NFL Week 16 Early Advanced Lines: Patriots open as 3-point favorites at Jets

John Morgan
December 21, 2015 at 11:48 am ET

On Thursday, prior to the start of any Week 15 games, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook published early ‘look ahead’ odds for the following week’s NFL action. The line originator installed the New England Patriots as three-point road favorites over the New York Jets in what will be  the 114th meeting of these two bitter rivals from the AFL. Since the finish of Sunday’s NFL games 14 other venues have followed suit and list the Pats as three-point favorites, while four are placing New England at minus 3½ points.

The Patriots lead the all-time series 59-53-1 and have won eight of the last nine contests, including a tough 30-23 Week 7 victory. The game kicks off at 1:00 pm eastern time and will be televised on CBS. The Patriots clinched a much needed first round bye Sunday, and can wrap up the number one seed and home field throughout the playoffs with either a victory over the Jets or a Bengals loss to Denver next week. The Jets saw their playoff chances dim when Pittsburgh rallied to beat Denver; if Gang Green loses and the Chiefs, Steelers and Broncos all win then the Jets will be eliminated from the post-season.

Elsewhere, if there was any doubt that the NFC East is a dumpster fire burning out of control, consider this. Last week all four NFCE teams were underdogs – at home! This week the woeful division does have one team listed as a favorite – but that’s only because Washington is playing at Philadelphia.

NFL Week 16 Odds

4-10 San Diego Chargers at 6-8 Oakland Raiders
Thursday Dec 24 at 8:25 pm ET on NFLN
Raiders opened as 6½ point favorites on 12/17
On Sunday Oakland was favored by 6; as of Monday down to 5½
Point total has increased from 45 to 47

7-7 Washington Redskins at 6-8 Philadelphia Eagles
Saturday Dec 26 at 8:25 pm ET on NFLN
Eagles opened as a 4-point favorite on 12/17
On Monday the line dropped to Eagles -3½
Over/under has dropped from 47½ to 47

5-9 Chicago Bears at 6-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX
Bucs opened as 3-point favorites on 12/17
On Sunday it was down to 2½, but back up to 3 on Monday
Over/under has moved up from 44½ to 46

14-0 Carolina Panthers at 7-7 Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX
Panthers listed as 6½-point favorites on 12/17
Still at 6½ on Sunday, but up to 7-points on Monday
Point total has shifted from 46 to 47½

4-10 Dallas Cowboys at 6-8 Buffalo Bills
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX
Bills opened as 5½-point favorites on 12/17
Still at 5½ on Sunday; inched up to 6-points on Monday
Over/under was 43 and now at 43½

4-10 San Francisco 49ers at 4-9 Detroit Lions
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX
Lions opened as 7-point favorites on 12/17
Odds increased to 8½-point Sunday, where it still remains
Over/under steady at 40½

3-11 Cleveland Browns at 9-5 Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS
On 12/17 KC opened with the second largest spread of the week, 11½ points
Line moved up another point to 12½ on Sunday, where it still stands

6-8 Indianapolis Colts at 5-9 Miami Dolphins
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET
Game cross-flexed from CBS to FOX
Still no betting line due to uncertainty of Andrew Luck possibly playing

12-2 New England Patriots at 9-5 New York Jets
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS
Patriots opened as 3-point favorites on 12/17
15 out of 19 venues surveyed still list the Pats as 3-point favorites
Four sites have the Jets as 3½-point home dogs
Over/under has inched up from 45½ to 46

7-7 Houston Texans at 3-11 Tennessee Titans
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS
Still no line based on uncertainty of both team’s starting quarterbacks

9-5 Pittsburgh Steelers at 4-10 Baltimore Ravens
Game booted out from prime time to early kickoff due to the hot mess that
John Harbaugh has with his team in Baltimore
Sunday Dec 27 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS
No look-ahead line published on 12/17
Opened on Sunday with Steelers favored by 9½-points
As of Monday most venues were at Pittsburgh minus-10, with some as high as 11 points
Over/under has dropped from 48½ to 47½

5-9 Jacksonville Jaguars at 5-8 New Orleans Saints
Game time moved back from early kickoff to late start
Sunday Dec 27 at 4:05 pm ET on CBS
Saints opened as 3½-point favorites 12/17
Line has remained steady since then
Point total has also been constant at 51½

10-4 Green Bay Packers at 12-2 Arizona Cardinals
Sunday Dec 27 at 4:25 pm ET on FOX
Cardinals opened as 4½-point favorites on 12/17
On Sunday the Pack was listed as 4-point favorites, where most places still have them
Most have the over/under at 49, with some as high as 50

6-8 St. Louis Rams at 9-5 Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Dec 27 at 4:25 pm ET on FOX
On 12/17 the Seahawks opened with largest spread of the week, at 14 points
Line was still 14 on Sunday but has dipped to 13½ as of Monday
Over/under has inched up from 40½ to 41, with some venues as high as 41½

6-8 New York Giants at 9-5 Minnesota Vikings
Game flexed from 1:00 kickoff to Sunday Night Football
Sunday Dec 27 at 8:30 pm ET on NBC
Vikings opened as 3-point favorites on 12/17
On Sunday the line moved up to 4, where it remains as of Monday
Over/under has dropped from 45 to 44½

11-3 Cincinnati Bengals at 10-4 Denver Broncos
Monday Dec 28 at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN
Broncos opened as 4-point favorites on 12/17
Line dropped to 3½ on Sunday, where it still remains

 



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