 5Dimes over the past few days. Seattle (9-5 SU, 10-4 ATS) needs to win that home game to keep San Francisco (10-3-1 SU, 9-5 ATS) from clinching the NFC West title.
Week 16 NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)
Line Moves of 3 Points:
Sun - Washington at Philadelphia (OPENER +4) NOW +7
Line Moves of 2 Points:
Sun - New Orleans at Dallas (OPENER -3) NOW -1
Sun - San Diego at NY Jets (OPENER -3) NOW -1
Line Moves of 1.5 Points:
Sun - Indianapolis at Kansas City (OPENER +6) NOW +7.5
Sun - NY Giants at Baltimore (OPENER pick) NOW +1.5
Line Moves of 1 Point:
Sun - Tennessee at Green Bay (OPENER -13) NOW -14
Sun - Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (OPENER -4.5) NOW -3.5
Line Moves of 0.5 Points:
Sun - Minnesota at Houston (OPENER -9.5) NOW -9
Sun - Chicago at Arizona (OPENER +5) NOW +5.5
No Line Moves:
Sat - Atlanta at Detroit (OPENER +3.5) NOW +3.5
Sun - Buffalo at Miami (OPENER -4) NOW -4
Sun - St. Louis at Tampa Bay (OPENER -3) NOW -3
Sun - Oakland at Carolina (OPENER -9.5) NOW -9.5
Sun - New England at Jacksonville (OPENER +15.5) NOW +15.5
Sun - Cleveland at Denver (OPENER -14) NOW -14
Sun - San Francisco at Seattle (OPENER pick) NOW pick
Week 16 NFL Betting Props (from Bovada)
Chicago Bears - 2012 Will they make the playoffs?
Cincinnati Bengals - 2012 Will they make the playoffs?
Dallas Cowboys - 2012 Will they make the playoffs?
Minnesota Vikings - 2012 Will they make the playoffs?
New York Giants - 2012 Will they make the playoffs?
Pittsburgh Steelers - 2012 Will they make the playoffs?
Washington Redskins - 2012 Will they make the playoffs?
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