The Dallas Cowboys opened as a 4-point favorite on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks for their game at AT&T Stadium against the Houston Texans on Sunday, but heading into the weekend that line has moved to the point that Tony Romo and company are favored by 7 points.
Dallas enters Week 5 of the season at 3-1 both SU and ATS, with Houston sporting an identical mark after suffering through a disastrous 2013 campaign. The Cowboys will be looking to buck an NFL betting trend - they're just 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as home favorites.
Two other games have seen line moves of 2.5 points, including the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Bengals and Patriots at New England. The Pats opened as a 2.5-point home favorite, but that line has moved to a pick'em since Tom Brady and company got blasted by the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
As well, the Titans opened as 2.5-point home favorites against the Browns, but that line is now a pick'em at the online sportsbooks as well. Totals bettors will be noting that the OVER has gone 4-1-1 in the last six games between the Browns and the Titans.
The Steelers have moved from 5.5-point to 7-point road favorites against the lowly Jaguars, with Denver going from -7 to -9 at home against unbeaten Arizona, and San Francisco falling from -7.5 to -5.5 at home against Kansas City. Seattle opened as a 7-point favorite on the road at Washington for Monday Night Football; that line is now Seahawks -8.5.
Week 5 NFL Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 Minnesota at Green Bay (-10), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 Chicago at Carolina (-1.5) (OPEN -2.5), 1:00pm ET Cleveland at Tennessee (pick'em) (OPEN -2.5), 1:00pm ET St. Louis at Philadelphia (-7) (OPEN -7), 1:00pm ET Atlanta at NY Giants (-4) (OPEN -3.5), 1:00pm ET Tampa Bay at New Orleans (-11) (OPEN -12), 1:00pm ET Houston at Dallas (-7) (OPEN -4), 1:00pm ET Buffalo at Detroit (-7.5) (OPEN -6.5), 1:00pm ET Baltimore at Indianapolis (-3) (OPEN -3), 1:00pm ET Pittsburgh at Jacksonville (+7) (OPEN +5.5), 1:00pm ET Arizona at Denver (-9) (OPEN -7), 4:05pm ET Kansas City at San Francisco (-5.5) (OPEN -7.5), 4:25pm ET NY Jets at San Diego (-7.5) (OPEN -7), 4:25pm ET Cincinnati at New England (pick'em) (OPEN -2.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 Seattle at Washington (+8.5) (OPEN +7), 8:30pm ET
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