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NFL Week 6 Odds: Line Movement

Lines have been on the move heading into an NFL weekend with a handful of attractive matchups highlighting the Week 6 card.

It’s not often the books are rooting for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but it appears that will be the case Sunday. The Patriots opened as 3-point home favorites over the undefeated New Orleans Saints, but that line had shrunk down to -1 as of Friday. The Patriots are 1-7 against the spread versus the Saints since 1983.

The biggest line movement of the week was caused by the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback woes. The Cincinnati Bengals opened as 3-point road favorites, but after Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel was ruled out with a knee injury, the line surged to -7. Former Duke quarterback Thad Lewis will make his second career NFL start for the Bills. Buffalo has covered the spread in four of its last five games as a home underdog.

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Other notable line movements:

Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The struggling Bucs actually opened as 1-point favorites but the line has gone over the fence, with the Eagles now playing the role of favorites. Philadelphia will likely start backup Nick Foles at quarterback, with starter Mike Vick injured. Mike Glennon will get his second career start for Tampa Bay at quarterback.

Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers
The host Chargers opened as 3-point favorites in the Monday night game. But bettors have flocked to Andrew Luck and the Colts, driving the line down to a pick ‘em at most shops as of Friday. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Colts end up as the favorites, but, remember, they host the Denver Broncos next week in a game that could have postseason home-field advantage implications.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos
The game opened with the largest point spread in NFL history. The Broncos were as high as 28-point favorites to start the week, but the line has dropped back under four touchdowns at most shops.