There’s a bevy of Week 14 NFL spreads teetering around key betting numbers as we head into a weekend full of playoff implications.
The Carolina Panthers received early support from bettors, chopping down an Sportsbook line that had the host New Orleans Saints favored by as many as 4.5 points.
The point spread was down to as low as Saints -3 late in the week.
Cam Newton and the Panthers roll into New Orleans on an eight-game winning streak. Carolina has covered the spread in 11 of their last 12 games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers are one of the only teams to have success in the Superdome, as New Orleans is 21-8-1 against the spread in its last 30 home games.
The Saints vs. Panthers NFC South showdown is one of nine games this weekend with a point spread hovering around 3 points.
The Kansas City Chiefs are growing 3-point road favorites over the Washington Redskins. The Chiefs opened as 2.5-point favorites, but bettors believe Andy Reid’s team is poised to rebound from last week’s crushing home loss to the Denver Broncos. They forced the books to bump the line up to a full field goal, and the line is still growing. Sportsbook and Sportsbook each had the Chiefs -3 (-120) as of Friday afternoon. It wouldn’t be surprising to see this line creep up to KC -3.5 closer to kickoff.
The New York Jets opened as 3.5-point favorites over the visiting Oakland Raiders, but that line has dropped down to Jets -2.5 at several shops, with varying juice. The Raiders have covered the spread in six of their last seven road games.
Some other notable Week 14 NFL lines hovering around the key number of minus-3 . . .
The Pittsburgh Steelers went from 4-point to 3-point home favorites over the Miami Dolphins.
The Philadelphia Eagles opened as 2-point favorites, but were closing in on 3 in their big home game against the Detroit Lions.
The San Diego Chargers are 3.5-point favorites over the visiting New York Giants at a couple of shops.
Tampa Bay is around a 2.5-point favorite over the visiting Buffalo Bills.